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SOME- FAST CYCLING.
Deputy Sheriff Holloway Wins the
Wheel Club's Gold Medal.
TROUBLE AHEAD AT NEHAWXA.
Mra. Henaen Treats Her Child Brutiallj
hikI Her Neighbors Resent It Stren
uously M. P. Ilurglars Bound
Harvey Holloway Wins the Medal.
Deputy Sberiff Harvey Holloway
was sporting the handsome gold medal,
emblematic of the local wheel club
championship, today. Harvey was
one of the participants in last night's
three-mile handicap race at the fair
grounds, and from the manner in
which he mowed down those who were
accorded a greater handicap than him
self, and likewise left those who started
behind further and further in the rear,
it must be admitted that he wassurely
in the race.
There were eight starters, and
Handicapper Schulhoff had gauged the
relative speed of the men and accorded
the following handicaps: Henry Sny
der and Will Streight, 1:40; Will Ily ere
ann Bert Pollock, 1:30; Harvey Hollo.
way and Chas. Sherman, 45 seconds;
Louie Thoma8,25 seconds; Tom Pat
terson, scratch. From the very com
mencement it was easy to discern that
the race would go to Holloway. He
set a fast clip and maintained it so
persistently that he was in the lead of
the limit men at the end of the fifth
lap, and from thence on he had it all
his own way, crossing the tape in the
fast time of 8:59 2-5. Henry Snyder
was second and Tom Patterson third.
In the two previous races for the
medal Holloway was prevented from
entering because of a broken wheel.
That of last evening was consequently
his maiden race, and his victory was
in the nature of a big surprise. The
time was a greater surprise. For an
old rider it was fast, but for a novice
it was a sort of marvel. No rider
hereabouts has ever come within sev
eral seconds of equalling it without
being paced. Holloway's friends are
highly elated over his performance
and feel that with a course of training
he can lay claim to the championship
of the state at any distance above
three miles. They will take the risk,
anyway, and in the course of a few
weeks a sweeping defi will be published
to Nebraska riders offering to convince
any who might be disposed to dispute
the claim, that the champion bicyclist
of the state resides in Plattsmouth.
A Mother's Ilratality.
Mrs. Peter Hansen, of Nehawka,
during a fit of anger yesterday threw
her infant child heavily to the ground,
Th9 little one was not injuried seri
ously, but the woman's neighbors
rather resent bei brutality. Hansen
and his wife have but recently returned
from Chase county, where they resided
for a short time. Heing driven from
home by the drought they returned to
their father, George Hansen, who is
one of the oldest and best citizens in
the neighborhood. Peter Hansen
served a short term in the insane asy
lum about two years ago. The belief
is prevalent in that neighborhood that
both Hansen and bis wife are insane,
and there is a strong probability that
they will be brought to this city for
examination before the insanse com
Iiound Over to the District Court.
The preliminary examination of the
men who burglarized an M. P. freight
car early yesterday morning in the lo
cal yards was had before County Judge
Ramsey this afternoon. The prisoners
gave their names as Jas. Smith, Wil
liam Smithlap and Jos. Latour. lie
fore the examination had begun the
state dismissed the charge of burglary
against Smithlap and Latour and sub
stituted one of petit larceny. The
charge against Smith, the black man,
however, was not disturbed and the
testimony was taken up, and at its
conclusion Judge Ramsey held that the
evidence was strongly against the
prisoner, and bound him over to the
district court under bonds of $500. J
II. Mago and Tony Rivers, the two
tourists who saw the burglary and re
ported it to the authorities, will also
be put under bonds to assure their be
ing here at the trial of Smith in Sep
tember, as witnesses for the state.
The trial of Smithlap and Latour was
in progress as we go to press.
Try Gering & Co's for cigars they
keep all kinds.
"Ills Declining Years."
The following from the Elmwood
Echo was evidently intended as a
Chapman puff, but it is quite doubtful
if the judge will really appreciate it
as such: "Sam Chapman has been a
god-father to Cass county, and now in
his declining years the fostered child
should not forsake its parent. Give
the judge the unanimous support of
the delegation, with a determination
to die hard if at all and victory will
come our way."
Found The finest soda water in
the city at Oering & Co's.
An Awful Tragedy.
The following dispatch from Chicago
to the Lincoln Journal will be of in
terest to Plattsmouth people:
"Harry It. Hinkson shot his wife,
Grace, four times today and then at
tempted to commit suicide by firing
four bullets into his body. He was
formerly a resident of Beatrice, Neb.
He went there in 1887, where he opened
the Hinkson house. After a year or so
there, during which time he was a
heavy drinker, he left and went to Hot
Springs, Ark., where he conducted a
cafe and saloon. He broke up there
and with his wife drifted to Chicago,
where he did nothing but drink and
carouse, ins wue learnea leieRrayuy
to support herself and child, and not a
little of her money went to Hinkson s
support. He got drunk a few days ago,
went to the telegraph oflice in 'he
Masonic temple, where she had charge,
and abused her. She went to a lawyer
and had a bill of divorce drawn up,
and also had him arrested. He met
her at the lawyer's office and appeared
very repentant, signing papers giving
to the care of his wife their daughter.
Today he sent her a note to meet him
at their former home, 3635 Vernon
avenue, to divide the furniture, and
when she arrived there shot her. Both
are at the hospital. She will recover
but physicians say Hinkson cannot
live throuch the night. The story
which Hinkson tells that his wife was
unfaithful is without foundation if re
ports of neighbors and lawyers are to
be believed. They give Mrs. Hmkson
the best reputation."
Hinkson is well remembered in this
city. In 18SS he accompanied tne ise-
atrice ball club to this city, and after
wards made a return visit here to re
cover some money which the Beatrice
sports dropped on the game, wheiein
the Plattsmouth team beat the Beatrice
outfit. He made himself highly ob
noxious, but failed to recover any of
the coin. Hinkson formerly lived at
Glenwood, Iowa, where his father was
in the butcher business.
The State's Assessed Valuation.
The state board of equalization has
completed its work. The following
figures are gleaned from the assess
ment roll, which foots up the total of
S183,717,498.7S: Horses, 86,507 ,6S9 ;
cattle, $5,1174290; hogs, $1,541,760;
merchandise stocks, $4,716,05S ; mon
eys in bank, $1,074,208; agricultural
tools, $1,1S3,306 ; property of compan
ies and corporations, $2,547,395; house
hold furniture, $1,709,027; amount of
railroad and sleeping car property,
$2S,014,368.38. The total value of im
proved lands is Gxed at 17,558,533
acres, worth $51,411,598 ; unimproved.
11,692,757 acres, worth 822,636,018;
value of improved city lots, $29,945,
377 ; unimproved lots, $9,066,788. To
tal value of personal property, $60,-
Taken Under Advliteuieiit.
Justice Spencer was listening to a
replevin suit Tuesday which has some
unique features. A liveryman from
Plattsmouth named Benfer and a man
by the name of Brown put two horses
together and drove out into the
country to trade them off to some
farmer. They succeeded in Gnding a
willing trade and secured a grey and
a bay horse and a saddle in exchange
for their team. When they got back
to Plattsmouth, however, they could
not decide which horse the other had
traded for, and while their decisions
were still pending Brown went to
Benfer's stable and took the grey
horse, the saddle and a bridle and left
town. He was arrested at Waverly for
the theft and upon being tried was
found guilty of having stolen the
bridle, to which he could not lav claim,
as it was the sole property of Benfer.
During the trial he managed to trade
the horse off to Liveryman Broad water
of Havelock. As soon as Benfer heard
of this he commenced suit to regain
possession of the horse, and it was
this suit that engaged Justice Spen
cer's attention yesterday. He has
taken the matter under advisement.
A Queer Suicide.
All Omaha is skocked at the suicide
of William C. Wakely, city clerk and
son of Judge Wakely. The tragedy
occurred last evening at Lake Man
awa, the well-known bathing resort.
Wakely climbed to the top of the high
safety rope pole and, after smoking a
cigarette, calmly pulled out a revolver
and sent a bullet into his right tem
ple. Death was instantaneous and
Wakely's body fell into the water be
low, where it was recovered before
sinking. No cause as yet has been as
signed for the man's rash act.
D. O. D wyer, attorney, Plattsmouth.
The July Mortgage Kecord.
The following is the mortgage
record for Cass county during the
month of July as compiled at the court
house today: Farm property Gled,
$44,687.62; released, $28,822.79. Town
property Gled, $2,995.35; released,
$10,816.40. Chattle mortgages Gled,
$18,299.45; released, $12,160.97.
It never fails Gering's Blackberry
Cordial for summer complaint.
We can suit all in hammocks. More
than fifteen different styles and prices.
AROUND THK COI7Kr ROOMS.
Clara Lundstrum vs. Nelson E.
Lundsirum was the title of a divorce
suit filed in district court todav. The
plaintiff asks for a separation on the
ground that her husband is an habi
tual drunkard and is guilty of extreme
cruelty as well as failing to furnish
her with the customary support due
her as a wife. II. Guy Livingston is
License to wed was issued in county
court to Mr. Jno. F. Roedecker and
Miss Lizzie L. Ruttkar.
The case of Jas. P. Ellis vs. Village
of Louisville, wherein the plaintiff
asks for $200 for daraaces done to his
property by street grading, was on
trial in county court yesterday before
a jury, and some two or three dozen
Louisville citizens weie down to at
tend the trial.
COURT ROOM NOTES.
Sberiff Eikenbary disposed of some
Weeping Water town lots at, sheriff 's
sale Monday to satisfy judirments se
cured in the suits of Bellows vs.
Woodruff and Gibson vs. Race.
In the suit of John Fitzeerald vs. the
M. P. railway, which was decided in
Fitzgerald's favor some three weeks
ago by the supreme court, a motion
has been filed for a rehearing. The
motion is a lengthy one, and occupies
some one hundred and eighty-two
printed pages. Fitzgerald's judgment,
it will be remembered, was for some
$800,000. The road is hardly to be
blamed for resisting payment of so
large a sum. Eight hundred thousand
dollars is a lot of money even to Geo.
Repaid For His Chickens.
Tuesdays World Herald says: Sev
eral days ago the Omaha police were
notified that chicken thieves were
raiding Sarpy county farmers' hen
roosts, and to look out for two men
with a team of roan horses and a
John Winterlicht, a well-to-do far
mer residing near La Platte, lost
nearly 100 chickens the night of July
20, and while he was lamenting his
loss, bis good wife, in scratching
around the coop for some evidence of
the thieves, found a pocketbook con
A neighborhood conference was held
to decide what disposition should be
made of the money, and it was agreed
that the money should be held by Mrs.
Winterlicht for thirty days subject to
the personal order of the owner upon
identification. No one has since
called for the money, and it is well
that they have not. For Winterlicht
has a new shotgun, a bull-dog and a
peace warrant awaiting their appear
ance. Crops on the Winterlicht farm
are a failure this year, but the $350
will more than carry them through
From the Times.
Miss Hempel of Plattsmouth is visit
ing her sister, Mrs. D. O. Hewitt.
Iv. Holmes has been circulating
around Plattsmouth and Eagle the
past two weeks and on Sunday de
clared his intention to a reporter of
leaving at once for his old stamping
ground. El Reno, Oklahoma.
Durintr the coming three months
there will be heavy shipments of fat
and range cattle over the Burlington
and all agents have received orders to
release every stock car now held and
to cease loading them with dead
The fact that the Hon. D. G. Court
ney, one of Judge Strode's delegates,
has made several trips to Plattsmouth
and held conferences with the Hon.
Sam Chapman has given rise to a feel
ing of uneasiness among some of
Strode's local supporters. They ap
pear to be undecided whether Mr.
Courtney is endeavoring to use his
wonderful powers of persuasion upon
Judge Chapman to induce him to with
draw, or whether he is fixing it up so
that Chapman will get the nomination
if Strode is knocked out. Their un
easiness is explained from the fact
that both Strode and Chapman have
sworn that the other shall not have
Wabash is trying to capture all the
county conventions this year so far
with success. Messrs. Ilulfish and
Cavey appeared before the indepen
dent central committee last Saturday
and offered free use of the park and
buildings, cheap board and plenty of
drink, which was accepted. The com
mittee named August IS, when they
occupy the ground for convention
purposes. Weeping Water Eagle.
Jacob Vallery, jr., has quite a
curiosity out at bis home on West Elm
street in theshape of a snow-ball bush,
which has blossomed twice thisseason
Mr. Vallery states that a snow-ball
bush which blossoms of tener than once
a year is something new to him, and
as a consequence he values the one in
question rather highly.
Magnetic Nervine quickly restores
lost manhood and youthful vigor. Sold
by Fricke & Co.
LORD MACAULEY'S PROPHESY.
Plattsmouth, Neb.. August 1, 1S94.
Editor Journal The year 1894
thus far has been one of stirring
events. Wit!) the marching of com
monwealers, strikes, riots, and the out
bursts of anarchy it would appear that
the day of which Lord Macauley spoke,
some fifty or sixty years ago, is at hand.
That great lawyer, orator, poet,
statesman and historian had been ex
changing ideas with an American
friend on the condition of things as
they then existed in Europe, with its
want and misery, trouble and turmoil,
revolution and bloody repression, in
contrast with the peace, plenty and
general contentment which then pre
vailed in the laud of the stars and
stripes. It is many years since 1 read
Macauley's prophesy, and I believe
what called it forth, to some extent,
was the indulging by the American in
what Europeans term a national
characteristic boasting. The Amer
ican had been speaking of his country
its vast extent, its great natural re
sources all within the temperate zone,
and of its almost divinely inspired con
stitution, which is looked upon today
as being the most inflexible of any ex
isting in a civilized country having any
pretensions to a constitutional govern
ment. He was also boasting of the
government of his country being of, by
and for the people a government with
mild, wise and just laws impartially
This was in the days before the
formation of trusts, such as the sugar,
whisky, match, coffin, grave-yard, and
in fact every kind of trust which the
genius of the latter part of the nine
teenth century and the grasping greed
of man ha3 been able to create.
It is very evident from Macauley's
tone that his American friend had
formed his opinion of the future of his
country from its past history and its
then present condition, while the great
historian had formed his from the ma
terial gathered after studying the
history of men and nations during a
period of more than a hundred genera
tions. The American seemed to be
lieve that at that time and in the future
it would not require very great or pro
found statesmanship to run his govern
ment; all that it was necessary to do
was to allow matters to slide along in
a happy-go lucky fashion, and that it
would require but little care like a
ship in the trade winds.
But Macauley said to his American
friend: "Your country is young in
years; it is joung in experience; it is
thinly settled; it has a vast public do
main open to the strocg and enterpris
ing; it bus no extremely rich men and
no very poor men. But wait until your
country becomes thickly settled; until
your public domain is all absorbed,
closing one of the principles avenues
by tvhich the enterprising and in
dustrious might hope though poor at
start--to bptter his condition; until
many of your cities I ecouie the centers
of vast populations; until in the fierce
struggle for existence, in which one
man may be enabled to gather millions
of dollars, scores even hundreds will
not have money enough to buy or know
where to look for a breakfast. When
that day comes, then, my friend, your
country will need statesmen, and wise
In tb opinion of many people, the
day which Macauley spoke of has come,
bringing with it not the humble mil
lionaire, but the hundred-times mil
lionaire; not the hundreds ot poor, but
thousands who have not enough for a
breakfast. And where are the states
men? True, we have Tom Reed and
McKinley, Brice and Gorman, and a
host of others who will enable the ship
of state to weather the storms of the
future as it has those f the past.
Fancy such a crew undertaking to
steer the ship of state, beset as it is in
the breakers, assailed on one hand by
rampant demagoguery and on the other
by the seductive influences of the vast
moneyed power !
It was one hundred years ago on Fri
day last since the overthrow of Robes
pierre, that monster which the French
revolution of 1787, in running through
its dreadful course, gave birth, and I
look for the same sort of storm to
sweep over this country at no distant
day. But let us hope not. I will in
the near future give a brief account
of the doings in France in those days,
and how Robespierre came to be over
Notice or Probate of Will.
State of Nebraska, 1
Caxs Couhtt. i
In county court In the matter of the last will
and testament of Iliram A. Waterman, de
ceased: Notice Ib hereby given that on the 24th day of
August A. 1., 194, at the office of the county
judge In Plattsmouth, Cass county, Nebraska at
the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon the fol
lowing matter will be heard and considered :
The petition of John Waterman t admit
to probate the laxt will and testament of Iliram
A Waterman, deceased, late of PlattBmouth,
in said county, and for letters testamentary to
Dated tbiHSlKt day of July A. D.. 1S&4.
By order of the court.
32-3 B. S. Kamskt. County Judge.
W LJ .aXT
Red Oxfords, worth $1.50, now $ .75.
Tan Oxfords, " 1.50, " l.OO.
Black Oxfords, " 1.25, " .75.
Black Oxfords, " 1.50, " l.OO.
: : Dressing for
The demand for reduction in the
cost of necessaries, we have made,
for the month of
Great discounts on our former
prices. Through all our depart
ments the knife has been un
spainngly used and its result is
we are offering many tempting
The ''leader" here is a $7.50
Suit. This lot is made up of all
the broken sizes in our men's
light suits. There are cheviots
land cassimeres, in tan, grey and
other colors. Not one of these
suits ever sold before for less than
$12.50. Your choice for August
S7.50. (Send measurement.)
A good pair of Never Rip pants
at 95 cents.
A fine line of all wool pants in
cheviots and cassimeres that have
been selling at $3.00 and up, now
All wool Jersey cheviots and
children's worsted knee pant suits
Finest made light summer knee
pant suits at $3.25. These are
worth $5.50, $6.25 and $7.00 per
The largest line of
and the best values. Note the
following sample prices:
Best tomatoes, 81c per can ; etioicest
sugar corn, 5Jc per can; Golden
Pumpkin. 6c per can : mixed pickles
and chow chow, 5c ; French mustard,
21c per bottle ; large paila jelly, 35c ;
oil sardines, 3c per can ; sweet choco
late, 3c per cake; Raker's chocolate,
17c per package; pur corn starch,
3c; one lb. can pure baking powder,
10c ; standard soap, 3c per bar ; Japan
tea. 19c ; sun-cured Japan, 23c and up;
broken Java coffee, 17lc; Golden Rio
coffee, 25c per lb.
Send for samples of our silks
and wash dress goods, and prices
on furniture, hardware, jewelry,
music, or in fact anything you
may need. Prompt and careful
attention to all mail orders.
C. HEISEI. Prop.
This Mill has been rebuilt, and furnished with
Machinery or the best manufacture
in the world. Their
lias no Superior in America. Give it a
trial and be convinced.
Bran, Shorts and Corn Meal
Always on hand. Orders delivered in
TERMS Cauli or 30 days' time.
w. ir. cvaitixa,
j. ir. JOiiirsoJt
Capital paid in
J. W. Johnson. W D. Mwrifcia. Wm. Weten
kamp. I). Morion, Henry Eikenbary,
M. W. Morgan nd W. H. dishing.
A (literal banking business transacted. In
teren allowed ou time deports.
Tan Shoes. : :
SAM GUTMANN 6 CO,
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
AND THE BEST
Sole agents for the
Deliveries To anv Plirt of
the city or ship
Made ped to any plr.ee
A. H. WECKBACH,
FANCY and STAPLE
QUEEN SW ARE,
FLOUR and FEED
All Kinds of
rip II OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
f5H ALWAYS IN STOCK.
We are agents for the cele- pnfTfT
brated DIAMOND MILLS ull I ILL
588 City Bakery,
WHERE YOU CAN GET
GOOD, FRESH BREAD
At any time. Prompt attention given to orders
Agent for Seven of the Best
GIVE ME A CALL.
THK OLl KtXIAHLG
HAS PURCHASED THE
Sixth Street Checked Barn.
AND WILL RUN IT
FIRST-CLASS S'J '.
Special attention to Funeral, ilackt, r.Ibe
run 10 all trains. Promptness and f idelity to
STREIGHT & SATTLEB,
Sncoeosori to Henry Hark.
Furniture I Undertaking
Stoves. Itanjrea Hiafisa. Organ.
Our Furniture lin to complete in every detail
An Inves-Uatioa is certain to convince-.
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