Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, December 27, 1894, Image 1
Blivlo IlUoilcal hoc! Jjr km WEEKLY JOG PLA.TTS!flOUTII. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, DKi'ElBEit 27. 185U. VOL. 14. NO. I. ?JI IU if iAII IN A II VANCE. MO U ill PL A qJN AJL k3 1 CONFUSED HIS GUILT. Postmaster Smith of Union Enters His Plea In Federal Court. JUDGE DUNDY'S SENTENCE. knbimttln: Frululin Report of Slump Can-elli tout (; h rotmtir a Klae of Fifty Dollar ud Cox In N"t. ss Postmaster Smith Union, against n'H.tm .... itiilinrmoi.t U' Q Q ri t 11 r II -fl frlV theirrand inrv on the char ire of de frauding the uovi-riiment, appeared be fore . udge Dundx 1 hursday in the federal court of Oniaha and after (.leading guilty Wbs fined $50 and costs. Mr. Sooth's criuoe was so easy of de tection hat tbe affair is rather pecu liar. In postoffices of tbe class to which Union belong postmasters are unit .11 uriit iiri iin to the number of -letups cancelled on outgoing letters Hinlpjpera Smith reported a larger Jk amunt uf cancellations than usual for a recent month and the depart ? meut immediately instructed postal I clerks to keep tab on the mail received at Union The reports of the Postal -- - . r clerks and that of the postmaster failed to tally for tbe next month. The discrepancy resulted in an investiga tion bv the grand jury with a result which is rath-r damaging to the post iualer. It is surmised that he will ' the t do it attain. ir A Mebrask t.lonnuent. Hue Glenvvood, la., Opinion, de tearrrfrt the apprehension and arrest;ol . She trtrtbraska man who Med with a eiwee i aher than his w ife, as follows: 'hi- . unut the first week in November '.nple .irrivel in Glenwood ard put V at the E l wards House, who were - 'ediiaiipd in giving instructions in paint ing aiid enlarging pictures. He was a mm aoout. forty years old, pleasant tnd tgreeatl, and fond of a game of bill ai da She was a good-looking worn in about i birty. They left Gleii- W mi.'I on -U uaj oi oruiuri. sopped a week at Hasting. kn.l arrived at Hed Oak about the 1st of December. Whi'e here they were k -if. u as Mr. and Mrs Young and lived as man and wife. Marshal Mc leu received a postal card front U:l. N-! inquiring for Thos. Pratu id 1i Lunde) , vh eloped togethei fr-m hre. he le.ivinir a wife aim three children, she a husband and CM'id Fioni the description it was evident 'hit rhe pteiendt d Yung and w!t At-ie .he parties On Mtnda M'-i I at.r came to Glenwood and til- J "f 'rmat -on before Enquire Bjers, oh iitfi1 g nduiu i ii tl t se potties. ard I'll-sda Marshall M;1illen went to Ud Oik ml found them living man -tnd .fe at I he boarding house "f Mrs. F rd He arrested them on the charg- of adu t ry and brought them o , ood tod placed them in jail T'teti c.iis.- is now before the urand jur f r i- vest igat i v The woman is very penitent now and spendsher time wt t-pingand lament ing, and is begin ning to realize that the wav of the transgressor is hard. '-Wednesday inorningan indictment f r adultery was ret urned to court by the grand jury, and they were ar raiirned. They asked time to file pleas." ' Examine our elegant line of plush ;ind leather photoeraph albums.' Gekino & Co. TIik llarlington's New Mail Train. The Burlington's new west-bound fast mail train made its initial trip Monday under the new time schedule The train left Chicago at 3 a.m. and arrived at l'lattt-moutli at 2:14 p. m. just two minutes behind time. Omaha was reached at 2:39 a run of twenty two mile fr m this city in twenty-five minutes. The train whisked in and out of Plattsmouth within a few brief seconds ond the large crowd, which as sein bled at the depot to get a glimpse of the fas-test mail train ever run over a western railroad, not a eiimpse, and nothing more, for, in fact, the train was not in sizht lone enough to admit of anything like an inspection. The new trair brings Chicago papers to this city less than four hours behind th' Omaha papers, while New York "mail is delivered the second afternoon out The nterprie of the Burlington road deseiventobe appreciated Bennett Tutt will have tor th holiday trade -a tare line of beautifti China ware and lamps of a'l kinds, as . well as candies, n its, raisens, oranges " lemons, dates and figs, and in fact any thing that is good. Col. Conuor And ih. WhI-key Trunt. Col. Joseph A. Connor, a former resident of Plattsmouth but now of Oraaha.is a stockholder in the whiskey trust. He doesn't m to be intensely pleased at the ruauner in which the trust otEcers are conducting affairs and in au interview has expressed himself as follows: "In my opinion stock in the trust should sell for 20c instead of 9J. The c impany owns eighty-one houses, twenty-one of which are live houses. The business would be in excellent condition were ic not for Greenhut's imbecile man ement. The object of the circular just issued is to depress the stock, because Greenbut and his conferees, among whom Nelson Mor ris is prominent, are short. Anyone familiar with whiskey trust business knows that ftock of the value of $35. 000.000 if sold at sheriff's sale would bring at least $15,000,000. Greenbut is controlled by Morris, and even if disposed he has not the ability to handle such an enormous affair." Mllltln Boyn Will GetTlieir Pay. Glenwood's militia boys now breathe easy. The supreme court last Friday morning decided that the state should pay their expenses incurred during the Kelly invasion at Council Bluffs last May. It will be remembered that Governor Jackson ordered out eight companies of militia for that occasion of which number our own company C wasone. The state auditor claimed that Pottawattamie county should foot the bills and alleged that the sdate could not be held responsible therefor. AfteFa hard fight however the su preme court decided otherwise and now the state will pay the amount in ull which reaches the sum of $4,102.11. It has been a notable case and closely contested and has kept the 'sojer' boys waiting over six n onths for their money. Glenwood Tribune. Strayed Red Irish setter pop, five months old. W. C besfeu. A Muddle at F.ngl Yesterday's Lincoln News says: Deputy Sheriff. L.indlolT went out to the vincinitv "f Eagle, ass county, today to levy attach ments on whatever property of E. M. Albers & Sons he can find lyingaround loose. The attachments were sworn ut by Heinrich Urnlaud. and Hans Wulf. who hold promissory notes for 200and $321 respectively. The affi davits set up that th Albers. of whom E. M. appears to Le a woman, have eft tne country for New Mexico, and nave removed or are bout to remove heir property with intent to defraud ireditors. Several Lincoln business firms are. said have been caught for mall amounts A child can buy as cheap as a man ! w here ? At Gekino & Co s. Attention, t-ariiiers! Tne annual meeting of the Farmers' Mutual Insurance company of Cass county will be held at the Heil school house, in Eight Mile Grove precinct,! on Saturday, January 12th. 1S95. at one o'c'ock p. m., for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year, and also to transact such business as may lawfully come before the meeting. Jacob TuiTscn, Pres. J. P. Fai.tek, Se ''. Abandoned the Team. Yesterday morning about 7 o'clock a stranger drove into Levi's livery stable " at Nebraska City, and had his team cared for. That was the last seen of him. Last evening a telegram was received rjy John Frazier from Louisville, Neb., which asked him to arrest and hold one Charles Noyes, and described him as being a tall, slender man, light mustache and wearing a light over coat. By means of private marks Mr. Franzier, who in a member of the livery men's association, readily iden tified the team and said they had been stolen from a stable in Louisville. The police made u search lor Noyes but could not find him, but did find a young man w ho had come to the city with him, but he was discharged as be easily proved be had nothing to do with the stealing. The. team was taken back today. Nebraska City Newt. Of cour&p it wasn't intentional but at the grand drawing at the Turnve rein fair on Monday night, a young lady held the ticket which drew a pair of men's trousers, while a saloon keeper drew a bottle of wine which was donated by a competitor in busi nes Of course the saloon keeper can use the wine, but the problem of tho young lady is more difficult to solve. The" Plan Sifter"tlour is trie popular brand. Ask for it from your grocer. ONE rill.lU IS1I ANOTHER. The J unction Recorder hints at some ( shocking proceeding which are sup- j posed to occur at East Plattsmouth, in tbe following: "The little commu nity that embraces the dimly defined litnitsof East Plattsmouth is composed for the most part of a somewhat reli gious element, to which condition the two handsome churches will substan tially testify. But, unfortunately, a j A black spot in the peaceful community i has been recently uncovered, and the garish proiligancy of a certain set fills j the morally disposed with anger and j disgust. It is claimed that at least ; three nights a week the residence of a j certain party is the scene ot such I boisterous merriment and terpsichor- J ean orgies that the fair name of the proprietress is greatly jeopardized. while the neighbors claim to be greatly scandalized y the proceedings. The orderly people of the community con template taking the law into their own hands if the revelries are not some what toned down, but it is to be hoped that tbe persons implicated will desist from their unseemly conduct and cease to scandalize the neighborhood without the intervention of more stringent measures." There are exactly nineteen appli cants for the wardenship of the peni tentiary. Councilman O'Shee of Lin coln, who is backed by Congressman Bryan, is almost ready to extend sym pathy to the other eighteen. Several Lincoln physicians are applicants for the superintendency of the Lincoln hospital for the insane. I'rs. Bowman, Casebeer and Britt of Lincoln, Lr. Abbott of Fremont and Dr. C-off man of Ord are among the applicauts,while Dr. Dean of Omaha would like the place of assistant. Lincoln Journal. Monday's Omaha Bee, in giving a brief sketch of the lives of the oue hundred thirty-thiet members of the next Nebraska legislature, m;kes the following comment on Jno. A. Davies. one of Cass county's members: "John A. Davies of Cass county served his maiden term as a legislator two year ago and attained much prominence by hisel'iquent and scathing arraingment of the boodle methods that had pre vailed for so many years in the man agement of the tdate institutions. He was one of the leaders in that house and is bound to be a prominent mem ber at the coming session. He re ceived a college education while a young man and afterwards graduated from the Iowa State university. He is one of the leading candidates for speaker of the house, and his abilities are universally recogn Becent developements show that Mrs Notson, the missing Omaha school teacher, instead of being at the bottom of the Missouri liver, is still alive and in hiding. The sheriff of Dawes county, this state, claims that he is in possession of positive infor mation to the effect that the woman and ber two children are living on a ranch some fifty miles out of Chadron, and tbe officer clatms he will be able to produce them in a very few days. The principal hitch in the proceedings is over the question of reward, and when it is settled to the satisfaction of the Dawes county sheriff he main tains that he will divulge the where abouts of the much-wanted woman. The Omaha World-Herald of Sun day last did a splendid i hing I y print ing the testimony given b John M Thnrston, then assistant attorney for the U. P. railway, before the U.S. com mission to investigate the management ot that raUway, in 18S7. That testi mony gave many of the dcails of the management of the lobby at Lincoln on behalf of that company. Thurston says that as assistant attorney of the U. P. he was specially instructed to look after legislation in Nebraska and protect the company's interests from adverse enactment. He employed law yers from various parts of the state to visit Lincoln and use their "influence'' upon members in the interest of the U. P. He also prepared amendments to bil s affecting railroad legislation and had them submitted by friendly mem bers. In straight plain English he was nothing more or less than a rail road lobbyist, and. was paid $7,000 a year for such work. No man with good sense would assume that when elected to the U. S. senate he will be anything short of that as a senator. One might just as well expect Satan to become an angel of light as to think John M. Thurston would ever act for the people against the railways. If a man sells his soul to the devil he can never buy it back. A DASTARDLY SCHEME A Pair of Villians Plan to Wreck a Burlington Mail Train. THEIR PLANS WELL ARRANGED. Miarp Curve Tlie Selertl Spot Hut the Oligttiction Was Dinrovered Hefore tlie HaniHge Was l)one-Vr-ioo Other Notes. A dastardly attempt was made to wreck the Burlington's west bound fast mail train some three miles north of town Sunday. Sunday afternoon at about 1:30 o'clock, George Tarsch and Charles Shepherd, two young men well known about the town, borrowed a railway velocipede and started out for a ride to Oreapolis on tbe Burlington's track. Their trip was void of any special in cident until they reached a point in the track directly opposite tbe big bluff known as "Swallow Hill," and around which the track makes a very sharp curve before entering the Platte river bottom. Here they found tbe track obstructed by a pair of railroad ties. Behind the ties weie piled a number of large rocks, while a large iron fish plate connected the tie with the rails on both sides, the whole thing being arranged in such manner as to guide the front locomotive wheels up on the ties, thus insuring an awful railroad wreck. The boys threw the ties and rocks oil to one side and continued their journey to Oreapolis, returning home at about 3:30 o clock, lney re ported their discovery to the officers and Deputy Sheriff Hyers and Chief Dunn immediately adjourned to the scene of action. The foot prints of the wreckers were easily discernable. The tracks of one were somewhat dim, but the track3 of the second party were easy of measurement, and the use cf a foot-rule disclosed the shoe to be a No. T. The tracks led off to the left toward the tall blufis. A search was made of the surrounding premises bt no further trace of the wreckers could be discovered. By reason of a mistake in the print ing of the B. & M. time card, a change was announced to take place sun day in the time of tLe west-bound af ternoon mail train from Chicago. Tbe old time was 3:52. while tbe new time was 2:12. The obstruction on the track was arranged for the express purpose of wrecking the fust mail, as it was quite close to the time of the passage of Ibis train when the boy's made their discovery . It w as at the same spot that a bad smash-up occurred some ten years ago when the south bound K. C. passenger train crashed into the rear of a construction train. No lives were lost, but the destruction of railroad property was considerable. The fact that the train-wreckers se lected a spot so well adopted to mak ing a success of their dastardly scheme, makes it appear that they are residents of tbi3 community and are acquainted with the topography of the company's tracks,- The authorities intend to make a thorough investigation of the affair, but it is not thought that they will be able to locate the perpetrators of the damnable scheme. Fresh new Oregon cider, (it for the gods, at McCourt's. James E. Murphy was pardoned Christmas eve by Governor Crounse. He had never been in the penitentiary. but was awaiting tiansportation thither from Seward county, where tbe court bad given eighteen months for assaulting an old man and break ing his leg. The assault was a brutal one, and nfter breaking the old man's leg. Murphy followed him across the street, where he had been taken by friends, and pushed and kicked him. The governor based his action on tbe large petition from Seward county citizens, and the fact that the man has left destitute his wife and a large family of small children. Lincoln News. Dr. E. Vvr. Cook is in receiptof an in vitation to the wedding of Mr. Clifton II. Cook to M' Victorine Evans. The affair will occur at Salem. Ia., on Jan 2d. The groom is a brother of Dr Cook, while the bride is a sister of Miss Winona Evans, assistant prin cipal in the local high school. The couple will make their home in Om aha. Haveyou tried any of the buckwheat from the Heisel mills? It is the best you have ever used. Try it and satisfy yourself. AKOL'MII THE COI1KT KIlOMS. DISTRICT COURT. ! Judcre Chapman has overulled the motion for a new trial in the case of Benedict vs. the Citizens Bank in which the bank was recently accorded a judgment. The plaintiff w ill prose cute an appeal to the supreme court. Judgment was rendtred in district court today in the plaintiff's favor in suit of the Plattsmouth Loan - Build ing Association vs. J. L. Farthing, the judgment amounting to $001.50. A de cree of foreclosure was entered and a sale of the mortgaged premises or dered. CCwNTY COURT. License to wed was issued in county court Wednesday to Mr. Harry Pinker ton of Lincoln and Miss Martha Korn of Louisville. License to wed was issued iu county court Monday to Mr. Jno. Perry and Miss Chrissie Young. The wedding was consummated Tuesday at the resi dence of the bride's father, L. H. Young, in Mt. Pleasant. Both parties to tbe marriage were born and reared in Cass county and possess hosts of friends, who will siucerely hope that their wedded life may be replete with much happiness and prosperity - JUSTICE COURT. Henry Granger, the printer and book-binder whom Officer Fitzpatrick consigned to the tender mercies of Jailor Denson yesterday, called on Po lice Judge Archer this moming and in default of payment of a fine of $1 and costs, was sent back to jail to board it out. COURT ROOM NOTES. Judge Chapman has appointed a special committee of the bar, consist ing of Lawyers Windham, Sullivan, Beeson and Clark, to draft suitable resolutions in memory of the late T. M. Marquette. County Superintendent Farley has concluded the labors attendant to making the January semi-annual ap portionment of school funds among the 101 school districts in the county. The amount of money is $5,406.16, the same to be distributed among the vari ous districts according to their school population. The entire population for the countv is 8.131 children. The Plattsmouth schools, with a school population, of 2,213. receives $1,132.53. Sheriff Eikenbary and County Sur veyor Hilton journeyed to Bock Bluffs Saturday. Th sheriff went to serve some district court papers, while the surveyor's mission was to stake out the lots for some ten or twelve eight-story business blocks which will be built in that place sometime during the next century. Mr. Hilton will get his pay when the buildings are erected and he is ready to wager the entire amount that Andy tiy will be Ne braska's next governor. Funds for federal juries have been apportioned to Marshal White, and consequently Judge Dundy has noti fied tbe grand jury. Captain Alley, foreman, to report for duty at Omaha on January 3. It adjourned to that time when funds ran low. The Capi al National bank investigation is to be finished then and other important cases taken up. The grand jury has made many indictments and the pros pects are that trials of offenders will consume much of the time of the court next month. Charles Sherman, of South Omaha, who attempted a hold-up on Phil Kraus, the former Plattsmouth grocer but now of Albright, had his prelim inary examination at South Omaha yesterday and was held to the Douglas county district court under a bond of $3 000. At the time of tbe assault Kraus pulled a gun and shot Sher man's nat on. Most people did not consider Kraus capable of displaying such nerve, but tbe fact that the hat was afterwards proven to be Sherman's property materially assisted in holding the thug for trial. Chas. Ilendricksou is serving out a nine days' sentence over with Jailor Denson for helping himself to Law rence StulPs hay out on the Platte bottom. Ilendricksou drove up to one of the Stull hay stacks tbe other day and very coolly commenced to transfer bay from the stack to the box of his wagon. The Stulls witnessed tbe proceedings and caused Hendrick son's arrest. Hendrickson stood trial before Justice Aicher on Monday and tbe court found him guilty. The sen tence was five days in jail and costs, but Hendrickson was short on funds and the cost bill will cause him to be restrained for four additional days. TflE COUNTY CLOCK. Judge Chapman Decides That Pay ment Has Once Been Made. WRIT OF MANDAMUS DENIED. A l.iiiereriili; SnKpivion Tlint Ilie flock Company Will Call Wi kerahain To Account tor Apjiropriatin); thtt I'uimI-XoIi. The County Win. The application of the Seth Thomas Clock company to compel tlie Cass county commissioners to i?stte theni a warrant in payment, of the court house clock, has been denied. The testimony was introduced Fiid.iy.aud Saturday morning Judge Chapman made an entry on hi docket in favor of the county. The court held that the county had pre viously delivered a warrant to Chas. Wickershatn, the clock company's authorized agent, in full payment of he clock. The clock company gave notice of an appeal and tbe matter will be fought over again in the su preme court. WickerMiam, who ab sconded with the clock funds, is said to bo living in St. Joe and there is a ingering suspicion that, in case the appeal case is decided adverse1 , they will invite Wickersbarn to whack up or entertain some trouble. itrutal shooting at Nebraska City. John Schmidt shot and fatally wounded Anton Kramer in Nebnuka City Saturday night. Schmidt fired five shots, four of which took effect. Schmidt is undoubtedly insane. Three years ago he was sent from .Ne braska City to tbe insane asylum at Lincoln. After a year's treatment he was discharged as cured. He is an ex- son-in-law of bis victim, his wife hav ing secured a divorce some time ago, after Schmidt had chased her around the house with a hatchet. Since Schmidt's return from the asylum be has been very friendly with Kramer. Saturday evening he met the old gen tleman near the corner of Sixteenth street and Fourth corso. Smith bade Kranis good evening and immediately pulled a revolver and commenced firing. One shot struck Kramer in the chin, one in the forehead, one in the ear and the last in the back near the spinal column. The latter shot caused paralysis. Immediately after the shooting Schmidt disappeared. Kramer was carried into his house. Schmidt was arrested later at the Peoria house. where he had taken a room for the night. He expressed no sorrow for the deed and said if he could have found the old woman (meaning his divorced wife) he would have rhot ber also. Kramer is seventy-five years old and cannot live. County Attorney Travis' official record is one of which his friends can well feel proud. During bis four years term the county, with one exception, has come out first Lest in all of tbe civil actions waged against it. The one exception was theLouisville bridge case and in this Mr. Travis advised tbe commissioners, when the question of suit was first broached, tbat tbe case would go against them. Mr. Travis' record as a criminal prosecutor is also an excellent one. and if his successor does as well the county can not suffer for lack of a legal adviser, by any means. All legal business Kiven prompt at tention, D. O. D wyer, attorney, Platts mouth: The members of-'Tne Society for the Prevention of the Propogation of Chickens." an organization composed Of a set of romantic youths about six teen years of age, are looking for the fiend who applied the match to their meeting place. The boys dug into the vitals of Mother Earth some place over in the Second ward and fitted up a cave where they could meet and ar range plans todo away with the evils caused by the living of chickens and other fowls. The boys complain that the aforesaid fiend forced his way into the cave yesterday afternoon, while the members were out cairying their chicken-killing schemes into ef fect, and ruthlessly ruined the place by burning out the roof. The members of the society have strapped an addi tional "warm boanP'to their belts ami propose to have a full and complete revenge if the identity of the incen diary comes to light. Headquarters for cheese at Week bach's grocery. '