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VOL. 13. NO. 31.
I'LATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1894.
IF PAID IN ADVANCE.
Are the three dull months of the year in the Clothing Business. This year we are going to make them the Best.
THE JUNCTION DEPOT
It Catches Afire Today and the High
Wind Does the Eest.
THE CYCLISTS AT IT AGAIN.
Local Wheel Club Member, Have a Sec
ond Kace for the Gold Medal Louie
Thomaa, the "Kid" Rider,
I the Winner Notes.
I5.ul Klaze at the Junction.
The towu of Pacific Junction, our
nearest Iowa neighbor, had a disas
trous tire this afternoon and, as a con
sequence, two of the largest structures
in the town the C, B. & Q. depot
and the Windsor hotel are in ashes.
The Maze started in the depot at about
2:30. .As to the exact, cause no one
knows, but it was under fair head
way when discovered and the
high wind whipped the tlame9
into a miniature conflagration. The
building was a wooden structure and
burned like tinder, and nothing in the
way of hooks, records, etc., were saved.
The fire was communictated across
the street to the Windsor hotel. The
latter was also a wooden structure and
burned with equal rapidity. The com
pany tire department responded, but
the wind was blowing such a gale that
it was absolutely impossible to stop
the progress of the llames at either
structure. The loss on both buildings
will reach several thousand dollars.
Club Medal ioe to Louie Thomas.
The members of the local wheel club
had their second go for the gold medal,
emblematic of the club championship,
in a three-mile race at the fair eronnds
track last night, and for the large
audience present it furnished no end
of interest. Louie Thomas, the well
known "kid" rider, won the medal,
and his victory was decidedly popular.
He rode a strong, heady race and his
honors were well earned. There were
nine entries, the handicaps being ar
ranged as follows: Tom Patterson,
scratch; Sam Patterson, 15 seconds;
Fred Lehnhoff, 20 seconds; Louie
Thomas, 35 seconds; Chas. Sherman,
50 seconds; Walter Thomas, 1:10; Fred
McCauley, Will Streight and Bert Pol
lock,!:. Pollock held the lead for
three laps and then gave way to Sher
man, who in turn was passed on the
last lap by Lehnhoff and Thomas. The
last mentioned pair fought it out be
tween themselves, and in the spurt at
the finish Thomas won by about three
feet. Sherman was third and Tom
Patterson fourth. The time-keepers
got mixed after the first lap and the
correct time is not known.
The medal will be raced for again
The Windham Elevator Burned.
The grain elevator at Gleuwood,
Iowa, .nine miles east of here, belong
ing to B. K. Windham, took afire at
about eight o'clock this morsing and
was entirely consumed. TheGre had
it origin in the roof, and spontaneous
combustion is ascribed as the cause.
At the time of the blaze there were
some 1,500 bushels of corn in the ele
vator. This, too, was consumed. A
car of shelled corn, belonging to
Stephen Davis, the local grain buyer,
was standing on the track ne&r by,
and was also consumed. The elevator
and corn were valued at about $3,500,
half of which was covered by insur
ance. The elevator was formerly the
property of It. B. Windham, of this
city, but recently he disposed of the
structure to his brother, who must now
stand the loss.
Nehawka Claims to Have Coal.
A dispatch from Nehawka in
Bee reads: " Work men engaged in
sinking a well for Dr. Pollard of this
place drilled through four inches of
rock and on through four feet of a
softer substance. A blast wta put in
the bottom of the hole and" (red from
the bottom. The explosion tirew f
of the well a number of pieel
of good eolor and" appearance
nee. 1 .
Iysart, a mining expert
ORGAN, The Leading Clothier,
sylvania, sajs that the surface indica
tions for coal are better here than at
the coal mines of Iowa. He gives it
as bis opinion that coal in paying
quantities will be found in this vicin
ity. A sixteen-inch vein of coal of
poor quality was opened not far from
here twenty years ago. There are also
good indications of an iron mine in
the neighborhood. Two men could
take out a carload of ore in a day.
Quite a number of specimens of lead
ore have been found on a hill near
town. It is possible that a system
atic examination by a mining expert
might lead to the discovery of valuable
ore or metals."
That's the Question.
The republicans of Cass county
should try for once in a lifetime to se
cure for their home county a repre
sentative in congress, especially when
they have a candidate so well qualified
to fill that position in the person of S.
M. Chapman. It is not at all unlikely
that he will be given the first ballot,
but will they stay with him like the
gang of bald heads from the Missouri
bottoms did with George Young at the
county convention. As stayers the
Cass county g. o. p's. have not a very
creditable record. Weeping Water
Found Dead In a Cora Field.
The dead body of John Ward, an old
resident of Saunders county and a
well-to-do farmer, was found in acorn
field one mile north of Wahoo Tuesday
evening. It was badly decomposed
and had evidently lain there for sev
eral days. Mr. Ward was last seen
alive on Sunday morning and had been
drinking hard for two or three days.
In his pocket was found a certificate
of deposit on the First National bank
of Wahoo for over $1,000. Deceased
was about sixty-five years old. An in
quest will be held.
There is every indication that the
fight for the republican nomination for
this congressional district will become
very interesting before the day of
their convention . At present the con
test appears to be between Judge
Chapman of Cass and Strode of Lan
caster. By presenting a solid front
for Judge Chapman we believe our
county can draw enough support from
the other counties to nominate him.
Cass county made concessions in the
convention two years ago by which she
has the right to expect favors from
Otoe, Richardson, Nemaha and Paw
nee counties. Union Ledger.
It is estimated that fully one thou
sand people witnessed the bicycle race
at Nehawka Saturday evening be
tween Dick Reynolds of Nehawka and
George Bailey, from near Plattsmouth.
The race was not very exciting, as
Bailey did not ride fast enough to
make it interesting. Reynolds made
the five miles in 16:30, and made the
fastest mile in 2:10. The visitors
from this city displayed their good
judgment in backing Reynolds and
brought home some Plattsmouth
money. One or two of our riders say
the time made was not very fast and
are of the opinion that they could
beat it easily. Nebraska City News.
When the police court reporter for
The Journal made his daily call at
Judge Archer's office yes erday he
learned that the judge had just com
pleted the last entry in his civil docket
of justice court, and that the book
contained the record of four hundred
and fifteen cases, and dated from
February 2, 1892, covering a period of
thirty months. During that time he
has also heard an even hundred crim
inal cases in justice court, and
three hundred and three police court
cases, making a grand total
of eight hundred and eighteen cases
at all kinds that have been tried be
fore him in the thirty months. This
is a good business showing, and attests
the fact that slnee Judze Archer's oc
cupancy of the office the court has been
elevated from a common justice mill
to the dignity of a real court.V
for iha ho
rse Diana oi.jonn-
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
Fine Top-B-ay, T7"a-l-u.eci stt $75.
The Drawing takes place on the first day of October and it will not be our fault if every Man,
Woman and Child in Cass county does 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, btit 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
A Terrible Filthy Case.
The neighborhood squabble between
the families of Chandler and some
unpronouncable name like Smolinski
had an airing in police court last
Saturday, and easily broke the record
for being the most filthy and indecent
case ever heard in police or any other
court in this city. These families
live over near Happy Hollow and if
one-half of what the women accused
each other of being guilty, and swore
to, is true, it is high time for another
"wash-out." Neighborhood rows be
tween women are usually productive
of many racy details, and the police
court has often been a scene of start
ling revelations, but the case heard
on Saturday can easily lay claim to
being the most depraved and revolt
ing. As usual a large audience was
present to listen to the horrible dis
closures. The Chandler woman was placed on
trial first, to answer to a charge of
disturbing the peace After listening
to the evidence the judge assessed a
fine of $1 and costs, amounting to a
total of $13 85. In default of payment
she was committed to jail, but after
wards paid up and was released.
The other woman was then served
with a warrant on the same charge,
and entered a plea of guilty. Her fine
amounted to $1 and costs, or $6.30.
She paid up and was liberated.
The Deadly Itat-Trap.
Jas. Pollock was a victim of the
deadly rat-trap last Saturday. The
trap in question was not the usual
snare for rodents, but the metal pedal
on a bicycle with sharp jagged edges
to make it hold to the riders' shoes.
Jim was coasting down Gospel hill last
Saturday, and when near the bottom
the deep dust caused his wheel to
wabble. As a consequence his left
foot slipped from the '"coaster" and
fell in between the pedal-crank and
the wheel. The result was that the
sharp pedal cut a deep gash into the
calf of his leg. It was a painful cut
and several stitches were required to
sew it up. Jim will hobble about on
crutches for a week or more as a re
sult of his experience.
All legal business given prompt at
tention, D. 0. 1 )wyer, attorney, Platts
mouth. The Deadly Barb Wire.
George Shreve and Frank Benfer
had a misfortune Sunday afternoon
at the fair grounds which may result
in the loss of oue of their best race
horses. They have a string of three
horses in their stable which have been
in training at the fair grounds for the
past several weeks. The three horses
are valued at $1,800, and one of them
a young thoroughbred filly, fourteen
monts old the choice of the lot, gave
promise of developing into a flyer.
Sunday afternoon the animal man
aged in some manner to get out of the
box-stall and proceeded to exercise by
galloping around the grounds. While
going at full speed the animal ran in
to a single strand of barb wire that
had been stretched across a portion of
the grounds near the entrance. The
horse received a terrible cut across the
shoulders and. chest and the injury
will result in the animal being worth
less for racing purposes. The horse
was valued by the owners at $S00.
Thrown From a Horse.
From parties who live at Bethlehem,
across the river. The Joukxal learns
the particulars of a serious accident
that happened in that vicinity Sun
day. Ola Fields, a twelve-year-old son
of Wm. Fields, was out riding on
horseback, when irom some unknown
cause the horse became unmanagable
and ran away with the boy. The
frightened animal plunged headlong
into a hole or depression of some kind
and struck on its head, breaking its
neck. The boy was thrown to the
ground with considerable, force and
was rendered unconscious, in which
condition he remained for several
hours. Medical attendance was sum
moned, and it is feared that the boy's
injuries will result seriously.
Japanese Liver Pellets are small,
but great in their effects; no griping;
fifty doses twenty-five cents. Sold at
Fricke ,& Co's.
WEtPISG WATER NEWS.
From the Eagle.
John A. Davies brought bis emiling
face here last Saturday to be used
among the dear people during the com
ing campaign. That smile is a sure
Superintendent A. II. Waterhouse
returned last Friday from his visit in
Pennsylvania. He founa his two
children in good health and enjoyed a
few happy days in their society. He
came in on his wheel via. Plattsmouth
making the trip in a little more than
Judge S. M. Chapman doffed his
ermine last week and took a spin
through this congressional district,
landing here Saturday morning with
the members of the county central
committee. S. M. does not seem to be
worried over his prospects, even If
Howe. Strode and Watson are baiting
their hooks with several kinds of
worms at the same time.
Charley Sherman received the grand
gold medal of the local bykers at
Plattsmouth for the fastest rider six
times around the race track. The
News gave the subject considerable of
a send-off by inserting a patent medi
cine cut of a nice fat boy to represent
Cnarley. It is expected that honors
will be even in this line, for The
Joukxal has a large pile of old cuts
which will be used for the benefit of:
the News in coming events.
Fatal Accident On the M. P.
George Thompson of Falls City fell
between the cars of an M. P. freight
train Saturday evening and was in
stantly killed. He was on bis way
from Falls City to Stella and went out
with some boys and stood facing the
engine on the rear end of a flat car,
just in front of the caboose. The
train wa3 going down the divide be
tween Fall City and Verdon and when
it reached the bottom in taking up the
slack it gave a hard jerk, which threw
Thompson over backwards and down
between the cars. The caboose passed
over him, which mangled him in a hor
rible manner. Death was instan
taneous. No l"e For Saloons.
The Mills County -Tribune says:
Glenwood now has four drugstores.
With such a quantity of drugs in our
midst, outsiders might infer that this
was a sickly community, but such is
far irom being the case. We are
merely acting on the principle that an
ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure, and we are surrounding our
selves with plenty of prevention.
The Nebraska City News says: It is
with a great deal of pleasure the
2sews again announces that coal has
again been discovered in Cass county.
While it is impossible to estimate the
number of times that coal has been
discovered there we are always pleased
to tell the public whenever the vein is
found again. Several months ago a
diamond drill was ordered but has not
been received, probably on account of
the strike, but it is expected to arrive
in a few days. Col. Polk also expects
to open some of his numerous "finds."
Cass is the champion coal discovering
county of the state.
The newspaper which advocates that
it is legitimate for laboring men to
band together for the prevention of a
reduction of their wages to the starva
tion point, such as was done by Duke
Pullman, the sleeping car magnate,
must needs be the advocate of an
archy. Such, in plain words, is the
doctrine of Polk's News. The Jour
nal has always been the. friend of
honest organized labor, but it doesn't
follow by any means that because of
such an attitude it favors anarchy.
The millionaire employer, who grinds
down the wages of his men, is, in real
ity, responsible for nine-tenths of the
turmoil and trouble. Polk's News is
an advocate of the latter. Which po
sition is more commendable? That of
TnE Journal r,j the News.'
J. O. PhillTpPotHthe Missouri Pacific
baa returned to headquarters at Oma
ha from a trip overlthe Nebraska and
lie says that rain
must fall within te
days to save the
An Important Capture.
1 he arrest of the two alleged con
fidence men at Nebraska City on Mon
day turns out to be of more importance
than at first supposed. One of them
proves to be Ed. Hennessey, alias
"Big Fd," E. N. Ring and E. W.IIall,
and is known to be one of the smooth
est confidence men in the whole
country. The other is Dave Whitesell,
alias Johnnie Green, I). C. Wilson, P.
E. Lawless, C. B. Leonard, who also
has achieved quite a reputation in
his peculiar line of operations.
When the baggage of the two men
was overhauled and searched by the
officers two small tin boxes were found
which are the implements they usa in
carrying out their little game. The
scheme these two sharpers have for a
long time practiced successfully is
this: They approach a farmer who
wishes to dispose of his farm, and offer
him a price, depositing the money in
a tin box, requiring the farmer to de
posit $5,000 in a similar box. The pur
chase money is left with him, the
confidence men retaining the key. The
sharpers then have their victim look for
an attorney to draw up the necessary
legal papers. But they never come
back, and when the farmer opens bis
tin box he is confronted with a pile of
papers cut in the Bize of 11 bills, with
a $1 bank note on the outside. The
tin boxes found in the baggage of the
suspects is most important evidence
Sheriff Bixler of Nodsway county,
Missouri, accompanied by Joseph
Walker of Mary ville, son of the farmer
who was buncoed out of $5,000. nosi-
tively identified the prisoners as being f
the persons wanted. Requisition pa
pers arrived yesterday and they will
be taken back to Missouri for trial.
Whitsell, or Johnny Green, as he is
better known, has operated in nearly
every city of any size in this country.
Ilennessy and Green, the two swin
dlers who were arrested at Nebraska
City the other day, must go back to
Missouri and stand trial. The men
attempted to prevent extradition by
applying for a writ of habeas corpus.
Judge Chapman heard the arguments
at Nebraska City yesterday and denied
the writ. The men have operated in
several states, and many an unsus
pecting farmer has been fleeced out of
his all by the scamps. One man in
Missouri was caught for over $5,000.
It is for the latter offense that the men
will be prosecuted.
Drop into LehnhofTs and drink a
glass of cream soda water.
The Course of True Love.
Horace Capron and Id a Tibbets, aged
nineteen and. fourteen respectively,
ran away from their homes at Belmont.
Lancaster county, on Sunday, with the
intention of getting married. But
they were not married because
Horace made a slight error in his
plans.. He thought that Weeping
Water was the county seat of Cass
county. lie was not posted on history,
and perhaps had never ."seen the fig
ures of the last county seat election,
else he would have known different.
After leaving home on Sunday the
youthful pair went to the home of a
friend near Lincoln, where the bride-to-be
remained while Horace procured
a livery rig and drove to Weeping
Water to get the necessary marriage
license. When he arrived at Weeping
Water and learned that that place was
not the county seat he continued on
his journey to this city, where he se
cured the much coveted and necessary
license all right. But the time con
sumed in making the trip from Weep
ing Water to Plattsmouth and back
again proved fatal to his well-laid
plans, because just as he was getting
ready to go to Eagle and have tl?e
nuptial knot tied a Lincoln detective
who bad been following his trail
swooped down upon him, and the
ceremony was indefinitely postponed.
The couple were returned to Lincoln,
Horace to his parents, after promising
that he would give up bis ladylove,
orH T.ln tn hur mnthsr nhn firimlv an.
nounced that she was "going to spank
her till she-couldn't sit down." And
the Lincoln News remarks: In the
meantime there is one of Judge Ram
sey's celebrated Casa county marriage
licenses going to waste, in spite of the
When the young man applied to
Judge Ramsey for the license he gave
his age as twenty-one and the girl's as
eighteen, and said that his residence
was at Weeping Water.
Engineer George Klnsey Injured.
Engineer George Kinsey was brought
to his home in this city Friday suf
fering from injuries received while on
duty up near Columbus. He was run
ning an engine pulling the pile driver
and work train, and while travelling
at the rate of ten or twelve miles per
hour, he stepped out on the running
board of the engine and in some man
ner became over-balanced and fell off
He received painful injuries to his
back and a miscellaneous assortment
of bruises, that will lay him op for
Bugle Call to Silver Democrats. .
The executive committee of the Ne
braska democratic free coinage league
met at the Windsor hotel in Lincoln
Thursday afternoon. It was decided
to issue an address to the democrats
of the state. The exact nature of the
address could not be learned, but it
will be a bugle call for democrats in
every county of the state to fall in line
and organize for the purpose of cap
turing the state convention. The ad
dress will be issued in a few days
After transacting considerable busi
ness the committee adjourned, subject
to the call of President Ong.
An Awful Fall.
Two men named Meebam and Peter
son, while building a chimney on the
new dormitory at the orphans' home
at York, fell off a high scaffold Thurs
day morning and sustained awful
injuries. Meeham died within an
hour, while Peterson cannot live.
The men fell over fifty feet. It will
be remembered that Burwell Spurlock
our former townsman, is superinten
dent of the home at York.
A Missouri newspaper publishes the
following touching obituary notice on
the death of one of their citizens:
"George Wollard is dead, and dying
he went as straight to hell as an arrow
shot from its bow. For seventy-four
years he has lived in this town. Dur
ing that time he has opposed every en
terprise that would tax him a copper;
he opposed schools; he never gave a
cent to church or charity; he favored
saloons; bis influence was on the
devil's side. He left an estate worth
$65,000 and a . life that smells to
The trial of Anna Frisch was con
cluded before County Judge Ramsey
late yesterday afternoon. The testi
mony disclosed plainly that the girl
was incorrigible, but it was also very
clear that the harsh treatment ac
corded her by the parents was directly
responsible for the girl's actions, and
the judge gave the father a rather
severe lecture for his treatment of the
child. The judge rather disliked the
idea of ordering her sent to the Geneva
industrial school,' as she appears to be
a bright child, and one upon which
kind treatment will work a decided
reformation. He accordingly will en
deavor to secure a home for her among
people whose conservation is not mixed
with curses, and whose manner of
showing affection is not done with the
aid of a club.
A very unique and attractive enter
tainment will be given for the benefit
of the public library Tuesday evening,
July 31, at Waterman hall. The char
acters as cast are taken by Mesdames
George Dovey, W. A. Swearingen and
D. A. Campbell; Misses Dora Swearin
gen, Edith Patterson, Margaret Shep
herd, Kitty Cummins and Rosellyers;
Messrs. Bert Holmes andHarvey Hol
loway, and Ethel, Alice p nd Eliza
beth Dovey. This will be the last op
portunity of heari 'b.e littl9 favor-
ites, Ethel an
fore tWir do
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WILL COT INTO CASS.
New Gulf Line to
Through This County.
THE COMPANY INCORPORATED.
The Coarse Through Nebraska Already
Mapped Out and Building Will
Commence Soon Now Var
ious Other Jottlnga-
That New Line to the Uulf.
The company which was formed
some time ) to connect the city of
Duluth with Ga;vtaioi!, Texas, filed
their articles of incorporation with the
secretary of state at Lincoln the other
day. The Iowa, Lake Superior &
Gulf railroad is the name of the new
corporation. A. J. Westfall heads the
list of seven incorporators, and the ob
jects of the company are explained to
be the building and operating of rail
way, telegraph and telephone lines,
having their place of beginning at Du
luth, and extending through Iowa,
South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Ok
lahoma, Indian territory and Texas to
the town of Boliver, on the gulf. The
articles state that the lines are to be
constructed, equipped and operaj
the interest of the patTorvfifg pubjjC;
tnat when any state wrnts to tafc Mar
lines off the hands ofthe conipanj,
making the railway a free highway
open to all persona or corporations
without toll or charjre, it tr.y d so.,'
and that when the United States
wants to take the entire line on the
same conditions, it shall have the priv
ilege, provided, always, that the com
pany Bhall receive a reasonable com
pensation, to be determined by a board
of Ave commissioners, two of whom
shall be appointed by the company.
two by the state making the purchase,
and the fifth to be elected by these
four. In Nebraska the route of the
proposed line is to be through the
counties of Dakota, Cedar, Wayne,
Cuming, Thurston, Burt, Dodge,
Washington, Douglas, Saunders,
Sarpy, Cass,Lancaster, Otoe, Nemaha,
Johnson, Gage, Pawnee and Richard
son. The principal place of business
is to be at Sioux City.
A Victim at Anburn.
It has developed within the last two
Jays that what brought Hennessey
and Green, the two sharpers to this
city was that they had selected a vic
tim at Auburn whom they were get
ting ready to work. Green had been
downto see the farmer and was getting
things in shape so that the other two
men could come forward and complete
the work. The victim selected was a
well to do German who, it is said, bad
fallen so far an easy victim to Green's
smooth tongue. It is thought that
Green was going to Auburn when ar
rested by the officers last Monday.
Nebraska City News.
A Discouraging Report.
The weather reports received by the
Burlington railway np to last flight
were of a rather melancholy nature.
The hot wind of yesterday prevailed
all over the state and well into Iowa,
where the drouth is even more severe
than it is here. The wind in the west
ern part of the state was very strong.
Rain was reported at Alliance and it
was thought that a heavy shower was
falling northeast of there. The Bur
lington reports indicate that rain must
come within forty-eight hours to save
In the policy of its. management, to
say nothing of its politics, the Lincoln
Journal isan absolute disgrace to the
state. As a gatherer and dispenser of
fresh news, however, it must be ad
mitted that the Journal is well to the
front. Were it to cast aside its old
time policy of fighting for the rings
and instead espouse the cause of the
people, it would be merely a short time
until it would be the most popular
newspaper in the state. It is doubtless
a fact, however, that a change,;
policy In the paper mentioned wii'
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