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"BE JUST AND FEAR NOT."
VOL. 13. I0. 40. I'LITTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 18U4. $1.00,7
Our Choice for United States Senator W. J. BRYAN.
Follow the Crowd and You'll Come to Us
FOR THE CROWD II IS TXrit3n. S likLis Season.
WlfflATT AIR IS WW
ft Are you going to let the opportunity of a life
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, PflattfemoTmitfln, Neib.
CLOSING OF THE FAIR
Friday Witnesses the Conclusion of
a Successful Meeting.
CYCLISTS BEAT THE HORSES.
Lfe Alliitoua Hitherto Invincible Running
Team Are Twice Iteaten Ily Four
Krly IliryrliKtA Various
The twenty-eighth annual meeting
of the (.'ass county Fair association
cam to an end in this city Friday,
and th verdict of the several thous
and people who atteuded the fair dur
ing the four days of the meeting is al
most universal that never has the as
sociation afforded a better, entertain
ment than at the fair'of "94. The dis
plays in the several departments were
nearly up to standard in spite of the
adverse condition of crops, while as to
the speed department the association
fairly outdid itself and gave the people
the best racing program ever had at a
Cass county fair. On the whole, the
imeeting was a big success, the only re
rgret beinir that the attendance was
hardly in keeping with the extra efforts
made by the association to please and
entertain the crowd. The receipts will
imore than pay the expenses, bHt the
ifair, nevertheless, deserved a better
Thursday's crowd was the largest of
any. but it was no more than the ex
cellence of the racing program de
served. The victory of Louie Todd's
Ailerton colt struck a popular cord,
and the special match to beat 2:30,
which was won by the pacer, Captain
l'aine,was a highly interesting feature.
The one contest, however, which con
stituted the principal feature was the
five-mile race between Lee Allison's
Tunningteam and Bicyclists llolloway,
irime3. Miller and Holmes. Last
year this same team came out vic
torious in four different races being
pitted against a single rider. This
time, however, the wheelmen were to
relay each other every half mile, the
.result being that the team had to con
tend with a fresh wheelman at every
lap. The cyclists took the start and
kept it throughout, but on the last lap
the team came up strongly and made
an exciting finish. llolloway,, the
cyclist who made the final lap, was
under the wire about fifty yards in ad
The summary of the day's racing
.2 2 2
Time 2:5-5, 2:51, 2:541.
fiTKCIAL 11 ACE TO BEAT 2:30.
NOVELTY RUNNING, TIIKEK-FOUKT11S
Lizzie Leader 1 1 1
Gray Dick " -
Ked Dick ..2 3 3
Time 24 3 5, 52 2-5. 1 :2C 2-5.
girls' Bicycle race, half mile.
Blanch Sullivan 1
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unto him unto whtora honor is dur,
and Mr. Travis' recoril is oe that the
peopie of this count. neetrnot be
Emma Eikenbary 2
BICYCLE VS. nORSE, FIVE MILES.
The crowd on Friday was large, and
it deserved to be, for a better speed
program for a single day was never
seen on the local track. The free-for-all
trot brought a held of good horses
and a royal battle ensued, Superin
tendent finally landing rhxt place.
The free-for-all pace was rather tame,
Captain Paine taking the first two
heats, with ease, in slow time. In the
third heat Paine's driver let him travel
as he chose, and he covered the mile in
2:21. There were many who caught
the time as low as 2:20. It was the
fastest mile ever made in the county,
and on a good track and without yes
terday's wind, l'aine's mile would have
been as good as 2:15. The program
was concluded with another five-mile
race between Allison's team and the
relay bicyclists. This time the 'cyclists
were llolloway, Grimes, Tom Fatter-
son and Holmes. "Allison was out to
win and he drove his team at a much
faster clip than on Thursday. The
wheelmen, however, also reduced their
time and on the finish won with about
the same margin as the day before.
Their time 13:12i was over a minute
faster than that made by Condon, the
Omaha rider, in lastyear's raceagainst
Allison's team, in which Condon lost
The '-pick-ups" were slow in two in
stances, and considerable time was
therebv lost.' Otherwise the time
would have been below the thiiteen
minute mark. Following is a summary
of the day's racing:
Frank 1 1
Time 2:32, 2:29!, 2:31, 2:27i.
Captain Paine 1
Little Tell 2
Little Ben 3
Time 2:49,2:41, 2:21.
GIRLS' BICYCLE KACE, HALF MILE.
Emma Eikenbary 1
Blanch Sullivan 2
RUNNING KACE, HALF MILE.
Lizzie Leader 1 1
(iray Dick 2 2
lied Dick 3 3
Time :57, :55.
BICYCLE VS. nORSE.FIVE MILES.
Democratic County Committee Meeting:.
The democratic central committee
of Cass county is hereby called to meet
at Union Wednesday, October3d, 1894.
All the members are requested to be
CnAs. Grimes, Chairman.
Mrs. Osta Bird, of Union, who seeks
a divorce from her husband a Bird
who took wings and flew away some
time since was in attendance at
court Tuesday. Her sister, Mrs. Web
ster, accompanied her.
C. L. Graves, esq., of Union, who, by
the way. we are clad to note, has taken
charge of the Ledger again, came up
Tuesday on court business.
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GASES WILL GO OYER.
Lindsay-Griswold Prosecutions Con
tinued Until the January Term.
MR. NICKLES GETS THE CALF-
The Jury Decides That He I the Itlght
fnl Ownrr Of th Dinputrd Animal
Peter Uanrahan Demise
Various Oilier Note.
The Continuance Granted.
District court opened at the court
house Monday for the regular fall
term, Judge Chapman presiding. The
docket includes some twabundred and
twenty cases, and a rather long term,
is anticipated lasting probably over!
into November. The day was spent ,
in calliDg the docket and assigning)
cases for trial, after which an adjourn- j
merit va3 taken until Tuesday. j
Judge Chapman has granted the
continuance asked for by the defend
ants in the two criminal prosecutions
of the state vs. Jas. Lindsay and Sandy
Griswold. This will take the cases
oer until the January term of court.
The continuance will probably enable
the state to secure further testimony
against the defendants and will thus
render a conviction more certain. The
defense, in the meantime, will not be
asleep, and altogether the trial of the
two cases promises to be of more than
Nick ten Get the Cair.
It took the jury in the calf suit of
Nickles vs. Young six hours Tuesday
night to reach an agreement. The
verdict was then sealed and the jury
discharged. Next morning the verdict
was opened in district court and the
result was in Nickles' favor. The costs
in the suit will easily reach $250, while
the value of the calf at the time the
dispute had its origin, was less than
one-tenth of that sum. It is not
thought that Mr. Young will take an
appeal. It is understood that the lo
cal butchers are after Mr. Nickles to
secure the animal for Christmas meat,
and the butcher who bids the highest
will get a prize. A $300 beef is quite a
variety and the public would indulge
in a big scramble for some of its meat.
Heath of Peter Uanrahan, Jr.
Peter Uanrahan, jr., aged twenty-
six years, departed from this life Fri
day morning at the home of his
parents in the Fourth ward, after a
two weeks' illness with typhoid pneu
monia. Deceased was a blacksmith,
having learned Ms trade in the B. &
M. shops in this city, where be has
labored for the past several years. He
was a young man of good habits, was
thoroughly honest and had many firm
friends who will unite in extending
their sincerest sympathy to the be
reaved family. The funeral services
were held at the Catholic church Sun
day afternoon, being largely attended
attesting the esteem in whichhs was
held in the city and vicinitv. The
procession was led to the cemetery by
the city band, the members of the A
O. II. and fire department, in uniform.
forming, a guard of honor.
cattTe atTen cents per Bead. If those
who wish to have such work done will
address me at Rock Bluffs. Neb., they
UDOD AIBdDHJTT MJE& IBAMCGAIIKS?
time, of getting an
AUOCNI) THE CUUKT ROOMS.
Because of the defendant's default,
Judge Chapman gave the plaintiff in
the suit of Osta E. Bird vs. Jno. W.
Bird, a decree of divorce in district
The jury in the case of Mrs. Carter
vs. Jamison, in which the plaintiff sued
to recover $200 alleged to be due her
for housekeeper's services, found for
the plaintiff in district court yester
day for $94.92.
The suit of Carter vs. Jamison was
on trial in district court Wednesday and
was finally submitted to a jury at
about three o'clock, in the afternoon.
The replevin case of Winger vs.Tigbe,
ex-sheriff, growing out of the Foster
Seacrest failure at Eagle, was then
taken up for trial.
Jas. Wilson and Frank Johnson, the
two bums who entered a bouse at
Louisville on Friday last and purloined
a coat and pair of pants, are occupying
quarters in the county jail, having
been bound over to the district court
bv a Louisville justice. It is under
stood that the men will plead guilty on
their trial and ask the court to be
merciful in the matter of a sentence.
Ida May Christianson has failed to
reform. Some six weeks ago her
parents caused her arrest and sought
to have her sent to the girls' reform
school at Geneva. They afterwards
repented and the girl was taken back
on probation. rne gin s laeas oi
morality were of such an extremely
bad nature that she failed to change
her manners and methods in the
slightest particular, and as a conse
quence her parents again caused her
arrest. County Judge Ramsey has
the matter under advisement.
aw m.,.i an it m Wriaanv
of Union were attending court TB? Mma 5'
John S. Green, the Greenwood mer
chant, was in town attending court
Elmer Eikenbary, Frank Wiles and
Gus Hyers will act as bailiffs during
the term of district court which con
Mrs. Jno. Olson was taken before
the insane commission Monday and
adjudged insane. The woman's loss
of reason, according to the best ac
counts, was a case of too much hus
band. Ben Ilempel, janitor at the court
house, has secured quite a curiosity in
the shape of a mammoth tumble weed,
which grew in the western part of the
state. It measures fifteen feet in
circumference, and constitutes a val
uable addition to the list of curios in
the court house museum.
Lawer Matt Gering, counsel for
murderer Harry Hill, says that Hill's
case will come up for argument before
the state supreme court on Wednes
day of next week. Attorney General
Hastings and County Attorney
Travis will make the argument for
the state and Mr. Gering for the pris
oner. A decision is expected in about
Targe number of'jr eto were near
the'srossing ff&i&jjfc of ti e acci
dentrx Mc Wjft a wldow and
elegant Top-Buggy actually
Smith and Bli Citrons.
The maddest man in town the other
day was well, we'll call him Smith,
just to keep peace in the family.
Smith went to a certain local grocery
store and asked of a green clerk the
price of the three small watermelons
out in the front of the store. In
reality the watermelons were citrons.
but the clerk didn't know the differ
ence any more than Smith, so a price
was quoted and Smith carted them off
to the bosom of his family. Now Mrs.
Smith in the early part of her wedded
life had sewed up the tail pockets in
her husband's coat, thinking they were
rips in the lining, and for this offense
she was subjected to an incessant guy
ing. Here was a chance to get the
laugh on Smith. She knew a citron
when she saw it, even if she had been
somewhat lacking in knowledge during
past years as to man's coat-tail pockets,
so she proceeded to roast Smith on his
citron escapade until he was fairly
sick. Smith bore it manfully through
out the meal, when be suddenly re
membered that the giocery clerk was
as much to blame as himself. He
hastily chucked the citrons in a basket
and made a bee-line for the grocery
store. Here he wanted his money back,
and when the proprietor commenced
to argue the matter. Smith lost his
temper and threatened to sue the pro
prietor for obtaining money under
false pretenses and to annihilate the
clerk in the bargain. The grocer was
not looking for trouble, so he took back
the citrons and refunded Smith his
money. This was several days ago,
but Mrs. Smith is still getting in "full
time" at guying Smith on bis citron
Shot Off Hla Hat.
Phil Kraus, the former Plattsmouth
merchant, but now the keeper of a
grocery store in South Omaha, had an
experience with a bold burglar the
other night. Phil and his family live
I the night in question Phil was awak-
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trousers, procured his trusty shot-gun
and tiptoed down to the rear of the
store. In the meantime the buglar
had heard Phil's war-like preparations
and was coming out of the back win
dow when Phil arrived on the scene.
The burglar made a dash for liberty
and Phil pulled up his shot-gun and
let fly a shot at the flying thief. The
fellow yelled, but kept on running, and
after Phir had recovered from the
shock of firing the gun, made a search
and found that be shot off the burglar's
hat. It was full of holes, but the
burglar was unhurt. Nothing was
missing from the store.
A High Price On Wounded Affection.
Miss Lillian Jackson, a young lady
living in Columbus, was- awarded a
judgment Tuesday in the district
court of Platte county for $10,000
against Robert E. Wilsher, travelling
salesman for a St. Joseph, Mo., house.
Wilsher is well known in central Ne
braska. Miss Jackson claims Wilsher
promised to marry her in January,
1391, and sent her to school to educate
her, frequently visiting her in the
meantime. Last November be broke
the engagement and has since refused
to notice her. The jury was out only
five minutes. Wilsher will appeal.
TheJourxl needs all the money
that is its due on subscrip-
Mnnanri astir AtSal .11 .
Nebraska Democrats Meet at Omaha
and Nominate a Ticket.
HIS SLEEP WAS NEARLY FATAL
A Drunken Fisherman From Bethlehem
Goes to Sleep on the II. AM. Track
ICut la Fortunately Discov
ered by a Switchman.
The State Convention.
The democratic state convention,
with almost every county represented,
met in Omaha yesterday and nomina
ted a ticket. A platform recognizing
the necessity of an immediate restora
tion of the free ane unlimited coinage
of gold and silver at the present ratio
of 16 to I, without waiting for the aid
or consent of any other nation on
earth, was adopted bp a large majority
vote. W. J. Bryan was nominated by
the unanimous vote of every delegate
for U. S. senator. The ticket nomin
ated was as follows:
For Governor.. Silas A. Holcohb
For Lieutenant Governor Jas. O. Gaptix
For Secretary of State S. I. Ellick
For Stata Treasurer G. A. Lcikart
For State Auditor J. C. Daiilmah
For Attorney General D. B. Caret
For Supt. Pub. Instruction W. A. Jones
ForComm'r Pub. Lands S. G. Kent
Of the above named candidates El-
lick, Luikart and Dahlman are demo
crats the others had been placed on
the populist state ticket at their state
convention in August. On the making
of these nominations a part ef the ad
ministration wing left the hall and
put up a ticket of their own. It was a
small affair, and its members were out
of humor because they could not con
trol the convention.
A Drunken Fisherman's Escape.
Harrison McCord, a fisherman, who
lives over at Bethlehem, just across
the river in Iowa, had an exceedingly
narrow escape from being cut to pieces
down in the local B.& M. yards Friday
night. For years past Harrison has
been in the habit of coming to Platts
mouth for the purpose of contracting
a "jag." He was in town Friday
and when he started for home after
dark be was in possession of an ex
ceeding load of liquor, which made
navigation a matter of some difficulty.
In going toward the big B. & M. bridge
from whence he intended to cross the
river, he fell across the railroad track,
and so drunk was he that he soon fell
asleep. A main line freight was due to
pass over the track in a short time.but
shortly previous to that time a yard
ngine happened up the track near
where McCord was asleep on the rails.
The engine was moving slowly and the
headlight enabled a switchman to dis
cover the fisherman lying across the
rails. The engine was immediately
stopped and McCord was dragged off
the rails. Within the past two years
no less than two of Bethlehem's citi
zens have been injured in that imme
diate vicinity, one of the men dying in
less than an hour. Both men were
under the influence of liquor at the
time. McCord should consider himself
fortunate in not becoming the third
victim, for certainly bis escape was
Machinery of theses "manufacture
in the world. Jhelr
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