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VOL. 13. .NO. 29. PLATTSMOUTn, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, JULY 12. 1894. $1.00 if f SSTdce.
DOWN THE MISSOURI
The Commonwealers Weigh Anchor
and Continue Their Journey.
CAPTAIN EDWARDS' ADDRESS.
lie KxplahiuM iht Object of Tin ?okimou
ual Army nutl Has an Audincaf
Several Hundred Soul- Vnr
iuua Other Note.
lritrturc of til Couiiiiinwflcr.
Hogau's naval contingent of the
commonweal army, which camped last
Thursday at Rocky Point, continued
their journey down the Missouri river
at an early hour Friday morning. The
lloga.ua travel iu eight boats, 10x00
teet in size, w hich were built at Butte
City, Montana, twenty-live hundred
miles up the river. The loaU were
named "Montana." "Free Silver,"'
"Livingston," "Bozeniau," "Ft. Den
ton," "Helena," "Butte City," aud
"Great Falls." All of them carried
the stars and stripes and some had
banners. One boat had a large silver
dollar, several feet in diameter,
painted on canvas. When the boats
pulled in at the landing the camp w as
visited by a large crowd of citizens.
Alter supper the three hundred com
monwealers formed in line, and
headed by a martial band, marched up
towu. With their banners flying they
marched up Main street to Seventh,
presenting a sight that has never be
fore been witnessed around these
parts. At the corner of Seventh and
Main streets the line halted and broke
ranks. The men with the banners
climbed up the embankment, and one
of the commonwealers proceeded to
address the crowd which had gath
ered. He explained the mission of the
army, what legislation they would de
mand when they reached the national
capital. He told of the experierces of
the army since leaving Butte City.&nd
of the condition of the silver miters of
Montana. He said that the common
wealers w anted free coinag of silver
at the ratio of 10 to 1, the government
ownership of railroad aud telegraph
lines, an income tax, aud favored sub
mitting all legislation to the people
for adoption or rejection at the polls.
He was followed by several other
speakers, and a collection was then
taken up, which netted several dollars.
A quantity of provisions w eie also con
tributed by citizens, and the line was
formed and the men marched back to
The reception given the army by
I'lattsmouth people was not exactly
cardial, but no acts of violence or de
pradations can be charged to their
visit. To their credit it can be said
that they arrived and departed in
The journey of the commonwealers
down the river in not attended with
any very great degree of pleasure.
The men work at the oars in shifts a
Jialf hour on duty and an hour and a
half off while the boats are under
ray, except when favored with a
north wind, when sails are hoisted.
The boats are without covering of
any kind, and their human freight
is exposed to the boiling sun, the wind
and the rain. When night overtakes
them they sleep on shore with mother
earth for a bed and the heavens for
coveriKg, and none but those who
Lave passed a night on the banks of
the Missouri battling with mosquitoes
know the full extent of the borrors of
sui an experience.
The commissary department is in
charge of meu from each boat, de
tailed to attend to the cooking. One
boat is provided with a large brick
oven in which four men bake bread
for the party. Great chunks of beet
uie chopped into small pieces and
boiled in large kettles, and coffee is
boiled in a wash-boiler. One of the
"wealers" remarked to a reporter last
night that it was remarkable the
amount of food the party consumed
acu day. Working the heavy sweeps
and living in the open air gives the
men an appetite like a corn-sheller.
One of the boats the "Livingston"
capsized at the new bridge above
Omaha and seventeen of the party
were thrown into the water. The
imat turned bottom tip and all its
caivo of camp equippage was lost,
mnie of the men loainjj their clothing.
The boat was lighted again Thursday
morning and while laying at this port
was undergoing repairs. The trip
from Omaha to this city a distance of
ihirty-live miles was made in live
iioyrs Thursday, and further up the
fiver the boats made as high as a hun
.'reJ miles per day. The boats will go
ofter substance. A blast was put in
the bottom of the hole and f red from
dow n the Missouri and Mississippi to
Cairo, Ills., where they expect to buy
or hire a steamboat to tow them up
the Ohio river to Pittsburg. From
there the journey will be continued by
rail or on foot.
He Wan af and IMllilb.
Some of the boys got a laugh at
Judge Sullivan's expense down at the
commonwealers' camp Thursday af
ternoon. The judge had apparently
visited the camp in search of informa
tion, and after the men had become
tired of auswering questions they di
rected him to a man whom they
pointed out, who, they said, would
willingly furnish any information he
desiied. The judge approached the
fellow and politely asked him "how
long his party was enroute from Den
ver." The fellow did not reply, aud
the judge repeated his question. Just
then soniv of the rude town boys, who
iiad noticed the c-ommonwealer con
versing in the sitrn language a short
while before, tumbled to the joke, aDd
yelled "part Viu." The judge de
manded to know whether he could not
ask a civil question without recogniz
ing"chips" that were not in the game.
The town boys said that he could, but
if he wanted to hold any conversation
with a deaf and dumb man he would
have to talk on his ringers. Just then
a gleam of light broke upon the judge,
aDd w ith considerable difficulty he was
prevented from going down to the
water's edge and putting his head in
A liold Swindling Oodge.
A h-ild insurance agent, says the
Nebraska City News, is going over the
country swindling policy-holders. His
method is to lind out iu what company
certain parties are insured and go to
them with the statement that the com
pany which issued their policy is sus
pended, and that he has been employed
to assist in adjusting their affairs. He
will take great pleasure in transferring
their policy to a good, reliable com
pany, and iu order to do this requires
Lis victim to sign a slip of paper, sup
posed to be a certificate of transfer,
but in a thort time it turns out to be a
1 .led 11 ia Itrief.
Matthew Gerine of Plattsmouth has
filed briefs in the case of Hairy Hill,
under sentence of death for the mur
der of Farmer Akeson. Hill's com
panion. Benwell, is under a life sen
tence for his share in the crime.
Hill's only defent-e w as insanity, due
from liquor, Gering's brief closes in
this way: "As conscious of the im
perfections of tliis brief as in the jus
tice of this cause, the life of this way
faring and uufo tunate man is com
mended to this court, to whose de
cision he must bow, in sincere hope
that a new trial be awarded him or the
punishment reduced as he deserves."
School Hoard Doing.
The board of education met in spe
cial session at the court house last
Thursday and in addition to discussing
various school matters chose teachers
to rill the places made vacant by the
resignation of Mrs. Thomas, Miss
Wigton and Miss McClelland. Those
chosen were Miss Winona Evans of
OJebolt, Iowa, Miss Clark of Hills
boro, Iowa, and Miss Margaret Davis
of this city. Miss Evans was assigned
to the position of assistant principal,
while the others will not be assigned
until a later date. With the election
of a teacher for the South Park school
the corps will be completed.
The School CenKU.
D. K. Barr, census enumerator for
the city schools, completed his labors
Thursday, and hied a report with the
board of education. The census shows
that there are 2.213 school children
in this district, 1122 being boys and
1091 girls. The increase over last year
was very slight. The city schools for
the past year had an enrollment of
over 1,400 children, almost 200 more
than eyer in the history of the city,
aDd it seems that our enumeration
should have been considerably larger
Mel .loan Hound Ovrr.
The preliminary hearing of Mel
Jean, on a charge of assault with in
tent to wound, was held before Judge
Archer Thursday afternoon, and Jean
was bound over to the district court,
his father going on bis bond for $100.
This is the case wherein Jean assaulted
Night Watchman Fred Woodson with
a club several months ago.
Mental depression, wakefulness, lost
in a d hood caused by errois of youth or
later excesses quickly cured by Mag
netic Nervine. Guaranteed by Fricke
to the dignity of a real court'-'
A Cass County Woman Seriously In
jured By a Mad Bull.
IS LOOKING FOR THE THIEF.
Sheriff CauiplteH of Milla County, Iowa,
iu Ouent of a NtranKe II or Re Uoctor
Who 1'urloiued One ol Hi.
A VVomau'M Awful Kxpcrie.cr.
Mrs. Henry Klemme, living near
Murdock, was terribly injured by a
vicious bull last Saturday. She was
alone ou the farm, the men having
gone to a neighbor's to work in the
harvest field. At eight o'clock in the
morning she went to the pasture to
see the cattlu, w hen the bull attacked
her. The brute knocked her insensible
at the first blow and then pawed aud
butted her at will. Whenever the
woman attempted to get up the bull
would attack her. For seven long
hours, through the hottest of
the day, she lay in a semi
conscious condition. She frequently
attempted to crawl from the lot,
but the bull never left her, and at each
feeble effort she was knocked down
again. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon
one of the little boys came home and
discovered the sad plightof his mother.
He dragged her through the fence and
went for his father. One of the wo
man's eyes was crushed in and her ears
and lips weie torn nearly off. Four
ribs were crushed and "the left thigh
was dislocated and it was a wonder
that life remained. Sunday the
woman was still alive and may possibly
recover. She is about forty-five years
Looking for a Home Thief.
Sheriff Campbell of Mills county,
Iowa, is something else than a couuty
official, and as a sort of side issue he
operates a livery stable at Glenwood.
Sunday morning a straDger, who
gave his name us Connell and occupa
tion as that of veterinary surgeon, ap
plied at the bain for the hire of a
team. His wish was gratified but now
Mr. Campbell is sorry he spoke. It
was not the horse doctor's intention
to hire the team for the day, but in
stead he wanted it for keeps, for up to
noon today he had not returned the
team to the barn, and what is worse
for Mr. Campbell, no trace can be
learned of the man's direction or
whereabouts. The thief is described
as being of sandy complexion, sandy
moustache, curly brown hair, weight
about 150 pounds and height
about five feet seven inches.
He wore a light suit of clothes and the
same as well-worn. The stolen
horses were both mares and weighed
about you pounds. One was a sorrel
and the other a black, aud constituted
a rather desirable team.
The particulars w ere telegraphed to
Sheriff Eikenbary, and the latter, on
inquiry, found that John Rutherford,
an employe at Jones' livery barn in
this city, overtook the horse-doctor
while he was coming down from Om
aha last week and gave the man a
ride. The stranger gave his destina
tion as Glenwood, and as an excuse
for walking said that he was doing it
on a wager. John gave him a ride,
anyway, and subsequent events have
proven that he is better at travelling
by team than by foot.
A gang of tramps have been making
this city their headquarters for the past
several days, and have been soliciting
food in the residence portion of town.
On Sunday, just before the noon hour,
an elderly appearing man called at a
Third ward home and requested some
thing to eat. The lady of the house
informed him that her dinner was not
yet ready, but she could give him some
cold meats, bread and butter, some pie
and coffee. The fellow insolently
replied that he was too weak
to eat cold food and that he
would wait for a warm din
ner. He was requested not to
wait, and went to a neighbor's, where
he was fired bodily off the premises.
A few experiences like this causes
most people to refuse all requests from
tramps for something to eat. A hun
gry man who objects to eating bread
and butter can not be bordering on
Card of Thank.
Geo. 1'. Horn and family desire
The Jouknal to express their thanks
to the many friends, and especially the
Modern Woodmen of I'lattsmouth and
Louisville, for services and sympathy
during their recent bereavement.
rnoned. and it is feared that the boy's
in juries will result seriouslv.
AKOINII THK COUKT ROOMS.
In the suit of Fred Woodson vs.
Andrew Uedlund, wherein judgment
was sought in the sum of $5, was de
cided by Justice Archer today in the
plaintiff's favor. The decision was for
County Judge Ramsey presided to
day at the marriage of Mr. Louie .
Hagood and Miss Anna V.Stevenson.
The affair occurred in the parlors of
the Hotel Perkins. The groom re
sides in Fremont county, Iowa, and is
a son of -Captain John F. Mc. Ha
good, a former resident of old Kenosha
and one of Cass county's earliest set
tlers. Judge Chapman was holding district
court today, and during the forenoon
was disposing of motions and hearing
evidence in various matters. This af
ternoon the suit of May Martin Mur
ray vs. Chas. Murray and L. C. W.
Murray was on trial. The suit has its
origin in the well-known divorce case
of Murray vs. Murray, in which the
plaintiff was awarded alimony in the
sum of $1,000. It is sought in the pres
ent suit to make the defendant, L. C.
W. Murray, whack up the alimony
owing by his son.
A Hroken Thigh.
Mrs. Witte, wife of the German
Presbyterian minister, sustained a fall
last evening at eight o'clock, while
walking on Chicago avenue, which re
sulted in the fracture of the thigh
bone of her left leg. Bystanders hur
ried to her assistance and she was im
mediately conveyed to her home on
high school hill. Dr. Humphrey was
summoned and the fracture was re
duced. The accident was a rather
serious one and will keep the lady
confined to her bed for at least eight
Hilly Moat in In Trouble.
Hilly Mostin, a well-known character
about to wn, is occupying a berth in the
county jail. Sheriff Eikenbary put
him there this morning in response to
a warrant sworn out by his wife. Billy
had sworn to take her life, and she
consequently wants him put under
bonds to keep the peace. A hearing
will be had before County Judge Ram
sey tomorrow morning, and as Billy
will hardly be able to furnish bonds,
his stay at the county jail is apt to be
The Opinion is Mimaken
The Glenwood Opinion says:
I'lattsmouth has quarantined against
the people on the bottom in Platteville
township. None are allowed to cross
the river to the Nebraska side by ferry
This item is erroneous, but the editor
oT the Opinion is not necessarily aliar
because he published the same. He
may . have been misinformed. We do
not know w here he got bis information,
neither do we care.
Thurston Ititle Coming
Captain Schorff of the Thurston
rilles writes from Omaha that his com
pany, seventy-five strong, will be here
on Saturday night. They will camp at
Garfield park over Sunday, and Platts
mouth people will have a second op
portunity to witness this crack militia
company in their drills. The Journal
bids them welcome.
Mrs. Kleme, who was injured by a
bull near Wabash one day last week,
lies in a very critical condition. She
will lose one eye, one leg was dislo
cated, several ribs are broken and the
entire body was made black and blue
from the repeated buffetings she re
ceived, but it is thought she will re
cover. The bull had been dehorned,
and to that fact alone she owes her
life. Mr. Kleme, on his return, filled
his carcass with cold lead, forever end
ing any more such performances.
Mrs. Gouchenor, a resident of the
Iowa bottoms, opposite this city, was
thrown out of a wagon yesterday aDd
sustained a broken arm. The lady
was driving, when the horses grew
fractious over the raising of a parasol
by a woman standing near by and
gave a sudden lurch, which sent the
luckless driver out onto the ground.
It never fails Gering's Blackberry
Cordial for summer complaint.
Word comes from Ilavelock that
Seth F. Rockwell has lost his mind,
and will be sent to the asylum. Rock
well will be remembered by Cass county
people as having resided for several
years at Louisville, where he practiced
law. Of late he has been working in
the Ilavelock shops.
An operation or injections of car
bolic acid are extremely dangerous.
Try Japanese Pile Cure. Positively
guaranteed by Fricke & Co.
A delicate odor in perfume "Lilac
Spray." Sold only by Gering & Co.
J. O. Phillip! otlthe Missouri PaoiQc
1 has returned t r hiXauarters at Oma-
THE STRIKE SPREADS
Over Thirty Thousand Knights Walk
Out in Chicago Alone.
BURGLARIZED A BEER VAULT.
A Band of Kobbers, Presumably Tramps,
Walk Oft With Two Ktp or the
A miter Article Various
Thirty Thousand Walk Out.
Chicago, Ills., July 11, 3 p. m. Spe
cial t The Journal. In response to
the order of Grand Master Sovereign
of the Knights of Labor, one-third of
the 100,000 members of that order in
this city failed to go to work this
morning. The men are employed in
various trades, but the railroads were
not further affected. Trains are now
running with reasonable regularity,
and the outlook dow is that further
trouble, if there is any, will affect only
points east of here.
Burgled the Beer Vault.
Some time Tuesday night thieves
entered the Krug beer storage house
near the 15. & M. depot and carried
away two "pony" kegs of beer. An
entrance was affected by prying off the
fastenings of the door. The police
have thus far been unable to find any
trace of the stolen property or to lo
cate the guilty parties. It is supposed
to have been the work of tramps.
Was Seemingly Premature.
The report that Judge Brewer, says
the Bee, had already reached a con
clusion in his own mind as to the
validity of the maximum rate law
passed by the late session of the Ne
braska legislature and that his de
cision would establish the unconstitu
tionality of that law seems to have
been premature. Elmer Frank, clerk
of the United States circuit court,
stated yesterday that he did not look
for a decision for many weeks. Judge
Brewer is now on his summer vaca
tion in Vermont.
The papers in the case were sent to
him during the middle of last week, so
that he has hardly had them in his
possession more than two or three
days at the outside. In fact, they had
hardly reached him when the report
that he had decided the case gained
currency. Mr. Frank believes it is
hardly probably that Judge Brewer
would decide a case of so much impor
tance before be had made a careful
study of the evidence and the numer
ous points of law raised by the at
torneys on either side. Still, there is
yet a probability that the decision may
be reached sooner then many people
Another fiarnisb.ee Case.
Yesterday's Lincoln Journal says:
Another interstate garnishment case
got into the Lincoln courts yesterday.
Charles L. Mitchell, an employe of the
Burlington, brought suit in Justice
Spencer's court to recover $120 dam
ages, which he claims to have sus
tained because Simon Mayer and
Frank Morgan, formerly a Platts
mouth firm, transferred a $12 claim
against him to George T. Webster, of
a collection agency in Sioux City.
Webster assigned the claim to W. E.
Fraser, who brought suit in garnish
ment at Council Bluffs, and the Bur
lington retained $42 of Mitchell's pay
to settle the account. Mitchell al
leges that Mayer & Morgan assigned
the claim for the purpose of avoiding
the effect of the Nebraska exemption
laws. The supreme court of Nebraska
recently decided a similar case, hold
ing that the plaintiff could recover at
torney's fees and the amount of all
The members of the local bicycling
club have purchased a handsome gold
medal to be contested for every week
by the members in a handicap race.
Its possession will pass from winner
to winner and some rare sport is
promised in the racing. The ability
of the riders will eventually become
so well known to the handicappers
that an almost even race can be ar
ranged every time the medal is hung
up. The scheme will go far towards
creating an abundance of interest in
Magnetic Nervine quickly restores
lost manhood and youthful vigor. Sold
by Fricke & Co.
Lost A silver watch. Finder will
be rewarded by leaving same at this
that he would give up bis lady love,
and Ida to her mother- who firmlv an
nounced that Fh was "roirc to snnnk
"EEPI.NO WATER NEWS.
From the Eagle.
The oat crop will be a surprise to
nearly everybody. Fields that a few
weeks ago looked dried up will now
yield large crops.
Attorney C. S. Polk of Plattsmouth
was here last week, looking over bis
chances for nomination for county at
torney. Cass county has purchased the three
large wheel scrapers from Mrs. Seebers.
They have been assigned to the dis
trict where heavy grading needs to be
Harry Hill, the murderer of Mattes
Akeson, is still boarding at the county
jail, instead of being compelled to
roast his shins in a warmer climate,
where his partner, Prendergast, will
arrive next Friday. The authorities
should hurry him along.
Judge Strode of Lincoln was here
last Thursday, looking over the con
gressional field. He finds many friends
in Cass county who will rally to his
support should they fail in making the
race for their candidate, S. Chapman.
The monkey-business allowed by our
laws have a tendency to lead to mob
law. The case of Hill, who should
have hung long ago for bis crime,
proves this to be true. Such delays
are a farce on justice. He stands to
day a self-confessed murderer, and
should suffer for the crime without so
From the Republican.
The report that small-pox had broken
out in Plattsmouth kept a few visitors
away the 4th. The disease, it seems,
is across the river.
Ex-Mayor Adams and J. II. Halde
man went to Plattsmouth Monday
morning to attend the hearing of the
injunction case against A. Hoskins.
They took the city records to court.
Chas. Beach has been appointed to a
run on the Schuyler division, where he
will make his home. He commenced
work Monday, and his run will be to
Plattsmouth and return every day.
The sale of the horses belonging to
Alfred May, by virtue of a lien for
feed and care bestowed by Wilburn
Barrett, took place at Will Dunn's
barn last Saturday. There were seven
head sold and the entire lot brought
but a little over $100, and were bid in
by Mr. Barrett.
Judge Strode of Lincoln renewed old
acquaintances in Weeping Water last
Friday. The judge i9 the Lancaster
county candidate for congress, and the
county convention gave him the priv
ilege of naming the delegates to the
congressional convention. Lancaster
has 51 delegates, and it requires but 72
to nominate. Hence the judge thinks
his chances are very good for picking
the plum. Cass county's 21 votes
added to Lancaster's is just enough to
elect. Chapman will undoubtedly be
the first choice in this county, while
Howe and Watson will of course have
their delegations. The contest bids
fair to be a hot one, but as the material
is all so good, republicans will be
satisfied, no matter who gets the
nomination. Weeping Water Repub
lican. Funeral of Isaac Horn.
The funeral of Isaac Horn was
held Saturday from the home of Will
Becker, in eight mile precinct, and
was largely attended. A number
of members of the Modern Woodmen
of America, of which deceased was a
member, besides a number of friends
and relatives from this city, attended
Deceased was the youngest son of
Geo. P. Horn the baby of the family
and he had just reached man's es
tate. His demise will be mourned by
his large circle of friends and ac
quaintances. The Horse Has Disappeared.
Cliff Benfer was at Waverly again
Friday, trying to find some trace of
the horse which he and "Reddy"
Woods own in partnership. His search
was unsuccessful, no trace of the mis
sing animal being found, and the in
dications are that Woods and his
Waverly or Ilavelock confederates
have succeeded in concealing the
animal, and Benfer will have to con
tent himself with the other horse as
his share of the property of the part
nership. Benfer has already paid out
the value of the horse iu costs and ex
penses of the search.
The Benter-Broadwater horse steal
ing scrape from Plattsmouth has found
its way into Justice Spencer's court on
a replevin suit, wherein Benfer seeks
to recover possession of a horse jointly
owned by both parties. LincolnXews.
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