Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, September 06, 1894, Image 1
iff J WEEKLY JOURIAL FLATTSM THE TnnTT a p b JLJJL "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT." i i. i I., - t "" ' VOL. 13. NO. 37. PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER C. 1894. $1.00 .pSiS'SWSfcK. Our Choice for United States Senator W. J. BRYAN. the Crowd and You'll. Come to Us 9 Follow FOR THE CROWD is -witix -o s arms season. WMAT AGUE HT KflENB T0 POD AlBdPHJT d&HJIHl IBAIBK&AILKS? 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. SOMEBODY JS GOING TO GET IT OCTOBER 1st, 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 LINDSAY LIBERATED. This Time He Furnishes a Good and Sufficient Bond. SECOND B.0THEB.Y IS WROTHY. 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 hams. 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 mouth. Obituary. 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 hands. 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. A SENSELESS MYTH. Council Bluffs People Have False Visions of Railway Shops. "WILL STAY AT PLATTSMOUTH. 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. AROUND THE COCKT ROOMS. DISTRICT COURT. 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. COUNTY COURT. 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. JCSTICK ARCHER'S COURT. 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. A JOYOUS OCCASION. Wedding of Mr. Jno. JJonelan and Miss Edith White. BAD BLAZE IN THE THIRD WAED. 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 profuse. 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 bride. 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 Water. 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 averted. 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.