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"JSJ? JUST AND FEAR NOT."
PLATTS3I0UTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY MAY 23. 18.)5.
VOL. 14, SO. 22.
IF PAID IN AUVAIiCE.
t'au t'ouutj 'n Fatuous Hall Club 1 Treat
ed to Soap Otoe Couuty 3.
. Cut County 4.
It was a weary and disgusted crowd
of county officials that returned home
from Nebraska City last Friday morn
ing, after the ball game. The Cass
county contingent were sore and
weary, and cried for solitude and a
back alley. 'Twere a fitting end for
this vain glorious crowd of braggarts
and boasters that they came in with
the dawn. Well was it for them that
they came not back when men were
awake and plotting to destroy this
outfit that claimed to represent the
people of old Cass. Shades of the
dead and goue, but these officials are
truly bummy. In all this broad uni
verse it is doubtful if a more wretched
miserable, undeserving lot of mis
creants exist. To think, here in the
legitimate home of base ball, in a
neighborhood teeming to overflowing
with patriotic thoughts, we should so
far forget ourselves as to send this
collection of lost manhood and debili
tated vitality forth to do battle for
the right. Has it come to this, my
countrymen? Are we so debased as
to selict county officials of such de
graded calibre? And against whom
go these relics of the past? Verily,
against a stone wall. .Look ye, Paul
ine, we like this not.., When Otoe
county elects officers like Wilheloiy,
Il-os, Shanot and Hickey we feel it is
too late, too late for benighted Cass to
be up and doing. As long as the Otoe
officials are Paul Jessen. Fred Hoeble,
Sctt Hale and the like, we feel kind
ly x ;ward them, but they were not
all thus. Of course old Cass is really
to blitue for ttiis little oversight. It
did take on two players who were not
in the court honae nor yet of it, but
great Scott, they didn't import their
whole team. The had A. Jacob Be
soa, rising like a smoke house iu a
rain storm in the legal profession, for
catcher; Frank Dickson, who has had
aspirations of the county treasurer
ship but has them no more, for pitcher;
James K. Pollock, well and favorably
known as "Boliver," for first base;
Sammy Patterson, a relic of the de
funct league club, second base; C.Dal
las Grimes, better known as "Pale
Face Charley," third base; Dr. W. II.
II. Dearing, a compounder of base
hits, short stop; Prof. Geo. Farley, a
particular friend of the umpire, left;
"Brick" Swearingen, known as "Red
Faced Willie." center; and C. Becil
Jack, alias "liome-run" Jack, in right.
The Otoes were not wh Uy known to
ye reporter, but included Paul Jesseu,
known as "Sweet Faced Jessie,"
catcher; Fred Hoebel, alias "Old Type
writer Keys," pitcher; Wilhelmy, first
name unknown, first base; a dilap
idated relic of the stone age, second
base; "Shorty" Shanot, a ball player,
third base; Roos,"OId Wheels," short;
Hickey, of Auburn and Podunk, left;
llale, another cripple of the ice age,
center; and a native of Greggsport,
right. "Willie" Green umpired the
slaughter to the dissatisfaction of the
crowd and players. Of the game it
self "nuf sed." There was never any
doubt of the result, it was murder all
through. Plattsmouth used three
"pitchers," viz: Dickson, Grimes and
Patterson . Of the three it is needless
to say Dickson was the best, so the
people can judge how bad the others
were. The general all-around playing
of the teams was something never be
fore equalled and probably never will
be. It was too vile for pen or tongue.
The principal vile work was done by
Beeson, Dickson, Pollock, Patterson,
Grimes, Dealing, Farley, Swearingen
and Jack, though Otoe county did
some. The batting was done by Sha
not, Wilhelmy, Hickey, Ross, Jessen
and Hoebel for Otoe, and Farley and
Jack for Cass. Green, for himself,
shone resplendent when striking Far
ley out. and won well-merited ap
plause for his clever work back of the
box. The score is appended below.
Explanation would be superfluous.
ABide from the game a royal time was
had. The Otoes made life pleasant
for the boys from Cass, treating them
like kings. Nay, more, it is rumored
that the smiles of some of the fair
maids of the city were responsible for
sundry errors piled up on the lo3icg
side, as fair maids were as numerous
at the game as strawberries in the
springtime. About one thousand peo
ple attended the taking off. The Otoes
are due here in two weeks, and we
wont do a thing to them. Oh, no, not
a thing. The score:
C&is County, 1 2 0 3 6 3 3 2 6-
Otoe County 484926321
Arotpt Hie Clialleuce.
Nebraska City News.
When the coal miners of Cass county
came down and attempted to defeat
the officials of Otoe at a game of base
ball it made Col. Matt Gering so mad
that he issued a challenge on behalf
of the lawyers of Cass county and said
they could defeat the disciples of
Blackstone in Otoe and not half try.
Matt evidently did not know the tem
per of our lawyers or he would not
have been so reckless. The challenge
as issued is that no one be permitted
to play except he is a regular practi
tioner and in good standing according
to the opinion of the judge of the dis
trict court. Saturday evening Attor
ney Clary called at the News office aud
said our attorneys would accept the
challenge and were ready for the fray,
without waiting for practice or the
importation of uew lawyers. Cass can
name the day and our boys will be on
While the nine has not yet been se
lected it will most likely consist of
Jessen, Hoebel, Clary. Beach, Hutch
inson, Rooney, Moran, Black and
Leigh, with Watson, Warren and Mor
gan as substitutes and Hay ward as
mascot. The supreme court might be
induced to come down and act as um
Tht Canning Company Case.
In the district court, the case be
tween the stockholders of the old
Plattsmouth Canning Company has
been holding forth several days the
first of the week. It appears that the
directors and officers of the concern
had executed their individual notes to
raise money to carry on the business.
At the saoi6 time they took a mortgage
on the plant to protect themselves.
The notes bad been renewed numerous
times and finally were paid by the
signers. Three years ago the mort
gage was foreclosed in a warmly con
tested case which was carried to the
supreme court and recently affirmed.
After the sale of the property there
were debts up into the thousands of
dollars, unsatisfied and which those
directors and officers had paid out of
their individual pockets. Their suit
is brought against the balance of the
stockholders to recover their prorated
share of the debts. The defense is
that the directors were not authorized
to give their individual notes and
also that there were profits during part
of the time that has not been ac
counted for. Many knotty legal ques
tions aro&e during the trial. The case
will probably go to the supreme court
by whichever side is unsuccussful at
the present hearing.
Th CiJrU MUalng
Nebraska City Nw.
Some time ago the News published
the particulars about the mysterious
disappearance of the two Chambers
children, who lived near McPaul. It
will be remembered that they were
traced to the Missouri river, then one
track led to the Missouri river and all
trace was lost. For some time it wan
thought they entered a boat and were
ferried across the river, probably for
the purpose of being taken to their
father's, who is supposed to live in
this state. From parties who live in
the neighborhood of McPaul we learn
that all the relatives of the missing
children have been communicated
with but no trace of them could be
found, and our informant also said
that it was the general opinion of the
people in that vicinity that the two
girls had committed suicide. At least
their disappearance is very myster
ious. A body of a girl was found at Iowa
Point Monday, r.nd it is thought to be
that of one of the girls that has been
missing from Perciva.1 for some time
The body of a 17-year-old girl was
found yesterday afternoon at Nemaha
City and it answers the description of
one of the missing girls.
State of Ohio, City of
Toledo, Lucas Co. J hS
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of F.
J. Cheney & 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 each
and every case of catarrh that cannot
be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Frank J. Ciiexey.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
in my presence, this 6th day of Decem
ber, A. D. 188G.
eeal: A. W. Gleason.
Hall's Catarrh cure is taken inter
nally and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Send for testimonials, free.
c J-?nEN.KY & cm Toledo, O.
STSold by druggists, 75c,
AKOUNII TUt: COIIKT ROOMS.
Attorney Maxwell, of Omaha, was
attending district court the first of
Wm. Delesdemier, of Elmwood, was
attending legal matters in the district
court the first of the week.
Messrs. Jeary and Stevens of Elm
wood were in attendance at district
court on Tuesday as witnesses in the
case of Miller vs. Miller.
V. Morton Smith is to be the de
fendant in a criminal libel suit for
defamation of character. Prof. Croan
of the Western Normal school at Lin
coln will make the complaint.
J. Haydon Burns, of Omaha, the
celebrated law book salesman, was
around the court rooms this week.
He is now traveling for Edward
Thompson company, iu the interest of
their new publication on pleading and
Allen J. Beeson aud B. Cecil Jack,
two candidates for admission to the
bar, were examined by the bar com
mittee and duly admitted to practice.
The young men are said to have
passed very creditable examinations.
Charles McCord, who was arrested
several days ago charged with firing
the building which caused the destruc
tion of the entire busiuess portion of
the village of Ceresco, Saunders
county, by fire on the morning of May
10th, was brought before a justice at
Ceresco and given a hearing yester
day. It resulted in his being bound
over to the district court and his bond
placed at 12,000, in default ot which
he was taken back to jail at Wahoo to
!! jitlcn of Mr. and Mm. W.J. llryan.
At the palatial residence of Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Waugh in this city last
Friday evening, the Woman's club
with their invited guests were highly
entertained. The main feature of the
evening was Mrs. Bryan's discourse
on "Gladstone," which was both in
structive and pleasing. After the
literary program whs concluded, the
gentlemen guests arrived, and among
whom was ex-l'-ongressmsn Bryan.
The balance of the evening was de
voted to an informal reception to Mr.
and Mrs. Bryan, supplemented by re
freshments. Enjoyment reigned su
preuiv throughout the evening. The
hospitality of host and hostess, which
added so much to the pleasure of the
occasion, will long be remembered by
llljfti Scliuvl ( ouiiiieiiC-rinriit.
The commencement exercises of tne
city schools will be held at White's
opera house on next Thursday even
ing. May GO. A class of ten, com
posed of Luke Wiles, Wm. Baird. Min
nie White, Blanch Kennedy, Laura
Gault, Anna Sullivan, Maud Rennie,
Mattie Carmack, Rose Hyers and Ma
tilda Vallery, will be graduated. On
the following evening Friday the
class will be addressed and the diplo
mas awarded by the Hon. A. P. Marble,
at the Presbyterian church.
The class of 95 will be banqueted at
the Hotel Riley on the evening of J une
4th by the members of the alumni
AT M'COl'Kf'S OKOCKKT.
Orcx-srlm At Cot atul Lea Anything to
t!t Oat Or the Itunliirk.
A few sample prices are given be
low: Teas Best Moyune and Gunpowder
tea, 60c.; cost 75c.
Best uncolored Japan, 40c; cost 40c.
Great reduction in the price of flour.
Best canned corn, 10c, cost 10c.
Is bound to sell out and offers every
thing at cost.
A OKEAT DRIVE IN TOILET SOAl'S.
Has a large stock, and will sell for
cost or less. Has a special diive in
Graham toilets. Call, ladies, for
fur. Channel Ice.
Having procured my ice from the
center of the river channel, I feel war
ranted in guaranteeing that my pat
rons wlli get the best and purest on the
market. Delivered frew throughout
the season to all parts of the city.
Leave orders at 'the grocery stores of
P. J. Hansen or Zuckweiler & Lutx.
IS Geo. Poisall.
Magnet Chemical. Co.
Gentlemen: Of the many Pile pre
parations which I. have used I found
none to do the work bo quick and com
plete as Magnet Pile Killer, it is
a "quick relief and positive cure," as
you say. Very gratefully yours,
ALrnEus M. Price,
Traveling Salesman, Maryville, Mo.
For sale by Gering & Co.
Leave your order for the season's ice
Income Tax Bi-ml.
The supreme court has finally de
cided that the income tax is uncon
stitutional, and this disposes of it. But
while it is true that the chief opposi
tion to the income tax arose from this
feeling of repugnance against employ
ing that power of government in times
of peace, there are few w ho will believe
that the men who wrote the constitu
tion of the United States ever meant
to exempt the plutocrats of the country
from paying their just share when it
was necessary to raise large revenues
iu a short time. The fact of the mat
ter is that the federal court is simply
setting at naught the real intent of
the constitution, which evidently re
served to the government the power
and authority to do whatever it deemed
necessary whenever any grave emer
gency confronted it even to the for
feit of the life and property of the
individual citizen. This action of the
court only tends to intensify the belief
that the influence which surround the
judiciary of the federal tribunals are
not the influences that are for the best
interests of the masses as was but
recently indicated in the decision in
favor of the sugar trust and the tele
phone mouopoly. The decision in
dulges in sophistical argumenton what
constitutes a direct tax, and evolves a
conclusion so evidently at variance
with what must have evidently been
the intent of the authors of the con
stitution when they put in the clause
requiring the apportionment of direct
taxes among the states, that it seems
aluiostludicrous. The decision invests
one sort of property with an exemp
tion that must tend to increase its
value as compared with other forms,
which is clearly op! osed to public pol
icy. Kuurrtl of Airs. Vallery.
The funeral of Mary, wife of Jacob
Vallery. Sr., occurred from the family
home south of this city on Friday
afternoon last, and was largely at
tended from this city and the sur
rounding country. The procession to
the cemetery w as the largt st Been in
the county. in the neighborhood of a
hundred a fifty vehicles being in line.
The iuternoeut was at Oak Hill.
Hot of Letter
Remaining unclaimed in the uostoffice
at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, May 22,
Adams. M5 Luhi MHler. W L
Lone. Mrs I McNeil, Mi Matlie
Persona calling for any of the above
letters or parcels will please say "ad
vertised." W. K. Fox, P. M.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am making a genuiue effort to close
out my business here, so that I can
joiu my family in California soon.
Therefore I must not only sell my
goods cheap, but I must close all run
ning accounts and sell for cash. Those
of my friends whom I have been carry
ing should appreciate this fact and
call aud settle up at once. Friendship
cannot continue long unless it is
mutual. Call and see me.
Willi Has I'u re lc.
In addition to having an ice house
well filled with the purest kind of
channel ice obtainable, Wlite&Co.
have the most competent deliveryman
in the city. People who are discom
moded every summer by an ill-mannered
"ice man" should let us deliver
their ice. Leave orders at White's
general merchandise store.
F. S. WniTE & Co.
FA KM LOANS.
Last fall we were told that we could
not borrow money or renew loans if
Holcomb was elected governor. Never
theless, I now have money to loan on
good farm security, at a less rate than
ever before. Write or call and see me
if you desire a loan. J.M.Leypa,
12-3m Plattsmouth, Neb.
The Journal, invites the merchants
of Plattsmouth tw use its columns to
advertise their wares. We know that
it reaches the people who are to buy
of them or of. some other dealers. The
farmers have begun stocking up for
spring and summer. Now is time to
invite thesn to buy of you. There is
no doubt but you can Bell goods at
prices they can afford to buy for, and
the only question is, will you make the
Invitation so that they will see it and
take advantage of it. Make a trial of
The Journal's columns, and you
will be pleased with the results, sure.
Having secured a large amount of
hams and bacon before the advance in
prices, I am able to sell same at 10 and
12 cents per pound. Your patronage
8 J. C. Petersen.
IN AND AROUND TIIE TOWN.
Dr. Marshall, DI1NTI8T Fitzger
Gering & Co., sell the Muuyon
L?ave your order for the season's ice
Headquarters for cheese at Weck
Two packages of Arbuckle's coffee,
45c, at McCourt's.
New and fresh groceries every day
at A. II. Weckbach's.
Al. Timbliu.of Weeping Water, was
in Plattsmouth yesterday.
T. V. Davis, of Murray, was a Platts
mouth visitor on Saturday.
II. Guy Livingston was an Omaha
passenger Tuesday morning.
Jacob Vallery, Jr., of this city, was
doing business in Omaha Tuesday.
W. L. Browne, of Lincoln, was a
Plattsmouth visitor on Monday last.
The"Plan Sifter"flour is the popular
brand. ABk for it from your grocer.
Coroner Clements of Elmwood was
a PJattfcmouth visitor on Tuesday last.
Graham Bros.' toilet soaps the fin
est in the world at cost at McCourt's.
Leave your orders for job work with
The Journal, an artistic job guar
anteed. The boys say that Jake Beeson has
taken the agency for a lightning grease
Tom Walling, abstractor of titles,
Todd block. Guarantees accuracy of
all his work. 25tf.
Fred Gorder of Weeping Water was
attending to business in Plattemouth
on Tuesday last.
When you paint your house, barn or
vehicles, get the best paint. F. G.
Fricke & Co. seh it. 29
O. A. Brown has opened up an ice
cream parlor and fruit store at Scbu
loff & Co's. old stand.
Other firms may come and go, but
Herold & Soa, the old reliable diy
goods house, keeps on forever.
Buy the improved Singersewing ma
chine. Anton Trillity, local agent,
office in Unruh's furniture store.
Judges of good cigars agree that the
Exquisitos is one of the best nickel
cigars in the market. Ask for them.
K. H. Wooley of Lincoln has been a
Plattsmouth visitor during the week,
attending matters before the district
The "O. K." bath rooms will re
main open on Sundays until 12 o'clock
(noon.) Best baths in the city. Price
Frank Boyd and daughter left last
week for Harrisburg,Ohio, on account
of the serious illness of Mr. Boyd's
Eagle and Eclipse bicycles sold by T.
E. Parmele, agent. Agency at Smith
& Parmele'a drug store. See him be
fore buying. In
Invitations are out announcing the
wedding of John Hartigan, formerly
of this city, to Mits Brown of Hast
ings, Neb. The day set is June 5.
McCourt has just received from his
fruit farm at San Jacinto, Cal., a con
signment of fine evaporated apricots,
to be sold at 10c cost laid down. 8
Fred N. Mulertz.of Council Bluffs,
was in the city on Tuesday, in the
interests of Carey's automatic stock
fountain, a watering device for stock.
Choice canned fruits and vegetables,
such as raspberries, strawberries,
blackberries, plums, beans and peas
at 10 cents a can. Zuckweiler & Lutz.
The Sherwin-Williams prepared
paint covers most, looks best, wears
longest, is most economical and of full
measure. Sold by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Landlord Coates, of the Hotel Riley,
entertained a number of the "elite"
at a social dancing party on Tuesday
evening, and a very pleasant time is
Master Howard Dearing entertained
a number of his juvenile friends at a
party on Monday afternoon, the oc
casion being his twelfth birthday an
niversary. This is the best time of the year to
paint your houses, barns and fences.
F. G. Fricke & Co., keep a full stock
of the best prepared paints in the mar
ket, at low prices.
A Story & Camp organ, in first class
condition, good as new, to trade for a
good fresh cow. Apply to Mrs. G.F
S. Burton, Marble street, Plattsmouth,
or postoflice box 103.
Capt. Palmer and Jos. A. Conner of
Omaha were in attendance of the dis
trict court the first of the week. They
are interested in the canning company
case that was being tried.
Bishop Bonacum, of Lincoln, will
be here on Sunday and hold confirma
tion services at St. John's Catholic
church. A large attendance from
neighboring towns is expected.
The "Thurston Rifles," Omaha's
crack military company, won first prize
at the national drill at Memphis on
Tuesday, and the "Omaha Guards"
won first prize in the Gatling gun
The premium lists of the state fair
have been distributed about the city.
The prerriams are ud usually liberal,
especially in the speed department,
and the indications are that the state
fair this year will be bigger and better
The new social organization, the
"Commercial Club," are having the
suite of rooms on the second floor of
the Carrutb building repaired and
fitted up for their club headquarters,
and when completed will have very
Mrs. H. N. Dovey entertained a
party of lady friends yesterday after
noon at her comfortable home on
north Fourth street, the affair being
in honor of Mrs. Parkhill, her aunt,
Mrs. Knapp, of Shenandoah, Iowa,
her mother, and Grandma Dovey. A
very pleasant time is reported.
The many friends and neighbors of
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Buck, residing
in th6 vicinity of Union, intend ten
dering them a surprise party today,
and among the people from this city
who will attend are Mr. and Mrs. Davis
and Judge and Mrs. B. 8. Ramsey.
Mr. and Mrs. Buck are among the old
settlers in Cass county, having located
here in the early 50's.
Mrs. Eva Mary Schlander, wife of
Jacob Schlander, died at 2:10 Tuesday
morning at the the home of her son-in-law,
P. J. Vallery, after a tedious
illness of many weeks. The deceased
was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Ger
many, seventy-four years ago. She re
moved with her husband to this county
In the early days. Her husband and
three daughters, Mrs. P. J. Vallery,
Mrs. John Bergmann and Elizabeth
Schlander survive her. The funeral
will take place from the residence at 2
p. m. today and the internment will be
made at Oak Hill cemetery In this
The Nebraska City Press has re
cently come into possession of a poli
tical correspondent np in this end of
the second judicial district, who be
lieves that prospects for republican suc
cess next fall have a roseate hue. This
correspondent is evidently whistling
to keep up his courage, because the
prospects for republican success next
fall in the second judicial district are
about as pleasant to contemplate,
from a republican point of view, as the
latter end of a mis-spent life. It ap
pears rather strange that this political
prophet finds it necessary to go down
to Nebraska City to have his views
published, but if he is in such bad
odor with the newspaper press of his
own town as to make this course com
pulsory he must certainly be rotten.
Fresldant or the Goaney Ur Stock Com
Magnet Chemical Co.
Gentlemen: I have for months been
a sufferer from Itching Piles, and tried
numerous so-called remedies which
did me no good. I procured a box of
Magnet Pile Killek, and I confess
the first application gave me great re
lief, and while I feel I am not entirely
cured, I believe that before I have the
entire box used I will be well.
To every one suffering with this un
pleasant disease I sincerely recommend
Maoket Pile Killer.
Yours Truly, Sam Gosney,
South Omaha, Neb.
Pres. GosneyLive Stock Company.
Nine days later Mr. Gosney writes:
"I am entirely cured of the Piles and
Magnet Pile Killer did it."
For sale by Gering & Co.
tl00,000 to loan. National Exchange
Co. See adv't. another column. 14.
There is no doubt but what Cass
county will have a good crop,
and in view of this fact we wil1
Paints and Oil
At prices too low to mention.
You all know that "paint points
to prosperity," so be sure and
paint your house and barn.
Gering & Co.
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