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'VtfJ? Jrar AND FEAR NOT."
VOL. U, NO. 1.
IMATTNUOUTIi. VEIM1SKA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 181)5
1 lilt v t : V 1 1 .
IF r.vti IN advax.i:
A PENITENT PRISONER
Murderer Harry Hill Is Resigned To
His Awful Fate.
COUNTY CONTRACTS AWARDED.
County Cutumiion-r Let outrnrt I 'or
County I'nnttnc And VI vdlral Wr
ice tm UM Hnldrr A
rhenotntil f't llun.
Iltll I tlint.
Sheriff F.ikenbary reports that Harry
Hill. hm tie will l called upon to
execute on March 1st. is extremely
penitent and a model prisoner in every
way. II. passes most of the time
within ins cell in pray iug, and is ap
parently resigned to his fate. Hp has
ivn up all hope of looking to the
governor to c mmute his sentence, and
according to hi words, has "already
received all earthlv asistance wfcich
can fall to his 1 t " The man evidt tit
1 ha a dread that his body, if turned
over to the coroner for burial, will
b subjected to an autopsy at the hands
of a physician, and he has expressed a
desire tht hi remains. Immediately
after the execution, will be transported
to Omaha and turned over to a human
society in tht citv for burial.
Coud'j Contraru Ardd.
The county commissioners wert i
session Wednesday and in addition to
auditing and" allowing claims, were
busied in considering bids for county
printing and physician!' services.
The printing was awarded to the
Fdmwood Echo, its bid being . 1? cents
per ca-f "U court dockets. 2 cmti ir
Fqutte on notices, i for treas
urer's semi-annual statements, and
c ram;ssi ners prK-eeaings free.
S'.reiirht & Sattler. the lcal fur
niture firm wh awarded th contract
for burying paupers.
For medical services the following
pby MCiHTi- were chMn for the coming
yer in th-different districts:
F rst d;rri:- Dr. 11 D Cummins
S-cnd d:-i?rict Dr. F J. Champ ney,
M urray. -4.
Third disrri-t Ir. W. A. Burfce,
w. f pine 'Vhi r, Sm.
Fourth ditricl Ir. Bichard Iord
Fsft h rimr Dj O. G. Hatr ilton.
South llei-I. i 13
MXth dis'net Dr. N It. Hobbs.
Elm -d. 175
V tlmrlt t' cut.
1 he Iur!inirt'n broke all of it a pre
vious recrds Mondav afternoon. This
rod h n enviable reputation foi
speed, and n.w tha: there is so much
rivalry t-iween it and he Northwes?
ern, the Uarlingtop otlicials decided to
give new record t the western rail
way world and the woildat large. The
distances from the depot inCreston t
the transfer in Council Uiuffs is
104 miles, and this distance was cov
ered Mnnda by ttte fast mail in 10-j
minutes. There is smie eight htops
which the train makvs from Creston
to the IIlufTs Allowing fifteen min
utes tor tin? same it will be seen that
the averaje running time for this re-
markable trip was almost peventy
mils an hour This is the fastest
long distance run road by a iegular
train in th west. The engine was
one of the big Holers make and the
crew say that it was not overworking
the machine to make the remarkable
A Kirk on I-jxt riinir.
William Ashby of Clay county has
died a complaint with tho state board
of transportation against the Kansas
City and Omaha railway company and
Its receivers This road was built from
Fairfield west to Alma, and precinct
bonds were voted. Spring Kock pre
cinct voted 87,000 in bonds, the road
agreeing to maintain a depot in that
precinct. The road did keep a depot
open until last October, v.-hen it was
closed on the ground that there was
no- business sufficient To justify main
tenance. The complainant nays the
maintenance of a depot was u part of
tli" C'ntrrt itb the people, and in
t !, 'mi ?he b'n V pnid rirularh
and lh- dept Khoild b kepi open
wh'ther hr- is an '-ugirnvn -r n -t.
Mk-- -V ,m. a t o;hr in a LHnc.ot r
O'irity district i'l-!, atretupted t-
di a titteen-year old pupil named
JJ .? iw i r disobedience when ttie boy
picked up a pail an'! ruck 1 h tearhei
over the hend cirting a Ioim gash in
her freli.'at Mt Watts, tirwever.
':ame out on top. and pluclcily con
irued o each in fteif hr tnjnries
iiirrow w -M extte'ieu. imii was rno
I'lalt-iuuuth Hoy llMiIly Il'Jurrtl.
Saturday's Lincoln News say:
'John Mockeuhaupt. u bell-boy at the
Lincoln hotel, was this uiorningcaught
leriiniy c mshed by the i-ubM iir
elevator wtdie attempting to board the
lift after it had started upward.
'Clerk liallard gives the following
account of the accident: The eleva
tor boy usually gets here at 0:45 and
the bell-boys come at f o'clock. It so
happened that some gusts on an
upper door arose earliei than usual,
aud rung for the elevator Mocken
haupt heard the ring and knowing the
elevator boy tiad not arrived, entered
the cage and turned the valve, but the
e'evator did not move, as the pressure
had not yet been turned on. He
donn to wait for the pressure, for
getting to turn off ttie valve, and as
soon as it was supplied the elevator
began tomove upward. Mockenhaupl
made a jump for the cg and tried to
scramble into it, his body resting on
floor of the elevator and his legs hang
ing outside. For some reason he could
not draw himself into the cage ami
whrn it reached the nxt floor above
the elevator was slopped by his tod
while the pressure continued to give it
an upward impetus, thus Ivddiug the
boy in a vice. He may have bren in
that position for live or ten minutes
before he coul i be taken out. and was
unconscious for an hour or two aftei
ward. Dr. Grim was called and pro
nounced his injuries serious, but as
they are necessarily of au interna! na
ture, time alone can disclose the nii
ture and extent of the boy's hurts.''
"He is being cared for at the hotel,
and a brother of the injured boy ss
with him. His parents are believed to
reside at I'iattsmouth."
The injared bov referred to above is
well-known in 1'iattnmout h, where he
formerly resided, and will he leiuem
beied an the ton of Mr. ir-J Mr.
Chris Mockenbaupt. uth of whuuj
lived in i'iattMr.outh for many years,
but are now deceased.
Now Y.'u I Anil on Yoa Itau'l.
The city uuth rities of I'Ultsta outti
successfully emulated th example ot
the anrieut king of Fiance, rr.aJo
famous in soag uud story by ma:chiit;
his Bolditl s iip tt.e !;ill an I ir.archlDi:
them down gatn. Some three week
Til t ! i ! r i- m r 1 1 jiinn tMi a r- t: t
. . . .
playing in the slon The j dice cat
rird the order tnto fltcl witti u vt n
reauce .niJ the .tl on nu n tr:npt.T
put in d mtUie io l! u oj carils. -1
(uruish amutturnt tvr their cu.te
!cers. t lie pnidic, totwever. til.
lamoreJ for cards and at !at vseekV
reeling ot the council an eff.rt was
made to rrje4l the obuoxious order,
but it fare J tcirry The oppotttion,
nevertheless, was sUd dis U!ied sind
the chairmm of itte council comrniitee
n police instituted a movement to
make the order a dead-letter by set ui-'
iugthe verbal con sen "of a majority'
of ihe council to allow card playing.
The mve worked nicely for a lime,
and Chief Dunu was uotified Saturday
that a majority of the council had
agreed to a resumption of card play
ing in saloons, aud in a very few hours
penuchle and pitch reigned supreme
tn almost every saloou in town. The
chief, however, was not yet satisfied
and he proceeded without delay to the
mayor The latter official was quite
willing that card playing should be
resumed in the saloons, providing the
council gave its consent, but the con
sent mentioned should be given in
open meeting, and the chief was so in
structed. Asa consequence the chief
journeyed to the various saloons
Saturday evening and put the ob
noxious order again into effect. The
chairman of the police committee, hav
ing secured the consent of a majority
of the council, was somewhat incensed
at .he turn affairs had taken, but the
mayor and chief were obdurate and
card playing was forced to go.. The
sentiment is universal that the ori
ginal order is the acme of fanaticism
and does not deserve to stand, but no
relief is expected until the next meet
ing of the council, when the penuchle
cranks trust that common-sense will
9fof-kmn Is Three Flngi.
A Klocfcman, named Summers, in
attempting to board a car on the Kan
sas City freight train No. 17, at Ne
hrasVa City Junction Friday morn
log, slipped and fell, his hand resting
upon the rail. The train had just
started, and the wheels caught three
fingers of the left band at the first
joints, cutting them off. Summers
bandaged ttie wounded members and
took the Kansas City passenger No. D,
from Pacific Junction for Council
Bluffs, intending to go to his home in
on-i: rinvi wo AvtiriiKic.
For genuine wit the little tot who
goes to school, deserves its share of
praice. In a oTtain anartment in the
city ai-hools, the teacher tiad been talk
ing with the p.ipilii in regard to foreign
countries. The name of Get many was
mentioned and up tl.tshed the lnind of
a little gill and tihe accompanied the
movement by sa)iug: "My papa came
from Germany, and mamma from
Cedar Creek. I'm fiom America; we
all came from America, except my
little brother John, and lie came from
Some controvery having arisen over
the question of what became of the
coal contributed to the poor of the city
last winter, Tlic Jouunal has been
shown by Mr. Henry I temple, of the
firm of II . C Hemple. who gave the
roal, the original bill for the cai load
of coal. This bill fhows that the coal
cost the hrm $17 OS at the mines, nnd
was delivered fiee of freight at the
depot tieie. The cost to the tirm for
distribution was U3c per ton. Mr. H.
ys hi tirm delivered about sixteen
twns to the powr on the order of the
Associated Charities, and the balance
of the car load they delivered to poor
people w ho came to them personally or
they weie informed uhere it was
needed. The names uf all tLt-ee they
have on their books, and any one c n
see the names and investigate for
Representative Cooley's little bill,
which provided for a division of agri
cultural societv iunds in all counties
of the slate where there existed more
thau one fair association, has been In
deiinitely postponed. It's fate ws
ell deserved. If anything is wronc
vt ith the jrei nt sj tt m it ousht to be
entire'y wiped -ut. This thing of in
troducing tu'l fi-r the bet-tiit of one
section ol oneCJ-uTitv i- deculeuly l.ar
ro w-ri; jaded.
"My tfy." rv:u irked thtMM philos.
phf r, ' wS.'fi you gr ' up to be a y oung
ri; i'i a will aojuite bad bald'. It is
la- ri rural fte of a r.HH t;d'. ''.but
let iv. j warn y u that tlirre ale uoise
hab:ls t!;an iio) of chewirii, drink
ing an 1 c.iri t One tf thi-ci Is
i o:r,c-n ddirg. I have known rnanv a
v uini t:i to to In- inveiclf 1 into arreps-
jit th- hn hi of hi f liotv-cji!-n
nie p i-t:ti(.a of honor aud trust ami
nrtihi- Urgelv proiit. I have ai!o
kn ii m n a young auti to be ruined
thereby. The h bit crows upon a man
4titt rn re (ireJy sap- hi life-blood
'd ener' and ambition ihn oj iim
r cocoaine. sooner is tie out of one
j -b than tie joins in the chafe- after an
other. If he c'ts Jt. his career is
--id-d. If h- do"nt. nine tiroes out
ftenh- is unfitted for anything re
quiring manual labor, and devotes
his time frying to get in someplace
where i he pay is good and ttie work
'..It T f .til t . i n I l.inttnnf Inn.
it; 14 ii r"u itvr uatuiai iiiviiiiai iwii
for ttie biMiness of leg-pulling adopt
surgery, where that ts a legitimate
function." Lincoln News.
The department commander of the
Nebraska Grand Army of the Bepub-
lic lias made arrangements to receive
sealed proposals at department head
quarters at Lincoln uutil Feb ltth, at
12 o'clock, from cities and towns in the
state that desire to necure the location
of the seventeen h annual reunion of
soldiers and Bailors to b held this
The editor was dying, nnd the
doctor placed his ear to the patient's
h;.rt and muttered sadly: "Boor fel
low, circulation almost gone!'" The
editor raised himself up and gasped
Tis fals. We have the largest in
the county! Then he sank back upon
his pillow with a triumphant smile
upon his features lie was consistent
to the end lying about his circulation.
The state of New York has found
the taxing of the estates of deceased
persons a fruitful source of revenue.
The suggestion is here made that New
York has set u good example for Ne
braska to follow. It has alwavs been a
mooted question, and probably always
will be. whether property that is left
by one generation was of any benefit
to the next one, on an average, and
while, this question Is being discussed,
and relations of deceased persons are
quarreling over tho estates, there can
be no question that ttie state ought to
secure a share of the property thus
left as a payment for the unearned
Increment which the community in
general has contributed to the wealth
of the deceased. The levy in New
York amounts to on per cent., but
tnte would hp a very sllcht tax consid
ering the benefits distributed to the
Details Of a Quiet Wedding la the
Town of Greenwood.
THE OLD FOLKS NICELY FOOLED.
Thuuctit Thrlr Iuclilr tVm Sti.1y Jo
in C To Church, Hut It W lie ally
to Her Weiaiuic A iavry
Mr. Arthur Stradley aud Miss Ger
trude Mick, two of the oest known
young peo le in Salt Creek precinct,
were ttie parties to a quiet marriage in
the town of Greenwood on Sunday
evening last, which furnished a com
plete surprise to their many friends
and especially to the parents of the
bride Tin two had kept company for
sometime, but ttie girl's parents ob
jected and for the past several months
another suitor for the girl's band, on
whom the parents looked with more
favor than Stradley. has Uen a regu
lar visitor at the Mick household.
Young S'.radley. however, went about
his business, feigning to have given
up hopes of winning the girl, but sub
sequent eveuts have proven that his
actions constituted the veriest kind of
ruse. Stradley managed to com
municate with the young
lady, and upon finding that
Kb was quite willing to becctue .Mrs.
Stradley, he came lo PJattrUioutb last
Saturday and procured a marriage
license at the efficeof theeounty judge,
returnirgto Greenwood that evening.
On Sunday ever ing the "oil er fellow"
wan booked to drive the young lady
into town to attend church. Ttie trip
was made ns per arrangements, and
llu-y were nearer !y seated in the house
of wt;hip wheu ttie young lady cx
cu.ed heiM If for a "brief timif"and
passed out of doors, leaving the "other
fellow " t" await her return. On the
ou:i!oL' ait joined l a friiecd of
Stradley . who p.loted l.rrtothe home
of Mr?. Uethel. nn Hunt of Stradley.
I he latter young man was in wailing,
arid si a preacher, and in ttie
presence of the .aunt arid the confed
erate. Mini ?.Iick ! made Mrs. Str;id
W in a dicidrllv brief time. The
urwlv-w-dded couple then entered a
carriage and drove lo Ah!nd, whtre
they awatied the arrival of IJurlwgton
No. - and next came to riatt smouth
t enjoy a -hort visit as guests of the
er.H'in's uncle. I K. Ilarr. They will
remain here until Thursday eveuing,
when they return to take up their
abode witti Siradley'a parents out in
the country. At the present writing
no information has leen received as to
how the affair is viewed by Use girl's
parents or the "other fellow."
A I Jrr j nn tirir.
Lincoln News: 'Col. Milton Broad
water of Haveloek is having tnoie
trouble. A few days a?o a man givinsr
his name as Wells called at Broad
water's tivery stable in Haveloek and
represented that he was looking for a
good livery stable. He was informed
he had found it, and a baigain was
soon made whereby lie w as to purchase
the horses nnd rigs and lease the barn.
He said a rich uncle up in York
county was to furnish the cash, and
he gave such an admirable song and
dance that he was allowed to take a
team and drive up there, lie gave his
residence number in Lincoln, and had
such a glib tongue that he completely
jerked the sheepskin over Col, Broad
water's optics. That was the last
heard of him, and after wailing a
reasonable time Broadwater made in
quiries, lie lotinti the numner given
in Lincoln as his residence was a va
cant house, and then ho hunted forthe
trail. The chap was traced to Seward,
where lie had secured another horse,
and to another town where he had se
cured til) on the same racket. Broad
water's rig was found abandoned near
Hamilton. When last heard of the
fellow was headed for Iowa."
Drttlh In th Monti.
A dispatch in today World Herald
from Grand Island, says: "A report
was circulated here tonight as coming
from Litchfield, a town on the Dead
wood bianch of the Burlington, that a
stage driver, in charge of the mail be
tween Litchfield and an lular.d town,
and three passengers together with
the horses, hud been found frozen to
deatii on the prairie some distance out
from Litchfield. On account of the
severity of the storm and the vague
information obtainable, it being con
sidered extremely hazardous to under
take to make a search.'
AltOTM) lilt; COt'KT ItOOMl.
License to wed was issued in county
cour Monday for Mr. Fd win I. Hunter
and Miss Kmma C. Stoner, both of
Judge llarasey officiated Wednesday
afternoon in his office at the tnairiage
of Mr. Faul Uurkhardt and Miss Anna
Stout. The groom is a resident of
made her borne in Kock Bluffs precinct.
John Ferguson, who was in county
court Thursday as a witness in the
IIungate-Deckermatter, was a witness
to the murder of Mr. and Mrs. .Hun
gate by the Icdlans thirty year ago
near Denver. He was asked to say
which one was killed first, but as both
were killed at the same time he could
not do so.
Lawrence Stull appeared before Jus
tice Archer Tuesday and filed a com
plaint against three or four residents
of the west end charging them with
helping themselves to two cords of his
wood. The justice gave the warrants
calling for the arrest of the parties to
Stull with directions to hand them to
Sheriff Kikenbary. but a call at the
sheriff's office this afternooa disclosed
that the warrants had not yet put in
an appearance. It Is the supposition
about sheriff headquarters that Stull
either "handed them to the city mar
shal" or else will serve them himself.
COUUT liOOM NOTES.
Cass county generally has its share
of district court cases, but in the num
ber of cases it cannot hold the candle
to Gage county. The district court for
the latter county was convened at Be
atrice yesterday and the docket con
tains almost five hundred C2ses. Here
in Cass two hundred cases is a, good
sired docket. Evidently down in Col.
W. L Knotta territory every mothers
son has a legal battle on foot with his
It isn't the fault of August Gorder
that he is so a'.l-fired lleshy August
admits that he was born that w ay and
that his diposiiiou to carry about
such an unusual amount of avoirdupois
is purely the work of nature. The fact
remains, however, that Ausust often
wishes that lie ws in possession of
less flesh, and instead was inclined to
be more spry. Tuesday night was one
of the times when he entertained a
wish as above mentioned. August is
the owner of a fast trotter and a hand
some cutter, aud he had volunteered
to conduct a certain young lady to her
home out in the country. Th? trip
was made iu good fashion until thev
were some seven miles out in the
countrv. when they crashed into a
drift, and in a twinkle ttiree hundred
pounds of humanity went fiounderine
into the deep snow. August worked
like a beaver to extricate himself, but
it was all to no purpose, and be was
finally forced to beseech the young
lady to pull him out of the snow, which
h did. August is now said to be
seriously thinking of undergoing a diet
It OmiTTrt to I.
Sheriff Hitchcock of Johnson county
has introduced a bill in the legislature
to prevent the undervaluation of prop
erty by assessors and the state board
of equalization. His remedy is of the
old reliable brand which Las been be
fore many legislatures. It consists in
attaching a penalty to the present law,
something which was overlooked by
the legislature which passed it. It is
conceded that something should be
done in this matter, but every session
goes by without action. At present it
is commonly charged that candidates
for assessor run for office on only one
platform, the undervaluation of prop
erty, and the fellow who promises to
go lowest gets the job. The average
valuation is about one-tenth the actual
value. Lincoln Journal.
Wllion't Nam Withdrawn.
Friday's Lincoln News savs
Gov. Holcomb today sent a message-to
the senate, withdrawing the name
John W. Wilson appointed earlier in
the session to the position of command-
tiant ol the soldiers home at Grand is-
land. The appointment was made to
take effect Feb. 1st, but for some rea-
son has been huug up in the senate,
nnd th dafi tnrititnr' with tmtnr tlifi
executive recalled the appointment
without suggesting the name of any
other man for this place. The senate
has the matter under consideration
but its action i3 matter for conjecture.
Lost ou Stolen A red Irish setter
puppy, aged six months. The under
signed will pay a liberal reward for
the dog's return. Wm. Neville.
WORK OF FIRE BUGS.
Two Homes Destroyed By Fire Down
0a the Island.
AN INFANT'S AWFUL INJURY.
It rll IH m Kio k-t f Hotline Wter
AimI Im tellel t. Irath I"rJii U
CurlU' Iilnfnl i:perleure
Varlou Cither Sit.
Iturnetl Down Their ltotie.
Report has reached. the city ot the
burning of the homes of Tim McCarthy
and Charles Conaut on the bic island
in the Missouri river, some four miles
south of town. The two fires occitred
Wednesday night, and according to all
accounts were the work of the loein
bersof the lawless gang which inhabit
the island and ttie surrounding country , f
McCarthy and Conant having incurred j
their ill-will. Various deeds of vk-v-
lence and deviltry are said to be
chargeable to the gang mentioned and
the authorities w ill do a just act should
they ferret out the lawless merabers
and cause their p-tuis-hment.
TjIUcU to lleuth.
A dispatch from Greenwood, this
county, dated Thursday, ays: "Mr.
Bowers" little boy, aged two years, was
scalded to death by falling into a
bucket of hot water today. He lived
about twelve hours. His mother ha I
noured out a b'tefcet of hot water to
scrub with and stepped out a minute.
The little fellow in playing fell back
ward Into the water."
JL 1'Alnfol lturuitc.
Frank Curtis, the young mau v. h
operates the delivery wagon J'or Iove ,
& Son. rushed in upon
knecht at ab ut II o'c'.c ck Thais. la:
night with a baJJy burned It .': bar.1
and forearm. The Iove c eii. v.t-r:
invoicing that tight and C:.:us v. at
assisting in the work. Si: r;l be-: -: ;
closing their labors Curtis h
the coals cti. ot the stove Iv.'.o
scuttle and started for tLe rearoi th.
store. In doing s) he stumtjo i nv
seme nneiT. object and he fei to t!.
floor, thrusting his left arui ir.lo t!
hot coals ;.nd ashes almost to tl
elbow. Ti e ll sh was b'.istt t J a:.
burned in a manr.- to cause t!.
youngrnanintef.se pain, and
right gi.i;! when the physician ha
dressed Ids wounds and given hi:
some relief. Curtis will be of: duty f
A llrnLrn WrUt.
Tommy KeppTe. the thirtcen-jea
old son of Jacob Epp'f. the Fift
street wagon-maker, is nursing
broken wrist. Tommy started b
choot Friday, and while cn h
way slipped on ttie ice and fell to tl
ground. He put cut his left hand
save himself and instead the bones
the wrist were fractured. IT. Co
was called and reduced the fractu
and the little fellow will doubtless
able to return to his studies in a f
It. Jt 31. nnd V. V. I'.nfUf follldr.
A Union Pacific switch ergice a
a Burlington freight engine col I it
at the crossing of the two roads
Grand Island Tuesday. The lni
Pacific fireman claims he whistled
crossing and that the call was
answered. The Burlington liren
claims the engine was standing cc
pletely still just before the cress
and when their encine started
track was clear. The I . r. fast o
and the Burlington's passenger tr
No. G were delayed considerably
fore they could pass around the wr
NTeither engine was badly dama
but both were off the rails and
track was torn up. No person was
Secretary Morton has decided to
ply the system of meat inspectiot
the Lincoln Backing company.
J some time past that company has I
of verv urgent that a government
spectorand tagcer w ho could cei
to the healthf ulness of their m
should te stationeu ;u t e
house. Tuesday Secretary Mo
notified the company that meat
spection would begin nt their pat
i hniNA within a feV Wfl'SS. Ihir
putthB Lincoln Backing cotnr a!
the same basis with the Ornah:
Nebraska City paefcirg l.au.-vO
will enable the owners to t xj it
meat with a government c-rii!
that they have been fully ii -pi
and found absolutely free frotudis
Tbe"FlanSifter'i!our ts the poj
brand. Ask for it from vo:ir croc
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