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AGAINST THE DOCTOR.
The Plattsmouth Street Railway
Scores a Victory.
AihUnd IXoj Jl Kulfe Into the
Arm Or I'layiuat Ami Inflict
rtnful AVouru. Othar Inter
Dr. S. 1). Mercer, the well-known
Omaha capitalist, will be poorer to the
extent of several thousaud dollars if
the judgment rendered against him in
district court today successfully
weathers the ordeal of an appeal to the
supreme court of the state. The doc
tor, when the local street railway was
organized some seven years ago, sub
scribed for iS &iiares of stock at $100
per share. An assessment was levied
on stock to the amount of 55 per cent.,
but the doctor failed to pay any of his
assessment and since then has con
tinually refused so to do. After wait
iug for three or four years, the doctor
happened inside of Cass county and
his personal service was secured and
the railway company immediately
proceeded to enforce the paymeut of
the assessment through the courts.
The case was first tried at the last Sep
tember term of court, but the jury dis
agreed. The case was again taken up
yesterday, and after a warm legal con
test on both sides, the jury retired this
morning to meditate. A session of an
hour resulted in an agreement being
reached, and by it the doctor was
found to be indebted to the street rail
way company in the sum of S7,4fiS 4S,
the same representing a principal of
$-5,490 with 7 per cent Interest. The
doctor will take an appeal to the su
A Villainous Youth.
A dispatch from Ashland in today's
"Fred Cilvert, aged 14, stabbed rat
rick Dalton, aged 12, while at school
today, a few miles north of town.
The two boys became engaged in a
quarrel, words leading to blows, which
were indulged in for some time when
Calvert, drawing a knife, stabbed his
adversary in the arm. making a gash
two inches loag, and one half inch
deep. Calvert was arrested on the
charge of assault with intent to kill."
The Dalton boy referred to in the
above is a brother of Mrs. Henry
Ilempel of this city. His proier name
is Harry, that of Patrick being a nick
name. From the dispatch the boy's
injuries do not appear to be serious,
and that such will prove the case is the
wish of Mrs. Hempel's many friends
in this city.
The Dalton family has been un
usually unfortunate. Several years
ago a son accidentally shot himelf
and sustained injuries which later
caused his death. Another son was
also the victim of an accidental shoot
ins: and his injury has caused him to
lose the use of an arm. Later on, a
daughter, who was engaged to be mar
ried.diedon the day fixed for her
wedding. The injnry of another child
makes it appear that the family is
called upon to bear more than a just
hare of sorrow and grief.
Smith Ct Four Tears.
The following in Friday's Lincoln
Journal is in relation to Henry Smith,
the young man who worked the in
sanity dodge in this county last fall
and thus escaped going to the peniten
tiary on the charge of horse-stealing:
"Judge Holmes declined to grant the
writ of habeas corpus sued for in the
interests of Henry E. Smith, the
young burglar, yesterday.
"Smith was taken before Judge
Waters yesterday afternoon and bound
over to tht district court. The county
attorney and Mr. Cornish, who repre
sented the defense, accompanied the
prisoner to the court house where an
information was filed in the district
conrt charging him with burglary.
Smith plead guilty, as both his mother
and his attorney believed that it would
be the best thing for him to serve a
term in the penitentiary, where he
could learn a trade. He was asked if
he had anything to say why sentence
should not be pronounced upon him,
after he had pleaded guilty. With
downcast eyes he answered "no."
"Judge Holmes stated that it was a
peculiar case and he believed one in
which constraint would possibly work
a reform. He sentenced Smith to hard
labor in the penitentiary for a period
of four years.
"This is one of the quickest convic
tions on record in Lancaster county.
The robbery was committed Tuesday
night, the burglar, tried and sentenced
and confined in the state penitentiary
within two days after the crime was
committed. Smith was the first crimi
nal sentenced by Judge 11011063."
Un. Mary S. Mickle, of Eluiwood,
-called at this office Friday and asked
111 k Journal to explain that she did
ot plead for her husband's release
from jail, as reported some weeks ago.
-She Is suing her husband for divorce,
and says he has pursued her children
and tried to kidnap them, so that they
dare not attend school for fear of him,
Th Now Olco 11111.
The oleomargarine bill which was
adopted by the legislature the other
day by an overwhelming vote will put
a strong check string on the oleo and
butterine fakirs who have heretofore
preyed openly upon the public by
means of tut; cheap restaurants and
third rate hotels.
The bill first deUnesimitatiou butter
and cheese as any substauces com
pounded from anything else than pure
milk or cream, and made in the sem
blance of butter or cheese. It pro
hibits the use of annatto or any other
coloring matter in section and the
use of animal or vegetable oils, either
when combined with the pure dairy
product or with any other substance.
It provides, however that the act shall
not be construed to prohibit the use of
salt or rennett and harmless coloring
matter for coloring the products of
pure milk or cream. No person, (inn
or corporation is permitted to produce
or manufacture auy fiemblance of na
tural butter or cheese, nor to sell,
have in his possession nor offer for sale
such imitation, whether produced in
this state or elsewhere in violation of
this section. The net provides that
every tub, firkin or box of imitation
butter or cheese kept for sale in viola
tion of any provisions of this section,
shall constitute.? separate and distinct
offense, punishable upon conviction
by a fine of not less than 111) nor more
than $20. All imitations of dairv
products must be branded "imitation
butter" or "imitation cheese" by
stencil, on top and sides of boxes or
other receptacles of the article, and
the letters branded in must be not less
than one inch square. This act will
not apply to any goods in transit be
tween foreign states, across the state
of Nebraska. Section 5 provides that
no person, firm or corporation shall
have iu his possession any such imi
tations without branding them, except
by persons purchasing it for use in
private fatuities, for actual consump
tion. Section C forbids the sale of any
imitation under the pretense that It Is
the genuiue product, and makes it
necessary for all persons selling such
imitations to supply the purchaser
with a printed slip of paper stating
that the substance sold is a substitute
for butter or cheese and containing
the name and address of the seller. All
bakeries, hotels, public institutions,
counters or places of public entertain
ment or loarding houses of any na
ture, are required by section 7 to
placard their places with the state
ment, in letters one inch in length by
one-half inch in width, "Imitation
Butter" (or cheese) "used here," it the
substitutes be in use in any form.
Any violation of this section is punish
able by a line of not less than nor
more than f-Vi, or imprisonment in the
county jail for not to exceed thirty
days. The bill winds up by aCixing
the fines for various violations of the
Th Lit lit u-llon.
An agreement has been reached be
tween the members of the special
council committee, appointed to in
vestigate the lighting question, and
President Richey of the light company,
under which it is proposed to enter into
a new contract to hold good for six
years. The agreement provides for
an all-night service of twenty arc
lights, for which the sum of Is
to be paid per month, and the old gas
contract, which has six years to run,
is to e declared void by the light com
pany. The committee will recom
mend at the next meeting of the coun
cil that a contract be entered into by
the city at the terms mentioned.
It is urged by citizens and tax-payers
thatSll.G-5 per month for each light
Is in excess of the city's ability to pay,
not eonsidering the fact that other Ne
braska cities are lighted for less money
and that the light company could offer
better terms. Mr. Itlchey on behalf of
the light company urges that the
terras agreed upon between himself
and the council committee are as low
as the company could possibly offe
with a view of earning a reasonable
dividend on its investment, and that
it cannot possibly go lower. In view
of the difference of opinion which ap
pears to exist, the next council meet
ing, when the problem will doubtless
be taken up and finally disposed of,
promises to stir up a warm discussion
in which certain citizens have given
word that they will take a hand.
L. C. Todd is losing his thoroughbred
Poland-China hogs, including some
valuable ones, for which he paid as
high as $1'0. The cholera seems to be
no respector of fine stock. ' This will
be a severe loss to Mr. Todd, as he had
set a day for a sale of thoroughbreds
for next fall. He had some of as fine
blooded hogs as any herd ia the state.
He now has them located in thirty-six
different pens scattered around over
his farm and some of his choice ones
in his barn, both on the first and flecond
floor, In the hope of saving what re
malnH Nehawka Kegister.
The next annual reunion of the G
A. It. in Nebraska goes to Hastings,
that city having been chosen Thursday
by a majority of the delegates to the
annual encampment, also held at Hust
ings. Lincoln was the only other competitor.
Damage Suit Jalre,
The suit of Thomas J. Marshall vs.
the C, 15. & Q railway was set for
trial in district court Tuesday, but
owing to inability of plaintiff to secure
the attendance of certain witnesses,
ti e case was continued over until the
next term of court. Marshall is a
government mail clerk, and while on
duty in a mail car out at (iertuantown
the car was partially wrecked and
Marshall sustained an injury to his
spine, for which ho claims damages in
the sum or $10,000.
l'artie conversant with the pailiru
larsof the accident and of Marshall'
Injuries, claim that ho has a good case.
To further complicate, matters, how
ever, and to plunge the defendant into
a deeper mire, Marshall was unfortu
nate enough on Feb. 10th to sustain
another Injury while on duty. The
affair occurred at Seneca and was
caused by the switching on of a pas
senger coach to the mail cur with such
force as to throw Marshall onto a rack
hook and bleak a rib. Marshall has
been wearing a hort of steel jacket
since his injury at (iertuantown, in
order to strengthen his spine, and It
is alleged that but for the jacket his
Injury in the last accident would have
been qiite severe. The up tdiot of the
whole matter is that Marshall came to
town Tuesdiy and through his at
torneys, lieeson & Hoot, commenced
suit in county court, claiming addi
tional damages hi the sum of $l,0on
for his Seneca experience. The trial
of the two suits promise to evoke a
hot contest on both sides.
J. A. i:. Ketlrf Work.
Lincoln Journal: "C. K Adams, de
partment cummander of the (i. A. U..
lias assumed command with headquar
ters at the state house. Comrade A.
M. Trimble will be continued assistant
adjutant-general until further orders.
Comrade llrad 1. Cook of Lincoln is
hereby appointed acting assistant
adjutant-general; Comrade I. A. Ar
nold of Kearney, assistant quartermaster-general;
Comrade Cash D. Ful
ler of Imperial, assistant inspector;
Comrade M. H. C. True of Tecutnseh,
jude advocate; Comrade It. It. Hall
of Omaha, mustering officer; Comrade
J. II. Stickel of Hebron, chief of staff.
"Comrades Chur-h Howe.T.S.Clark
son and A. M.Trimble have been ap
pointed a committee on relief, and have
consented to assist In the work of the
hour. Headquarters of the relief com
mittee have ben fixed at the Liucoln
hotet. Yesterday Fast Commander
Howe distributed another $1,() from
the fund raised by hiVersonal efforts.
This makes about lt2.oi that has
coaie from this source. The money
was given to posts all over the s tate in
sums usually of
"The department commander has
promulgated this plan for relief work.
The state is divided Into three grand
divisions, as follows:
"The fir.it grand division, under the
supervision of Comrade J. M.Thayer,
and comprises the counties of Lancas
ter, Cass, Otoe, Johnson, Ilichardson,
Pawnee, (age, Jefferson. Nemaha,
Saunders, Seward, l!utler,Tbajer,Fill
more.York, I'olk, Nuckolls, Hamilton,
Clay, Adams, Douglas, Sarpy and
The second grand division, under the
supervision of C. J. Dilworlh ol Har
vard, and is comprised of the counties
of Webster, Franklin, Kearney, Har
lan, Phelps, Gosper, Furnas, Hed Wil
low, Frontier, Hitchcock, Perkins,
Hayes, DuDdy, Chase and Lincoln,
south of the Platte.
"The third grand division, under
the supervision of Comrade H. O.
Itussell of Lincoln, comprises all the
territory north of the Platte, except
the counties of Douglas, Sarpy and
Washington. All these divisions are
divided into subdivisions under tho
charge of superintendents who are to
organize and appoint assistants.
"II, E. Palmer of Omaha and T. J.
Majors of Peru have been appointed
superintendents of transportation."
Following appears. In Wednesday's
Council Bluffs department of the Uee:
"Frank Naprovenek, the shoemaker
whose rapid succession of woes kept
the public's teeth on edge all last week,
has turned from the (lowing bowl, ho
far as can be seen, and is striving to
gain the straight and narrow path
which his hotter half marked out for
him on her return from Missouri Yal
ley. He has moved into a bouse next
door to Chief Scanlau, and announces
his intention of patterning his career
after those of his neighbors, who have
The handsome home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Parmele on Gospel hill was
invaded Tuesday night by some ten or
twelve male friends of the host, it be
ing the thirty-first birthday of tho
latter. A highly enjoyable evening
was passed at cards and various other
amusements and the host and hostess
have tho thanks of the guests for tho
excellent manner in which they were
Judge Waters feels that the four
year sentence given Henry K. Smith
is a vindication of his committment to
the county Jail, instead of allowing
the man to be taken to Gage county
where he would possibly have escaped
again on the iuaauity plea. -Lincoln
SuIrl.U of a 11. X M. Detective. I
John Walters, a railway detective,;
in the service of the Burlington, com
mitted suicide in Omaha yesterday at
the Windsor hotel. Ho retired on
Tuesdav night and not answering a
call the following morning the room
was tuokeii into and Walters was
found on tho lloor In convulsions and
lived only a short time. He had taken
laudanum. The man bequeathed his
body to the Omaha medical college for
dissection, and before taking the poi
son penned a letter to S. II. Atwood
of this city, with whom ho was quite
friendly. Walters came to 1'Jatts
mouth frequently and was invariably
tho guest of Mr. At wood. The latter
gentleman was at Culloin today look
ing after some business matteis in
connection with the stone quarry
owned by himself and Mayor Newell,
and as the letter has not been for
warded to this city, its contents could
not be learned today.
Th shoemaker' irlf tiUu u.
Today's Council Hluffs bureau of the
I tee says: "Mrs. Frank Naprovenek
No. 1. who has been living in Omaha
all the time, her ex-husband has been
riding his high horse, suddenly ap
peared at the little shop on Upper
Uroadway yesterday afternoon. Naj-
rovenek recognized her before she
came in, and exclaiming, "Mein Golt,
more trouble," lied through the back
window. Mrs. Naprovenek No. 2 was
left and it is reported that Mrs. Nap
rovenek No. 1 gave her to understand
that she was still her husband's wife
and intended to maintain her position
at any cost. It has been supposed
that they had been divorced, but this
throw a new light cu the situation
ami make possible any number of
Statk or Ohio, City or j .
To i.ki o , Lr f a s Co . ( -s
Frank J. Cheney makes oath thai he
is the teuior partner of the firm of F.
J. Cheney A Co., doing business in the
city of Toledo, county and state afore
said, and that said firm will pay the
sum of one. hundred dollars for eiich
and every case of catarrh that cannot
be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Fmank J. CllKNKV.
Sworn to before me ami subscribed
in niv presence, this Cth day of Decern
ing. A. D. isi.
ska i.: A. W. Glkason.
Nail's Catarrh cure is taken Inter
nally and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfac-s of the system.
Send for testimonials. fre.
' F. J . Oil kn K Y & Co. , Toledo, O.
C7"SoM by druggists. 7."c.
Orlo.t 'Km How n.
KniToii Joi'r.N'At.: The private
water monopolies of California towns
and cities have lately held a conven
tion in San Francisco to arrange for
legislation to prevent towns from own
tug water works. This dots take the
cake ! A dozen men engaged in living
off the people in each town asking for
laws to prevent the many from engag
ing in the same business ! Hut it can
be done by organizing while the people
are disorganized. These raeu are
traitors to the public, yet tie public is
too Ignorant to ee it. Grind 'ern
down, Mesirs. Water Companies, they
are too ignorant to know the differ
Calamity IIoh lkk.
"A Tate of Two Nation" is the
title of a very captivating story writ
ten bv J. W. Harvey and published by
the Coin publishing company at Chi
cago. It gives in most graphic lan
guage the history of legislation on the
money question in this country within
the past twenty-five years, and the
leading actors in it are described in a
manner that leaves no room for doubt
as to the personality of those desig
nated by ficticious names. The book
also contains a most charming ro
mance or love story, and its literary
style is very attractive. The book
sells for SOc cents and everybody ought
to read it. It is a public educator
that is needed.
That Postmaster Fox is a popular
and sucessful officer Is evidenced by
the fact that few and very insignifi
cant complaints are made as to his
management, and the receipts of the
otllce have greatly increased since he
took charge. It is dow probable that
for next year the office may return to
the second class again. A liberal
spirit in patronizing the office for the
next month among citizens and busi
ness men will bring it up to that
standard and make it possible to secure
tho free delivery system soou.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thrasher have
returned from a trip to Hastings and
vicinity. While gone they attended
the sessions of the Grand Army en
campment and W. It. C. convention,
and for several days had a delightful
visit with a brothe-in-law, P. I).
Thrasher, who is an Adams county
farmer, well-fixed, with 3,r00 bushels
of corn in crib. There is no destitution,
ho says, among the famers of that
Fred O'Neill, tho Omaha bantam
pugilist, and who seconded Jimmy
Lindsay in tho latter's mill with
Fletcher ltobbins In this city last
August, essayed to don the mitts with
n Sioux City pugilist in South Omaha
Thursday night, and the Sioux City man
had an easy thing of it. Freddie's
star was faded early In the second
To 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 Priees.
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.
Da esdem Allm;echtigen, dem Derm
ueber Leben und Tod gefallen hat aus
unserer Miite unsern Hinder Joseph
IJruhl zu sich In ein be.eres Jeuseits
zu berufen, o set tiiemil
liEscilLOEN", von Germauia Loge
No. 81, des Alteu Ordens Vereinlgter
Ar belter, dasz wirder Wittwe und dem
Kinde unseres verstorbenen Ilruders
uuser tiefstes lieileid ausdruecken und
in dieser Stunde Hires Verlustes dem
Linderer aller Ielden empfehlen.
Hescii losses, daszeine Copiedieser
Ueschluesse unserm Protocol einver
leibt,einsder Familie des verstorbenen
Ilruders uebersandt, und je eins den
taglichen Zeltungen unserer Stadt,sc
wohl wie dem Nebraska Workman zur
Publication uebergeben werde.
One of the show windows in the
Coleman jewelry store contains a neat
display iu the shape of a miniature
log hut veneered with specimens of
Uocky mountain quartz and various
mineral substances. The hut is the
property of ex-Mayor C. M. Uutler,and
was presented to him by a cousin who
makes his home in Colorado and who
visited in this city for a short time
some four weeks ago.
doing the UoumU.
The article by C. W. Sherman, ed
itor of Tiik Plattsmouth Jouksal,
and reprinted in the Opinion two or
three weeks ago, is going tho rounds of
the press and giving our fruit interests
a great deal of free advertising. It
has even reached away down in Mis
souri and was recently used by Prof.
Long, a former resident of this county,
as a text for an article published In
his home paper urging that more at
tention be paid to fruit culture iu his
county. Glen wood Opinion.
I.lnt of Lttrr
Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice
at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Feb "0:
Cook, Mrs Leona Cozad, II
Polbrook. Ml Nellie FUmlnsky, P
' 1 I'Uk, J CI
Persons calling for any of the above
letters or parcels will please say "ad
vertised.' W. K. Fox, P. M.
A company of oil producers of Penn
sylvania has been formed to rival the
Standard Oilcompany.with 910,000,000
capital composed of producers and re
finers. It is to bo hoped that it will
It will Do.
The Plattsmouth Mills,
C. HEISEL. Prop.
This Mill bas I e:n r b Ult. tn .1 fnrnishtvl w!t!i
Machinery i f i l--M mutt ifaeiure
in ihe morI-3. Tl.t ir
H no Superior ia Aiacrlo. Irlt
Or. E. C V,;sf$ Kero end B ai.i Trt.:-.t
1 olJ uii-ier r-'i:iv urttton ru a rarity, ly uU-.-ir-Ish1
jrrrt n.y, to cur Wiic Mwxiory; of
UmlniuuJ Vrv I ocr; Ixt !flnixi; Qui- Irtit?;
Night Low-p; Y.xll Irei.rv. Ixrk cf CXr.fl Jctic;
Nrron-r: Li?aJ.: !l rr.Mn; Iojof Tov.-t r
cf the (tvnrrtllve Orpat: la ilh-r rex, cau-n-d ly
oTer-sertion: Vocthf u Krror. or Excvr4re l"s c
Tobacco, Opium or Liquor, wliloJj ooa ImiJ I
Mlwr, ConurpUon. Intnr.ity ftsj tH-nth. ly me.1
II Nit: 6 for f": w'.t wTittfn pxi.-irnmro to cun o
refund iurny. ftj'ST'S C H Oil sv KI P. crUdn
rnro for C-uch. t!.l A tb:r.a, bronchitis Croup,
WhfxTlru? VmKh, Sir Tiinnt. I'!ea.nt to tk.
II tf, now One UL'AlLtXXiUS iuM oiily
F. G. Frlcke & Co, drnrclsts.
LAPSES DO YOU K.VI.-. ;
DR. FELIX LE DRUM'S
STEEL BHD PEjlllYBOYE FiLLii
r tho oripintd and only FKFNCH. Mfeandro.
aatklortiro on the market. I'riooflXO; eent fcj
mail. Goiiuir.e sold only by
Fricko & Co., Druggists
Pi lwvli.l curat ivo nant T.r NTru or fci U
LmIXwMhI or iffncrnl Nniri:h;ii. also for Ktia
AnifmuL .ntidvju, for Alcohimt
k-fl or vw-ctuj t.
THE ARNOLD CHEMICAL CO.
151 S V.'estarnnu
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When aha waa a Chll.t, she crltsl for Castor!.
When riio becatno Miss, aha clung to Castor!.
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