Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, September 20, 1894, Image 1
nmnnm .LAIT TH WEEKLY JOURNA T It 11 M JLJUUU "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT.11 VOL. 13, NO. 39. PLA.TTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. J8J4. $1.00 ,F,rSc. Follow FOR W1AT ABIE flUJ KflHNG H'B BDOJ) AIBdDHJTT MJERt IBAESCG-AILNS? 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. ORGAN, The DOINGS AT TUB FAIR Children's Say Runs the Attendance Up In the Thousands. YESTERDAY'S CYCLE RACES. The Art Hall Kxhll.lt Outdoes all I're vluuit Kfltirts While the Agricultu ral Hall In Not far Behind Various Other Notes. A visitor at the county fair, which opened its gates in this city Tuesday for the twenth-eighth annual exhibi tion, will find no cause to complain of any feature at the fair. The displays in the several departments were never better, the speed program ii a veritable hummer, and altogether the Cass county citizen who fails to attend is missing a treat as well as being short on patriotism. The art hall is better tilled this year than ever before. Merchants have turned out lovally and the display of wares is excellent. The school ex hibit speaks well for the children, while the displiy of art and fancy needle work gathered by the Misses Barbara Gering and Ollie Jones is worthy of especial mention. These two young ladies deserve no small credit for the excellence of their dif ferent exhibits. Agricultural hall, considering the late unfavorable summer season, fur nishes a genuine surprise. The dis play of cereals, while not so large as usual, Is as good as it has ever been at the fair. The apple and preservedfruits display is the best ever exhibited at the fair. ,The live stock show is a trifle short, but is good, nevertheless. One excel lent feature being the display of S. S. Hover, of Bellevue, who has on exhi bition a herd of seven Angora goats. Mr. Hover was awarded first premium ou this ame herd at the late world's fair, and his exhibit is thus quite a treat. WEDNESDAY'S DOINGS. This was children's day at the county fair, and the youngsters flocked to the grounds fairly in droves and as sisted in swelling the attendance to some three thousand people. Yester day's paid admissions were hardly up to expectations, but the fair manage ment were well pleased with the re ceipts of today. The all-round excel lence of the fair pleased the crowd immensely, and the fair people come in for a large share of praise for their exertions toward making the show a success. Yesterday's bicycle races were brim full of interest, every race being hotly contested. The results in the several races were as follows: Mile open nrst prize, $20 overcoat; 2d prize, $12 double-set of silver knives and forks. Tom Patterson won; Car riher of Union, second; Tom Parmele, third; Harvey Holloway, fourth. Time 2:54 3-5. Patterson was behind at the last turn, but in one of the best spurts ever seen on the grounds, he pulled ahead and won by about five feet. Mile novice first prize, two dozen nhotozraahs. donated bv A. E. Barrett, valued at $0; second prize, gold watch Our Choice for the Crowd and. You'll Gome to THE CROWD II IS Titlx Xj S Tlais Season. chain, donated by F. J. Morgan, valued at $4. Jas. Holmes won; Louie Thomas, second. Time 3:38. There were only two contestants and the race was a virtual loaf until the finish, when Holmes pulled ahead and came in an easy winner. Cass county championship, half- mile first and only prize, life mem bership in the fair association. Tom Patterson won easily; Jas. Holmes. second; Louie Thomas, third; Tom Parmele, fourth. Time 1:44. The hve-mile handicap race was a scorcher. There were six entries Tom Patterson, Carriher, Harvey Hoi Ioway and Parmele starting from the scratch. Grimes of Union on the 50 yards mark, and Holmes 100 yards ahead of Grimes. The latter lider set a scorching pace, and the scratch men were compelled to ride three miles be fore overtaking him. Holmes stayed with the bunch, while Patterson and Parmele dropped out. The four riders came into the finish in a bunch, and on the final spurt Grimes passed under the wire some four feet in advance. Holloway was second, Carriher third and-Holmes fourth. The time 15:02 considering the softness of the track and the high wind, which blew against the riders on the steep up-grade half of the track, made this race about the best of the afternoon. The fair closes tomorrow and the management offers a speed program which is seldom equalled in any Ne braska county fair. The big free-for- all trot and the free-for-all race are both on tomorrow's card, and these two races, in connection with the other numbers, will constitute a first-class program and insure a good afternoon's sport. For the $300 purse in the free-for-all trot five fast flyers have entered and a royal battle will be waged for first money in this race. Davenant, superintendent and rrank 1'. are among the entries, and all three have marks close to 2:20. Foi the free-for-all pace Capt. Paine, Little Tell, and Little Ben are entered, and a warm contest is assured here. Paine has a record of 2:20 and the two others are close following. A $300 purse for a free-for-all trot is seldom offered at a county fair, and the fact that the management has se cured such excellent horses to enter this contest, should call out the biggest crowd which has ever passed through the fair grounds gates. While farmer George was mowing hay on one of the islands in the Platte river, two miles southwest of Brady Island, says a dispatch from that place, his cycle struck a piece of iron which extended a few inches above the ground and stopped his machine. On examination it proved to be a ship's anchor, and when he unearthed it it measured six feet. It is somewhat different from the kind used in the last 100 years. Parties there are talk ing of digging in search of something more that would belong to a ship. Where the find was made was at one time the river bed. The supposition is that it was unloaded by some of Brigham Young's fellowers. to lighten their load as they were crossing the desert, or else one will have to cling to the idea that this vast region was at one time covered with water and traversed with ships. Buy the improved SingerBewing ma chine. Anton Trillity, local agent, office in Unruh's furniture store. United States Senator Leading Clothier, KEEPS THE CHILDREN Supreme Court Decides the Filbert Schroeder Case Tuesday. NOW CHARGED WITH FORGERY Convict Chas. Itlake Released From the Penitentiary Only to he Arrested I'pon Another Charge lie Is Now In the County Jail. Sohroedfr Keep the Children. The supreme court of the state handed down an opinion Tuesday in the well-known habeas corpus suit of Jas. B. Filbert vs. Fred Schroeder and wife, the opinion of tho lower court, which was in Filbert's favor, being re versed and the habeas corpus proceed ings were dismissed. The suit was first brought, as Journal readers will remember, by Filbert, in which he sought to recover the possession of his two children, who were then living at Cedar Creek, this county, with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schroeder, the latter being their guardian. Judge Chapman tried the case and decreed that Filbert had the right to the possession of the children as soon as he could show to the court that he possessed a suitable home. Both sides appealed, but the supreme court sustained the ruling. At that time, which was in the spring of '93, Filbert was living in Indiana. He married a young widow in the fall who possessed some property, and last winter again came to Plattsmouth and reinstituted the proceedings, his in tention being to get possession of the children on the ground of having pro cured the necessary home. Judge Ambrose of Douglas county heard the case, and after a stormy trial rendered an opinion giving Filbert the children. At the time when Mrs. Schroeder be came guaTdian for the children they had been deserted by the father, and so strong an attachment had arisen between the woman and the little ones that Mr. Schroeder refused to abide by Judge Ambrose's decision and took an appeal to the supreme court. The case has been pending since last February, aud according to the finding of the lat ter court Filbert is ruled clear out of court and has no recourse but to sub mit to the inevitable, dislike it as he may. The sentiment of the general public, after the facts were all made known, has been continually in favor of the Schroeders.' To deprive a father of the possession of his own children is a serious matter, but when a father cruelly deserts his children and leaves them upon the world without the slightest sustenance, it were better, after all, that such a father be not al lowed to reclaim his little ones after they have found a happy home. The Journal congratulates Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder upon their victory. Itlake Is In Jail. Headers of The Journal will doubtless remember of the arrest and trial of Charles Blake early in '92 on the charge of shooting at his wife with intent to kill. The tragedy occurred near Weeping Water in this county, Blake being enraged at his wife for her refusal to support him. One bullet took effect, but the woman recovered and assisted the prosecution in send ing Blake to the penitentiary, to which place he was sentenced in April, 1892, for a period of two years and a half Had the prosecution failed in the trial it still bad a trump card up its sleeve in the shape of a complaint charging Blake with forgery, but the trial went against the prisoner and the forgery charge was laid away for safe keeping. Chas. Blake was brought down from the penitentiary on Saturday, after serving a thirty month's sentence for attempting to kill his wife, and was lodged in the county jail by Sheriff Eikenbary. A charge of forgery stands against Blake and he will be called upon to defend himself at the term of court which opens next week. His preliminary examination will oc cur Wednesday. Blake has secured Lawyer A. N. Sullivan to conduct his defense. He says that his prosecution is the result of a conspiracy, the plot ters being enemies of his when he lived at Weeping Water, and he main tains that it will be an easy matter to prove his innocence. Justice Archer bound Chas. Blacke over to the district yesterday on the charge of forgery. Blake could not furnish bond, but the prosecution agreed to his being allowed the freedom of the city until his trial in district court next week. An Unsolicited Endorsement. The people of Cass county should have no hesitancy in electing County Attorney II. D.Travis to a third term at the coming November election. Mr. Travis has served the county faithfully and well during bis four years in office. His record has never been excelled by any of his predecessors and he has vindicated over and over the judg ment displayed by the people of this county when they chose him to look after the legal interests of this county. His record by itself will suffice to se cure his re-election by a good round majority. There are other reasons for his return to office, the following letter, indited by Attorney General Hastings, a republican office-holder, is squarely in point. It came entirely unsolicited, is self explanatory and reads as follows: Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 15th 1S94. Hon. II. D. Travis, Plattsmouth, Neb. Dear Sir: I have yours of a re cent date concerning the case of Hill vs. State. I am now preparing the brief and will have the same ready to submit at this term of the court, and will take pleasure in embodying there in your ideas and will print your name as one of the attorneys on behalf of the state, if you have no objections thereto. It is so very seldom that any or the county attorneys make any sugges tions to this department concerning their criminal cases that the innova tion made by you is really encourag ing. I remain, your obedient servant, Geo. II. HASTiNos. Attorney General. Hartman Bros., a Lincoln harness house, took possession of Phil Sauter's harness stock in this city yesterday and closed the place up. This morning Attorney Windham, on behalf of an other creditor house, replevined the stock, which was in the hands of Sheriff Eikenbary. A warm suit in the courts is expected before the tangle is unravelled. Mr. Jno. P. Jackson and Mrs. Lottie Kinney, both of Omaha, were granted a marriage license in county court Saturday. Judge Ramsey made them man and wife. Dr. Humphrey can be found at his office day or night. 4-1-m W. J. BRYAN. WEEPING WATER JOTTINGS. From the Eagle. Jesse B. Strode opened the campaign at Plattsmouth Monday evening. Jesse has got a Weir-y hill to climb before he fills the chair of Billy B. at W., D. C. If the state fair could be put on wheels and transferred to Plattsmouth this week, wouldn't our neighbors spread. That lonesome pump would have a fit. Cass county had a splendid fruit ex hibit at the state fair and did not get a premium. Now, it was not because our fruit was not good, for competent judges said that it was better than some that did take premiums. Why was this? Will some one explain? Charles Blake, who has just com pleted a term in the pen for shooting his wife in the hip at this place a few years since, was arrested again before he realized be was free and taken to Plattsmouth to answer to the charge of forgery. It was hoped that Blake would die or go off fishing when he was free from the pen, bat it is willed otherwise. The great Cass county fair is on tap this week. The Eagle expects to im prove the opportunity, so seldom of fered, of seeing this greatest of shows. Large delegations from this part of the county expect to picnic in the fine art hall on Thursday, to which an ad mission of twenty-five cents will be charged, the proceeds to go into the treasury to help pay the bills of the as sociation. A Disastrous Hunt. David M. Welty, a prominent busi ness man of Fremont and president of the Nebraska Harness company acci dentally shot and killed himself at FremontSundayevening. Hewasout hunting with his son Dick and F. A. Sears at Patrick's lake, about six miles from Fremont. Sears and young Welty were together and when ready to go home they went to the place where they had left Mr. Welty and shouted for him. Getting no response they searched, finally finding him lying on bis face near a wire fence with his gun about six feet away. He was dead, a charge of shot having entered his breast and carried away a portion of bis heart. It was found that the left barrel of his gun had been discharged. Mr. Welty leaves a wife and several children. An exchange voices the undivided sentiment of an army of newspaper writers in the following: News, news, news, news! It is good enough to give a fellow the blues. Nobody married, nobody dead, nobody broken an arm or ahead. Nobody came in to talk of the "crap," nobody boozy and started a scrap; no one to run in for taking a horn, nobody buried and nobody born. OhI for a racket, a riot, a fuss; some one to come in and kick up a muss. Something to stir up the peace-laden air, somebody thumped in an inch of his life, somebody run off with another man's wife. Somebody's baby got Choked on a pin; somebody's darling that ate lye again; somebody to come in and pay up his dues; anything, just so its news, news, news. Jno. Davies, W. II. Dering, Frank Morgan and Jas. Johns are home from a week's hunt up in Sheridan county after chickens. They report fair luck and a splendid good time, thanks to the ability of Mr. Johns as a cook. s 9 A CURE IS AFECTED. A Mad Stone Brings Relief to a Victim of Rabies. HE HAD TOO MANY WIVES. Frank M. Wilson of Lincoln, Nebraska, Creates a Sensation Over at Mal vern, Iowa, by Getting Mar ried Too Often. Saved By a Mad-Stone. John Marsh, father of the little girl who was bitten by a mad dog about a week ago, came up from his home near Rock Bluffs Saturday and related that a mad-stone had been applied to the bite and that, in his judgment, the girl's life had been thereby saved. Mr. Marsh secured the stone of II. C. Mc Maken of this city the first of the week. He relates that the stone was first soaked in fresh milk and was then applied to the wound made by the dog's teeth, where it firmly adhered for some five minutes. Since the application the wound has been healing nicely and the girl is improved in every way. The mad-stone theory is generally looked upon as mere bosh, but here is a case in our very midst where it is positively known that the theory has some merit. Mr. McMaken came in possession of the stone years ago when he was freighting across the plains. He found it in the stomach of a deer, and from its extreme lightness retained it as a relic. It was almost round and about an inch and a half in diameter, and appeared to be a mass of matted hairs coated on the outside with a thin film of lime. Mr. Mc Maken kept it solely as a relic and did not know until about a year ago its true nature. This was the first test to which the stone has been put and the owner is now congratulating him self upon the possession of such a treasure. Ha Was Long on Wives. Malvern, la., had a sensation the first of the week. Frank M. Wilson came from Lincoln, Neb., to put in the water works system there. He boarded at the Cottage House, where be made love to the cook, Emma Noblitt, and a month ago they went to Kockport, Mo., and were married. Two weeks ago a woman came from Lincoln and claimed Wilson as her husband, producing a marriage certificate. She said Wilson's first wife was killed by a gasoline ex plosion, and he was left with three children. They were married over a year ago. He went out to Lincoln some time since, took the eldest child and returned to Malvern, saying he would send for ife No. 2. Not doing so, she came to find out what was wrong, and discovered Wilson had married again . She was advised to re turn to Lincoln and get out papers for his arrest, when he made himself scarce and cannot be found. The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Buzzell, while crossing Main street this morning, walked in front of a buggy, and before the driver had time to check his team, the girl was knocked down and run over by the carriage wheels. A physician was hastily summoned and her injuries were found to be not serious.