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VOL. 13. 30. 25. PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1894. $1.00 , SffiSyfftSt.
FOUND THEM GUILTY.
So Ended the Trial of Oswald Schu
bert and Ed. Robinson.
THAT MISSING P0CXETB00K.
fat Dore'i Lost Treasure I I nriirtlied Ht
the City Hotel by Landlord lioos
InciuKtrlal. Haviug Tough
Ituuktil For the Iowa 1'eniluiitiajy .
As stated in these columns last
week, the trial of Oswald Schubert and
lid. Robinson was held in tlie Mills
county, la., district court Wednesday
at Ulenwood, and the jury found
them guilty of burglary which fixes
their punishment at a term of im
prisonment in the Iowa penitentiary.
The boys both have their homes in
riattsmouth. Their crime consisted
in breaking into a B. & M. box-car
while coming from Pacific Junction to
this city one night some five mouths
ago on a freight train. When the train
stopped in the local yards the boys
Jugged off a lot of wet goods from the
car and indulged in a drunk. They
were arrested and tried here at the
March term of court for burglary, but
as the state was unable to prove that
the crime was committed on Nebraska
soil they escaped with a thirty days'
sentence for petit larceny for the steal
ing. When their sentence had expired,
'the Mills county authorities again
caused their arrest, and after an effort
to secure their liberty by the institu
tion of habeas corpus proceedings had
failed, they were taken over to Glen
wood. r'ouud lat Dore'a Pocketbook.
Hans Goos, of the City hotel, List
Thursday found Pat Dore's pocketbook
w hich was lost some five weeks ago.
The pocketbook was found in one of
the rooms at the hotel in a bedstead,
between the spring mattress and the
headboard. Pat had evidently placed
it under his pillow on retiring and it
had slipped down to the place where it
was found. The pocketbook contained
a number of school warrants of the
aggregate value of nearly five hundred
dollars, which are the property of a
Lincoln man named Morrissey. The
latter had Dore arrested in Lincoln
last week on a charge of embezzlement,
but they found that Pat had an eighty
dollar interest in the warrants, and he
was discharged. The finding of the
pocketbook is additional evidence that
Dore was not guilty of any criminal
intention in connection with the dis
appearance of the warrants.
I nil ii trial. Having Tough Luck.
The members of the industrial army
who started from Denver down the
south fork of the Platte river are
having a rather haid time of it, the
high water having caused the capsizing
of several boats and with the same the
drowning of many men. Thursday
night they landed at Brighton, a small
station on the U. P. fifty miles east of
Denver, and reported the drowning of
fully twenty men. It is impossible to
give the names of those lost, as they
were all known by nicknames and the
living were too much excited with
their adventures to tell even their
nicknames. If the men hold together
Plattsmouth people will have a chance
to see the party when they reach the
Platte's mouth just above town.
Itaniher Cane Decided.
Lawyer Matt Gering has received
word from Salt Lake City, Utah, to
the effect that the supreme court of
that territory has affirmed the decision
in the suit of Daniher vs. the A.O. U.
V.,in which the lower court decided
in favor of Daniher. The judgment
is for $2,000, the full amount sued for
and interest for over two years.
Daniher, the plaintiff, resides in this
city, and the suit arose over the non
payment by the A. O. U. W. of Utah
on a policy made payable to the plain
tiff by his deceased son. Mr. Gering
appeared for the plaintiff during the
entire litigation, and he feels justly
elated over his victory.
Mi.s Helen Gould Tm Here.
A special train passed through town
Thursday at about eleven o'clock
going north, over the Missouri Pacific
road. It was composed of three cars,
a diner, sleeper and day coach, and
had on board General Manager
Doddridge, Superintendent C. M.
Rathbun, who acted as an escort for
Miss Helen Gould and her brother,
Frank, with their servants. The
party went to Omaha and from there
Miss Gould and her brother will go to
Chicago over the Chicago & North
western. A Narrow Knrae From Drowning.
Myron Elson. the young son of
Clothier Benjamin Elson, had a very
narrow escape from death by drowning
Tuesday afternoon. In company with
a dozen or more boys young Elson went
in swimming in the lake or pond just
north of the water works settling
basins. This pond is a favorite swini
miug resort for the boys, and is a good
place to enjoy a bath, having no cur
rent and a smooth, sandy bottom. The
raise in the river has backed up the
water into this pond, and in places it
is now ten feet deep. Young Elson
was paddling around in the water
when he came to a deep hole and went
down out of sight. When he arose to
the surface he called out for help, but
before any of the boys could reach him
he went down again. The sight of
one of their companions drowning ap
peared to unnerve the boys who were
in the water, and none of them went
to his assistance. Wallace Thrasher
wasstanding on the bank, and noticing
that Elson was in need of assistance,
he plunged into the water, without
waiting to remove his clothing, and
swam out and took hold of the drown
ing boy. Then commenced a struggle.
Young Thrasher was weighted down
by h'S wet clothing, and the drown
ing boy bad clutched him tightly
around the neck with a grip that he
could not loosen. He struck out man
fully for the shore, which he reached
by the assistance of some of the other
boys. Young Elson had swallowed
considerable water, but soon recovered
sufficiently to return home, and is none
the worse for his narrow escape from
death by drowning.
Young Thrasher was seen by a re
porter Tuesday, and his clothing was
yet damp from being in the water.
With true boyish modesty he refused
to talk concerning the affair, and told
the reporter to see some of the other
boys and get the particulars. What
makes his brave act all the more heroic
is the fact that he is so unfortunate
as to possess only one hand.
The browning of M. I. Andrews.
Monday evening's South Omaha
Tribune says: "The Cudahy boys are
today mourning the death of one of
the most popular members of the office
force, M. L. Andrews, the auditor.
Yesterday he, Wm. Kuff , II. Howe and
Wm. Clements rode their bicycles to
Plattsmouth for a day's outing. In the
afternoon it was so pleasant that they
decided to swim awhile in the Platte
river. They enjoyed themselves for
about an hour, when his companions
began to come out, leaving Andrews
with his hand on the limb of a tree,
apparently resting in the water.
When they had finished dressing they
again looked toward the place where
they last saw him, but he had wholly
disappeared. With fear they began a
rapid and exhaustive search, but it
was of no avail. Neighbors were
then informed of the catastrophe, and
another search was begun."
K(V. Nugent. Lectures.
Louisville, Neb., June 6,1894.
Just now the talk at Louisville is con
cerning the course of lectures being
delivered by Rev. Father Nugent, of
the College Hill Catholic church. The
large hall belonging to Dr. Hasemeier
is nightly crowded to suffocation.
Father Nugent is a tine speaker, and
is highly respected by all, Protestants
as well as Catholics- Mesdames Shry
ock, Agnew and Lord and Miss Minnie
Sharp constitute the choir. These
ladies are all fine singers and musi
cians, of which Louisville should feel
proud. The last lecture of the course
will be delivered on Saturday night,
on "Citizenship." and will be interest
ing enough to draw a large crowd here,
as the Methodist minister of Louis
ville charges the Catholics with dis
loyalty to the United States. C. S.
Mr.. Rudiger OIitcbarKed .
The jury in the state against Mrs.
Eloise Rudiger, charging her with the
murder of "Baron" Henry Reiser at
South Omaha last October, came to
an agreement at Omaha Monday af
ternoon at 2:30. As soon as word was
received that the jury had gotten
together, between 200 and 300 persons
filed into the court room to hear the
result. Mrs. Rudiger was notably
nervous and eyed each member of the
jury closely as he filed into the box.
On being asked its verdict the foreman
arose and said, "not guilty." This
ends a case in which a jury disagreed
at a former trial and which has caused
the incarceration of Mrs. Rudiger
since October, 1893.
See Brown and save money this year
on your wall paper, paints and oils.
DEATH BY DROWNING
M. L Andrews of Omaha is Drowned
While Bathing in the Platte.
ELMWOOD DEPOT BURGLARIZED.
The Thief Captured and Brought Here
For Trial Kody of 31. L. Audrew.
Found lit the 1'latte Kiver
DruHiied In the 1'latte.
Sunday morning three young men
named M. L. Andrews, Wm. ltull
and II . Howell rode down from Omaha
on their bicycles and took dinner at
the Riley. During the afternoon they
started to return home, and when the
Platte river was reached they dis
mounted from their wheels and went
in swimming a short distance below the
railroad bridge. The river is very high
just now, and at that point is very
swift and dangerous, being one of the
worst places around here for bathiug
purposes. Andrews could not swim
and got out into the deep water and
current and went down. He called to
his companions for help and they made
an effort to rescue him. He was
caught hold of but the one who reached
him was unable to retain his hold un
til the shore was reached, and Andrews
sank out of sight for the last time.
Ruff and Howell went on to Omaha
and reported the sad affair, and re
turned with a searching party, who
dragged the river for the purpose of
recovering the body, but without suc
cess. Andrews was a young man who had
just reached his majority, and was an
employe at Cudahy's packing house at
AI. 1". Depot at 1C I in wood Uurglarlied.
The Missouri Pacific aepot at Elm
wood was broken into by burglars the
other night. An entrance was affected
by cutting out a pane of glass in the
north window. All of the express
matter and some of the freight was
opened up, but nothing of value taken.
Charles Krof t, the station agent, is the
greatest loser, as his trunk was opened
and his watch and an $S revolver
taken. There is no clue to the perpe
trators. This is the second M. P. depot
in this county which has been bur
glarized of late, the depot at Louis
ville having been entered last week.
Latku Detective Deloug, who is in
the employ of the M. P., captured the
thief at Elmwood Tuesday. His
name is Jas. May and he had the
watch and some of the remaining
stolen property in his possession when
arrested. Delong brought the man to
this city and his preliminary was
set for four o'clock this afternoon be
fore Justice Archer, County Attorney
Travis being booked to conduct the
Kerovered the Body.
Report reached the city last even
ing that a searching party from Om
aha had recovered the body of M. L.
Andrews, the young man who was
drowned on Sunday. The report was
that the body was found about two
miles down the river from the railroad
bridge, which would be in the vicinity
of "swallow hill."
l.iJC Koad ltace For the Fourth.
The committee on Fourth of July
amusements concluded Tuesday to
dispense with a balloon ascension and
instead will use the $150 which was
set aside for the ascension in buying
prizes for a handicap bicycle road race,
the distance to be eight miles twice
around the fair grounds "horn." The
race will be open to the world, and the
prizes will be rich enough to attract
dozens of riders and hundreds of spec
tators from all over the state. A
bicycle race of such a magnitude will
occasion more interest and draw more
people several times over than a bal
loon ascension, and the amusement
committee is to be congratulated in
ordering the change.
His Seventieth Anniversary.
Tuesday was the seventieth birth
day anniversary of Jacob Vallery,jr.,
and in the evening a party of his gen
tleman friends assembled at his com
fortable home on West Elm street to
properly celebrate the event. High
live was the order of the evening, and
before adjournment the guests partook
of a sumptuous repast that had been
prepared by Mrs. Vallery.
Blind Boone, the musical prodigy,
will be at the Methodist church on
Monday evening, June 18th. Admis
sion 25c, children 15c.
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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DO NOT BUY ONE DOLLAR'S WORTH OF
Clothing, Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots or Shoes
Until you have seen this great Sacrifice Sale.
ELSON, THE CASH CLOTHIER, PLATTSMOUTH.
A Supreme Court Decision.
Oliver, administrator, vs. Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy Railway com
pany. Error from Cass county. Af
firmed. Opinion by Commissioner
Inadequacy of the damages found by
the jury cannot be considered in this
court when not assigned as error in
the petition in error upon which a re
view is sought.
Dr. Marshall All work warranted.
Killed IIU Wife and Then Suicided.
Lars Christianson, a well-to-do far
mer living six miles south and two
miles west from Iloldrege, shot his
wife twice Tuesday afternoon and
then turned the revolver on himself and
pulled the trigger. lie died almost in
stantly. The woman was living at last
reports. Domestic troubles seemed to
be the cause of the deed.
Found The finest soda water in
the city at Gering & Co's.
A romantic love affair was ended in
marriage last Friday. The parties
had never seen each other until that
day, the lady. Miss Maggie Bastian,
arriving at Elmwood on the early
train to meet her lover, Mr. M. Deitz.
But a few hours elapsed before they
were clear gone on one another and
decided to marry as quick as possible.
They passed through here at 10 a. m.
on their way to Plattsmouth to inter
view Judge Ramsey on the subject.
That the union will be a happy one
their friends sincerely hope. Mr.
Deitz is reported to be worth $20,000.
Weeping Water Eagle.
A delicate odor in perfume "Lilac
Spray." Sold only by Gering & Co.
Dr. Marshall Teeth without plates.
ed Letter Dav
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.
Anent the Maud Rubel mystery at
Omaha, Chief Seavey places no con
fidence in Sam Payne's story of hav
ing worked on a dining car running
out of Plattsmouth, as he too much
resembled a tramp to get a position of
that kind, and could not have been a
cook, as he waa wholly unused to the
work, having always been a porter.
Stealing his way on a freight train
would be more in his line, according to
the chief's version.
All legal business given prompt at
tention, D. O. Dwyer, attorney, Plattsmouth.
Is the Careful
John "W. Wehn of Wilber, Neb., was
appointed to the receivership of the
Alliance land office by the president
Tuesday. Wehn had the endorse
ment and backing of Tobias Castor,
but it is understood that his appoint
ment was more due to the fact that
Maher, Wean's principal opponent,
was charged with paying money for a
certain Kearney man's influence, than
to Castor's pull.
1,000 cords of wood for Bale. De
livered in car-loads only. Also bur
oak posts. Address L. E. Williams,
Glenwood, Iowa. . d&w-tf.
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