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About Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 17, 1895)
IT STOOD THE TEST.
Sample Of the Stull Kerosene Meets
XIORE FEDERAL INDICTMENTS.
CathUr Oatcall or th lrnrt Capital
National Hank r Mwcoln Hill
lletalrl to !lva An Ac-countliiK-otea.
The Oil SIwmI tha Tt.
Stale Oil Inspector h. F. Hilton
came down from Omaha Wednesday
for the purpose of inquiring into the
lamp explosion or last week which had
for a result the frightful burning. of
J. F. Stull. At the request or a Jouk
sal reporter. Dr. Humphrey had se
cured a sample of the same kerosene
which cansrd the Stull explosion and
in the afternoon at the doctor's ortice
Ihe inspector proceeded to test the oil.
According to the statutes a hash test
of 100 degrees, Fahrenheit, is required,
while the sample of Stull oil stood a
test of 103 degrees. Mr. Hilton also
visited the Standard Oil compauy
tanks in this city and states that the
oil stored there passed, a test of 110
decrees. The Stull explosion wasthus
not the result of inferior kerosene.
Mr. Hilton was inclined to ascribe it
to a snail amount of gasoline which
had inadvertently been mixed with the
oil in the lainn. or else had not been
properly cleaned or trimmed. The in
spector said he was still ready to pay
100 for a single pint of oil found on
sale in the state of Nebraska which
would not stand the 100 degree test
required by the inspecting corps. His
visit to this city was made on request
of S. A. Davis, local agent of the
Standard Oil company, which concern
supplies all theoii burned in this city,
and the successful result of the test of
the Stull oil is a matter of considerable
satisfaction to the local agent, as well
it rnicht be.
tre.h InIlrtmnt lty tita ircl Jar jr.
The federal grand jury at Omaha
has voted to indict Richard C. Out
cilt, cashier of the wrecked Capital
National bauk of Lincoln, after tak
iug testimony of Receiver Ha)den,
Hank Kxaminer Lings and directors,
depositors and employes of the bmk
for four weeks or so, off and on. The
indictment charges that as an ortlcer
of the bank Outcalt made fabe en
tries in his books.
The theory of depositors and stock
holders lias been that not Mother
alone, who is now serving out a sen
tence in the Sioux Falls prison, and
lidi thrte years mutt, was culpable.
They have believed that Outcalt at
least should t't brought up to dt-tf r
miue w hether h should not have op
Msed Mosher's schemes to plunder
Outcalt ami his friends appear to
have been aware recently that the case
was under investigation and Outcalt
made several trips to Omaha prior to
the holidays, as also did some of his
relatives. In fact, as one of the fed
eral ofiicers said, it seemed as if the
family were "camped out" there. Out
calt was seen in long conversation one
night with a member of the jury and
is supposed to have at least been try
ing to learn what his chances were.
After the holiday recess Judge Dun
dy called the grand jury before him
and told ft that he had heard that
some person, presumably an outsider,
a . . .
uau oeen ruacKmawing parties in a
certain case and pretending to be able
to control the grand jury and to keep
it from indicting if he were paid ti,-
00. The court wanted this person
exposeu ana punssneu n mere was
any Uw to reach him.
Hen Haker, ex-United States attor
ney, bad the bank case up when it
was fresh, but insisted that he could
not find grounds for indictlBg any
body but Mosher. He was criticised
for failing to get an body else, but de
dared that he was conscentious iu his
work. His contention has been
that Outcalt was assigned such duties,
discounts and tho like that he did not
fulfill the usual functions of a cashier
and did not know what was going on.
Mosher had changed figures on bal
ances, raising them f 30,00m and $100,
000 at a stroke of the pen and had
signed the false statement of the bank.
Uut this grand jury appears to have
taken a different view, for it has in
dieted Mosher for falsifying records
and also for embezzling moneys of
depositors and has indicted Outcalt
as an aider and abettor iu the em
bezzlemenU The grand jury has also
voted new indictments against
The charges against C. K. Yates, an
attache at the Capital -National bank,
were Ignored bj the jury, as there was
not sufficient evidence t j connect him
with the rrauuuienc transaction of
Mosher ana uutcait.
Mosher has auout three yi-ars to
serve out at the Sioux Falls prison. He
will have to face the new indictments
when he ta out.
The vote to Indict was confirmed
TuesJar afternoon and the indict
frinta were all signed us outlined
above. None of the Capital National
iftrra or directors but Outcalt and
Aloshsr were indicted.
ilit Old SattUr't llamlrt.
At 5 o'clock a.m. Wednesday David
Sampson died at the residence of his
daughter, Mis. Agnes D. Chapman, nn
and thus .has passed away another ot
the old lsind-marks of FlattsmoutlVs
early daya. Deceased was 72 years
of age. Mr. Sampsou came to this
locality some forty odd years ago, tirst
settling at CHenwood, Milla county.
Iowa, and afterwards crossed the river
with the earl. est pioneers during the
winter of V"hJ and from that time un
til the present, with the exception of
a few years in 1ST0, has resided among
our people. Here Mr. Sampson mar
ried his wife, Margaret Clement, and
hero was born and reared his family
consisting of Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. M.
Morriset. both residents of Cass
county, William D. Sampson of Ios
Angles, Cala., Margaret, of Spokaue,
wash., and IMward, of Cheyenne,!
Wyoming. All of oht old residents
will remember in David Sampson a
citizen or h?gh character and scru-
pulons honesty, and generous to
u fault. He has Iwen a sufferer for
several 3 ears past from an incurable
malady and during August last
burled his wife. The funeral of (rand
I'a Sampson was held Thursday
after noun wt - o'clock from the resi
dence cf Judge Chapman, at which
hour brief service were held.
John Watson, state senator from
Otoe couuty,h;ts introduced a bill pro
viding for the election of county com
mLssioners by the vote of the whole
county. Instead of by districts, as the
preseut law provides. As far as Ciss
county iis concerned, the present law
eives eatirn satisfaction. It is not
right that Tipton precinct, for in
stance, should have a voice in choos
ng a county commissioner from this
section of the county, nor should the
voters c f this section bo eiven the right
to ballet for the county commissioner
which beloncs to any district aside
from their own. The lepeal of the old
law would have the effect of reviving
the old sectional feeling which existed
in this county for so many years, and
for this reason alone Tnr. Jtints.a
hopes that Mr. Watson's will bill not
Mrs. A. W. Crites of Chadron at
rived Wednesday from a visit In the
cast and will stop off in Flattsmouth
for a few days to visit with Mr. and
Mrs. II. S. lUmsey.
Kepreser.tatie John Davies tf this
county, in the arrangement of the
standing o:iinroittees by Speaker Kich
ards, was given a place on the judiciary
committee aud. made chairman of the
committee on constitutional amend
moots. John really .deserved some
thing better, but it is more than was
expected ia view of the fact that he is
not in louch with the stale house gang.
Coole3 the other member from
was virtually left out in the cold; and
to say that Cooley is mad puts it mildly.
Our informant failed to state whether
Cooley would sing a song to get even
or bundle up his doll rags and go home.
but it is thought, at any rate, that he
is planning some revenge equally as
Jennett Chriswisser and wile ol
Itock UIulTs precinct were in the city
this morning enroute to Omaha.
Agents for lottery companies are
still rip to their old tricks. An agent
at Wichita, Kas., for the old Ixjuisiana
company sent out circular letters to
parties at McCool and at Fairmont.
They offered Fairmont parties a guar'
anteed $o00 prize if they would send
him 100 for tickets, and McCool parties
an 00 prize if they bought 1100 worth
of tickeU. A select few of Fairmont's
business men raised and sent the $00.
iney were noiuieu mat tuey cirew a
t-Vn) prize, which was payable in tickets
on the next drawing. McCool sports,
learning this, did not send the tlOO
and are now tickled because they
didift bite, on what they might have
thought was a sure thing.
Representative John Davies, of the
state legilature,Sundajed at his home
in this city and returned to Lincoln
on Monday. Speaker Richards, with
a view bing"considerate,"made John
chairman of an ornamental committee
that on constitutional amendments.
Ordinarily, this committee has abso
lutely nothing to do, but from the
manner in which legislators are hand
ing in bills looking to prospective
amendments to the constitution, the
tuember.i of the committee will have
their hands completely full. In that
event the scht-me of the Kang to put
the Cass county memlter on the shelf
will have miscarried.
Silas dreenslate & Co., one of the
oldvst general merchandise firms in
the town of KIniwood, this county,
has made an asshrnment in favor of
its creditors Id t.ddition to the stock
of good Mr. (reenslate conveyed all
the property he possessed to those
whom he was indebted Mr. (Jreens
late has the Hympathy and best wishes
of a hot of acquaintances in his dis
The county commissioners of Otoe
county estimate that It will takeU8,
ono to run the county during IWW.
Cass county, with ii larger number of
voters and school children and twice
as much court business , estimates its
expenses for '0.5 at $70,300 over $10,
000 less than Otoe. Quite a difference.
lie xook o piru.
Yesterday's Fremont Herald says:
sheriff Hamilton, of Holt county, was
the city between trains yesterday.
sheriff Hamilton is jn3t now worrying
about the whereabouts of one iiarrclt
Scott, lie dreams about Scott, talks
about Scott, thinks about Scott and
swears at - ;cou. Mierm iiamuion
came in from Valley and took the
Klkhorn train for home.
The sheriff of Holt county has been
in Valley on a strange mission. He
has tried every means to locate Scott,
and at last made up his tniud that he
would com mun e with the spirits.
Let it be said right hero that the
spirits are not of the "rock mid rye"
brand, but the brand that comes
wrapped in white and accompanied by
shivers that they send up and down
your spinal column. When he made
up his mind to commune with the
spirits he looked about him for spirits
that had the proper brand blown in
the bottle. The object of his search
was found in Valley. He would have
been fortuuate if he had found Scott
as easily as ho found a spirit. Sheriff
Hamilton communed with the spirits
in alley all day .Sunday, and when
seen by a Herald reporter yesterday he
wore a mvsterious look and a black
"I do not know anything alout the
progress of the search for Scott," said
the sheriff. "I have not been In Holt
county for several daja. 1 have been
wrestling with the spirits iu Valley."
What did you learn?" was the
direct question asked by the reporter.
The sheriff looked weary and heaved
a sign. "MX nps are seaieu, ne saiu.
"However, 1 do not believe that my
visit to Valley was barren of results."
That is all the sheriff would say, but
as he bade the reporter farewell he
looked like a man who had a deep.
dark secret locked up In his bosom
and the key tied up in the. corner of a
Judge Chapman's decision in the
Holt county trausfer switch cae, in
which the new switch law is held tube
unconstitutional, is very plain and
easy of understanding. The common
est individual can clearly determine
from a reading of the state constitu
tlon that the legislature did not pass
the switch live in a legal manner.
Trie results sought to be attained from
the bill ate just and proper, and the
present legislature could well afford
to take the matter in hand and give
the public the desired relief.
A letter received in thi city from
Dr. Cook, who is now in Chicago with
his little daughter, Janet, Is to the ef
fect that that the specialist who is
treating the little girl's case has good
reasons lor believing that her case Is
not necessarily fatal. This will be
cheering news to the many s) pat hiring
friends which the doctor and his wife
pos.-ess in this city. Thy expect to re
main in Chicago with their little girl
for about two weeks.
An eastern firm has been advertise-
log that they would sell a receipt
which was sure to promote personal
beauty, for Z cents. A young girl
over in lowa sent the money ami col
full value in return as follows: "Mind
your mother and stay at home at
nights." If she regards the receipt
I she will become beautiful in soul.
which after all Is the richest dowr a
)Oung lady can have.
A bill has Ueen introduced for the
relief of Scip" Dundy to the extent
ofl J,Gls for services in connection with
the maximum rate case hearing. All
of which calls attention anew to Judge
Dundy's superior qualifications for
membership in the legislature. He is
evidently a firm believer in keeping all
the good things in the family. Lin
Magnet Chemical Co. Mary ville, Mo.
(ientlemeru Of the many File pre
parations which I have used 1 found
none to do the work so quick and com
plete as M At) NET FlLK KlLLKK. It is
a "quick relief and positive cure," as
you say. ery gratefully yours.
AM'IIKU M. I I'iK E,
For sale by Cering At Co.
Monday night one of the largest
stores iu Farrgut, Iowa, was burglar
ized in a very systematic manner. The
thieves went to the store and effected
an entrance and then loaded . a wagon
with the most espensive goods. They
made a rich haul, but how much is not
known. A reward of S'JOO is ottered for
the thieves and goods.
llev. L. W. ('handler, of Ausley,
Custer county, is in the city soliciting
aid for the stiffen rs by the drought in
that county. He is working under the
auspices of the relief toard. ami has the
endorsement of the local ministry of
the M. K. church. - He will, by permis
sion, speak at the revival meeting this
The open weather ia proving of de
cided value in the building of the new
11. & M. bridge across the Flatte above
this city. Workmen are driving the
piles at a rapid rate,' rind with n con
tinuance of tlio present weather the
bridge will be completed considerably
in advance of the appointed time.
Fensionera hereabouts have recently
received their quarterly installment
from Uncle Sarn. It made many
Entire Stock of Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Gloves, etc.,
Must be Sold for the Benefit of Mortgagee's,
Salo of Stock Will Ooinmonco Tuesday, Dec. 18th,
Dollnr'fii Worth Is Sold.
JOE Was Known to Handle
A. W. WHITE,
li. solution Notlea.
Notice U hereby given that tbe pait
tiershlp heretofore existing between J.
C. Cuimnlna aud 1. C. Cummins
known us J. C. Cummins V Son (lum
ber leal?rs) has been dissolved by uui
tal couenl,J. C. Cummins retiring.
The business will b continued at the
old stand by Chas. I). Cummins and
Frank Is. Cmnniins. under the firm
name of Cummins V. Cummins.
l'arties knowing themselves in
debted to J. C. Cummins V Sou hould
settle at once w it li cash or note, as the ,
retiring memlr will return to his j
farm March lt, and all - account j
must y closed by that tl.tW. ;
J.C. Cl mminv, '
I'lattsmouth, Jan. 1, 1 .'. j
. iUl.rtr lta.lllUt Will.:
Magnet Cheuiical Co. )
(ientlemen: Mauskt I'ilk Killki: j
cured me of Itching Pi.es m three ap
plications. I cau conscientiously re
commend it to trfni the work.
Jo!N CAHIlH.AN.Omilu, Neb.
For sale by (Jering .V Co.
Mr. Marshall of this county had a
&ioond hog die recently. lie decided
to dre It and rentier it for oap
grease. It was left hanging in Ihe
yard over night; next morning the
dressed hog was cone. A hungry
neighbor had evidently mistaken it for
a properly killed and dre?ed porker.
Louisville Courier Journal.
Alu)S lick the corner of the envel
ope hen you want to put s potuce
stamp on it. It is not so unple tnl to
the tate a the ntdriljge on the
T iU,HJ IT hat a :
Tb romtaliur.er aninirJ l' xiem a TJ
rotiiitrnrtfii at It. outba'rtt rrr r ot itU.ii
fifteen hili tlOi. nrt lw-J 1I.',
tutntne ib-t;f Uuty i.n i r-l rt thnc
nlurtrcn rt north. l-Ut-l.tesVO ro1 rt.
Uen .itt ieht-ru l r.l la rilon Hue.
tLirK rl tu -ttvi iir c totl ! I.un lre.1
,rl iMrty M rl ai! Ura:Jnlsc g l
KKiitiMiiromrr u( wilon fifici-n (I5.l'n
tro l'. rtnt tle Oil. t count. Ne
trasia, ti ! known a ? o. Z-K h
WKirtr.l l fvor at lUc trrtnjf Iherrof, anl
) otjr-ciUri tli-rrl or fUtm tor tUmtjrr.
mntH fUe4 In the ronuir r!rrk' 2ic n rr
tfor noon vn the 2" Jr f lrrb. A I.
wji"s or '.ib rivul will aci". tjton aliihout
rrrrnr ir.crrtn. I KANk IUChN.
W. ,. WKAIilNKN". County CJetk.
FANCY and STAPLE
FJLOUR and FEED
All Kinds of
OF KVKUV DFSCUlFriON
ALWAYS IN STOCK.
We are agents for the cele
brated DIAMOND MILLS
whkki: voir CAN I JET
GOOD, FRESH URIC AD
At 0f tl iu.. Prompt alUnrlon Klvcn lo or. lorn
Agent lor Seven of the
. GIVE ME A CALL
West of the
ONLY THE BEST OF
. Have Such an Opportunity Again.
our Friends and Patrons :
After due consideration we have
decided to adopt the
and on and after JAN. 1, 1895,
we will do no more crediting, ex
cept to those whose names are
now on our books and are very
prompt in meeting accounts.
We have tried the credit business
for nearly fifteen years and have
profitted but little thereby, the
most of our earnings being on
our books or lost by uncollected .
By selling for CASH we CAN and
WILL give our patrons the ben
efit of our gains and the advant
ages derived from getting spot
cash by selling them goods
At Reduced Prices.
Of course we shall continue to
exchange goods for country pro
duce. Come in, get our prices
and see how far a dollar will go
these hard times.
No. 406, Main Street.
Fl l'i OSr iUKIKS 0p,lv ' Hitnin iin.i rm
lh.x-ot Oinimoiit. A tw .U!i:nr tMra for
ol fvfry iinture nu.l 5rro. 1 1 mk n oiertlm
iU th. n:.Irt r Injwliotw Of cnrlle ci.l, brf
n v;tnri.l iuv.1 tHUi a xTn.Hmvul rurs au.l oKv
tvniiiiug iti ciouiti, unrMtwiiry. Why amfura
thla ar?.ble d.n? We ggrant fl
boea to our nn oat. T V' ' ')!
tvftt4 rt-cpivou. i a ut, o r.r ." It maiU ouxau
Iho pr.Mit r.tvrMulHTOMAril Ki.afU'lX)RnJ
hlOOlI llKlKirU Hiimll. '"' an.l pln U)
)wis"iH,vlaJiy HU.j.to.1 claurva'- Ubo. OuJao
UUAiiiJS'TEta iue! enly by
Silo azoatit PUttsuti'Vith. Neb.
FAT PEOPLE !
i'AKK Oiiitt riti.- will n!uco your wrlght
1'KHMANKNTI.Y from li la (khjii.I a month.
NO MTAUV1NO, nlokiios or lnjurr;NO I'l-ll
LICIT Y. They bulhl up lli lioaJlli anl teantl
fy th complexion, loavln N) V III N K I.KS or
rtatfl'ltit'HN. .STOUT AHUoMKNtf ! limcult
brt'atbluK nrely rIUvel. NO KM'KUI M KNT,
tut ancUfiitliU! ami iokU1vc relief, alo.tcI only
af lor year of oxprlonr. AU ordem nupplieU
llwtfminouromoc. I'rlco ti.w ht parkase
or lirte iiackaiffK for 13.00 y tnall posjpal.l.
Toinnoi'ulaiil imrllculara (waled) 2 renin,
f All rrret(ioiiJenoo mrktly contilcnllal.
Park Bemedy Co., Boston, Mass,
PP - ICE
and Continue Until Every
GOODS. You Will Never
It will Do.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Lumber and Coal.
Men. Iota coal t 4.25
IUr.1 coal 10 00
Caun City con).
Attorney at Law,
OFFICE: Second floor of thoToJ I Mora, can
of tho court houn
STREIQHT & SATTLER,
SiiPteMon lo Ileury lliock,
Farnitaro i Undertaking
istovr. ltd n c"! IMano. OrKKim.
O-ir Par I't irj llm I comploi In every leta
An laTeftUatlon is certain to conrincc.
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