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VOL. 13, MO. 41.
PLATTS5IOUTH, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4. 18U4.
i-Vrt PEH YEAR,
iUw IF PAIU IN ADVANCE.
Our Choice for United States Senator W. J. BRYAN.
PEACE IS PROMISED.
Father Corbett's Departure Assures
Quiet in Catholic Circles.
HAS GONE TO WASHINGTON.
The Priest Will Continue To Preach the
jopel. Bat It Will Be Outside of
Kishop BonaraaTa IMocese
Various Other Notes.
Father Corbet t Leaves Nebraska.
P.ev. Martin J. Corbett, says the
Lincoln Journal, is no longer a sub
ject of the Lincoln diocese and the
bitter ecclesiastical struggle in Ne
braska ia, as far as he is concerned, at
an end. Some time ago he petitioned
Bishop Bonacum through Monsignor
Satolli for his exeat and the bishop, it
is learned, acceded to the delegate's
request. Father Corbett departed for
Washington as soon as he received his
dismissal and, it is nid, will probably
be sent to some other diocese by the
With the departure of Father Cor
bett ends , a fight which, in Catholic
circles, has been unprecedented. It
will be remembered that the struggle
wa brought about by Corbett's re
fusal to go to llulo when ordered to do
so by the bishop. At that time the
trouble is supposed to have been
settled b MousignorSatolli, who came
rest for the purpose of putting a
quietus upon it. His mission was
only a nariiat success, however, for in
the course of a year after his depart
ure the trouble was revived and Cor
bett suspended by Bishop Bonacum.
In order that he might not be out
done the priest had the bishop ar
rested on the charge of criminal libel,
and a week's fihtover the case in the
civil courts resulted in its dismissal.
Father Corbett was sustained in his
trouble by several priests who claimed
to have grievances of their own and
who sought to even up with their ordi
nary at, Corbett's expense.
The dismissal of the case from the
civil courts was followed by the ex
communcication of Corbett and the
order of the bishop for him to repair
to a retreat in Canada. This he re
fused to do. and even went so far as
to nail up the doors of the churches in
his parish and decline to allow his
successor to occupy them . An injunc
tion from the Cass county courts com
pelled him to recognize the authority
of the bishop and he was left with
nothing better to do than to either
visit the parishes of his sympathizers
or calmly sit down and wait for the
bishop to relent.
In the meantime, however, he had
filed a long list of charges azainst the
bishop in the hope that he could arouse
such a feeling against him in the dio
cese as to force the delegate to trans-
" fer him to some other state. In this
he wa3 unsuccessful, as in all other
acts directed azainst his ordiuary. as
Archbishop Hennessey refused to en
tain the charges, and. as a result of
the investigation which followed, re
ported favorably on the bishop to
Satolli. This last cast of fortune's
dice proved too much for Corbett and
he finally decided to seek for a trans
fer to some other diocese. He peti
tioned for bis dismissal through Satolli
and Bishop Bonacum has granted him
his exeat, so that now he may seek a
An I'oknown Floater.
Oliver Baker, a resident of Liberty
precinct, was in the city Thursday and
reports the finding of the body of a lit
tle girl on a Missouri river sand bar
about due east of the town of Union
The girl was dressed in a blue calico
dress and a gingham apron. She was
apparently about six years old aud had
evidently been in the water for some
time, as the body was badly decom
posed. Nothing was found by which
the body could be identified, and the
remains were interred on the Iowa
side of the river. The authorities
have telegraphed the particulars to
points up the river, in the hope that
the parents or relatives might be able
to claim the body of the poor unfortu
The rumored location of a big pack
ing house at Council Bluffs in now
viewed as beini? merplv a Rrlipme to
enable some sharp real estate holders
to unload their property at boom
unto him unto wlm
m uortor is aue, i
Ais oe that the J
and Mr. Travis' reccr.
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The U. of 11, Grand Lodge.
The third annual meeting of the
grand lodge of the Degree of Honor
began its session in the A. O. U. W.
hall at 10 o'clock Tuesday, with Mrs.
Adelie Harding, grand chief of honor,
presiding. Some eighty lodges are
represented by some 150 delegates
rom various parts of the state. Grand
Master Tate, Grand Recorder House
worth and eight other officers of the
grand lodge, A. O. U. W., are among
The forenoon session was devoted
to the hearing of official reports, their
reference to committees and other
The following officers for the ensuing
term were elected at the afternoon
Grand Chief of Honor Mrs. Adelie
Harding, of Hebron.
Grand Lady of Honor Mrs. II. B.
Segur, of Pawnee City.
Grand Chief of Ceremonies Mrs.
S. R. Patton, of Omaha.
Grand Recorder W.S. Houseworth,
Treasurer Mrs. Dean, of Gibbon.
Usher Mrs. Shoemaker, of Indian-
Watchman Mrs. Myers, of Neligb.
The reception tendered the visiting
delegates by the members of the two
local I), of II. societies at Rockwood
hall that night was a brilliant success
A sumptuous supper was spread, to
which some three hundred persons
were seated, and altogether the visitors
were more than pleased at the cordial
reception tendered them.
The third annual grand lodge of the
Degree of Honor in Nebraska, which
convened on Tuesday in this city, con
cluded its session today and adjourned
Heretofore grand lodge has been an
annual affair, but it was decided that
the next grand lodge would meet two
years hence, Omaha being chosen as
the place of meeting. By this evening
all of the visiting ladies will have de
parted for their hwmes. They have
participated in one or the most suc
cessful grand lodge sessions in the
history of the order, their visit has
been made a pleasant one and alto
gether they will all retain kindly re
membrances of Flattsmouth for all
future time. The people of this city
trust that it will be their lot to enter
tain the D. of II. ladies in a future
That lloorUn I'uonif Canal.
TUe county commissioners of Doug
las county have decided to submit to
the people f that county a proposition
to vote $1,000,000 subsidy to a company
for the construction of a canal to bring
water power to Omaha. The enter
prise has been under discussion for
more than a year and many thousands
of dollars have been expended in in
vestigations and preliminary surveys
The design of the enterprise is to
create a great water "power just out
side the city limits, to be brought into
the city in the shape of electrical en
ergy and sold at a uniform price to all
factories. The rates at which this
water power is to be sold have been
agreed upon by the company and the
county commissioners and they will be
on an average cbaper than the charge
for water power in Minneapolis and
other water power centers. The water
is to be procured from the Flatte river,
some forty miles from Omaha, and
will be carried through a canal to a
point near the Omaha city limits.
where a fall amounting to 13-5 feet will
be secured. At this point there will
be developed 24,000 horse power. At
this point also an electrical plant will
be brought into Omaha and distributed
to various parts of the city to large and
small consumers of electrical power.
The people of Omaha are expected to
vote these bonds by a large majority.
as tbeie is practically no opposition
and 31,000,000 is considered a small
amount to give for securing the ad
vantages of such cheap power for
manufacturing purposes. The whole
enteiprise will cost $4,000,000. and the
company taking it is composed of the
richest men in Nebraska.
Flattsmouth is much better situated
for canal purposes than Omaha, and
the result of Omaha's enterprise will
prove of great worth to the people of
this city who have been working for
the construction of a Pla'.tsmouth
Mr. Morand, the dancing master,on
account of the severe rain storm
la.st night, has postponed his openin
until Monday evening of next week
All dancing enthusiasts are invited
tmwrrpauoir arm sicff neadacfiefcYr
matiently cure and piles preve
by ' Japanese Y t Pellets; espec
HARRK HILL'S FATE.
It Is Now in the Hands of the Su
preme Court of the State.
BADLY BIGOTED COUNTY BOARD
The Use tf the IHstrlct Conrt Room for
Judge Ilolcomb'i Meeting Tuesday
Is Refused by the Commis
sioners Other Items,
Now Bests 'With the Court.
The fate of Harry Hill, the slayer of
Matt Akeson in this county on the first
of lust November, now rests with the
supreme court of the state. Hill's ap
peal was argued and submitted before
the supreme court Tuesday, Attorney
General Hastings appearing for the
state and Matthew Gering for the
prisoner. Mr. Gering opines that he
will secure a reversal, claiming that
there was error in the examination of
jurors. On the other hand, counsel for
the state are confident that the court
will surely affirm the sentence calling
for Hill's execution. A decision is ex
pected within the next thirty days.
Not Commissioners, But Dictators.
Judge Holcomb, the democratic-
populist nominee for governor, was
booked for a speech in this city
on Tuesday evening. uoiu oi
the available halls in the business por
tion of town were found to be engaged
for social events, and the hall commit
tee repaired to the county commission
ers for permission to use the big dis
trict court room in the court house.
The court room has been used twice
before for political purposes, the first
time beiug two, years ago, when T. M.
Marquette of Lincoln addressed a re-i
publican audience. The committee
reckoned that the commissioners
would willingly consent, but they were
in error. Ordinarily a court bouse is
considered the property of the people.
but in Cass eounty matters appear to
be somewhat different, leastwise that
is the logical conclusion one derives
from the arbitrary ruling of thecounty
commissioners. I lie jouknal, there
fore, hastens to inform the tax-payers
of Cass county that thecommissioners
own the court bouse and that the Cass
county tax-payer who crosses the
court house threshold and walks upon
its tiled floors is under great obliga
tions to Dictators Dutton and Hayes,
the two members of the board who
vetoed the use of the court room.
The mean partisan action of the
county commissioners in refusing to
allow the use of the district court
room for the Holcomb meeting there
fore prevented a public speaking,
but it made many friends for Mr.
Holcomb. The judge, accompanied
by Mayor Weir, of Lincoln, fusion can
didate for congress in this district, ar
rived from Omaha on the 5:17 B. & M.
train, and were at once driven to the
Hotel Riley. After supper a public re
ception was held in the office of the
hotel. Here the judge and Mr. Weir
met scores of citizens and a general
hand-shaking was bad for several
hours. The result was superior to a
public meeting, for both gentlemen
made many friends.
Are You Yet a Citizen ?
All intending citizens who wish to
enjoy the right of franchise must take
out their first papers by next Saturday
night. Under the state law the privi
lege of voting is granted to citizens
who have taken out their first papers
only on condition that such papers are
taken out at least thirty days prior to
election. This is the last week and if
you have been a resident of the state
and county long enough and desire to
vote you will govern yourself accord
Ed. Ingalls. a Lincoln bicyclist,
stood off a gang of footpads the other
night in a rather unique manner. He
started to ride his bicycle from Lincoln
to Syracuse Saturday evening. When
near Palmyra he broke one of the ped
als of his wheel. This accident delayed
him considerably and it was quite dark
before he reached his destination.
When about three miles from Syracuse
he was accosted by five men, who de
manded that he stop and band over
his money. Mr. Ingalls drew the
broken pedal from his pocket and
threatened to shoot the first one who
approached. In the dim ligtl the
highwaymen took the harmless piece
of steel for a revolver and he was al
lowed to proceed unmolested.
caTlJe alien centp'eTEeo!7fthose
who wish to have such work done will
address me at Rock Bluffs. Neb., they
Murder and Suicide.
The news of an awful tragedy comes
from Crete, and a dispatch from that
place in regard to the affair reads as
"Two forms lying side by side, cold
in death in a pool of blood, one with
an ugly hole in her breast, the other
with an opening fully as bad in his
head and a revolver with two shells
empty in his hand, is the scene that
met the eyes of Frank Brabee, a far
mer living four and a half miles south
east of here, when he and his family
returned home from church Sunday
"Elizabeth Brabee, a daughter 17
years of age, of the brunette type, blue
eyes, clear complexion and fine phy
sique, did not accompany her parents
to divine worship on this occasion, as
is her usual custom, she pleading ill
ness. A short time afterthe departure
of the family, neighbors say the young
lady was seen to lock up the bouse and
leave the grounds. When but a short
distance from the house she met Joseph
Krop, a young man living with his par
ents a short distance north of the Bra
bee farm and who. it is claimed, was
badly smitten with Miss Brabee. She,
however, did not reciprocate the affec
tion bestowed upon her.
"After salutations had been passed
the couple turned to the bouse and
that is the last time either was seen
alive. Some time afterward, it is
claimed, two shots were heard, but as
this was a common occurrence no at
tention was paid to them.
'It is presumed Krop pressed his
suit again and was repulsed, at which
be became greatly incensed, with the
result above stated."
(ienrge K. Lorrlnton Resigns.
George E. Dorrington, the well
known and populartravelingpassenger
agent of the Missouri Pacific, baa re
signed. His successor will be William
T. Barnes, at present traveling freight
agent of the road. Mr. Dorrington has
been with the Missouri Pacific for ten
years, and is one of the best known
traveling passenger agents in the west,
and his friends are numbered by the
score. It is said that his reason for
resigning is ill health. lie is now at
his home in Falls City. Mr. Barnes
has been with the road a number of
years, and is well known in the ter
ritory through which he will travel.
His successor has not yet been named.
Mr. Dorrington is well-known in
Flattsmouth. and his many friends
will sincerely regret his enforced re
tirement. Will Sue the County.
The county commissioners acted on
the 875 claim of R. Schnlke, of Salt
Creek precinct, yesterday by refusing
the same. Schulke was out driving
with his daughter recently and in
crossing a new county bridge the horse
shied and tipped the buggy, throwing
the girl out and breaking her ankle.
Schulke claimed that the tipping of
the buggy would not have occurred
had the approaches to the bridge been
properly graded. It is understood that
he will nww seek redress in the courts.
List of Letters
Remaining uncalled for in the post-
office at Flattsmouth Oct. 4, for week
ending Sept, 29, 1S94:
Fornoff, William Gillett, George
Johnson, Charlotte Jansen, E C
Lindblad. W Nowak, P
IiHlick, Kate Stout, Emery
Smith. Mrs Marshal W Sirhlctie.MiBg Ernestine
Todd, John E
Persons calling for any of the above
letters or parcels will please say "ad
vertised." W. K. Fox, P. M.
William II. Miller, a well-known
contractor and builder, has been miss
ing from his home at Nebraska City
since last Friday. On that day he told
his wife he was going to Percival, la.,
to collect some money. Since that
time he has neither been seen or heard
from. The cause of his disappearance
is a mystery. So far as is known his
business is in ood condition. At the
time of his disappearance be was en
gaged on several contracts in Ne
braska City, some of them very near
completion. II is domestic affairs were
of .the most pleasant and his disap
pearance cannot be attributed to that
cause. His wife is nearly distracted
but cai offer no explanation.
Ttle green tree-trog is an excellent
barrmetei.Put l im in a jar with an
intrfi oijsoof water at the bottom and
a'litHe lauderrunning np to the top.
Jf (ip Weather is to be fine, he will
ascend the lader; if it is to be bad, he
Targe number of
or tLe acci
AROUND THE COURT ROOMS.
Marshall vs. Graves, a replevin suit
involving a small amount, was on trial
before a jury in district conrt this af
ternoon. In the suit of Eikenbary, et al. vs.
Eickhoff, tried Tuesday in district
court, the jury found for the plaintiff
in the sum of 83031.30.
The jury in the replevin suit of
Jackson, Higgins & Co. vs. Sheriff
Eikenbary et al., tried Friday in
district court returned a verdict for the
The jury in the case of Winger vs.
ex-Sheriff Tighe, et al, tried Thursday
in district court, found for the plain
tiff and besides giving him the right
of posession of the property in dispute,
fixed his damages at some 86.
Jas. Wilson, Frank Johnson and
Chester Prose, the three lads who have
been imprisoned at the county jail, the
first two for house-breaking and the
latter for horse-stealing, went before
Judge Chapman in district court
Tuesday, and were ordered sent to
the Kearney reform school.
The criminal docket will be called in
district court tomorrow. It includes
some thirty-two cases. State vs. Lind
say and Griswold, the only two of any
importance, have been previously con
tinued by the court, but County At
torney Travis is prepared to prosecute
all the others. The probability is,
however, that only about ten of the
cases will be tried at this term.
In the suit of Cbas. Miller vs. Law
rence Stull, wherein the plaintiff asks
a judgment for 8160 by reason of the
selling of his account by Stull to Iowa
parties on which his wages were after
wards garnisheed, the jury which
heard the case in district court Mon
day found for the plaintiff in the sum
8100. Court costs were taxed to the
defendant. The defense will file a
motion for a new trial.
After a session lasting since yester
day afternoon, the jury in the suit of
Stull vs. th9M.P. railway, returned
at 3 o'clock this afternoon without
having reached an agreement. Judge
Chapman discharged the jury and the
case will now go over until the Janu
ary term of court for another trial. It
is understood that the vote stood
three for Stull and nine for the rail
way for several hours previous to the
License to wed was issued in county
court Friday to Mr. Jesse W. Hodges
of Nuckolls county and Miss May L.
Armstrong of Cass county.
License to wed was issued in county
court Wednesday to Wm. Sporer and
MissLucile Edmunds. Both parties
reside in the vicinity of Murray.
Petition for the appointment of Miss
Nellie O'Rourke as administratrix of
the estate of the late Mrs. Annie
O'Rourke, was filed with County
Judge Ramsey Saturday.
County Judge Ramsey decided Friday
that Ida May Cbristianson was a fit
subject for incarceration at the
Geneva reform school. Sheriff Eiken
bary took the girl thither the first of
COURT ROOM NOTES.
Deputy Sheriff Harvey Holloway,
departed for Geneva Tuesday in
charge of the Christianson girl, who
was sentenced by Judge Ramsey to a
term in the girl's reform school.
In the suit of Con O'Connor vs. the
C. B. & Q. railway, in which a Cass
county jury awarded the plaintiff 8S00
in damages, the state supreme court
Tuesday reversed the decision and
remanded the case for trial.
The county commissioners were in
regular session at the court house
Tuesday, and in addition to the regular
routine of allowing claims, appointed
II. J. Streight as a member of the
soldiers' relief commission, vice J. W.
Deputy Sheriff Jno. Denson and Gus
1 1 yers departed for Kearney this morn
ing in charge ot Jas. Wilson, Frank
Johnson and Chester Prose, the three
boys who were sentenced by Judge
Chapman on Tuesday to a term in the
state reform school.
Wiley Black and his able assistant
P. E. RuffDer, are receiving, barrelim
and shipping apples at a lively rate
these days from the Sherwood building
The apple crop is much more plentiful
this year than last, and the quality of
the fruit is better.
The Jocbnl needs all the money
that is its due on subscrip
tion and advertising All nhA VnNcr-
Cass County Farmers Reduce Their
CITY SCHOOLS OVERCROWDED
School Board Find It a IMfflcnlt Matter to
Accomodate All the Children
A Small Cyclone In Pawnee
County Other Motes.
The Mortgage Record.
Cass countv's mortgage record for
September, compiled at the court
house Monday is a lavoraoie snowing.
The figures are as follows: Farm
property filed, 827,635.57; released.
$41,167.50. Town property filed, 83,-
960.80: released. 81.547.64. Chattel
mortgages filed, 87,275.43; released.
86.0S6.98. When the farmers of Cass
county can reduce their mortgaged in
debtedness almost ' 815,000 in one
month, this talk of hard times and
scarcity of money seems the veriest
kind of bosh.
City Schools are Crowded.
At the school board meeting on Mon
day night the vacant room in the west
Fourth ward building was ordered re
paired, and after Monday next it will
be occupied by school children. Miss
Maud Fozwell was chosen to teach in
the new room. The school board is
finding it a difficult thing to provide
sufficient room for all the children.
The enrollment shows that there are
over one hundred more children in the
schools for the first month of school
than last year. The only way out of
the difficulty is the erection of a new
four-room building in the Second ward
on the same plan as the new building
on South Ninth street." The board
hopes that the school finances will
permit the erection of such a building
next summer, and patrons of the city
schools join with the members of the
board in their desire.
Dad Storm In Pawnee County.
Pawnee county was visited by a
small-sized cyclone on Monday night.
The storm struck the house of John
Nelson, living seven miles south of
Pawnee City. The family of seven
were all in bed, when suddenly the
honse was lifted and completely razed
to the foundation. The family were
blown into an adjoining field. Six of
them were injured. One girl, nine
years old, had a board driven through
her skull into the brain. The little
girl is still unconscious and cannot
live. One of the family had a collar
bone broken. The path of the storm
was northeast. It was a narrow strip,
tearing up wire fences and levelling
everything in its path. It passed
through between a neighbor's house
and barn, just missing the corner of
his house. A drenching rain of two
hours' duration preceded the storm.
Leidigh for Float Representatlre.
The populist float representative
convention for Cass and Otoe counties
was held at Nebraska City Tuesday,
and resulted in the nomination by ac
clamation of Mr. Geo. W. Leidigh of
Nebraska City. Mr. Leidigh is a full
fledged free silver democrat and was
a member of the last house of repre
sentatives. His nomination by the
populists shows that his course in the
legislature meets with approval regard
less of party. Mr. Leidigh will also
be nominated by the democratic float
convention, and his election thereby
becomes a certainty.
Was a Former Nebraskan.
Luke Lavender, the former Ne
braskan who lately committed suicide
at Florence, Alabama, was until re
cently a resident of Broken Bow, this
state, and was engaged in brick mak
ing. He was 76 years old. About
.O.U&UOI. I UD tciv iJlUlCU DOW llll a
team and about 825 in cash, with no
particular destination in view, he and
his wife having separated a short time
before. He was a well respected cit
izen, and at one time was owner of the
tract of land on which the city of Lin
coln is now located, and he donated a
part to have the capital located there.
He at one time possessed considerable
property, but it is reported that he lost
it t h Tr ti rr V f hi a f rinb awt s .1....
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parties. It is said by some that Mr.
Lavender had not been in his right
mind for some time past.
brand. Askfor it from your grocer.
Machinery of the6"est manufacture
in the world. Their
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