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VOL. 11, NO.
PLITTSMOUTII. XE1MASKA. THURSDAY, FIMUtUVRY 14. 181)5.
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FILES HIS REFUSAL.
Judge Duf5e Declines to Consider
DEMISE OF CHAS. H. BABCOCK.
On of tMattamoiith Mwt J'opuUr CUl
irnt !' to Hu Final Krrkon-toc-HoM
Kobbera at Fitlla
City Other Not..
District court convened Monday
with Judge Duftie of Omaha, in the ab
sence of Judge Chapman, presiding.
The entire business of the day was
spent iu calling the docket, hearing
motions and setting down the various
cases for trial. The jury was called
and its members dismissed until fo
morrowvwhen the trial of cases willat
once be commenced. Judge Dutlie ex
pects to be here but a very tew days,
but he proposes to use his best efforts
to hurry along the business and have
matters in .uch shape that Judge
Chapman on his return will be enabled
totafcwcn his labors without experi
encing the usual arduous duties at
tendant to the opening of court.
Thecrimiual docket w ill not be con
sidered until Judge Chapinan'sreturn.
In the case of the slate vs. Griswold
the defense has prepared to file a mo
tion for a change of venue, and it was
at first thought that the matter would
Ik presented to Judge Dutlie, but that
gentleman stated quite plainly that he
wished to have nothing to do witli the
criminal esses. In view of the Judge's
decimation to hear criminal matters,
the change of venue will not be pre
sented by the defense until the end of
the week, at the least- In the mean
time 1'ounty Attorney Folk is sum
moning the state's witnesses to appear
on Feb. -th, and eerything goes to
show that the trial of the case men
tioned will commence on that date.
llh of t'hmrlea II. lkalxocU.
After a brief illness cf inilammatlon
of the bj.Tels. Charles II. Babcockdied
at his h. m. at Kr South Tenth
street, at one o'clock Monday rooming,
leavir g a wife and three children. He
was born on the Jth of August, ISM,
in the state of New York, and has lived
in Kxeter, Nebraska, a number of
years, comingto Plattsmouth two years
ago. His business was that of hand
ling real estate, at which business he
was an adept. lie was a man wno
looked on the bright side of everything,
and those who knew him best appre
ciated him most.
The funeral took place from the
family residence Tuesday morning at
eight o'clock, from which place the re
mains were taken to Kxeter for in
terment. An M. I. Station liobbe.t.
The Missouri Pacific night operator
at Falls Cit) was held up by thieves
early Sunday morning and the station
robbed of some $17. While making up
the station accounts and counting the
funds on hand. Hurst, the operator,
heard a peculiar noise out in the wait
ing room. He hastily hid a roll of
bills and reached for his revolver. In
stantly there was a crash of glass at
the rear office window and a masked
man thrust a double-barreled shot-gun
at him and commanded Lira to throw
up his hands. Shots were exchanged
and Mr. Hurst, thinking it was getting
too warm for him, threw up his hands.
He was requested to open the office
door. When he had done so another
mask man came in with a stranger
that had been in the waiting room. He
covered the two with a Winchester un
til his pal arrived. After robbing the
safe the robbers requested theorerator
and the stranger to accompany them
up the track. They did so reluctantly
but without complaint were dismissed
two mi!e3 out of town. No trace of
the robbers has yet been found.
Iaiii4ge Hint Olntnla.rtl.
The. 5,000 dam.ige suit of Oliver O.
Mays against the Burlington & Mis
souri railroad in Nebraska was settled
Thursday in the district court of
Douglas county by dismissal in court.
Mays is an infantryman who trav
eled from Uellevue to Omaha and
back. On his return he was ejected
at Gibson and walked back eight mlies
to the fort, lie asked -3,000 as he says
he was subjected to the insolence, ty
rauy and injustice of petty officers for
this walk. He settled for t35.
Another Nebraska Vlrtlni.
A dispatch in Saturday's State Jour
nal from Grand Island says: "Fred
Kotu of this city ever since reading in
the accounts of the Kibe disaster that
one Carl Both was among the lost, lias
tried to hear from his brother of that
name who formerly lived at Holdrege.
I Today he learned that his brother had
not beeu in Holdrege for some months
and he greatly fe us that his ' brother
suddenly went to Germany and was
on his way home when the disaster oc
curred." The Fred Hath mentioned
In the above is the husband of Annie,
the eldest daughter of Jos. V. Week
bach, to whom she was married in this
city some six year ago.
A raklra Mirk. Swim! I.
An exchange relates how an old
swindle is being worked in the we;t by
an enterprising fakir. Fquipped with
two watches one having a faint, the
otter a loud tick and mauy bottles of
liniment, he goes to core deal people.
The particular individual worked from
a carriage. By offering to cure one or
more free, he gets his victim up in the
buggy, applies the watch having the
weak tick to his eai. returns the watch
to his pocket, applies some of his
"lightning liniment," does consider
able talking and winds up by applying
tho other watch the loud one to the
ear. Af tr this cure he makes probably
a dozen sales and then excites f miner
interest by making auother cure.
Fat.il Shooting In Hurt Cnnly.
The warring elements of Burt county
have at last brought battle aud blood
shed. A long-time feud over river ac
cretion lands has caused shooting be
fore, but Friday night produced the
first death. Five miles east of Tekamah
is a tract of accretion land, the title
for which is now in contest in court.
While the litigants were legally set
tling the dispute, a young German by
the name of Fred Lass and some com
panions placed an SxlO hut on skids
nddrew it onto the disputed land,
aiming thereby to hold the land by
lijht of possession. Friday night J.
I. Blann and four associates went to
th cabin to chase the land-jumper off.
and found him surrounded by a trio of
pals at card playing. A quarrel en
sued and the outsiders began tiring
into the building. Bbert Phillips, an
inmate, sought to escape and was shot
in the right breast, from the effect of
which hfc died Saturday. He lived to
say Blann shot him. Officers are after
Blann and it is thought they will effect
bis captun?. Both factions are hard
citizens, snd while Phillips was not
implicated in the trouble over the land,
hiii reputation was none of the best.
It is not three years since a man was
sent to the penitentiary for shooting
another almost on the game spot.
Phillips leaves a wife and several
A ltlkr Commute ml Murray.
At a meeting of the citizens of Mur
ray and vicinity the undersigned uere
appointed a committee to solicit re
ceive and forward contributions for
drouth sufferers. Grain, tlour, meal,
clothing and cash will be taken if con
tributed. Persons who desire to help
can receive information at Kdrnunds&
Boot's store or of either of the com
mittee. Goods may be delivered at
the Modern Woodman hall.
J. A. Walkki:,
Hank VmII ry. I'srilonrd.
Governor Holcomb issued his first
pardon Saturday. It gave freedom to
II. W. Vallery. who was serving out a
sentence of six months in jail, having
been convicted in Saunders county on
the charge of slandering a young
woman. The case was tried some two
years ago. and an appeal taken, and in
the meantime tho prosecuting witness
died. The supreme court, however,
affirmed the decision of the lower court
and the prisoner was foiced tu go to
jail. Vallery formerly lived for many
years in this county and has many
relatives who stand high in this com
munity. His trouble had its origin in
his everlasting penchant to talk too
much in every other respect Hank"
Vallery, as he is well-known hern, is a
first-rate sort of fellow. His friends
will rejoice over the governor's actiou.
I)ath of Mr. Cecil.
Mrs. Amanda Cecil, aged soventy
two years, departed from this life
Sunday morning at her home on West
Elm street, after an illness with heart
failure. Tho deceased removed to this
city from Illinois some fifteen years
ago.and during that period has formed
many acquaintances, all of whom have
learned to respect and revere' her as
an old lady uf strong character and
good traits. Her death is mourned by
four children Stephen, Jaspur and
Isaac and Mrs. Virgil Mullis, the two
last named being residents of thiacity.
Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, nt tho family
residence, and the remains were laid
at rest in Oak Milt cemetery.
ONi: TIIINU AMI ANOrilKll.
S. i:. Hall, the Sixth street hard
ware rnercnant, who was taken sick
last Friday with pneumonia, fs re
ported slightly improved.
F.Jitor Graves has stopped tlie pub
lication of the I'nion Ledger. Lack of
patronage is thecause ascribed. I'nion,
without a news-paper, is now in
the same predicament as the rudderless
ship progress is an absolute impossi
bility. The Ledger was a live and en
ergetic country weekly, and the town
deserves to suffer for refusing to give
it enough business to make It an ob
ject for its owner to continue in busi
ness. We trust that the bnsiuess men
of Fniou will come to their sense and
make it an Inducement for the Ledger
In speaking of the recent fire at Ne
braska City the. News of that place
says: "L K. Brown had his safe,
which was in the ruins of the Press
olfi.M. opened last evening. While the
contents were intact, the whole was a
frozen mass of ice. The safe, which
was an old one. had fallen face upward
nnd the same had filled with water
during the fire ind Wednesday night
frozen solid. The safe hd to l- taken
to ji warm place and thawed out le
fore the lKH)ks and papers could be
taken out. Here is a safe rtory that
will do to tell in the summer time, of a
s ife going through a lire and coming
out frozen full cf ice."
Wisen charged with being in league
with Kose water as "an enemy of the
educational iuterets of the state,"
Kepresentalhe Davie is actually
guilty of smiling. '1 he Lincoln Jour
nal is the author of the charge against
the Cass county representative, and
who dares say that the man who pre
sumes to question the motive. of the
organ of the state house Sunday school
is not the enemy ot public vtelfare?
Mr. Davies might j jst as well resign.
Dr. A. B iwn wa before thcom-jf
missioi.eis insanity at Nebraska City
Friday for examination as to his
meutal condition. and was pronounced
insane. About a year aso the doctor
was thrown f rem a buggy, sustaining
injuries about the head, !ince which
he has failed rapidly. The doctor Is
the oldest practicing physician in Otoe,
county, locating there in and is
well known all over the slate. He tock
a prominent part during the Nebraska
Kansas troubles. The doctor was a
member of the state senate in 1ST1,
and intioduced the bill providing for
the institnte for the blind at Nebraska
The senate committee, consisting of
Senators Teflt, McKeeby, McKesson,
Smith. Black, Bressler. Sloan, and
Bathburn, inspected tie institute for
the blind at Nebraska City Friday.
The pupils rendered an excellent pro
gram for their entertainment, and the
committee was most favorably im
pressed. The committee also looked
into the condition of the Otoe county
jail, at the request of Senator Watson,
and the result will probably be favor
able to his bill requiring all jails to be
above ground. '
Taken walk through a cemetery, re
marked a contemporary, and you will
pass the last resting place of the man
who blew into a gun to see if it was
loaded. A little further down the slope
is buried the crank who tried to see
how close he could pass in fiont of a
moving railroad train. In strolling
about you pass the modest monument
of the hired girl who started the tire
with kerosene, and the grass covered
knoll that covers what is left of a boy
who put a corn-cob under a mule's
tail. The tall shaft of the man who
blew out the gas casts a shadow across
the bosom of the boy who tried to
jump a moving train. Side by side the
ethereal creature who always had her
corset laced to the last hole, aud the
intelligent idiot who rode a bicycle
nine miles in ten minutes, sleep on un-
disturhed. Here reposes the remains
of the young doctflT who took a dose of
his own medicine, and just over there,
with the top of a shoe box driven down
at his head, lies a rich man who mar
ried a young wife. Away over there
by the side gate reposes the remains
of the boy that went fishing ou Sun
day, and the old woman who kept tier
strychnine side by side with her bak
ing powder in tho cupboard. The man
who stood In front of the mowing-machine
to oil the sickle is quiet now, and
he rests by the side of. the careless
brakeman who fed himself to a seventy
ton engine. The fool-killer is gather
ing them iu one by one, still he is
tometimes behind with his orders.
HIS WIFE CAME BACK
Shoemaker Napravenek's Spouse Re
joins Her Husband
MANDERS0N WILL BE S01ICIT0R.
rrmi.laiit IVrkln Cliooae th i:-S-nUr
Aa the 1 1 rati uf I ! Hitr llngtou'a
l.t Icirtmwiit A l.r
Ilia YVlf Caintt llat L .
Todiy's Council Bluffs bureau of
the World Herald says: "The woman
of the town, Ida Strong, alias Sharp,
alias Mrs. Frank Napravenek, who
skii jt d the town the other day with
about ?'" in cash belonging
to her liece lord, returned suddenly
last evening. The first news of her
return was when she appeared on up
per Broadway with the delighted
Napravenek about o'clock. Where
she tiad leen and what induced her to
return, or what she did with the
inoney.no one seemed to have learned,
not efii Napravenek, who was too de
lighted at getting back "My Ida" to
care what had become of the money.
They went to the Neuruuyer hotel,
where Napravenek inscribed on the
register a lot of hieroglyhics supposed
to be his name. He and his bride were
promptly fired out of the house, and
went together down the street and
disappeared. A short time later two
unknown men, evidently supposing
Napravenek and his wife had gone to
his little shop at III Broad war. crept
to the window opening on the alley
and threw two large bricks or stones
through the- w indow, which was seri
ously damaged. An officer nailed the
Tl. II. X I. lrttorhl.
A dispatch from Washington to the
Lincoln Journal s iys: "Senator Man
deia ha he en tendered by President
Perkins uf ti.e Chicago. Burlington &
tjuincy railroad the position of solicitor
of the Burlington A Missouri railroad
in Nebraska to succeed the lateT. M.
Marquett." Senator Mandi rson has ac
cepted the offer and will assume his
duties about the middle of March. His
headquarters will be in Omaha, prob
ably in the Burlington building. It is
not expected as a result of the change
that there will be any changes lu the
stall of the legal department of the
road. Senator Mauerson, in his ac
ceptance, reserves the right to retain
the presidency of the Omaha Savings
bank and to engage in such private
practice as will not interfere with the
duties of his new position. This ofiice
was tendered to Senator Maudersou a
number of weeks ago and has been
held under consideration with some
six or eight others of a legal nature."
A iJiimt Mrt or Iniutulljr.
Henry Smith, the Lincoln youth who
borrowed a horse and rig from Livery
man Jones in this city last summer and
atterwards sold it ont in the western
part of the county, is again in the toils
of the law. Sheriff Kikenbary captured
the mau at Kansas City and brought
him to this city for trial, but Smith
played the insanity dodge and it worked
very nicely, and as a consequence he
was sent to tho insane asylum instead
of to the penitentiary. Smith's mother
secured the young mau'srelease early
this week and he had been free
only two days when lie entered
a house in Lincoln during the
night and attempted a burglary.
The man of the house nas aroused by
his wife's screams and grabbing a
stick of wood, chased the bad burglar
into u closet and beat him nto submis
sion. The authorities have turned the
prisoner over to the sheriff of Gage
county on the charge of stealing a
horse down at Wjmore. The mother
used her endeavors to have
him sent back to the asy
lum Imu tho authorities have
refused point-blank to grant the re
quest. The chances are now excellent
for furnishing the prisoner with a cell
in the state penitentiary.
The field notes of a recent survey of
the northern boundary of the state
were filed Monday with the commis
sioners of public lands and buildings
at Lincoln. The notes were approved
by the department at Washing
ton in December, 1801. The
boundary line from the initial point on
the Keya Paha river was run to the
Wyoming houndry, miles, 12 chains
and 13 links. The line from the initial
point east to the' Missouri river was
resurveyed, being practically n new
line, and is fiftyeven miles and seventy-three
chains long, or a total
length of about 2SJ miles. This new
survey of the line from the Key a Paha
river eait will enable the unoiguiiized
townships on the northern boundary
of the state tocomplete their organiza
tion. The monument stones placed
on this line from the Missouri to the
Keya Paha riverare elaborate affairs,
being made of quartzite.or Sioux Falls
granite. The half-mile monuments
are six feet long and three feet square,
sunk three feet in the ground. The
mile monuments are sveri feet long,
same diameter, and sunk the same
Attorxti tiik corner ftonvt.
jtsn:icT col' nr.
Thejury in suit of Milton Lvvin vs.
Clark Wilcox, tried yesterday in dis
trict court, found for the defendant.
Fred Brockmanii of Avoca took nut
his final naturalizati u papers iu dis
trict court Wednesday and thereby
completed his citizenship.
It required just five minutes for the
jury in the auitof B?ed vs. Buesching.
on trial in district court today, to find
averdict for defendant.
In the suit of Carroll vs. Bitchey,
the jury was empanelled this after
noon and the ttiil of the case will be
takeu up tomorrow.
The suit of U?ed vs. Buesching is
booked for trial Thursday, the action
growing out of a personal encounter
between the two men and for which
Beed claims damages. Both litigants
reside in Avoca precinct.
Judge Duffie gave Mrs. Annie C
McDaniel a decree of divorce Tuesday
in her suit ajainst her husband. Mar
tin McDaniel. The defendant de
faulted and a judgment was entered
against him for costs.
The trial of the suit of Krwin vs.
Wilcox was grinding away in district
court Wednesday before a jury. Krwin
claims damages in the amount of
SL. alleging that Wilcox ran over
him with a sled in Jannary. IS'-C. by
which he sustained injuries which
bate incapacitated him for work.
In the case of Oscar II. Goodwin vs.
C. II. Partnele, J. M. Craig, et. al, the
defense lias filed in district court a dis
missal signed by the plaintiff. Matt.
Gering, attorney for Tioodwin, has
given notice that he intends to attack
the dismissal, and some fur is booked
to My when Judge Chapman hears the
Final settlement was effected in
county court todav in the estate of the
late Jno. Gilmore.
In the suit of Louis liiwe vs. the
Union Bank was booked for trial in
county cout t Monday, but on motion of
the defendant, a continuance was
granted until next Monday. Uowe
sues to recover some I 72,which sum he
alleges is due him as damages by
reason of the bank selling his live
stock below its real value to satisfy a
COURT ItOOM NOTES.
Fred Buesching, one of Avoca'a
enterprising merchants, was a caller
at the court house Wednesday.
Deputy Sheriffs Ilyers and Holloway
and Geo. Poisatl and Jas. Newell will
act as bailiffs during the ptesent term
of district court.
The county commissioners ad
journed their February session Tues
day aud Commissioners Hayes and
Young returned to their homes out in
the county Wednesday.
Sheriff Kikenbary went to I'nion
Friday to replevin some prop
erty from K. J. Norton fc Co., the
same being takeu fur the benefit of
Herman Bros, a merchandise firm in
Lincoln . The latter people claim that
the sum of $-72.0.1 is due them from
the Fuion firm.
Dr. J. F. Brendeil, Avoca's genial
physician, came to town Wednesday
to attend district court as a witness.
The doctor reports that Avoca has
lately been visited with a diphtheretic
scourge, he having treated no less
than eighteen patients forthatdisease
during the past few weeks. He has
boen using anti-toxin, the new remedy
for dipththeria, with fair success.
Messrs. II. J. Streight or this city,
Thos. Mullin of Stove Creek precinct,
and J. II. Davis of Avoca precinct,
members of the Soldiers Belief com
mission, were in sessiou at the county
clerk's otlice Monday, the same lieing
the commission's annual meeting. The
commission baa distributed funds to
ttie amount of almost $1,000 among tho
families of needy soldiers and widons
A GOBBLER'S GRIEF.
His Yoans Wife Steals His Idoney
and Then Forsakes Him.
BOLD ROBBERS MAKE A HAUL.
A Jewelry Store l Kl k la l.'utered
My Tliietrea Ami I-t r alitM-
Forcibly TkM Another
Took tltf Hliottn ikrr Kull.
Following, from Tuesday's Council
Blulfs department of the Bee. is in re
lation to a .shoemaker who is well
known in this city, h iving lived here
for many years whih? in the employ of
Peter Merges, the pioneer boot and
&hoe dealer of Plattsmouth:
"Frank Naprovenek has been run
ning a tiny shoe shop at 1 14 Broadway
for the last eighteen months, but yes
terday he left his shop in the hands of
an employe and devoted all his time
and energies to the accummulation of a
jag that should outshine anything in
local annals. List Friday he and a
denizen of a houe at Io7 Pierce street
went over to :n iha and were married
by a justice ot the peace. They had
been constant in their attentions to
one another, but l iter developments
have shown that his bride, who was
known as either Ida White or Ida
Strong, as might be most convenient,
was smitten more w ith the glitter of
the old man's gold than with bis
charms cf face or manner.
"They returned to the little shop on
Upper Broadway and spent three
nights there. Yesterday morning
Naprovenek awoke to find the partner
of his joys ami sorrows lied. She had
arisen in the stilly night, opened
her liege lord's trunk, abstracted V
of his money, and skipped out for no
one knows what destination. The old
man. when he made the discovery, was
La'.f wild with anguish,- ana spent a
good share of the morning telling Ids
sorrows to his sympathizing friend
During the afternoon Naprovenek
was found at the former home of his
wife on the row. and there with a voice
that sounded very much like limbur
ger, with beer and whiskey on the
side, he poured out the story of his
woes. He denied the report that he
had lost $:I,(oti of his hard earned
wealth, and said that 5 was all he
lost, lie had plenty more, but how
much, or where he kept it, were two
questions which he declined to answer.
He said he intended to put the police
on the unfaithful lady's trail, but up
to a late hour last evening he had done
nothing more than entrust his message
to the birds of the air."
llol.l Kobbrry t Keri Oak
The local authorities are keeping a
close watch for two fellows who com
rnlted a bold robbery at the town of
Bed Oak, la., Friday night. The pair
walked into a jewelry stoie in that
town and while one covered the cleik
with a revolver, the other dumped a
lot of valuable watches, diamonds and
other effects, the whole amounting to
several hundred dollars, into a sack.
The two then beat a hasty retreat,
jumped abroad a west-bound Burling
ton freight train and made their es
cape. The local authorities were in
formed by telegraph Saturday cf
the description of the thieves, and as
they were headed this way, it may fall
to the lot of some Nebraska officer to
effect their capture.
The Lincoln Call very aptly remarks
"that the system of assessment in this
state should be changed Is conceded
by nearly everybody except the few
who escape a portion of their just bur
den. Our present system is all wrong
from the ground up, and all the penal
ties the leeislature may see fit to pro
vide will not reach the root of the evil.
So long as assessors ludd their offices
by virtue of the votes cast, so long
those assessors will endeaver to please
the citizens of their district by assess
ing it so much lower than the remain
der of the state as he dares. A state
commission of assessment with
branches ramifying into every precinct
of the state might arrive at a fair as
sessment. A local assessor never
W. A. Gilmore, the absconding ex
postmasterof Broken Bow, who Is idiot t
about f 1,700, h is been arrested in
Pennsylvania and will le brought h:ic"
i tn Vlrnt-n fr trial. ail
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I Henry Behn of the vkioi'
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