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"BE JUST AND FEAR NOT."
VOL. 13, m. 27. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1894. $1.00 iF?ffiiKftSf.
Plattsmouth Merchants Will Turn
Out With Floats On the Fourth.
THjJ COLORED "PICXNICKERS."
An Orderly Crowd and a FT1 (iood
Time On Tap Throughout the Day
Auother Small Fox Victim
Other New, Note.
The InduMtrial Parade.
Plattsmouth's Fourth of July cele
bration will contain many interesting
features, but from tbe present outlook,
none will attract more attention ttian
tbe mercbantB industrial parade. This
one feature will be a hummer and no
mistake. Tbe merchants have seem
ingly entered iuto tbe movement
with the right spirit and visitors
in Plattsmouth on the Fourth will be
treated to a trade's display the like of
which has not been seen in this city
for years. Already the following
merchants have volunteered to pre
pare floats and participate in tbe
Iovey & Sou, dry goods.
City Steam .Laundry.
Meisinger & Lohmann, implements.
' F. M. liicbey, lumber.
W.G. Keefer, meat market.
F. McC'ourt, groceries.
Anthony Marble Works.
llerold & Son, dry goods.
K. Sherwood, boots and shoes.
Wm. Schmidtmann, harness.
New YorJ- bakery.
Jos. Fetzer, boots and shoes.
A. H. Weckbach, groceries.
Joe Klein, clothing.
W. A. Boeck, boots and shoes.
Phil Sauter, harness.
Swift & Co., packers.
Ilatt & Otto, meat market.
Bennett & Tutt, groceries.
Patterson & Kuntzmann, meat
J. C. Cummins & Son, lumber.
The Colored Picnic.
The colored people of Omaba came
down Friday morning on B. & M. No.
4 to the number of fully 200 and
were enjoying themselves during the
day in a picnic in the Smith
grove near the standpipe in a
truly royal fashion. One fact in
connection with the affair is that
a more orderly crowd of visitors has
never beeu in Plattsmouth, and the
conduct of the crowd is certainly in
marked contrast to other picnickers
w ho Lave visited our city in time past.
Another Small Pox Victim.
Chas. B. Ault, of Bethlehem, who
was taken sick with small pox last
week, died Friday morning. Deceased
bad been a resident of Bethelhem for
more than twenty years, and lived
near the east approach to the big rail
road bridge. He was an old soldier,
and while in the army had an attack
of varaloid. When the small pux
epidemic reached the bottoms Mr.
Ault assisted in burying two of the
victims of the dread disease, and thus
"contracted the disease which resulted
id his death. The health authorities
engaged him to assist in the work of
burial believing him to have had tbe
htnall pox once, and would therefore
not be subject to the disease a second
Union Will Have a Saloon.
The" village of Union is to have a li
cenced iiloon, the village boaid hav
ing voted Wednesday night to grant a
license for a consideration of $1,000.
The saloon will be in operation July 1.
No remonstrance was filed against the
granting of the license, and most of
the church people of that town are
said to regard a saloon as putting the
liquor traffic in that town in better
shape than heretofore. Thos. Ileathly
of Denver is the man to whom the li-
v cense was granted.
lioganiie Are Coming:.
The Iloganites, the Montana con
tingent of the coromonwealers who are
now trawling down the Missouri in
flat boats, reached Yankton yester
day morning. They sailed from
Chamberlain early Monday morning,
after receiviug rations sufficient to feed
the 244 men two days. They were
given rations at Yankton and sent on
their way rejoicing. Just at present
the current in the M issoiiri is running
rather swift, and, barring delays, the
men ought to pae Plattsmouth in,ten
days at the most.
We can suit all in hammocks. More
Xhan fifteen different styles and prices,
Denilxe of W. L. Wells.
The sad news of the death of W. L.
Wells at his home in South Bend was
telephoned to this city Sunday evening
and occasioned universal regret among
bis many acquaintances. His demise
was the result of an attack of brain
fever and his illness was of only ten
Mr. Wells was a brother of Mrs.
Henry J. Streight of this city. He was
one of Cass county's earliest settlers,
and when the civil war came on he
carried a musket in Co. A of the First
Nebraska, which was organized in this
city. His death leaves only six vet
erans of that company now residing in
the county. He returned to Platts
mouth at the close of the war. He was
admitted to the Cass county bar on
December 20, 1S72, and on February 1,
1875, was appointed deputy by County
Clerk Dan McKinnon. lie was re
appointed deputy clerk on February 1,
1S75, November 29, 1S75, and on No
vember 28, 1876, by County Clerk Cal
vin Moore. Iu those days the offices
of county clerk and clerk of the dis
trict court were held by one person,
and after the act of the legislature
creating two offices Mr. Wells was ap
pointed clerk of the district court, be
ing the first to fill that office in Cass
county. After retiring from office he
was employed by tbe government in
making western surveys, and subse
quently settled at South Bend. Mr.
Wells was an excellent citizen and bis
demise will be keenly felt among his
almost countless acquaintances in this
The funeral of XV. L. Wells was held
at noon Tuesday from the Episcopal
church. Deceased was a member of
the Knights of Pythias, G. A. It. and
Odd Fellows societies, and a long cor
tege of members of these orders and
friends and citizens followed the re
mains to Oak Hill.
A robbery was committed out at
Oreapolis station Sunday evening,
and owing to the fact that the affair
occurred in broad daylight it was cer
tainly a bold transaction. Aside from
the signal station, the town contains
only one house, and in the latter the
switch-tender and bis wife make their
abode. Last Sunday the woman was
absent for a short time and a pair of
bums took advantage of ber depar
ture to ransack the ' bouse. Their
booty consisted of two rings and some
clothing the whole valued at about
$10. When the woman returned
the bums had made good their es
cape. They were Keen a short after
by a railroad employe, who
described one as being tall and slender
and the other as short and one-armed.
Monday afternoon the local authori
ties learned that the men were seen in
hiding among the hills north of town,
and Deputy Sheriff Hyers and Officer
Kildow went out that way to prosecute
Binhop Wins the Second Kound.
' The last suit against Father Corbett
by Bishop Bonacum came up Friday
at Nebraska City before County Judge
Eaton, being the ejectment case where
in the bishop seeks to gain possession
of the Palmyra parsonage now occu
pied by Corbett. In opening, Corbett's
attorney stated that under the statute
such cases should be tried within
ninety days of answer day; that the
case had been postponed from time to
time and that June 14 was the last
day upon which tbe case could be
heard. The action, he said, would
have to be commenced over from the
beginning. Judge Eaton overruled
the motion and decided in favor of the
bishop. Exceptions were taken by the
defendant and the case will go to the
district court. Father Corbett in the
meantime giving bond for rent of tbe
parsonage. This will further put off
the settlement of this difficulty for five
Masonic Grand Officer.
The following were elected grand
officers of the grand lodge of Free
Masons at Omaha last week. John
A. Erhardt of Stanton, grand master;
Henry II. Wilson of Lincoln, deputy
grand master; C. J. Phelps of Schuyler,
grand senior warden; J. B. Dinsmore
of Sutton, grand junior warden;
William It. Bowen of Omaha, grand
secretary; C. Hartman of Omaba,
grand treasurer. The installation of
officers took place Friday morning.
Was Instantly Killed.
An eight-year-old boy named George
McCoy was struck by the south-bound
passenger train on the Missouri Pa
cific on Tuesday at Oak Chatham, a
suburb station near Omaha. The boy
was driving a cow across the track
when he was struck by tbe locomotive
and instantly killed.
THE LOST IS FOUND.
Little Albert Sattler Wanders Away
From His Home.
WAS FOUND AT EMERSON, IOWA
Got Aboard No. 4 Friday -Morning and
Was Carried Away It rough t Hack
Saturday-Hold Hog Thieves
Make a Killing:.
Wandered A M ay Prom Uoine.
Albert Sattler, the four-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Sattler, wan
dered away from home Friday, and
his disappearance and absence created
quite a sensation. When he did
not turn up at home Friday night his
anxious parents made a careful search
for him, but without effect. About ten
o'clock the fire bell was rung, and a
crowd turned out. It was announced
that the child was last seen on the
picnic grounds between threeand four
o'clock in the afternoon. Searching
parties were made up and the country
around town thoroughly gone over,the
parties being provided with lanterns
and some of them remaining out all
night. Nothing was seen or heard that
would furnish a clue to the where
abouts of the missing child. Saturday
morning tbe search was renewed. The
fire alarm was sounded by tbe switch
engine in the B. & M. yards, and a
large crowd soon gathered at the depot.
Parties were organized and prepara
tions made for a systematic search. A
few minutes afterwards train No. 5
pulled in and Walter Dykes, agent at
PaciGc Junction, exhibited a telegram
from the conductor of train No. 4,
which passed through here at 10:26
Friday morning, stating that he bad
found a child on bis train and had left
him at Emerson, Iowa. The conductor
had telegraphed to the Junction to find
out if the lost child belonged at that
The news soon spread that the lost
child had been found, and tbe fire bell
was again sounded to give notice to
the searchers to that effect, that being
the signal agreed upon. II. J. Streight
boarded No. 4 Saturday and went
over to Emerson and got the little boy
and took him to lied Oak, from where
he telegraphed the anxious parents
that Albert was all right, and that he
would be home on No. 3 Saturday
The parties who claimed to have
seen the little fellow at the picnic
grounds during the afternoon were
mistaken, because he had evidently
followed the crowd down to
the depot in the morning to see the
colored excursionists arrive, and in
the confusion he got aboard the train
unnoticed and was carried away.
When No. 3 pulled in on Saturday
a large crowd was at the depot to get
a sight of tbe youngster who had
caused so much heart-ache and so
many tired legs. II. J. Streight got
off the train and then lifted off the
little fellow, while a feeling of joy
passed through the crowd. He was
soon tbe center of attraction, and was
lifted up where the crowd could get a
good view of him, after which he was
taken in a hack and brought up town.
A Vlnit From Hog-Thieves.
W. ll. Worden, who lives in the
northwestern part of the city, near
the Missouri Pacific tracks, reported
last Saturday that he had received a
visit from hog thieves Friday night.
The thieves killed a hog in the pen by
striking it on the head and then
dragged the carcass across the road to
Shafer's pasture, where it was dressed
and the meat cut up and carried away.
There is no clue to the thieves.
Sheriff Eikenbary, Deputy Sheriff
Hyers and Marshal Grace were up in
the vicinity Saturday afternoon, and
searched the premises of several par
ties who were supposed to have some
knowledge of tbe affair, but could find
no trace of the missing porker.
Ashley Thrasher Again Discharged.
The preliminary examination of
Ashley XV. Thrasher, charged with
larceny as bailee, was held before
Judge Archer on Friday afternoon
and the arguments in the case were
made Saturday. The judge's de
cision was to the effect that the evi
dence did not sustain the charge, and
Thrasher was accordingly discharged.
The result of thiB preliminary will
furnish Thrasher with additional ma
terial to prosecute bis suit for dam
ages against Maurice A. Grant, who
filed the information against him.
Thrasher was first charged with
grand larceny, Grant alleging that he
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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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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.
appropriated a valise and contents,
consisting of clothing and a silver
watch, the whole valued at fifty dol
lars. He was arrested at Ottumwa,
la., and returned to Cass county, and
at his preliminary was discharged.
The complainant then changed the
charge to larceny as bailee, and
Thrasher commenced an action in tbe
district court for one thousand dol
lars damages by reason of being
wrongfully arrested and imprisoned,
alleging that the prosecution was with
What Can It Mean?
"The indications continue to grow
mnr nrwitivw rlav hT dav that factional
quarrels are to be buried in Gass
county, without the handle or. the
hatchet protruding, in harmony there
The above from Tuesday's edition
of Col. Polk's News sounds mighty
strange, in view of the fact that the
colonel considers himself the chief
sachem of one of the factions. Can it
be that the Chapman-Sullivan forces
and the Polk outfit have patched np
their differences and hereafter will
sleep in the same political bed without
pulling hair? Col. Polk will please in
form an overburdened public just
what his squib means. Surely if a
truce has been declared there can be
no further object in tbe existence of
j.he colonel's organ.
Tiring of the long delay. Lawyers
Sullivan and Clark, who are opposed
in the Filbert-Schrader habeas corpus
case, have filed a stipulation before the
state supreme court asking for a speedy
decision. The case was presented in
January and promises were given that
a decision would be handed down the
following month . From the delay it is
quite apparent that the court and the
GO HAND IN HAND.
Nature supplies the first, the Busy Housewife must attend
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.
commission have cast a "tie" decision,
and the members are evldentlyjvaiting
for some member to change front.
All persons indebted to Ilenry M.
Bons will save themselves collection
costs by calling at the police judge's
office and settling their accounts with
J. II. Thrasher.
1,000 cords of wood for sale. De
livered in car-loads only. Also bur
oak posts. Address L. E. Williams,
Glenwood, Iowa. d&w-tf .
but for the last.
Is the Careful
One Year la the Penitentiary.
Jas. May, the one-legged printer
who broke into and burglarized the
M. P. depot at Elmwood some two
weeks ago, was arraigned before Jndge
Chapman yesterday and entered
a plea of guilty. His plea saved the
county the expense of a trial and
Judge Chapman was consequently
lenient and let him off with a light
sentence one year in the penitentiary.
May will be taken to Lincoln before
the end of the week.
A delicate odor in perfume "Lilac
Spray." Sold only by Gering & Co.
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