Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, August 09, 1894, Image 1

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Havelock Boarding House Affair Due
to Poisoned Milk.
Suspicion Point to a Former l'lat turnout h
Ciirl. Who Was Discharged bj the
Uoardloe House 1'eople Cur
"riujr Too 'Fly.
Tbe -wholesale poisoning of the
boarders at tbe Stalting boarding
bouse in Havelock last Monday morn
ing, exclusively mentioned in TriE
Jocuxal. promises to cause something
in the way of a sensation. As before
mentioned in these col-amns, the
trouble was traced to the milk used at
the breakfast table, and some of the
same milk was accordingly sent to a
chemist ai University Place. The
latter finished his analysis Friday,
and found that the milk contained a
poiswn. Just what the poison was
both the chemist a;id tb boarding
house people refuse t divulge, their
intention first being to locate the party
who "dosed" the mi!k. Suspicion
points to a girl who until recently
worked in the boarding house kitchen,
but was dLnchaiged for uon-atUriition
to duties and an e erlast jug penchant
to be too "fly.' The girl formerly
lived in Plattsmouth and is wellknown
here. Her name, however, is with
held until the mystery clears :ip. On
Sunday afternoon it is stated that the
girl made threats against the parties
running the boarding bouse and said
that the boarders there would soon
find another place to live. On Sunday
evening a part of the milk was served
for supper, but no ill effects resulted
Over night the crock of milk was sta
tioned in an unlocked refrigerator sit
ting outside the housf ;. The milk was
evidently "dosed' duTing the night, as
every boarder who used any of the
raiik at his breakfast on Monday was
immediately taken sick. Everything
points toward the gi rls guilt, but the
authorities will investigate a trifle
further before causing her arrest.
The Concremnuui Denies It.
Anent the story which went the
rounds of the state press the other
day that Congressman Bryan was to
become the editor-in-chief of tbe
Omaha World-Herald, the following
dispatch in Friday's Lincoln Journal
from Washington shows that the
original report was not based on fact:
"Special dispatches in various eastern
papers this morning announce that
arrangements have been made by the
friends of Representative Bryan by
which a controlling interest in the
"World -Herald of Omaha has been pur
chasea by friends of that gentleman,
and that upon bis retirement from
congress he is to assume the editorship
of that paper. Mr. Bryau was asked
by the Journal correspondent this
evening w hat truth was in tbe report.
He Teplied that he had noticed the
item with much surprise. 'Xo ar
rangements of that kind,' he said,
'have been made that I know of, and I
would, I think, be apt to know if any
arrangement of that kind had been
consummated. I have been thinking,'
he continued, 'of helping to start a
weekly democratic paper at Lir.coln
ever since the departure of my friend,
Calhoun, but I have been too busy to
make ar.v definite plans in that direc
tion. Possibly the Omaha rumor may
have originated in that way. "
A to folk' Treacure Huntir.
A party of FHttsmouthians, under
the guidance of a spiritualistic
medium, are hunting along tbe hill
tops for bidden treasuies. said to have
been buried there by Sioux Indians
many, many years ago. It will be re
membered that a couple of South
Carolinians mysteriously arrived in
I'iattsmouth a few years ago aod dag
up a pot of gold dust, buried there a
quarter of a century jtgo fry an uncle
There is no doubt thai a tot or wea'
has been buried in Plattsifaouth r
one time and another. ."i-inctlon
Handsome Top-Bu
Is the talk of the county. People ask us how we can afford to do it. We do
sales. If you have never purchased anything of us, come in and spend
And get a chance on it. Who knows? YOU may be the lucky one. And then, you may like us
better than you thought you would and decide to trade with us altogether. We have an im
mense stock to select from. Some people say we have too large a stock for these hard times. Per
haps we have, but we have got them marked down to hard-time prices and we are going to
sell them all.
ORGAN, The Leading Clothier, ipiattemo-ath, Neb.
Medal tioes to a Scratch Man.
Tom Patterson walked off with the
gold medal in Tuesday night's three
mile handicap bicycle race at the fair
grounds. Heretofore Tom has been
the only rider who started from the
scratch, and, as all bicycle enthusiasts
i know, to ride in any race and set one's
own pace is a rather difficult matter.
As a consequence Tom, in the previous
races, has not cut much of a figure.
The race of last week demonstrated
the fact that Harvey Hollo way was
eligible to start from the scratch, and
it wa3 by his assistance that Tom
landed the race. Holloway helped out
on the pace, and before the race was
half over the limit men had been over
hauled. On the last end of the race
Patterson let out a few extra notches,
and with a magnificent burst of speed.
pulled ahead of the bunch with appar-
entease and finished, ridingeasy, some
titty feet in the lead. Holloway was a
good second and Fred Lehnhoff third.
The time was faster than ever, Patter
son's actual riding time being 8:42 2-5.
There were six starters, the handi
caps being as follow s: Jas. Bright, SO
seconds; .Louie Thomas, 25 seconds;
Fred Lehnhoff, 10 seconds; Tom Pat
terson, Harvey Holloway and Tom
Parmele, scratch.
Ah Viewed From Altroad.
The fallowing from a Leeds, Eng
land, piper, illustrates the wide
knowledge which English newspapers
have of this country :
"The province of Chicago where the
riots are occurring is located on the
east bank of the Mississippi river.
The long delay in getting the troops
there was occasioned by the fact that
they were engaged in suppressing a
whisky rebellion in the province of
South Carolina. The movement of the
army from South Carolina to Chicago
was necessarily very slow as there is
no communication between these
provinces except by canal. Mr.
Grover Cleveland, the president of the
country, marched at the head of the
troops. This has been the custom of
the presidents in America since the
time of George Washington. The
cause of the rebellion was because Mr.
Pullman and his followers refused to
be taxed without representation in the
city council. They have now been
banished to the wilderness on the op
posite side of the river."
A Sad Drowning.
Nellie, the little four-year-old daugh
ter of William Trimble, a banker of
Milford, was drowned Thursday after
noon in the Blue river. Some boys
who were bathing discovered the body,
but it was too late to resucitate the
little one. as the child only gasped
twice after the body was recovered
No one knows how the accident oc
The sudden changes in the quota
tions on corn in the Chicago market
caught quite a few of the bucket shops
in Omaha quite heavily. One house in
South Omaha figured up its losses yes
terday at over $200,000 for the past
week, and promptly proceeded to quit
business. They omitted, however, to
pay up. One dealer who was $27,000
ahead failed to "cash in" until after
the bucket shop people had departed
and he will doubtless wait quite s
while before they return and whack
up the the twenty-seven thousand.
The affection of Col. Burton of the
Junction Recorder for his former place
of abode, old England, is hard to down
In referring to the trouble between
Japan and China, the colonel remarks
that Japan has become "European
i.ed." The common expression is that
Japan ha3 become '"Americanized;'
that she has copied after America
and not the European countries, such
as uld England. Col. Burton needs to
copy after Japan and become "Ameri
canized" on his own hook.
The merry-go-round people, who
have been holding forth at the corner
of Seven1""" Main streets for
month v 9 ,-wir tent and ma
ctun?, e
common on Satur
X "0pe thet)perate tbei
'rJf a Was ID , i nrnmnt at.
, to accede I .rney.Platts
medium of i
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Bethlehem, Across the River, Con
tributes a Social Sensation.
The Cane Has Keen Brought to the At
tention or the County Attorney and
Will he Ueard at the Next
Term of Curt.
A Sensation From Bethlehem.
The usually quiet little community
of Bethlehem, just across the mighty
Missouri, has for the past several
weeks been entertaining a genuine
sensation that has shocked the social
circle from center to circumference
nd it is just probable that the strong
rm of the law will be invoked to
ight a few wrongs that have been
committed, which have caused much
heartache and bitterness and suf
The case involves a minister of the
gospel and the daughter of one of the
well-known farmers living over in the
bottoms and. according to the classih-
ation of that highly moral publica-
ion the Police Gazette ;s another
ase of "man's duplicity and woman's
worse than weakness, anotner case
of "loving, not wisely, but too well."
The story Coated across the river
several weeks ago, and runs as fol
lows: Sometime nearly a year ago an
itinerant preacher wandered into the
ittle community of Bethlehem and
commenced a series of protracted
meetings, or revivals. For a while
everything ran along smoothly, with
tbe exception of the usual mischiev
ious opposition that everything per
taining to church matters receives at
the hands "of certain parties who re
side on the bottoms. After some two
or three dozen hardened sinners had
concluded to turn over a new leaf
and had enrolled their names as sol
diers of the Lord, a church organiza
tion was talked of and preparations
made to build a "meeting house" and
the minister of the gospel who had per
formed such good work at saving
souls was to bave charge of the par
ish. Thing3 went on, as they have a
habit of doing;, and the minister di
vided his time between several congre
gations in Mills county, had a circuit,
and the good people of Bethlehem
listened to the spiritual words of their
pastor at intervals of several weeks
Several weeks ago a climax put in an
appearance, when one of the daughters
of a well-known resident of the bot
toms gave evidences of soon becoming
a mother. After much persuasion she
confessed who was the author of her
unfortunatecondition,and was turned
out from the parental roof in disgrace,
going to live with a sister-in-law,
where the child was born.
Then the usual visits of tbe minister
of the gospel to Bethlehem ceased, and
a week later he was united in marriage
to a woman who was living in the
vicinity of Hillsdale, which place was
also on his pastoral circuit.
The unfortunate young woman con
tinues to make her home with her
sister-in-law at Bethlehem, and last
week called upon the county attorney
at Glenwood and made arrangements
to have the author of her misfortune
and partner in crime brought to justice
so that at the next session of district
court in and for Mills county the
Bethlehem sensation will be given
legal hearing.
Hogan's commonweal army, which
passed this city several weeks ago,
travelling hy boats down the river
disbanded at St. Louis on Friday and
but one of the eight boats continued
on the way to Washington. The rea
son given for disbanding tbe "army
was because the public had become in
different to their cause and would not
furnish provisions, and because "Com
naodore" Edwards, their treasurer,
had absconded with all their funds
amounting to 4.u. ine "commo
dore" will be remembered as one o
the speakers at tbe mass meeting
when the "army" was here and it was
he who so beaatifslly "roasted" our
own Judge Sullivan.
A Different Anpert.
Anent the alleged charge of
brutality made against Peter Fogel,
a well-known farmer livingnear Louis
ville, the Courier-Journal of that town
has the following to say in Mr.Fogle's
"While Mr. Fogle had no right to
take the animal to the river to kill it
and then dump it in, he did not com
mit thecrimeof cruelty through heart
lessness or any thing of the kind.
When he fired the first shot tbe animal
gave a lunge, jerking his son into the
water, and while he was assisting him
the horse got away and made for a
sandbar not far distant. Mr. Fogel
shot it repeatedly with the rifle and
satisfied himself before he left that
the horse was dead. We do not be
lieve there will be any farther trouble I
over the matter, for the officers will
be as willing to let the matter drop as
Mr. Fogle, as they laid themselves
fully as liabie to a fine by burying the
animal in the river."
Her Kepeiitance Came Too Late.
C. E. Mumford, says the World-Her
ald, of Battle Creek, Madison county.
Nebraska, is a farmer. It seems that
he had become smitten with the
charms ot a winsome country lass
near bis home, lut, as usual, tbe
course of true love ran like a break-
ng plow in a red root prairie and they
had a violent lovers' quarrel. Bright
and early Monday morning Mumford
disappeared from home and the next
day his forsaken best girl received a
letter from him at Council Bluffs, bid
ding her good-bye forever, and declar
ing that before another rising of the
sun his lifeless body would be floating
in the turbulent waters of the "Old
Muddy." Almost heartbroken, the
girl took the letter to Mumford's
brother, who is now prosecuting an
active search in this city and Council
Bluffs for the body, dead or alive, of
the disappointed lover.
A Peculiar Case.
The following special to tbe Lincoln
Journal from Nebraska City refers to
a married couple who formerly lived
in Plattsmouth and their case is a
rather peculiar one: "A year or more
ago Mrs. Jesse Williamson obtained a
divorce from her husband, Frank.
The case at the time attracted consid
erable attention and was followed by
the abduction of the children, tbe bus
band's arrest and other incidents, in
cluding tbe death and burial of their
youngest child. After tbe divorce the
couple went to Chicago and from in
formation received from that city it
appears they met there and lived to
gether for some time, but Frank re
fused to remarry her and she had him
arrested on the rather peculiar charge
of seduction. This brought him to
time and the couple once more united
their fates."
The price pf grain took a jump Tues
day on the Chicago board of trade
corn going up almost seven cents
Many western speculators who had
successfully called the turn on the
market cleaned up small fortunes. A
syndicate at Hastings is reported to be
$30,000 ahead on the deal, and the
World-Herald says: It is asserted by
knowing ones that every dollar that
Chicago has made off the country deal
ers for the last two years has been won
back in the last three days. While
the poor farmer who has lost part of
his crop is not appreciably benefitted
by these board of trade figures, it is
gratifying to a western man to know
that a portion of the spoils are coming
to western dealers.
The city of Plattsmouth could use
$50,000 of the government's money in
reclaiming the several hundred acres
which lie between the eastern limits
of the city and the Missouri river, and
it w ouldn't be wasted, either, as is tbe
case with nine-tenths of tbe appropri
ations made by congress for river im
provements. A determined effort
should be made before the next con
gress to secure an appropriation for
this city. Some few years ago we bad
an appropriation of $30,000, but tbe
river commission bilked us out of it
and divMed the appropriation be
tween Omaha and St. Joe.
Dr. Marshall, DENTIST, Fitzger-
ua Diode.
One 3Dollatr l
Cal Walton, a Colored Man of Local
Fame, Loses a Foot at Gibson.
The Boot and Polk Forces Have a Merry
Old Time of It The Latter Lays
Claim to the Best of the
Flcht Other Notes.
Will Lose His Foot.
Cal Walton, jr., met with an acci
dent on Saturday night which will re
sult in the loss of his left foot. He
was beating his way to Omaha on a
freight train, and when the train was
between Omaha and Gibson as he was
stepping from one car to another he
fell between the cars and under the
train, the wheels passing over his left
foot, crushing it so badly that amputa
tion was necessary. He was picked up
by the train crew and taken to the
union depot, where the patrol wagon
was called and conveyed him to tbe
Presbyterian hospital. The accident
happened at 11 o'clock at night.
Kepab at War.
Our republican friends had a merry
old time of it Satnrdav afternoon in
holding their ward primaries in this
city. The principle fight was between
Jesse Boot and Sigel Tolk, both of
w bom are aspirants for the nomination
for county attorney, and the friends of
both men were out in full force. The
battle was a bot one, and enough bit
terness was engendered to insuie the
elaction of a democratic county at
torney, as far as the vote of this city is
concerned, by a good round majority.
It was nip and tuck in almost every
ward, and although the Polk forces
claim to have secured much the bestof
the fight, the friends of Root refuse to
concede that such is the case and claim
that the advantage, if any exists, is in
the latter's favor. Tbe delegates
chosen in the several wards are as fol
First ward II. N. Dovey, W. F.
Hamilton, Joe Klein, John Lindeman,
S. Buzzell, W. G. Keefer and E. A.
Second ward R. B. Windham, L.D.
Bennett, II. J. Streight, Frank But
tery, II. C. McMaken, Jno. F. II in
shaw, John Smith and Jas. Mitchell.
Third ward J. G. Ricbey, J. M.
Craig, J. N. Summers, F. H. Steimker,
Frank Dickson, Geo. Copeland, J. K.
Pollock, R. W. Hyers. W. II. Newell,
A. N. Sullivan and L. C. Anderson.
Fourth ward Wash Smith, J. R.
Barker, J. W. Sage, Will Coolidge,
Henry Boeck, D. B. Smith and Chas
Fifth ward A. J. Graves, Ed
Barker, J. M.Young and R. H.Patton
Will Be Taken to Kearney.
The examination of Wm. Smithlap
and Jos. Latour, for participation in
the burglary of an M. P. freight car in
the local yards last week, was taken
up before County Judge Ramsey on
Monday: The evidence was rather
conclusive that Smithlap aided the
colored man, Smith, in breaking open
the car door. Under ordinary circum
stances this would have constituted
burglary, but because of Smithlap's
extreme youth, the prosecution asked
the court simply to order him sent to
the reform school at Kearney. The
court acted on the advice and sentenced
the boy to the reform school.
Latour, the other youth, did not, ac
cording to the testimony, appear to
have played a very important part in
tbe burglary, in fact, he was asleep
when the affair was committed, and
simply assisted in carrying away the
stolen property. On suggestion of the
prosecution the judge give him his
Sheriff Eikenbary will take Smithlap
to Kearney in a day or bo, and while
enroute will turn Smith, the black
man, who plead guilty last week and
was given a year's sentence to tbe
penitentiary, over to the penitentiary
authorities at Lincoln.
A delicate odor in perfume "Lilac
Spray." Sold only by Gering & Co.
it by our increased
Will Investigate the Cane.
Headers of TnE Journal, will re
member that some months ago a report
reached this city to the effect that
Joseph Bruhl, an inmate of the insane
hospital at Lincoln, was suffering
from the effect of a broken jaw, which
he had acquired in some mysterious
manner, presumably by coming in
contact with the .clenched fist of some
of the attendants. The affair was ex
plained away by tbe asylum authori
ties, but the case was again brought
up at the recent investigation of the
affairs of the asylum by the board of
public lands and buildings. The ex
planation of bow Joe happened to get
his jaw broken did not exactly suit
several members of bis lodge in this
city, the Germania A. O. U. ,VT., and
the case was brought up and discussed
in the lodge. The affair was also re
ported to the grand lodge of A. O. U.
W. and a complete investigation de
cided upon. The grand lodge ap
pointed one of their officers to act in
connection with a member of the Ger
man lodge to conduct the investiga
tion. P. J. Hansen was appointed Dy
the local lodge and he journeyed to
Lincoln Tuesday morning to com
mence the investigation.
Poshed Ofl By a Brakeman.
.V man named Andrews, who is in
the employ of Contractor O'Keefe at
Fort Crook as a baker and cook, was
stealing a ride Saturday evening on an
M. P. freight train from tbe fort to
Omaha, but now he has good reason
to wish that he had kept off the cars
hen the train reached Gumore a
brakeman came along and upon An
drews' refusal to jump off, the brake-
man gave him a shove which sent him
off in a great hurry. Andrews feu on
his head and as a consequence re
ceived two big gashes in his scalp and
many painful bruises about the head,
He was brought down to the M. P,
depot in this city at about ten o'clock,
and Dr. T. P. Livingston, the B. & M
surgeon, was called and attended to
his injuries.
A Sad Case of Drowning.
A sad mishap occurred Tuesday
evening at tne nome ot Herman 1111
genkamp, a well known farmer who
lives in Washington county, about
three miles north of Arlington. His
little child, a son fourteen months old
accidentally fell into a cistern in which
there was about five feet of water
and was drowned. The ci?tern is un
der the front porch and the cover to
it was rooted off by pigs which were
allowed about tbe house, and the
child fell in. The mother saw her
little one disappear and screamed for
help. Her brother-in-law, Carl Vogt
who lives near, heard her cries and
came to the rescue. He went into the
cistern after the child but it was al
ready dead.
Denver has a character whose history
deserves to be published in book form
sold only by subscription, says Col
Bixby in the Lincoln Journal. When
the gold fever struck Pike's Peak he
struck a claim on Cherry creek, above
the little town of Araria, and began a
chequered career that has no parallel
in the history of chequered careers
His faith was centered in potatoes
The early settlers wanted them at any
price, and this man, who soon became
to be known as "Potato Clark," was
willing to dispose of all he could raise
upon those terms. It is thirty-five
years since he planted his first crop
and his success has been phenomenal
His wealth is estimated at $1,500,000
and though somewhat warped by age
and infirmity, he is working like ahired
man to make it an even two millions
before he goes to tbe land that is
trifle too sultry for potato culture, but
none too warm for him. He is a kind
neighbor, an indulgent husband and
father and a clever citizen, but the
hundreds of men who have worked for
him claim that his daily bill of fare
would make a graven image more or
less dyspeptic.
Elmer Smith of Denver was in town
Thursday shaking bands with friends,
and boarded a west-bound B. & M.
train Friday morning.
c Seth Dean of Glenwofjrtt; Iowa, was
a Plattsmouth visitor tdday.
Sliita Hisioilcul bockij
Striking Eutchers at South Omaha
Cause a Deal of Trouble..
Strikers" Lay for "Scabs" and In Sever
al Cases Give the Latter Brutal
Beatings More Trouble An
ticipatedNotes. The Kiotlug Continues.
Riots were in full vogue at South
Omaha last ;i :'t between the strikers
and the men who l.:ive taken their
places. When the men who quit work
at five o'clock passed out of the works
the majority organized themselves in
squads for mutual protection. With
one hand in their pockets holding a re
volver ready for action they passed up
the street and past crowds of strikers,
but were allowed to pass without be
ing molested. Later, when a few
single ones left the works they were
assaulted and in many instances ser
iously injured. While two of these
men were passing up rwenty-Tu-sc
street a crowd of two hundred fol
lowed them closely, continually shout
ing "scabs." At the corner of Twenty-seventh
they overtook the men and
as many as could struck the men who
had filled the strikers' places. They
fell seriously hurt, but not fatally, be
fore the police arrived. Another lone
packing house workman passed up
Twenty-first later and was knocked
down and badly cat by the jirikers.
He was surrounded bypolice
corted to a street car which took him -
to Omaha. Five men were attacked
by the strikers but turning about they
stood the mob off with revolvers and
backed to the street car.
nenry Folander, who was going af
ter his father, was assaulted and his
front teeth knocked out besides being
othe.wise injured. Twenty strikers
assaulted four Union Pacific car men,
thinking they were workmen, and ser
iously injured them before the mistake
was discovered. The police were not
ified that an attempt would be made
to burn stock yards and freight cars
and were patrolling the yards all
night, but the rumor was without
foundation a3 the strikers made no
such move.
Acting Governor Majors was in Om
aha yesterday discussing the advisa
bility of calling out the militia but it
was finally decided that the matter of
preserving order would be left with
Sheriff Drexel. The latter official has
begun swearing in deputies by the
score and by tonight will have the
scene of the trouble fairly swarming
with officers. It is thought that order
can be better preserve in that manner
than in calling out the militia.
The Havelock Mechanic says:
"That Waverly-Plattsmouth horse
deal was finally disposed of this week.
J. C. Benfer of Plattsmouth sued Mil
ton Broadwater for the price of the
horse which the latter purchased from.
'Reddy' Wood3 in Waverly on the sec
ond of July. The case was tried be
fore Justice Spencer of Lincoln and
resulted in a victory for Broadwater."
From the above it would appear that
Benfer is out his Bhare of the horse
that be and "Reddy" Woods owned in
partnership, in addition to the heavy
expense to which he has been put in
looking up and seeking to recover his
share of the property.
The Lincoln News slobbers all over
our John Davies in the following, and
it is a matter of some comment just
how much it cost: "John A. Davies,
the brilliant young republican who
made such an excellent record in the
house at the last session of tbe legisla
ture, is booked to go up higher this
year, and everybody seems to think
that he will get the nomination for the
senate. John 13 the kind of represen
tative who represents."
The railroad earnings of tbe country
f or July, a3 reported by Dun's agency,
are 26.6 per cent less than last year,
and partly because of the sharp decline
a year ago, tbe decrease for the lasc
week was only 13.1 per cent.