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PL1TTS310UTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 28. 1895.
IP PAID IN A 1 VANCE.
VOL. 14. NO. 14.
TSE ACT OF A FIEND.
A Bit of Maliciousness Which May
Cause a Young Lady's Death.
CORN THIEVES ARE NABBED.
Farmer Floluiea Corn Crib la IliircUrUed
a ad Chief Dunn LoctM the Froh
able ThtcvM-Various Other
: As the result of the act of a fiend,
Miss Gertrude Fletcher, a young lady
residing in South Park addition, now
lies very near death's door, and her
parents and friends have little hope of
I ?r recovery.
A party of young people drove out
y the Crystal Springs school house,
joutheast of town Thursday eveningto
attend a literary meeting, and
Mr. Ed Tutt. son of John I.
Tutt, and Miss Fletcher were members
of the party. The entertainment was
c included at about eleven o'clock and
Mr. Tutt and Miss Fletcher started
buck to town in their buggy. On
reaching the steep hill just this side of
the school house a portion of the har
ness gave away, letting the buggy run
onto the horse's hips. The animal
then pranced about in such a fashion
that Mr. Tutt w as unable to control it,
and while holding to the lines he was
pulled forward over the dash-board
to the ground. The horse then
dashed away, jerking the buggy over
the prostrate form of the driver, and
ran down the steep hill at a terrifiic
pace, with Miss Fletcher unable to
free herself. Mr. Tutt hurried on
after the running horse and about a
mile this side of the school house
found Miss Fletcher lying unconscious
on the crround and the buggy off to
one side of the road. The unfortunate
young lady was immediately conveyed
to the home of her parents and a phy
sician summenea, who found her
fearfully bruised about the face and
head, bath eyes being swoolen com
An ex animation of the harness was
made this morning and it was discov
ered that the girt band had been al
most entirely severed with a knife,
the fiends doubtless having done tneir
work daring the time the young peo
ple were, inside the school house. The
first strain which the weakened band
was subjected to, snapped it in twain,
thus rendering it impossible for the
runaway to have been prevented. The
officers have the matter in hand and
while as yet they have no clue to the
nernetrators. it is honed they will be
able to locate the authors of
fiendish act and cauae their
Cora Thieve Nahhed.
Cha3. Ilendrickson, Chester Owens
and Orrin Kinnison were placed under
arrest late Friday afternoon and taken
before Justice Archer to answer to the
charge of burglarizing the corn crib
of A. M. Holmes on Wednesday night
and removing therefrom some twelve
bushels of corn.
Mr. Ilolmes lives down in Rock
Bluffs precinct. He came to town Fri
day and reported that his crib
had been broken into on Wednesday
nisrbt and a quantity stolen. Chief
Dunn took the matter in hand and
after some investigation settled on
the men arrested as the guilty parties.
Ilendrickson and Owens are charged
with being the principals to the theft
and Kinnison as an accessory.
The three fellows had their prelimi
nary examination late Friday after
noon befoie Justice Archer. Owens
went on the stand and gave the full
details of the stealing. He testified
that Kinnison put up the job and that
they made the trip to Holmes1 farm
ith a boi rowed wagon and Kinnison's
team. Before starting Kinnison
backed out on the plea of having be
come suddenly sick, and the trip was
made without him. In taking the
corn, Owens told that they did not
break into the crib, but simply pulled
it out through a hole which had been
previously made by the breaking of a
board. The condition of the crib sub
stantiated Owens' story, and as the
state could not prove otherwise, the
men were dismissed on the charge
of burglary. They were held for a few
minutes and then rearrested on
the charge of petit larceny, the
value of the stolen corn being t5.
Kinnison took a continuance for thirty
days, furnished bail in the sum of $100,
Jonathan Hatt going on the bond as
surety. Ilendrickson and Owens were
etch fined 45 and costs and were given
thirty days in. which to pay up.
From the Grip.
J. J. Spurgin and wife of llyannis
are in Flattsmouth.
Mrs. II. G. Taylor is visiting her
parents at Flattsmouth.
Supt. of Motive Power llawksworth
of Flattsmouth was in the city on
business last Monday.
The B. & 11. received this week an
order for 100 refrigerator cars from
the Northern Pacific, to be used for
fruit and vegetable traffic.
Engineer Oilson has gone to Flatts
mouth to visit his mother, who is re
ported very sick.
Miss Minnie Christie will leave
Saturday evening for Flattsmouth.
During the three or four weeks she
has been here, she has made many
new dresses for ladies who are prepar-
ng for Easter Sunday. We under
stand that she intends to return here
next fall to live.
A Determined Fir.
The fire department was called out
at about 8 o'clock on Saturday evening
to extinguish a blaze at a house on
South Ninth street owned and occu
pied by the family of a man named
Glee. The blaze was confined to the
roof and was soon extinguished, al
though the firemen were compelled to
throw water on the roof with buckets,
as the water pressure was too low to
be of any service. In order to reach
the house the firemen laid a line of
hose 1400 feet in length, and to this is
attributed the low pressure. Most of
the household effects had previously
been removed aud when the firemen
deparced they felt fortunate in having
prevented any great loss. Hut in this
they were disappointed, for at 5:00
o'clock the next morning the alarm
was again sounded and the house was
found to be on fire a second time.
The firemen, on their second trip, had
their efforts for naught, as the struc
ture was too far gone, on their arrival.
to save it, and this time the building
was completely consumed. The strong
wind of the morning doubtless fanned
the smouldering fire into a blaze. The
loss is covered by insurance.
tioiif To HI LmI Reward.
Oscar F. Johnson of this city died at
his home S anday afternoon, March 24.
at 12:12 o'clock from typhoid fever,
after an illness of two weeks.
He was born in Jamestown, N. Y.,
July 4, 1821; came to Flattsmouth in
1S5G and was married in '57. lie leaves
a widow. & son and a daughter, now
Mrs. G. F. b. Burton of Pacific Junc
tion, Iowa. He did freighting across
the plains in the 'oO's, and when Den
ver was only a village was made post
master for a term. He owned con
siderable property at one time in this
countv. He lived on his farm near
Weeping Water after he was married
for a few years. Then sold his farm
and went into the drug business in
Plattsmoutb and was considered the
best pharmacist in the state of Ne
braska at that time. Qf late years he
has been engaged as a travelling
The funeral occurred Tuesday at St.
Luke's Episcopal church at 10 a. m
Rev. II. 13. Burgess officiating.
51. r. In Hard Line.
The Missouri Pacific railroad is at
present 'undergoing a seige of hard
luck. J cist at present three inquests
are in progress over the bodies of peo
ple killed on that road. The coroner
of Nemaha county is inquiring into
the case of Patrick Costullo, who was
killed at Julian last Sunday. Coroner
Karate nn of Otoe county is investigat
ing the case of Michael Casey, who
met his death in Nebraska City Wed
nesday night, and Coroner Clements of
this county is holding an inquest over
the remains of a brakenaan named
Warner. The latter was killed at
Union at Q o'clock yesterday morning
while attempting to jump on the step
of a passing engine. The company ap
pears to be blameless in all three cases.
General Manager Holdrege of the
Burlington has returned from a trip
over the western divisions with Presi
dent Perkins. In speaking of the trip
yesterday, Mr. Holdrege said that he
found everything satisfactory in the
Sheridan and Black Hills country and
that the people seemed to be more
hopeful for the future. Mr. Holdrege
said that there was no construction
wcrk anticipated for the coming seasen
and that the line to Butte would not
be built. lie said that the company
would have engineers In the deld go
inz over the ground, but that there
would be no construction. World
Herald. Money to loan by the Livingston
Loan and Building associution. Apply
to H.R. Gering, secretary.
THEIR THIRD ANNUAL.
Pupils Of the Schools Contest For
THE "MONTHLY GEM" SWINDLE.
FlatUiuouth People Wlxn Nabbed at Their
Halt Will 11a I'leaned to Learu OT
the Hwlndler Coming- ta
An audience of some three hundred
people was in attendance at the third
annual declamatory contest of the
Flattsmouth schools ut the Presby-
erian church Friday evening. Most of
those iu attendance had witnessed the
two previous contests, and the seuti
ment was quite general that the affair
of Friday night was just a little better
than either of its predecessors, both of
which, it will be remembered, reflected
no small credit on our schools, as it
was a Flattsmouth representative who
carried off first honors at the state
contest at York two years ago.
There were nine contestants, and
the program, which was interspersed
with several meritorious musical selec
tions, was carried out in the following
Edith Dusiell "Zenobla'e lfene.
EcJfcar Palmer Hifer,B lefene.'
Clalie Drutmaouvl "Moua'a Water."
Maud Maur Suier and 1."
Maud Kennle "Brier Ito."
Lixxle EUeoaary "LesMina in foolery."
Olga Martin.. "TLe KreckWd Face-! Little Girl."
Emtaa Pol! I -The Future Election."
Mabel Unruh.. "The Jealoi Wile.
The referee, Henry II. Gering, se
lected Messrs. B. S. Ramsey, J. 1.
Root and II. G. Livingston to act as
judges, and alter an intermission of
firteen minutes their decision was an
nounced. Miss Maud Mauzy was
awarded the highest honors, and in
ddition to being presented with the
gold medal, was selected to represent
the local schools at the district contest
which occurs in this city text month.
The Misses Edith Buzzell, Maud Ren-
nie and Lizzie Eifcenbary weie awarded
the honors in their respective classes,
aud were each presented with u prize
of t2 .SO in gold.
The markings of the judges were
relatively the same us to all of the
winners and the various decisions gave
general satisfaction. Miss Mauzy "a
recital was particularly excellent, and
in her the schools will be ably repre
sented at the district contest. As to
the efforts of the other contestants, all
showed honest study and without ex
ception did great credit to both con
testants and the schools.
That '.Uonlhljr eiu" swindle.
A Chicago daily paper of Thursday
contains the following:
F. R. Youut, of Point Pleasant,
Mo., was suspicious ove r a it iter he re
ceived from the Alf-Clark Publishing
Company, of Chicago. The letter In
formed him that Lis little girl had
drawn a prize of a gold watch, chain
and charm by answering a rebus lor
the Ladies' Monthly Gem, and the Alf
Clark Publishing Company, as the
liquidator of the former concern, stood
ready upon the receipt of 81 to pay the
expenses of packing, to make good the
gift. Mr. Yount insisted it was a con
fidence game, but sent SI to his friend,
R. M. Martin, of 233 Cherry avenue,
with a request to investigate the offer.
Mr. Martin could not find the Alf
Clark Publishing Company, so he took
the letter to Postal Inspector Chris
tian. "In the .postoflice, a moment later,
the inspector was informed that Alfred
Clark had just taken out 100 letters.
He was found at the registry division
signing receipts. Fifteen miuutes
later Commissioner Pickard had sent
Clark to the county jail in default of a
$2,000 bond. Clark said he had sent
out 1.700 letters Thursday from a list
furnished by one Robinson, bv whom
he was employed. Clark claimed
Robinson had represented that be for
merly published the Ladies' Monthly
Gem at Cleveland.
Clark said he aud Robinson lived
at 10 rara avenue, mis House was
found to be occupied by Miss Free
man. She said she rented a room to
Clark and Robinson five days ago, but
did not know their business or names.
Robinson was in his room, but would
not unlock the door, saying that
Robinson had gone out. Officers broke
the lock. At Central station he ad
mitted he was Robinson. In Robin
son's room was found a large num
ber of circular letters and stationery.
In four books were written names and
addresses of thousands of women all
over the country. Officers believe the
men's receipts to have been very
large. About 200 money orders $1
each, received since Monday after
noon, were found."
The swindlers mentioned above are
the same follow who. caught a few
Flattsmouth people on their bait some
two months ago, while operating at
Cleveland, mention of which was
made in these columns. That they
have come to grief is a matter which
the gullible ones in every community
AROUND TUK COOItr ROOM'S.
Judge Chapmau has overruled the
motion made by the defense for a new
trial in the case of the Flattsmouth
Street railway vs. Dr. S. D. Mercer of
Judge Chapman has postponed the
Otoe county term of district court,
fixed to convene on April 2, to April
15. The judge ordinarily takes a short
vacation between the Cass and Otoe
terms, but the way the present term in
this county is holding on, will admitof
his securing no rest.
License to wed was issued in county
court Saturday to Mr. Sanford T. Eddy
and Mrs. Oita E. Bird, both of Union.
John Carnes was taken before Police
Judge Archer yesterday evening and
fined 110 and costs on the charge of as
saulting Andrew Kinnison. Carnes
went to jail iu default of payment.
The trouble had its origin in the recent
prosecution of young Kinnison's
father on the charge of stealing Far
mer Holmes' corn. Kinnison charges
Carnes with putting up the job where
by he was charged with being a party
to the corn stealing, and Kinnison
proceeded to play even by making
threats to cause Carnes' punishment
for stealing harness from two local
butchers sometime over a year ago.
Carnes caught onto the racket and
jumped onto the boy. The authori
ties would earn the everlasting thanks
of the community if they would invent
some method of inducing the parties
to leave town.
CO CUT ROOM NOTES.
County Clerk Dickson journeyed to
Union this morning with a part of the
official records of his office to appear
as a.witneas In a law suit on trial be
fore Justice Smith in that town to
day. Win. 1 1 anion and Win. Doolan, the
two burglars sentenced by Judge
Chapman last week to thre years in
the penitentiiry for their escapade at
Iotiisville, were taken to Lincoln Mon
day by Deputy Sheriff Ilyers and
Jailor Denson. Jimmy Lindsay will
be kept at the county jail for a few
days more in order that the pugilist's
counsel may appear before the su
preme court and have their motion for
the prisoner's admission to bail acted
M. V. Gibson and wife of South
I'ark were surprised by the appear
ance at their residence Friday evening
of some fifty of their neighbors and
friends, who, after invading the house.
made themselves at home in the
most cordial manner, even bringing
with them eatables sufficient for every
body, and a roya! good time ensued.
The occasion was the twenty-fifth an
niversary of the marriage ot the host
and hostess. By some means the fact
became known to some of their friends
and they determined to not let It slip
by without recognition. The party
conveniently forgot to take away with
them numerous and expensive articles
for household use and ornamentation,
designed, they said, as mementoes of
the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson are
very worthy people and well deserve
German egetable liver pills are
without a rival. Sold only by Gering
The Journal regrets very much
that it failed to get permission from
the Nebraska Cliy News before II
urged the Missouri Pacific manage
ment to run its accommodation train
from Lincoln to Flattsmouth, instead
of to Nebraska City. The fact that
the News refused to give its consent
to the change settles the whole matter
The Missouri Pacific management
would not dare to entertain the sub
ject without first consulting the oldest
and poorest paper in Nebraska.
Mrs. J. L. McCrea of 121G Vine
street, died at her residence at 11:10
c'clock Saturday evening, after an ill
ness of some months, aged fifty-four
years, two months and twenty-nine
days. The funeral occurred from
the residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon. Rev. II. B. Burgess officia
ting. Tom Walling, abstractor of titles,
Todd block. Guarantees accuracy of
I all his work, 25tf.
ONE THINO AND ANOTHER.
Ate too many;
Pair of skates;
Hole in ice;
Didn't know It;
Havn't lost him;
The Heisel mill was rebuilt and set
to work grinding two years ago Thurs
day. Messrs. Nicb Holmes, Phillip
Horn and Conrad Heisel the three
II 's united in bringingabout that re
sult, and all the machinery and fix
tures was addressed here to that ad
dress "II. II. II." Mr. Heisel had ar
ranged to have a celebration of the
event, and a number of friends had
been invited to participate. But,
such is the uncertainty of life) in
stead, the whole party was called to
attend the funeral of one of the mem
bers, Mr. Horn, on that day. It was a
sad change of program.
The thing thatkeepsdown the news
paper business is the fact that so many
people think that editors pursue their
calling simply for amusement. Noth
ing would be sadder than to see an able
journalist eating a contributed poem
for want of bread or pie. When a man
has a roll of bills, he pays everybody
before he remembers the amiable edi
tor, lie squares up with the butcher,
the baker, the horse-blanket maker',
and by the time he is through he says
to himself that the editor will have to
wait a while, A great many editors
in this world of sin and sorrow have
been compelled to wait a while; they
have waited until their whiskers have
turned gray and their bosom melan
choly, and their hearts hard, and they
are waiting yet and will wait until the
sun grows cold, and the stars are old.
and the leaves of the judgment book
unfold. And it is all very sad, at least.
Friday was the sixtieth day of this
session of the legislature, the last
for which the members can draw their
15 per diem. Parties who attended
Thursday's session say that it was
quite astonishing how the legislators
hustled about and rushed through
with the pending business. If the
members had been subjected to some
hypnotic influence the first day of the
session and made to believe that they
would receive only one day's pay, the
present legislature would have been a
thing of the past weeks ago.
The ladies of Flattsmouth asked to
be represented on the school board at
the hands of the republican city con
vention, but were refused recognition
and Attorney Root and G. F. House
worth nominated. They fared better
at the hands of the democrats and
Mrs, Sto&tenborough was nominated.
This lady Is said to be exceptionally
well qualified for the position and the
Register wants to see her elected. As
the majority of teachers in our city
schools are ladies, and no one doubts
their qualifications, it is right and
proper that the fair sex should be rep
resented upon the board. Nehawka
Secretary Furnas is out with an ad
vance announcement for the N ebraska
state fair, which will be held in Oma
ha Sept. 13-20. The management will
spare no effort to make it the biggest
and best fair ever held in the west and
with new grounds,ne w accomodations,
the best mile regulation track in the
country and premiums and purses ag-
gregating 140,000, the fair can be noth-
ing else than a thorough success.
By a vote of 47 to S3, the lower house
of the state legislature Thursday de
cided to recommend senate file No.
2S0 for passage. This bill provides for
an amendment of the constitution
which shall require all voters to be able
to read his ballot in the English lan-
guish and also write his came in Eng
lish. The bill, without doubt, will be
come a law. It may for a time work
a hardship on the newly-naturalized
citizens, whose loyalty to the country
cannot be questioned, hut it will
eventually lead to their being more
Americanized than ever, and for that
reason will be a sound, amendment to
IS IT WOLF'S WIFE?
One Claims to Be Wedded To the
IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.
Fnglllst Llndaay Will Not Uo To tha Pen
Until tha Supreme Court ueciaea
A tm Ball Being Allowed
Mrs. E. Wolf, the pretended wife of
Mark Wolf, came to town Wednes
day. Her visit was for the purpose
of claiming the several registered
letters and money orders made
payable to her order, which are now
in the hands of Postmaster Fox
and over which there was so much talk
last week. Her husband's visit here,
in which he worked the good people of
this city to the tune of t20 on the
"starving wife and children" racket,
is well known to readers, but the wife a
presence may have even a more interT
esting result than that of the husband.
Mrs. Wolf lost no time in hunting
up Postmaster Fox and demanding the
letters. She told a fairly straigni
story, and but for a few discrepancies,
the postmaster would have produced,
but when she gave the name of Mack
Logosa,an Omaha grocer, as a man
who could identify her, Mr. Icx im
mediately concluded to communicate
with the grocer on the subject. He
accordingly called up Mr. Logosa by
telephone, and while that gentleman
stated that he knew Mrs. Wolf, he was
not willing to identify her as to the
drawing of registered letters or money
orders. The postmaster learned from
other sources that the grocer's state
ments were prompted by Wolf himself
and he resolved to go to Omaha rum-
self on the 2:12 train and look into the
If the woman is simply carrying the
name of Mrs. E. Wolf for the purpose
of assisting the man, Mark Wolf, in
practicinghis frauds on the charitable
neonle of the towns which he has
I viaitedt it may get her int0 trouble. It
is highly possible that L. S. Deputy
Marshal Boehme may come down from
Omaha with the postmaster on the
5:1G train and in that event the
woman's arrest on the charge of using
the mails for the purpose of practicing
fraud may be accomplished by the time
The Journal reaches its readers.
Sentence Temporarily Suspended.
Wednesday's Lincoln Journal says:
"The case of James Lindsay, sen
tenced to two years in the peniten-
tlary for manslaughter, was taken to
the v?renie court yesterday on error
and w: ence suspended. Lindsay is
the ?ry-fighter who was convicted at
Plattsmouth on the charge of causing
the death of his opponent in the ring,
Fletcher Bobbins. His attorneys set
up a long list of errors in the lower
court. They allege that tnere was
misconduct on the part of the prose
cuting attorney in allowing the mother
of the deceased to cry and weep before
the jury, and in permitting her to
create a dramatic scene, in which she
accused Lindsay of murdering her
boy. Misconduct on the part of the
jury in separating at the hotel, and es
pecially the action of one or two
who held a long conversation at night
with E. II. Wooley, who assisted the
prosecuting attorney, is likewise al
It is understood that the suspension
of Lindsay's sentence is only a tempo
rary affair and was issued pending a
hearing on motion to admit the pris
oner to bail, the same being fixed for
consideration next week.
Last fall we were told that we could
not borrow monev or renew loans if
Holcomb was elected governor. Never
theless, I now have money to loan on
security, at a less rate than
er Deiore. rue or can uuu DCO
li you desire a loan. j..iiEiuA,
12-3m Flattsmouth, Ntb.
Ilanlon and Doclan, the two crooks
taken to the penitentiary Monday to
servo out a three years' sentence for
their Louisville burglary, were not
thoroughly searched when put into
the local jail last week, as the pentten-
tiary authorities found some ten or
twelve gold ring;s concealed on tne
men. Several rings were found on the
men when they were arrested, but
some of the jewelry was evidently
missed. The rings in question wero
doubtless stolen from the Talmags
jewelry store which was burglarized a
few days previous to the Louisville
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