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VOL. 13. NO. 30. PTATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. THUKSDAY, JULY 19, 1894. $1.00 ,F SiftSfftScB.
Jxilsr August, t3ept;e:naTbex
Are the three dull months of the year in the Clothing Business. This year we are going to make them the Best.
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THE STATE IS SHORT
Decreased Valuation Will Cause a
Deficit in General Fund.
THE LAWS NEED REVISION.
II. A. Waterman, an Old and Kesjectel
Citizen, fuitea Away The Political
1'ot I Now Hoiling- Ituslues
Men's IUii(ut N'otep.
State Taxes Dwindling.
When the state board of equaliza
tion met Wednesday the members
were more than ever impressed with
the need of reform in the matter of
assessment. Indeed the outlook for
raising enough money for current
state expenses under the ever decreas
ing assessed valuation as returned by
assessors. According to figures now
before the board the assessed valuation
of the entire state is now only about
SIS.5,000,000 or $11,000,000 less than last
year. The board is limited to a 5-mill
levy for the general fund, and, there
fort, the most that can be raised for
that fund under the present assessed
valuation is 5923,000, jet it is esti
mated that fully $1,000,000 will be
needed during the coming year, in
order to meet the ordinary expenses
of the state, leaving an apparent
detici: of S5,000 The outlook is worse
when it is considered that of the $925.
000, the highest amount that can
possibly be raised by taxation, 15 per
cent may be counted on as uncollect
able. This is the percentage usually
considered uncollectable, but on ac
count of stringent times it will, in all
probability, be much greater this ear.
The board is, therefore, confronted
with a serious situation for which
there seems to be no remedy, because
it caDnot change the assessed valua
tion.beioz empowered only to alter
the rate as to the amount assessed
Auditor Moore says the board can
do only what lies in its power and then
recommend some remedy to the legis
lature and there let the matter rest.
There is only one remedy. Let the
next legislature enact euch laws as
would make it absolutely imperative
tor assessors to fix values at the actual
figure, instead of one-fourth, one
tenth or one-twentietb, as the case
may be. Not only the state govern
ment is suffering from the present
ridiculous plan of assessing, but al
most every town is erabarassed, and
from it there is no relief only through
the legislature. Nebraska is to have
a session of that body next winter.
Let it do something iust for once in
the interest of the whole state.
iemie or An Old Itesiclent.
II. A. Waterman, aged eighty years,
died Wednesday morning at the home
of his son, John Waterman, on Lo
cust street, after an illness of a trifle
over a week. Old age was the cause
of his death.
Mr. Waterman came to Plattsmouth
in 1870 and has thus been a resident of
this city almost a quarter of a cen
tury, lie at once embarked in the
lumber business and was so engaged
until he was compelled some twelve or
fifteen years ago by the partial loss of
his eye-sight, to retire from active
business and accordingly turned the
business affairs over to his son and
nartner. John. He continued to
make his home, however, with
his son in this city, ana has uni
versally been known as a kind
hearted Christian gentleman, and his
eofter substance. A blast was put in
the bottom of the hole aWd I red from
the bottom. The explosion irew
During this time we will, for Every Dollar's Worth of Goods bought in our store between Julyl 8th
and October 1st, give One Chance, or Ticket, on the Drawing for
ZF'Iin.e OTo-S-ULsr, T7"a-l-u.ed. aJt $75.
The Drawing takes place on thefirst day of October and it will not be our fault if every Man,
Woman and Child in Cass county"Soes not have at least one chance. We have put the knife into the
prices on Summer Clothing and Furnishing Goods and, while they were cheaper before than any
other house in Plattsmouth sold them, they are fairly making our competitors cry now, but we can
not help that; we are here to do business with you and not to consider their feelings. We are mak
ing Special Inducements this week on Children's Suits and Men's Odd Pants. Call, Examine
and be convinced that it is to your interest to trade with
demise is greatly regretted among his
large circle of acquaintances.
Three children, John and Mrs. Lev-
ings of this city and Z. Waterman of
Crete, are left to mourn bis departure.
The funeral services will be held Fri-
dry morning at the family residence
at nine o'clock, Rev. J. T. J3aird of
the First Presbyterian church officiat
ing. The remains will be interred at
Oak Hill cemetery.
The Fight Gettlug Warm.
Mr. Chas. Magoun of Lincoln, in an
interview iu Friday's Omaha Ree,
announces the Lancaster program for
the congressional convention of the
g. o. p. to be that Judge Strode's
friends will go to Church Howe. As
a reason for this Magoun intimates
that his delegation is oppospd to Judge
Chapman because Judge Chapman is
opposed to Judge Strode. In other
words, the little boys of Lancaster
won't support a Cass county man be
cause the Cass county man won't go
in and help nominate the Lancaster
county (?) man. In the meantime
Judge Strode's friends have caused it
to be given out in Cass county that
Judge Chapman's desire is to sell out
Cass county to Church Howe. There
seems to be more cunning states
manship to the jqiire inch in Lancas
ter county than will supply the g. o. p.
for the next decade.
Approaching Judge Chapman this
morning a Jocknal man asked him:
"What about this row between your
self and Judge S rode?" "You will
have to go to Mr. Strode," was his re
ply. "I have no q larrel with him or
any other candidate, and I shall have
none. All this talk emanated from
his own county and, so far as
I am concerned, is utterly with
out foundation. 1 have treated all
candidates fair and my friends
ought to be permitted to support me
withont the supervision of any other
candidate. "Perhaps," said he, "it is
ink in the water for some other po
litical purpose.'1 The judge said he
had not been outside of his own
county to even look into the congres
sional matters, and that whatever
contest there was in this district ought
to be carried on in a gentlemanly and
conservative manner. Tiie Jocknal
sees nothing but blood on the moon
for the republicans of this district.
The IIuliiet Men's Itanquet.
Some thirty of our business men
boarded the special train over the R. &
M. last Friday, and went to Nebraska
City to attend the annual banquet of
the Nebraska Manufacturers' and
Consumers association, and report
having had a royal good time and be
ing well entertained. Plattsmouth
was represented on the banquet menu
card by several brands of cigars from
the factory of Julius Pepperburg. lion.
J. Sterling Morton, Judge Haywood,
Hon. I. M. Raymond. Editor Rose
water and others xesponded to toasts
All the material and products of the
feast was of Nebraska manufacture or
production. Some half dozen of our
people intended to join the Omaha
party Jiere, but missed their train
The train returning home passed
through at 1:30 Saturday morning.
Nary a Saloon.
Mills county will not have any sa
loons under the Martin mulct law, as
the saloon men who have been can
vassing the county for the past month
have failed to obtain the requisite
number of voters to sign the petition
within the required time. The drink
dispensers claim that they lacked only
100 names, but it is claimed the num
ber reached over 700. Junction Re
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to the dignity of a real court. V
AKOl'NU THK COUIIT UOOMS.
Judge Chapman adjourned district
court yesterday afternoon over to
Monday of next week.
In the suit of J. M. Patterson vs.
Chas. Rankin, Judge Chapman gave
plaintiff a judgment for $722.75. The
claim of R. R. Windham for SSG was
held as a first lien. A decree of for-
closure was entered and a sale or
dered of the mortgaged property.
In the suit of the Plattsmouth Loan
and Building association vs. Jos.
and Lizzie liruhl, Judge Chapman
gave the plaintiffs a judgment Friday
for 846S.SO with interest. A decree
of foreclosure was entered and a sale
ordered of the mortgaged premises.
The barb-wire fence dispute be
tween D. S. Draper and Coon Vallery
which was tried before Justice Archer
some two weeks ago and resulted in
Draper's favor, has been appealed to
the district court, the transcript hav-
ng been filed with Clerk Dearing to
" Ct -XTY COL'ItT.
License to wed was issued in county
court Friday to Mr. Jno. J. Room and
Miss Al'.ke Rrauen. The parties re
side in Louisville precinct.
M. S. Davis plead guilty to a charge
of assaulting Joseph and John Little ,
Ramsey assessed a fine of $1.50 and
I 1 r; o i , i l
costs in each case.
License to wed was issued Thursday
by County Judge Ramsey to Mr. Geo.
Ulrich aud Mrs. Amelia Schnellbacher.
Rev. Witte of the German Presby
terian church performed the ceremony
Mrs. Anna Streigel, widow of the
late John Streigel, has commenced
suit in county court against the U.
O. T. B., an assessment insurance
company, on a policy issued to Streigel
during tis lifetime in the sum of
$1,000. Matthew Gering is her at
JUSTICE ARCHER'S COURT.
The case of John Swoboda vs. Phil
lip Fornoff, a suit on a promissory
note, was set for trial Wednesday be
fore Judje Archer, but was continued
til next Saturday.
A case wherein Geo. Cutler sues
Arthur Spivey to enforce the collection
of two promissory notes has been
commenced in Judge Archer's court.
The case will be heard on August 13th.
The interested parties live at Green
In the case of .1. W. Thomas vs. Her
man Streitweiser and John Smith, the
defendants appeared before Judge
Archer on Tuesday and caused the
case to be continued until August 16
1 he controversy in this case is over
the destruction of a fence belonging to
plaintiff. Attorney Gering has been
retained by the defendants.
COURT ROOM NOTES.
CouctyAttorney Travis is planning
to make a two weeks' trip to the
mountains in Colorado in search of re
lief from hay fever. He expects to de
part in about ten days.
A strange farm hand from the
country was in town Saturday night.
and after contracting a "jag," com
plained to the officers on Sunday that
be had been robbed of over $100. The
officers spent a little time at investiga
tion, but finally arrived at the con
elusion that the man was dreaming
and that his story was a fake.
Drop into Lehnhoff's and drink a
glass of cream aoda water.
and it is feared that tiie boy's
will result seriously.
Clothier, ipiattsimom Nek
A SUNDAY'S OUTING.
The Thurston Rifles, Omaha's Crack
Militia Company, Were Here.
BURGLARS DINE AT ELSON'S.
They Enter the Home or Clothier Elson
at Night and Walk Off With Koth
I'rovisiona and Clothing
Other Local Jottings.
Thurston Rifles Were Here.
The Thurston Rifles, seventy-five
strong, with Captain Scharff at the
head, and accompanied by the Seventh
ward band of twenty-four pieces, came
down from Omaha Saturday evening
for another Sunday outing in this city.
After disembarking from the train
the men formed into marching col
umns and, with the band at the head,
came up Main street, executing vari
ous maneuvers in the way of drilling
while enroute, aud proceeded to their
camping ground at Garfield Park.
Here ranks were broken and the com
pany dismissed, and while the boys
were enjoying themselves about the
city, the band came down town and
gave an excellent concert, which was
appreciated by the large crowd
Sunday morning the entire com
pany attenaea aivine service at os.
Luke's Episcopal church. In the after
noon, after the tents and company
outfit had been packed for shipment,
Captain Scharff brought the company
down on Sixth street and sent them
through a drill of an hour and a half
n length, which was witnessed and
enjoyed by an audience numbering
well up in the hundreds. The com
pany returned to Omaha Sunday
evening on i. x M. -o. 11, navingi
had an enjoyable Sunday's outing.
Tiie Journal trusts that the com
pany will find it convenient to again
visit this city at an early date.
The home of Clothier Ben Elson was
entered by burglars some time Sun
day night. An entrance was effected
by cutting away the screen of a kitchen
window. The refrigerator was opened
and after the thieves had satisfied
their several appetites on the pro
visions therein, they secured a large
basket and transferred to the latter
what was remaining within the ice
box in the wy of eatables. The
remaining room in the basket
was filled with Mr. Elson'a cloth
ing. The door to the dining
room was locked, ana the thieves
were thus foiled in any intent
to steal silverware, but they neverthe
less ransacked almost every drawer in
the lower part of the house in search
of valuables. The inmates of the
bouse slept on and the first intimation
they had of the burglary was this
morning. The officers attribute the
stealing to a part of the large gang of
tramps who were camped down near
the B. & M. bridge Sunday and Sun
A Standing Candidate.
The nomination for county attorney
on the republican ticket seems to lie
between C. S. Polk, of Plattsmouth,
and J. II. Haldeman. of Weeping
Water. Mr. Polk we know to be a
brieht, active young lawyer, who has
never before been acaudtdate for any
office. rsehawka Register.
Indeed ! How about four years ago
when "C. Sieel" was a candidate for
th same nomination which he now
seeks, and was snowed under by John
rtaviaa ITnwPVPf. Sicrpl hnn had his
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I revenge, as Daviea was snowed under
Phillip! nrtthe Missouri Pacific and Trl
las returned to h Adauarters nt Omn. nmm
by over seven hundred votes.
If the Register wants the real facts
The Joubxal can tell it that Mr.
Polk has been a standing candidate
for county attorney for several years
and will continue to be one until the
republicans of Cass county are foolish
enough to give some good democratic
lawyer a chance to lay him out. The
republicans of Plattsmouth burdened
their city ticket with Sigel's name
once upon a time, and he was given
such a lambasting that he deserves to
know that the people don't want him
in office. Perhaps a second experience
might serve to let some light into the
young man's befuddled think-box.
A Bit of Contemptible Spitework.
Max Lemm, the restaurateur, was 1
Tuesday arrested on complaint of Al
Rurris charged with selling liquors
without a license. It appears that Bur
ns went into the restaurant and se
cured two bottles of beer from John
Miller, one of Lemm's assistants.
Lemm was away at the time, but ex
plains that Miller had secured the beer
for himself, and gave it to Burris when
the latter represented that he wanted
it for a certain business man. It is
further represented that Burris walked
off with the beer and never mentioned
pay. Lemm admits that he occasion
ally serves beer to his customers, but
he only does it when the money is
banded to him for that purpose, and
then he goes to the Casino saloon,
which is next door, and buys it with
the money given him.
It will be remembered Burris and
a companion attempted to precipitate
a fight some two weeks ago in Lemm's
restaurant with a company of gentle
men who were seated at a table, and
that Lemm caused Burris partner to
be arrested and fined. It is for this
that Burris caused the restaurateur's
arrest, and it certainly has every ap
pearance of a contemptible piece of
spitework for which Burris can have
no justification cr excuse.
That Councllmanlc Squabble.
In the councilmanic injunction suit
of Marshall vs. Iloskins, which comes
from Weeping Water, Judge Chapman
dissolved the injunction Monday, but
in his finding held that the equities of
the case were with Marshall, but that
an injunction could not afford the
proper relief. Iloskins is the man who
was appointed by the old Weeping
Water council to fill a vacancy, and is
now endeavoring to noia over ana
occupy Marshall's seat. It is rather
hinted by Marshall's lawyers that the
next time Iloskins shows up at a
council meeting and attempts to take
part in the business Marshall will
cause his arrest. In view of the fact
that Marshall's election has been con
tested in the courts and his claim to
the office made good by the court's de
cision, it would appear that Iloskins
is overstepping all grounds of propriety
in attempting to hold an office to which
he was never elected.
The Coming G. A. It. Reunion.
The district reunion of the G. A. R.,
comprising the counties of Lancaster,
Cass, Otoe, Saunders and Sarpy, will
be held at Weeping Water, Neb
August 21-24, inclusive. Weeping
Water is making extensive prepanv
tions to entertain her visitors, and will
have plenty of tents, water and f eedoa
the grounds for horses, one of the
finest parks in this part ot the state.
sports each day, and the best of speak
era. For information regarding priv
ileges on grounds or in the city, ad
dress T. M. Ileward, secretary. Weep
ing Water, Neb.
For summer complaint use Gering's
tn hot- mnih.r i Mites, Ethel
i,.7. Hfi.ure fp'
DOINGS OF THE DAY.
Miscellaneous Notes and Jottings of
Interest to "Journal" Readers.
AN UNFORTUNATE DROWNING.
Alfred Anthony, a Ten-Year-Old Boy,
Goes in Bathing and Loses His Life
He Was Too Impatient to
Use Precaution Notes.
The Missouri Claims Another Victim.
An unfortunate drowning occurred
at Rocky Point, below town, Thursday
evening, and the Missouri was thus
enabled to claim its usual victim of
the summer bathing season. The one
whose life was lost was a ten-year-old
boy named Alfred Anthony. His par
ents are poor, but respectable people,
and live on the road to the ferry south
east of town. From what can be
learned of the affair it appears that
young Anthony and a companion had
secured permission from a man rowing
a boat to accompany the latter out
across the narrow channel opposite
Rocky Point to a sand-bar, from
whence it was the intention to go in
bathing in the shallow water. While
rowing across the channel the boy
pulled off his clothing, and, growing
impatient, jumped off into the water,
seemingly with the intent of wad
ing the rest of the journey. The
channel was evidently deeper than he
reckoned, for he went down over his
head and failed to come to the surface.
The man in the boat, after searching
about without avail, pulled to the
shore and summoned assistance but
the lad's body could not be raised.
On Friday the channel was seined
and the body recovered. A strange
incident connected with the affair was
that the lad had a large can filled with
mud clasped tightly in his hands and
the grip was so tight as to retain pos
session of the can even when the body
was brought out onto the bank.
The parents of the unfortunate lad
have the sympathy of the entire com
munity in their awful affliction.
There will be a meeting of the mem
bers of the Farmers' Mutual Insurance
company of Cass county at the Heil
school house on Saturday, July 28th,
at one o'clock, for the purpose of re
organization. J. P. Falter,
2t . Secretary.
The Lincoln papers seemingly think
it strange that The Journal and the
Nebraska City News, the two demo
cratic dailies of the first district,
should take a hand in the scramble
for the republican congressional nomi
nation by saying an occasional word
for Judge Chapman's candidacy.
Nothing queer about it in the least.
Ttie Journal is simply tired of see
ing Lancaster county act the part of
the political porker. Doubtless the
Nebraska City News holds the same
Col. Polk is said to have issued his
ultimatum, which is to the effect that
unless his little brother, Sigel, is al
lowed to make his race for the nomi
nation for county attorney without
interference from Judge Chapman, the
latter will not be given the Cass county
delegation to the congressional con
vention.. The Journal anxiously
awaits results. May Czar Polk make
his little bluff win, is the wish of the
Try Gering & Co's for cigars they
keep all kinds.
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