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VOL. 14, NO. 15.
PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1895.
IF PAID IN ADVANCE.
(I n U W A
NOTES AND JOTTINGS.
A Miscellaneous Array of Items of
Interest to "Journal" Readers.
AT THE COUNTY INSTITUTE.
Cmi County Teacher Having Au Iua trnc-
tlva Annual SeMlon HordmrCnr.
leton'a Death Warrant
Doing At tUa Institute. ,
Weeping Water, Neb., Thursday,
March 2S, 1S95. (Special correspon
denceto Tub Jovunal.)-After the
singing, iu which all participated
freely, F.x-Supt. Noble conducted tbe
morning chapel exercises. Shortly
after the session opened the news
spread rapidly that Mr. Franz, a mem
ber from Union, had met with a seri
ous accident. While coasting on his
bicycle, he was suddenly thrown from
his wheel, the fall breaking his leg
just above the ankle. lie was taken
to Dr. Thomas office and the broken
limb carefully set and bandaged. lie
will return to Union as soon as his
The regular morning classes were
carried on uninterrupted, many of the
patrons of the city being present to
note tbe work as it progresses.
After the regular afternoon lectures,
Prof. W. II. Clemens of Fremont Nor
mal College pave a very pleasant talk
to teachers, in which he urged upon
those present the supreme necessity
of purity of life and steadfastness of
character in order that the impress of
their own lives miglt be left for all
time on the lives and characters of
their pupils. Then Dr. Bigsby con
ducted the query box for a half hour,
during which many questions of inter
est and profit were freely discussed
and answered. Many prominent visi
tors from other counties are noticable.
In order that the teachers might en
joy an evening of pleasant diversion,
free from routine institute work, the
annual hili ichool contest was held
iatbe evfnlng in th? t-onpir... ,
cburch. A large number of the teach
ers availed themselves of this oppor
tunity and all express favorable com
ment upon the creditable manner in
whiSh the contestants acquitted them
selves Miss Dot Girardet will repre
sent the Weeping Water hieh school
ia the coming district contest at
Weeping Water, Neb., March 29,
lS9u. Special correspondence to Tiie
Jouunl.-The regular morning
classes were held as usual except that
during Dr. Bijjsby's second period he
conducted a querry box. Many ques
tions of vital import to the teachers
were discussed. The two afternoon
lectures concluded the series, after
which Supt. Farley made a few appro
priate closing remarks.
The followiug resolutions were
Wiiereas: It was deemed best by
County Supt. Farley to change the
plan of conducting the institute, and
Whereas: The change from the
customary academic to pedagogical sys
tem has most fully met the practical
needs of the teachers, therefore be it
Resolved: That we, the teachers
of Cass county, heartily endorse the
plan, and that we do in this public
manner, express our unanimous appre
ciation of the institute management
in serving as instructors men of such
Geo. C. Heed,
The closing scene in the institute
was the evening lecture by Dr. Bigsby
entitled, "Marie Antoinette." The
lecture was strong in characterization
and description and one could have
heard the church clock ticking on the
wall as the doctor traced the remarka
ble career of this great French heroine
from birth to her tragic death.
Thus closed a successful institute,
the success of which is testified to by
visitors and participators. Below are
a few of tbe opinions gleaned casually
by your correspondent.
Ed J. Miller of Lincoln: "This is
the best institute 1 have ever attended
in Nebraska. The teachers are ex
ceptionally responsive and enthusias
tic." Ex-Supt. Noble: ''Like the lecture
plan and one week spring institute
Pres. W. II. Clemens of Fremont
Normal: "Am most highly pleased
with the institute botbas to tlnco of
holding, interest shown aud the man
agement in general."
Supt. S. J2. Clark of Saunders county:
"Am very favorably impressed with
the whole arrangement of the insti
tute." Supt. J. W. Crabtree of Ashland:
"This is the best institute I have ever
attended and I have attended a good
manytor this reason: The lecture
system supplants the old plan."
Frin. F. C. Taylor of Weeping
Water Academy: "Never saw plan in
vogue before, but am heartily in sym
pathy with it because a few cardinal
ideas are so emphatically presented."
Died At her home, at 509 Marble
street, in this city, at 10:30 o'clock
on Monday night last, Mrs. Lettie
Johuson, widow of the late O. F.
Johnson, of typhoid fever, alter a
Ten days ago the community was
called upon to lay away iu the tomb
tbe husband, and now, sadder still,
tbe wife follows and from the
same fell destroyer. For months de
ceased, with her husband, watched
aud waited at the bedside of their son,
Hallie, who was and is still a sufferer
from this malady; and when tbe boy
grew better and was able to sit up the
husband fell sick, and the faithful
wife, almost worn out by her nightly
and daily vigils, added to her sacrifices
by waiting on him until he passed
away, when she herself succumbed to
an attack from the disease, and after
a week of intense suffering gave up
her lire a martyr to the care of those
Were it not for the well-known con
tageous and fatal character of typhus
fever, one might almost imagine that
same curse had fallen upon this family
so severely have they suffered.
Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of
Jacob Klepser of Nebraska City, and
a sister of Mrs. J. D. Sampson, so long
a resident of this city, and was a
woman of rare kindliness of heart and
the possessor of many christian graces.
She was a devoted member St. Luke's
Episcopal church, and the fuueral ser
vices were held in that church Wednes
day afternoon, Iltrv. II. B. Barcess, tbe
. TT JW Y7 The brxlv was fol
lowed to G.ik hwl cmetet aj a iikv
line of carriages, and deposited in a
rave beside br husband.
Mrs. Johnson leaves her son, Hallie.
still upon a sick bed. and h daughter,
Mrs. G. F. S. Burton, of Pacific Junc
tion, who has been fur weeks in at
tendance upon her mother.
Margaret Fliesher. wife of Jacob
Seybert, of Cullom, ('ass eounty, was
born in Highland county, Virginia,
Jan. 12, 1827, and died March ia. 1S95,
aged sixts-eiRht jearB, two months
and sixteen days.
The deceased was married to Jacob
Seybert in the year 1S51, in Virginia,
where they resided for about seventeen
years. In 1S6S they came to Nebraska
and settled on a farm near Cullom. not
far from Plattsmouth, where they
have lived ever since.
To them were born seven children,
Gve of whom live to mourn the death
of a loving and devoted mother. The
children living are Mrs. Sarah Page,
Camden, Susie, Andrew and William
all of whom reside in this county.
The deceased experienced religion
over forty jears ago and became a
member of the M. E. church. During
her last sickness she knew tbatherend
was drawing near, and exclaimed,"!
have nothing to fear; there is no dark
river to cross."
Tbe funeral services took place at
ber home, conducted by Rev. P. Van
Fleet, who preached an appropriate
sermon from the text, "O, death,
where is thy sting; O, grave, where is
thy victory I"
A great concourse of neighbors and
friends followed ber remains to the
Eight Mile Grove cemetery, where her
body sleeps until the general awaken
Carleton'a Daath Warrant.
The death warrant of Carleton, the
Dodge county murderer, in the form of
an order directing execution of the
sentence of the district court, was pre
pared Thursday by Clerk Campbell of
the supreme court. It is to be sent by
mail to Sheriff Milliken at Fremont.
The date of execution is April 20 and
unless Governor Holcomb interferes,
Carleton will breathe his last on that
day. Friends have been interceding
in bis behalf ever, since the supreme
court affirmed judgment of the lower
court. His case was thoroughly con
sidered by the supreme court, a re
argument having been granted and
tbe facts rehearsed a second time.
$100,000 to loan. National Exchange
Co. See adv't. another column. 14.
WAS QUITE COMPLETE
Plattsmouth Democracy Elected Al
most Everything In Sight.
SCHOOL BOARD CONTEST A TIE.
In the Councllmaulr Fight Every Wa
In tlt City Ittiiurun a Democrat A
Victory Fur Round Muulclpul
(iuvcru uiant Note..
The Plattsmouth democracy gained
almost a complete victory in yester
day's contest at the polls. The result
does not necessarily prove that the
democracy ha won permanent re
cruits at the. expense of the opposition,
but rather it demonstrates that the
people are more interested in a found
municipal government than party,
and that they well forsake their party
candidates when the opposition has
presented men more competent to care
for the city's government. As a whole
the democratic majority on tbecoun
cilmanic ticket was over two hundred,
but it deserved to be so. Every ward
in the town returned a democratic
councilman and in every instance the
party candidate well deserved an elec
tion. Not so with the republican
nominees, for taken as a whole their
ticket was manifestly weak and the
conscientious tax-payer could not give
the ticket his support. The result
should teach the republicans of this
city a lesson, and the local democracy
is well pleased in being able to ad
In the school board contest honors
are even one democrat and one re
publican being chosen. The defeat of
Mrs. SUmtenborouph is accepted with
mucii regret by many, but the women,
whose interest in the schools deserves
to be acknowledged by everybody, ex
pect to nominate one of their sex next
3 ear and will again ask the support of
voters for their candidate.
The vote in the several wards was
first w AUD.
W. J. White, democrat 100
Plurality fur White. .: &,
For webool board
C. D. Cummin
Geo. Houew orth t3
J. I.. Root I'D
C. D. Grime. democrat la
P. 1. lute, republican W
Plurality for Grime. M
For school board
C. D. Cummin..
Geo. House worth l-VI
J. L. Root 1SW
Mra. Stouten borough 125
C. C. Parmele, democrat 118
J. W. Bridge, republican lit
Plurality lor Parmele 3
For school board
C. D. Cummin 158
Geo. Houseworth 130
.7. L. Root 144
Mrs. Stoutenborough 13
jno ArSuucbe. democrat ia
Chas. Ham man, republican 73
For school board
C. D. Cummins !!
Geo. Housewortb 112
J. L. Root 100
Mrs. Stoutenborough 70
J. W. Barwick. democrat CI
A. J. Graves, republican 01
Plurality for Barwick 10
C. D. Cummins 79
Geo. Houseworth 56
J. L. Root ei
TOTAL FOR SCHOOL BOARD.
C. D. Cummins, democrat 5'0
Geo. Houseworth. republican 543
J. L. Root, republican 806
Mm. Stoutenborough. democrat 486
Plurality for Cummins 17
Plurality for Root ISO
NOTES OF THE FRAY.
Charley Grimes didn't receive a vote
in the Third ward. This is Mr. Bates'
The women could have mustered two
hundred more votes had they con
ducted the campaign systematically.
Messrs. Steimker and Hinshaw will
be awfully lonesome in the city coun
cil for the next year. Two republicans
out of ten councilmen will represent
The number of women who voted
yesterday for school board candidates
Is estimated at slightly over two hun
dred. With the proper effort it could
have been four hundred.
Mr. Graves was over-confident. Be-
sides he served as a member of the
Fifth ward election board, which of
itself would bar him from qualifying
even if he secured a majority.
The result in the Fifth ward sur
prised some people, but Mr. Barwick
is the kind of a man to make an ex
cellent councilman and the people of
his ward will iind that they made no
In spite of an adverse majority of at
least sixty, Charles Parmele pulled
through in tbe Third, and it was the
hottest fight of any in the town. In
Mr. Parmele tbe people of the Third
ward will be well represented.
Too much credit can hardly be
given to Mr. P. E. Uuffner for the
quiet, yet effective, organization
which he got together just a day or
two before election. He is a veteran
who knows a thiug or two.
Walter White faced a hot fire in the
First ward all day long, but be secured
the support of the better element and
came out with flying colors. In every
particular Mr. White was his oppon
ent's superior and his election was
The majority accorded Chas. Grimes
in the Second was a splendid one and
demonstrated that the people of his
ward are well satisfied with his coun
cilmanic record. It will take excep
tionally strong timber to even make a
close race against him.
Jno. Gutsche is no experiment; he
has served a term in the council and
tbe people know him to be sound on
every municipal question. His victory
over Mr. H assman was complete, but
it is seriouttly doubtful whether Mr.
II. will tak a tumble that tbe voters
of the Fourth ward do not wish him to
represent them in the city council.
A HOL'JfD Tllr: tOfKT RKOMK.
Sheriff FJkenbary has filed his ap
peal in district court from the allow
ance oft 100 made nim by the county
commissioners for conducting the ex
ecution of Harry Hill four weeks ago
today. The sheriff claims that $300 is
a just remuneration for the job and he
accordingly seeks to recover that
amount. Byron Clark is tbe sheriffs
COTlt. 'W-NTY CO CUT.
terday afternoon irtfc officiated yes-
Mr. Ch ts.Chriswisser andMisa Emun&
Campbell. The groom is a son of Ben
nett Chris wisser. one of Cass county's
best known farmers and a resident of
Rock Bluils precinct. They will make
their home on the groom's farm,
which adjoins that of his father'ii.
The Journal extends its heartiest
COURT ROOM NOTES.
The county commissioners
thelr eluded their labors today for
April session and adjourned.
The claim of J. R. Denson for $40
for services as bailiff at the term or
district court just concluded, was re
jected by the county commissioners on
the ground that Mr. Denson was not
appointed by tbe court and that no
record exists of his eligibility to serve.
I The COst bill ill the Case of State VS.
J as. Lindsay for'357.GS was filed with
the county commissioners Wednesday.
Jurors fees for the entire term of court
amounted to $1,741.20. Of this sum
about $500 can be attributed to the
Lindsay trial, thus bringing the ex
pense of the prosecution up to $1,200.
County Attorney Polk was in Lin
coln Tuesday and appeared before
the supreme court to represent the
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1 Gurley for Pugilist Lindsay's admls
sion to nan. me coun wouia not
agree to a suspension of sentence, but
will pass on the matter of bail at an
early date. In the meantime Llnd
say's attorneys are making prepara
tion to prosecute an appeal from the
verdict of the jury and sentence of
W. J. Hesser, the florist, is the most
persistent advertiser, after his method.
to-wit: by sending out circulars and
price lists, that there is in Cass
county, and in that way he spends
more money for postage than any
business man in the county. He has a
fine stock of plants, shrubs, bulbs and
trees and he knows it, and isn't
afraid to let the world know it. Post
master Fox says Mr. Hesser has cor
respondence with men in almost every
state and in every territory in tbe
union, as a result of his persistent ad
vertising. Syrup of Tar and Wifd Cherry will
cure that cough or cold. Sold only by
ONE TIIINU AND ANOTHER.
Policeman Nick Halter of Omaha, a
former Glenwood boy, while attempt
ing to arrest a man crazed with anger
Saturday came near losing his own
life. He was stabbed in the head and
neck several times and only saved him
self by shooting his assailant through
the leg. Nick is a powerful and fear
less man, but came near meeting his
match this time. Glenwood Opinion.
Halter will be remembered as a for
mer employe in the local B. & M. ma
chine shop, where he labored for some
two years. He Is a striking bi fellow
and is just about ri?ht, both physically
and intellectually, to make an Omaha
Tne best hope of the land owner in
Cass county is through the planting of
fruit trees. The apple is the best pay
ing fruit because it is a fairly sure
producer, and costs the least to care
for it. But cherries and pears also
pay well. Men who have tried fruit
raising and tried it intelligently, both
in Cass county and across the river in
Iowa, are well pleased with the result.
Here is Perry Walker, retired on his
earnings, chiefly from an orchard
which he, nevertheless, allowed to de
cay and die. But instances are too
numerous to mention of success in
fruit raising in Cass county, while the
failures can be counted on the fingers
of one hand, and were manifestly tbe
result of wrong treatment of the trees.
Tbe time to plant orchards is near at
hand for this year. Improve the hoar.
Don't let it pass.
Diphtheria and scarlet fever are
quite prevalent at Havelock. New
cases are reported daily, and there
have been several deaths there in tbe
past few days. The board of health
maintains strict quarantine of the
afflicted families, but tbe council is
considering the advisability of closing
the public schools.
Every resident of eastern Cass
county of any years standing knows
Smith Hines. And if not they oujht
to get acquainted with him. He is a
great big, broad-shouldered, innocent,
good-natured, hard-working, self-indulgent
farmer's boy, reared from a
child In this county, liberal to a fault,
who talks a good deal, but can do more
farm work or husk more corn in a sea-
han anybody else everseen in Ne
cial qualities itm -.,. Smith'a so
deal, but never to the Injury ut
body but himself and the girl he took
to wife. Five years ago Smith moved
to Otoe county, and there last year
his wife got a divorce and the custody
of the two children that have came to
tbera, without protest on his part, and
all he asked was the poor privilege of
seeing tbe little ones once in awhile.
Last January Smith moved back to
Cass county, has taken a farm near
town and means to recoup his fortunes
by hard work and temperate living;
and this latter he has shown his ability
to accomplish in a most creditable
manner. Will the Nebraska City
News, which has taken many liberties
with his name, now give him credit
with acting tbe part of a good citizen?
"There is a rumor in circulation,"
says the Nebraska City News, "that
the Missouri Pacific intends moving
its machine shops from Hiawatha,
Kansas, to some point in Nebraska,
and Auburn seems to be the favored
point. It seems to us that with a little
hard work on the part of our leading
citizens the shops can be secured for
this city. The company has sufficient
grounds here for the location and we
surely can offer inducements sufficient
for the company to consider this point.
If we can secure these repair shops it
will mean a great deal for us in fact
it will put us far in the lead as the
third city in the state."
The above is quite as applicable to
Plattsmouth as to Nebraska City, and
It deserves the attention of the wide
The republican legislature drove
two nails In the coffin of that party by
passing the partisan Omaha police
commission bill and the bill taking
from the governor and giving to the
secretary of state the power to
designate what newspapers the notices
of constitutional amendments shall be
printed in. Both bills are perniciously
partisan and can not be justified on
the ground of public good.
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two months, was taken to Nebraska
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I Grandfather. Jacob KleDSBr.
OYER A WIDE FIELD.
The Wolfs Worked Their Swindle
Down at Falls City.
The Man Who Had Flta.
In response to a query as to a money
order sent from Sargent, this state, to
this city and made payable to the now
famous "Mrs. E. Wolf," Postmaster
Fox received the following Monday:
Sabqzkt, Neb., March 29th, 195.
Postmaster, Plattsmouth, Neb. : Dear Sir
Yours of the 2Sth received. The money-order
referred to was sent by myself In accordance
with a request received by mall from Mrs. E.
Wolf, mailed from Council Bluffs. She mailed
me an order drawn on this office for tT.10, af
which Win. Cade, of Falls City, was tha re
mitter, and requested an order sent her on the
ofice at Plattsmouth, lets the fee. I have for
warded several letters to her at Council Bluffs,
but am satisfied that no person of that name
ver lived In this vicinity, and am not per
sonally acquainted with her. Yours truly,
J. . McCbat, Postmaster.
The letter adds new light on the
subject and7 shows that the Wolfs'
have pursued their swindles over even
a wider territory than was a first sup
posed. 1c is safe to say that Wolf has
had "fits" and worked up sympathy
and a fat contribution In scores of
towns in eastern Nebraska during the
last several weeks. Although a rank
swindle, the federal authorities bare
not yet put him behind the bars.
Whare Is Beeper ?
People who live over on the Iowa
bottoms just opposite this city are con
siderably worked up over tbe disap
pearance of a man named Seeger; a
son-in-law of Aleck Powell, an old
resident of that neighborhood. Seeger
is the fellow who walked into this city
some time last fall and was found to
be mentally unbalanced. He had been
away on a three month's tramp and
had given his relatives no warning of
his whereabouts. The father-in-law
took him home and since then be has
lived on tbe Iowa bottoms, although
his mental ailment has shown no im
provement. On Saturday he was seen
standing close to the river bank at a
point where the current was cutting
out the earth. This is the last trace
of which the relatives are in posses
sion, and it is feared that he has
fallen into the current, only to be car
ried under and drowned. A syste
matic search has been organized but
the relatives have little faith in find
ing him alive.
111 Rain II aa Come.
within aoou. rys.c(
hour3. Like a benison it came to
bless and happify the land. Daring
the past two weeks the frost has left
the ground, and the farmer has neen
busy putting in his crop of spring
wheat, oats and barley, l he groan a
was moist enough when stirred up
with a harrow, but during the last few
days the warm sun and a stiff breeze
dried it out so rapidly that it began to
move off in clouds of dust, and gloom
was fast taking the place of confident
hope. It was observed that winter
wheat and rye, although it naa
weathered the storms and frosts in
good condition, was now needing
moisture to brighten np and give lite
and vigor to the weaker stalks to keep
them from dying under the sun's warm
rays. Saturday night, however, all
this dread and gloom was changed into
the brightest hopes and anticipations;
for near midnight a good rain set m,
thoroughly wetting the ground several
inches in depth, and this process was
again repeated Sunday evening. This
rain has given assurance of a splendid
start for a harvest of cereals all over
northern and eastern Nebraska, and
has made the farmers smile with glad
ness. Tna Mortgage Record.
March is the month of all months
for the filing of mortgages, but not
withstanding that fact Cass county a
showing ior tne moniu u.cuUv-
- 1 n excellent one. nere are
I Farm property niea, iw,.i
released, $78,292.00. Town propenj
I filed, $3,843.67; reieasea, .,ua.oo.
I Chattel mortgages nieu,
I n,K;a io ruA h.of nme of the year to
pajntyour bouses, barns and fences,
p. g. Fricke & Co., keep a full stock
f tb beaf prepared pains in the mar-
I Vaf of iotr nrirps.
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Last fall we were told that we could
not borrow money or renew loans if
Holcomb was elected governor, never-
I ihfiiesa. I now have money to loan on
good farm security, at a less rate than
- ever before. Write Or C.11I unu uco wo
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