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About Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 30, 1894)
WmiM TWIENW-lElIC&iHI'iriffl ANJ5JUJAIL
DEATH WAS SODDEN.
Heart Failure Causes the Sudden De
mise of Mrs. Annie O'Bourke.
HOLT COUNTY MUCH THE LOSER.
Judge Chapman' Kallng In the Barrett
Scott (Jim Against the County That
Busts of Representation to
the County Convention.
Paralysis of the heart caused the
death of Mrs. Annie CVRourke.one of
Plattsmouth's best-known women, at
about half-past twelve o'clock to
day. Her demise was sudden and en
tirely unexpected. Shortly after
twelve o'clock Mrs. O'Rourke's eldest
daughter, Miss Nellie, left the family
residence on north Sixth street and
came down town to do some shopping.
When she left her mother was in ap
parent good health and was attending
to her duties about the house. Miss
Nellie returned home in some twenty
or thirty minutes, and upon entering
the house found her lying dead upon
the floor in the Bitting room. She had,
to all appearances, expired only a few
minutes before. A physician was
hasily summoned and her demise was
pronounced as being due to heart
Mrs. O'Bourke was one of the best
known and most highly respected
ladies in the community. She was a
widow, her husband, ex-Mayor John
O'Rourke, having expired very sud
denly some eleven years ago in a hotel
at St. Louis, and it was the shock over
the death of her husband which, in
reality, brought on a weakness of the
heart. She was close to forty years of
age and leaves four orphan children,
two daughters and two Bons, the eldest
being eighteen years of age and the
youngest twelve. By her demise the
children have lost a good Christian
mother and the community a most
estimable woman, and the orphaned
children have the sincere sympathy of
the entire community in their sad
The funeral will be held Saturday at
ten o'clock, Rev. Father Carney of St.
John's church officiating, and the re
mains will be interred besides thoce of
her departed husband in Oak Hill
Judge Chapman's Staling.
A dispatch from O'Neill, Holt
county, to the World-Herald saya: If
today's ruling holds good before tbe
supreme court, Holt county is out $75,
932. In tbe trial today of the case of Holt
Itrgest tom-eM, 11 sj-rienryP80'"1
Cass County Agricultural Association
be Better than Ever and Enough Good Horses Are Already Entered to
THE BEST RACES EVER HAD IN THE COUNTY.
county agaicst the bondsmen of ex
Treasurer Barrett Scott, who was a de
faulter during his second term of of
fice, the taking of testimony was sus
pended pending amotion by counselfor
defendants to dismiss tbe suit. Dur
ing Scott's incumbency of the office of
county treasurer the board of super
visors passed a resolution ordering him
to furnish additional freehold security,
using the wording of the statute.
Scott got two straw bondsmen, who
qualified before the county clerk on
tbe original bond of Scott. The board
of supervisors refused to accept tbe
additional security. The present suit
was brought agaiust the original
bondsmen, whose attorneys moved to
set aside the bill of complaint, as it
did not include all of the bondsmen.
The motion was argued by Attorneys
Bartlett of Omaha and Watson of Ne
braska City for the bondsmen and by
Attorneys Murphy and M. F.Harring
ton for the county. Judge Chapman
sustained the motion as to tbe holding
that the two additional bondsmen
should also be included as defendants,
but granted the county's attorneys per
mission to so amend their petition.
This they refused to do, as so amend
ing it would relieve the original bonds
men of any liability. The court then
aismisseu an 01 me Donusmen on
Scott's second term bond and entered
judgment against Scott in the sum of
$75,932, which includes interest up to
date. Judge Chapman ordered the
jury to elect a foreman without leaving
their seats, and handed the foreman
the verdict to sign.
A motion for a new trial was
promptly overruled, but an appeal to
tbe supreme court was immediately
entered. The judgement against
Scott is not worth a cent and if the
supreme court sustains Judge Chap
man's ruling Holt county will never
get a dollar of what Scott stole from
the county during his second term as
That Baala of Representation.
It is said that the basis of represen
tation to the democratic convention
to be held at Union was based on the
vote of F. Herrman. If this be true
the Jacksonian forces from this locality
will be a back number in tbe division
of spoils. Weeping Water Eagle.
It perhaps is best to let bad enough
alone and say nothing, but perfidy
will get its reward. The renrpsfln ra
tion will be based on the vote riven
Congressman Bryan two years ago.
The opening of the school season
finds Lehnhoff Bro. as usual with such
a stock of books, slates, tablets,- etc.,
as to make them headquarters for
these goods. They call attention of
school districts to this fact. We quote
lowest figures on chalk. 3G-2
Premiums and Purses --$3,900
Date and Watch, this Space for Further Particulars.
Mrs. Robt. Root will teach the Boeck
school this winter.
Miss May IJerger visited her aunt at
Nehawka last Sunday.
Jas. Hatchet and wife have moved
into Lizzie Connally's house.
Jas. McMillen of Broken Bow was
visiting Jos. Rankin last week.
Several young people attended the
gold medal contest at Nehawka last
Will Hodgens has rented Mr,
Rankin's farm for next year and has
moved on to the place.
Henry Long had a car load of wheat
! shipped here that cost him fifty seven
A number of Murray people attended
meeting at Union which is being con
ducted by Elder Allen and Miss
Jacob Good is attending the busi
ness of tbe bank while Elmer and wife
are visiting relatives in l'eru and
Our wheelmen experienced a great
deal of trouble wjien they attempted
to ride out to the reunion last week
on account of the dust.
The silver medal was won by Willie
Berger in the Demorest contest last
Saturday night. The other contest
ants were Mable Young, Miss Davis
of Union, Martha Tbomason, George
Todd of Plattsmoutb and J. II. John
son and all deserve credit for the
interesting speeches they made.
Those present at the contest from
abroad were: The Misses Maud and
Cora Ray, Nellie Fenn, Jas. Roelofsz
and two sisters of Alvo, Robt. Case of
Weeping Water, Miss Wilson, Ollie
Boyd and Allie Todd of Plattsmouth
and others whose names we did not
ARow in 8outh Park.
Fank Neligh put in an appearance
at police court Monday with his
face decorated with so many black and
blue marks and bruises that, in tbe
language of tbe court, he looked fresh
from the sausage mill. Frank bad a
grievance and he proceeded to relate
bis troubles to the court. His brother,
A. E. B. Neligh, the Mynard black
smith, had a dance at bis home in
South Park addition Saturday night.
Whan the dance was in full sway, as
Frank relates, a pack of hoodlums ap
peared on the scene, and without go
ing through the usual formality of buy
ing a stack, proceeded to take charge
of the daoee. This aroused the ire of
the Nelighs and the dance was im
mediately stopped for the purpose of
giving the intruders the "run." This
I ttwvsiriK is
was more of a task than was bargained
for, and a free-for-all fight followed,
which resulted in a dozen or more
blackened eyes, cut faces and bleeding
noses, both sides receiving a full share
of the punishment. The fight broke
up the dance. Neligh, the complain
ant, wanted the intruders punished,
and after I is tale was concluded.
Judge Archer procured tha names of
five of the party and issued warrants
for their arrest. The quintette men-
tioned were vAl. Harkins,
Sampson, Ross Eittle,
and lianev. None
of the men
have yet been apprehended, and it is
thought that the entire party have
shipped for other points.
Th late Fixed.
Union, Neb., Aug. 27. Special to
The Journal The democratic
county central committee met here to
day and fixed the county convention
to occur at Union on Sept. 13. at 11
o'clock a. m. Primaries will be held
on Saturday, Sept. 8. One delegate
will be allowed for each fifteen votes
cast for Congressman Bryan in 1S92.
Dr. Wallace of Union presided at to
R. C. Taylor, Murfreesboro, Term.,
writes: "I have used the Japanese
Pile Cure with great satisfaction and
success." Sold by Fricke & Co.
Atkinson's famous "White Rose"
perfume at Gering & Go's.
Laid at Rest.
The remains of the late Thos. L.
Murphy arrived in this city Sunday
evening irom Montana, anu runerai
services were bad Monday at 10 o'clock
a. in. at St. John's Catholic church,
where Rev. Father Carney preached a
touching sermon and paid a high
tribute to the memory of the departed.
The remains were interred in the
Catholic cemetery, and were followed
to their last resting place by a large
concourse of sympathizing friends of
the bereaved family.
Mr. Murphy's death was very sud
den, his illness only extending over a
period of a few days, and his wife and
children, who had no knowledge of
his illness until the arrival of the
death message, are well-nigh uncon
solable in their grief. Mr. Murphy
is a railroad contractor, and it was
while engaged on the B. & M's. new
extension that he was taken sick with
cholera-morbus and died in a few short
days. Mr. Murphy had many good
traits and won staunch friends where
ever he was required by his business
to travel. He was a thrifty man, and
leaves bis family in comfortable circumstances.
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