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1J57 JUST AND FEAR NOT."
VOL. M. NO. 25.
P L A.TTSMOUTH. NEBHASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 13. 189,5.
81 PEK YEAR.
1U1 IF PAID IN ADVANCE.
D A HI
THE "KID" WINS.
Harry Edghill, the Boy Wonder,
Captures the First Prize.
SATURDAY'S BASE BALL OA21E.
Cd,ir Crrtk Heat I'lattstnouth lu a Close
and Kxrliiug: tiauie Children" I;iy
at the Churche A Oulet
The lltff IU cycle Kace Knded.
A crowd of nearly seven thousand
people tilled every available inch of
space in the coliseum building at Om
aha Saturday evening to witness the
cloe of the six-day bicycle race.
Never in the history of bicycle racing
in this state has so much interest been
manifested. The friends of the sev
eral riders were there by hundreds to
cheer and encourage their favorites.
The wonderful lov phenomenon,
Edgill. had thousands of admirers in
the crowd, and they kept things lively
all the time.
E lzhill. Preilrirrkson. Hollow ay,Gad
ke and HeiLuian were the only riders
Saturday night, the others having
dropped out. Hollow a a?ain set the
pace and was closely follow td by the
other contestants. Edghill, having a
cinch on first place, was contented for
a time to remain a few feet behind
the second man. Fredrickson. but lie
iiually responded to the repeated calls
of his friends to take the lead. He
made a wonderful spurt and shot
ahead of the leaders, but in attempt
ing to irain the inside of the track his
tires slipped and he was thrown from
his wheel, losing a lap by bis fall.
Hollow ay and Frederickson were
forginc ahead at a scorching pace
toward the finish when "Happy" had
he misfortune to puncture a tire, but
rode several laps before dismounting.
Had this accident not occurred he
would undoubtedly have won the
time prize Saturday night. The fol
low ine are the positions of the riders
and number of miles they iode during
the w eek:
51 1 LKS LAI'S
Edghill L1W 4
Fredericks. n 2S 0
Hollow ay 27 1
Gadke -71 (
It is reported that a Sixteenth street
cigar manufacturer has 4h) that he is
w illing to put up on Happy if a race
can be arranged between him and
either Edghill or Frederickson.
Edghiil, the winner in the race is
a Western Union messenger boy, aged
seventeen years, and by his victory
Saturday night has demonstrated that
he is one of the world's greatest ama
Flattsmouth people have good reas
ors to feel proud of their representa
tive in the race, and had it not been
for several unfortunate falls, Harvey
Ilolloway would have been an easy
second, at least. He has shown the
Omaha people that good bicycle riders
exi9t outside of that city and in future
contests will be a dangerous rival lor
any of them.
The state bicvele meet occurs at
Kearney July 4th and Happy in
tends to be there. There will be sev
eral valuable prizes and the state
championship to be ridden for, and
Happy will undoubtedly bring home
sDir e prizes, and in all probability the
A Hot Hall Game.
An aggregation of farmers came in
from Cedar Creek Saturday and played
a game of ball w ith Gerky Green's
colts, and when the aforesaid farmers
returned to their rural homes they had
the scalps of nine Flattsmouthites
dangling from their belts. They said
they were farmers and their looks cer
tainly did not belie their assertion, but
ye gods ! how they played ball ! It
made such old veterans as "Wbitey7
Miller and Jack Schulhoff think of
the days when they played ball in the
The Flattsmouth boys hit the bal
hard and often enough, but they might
as well have batted it against a stone
wall as to knock it out in the field
"Will Graves was in the box for the vis
itors and Steve Frans officiated behind
the bat. They did very good work
and their support was excellent
Had Miller and Whitey Miller did the
-twirling for the locals, while Phil
Egan did the catching, and if their
foipport. had not been so ragged the
Flattsmouth boys would not have
ben defeated. In the third in
ning the locals made a play that
would be a credit to any eastern league
club. The visitors were at bat and
hadlnade four ruus with no one out
and had a runner on both first and sec
ond bases. A hot liner was batted to
Had. Miller in the box. It was so
speedy that it nearly lifted him out of
he diamond. But he hung onto It
and threw it to Miller at first, who in
urn sent it to Porter at second, mak
ng as neat a triple play as one will
see in a life time. The two hundred
eople present were wild with
delight. At the end of the fourth in
ning the score stood five to seven in
favor of the locals, but in the next in
ning the visitors put on their batting
clothes and pounded out seven runs.
This was too much for "Gerkey V
colts to overcome, and at the conclu
sion of the game the score was eleven
to eighteen in favor of Cedar Creek.
Louie Reiuhaekel umpired the game
and on several occasions his decisions
called forth some unkind remarks by
the players. At one time it looked as
though he would be annihilated by a
vicious man from Cedar Creek. The
wind was blowing the dust all over
the diamond and no doubt .Louie's
vision was somewhat affected. But he
endeavored to be fair and, as he
evened matters up on both sides, he
should be forgiven.
The following is the
SCORE BY IN'NIN'CS:
PlattsmoiUh 11321110 1-11
Cedar Creek 01407113 1-1S
Wfre Afraid to Come (r,
The recent heavy rains have caused
the river to rise considerably and the
sand bars in the Platte river near the
ferry landing are completely covered
with water. Tuesday afternoon two
strangers in a buggy wanted to come
over to this side, but in order to reach
the ferry landing they were compelled
to drive through the water for a con
siderable distance. They w ere getting
along all right when the water began
coming into the buggy, and the occu
pants thought it time to vacate. They
both jumped out and waded back to
shore. The buggy, relieved of their
weight, swung around in the swift cur
rent and buggy and horses were forced
into swift water. The w ere carried
down stream about half a mile until
they struck a submerged bar, where
they stopped. And at last accounts
they were there yet.
Out on Hail.
Informations were yesterday filed in
Omaha against James Ish and Mabel
Ish, his wife, charging the former with
murder and the latter with man
slaughter, both papers being sworn to
by Sergeant Whalen. The two pris
oners were at once arraigned before
Judge Berka and waived preliminary
examination. Mrs. Ish was admitted
to bail in the sum of So, (KM), and her
bond was at once signed by D. M. Bu
ger, her father, and Mrs. Martha ish,
the mother of Ish. The judge at first
refused to release Ish on bail, but up
on instructions from the count' attor
ney, he fixed Islrs bond at $2-3,000,
which was furnished by the accused
man's mother, who qualified in the
sum of $50,000, and the couple were
givea their liberty.
A Dollar Saved His Idfe.
Conductor Pete Bergantzle of the
C, B. ik. Q., running a freight train
between Nebraska City and lied Oak,
Iowa, met with a serious accident last
Monday evening. He went into his
closet in the caboose to change his
coat and in taking it from the hook,
knocked a belt, containing his re
volver, a 44-calibre, to the floor. A
cartridge was exploded, the ball enter
ing his right leg just above the ankle
and coming out at his groin near the
lower part of his trousers' pocket. In
his pocket were two silver dollars and
the bullet struck one of these, which
prevented it from entering his bowels.
It's lucky for Mr. Bergantzle that he
isn't a Flattsmouth newspaper man.
A Mad Ilereaveiiifcnt.
Mrs. Charles W. Spenco of Louis
villedied last Thursday quite sud
denly, of inflamation of the bowels,
aged thirty-six years, leaving a family
of seven small children to be cared for
by her -husband and friend3. Her
maiden name was Jane Ingram, she
being the daughter of Adam Ingram,
one of the pioneers of that precinct.
The funeral, whicn was largely at
tended, occurred on Friday, the burial
being made in the Walradt cemetery.
She was a member of the M.E. church
for years. The sympathies of the
whole community go out to the be
reaved family in their great loss.
Burwell expects to secure a beet
sugar factory without putting up a
bonus. All the citizens have to do is
to guarantee 3,000 acres of beets the
Cass County's Assessed Valuation as
Compared With Last Year's.
HARVEY GETS HIS GOLD WATCH
Hut Iutdvud or a Flue iold One It YVaa
Ouly a Cheap Imitation, aud lie
Seat It Hack to lleyden Lo
Cat County' Amteed Valuation.
The assessors for the different pre
cincts of the county have completed
the work and returnsd the books to the
county clerk. A perusal of the figures
will show that in the assessments for
this year and those for 1S94 there is
but little difference. The board of
equalization is now in session and they
may change the figures a little. The
returns as made by the assessors are
Salt Creek 3s,?W
Greenwood 31, Id
Stove Creek ."3,096
El in wood 37.430
south llen.l UCtf
W ee pi n g Water 1 6.-33
Ml. Pleasant oT.CVO
Eight Mile Urove l!.i-!
Hock 11 luffs 27.CK
Weeplm; Water 1st ward 1 l.tCJ
Weepl n,? Water tid ward 25.0;
Weepin? Water 3d ward
IIattsmuih 1st ward 45,4.V
Flattsmouth 2d ward li'.0."2
riatlsmouth 3d w ard 20,523
Platnanouth 4th ward 4'J.Hl
Plattsruouth ..th ward
Total valuation (751, C2C
Salt Creek ll,47u
Stove Creek 1 j2S
South lieud , 113,773
Weei iiii: W ater H7.113
Louifcvllle .. TS.O'.'T
ML Pleasant 157.77U
EiuhtMile Grove 151.W7
Kock Whiffs 202.275
TVN ANI CITY LOTS.
Plait-mouth. 1st ward P9.1-S
PlattMuouth 2d ward 74.470
Plattnuouth 3d ward fci237
PlattMiiouth 4th ward 1 W.'Sl'
Platlsmouth 5th w ard 46.75W
Weeping Water lt w ard .. 3,410
Weeping "Water 2d ward 5,101
Weeping Water 3d ward 1.675
Addition - !.'
outh Uend 2,31
Elm wood 2,t;V
Uock Itluffw 1,229
Total valuation e.-4.V64
( J raud total n.605,2yl
Last year the total assessed valua
tion of the county was as follows:
Personal ? K,.lX2
Town and city lots C18.CW
U Too Liberal.
Some men are capable of doing very
small acts, but Fd. Ileyden of Omaha
is entitled to the belt. He is the man
who managed the six-day bicycle race
in Omaha last week, and the affair
was a big financial success, the net
receipts amounting to three or four
thousand dollars. As an inducement
to the riders who participated in the
race he offered several good prizes,
the first being a one hundred dollar
bicycle and the second an eighty-five
dollar wheel, while the third man was
to receive a fifty-dollar gold watch.
Harvey Ilolloway of this city, who was
the only rider in the race who did not
live in Omaha, was the third man to
finish, and was entitled to the third
prize. Harvey received his watch the
other day and, upon examining it,
found that, instead of sending him a
good fifty-dollar watch, Ileyden had
sent him a che3p"thing," worth, prob
ably,, fifteen or twenty dollars. He
was rightfully indignant at the small
trick, as he had worked hard for the
prize, and many Omaha people have
acknowledged that without Ilolloway
the race would have been almost de
void of interest. Mr. Ilolloway sent
the 'valuable gold watch" back to
IIeyden,and told him if that was the
best he could do he could keep it.
It is not known whether or not the
other prize-winners were treated so
shabbily as Ilolloway, but it is pre
sumed not, as they all live in Omaha.
It has often been said that an outside
wheelman can not get a fair show
froin the Omaha fellows, and it begins
to look as if the assertion was correct.
Dr. II. C. Crouch and Miss Maia
Chapman were married yesterday
at St. Paul's church, Council Bluffs.
At 11 o'clock the bridal party drove to
the church, where, in the presence of
a few relatives the ceremony was per
formed by Rev. T. J. Mackey of Om
aha. There was no attempt at dis
play, the whole affair being conducted
with a simple elegance. Mr. Crouch
of Kingston, X. Y., the father of the
groom, and Mrs. Chapman of this city,
mother of the bride, attended the con
tracting parties. The bride is well
known in this city having lived here
from childhood. Omaha Bee.
The above will interest many people
in this city, the bride having lived
here in childhood, being born here in
1SC2. She is the only daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John W. Chapman and is a
niece of Judge Chapman of this city.
A Thriving Industry.
It is not generally known how ex
tensive the work on some stone quar
ries in the county is. There is, for in
stance, the firm of Atwoed Sc Co., who
have been getting out and shipping
from ten to fifteen car loads of stone
daily from their quarries at Cedar
Creek and near Cullom. Ten cars a
day have been shipped to the F. H. &
M. V. railway to do riprapping with
made necessary by recent rains.
They also have been furnishing some
stone for the government at Fast Om
aha. They have work for from fifty
to seventy-five men, and keep a force
at work all the time whether they
have immediata orders or not. Dur
ing the lull in the building business
during the past two years their orders
have come chiefly from railroads, con
sisting of stone for bridges and broken
stone for ballasting. Building stone
equal to the best in the state is in
The firm recently put on a force of
twenty men and fifteen teams, under
the supervision of Chas. McKntee.
Dock Hunter went out there Tuesday
with part of Wm. Neville's outfit.
This firm has a large contract with the
government to furnish stone, and the
men will be kept busy for some time.
Wouldn't 1'Iay the Organ
James A. Guest vs. Peter Pitts was
the titte of a case being tried before a
jury in Judge Archer's court yesterday
afternoon. Guest is a piano and or
gan dealer at Burlington, and through
his agent in this city, Geo. Vass, sold
Mr. Pitts an organ in December. 1S92.
The amount agreed upon was $125,
Mr. Pitta giving four promissory notes
for S31 each. Mr. Pitts alleges in
his answer that Vass. the agent,
agreed to teach his daughters the art
of playing the organ , an also to fur
nish an organ stool. Guest claims
there is yet due him on the notes the
sum of SC2.2S, and sues to recover that
amount. The defense makes the plea
of non-fulfillment of contract on the
part of Vass. C. S. Folk appears for
the plaintiff while Matthew Gering is
looking after Mr. Pitts' interests.
A New 1'rlneipal Elected.
The school board held a meeting
last Monday at the county surveyor's
office and, in addition to the usual
routine business, Mr. John G. Mc
Hugh of Omaha was elected principal
of the high school, vice Prof. W.N.
Ilalsey, resigned. Mr. McIIugh's sal
arv was fixed at $70 per month. Miss
Mary McClelland was re-elected as
distant principal at a salary of $60 per
month. Misses Cora Schlegel and Lvn
ma Treshen of this city were selected
as teachers in the intermediate grades.
Mr. McIIugh, the newly-elected
principal, comes highly recommended,
and will undoubtedly give universal
K. 1. Memorial Services.
Last Sunday the members of the
Knights of Pythias celebrated their
Memorial day in this city. At eight
oclock in the morning some twenty-
five knights, headed bythe City band
inarched to Oak Hill cemetery, where
the beautiful and solemn ritual cere
mony of the order were performed by
the officers. The graves of the de
parted brothers were then decorated
with wreaths and flowers. Last eve
ning the order attended services at St.
Luke's Episcopal church, where an el
oquent sermon was delivered by the
Rev. II. B. Burgess.
To Our Friend In Ca County:
Now that the sole purpose of the
managers of The Journal, will be
to publish a weekly newspaper, and
we wish it to be a reflex of the news
of Cass county, we are especially anx
ious to secure correspondents from
every precinct in the county who will
collect and give us the news from
their several neighborhoods while it
is fresh and readable. Democrats in
the county who have opinions on cur
rent topics to express are also invited
to write them down and send to us
for publication. Do not be afraid to
express your opinions, because they
are just what other men desire to read.
Write for The Journal.
Flmwood's new fifty-barrel flour
mill will commence grinding June 15.
Springfield defeated a proposition to
vote $5,000 for a system of water works.
Flmwood has organized a Board of
Trade and will endeavor to grow a
Two men are digging for coal in
Thurston county and have already
sunk a shaft 100 feet.
Charles Huston, a 14-year-old boy at
sterling, was drowned in the Nemaha
river while swimming.
Arthur McGinnis, 7 years old, living
at Beatrice, undertook to learn to
swim. The funeral was held the next
The annual Methodist Episcopal
camp meeting for the Norfolk dis
trict will commence August 22 and
continue until September 1.
Charles Bonaparte, the Winnebago
Indian who killed Henry Rice in a
quarrel, has been acquitted. He made
a good case of self defense.
Edward Davidson and John Larri-
more are in jail at Fairbury, charged
with passing counterfeit silver coin on
Gage county farmers.
Lightning struck Able Bros.' gen
eral merchandise store at Minden and
$5,000 worth of goods were ruined be
fore the fire could be put out.
A company is being formed at Cedar
llapids to extend the Errickson ditch
through Boone county and thus place
20,000 acres of land under irrigation.
Andy McClenahan and Joe Emery
engaged in an altercation at Gering.
The village doctor prospected in Mc
Clenahan's system for several hours
and developed a lead mine of paying
Joseph Zavorka, 47 years old, a wid
ower and farmer near Snyder, married
a girl with wham he had been ac
quainted but a week. lie was mar
ried on Monday and died suddenly
from heart failure the next day.
Charles Hauschild caught 1,000
pounds of cat fish on his farm near
Papilliou. The fish floated into a
bayou on high water, but neglected to
float out with the tide. Consequently
they were stranded when the water
Two unknown tramps sat down on
the Union Pacific track between Wood
ltiver and Grand Island and thought
lessly dropped to sleep. The one that
lived long enough to tell about it said
that the train failed to wake them up
The other was killed instantly.
A merchant of Greenwood engaged
the services of the police Monday night
to hunt for his daughter and a servant
girl, who left his home Monday and
came to Lincoln on the 8:50 p. m
train. A vigorous search among re
sorts of various kinds was prosecuted
up to 1 a. m. without avail. The po
lice profess not to know who the man
is, except that he is a merchant and
that his missing daughter works in
the store when not attending school
She was to graduate in a short time at
the Greenwood schools. State Jour
CaiR County W. C. T. 17. Convention.
The fifth annual convention of the
Cass County Women's Christian Tern
perance Union will be held at Union
June 14 and 15. The meeting will oc
cur in the Methodist church, and an
entertaining program has been ar
ranged, including the Demorest silver
medal contest Friday evening. This
city will be represented at the con
vention by the following ladies: Mes
dames Ruffner, Marshall, Davis
Mauzy and Traver. A number o
young people have signiCed their in
tention of going down to Union to
morrow to attend the Demorest con
test in the evening.
SUES FOR $10,000.
Mrs. Nellie A. Archer Brings Suit
Against Saloon Men.
JAMES LINDSAY'S BRIEF FILED.
Later Developments la the Chappie Mur
der Case at Omaha A Mew Direct
ory of Cast County to be
Big Damage Suit.
Mrs. Nellie A. Archer has filed a
suit l'or damages in the district court
for the sum of $10,000. The defend-
tnts named in the petition are F. G.
Egenberger, M. S. Ryan, Nickel Sc
Frahm, John Mumm, Louis Boedeker,
Hans Goos, Geo. Weidmann, Claus
Specht, Herman Kleitsch, Andy Bro-
back and C. II. Petersen.
Plaintiff alleges that in 1S91 she in
herited .the sum of $G,700 from her
mother and that she invested Baid
amount in property in this city. At
that time her husband, Sam Archer,
was earning about $S00 a year. He
began frequenting the saloons at that
time and since then has become
an habitual drunkard. She also al-
eges that he has within the past four
years squandered all her money and
property in the saloons of defendants.
She now claims that he is a physical
wreck and not capable of earning $100
a year, the result of excessive drink
Although the attorney's name was
not attached to the petition it ia un
derstood that E. II. Wooley of Lincoln
will appear for the plaintiff.
Lindsay' Urlef Filed.
The Lincoln department of yester
day morning's "World-Herald says:
"The brief of James Lindsay in his
application to the supreme court for a
new trial has been filed. The attor
neys in the brief set up that there was
such a sentiment in favor of convict
ing the prisoner existing in Flatts
mouth that it was impossible for him
to have a fair trial, and the judge, in
denying the application for a change of
venue, was in error. The brief recites
that this sentiment was in part owing
to the fact that Robbins was a citizen
of Flattsmouth and Lindsay was a
stranger. It is set up also that Rob-
bins was a member of a number of se
cret societies, and these were all
worked up to a high, pitch of excite
ment over the death of Robbins. The
brief also relates that the facts as re
vealed by the testimony were sufficient
to show a cause for the peritonitis
aside from the blows received in the
ring. These it relates were that for
several days before the prize fight Rob
bins, as a part of his training, had
men weighing 160 pounds jump on his
stomach and body in the region of his
bowels, and other rough treatment of
a like nature."
The Shooting TJuJuatlfiable.
The coroner's jury in the Chappie
case at Omaha Tuesday returned a
verdict setting forth that the dead
man came to his death by pistol shots
fired by James Ish and his wife, Ma
bel Ish, and that the shooting was un
justifiable. It now appears that the
murder was a premeditated plot to get
Chappie out of the way. Mrs. Ish had
been criminally intimate with Chap
pie for some time, and the latter had.
threatened to expose the woman, and
the only way to avoid the exposure
was to kill him. He was lured to the
house on the pretext that he was
wanted to repair a sewing machine
and then murdered by them. The
trial will undoubtedly develop some
Will Publish a County Directory
J. W. Johnson, who has served as
solicitor for the "Wkekly Journal.
for the past three summers, arrievd
from his home in Kansas on Monday
evening. Mr. Johnson and C. S. Sher
man have engaged themselves in an
enterprise looking to the publication
of a Cass county directory, the same to
contain the name and post office of
every voter in the county, a resume of
the county's history its towns, re
sources and best known citizens. The
book will contain one hundred or more
pages and an edition will be issued of
five thousand copies. Cass county has
long been in need of a work of this
kind and the publishers deserve all the
encouragement possible in their
u ndertaking. They will commence a
canvass within the next week or more
and hope to have their work ready for
distribution by the end of July.
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