Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, September 06, 1894, Image 1

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Our Choice for United States Senator W. J. BRYAN.
the Crowd and You'll. Come to Us
FOR THE CROWD is -witix -o s arms season.
Are you going to let the opportunity of a life time, of getting an elegant Top-Buggy actually
GIVEN TO "YOU, go by without taking advantage of it and having at least one chance on it ?
We have our complete Fall Stock now in, and you might as well buy your entire Winter
outfit now and secure that many more chances on the Buggy.
And YOU may be the lucky one. For once in your life, Clothing is cheap enough to please you.
MORGAN, The Leading Clothier, iPtotfamowth, Neibo
This Time He Furnishes a Good and
Sufficient Bond.
Linlay Promised to Divide the Spoils
and Then DUrepirdtd the Pledge
A Trouncing Likely la Store
For the Po(ilItt.
Lindmtr Oat On Bail.
Pugilist James Lindsay, who has
been held for trial in the district court
for the killing of Fletcher Bobbins in
this city on the night of August 9th, is
outon bail. The matter was arranged
late .Saturday afternoon before Justice
Archer. Litdsay's bondsmen are
Hugh Murphy. the well-known paving
contractor of Omaha, and Jas. Robert
son, the latter of Louisville, this
county. The amount of the bond is
t3,500 S2.500 of it being on the charge
of killing aud the remaining SI. 000 for
prize lighting- This bond, unlike the
one ou which Lindsay was first lib
erated, but which Justice Archer
afterward annulled, is perfectly secure.
The sureties are worth many times
over the sum for which they qualified.
Lindsay departed for his home in
Omaha Saturday evening, and the
general opinion is that a first-class
trouncing is in store for him from Ar
thur llothery, one of his secondsin the
tight with Bobbins, and who also lives
in Oaoaha. Previous to the Dght Lind
say promised both of his seconds,
llothery and O'Neill, that he would
pay their expenses and turther pro
posed to give them a "cut" of the
money in case that he won the fight.
To illustrate Lindsay's miserable dis
position it is only stated that be disre
garded his promises to both of his
seconds entirely, as neither man re
ceived a penny for expenses from the
pugilist. llothery hunted Lindsay up
the day after the fight and although
the latter received 8300 by winning the
fight, he informed llothery that he
was "dead broke." llothery has been
nursing his wrath until Lindsay could
get out of jail and it is commonly be
lieved when Lindsay comes hither for
trial on September 24. if he evercomes,
his ugly countenance will bear the
marks of contact from llothery 's big
Prepare the children for school by
sending them to LehnhofTs for tablets,
slates, books, etc. 31-lw
llurned Hy Ganline.
A dispatch from Hastings says:
'Mrs. Sherman Knee had her face and
one arm badly burned last Monday.
The tank on the gasoline stove caught
fire and Mr. Knee picked the stove up
to toss it out of doors. As he threw it
Mrs. Knee started to go out the door,
coming in collision with the blazing
stove. It is a great wonder that she
did not suffer worse injury." Mr.
Knee is a former Plattsmouth boy, and
is now manager of the telephone ex
change at Hastings. His many friends
here will be pained to learn of his
wife's misfortune.
All legal business given promnt at
tention, D. O. I wyer, attorney, Platts
TriE Journal of Friday made
mention of the serious illness of Mrs.
J. G. Oldham. Scarcely had the paper
been scattered to the homes of its
town readers when the dread messen
ger came and took her to his keeping.
Mrs. Polly A. Oldham died at 7:15
o'clock Friday evening, from general
exhaustion of the vital forces, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Dolly
Moo e, in South Park, at w hich place
the funeral ceremonies were held at 11
o'clock Sunday morning, llev. Dr. J
T. Baird, of the First Presbyterian
church, officiating.
Mrs. Oldham was born in Howard
county. Mo., on the 25th of May, 1S17,
and was consequently. 77 years, three
months and six days old. She was
married to Jackson G. Oldham Feb.
23d. 1S33. She leaves seven lining!
children, as follows: Jackson Gocd
man, Henry Lee, Mrs. Cuzza Baker,
Mrs. Dora Moorejlichard C. and Euna
Connolly three of w hom were present
at their mother's bedside when the
summons came calling her home.
Mrs. Oldham has been h resident of
Cass county, with her husband, since
ISPo, until his death some years ago,
and was much esteemed by a large
circle of friends.
Itrntal Murder Brought to Light.
A murder has recently come tolight
in Duel county, near Chappell. Some
time in May last Mis. Jacob Frabm of
Green precinct disappeared suddenly
and her husband said she had gone
east on a visit. Her continued absence
caused suspicion and a search was
made for her, but in vain. Frahm was
arrested yesterday on suspicion and
on being questioned stated that she
had killed herself by banging and
that he had buried her, and told where
she would be found. The coroner and
a crowd went to the place and found
her burried loosely in the ground,
scantily dressed. It is, without doubt,
a case of murder. The body shows
signs of having been bruised and
pounded. The neighbors say that
Frahm was in the habit of whipping
his wife. Excitement runs high and
a mob may take the law in its own
Iturglary at Hen ee.
Burglars made a small haul early
Friday morning at the hardware store
of J. W. Hendee, corner of Main and
Fourth streets. An entrance was af
fected by prying a window open on the
westside ofthe building with a jimmy.
While the thieves were going through
the store, Kelly, the ice cream man,
whose place is next door, heard the
noise, and arose from his bed, lighted a
lamp. This Beared the burglars away.
The burglars secured only about $-5.00
worth of cutlery. The jimmy used in
prying open the window was left be
hind and the owner can recover same
by calling at Kelly's Island. It is the
opinion of the officers that the thieves
live here in town and further still that
they are decided amateurs in the art
of burglary.
Miss F.thel Ilummell, a teacher in
the Plattsmouth schools some four
years ago, was married in New York
City on Monday last to a Boston
capitalist named Bickford. They will
make a tour of the eastern states and
will depart for Helena, Montana, to
make that place their borne. While
enroute to Helena they will stop off in
this city and make a short visit with
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wescott.
Council Bluffs People Have False
Visions of Railway Shops.
General Manager Iloldrege Of the II. &
M. Pronounce the Humored Ile
movat Of the Shop to Coun
cil Itiufls As a Fake.
A Vigorous Denial.
Council Bluffs people have been
fondliDg a rumor that the Burlington
shops in this city were to be moved to
the Bluffs. A reporter for the Omaha
Bee hunted up General Manager
Iloldrege Friday and interviewed
that gentleman on the subject. The
following will explain:
"Council Bluffs had a real genuine
sensation Wednesday over the rumor
that the Burlington intended to aban-!
ri.,r, its I'lnttsmnnrl, slums unrl wnnld I
remove them to the Iowa neighbor on
the other side of the Missouri. But
the rumor did not end here, for it was
positively asserted that the Burling
ton, which is a large stockholder in the
Omaha Bridge and Terminal company,
would assume control of that property
September 1, and use it as a means of
getting into South Omaha, by reason
of the contract made with the Mis
souri Pacific, and connecting up with
the main line of the Burlington would
considerably shorten the line to Sheri
dan. Billings and Montana points.
"But the rumor is knocked into a
cocked hat by General Manager Ilold
rege, who returned from the west that
evening. Mr. Iloldrege emphatically
denied the truth of the rumors, re
marking in his quiet way that he
would probably know something about
the matter if it had been ever con
templated. '"The Plattsmouth shops,' said the
general manager, 'afford ample facili
ties for the purposes intended. It
would be suicidal to remove them at
thi3 time, and even if other condi
tions seemed to warrant a change it is
doubtful if the Plattsmouth shops
would be molested. These rumors,
like countless others, are made up out
of the whole cloth and are not even
skillful in manipulation.'
"But the newspaper man was not
satisfied and he asked specifically for a
refutation in regard to the East Om
aha bridge property. He didn't have
long to wait, for the general manager
of the Burlington was quite as em
phatic in his denial of any intention
on the part of the Burlington to oper
ate the Omaha Bridge and Terminal
property as he was in denying that
the company had any intention to
make Council Bluffs a division point
instead of Plattsmouth.
"Passing to a general discussion of
the northwest situation, be stated that
about thirty miles of track remained to
grade on the Sheridan extension of the
Burlington until a connection w ith the
Northern Pacific was effected at Bil
lings. ''We are laying a mile and a
half of track a day and the road will
undoubtedly be completed about Sep
tember 20 or October 1. The graders
are considerably in advance of the
laying forces and everything is going
on splendidly.
" 'Not in many years have the Black
Hills been so generally benefited with
rains as during the present year. They
have good crops in that section and
consequently everybody is pleased over
the outlook.'
I '"Have you made a traffic agree
i uient with the Northern Pacific ?'
i asked the reporter,
j "Mr. Iloldrege hesitated a moment,
I then said: 'The Burlington has been
in negotiation with the Northern Pa-
cihc people for some time, but no tramc
agreement has been made as yet. How
ever, there is yet time to form an alli
ance, and I have no doubt the roads
will reach an understanding by the
time trains are running into Bil
lirgs."' It YVa Not Joe.
The Douglas county authorities have
been fooled once more in their efforts
to capture Joe Williams, the darkey
who poisoned bis father-in-law in
Omaha some two years ago. Joe lived
in Plattsmouth for a year or more and
he generally impressed people with
being a sleepy sort of a darkey. The
be manages, however, to elude the
"Eana aumoniies ProrB
authorities provts that he
isn't quite so slow after all. The fol
lowing in Wednesday's World-nerald
tells of the latest break of the Omaha
people in endeavoring to capture the
wily African:
"Hope is blasted once more. Haifa
dozen times in the last two years offi
cers have left Omaha to fetch Joe
Williams, the slew-footed Degro who
poisoned the Ewing family, and every
time, although preliminary identifica
tion had been most complete, the
latter inquiry showed it to be a case of
mistaken identity.
Sheriff Drexel spent the better part
of two day's getting ready to go to
Primghar, la., the last place to report
a capture, to get Joe, and arrived there
Tuesday morning.. As usual, identi
fication had been positive, but the
sheriff took the precuation of taking
old man Ewing along to look at the
prisoner. The result was that the
sheriff telegraphed at noon yesterday
that the man was not Joe, though re
sembling him closely."
Mysterious .Disappearance.
Some four weeks ago Burnett Allen,
son of Elder Allen of this place, made
arrangements to preach Sunday morn
ing at Plattsmouth. The congregation
arrived, but the young man did not ap
pear. It was considered very strange
at the time, but was attributed to a
possibly short notice call, not giving
him time to tell his congregation. The
matter has run on ever since and no
news arrived, and his parents at this
place were as ignorant as to his where
abouts as anyone. A week ago a body
was found several miles south of
Council Bluffs in the Missouri river
and from a description it is thought to
be the missing man. Elder and Mrs.
Allen have gone to Council Bluffs to
investigate further. Burnett was an
inoffensive, kind-natured boy, and no
reason can be assigned for the deed.
Foul play seems hardly probable, more
likely an accident. Elmwood Echo.
Major Weir the Populist Nominee.
The populists of this congressional
district assembled at Tecnmseh Fri
day and nominated Mayor Weir of
Lincoln for congress on the first ballot.
Allen, McKeighan and.Kem were in
dorsed and Bryan was complimented
in resolutions. The convention was
harmonious and a great deal of en
thusiasm was manifested. A large
crowd was present.
In the case of A. W. Jansen, the
Lincoln chattle mortgage shark, vs.
John Lewis, Judge Chapman held
Tuesday for the defendant.
In the suit of Nicholas nolmes vs.
Geo. E. Dovey, Judge Chapman has
decided in favor of the defendant.
The sum of 82,000 was involved.
In the suit of May Martin vs. L. C.
W. Murray and Charles Murray,
wherein the plaintiff , who is the di
vorced wife of Chas. Murray, sued for
alimony and sought to hold the father,
L. C. W. Murray, for payment of same,
Judge Chapman decided Tuesday in
favor of the defendants.
Judge Chapman today passed on the
demurs made by City Attorney Davis
to the plaintiffs' petitions in the two
damage suits of G.E. Dovey and P.D.
Bates vs. the city by sustaining the de
murs. The court further dismissed
the suits. Notice of appeal has been
given, but if the court's ruling stands
the city is S2.000 better off, as that was
the amount sued for in the two
cases. The demurs to the plaintiff's
petition in the suit of Coffey vs. the
city was not sustained.
Final settlement was had in the
estate of the late Mattes Akeson in
county court Tuesday.
License to wed was issued in coun
ty court today to Mr. Arthur B. Stan
ley and Miss Myrtle Barr.
Mr. Abram Buskirk and Miss
Nellie Waggoner, both of whom reside
in the vincinity of South Bend, were
granted license to wed in county court
Monday. County Judge Ilamsey per
formed the ceremony.
The rehearing of the case of Mr. and
Mrs. George Longenhagen against an
adopted child, Nettie Ilussell, before
JudgeRamsey,was concluded Saturday
afternoon, the judge concluding to let
the little girl go to the Home of the
Friendless at Lincoln, instead of
sending her to the Reform school,
Mrs. Doyle.the matron of that institu
tion being here to take her away.
Mrs. Andy Iledlund and Mrs. Andy
Brobeck are near neighbors and reside
on South Tenth street. Saturday
morning, during a quarrel of words,
Mrs. Hedlund made certain requests
of Mrs. Brobeck which the latter con
sidered indecent and she de
termined to appeal to the law and find
out if she was required to do Mrs.
Iledlund's bidding- Police Judge
Archer was to have heard the matter
Tuesday, but a treaty was made
and the case dismissed upon payment
by Mr. Hedlund of the costs, the
same amounting to some $7.
Farm for Bale.
A well improved farm of 160 acres,
situated 2 i miles west of Mynard, six
miles southwest of Plattsmouth aud
six miles northwest of Murray. Has a
good nine room house, also a tenant
house, good barn with hay mow, single
roof shed sixty feet long, hog house,
feed lots, double corn crib with a
capacity of 4,500 bushels, good bear
ing orchard also 500 young apple trees,
two wells and cistern, windmill, cellar,
cave, etc.. All surrounded with a
3-strand wire fence. One of the most
desirable farms in Cass county. In
quire of or address
Will T. Richardson,
d-3t-w-tf Mynard, Neb.
Wedding of Mr. Jno. JJonelan and
Miss Edith White.
Grocer McCourt'a Barn Goes Cp In Flames
Three Horses Also Perish Pre
sumably a Case of Cigarettes
Notes and Jottings.
The wedding of two of Cass
county's best-known and most popu
lar young people, Mr. Jno. A. Done
Ian and Miss Edith White, was con
summated in this city on Wednesday
at two o'clock at St. Luke's Episcopal
church, Rev. II. B. Burgess officiating.
Miss Barbara Gering served as maid
of honor and Tom Parmele as
first groomsman. The bridesmaids
were the Misses Dora Fricke, Verna
Leonard and Ella Clark, the other
groomsmen being Messrs. E. H. Schul
bof , Frank White and Henry Gering.
Arch L. Coleman and Henry
Tartsch served as the usherB.
The happy event was consummated in
the presence of a large number of in
vited guests, and at the conclusion of
the ceremony congratulations were
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. W. White of this city and
is a young lady of much intelligence
and worth. In her Mr. Donelan has
secured a most excellent wife. The
groom was born and reared in Platts
mouth, but for two years past has
been engaged in the banking business
at Weeping Water, acting as cashier.
He gives every promise of becoming a
successful business man and that he
may meet with unbounded prosperity
is the fervent wish of the many ad
miring friends of both himself and his
The happy couple departed in the af
ternoon at 3:48 for Denver and the
mountains and after a honeymoon trip
of two weeks in that section will re
turn to their future home at Weeping
Fire la the Third Ward.
The barn of F. McCourt, the grocer,
located on South Tenthstreet, was dis
covered to be on fire Tuesday night at
about 7:30 o'clock. The fire alarm was
sounded shortly after and two com
panies responded, but the barn being
well stored with hay, burned so rapidly
that it was well-nigh destroyed before
the hose companies arrived. Their at
tention was then directed to the
blazing fences and outbuildings in the
near vicinity and a spreading of the
fire, which at one time threatened to
envelope the entire block, was thus
The barn contained three horses and
two cows when the blaze was discov
ered and a neighbor woman succeeded
in driving the cows out. The horses,
however were not saved and all three
perished in the flames. Mr. McCourt
figures the total loss at 800. The in
surance amounts to S365. The origiD
is unknown, but some boys were seeD
loitering about the barn shortly befere
the fire and it is presumed that it was
a case of matches and cigarettes.
Stock of boots and Bhoes for sale or
trade for Plattsmouth property. What
have you? Call at Racket store.