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VOL. 13, SO. 35. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1894. $1.00 IF ?E&i JE&IkcE.
. Our Choice for United States Senator W. J. BRYAN.
WE ARE GIVING AWAY
Is the talk of the county. People ask us how we can afford to do it. We do it by our increased
sales. If you have never purchased anything1 of us, come in and spend
q- m BBatMattB Hv MHH- -pr aWaaS my w Ba a
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.
MORGAN, The Leading Clothier, ipsattemouth, Neb
A Pair of Smooth Tramps Rob the
Home of J. N. Black.
AN ADJOURNMENT OF ONE DAY
The Oriswold-Lindsay Hearing Postponed
Until Monday by Reason of the De
mise of Justice Archer'
ISrother Otlier Motes.
A Fair of Hold Kobbers.
A rather bold case of daylight rob
bery was perpetrated in this city last
Friday afternoon Ebortly before live
o'clock. The home of J. N. Black, on
North Fourth street, was the place
visited. Mrs. Black was away from
the house for a few moments and dur
ing her absence the thieves calmly
walked up to the front door, pulled out
a skeleton key, unlocked the door and
marched in. They ransacked the
house rather thoroughly and, after
securing jewelry to the value of 870
and $5 in money contained in a sav
ings bank belonging to Mr. Black's
little daughter, they dashed out and
made for town. They were seen com
ing out of the house by some children
living in the neighborhood and in the
course of a few minutes the police
were notified. The thieves lost no
time in making tracks for out of town
and took the route to the ferry
below town. Constable Thrasher
got trace of the men and rushed
down to the B. & M. depot, where he
boarded a switch engine and a fast run
was made to the Missouri river bridge.
Here the constable and Fireman Chas.
Rutherford disembarked and taking
the old ferry road around the bluffs,
they headed the thieves off and placed
them under arrest. Friday night the
men occupied cells in the county jail.
The stolen property was not recovered.
Rutherford, the fireman, says that just
before the thieves were captured he
saw one of them make a motion as if
he, was throwing something in the
river, and from this it is presumed that
the man really did cast the property in
the river when they saw the constable
and his companion comingup theroad.
That the real thieves are in custody
there is no doubt, as their description
tallies exactly with the description
given by the children who saw the
thieveB emerging from Mr. Black's
Lateh-Chief of Police Dunn and
some ten or twelve searchers found
two of the stolen rings and $2.51 in
money tied in a handkerchief buried
under the sand and close to the ferry
road. A diligent search has 60 far
failed to locate the rest of the stolen
property, although that already found
constitutes the greater portion of the
Griswold - Lindsay Hearing Adjourned.
An adjournment was taken Saturday
morning in the preliminary hearing of
Sandy Griswold and Jas. Lindsay by
reason of the death of the brother of
Justice Archer, the magistrate before
whom the matter has been beard. On
Monday, however, the hearing was
again taken up.
Lindsay's defiant air, both in the
court room and at the jail, is really
disgusting. The man seemingly has
no conception of remorse over the
death of his opponent in the ring, and
there are many who believe that he is
Total 142,811.20 Thet4PianSifter"floaristr.epopuIar
From a perusal it will be .seen that 'brand. Ask for it from you jgrocer.
totally void of the finer sensibilities
possessed by the ordinary man, but
instead is a brute of the lowest type.
With Griswold matters are different,
lie is of an extremely nervous tem
perament and bin incarceration has
had the effect of rendering him ill.
A physician has been administering
to his wants, but the patient shows no
improvement and the physician states
frankly that Griswold will be down
with nervous prostration if he is
kept in jail much longer. The
man also has heart trouble and, with
the stern fact staring the authorities
in the face that to keep the man in jail
might be to kill him, they concluded,
on the advice of tlie physician, to
take him to a hotel for a few days and
keep him there under guard until his
condition 6hows improvement. The
authorities are actuated only by hu
mane motives, arid as much as the
general public desires to see Griswold
punished, there are thought to be none
who can have just ground for criticis
ing the authorities in their action.
Death of Mrs. David Sampson.
After suffering for some time past
with heart trouble Mrs. David Samp
son departed from this life at 9 o'clock
Saturday morning at her home in
this city on south Seventh street. The
deceased was in her seventieth year.
Iler demise is mourned by a husband,
two sons and ttiree daughters, and a
large circle of admiring friends. The
children are Will, of Ulysses, Neb.,
Mrs. S. M. Chapman and Mrs. M.
Morrisey of this city, Miss Maggie, of
Spokane, Wash., and Ed., of
Cheyenne. Wyo. The funeral services
were held Sunday.
Demise of an Old Settler.
Harvey Archer of Rock Bluffs, a
resident of Cass county since 1S56, de
parted from this life Friday night at
eleven o'clock, after an illness with
typhoid fever. The deceased came to
Cass county when a mere boy, and it
was here that he grew to manhood,
lie was in his forty-eighth year at the
time of his demise. lie was a good
citizen and possessed many friends and
acquaintances. J ustice Archer of this
city was his brother. The funeral ser
vices were had Sunday from his home
in Rock Bluffs.
The Nebraska City News, in com
menting upon the recent republican
congressional convention says: "The
hatred and bitterness of the Lancaster
delegation toward the delegations from
other counties was most plainly shown
after the nomination had been made
and Strode made his speech. Judge
Chapman had occupied a seat on the
stage, and stepping to the front made
an effort to address the convention,
but Lancaster set up such a yell that
no one could be heard. The chairman
rapped for order as vigorously as he
could and Judge Chapman held up his
hand requesting them to be still, but
they continued to yell. They hated
Cass and despised Otoe, and were not
afraid to give vent to their feelings.
A defeated candidate could not have
been more deliberately insulted than
was Judge Chapman, and there was no
occasion for it. He conducted a clear,
clean, honorable campaign, and was
defeated. The Lincoln boys won after
they had surrendered, and then not
satisfied, continued to insult their op
ponents. As Mr. Wright threatened,
'if we would only retaliate,' and per
haps they will."
U. S. Marshal White and wife are
home from a ten day's outing at Hot
Springs, S. D.
THE PRISONERS HELD
Lindsay and Griswold Bound Over
To District Court.
GRISWOLD LIBERATED TUESDAY
His Itond for $7,500 Is Approved ly
Justice Arcber and the Prisoner
Departs for Omaha-Lindsay
I'nable to Follow Suit.
Held to the District Court.
Pugilist Jas. Lindsay as principal
and Referee Sandy Griswold as acces
sory must stand a trial before a dis
trict court jury on Septemver 24 for
the killing of Fletcher Robbins, the
victim of the fatal prize fight held in
this city on Aug. 9th. Such was the
finding of Justice Archer in the pre
liminary examination of the two pris
oners, the same being concluded Mon
day afternoon. The court fixed the
amount of Lindsay's bail at 32,500 and
Griswold's at $7,500.
Tuesday Griswold's father-in-law,
ex-Sheriff Coburn of Douglas county,
came down from Omaha and filed
Griswold's bond with Justice Archer.
The sureties on the bond were Wm.
Coburn, W. A. Paxton, J. C.Morrison,
E. S. Dundy, jr., and C. II. Parmele,
the latter being the only resident
bondsman. The bond was approved
by Justice Archer shortly after one
o'clock and Griswold was then given
his freedom. He departed for his
home at Omaha on the 3:4S B. & M.
passenger, and appeared well pleased
to get out of town.
With Lindsay the question of se
curing a bond is a serious one, and it
is extremely probable that he will be
unable to furnish one, and in conse
quence, will await his trial in district
court as a prisoner in the county jail.
The mittimus calling for hi3 imprison
ment until a bond was given was
issued by Justice Archer Tuesday
The impression seems to prevail
that the men were simply bound over
for manslaughter. This is an error.
In making his decision Justice Arcber
gave it as his opinion that the prison
ers were possibly guilty only of man
slaughter, but the court's finding, a? a
matter of fact, will enable County
Attorney Travis to prosecute the pris
oners before the district court on
either of three charges murder in the
first degree, murder in the second de
gree or manslaughter. The fact that
the men were admitted to bail shows
that the court did not consider the
crime as murder in the first degree, for
had such been his opinion no bail
would have fixed, but it is still, never
theless, within the province of the
county attorney to prosecute the pris
oners for either of the three degrees
of killing just as he chooses.
The statement in Monday evening's
News that the defense had offered to
waive a preliminary and be boundover
for manslaughter, thus inferring that
the prosecution was needlessly piling
up costs, was a plain mistatement of
facts. No such offer was either made
or inferred by the defense, and the
prosecution had no recourse except to
proceed with the case and introduce
enough testimony to warrantthe court
in holding the men to the district
The biggest surprise of the entire
hearing came when Fred O'Neill, one
of Lindsay's seconds in the fatal fight, j
"States senators bv direct voTe
cponle. and in th
recommend the nomination by
turned state's evidence and hopped
onto the stand during last Monday's
session as a witness for the state. His
testimony disclosed nothing not al
ready proven by other witnesses, but
his testimony can hardly fail of having
a damaging effect, inasmuch as it
showed that the fouling and jabbing
done by Lindsay into Robbins' bowels
was in plain sight of Griswold, the
referee, and therefore was seen by him.
Dr. Robert Livingston is authority
for the statement that Lindsay is de
veloping an abcess slightly above the
left hip and off to the side of his
bowels. Whether it will have serious
results is a question, as the trouble
has not progressed far enough for the
physician to state with any degree of
positiveness. Lindsay says he was
struck by Bobbins during the fight on
the place which is affected, but tbis
portion of his tale is believed by the
authorities to exist only in his "eye,"
as those who saw the contest insist
that no such blow was struck by Rob
bins, and that on the contrary his
tactics in the ring were fair and hon
A Record-Ureaker, Sure Enough.
The county authorities are congratu
lating themselves on bavingconducted
a criminal prosecution, which, for the
shortness of the time between the
commission of the crime and the sen
tencing of the prisoners is without an
equal in the history of the courts of
the county. On Friday afternoon a
pair of tramps entered the home of
J. N. Black, on North Fourth street,
by picking a lock and carted off some
$70 worth of jewelry and about $6
in money. Last Sunday Sheriff
Eikenbary gave the thieves a good
lecture and advised them that if they
were to plead guilty and thus save the
county the expense of a prosecution,
the court would doubtless deal lightly
with them in the way of a sentence.
The state had a strong case against
the men and on Monday the prison
ers, having thought the matter over,
concluded to do as the sheriff advised,
as a trial would establish their guilt
beyond all doubt. Their decision was
made known to the officers and they
were accordingly taken before Justice
Archer. A preliminary was waived
and the men were bound over to the
district court. Judge Chapman was
then holding a session of district
court and the prisoners were immedi
ately taken before him. The circum
stances were related to the judge and
he let them off with a light sentence
thirteen months in the state peniten
tiary. The whole transaction was
completed in less than two hours.
In court the men gave their names
as Geo. Cummins and Chas. Moore.
They showed their further good sense
by telling the officers where they had
secreted the rest of the stolen prop
erty and it was found where they di
rected. Henry L. Duncan, at present con
fined in the county jail at Nebraska
City, has employed attorneys who will
attempt to secure his release upon a
writ of habeas corpus. Duncan is
awaiting trial on the charge of at
tempting to kill a constable at Syra
cuse some time since. The ground
upon which they ask the writ is that
at the last term of court Duncan was
ready for trial, but court adjourned
without calling his case. The case
will be argued before Judge Chapman
next Saturday. Many are of the
opinion that the proper place for Dun
can is the asylum. He has attempted
suicide since his incarceration and in
other ways shown an unsound mind.
mrrrXM mjmm i m i n n ma i
the present coropaignl necestaj to delay the paper's publica-
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Democratic Committee Meeting.
The members of the democratic
county central committee are called
to meet at Union on Monday, Aug
ust 27th, at two o'clock p. m.
C. A. Miller, Chairman.
AROUND THE COURT liOOMS.
Judge Chapman held a Bhort session
of district court in the equity court
room Monday morning and heard some
motions and arguments in various
matters, a decree being granted the
plaintiff in the divorce suit of Marshall
vs. Marshall. Court was adjourned
until Sept. 3rd.
Elias Sage and wife have commenced
suit in district court against the city
of Plattsmouth and County Treasurer
Eickhoff to enfore the exclusion of
their property from the city limits and
to recover all taxes paid by them as
levied by the city. The plaintiffs
claim that their property was taken
into the city withont their consent, and
the suit is the result of the city coun
cil's recent refusal to exclude their
property from the city.
JUSTICE ARCHER'S COURT.
State vs Herman Streetweiser and
Henry Habberman, in which the de
fendants were charged by J. W.
Thomas with tearing down thelatter's
fence, was heard before Justice Archer
The testimony developed that the de
fendants were guilty as charged but
the punishment fixed by the statutes
was found to exceed the jurisdiction
of a justice of the peace, and the court
consequently bound the defendants
over to the district court and took
their personal recognizance for their
COURT ROOM NOTES.
Deputy Sheriff Hyers departed for
Lincoln Monday morning in charge of
Wm. Smith, the colored man who was
sentenced to a year's imprisonment at
the state penitentiary for burglarizing
an M. P. freight car in the local yards
Smithlap, the lad who assisted Smith
in the burglary, accompanied the
deputy, to be taken to the Kearney re
form school, to which place he was
sentenced by County Judge Ramsey.
The soldiers' reunion at Weeping
Water deserves to be a howling fizzle.
Church Howe, the oily statesman from
Nemaha, was in attendance yesterday
and, according to dispatches, "fired
tho firnr. omn for Can Aid a to Rtmra "
urging the old soldiers to vote for and
elect the latter. The G. A. R. is sup
posedly a non-partisan body, but that
supposition has long since been dis
pelled. The truly conscientious vet
eran would have drummed Church off
the grounds for the latter's invasion
of the reunion for political purposes.
The question of politics deserves no
place at an old soldier's reunion, and
the Booner the G. A. R. gives imper
tinent politicians a perfect under
standing on that point, the sooner will
the general public have proper respect
for the G. A. R.
The purses hung up by the fair as
sociation this fall will bring more and
better horses to the races than have
ever been seen in the county. The
management does not expect to have
much in the way of a pumpkin show,
as the drouth has killed off amost
everything in the way of farm pro
duce, but if the public desires some
good horse-racing its hopes will be
realized to the fullest extent.
which this can be accomplished is
for the fair to be taken to some
A PUGILIST IS SORE.
Claims To Have Been Deserted By
Griswold and His Friends.
"BIG MUDDY" CLAIMS ANOTHER.
Earnest Flechtner Goes IJathing In the
Missouri And, Unseen by His Com
panions, Is Carried off By
the Cruel Current.
Pugilist Jimmy Lindsay is red-hot
and, in fact, fairly foaming over with
rage at Sandy Griswold and the lat
ter's friends. Lindsay claims that
the Griswold people should stand by
him in his trouble and furnish the
32,500 bond which will give him his
freedom until his trial in district
court. He looks upon Griswold's ac
tions as a plain case of desertion and
Tuesday afternoon when Griswold,
previous to his departure for Omaha,
went over to the jail for the pur
pose of bidding Lindsay a good
bye, the pugilist was not at all
slow in showing his dislike for the
deserters. When Griswold offered to
shake hands the pugilist very promptly
declined, and his declination was sup
plemented with a few remarks quite
derogatory to Griswold and altogether
unfit for publication.
Lindsay's wife and father-in-law,
accompanied by a few friends, came
down from Omaha yesterday and
instituted a hustle for someone to go
upon the pugilist's bond. Mrs. Lind
say was seen by a Journal reporter
ia the afternoon and Bhe stated that
they were yet minus the necessary
bondsmen, although they bad
met with some success in that
direction just the same.
The Missouri Claim Another Victim.
Earnest Flechtner, a fourteen-year-old
lad, whose parents reside in this
city, was drowned in the Missouri
river in front of town Sunday after
noon. The boy .was in swimming,
along with a dozen or more compan
ions, and after the party had tired of
their sport they journeyed to tht bank,
where their clothing was located, and
proceeded to dress. When the pro
cess of dressing was concluded the
boys looked about andsawFlechtner's
clothing undisturbed, but Flechtner
himself was not to be seen and, after
the boys had searched for the missing
lad, it dawned upon the party that he
had been drowned. Word was sent up
town and a searching party organized,
but nothing was availed by the move.
The supposition is that the lad was
taken with cramps and, being a poor
swimmer, the swift current took him
down and under the water without
being seen or heard by his compan
ions. The family of Geo. P. Horn of Cedar
Creek desire through The Jouknax,
to extend their sincerest thanks to
Modern Woodmen lodge for the great
promptness shown by that society in
paying over to the family the insur
ance money made due by the death of
Mr. Horn's son, Isaac. It is the fer
vent wish of Mr. Horn and his family
that the Modern Woodmen of America
may meet with the prosperity which
their promptness in meeting death
benefits so well deserves.
For Sale a full-blooded Short
horn yearling bull. F. McCourt,
33-tf South Sixth Street.
he found his cow wit
a shot in
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