Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, June 20, 1895, Image 1
bUt Iliatoricle Socletj M F I- i i T i ti l B l Km JOUK A ' n a !v 1 ILdQ liBE JUST AND FEAR NOT." VOL. 14. NO. 20. I'TjATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, JUNE 20. 18U5. LJf IF JfAlI IN ADVANCE. UJJJL U' LJ JLJLJL PROVED lNNOCENTiLXrVru The Gering; Case Dismissed After a Very Brief Hearing. ATTORNEY CLARK IS TOO FOXY Ami the Silver-Toiijfued Lu jcr From 1'lMttRiiioutli rnmerciftilly Kotistft 1 1 i in A S.Htl Afc-Klent nt South llriul. At the hearing in the Little-Gering case in the Lancaster count court Tuesday afternoon it did not take Judge Lansing very long to realize that he had made a serious mistake in issuing the warrant for Mr. Gering's arrest. Mr. Gering did not lack lor friends and legal advisors, and all day Tues day he was in receipt of telegrams and notes from his lawyer friends, who were willing to tender him their ser vices. II. D. Estabrook, the distin guished Omaha attorney sent the fol lowing telegram to Mr. Gering Tues day: "Accept assurance of my unabated confidence in jou, also the offer of any assistance in my power. I am yours to command Judges Broady. Lambertson ;:Dd Strode and other prominent Lincoln attorneys also called upon Mr. tiering and offered their services. At 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon Mr. Gering, accompanied by Attorneys Lambertson, Wooley, aud J. L. Hoot, took his place in the court room and the case was taken up. Mr. Clark stated that he would trust his case with the judge on the show ing made in the original petition on which judgment was entered, the af fidavit of Mr. Little and the order of the court. Mr. Lambertson acted as spokesman for Mr. Gering. He said that if the prosecution had decided to stand on the showing made by the records the defense would move to dismiss on the grounds that the tran saction had been condoned by the re- ceptiou of the notes, and judgment t! ereon in this state. lie considered the holding of Mr. Gering's body un der those circumstances nothing more nor less than ah outrage and he in sisted that thecourtdischarge him im mediately. Wednesday's Lincoln Journal, in commenting on the case says: "After Mr. Claik had called at tention to the statute governing the arrest of individuals for debts fraud ulently contracted. Judge Lansing said that he was satisfied that he had is sued the order for Mr. Gering's arrest hurriedly and he was sorry he had not paid more attention to the affidavit riled by Mr. Little. It was defective be cause it did not show that a fraud had been committed or where it had taken place. "Upon hearing the judge's state ment Mr. Gering rose to his feet and asked a few minutes of the court's time. The court gave him permission to speak, and then followed one of the most fiery roasts that one man ever administered to another. lie seemed to have a tongue of flame and the words seemed to burn their way through the room. He was finally called down by Judge Lansing, but it was not uutil he had declared that he would hound the attorney to the gates of purgatory but what he got even for the indignities heaped upon him." Mr. Gering returned Tuesday even ing and was attending to business as usual today. When asked about his Lincoln experience he said that the money involved was in the nature of a running account between himself and Little; that the latter told him in Sioux Falls to settle the matter when ever he could. Mr. Gering says that the money lias all been paid back to Little with the exception of the inter est on $o"j0, less the interest on the different payments he had made. The arrest wa3 instigated by Clark, be tween whom and Mr. Gering there ex jsts an enmity. A number of Lincoln attorneys are of the 'opinio that a blunder has been made by Little's lawyer. People who were present say that the roasting Matthew gave the foxy Lincoln attorney was the best thing Ihey ever heard. . Henry Helming Killed. Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock Henry Henning, a well-known farmer of South Bend precinct, and his little daughter were retui ning home from a visit at Murdock, and while crossing ing the Rock Island tracks near the former place their team was struck by a train Mr. Henning was instantly killed aud his little daughter seriously the horses were both rticulars of the unforr tunate affair are very meagre, and it is not yet kuown whether the company employes are to blame or not. Henry Henning is a son of II. J., who resides in Eight Mile Grove precinct. He was thirty-live years of age, and leaves a wife and one child. The funeral will occur this afternoon at one o'clock from the family resi- aenze at South Bend. Mr. Henning was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the A. O. U. V,r. societies, under whose auspices the funeral will be conducted. Cyclone Ht Mell. One of the worst cyclones ever seen in Ricbarson county visited the home of Win. Stoltz, four miles southwest of Stella, Sunday afternoon. The storm was first seen about one mile south, when three funnel-shaped clouds came together and merged into one. It did not strike the ground until within a few rods of the west side of Mr. Stoltz's grove. From there it moved east through the grove and into the yard and outbuildings, which are situ ated just south of the residence. It took everything ia its path and after the storm had passed nothing could be seen of the barn, two corn cribs, windmill and grauery, except a small pile of broken timbers. A mule, which va3 standing in the barn, was picked up, carried thirty rods and disem boweled, a fine mare was injured so badly that she had to be shot, about 600 bushels of grain was scattered to the four winds and 00 chickens were killed. One live chicken and six dead ones were found, after the storm, half a mile east of the farm. Three wag ons and one bucgy were entirely de molished, and not enough could be found to make one vehicle. Mr. Stoltz, his wife and six childretji M i were m tne cellar wnen tne storm. struck the house. The shingle3 were torn off and all the windows on the east side were broken. As the house stood in the edge of the storm this was the extent of the damage. The fine orchard is a total wreck and all the feLing aud other improvements are entirely wrecked. The cyclone passed east from Stoltz's. through the field of Adam Geibhardt. mowing down a strip of corn and oats about 400 feet wide and a half milein length, in some places hollowing out the ground. At the edge of his field it rose and broke soon afterward, only running on the ground about a mile. Mr. Stoltz's loss is about S2.0O0. partly covered by a tornado insurance of $300 on out buildings and 81,00oon the house. Wallace was also visited by a dis astrous cyclone Sunday night. The house of Benj. Young was the first in its path, and it was strewn for miles. Mr. Young's dead body was found yesterday morning about four miles from where his home was located. A number of houses were swept away and several people severely injured in the neighborhood. Many buildings were demolished near Broken Bow and Hampton. It was one of the most disastrous cyclones which has ever visited this state, and exteBded over more terri tory than any previous storm. That llusaiau Thistle. It now appears that it was rather un necessary for the county commission ers to send to Harlan county for spec imens of the Russian thistle. There is a patch of it down by the 13. & M. depot, and David Sampson, jr., is au thority for the statement that it has been growing there for the past two year.s. He says that there was only a small patch last year but it is very much larger now. It is claimed that there is enough seed in one branch of a plant to seed 200 acres of land. Think Chappie Ik 11 U ltrother. R. J. Chappie of Medina, N. Y.t in the employ of a sewing machine com pany at that place, has written to Chief-of-Police Mostyn of Omaha in regard to the sewing machine agent, Wm. II. .Chappie, who was murdered last week. The New Y'ork man states that he had a long-lost brother by that name and gives a description, which, though meagre in details, corresponds with that of the murdered man. The matter will be investigated and a reply will be given. Elmwood is going to celebrate the Fourth of Julv and. as thi r.itv will not celebrate the day this year, it mmht t. well fnr t, 08t.u,1(10r0 t, J advertise their celebration in this vi-' he5r3 to a va-ual)Ie estate, which had cinity . ' sorno time ago been settled, and a re- i division was accordingly ordered. The The Weekly Jouuxal will be ; attorney's lees in the case were gar sent to any postoflice in the United j nished by Little, and it was in regard States one year for one dollar, in ad- j to this matter that Mr. Gering was in vance. i Lincoln Monday. It is presumed A THIEF CAUGHT. A Han Wanted at Pacific Junction Captured at Oreapolis. MATTHEW GERING ARRESTED j The VUUgmoutU Attorney an Un pleasant Ilxperienee at Lincoln Ilia Prlends Say the Charge Are Not Truth. Xahbed a l'.ur"lar. Monday afternoon the officers here received a telegram from Pacific Junc tion to be on the lookout for a tramp who had burglarized a house over near Glenwood Sunday evening. The fel low had been seen here about three o'clock and was going north. Officer Fitzpatrick got a team and drove up to Oreapolis and was not long in lo cating his man. When captured he was carrying one of the stolen articles, a Winchester repeating rille. The gun bad several cartridges in it, but the fellow did not seem disposed to make any trouble and came back to this citv with the officer. He was placed in jail over night ami Tuesday Constable I. E. Ballard came over from Pacific Junction aud took the prisoner over there for a preliminary hearing. The burglar could have been held litre un til a requisition was furnished from the governor of Iowa, had he so de sired, but he seemed willing enough to accompany the Mills county officer over the river. The man gave his name as E. J. Ryan and said he catcc from St. Joe, Sanday night he entered tl e hom of Orrin Lee over near Gle i- and purloined a ri tie and a i. When captured he did not i he watch on Iris person, and said he had sold it, but would not say inere. lie was a tough-looking m.ln and is no doubt an old hand at the business. -Matthew Cicrinjr In Troulile People of this city were considerably startled luesdav morning when it was learned from the Omaha ami Lin coin papers that Matthew Gering hnd been arrested in Lincoln on the charge of obtaining money in a fraudulent manner. The arrest was made at the instance of a man named F. W. Little, who is president of a loan and trust company at Lincoln. The following is.ixi substance, what the Lincoln Journal says of the affair: "Mr. Gering says he was loaning money at Elk Point, S. D., in 1SS7. He had received S350 and $300 in two lots from Mr. Little's company and had arranged to loan the amounts to two different persons. About that time he received word to come to Bis mark and receive the appointment of attorney-general through the influence of prominent politicians. He had no money of his own and decided to use some of Mr. Little's. Failing to get the appointment he returned and after ward told Mr. Little about it. "Subsequently Mr. Gering moved to Plattsmouth. and then when pressed for payment by Mr. Little gave his notes for the amount due. When he was elected county attorney he says he offered to pay a part ef the claim from his salary, and did pay about $100. "When Mr. Gering was nominated for attorney general Mr. Little again pressed his claim and obtained judg ment, but the nature of the case was kept secret during the campaign. "Mr. Gering alleges that the loan company has obtained judgment against one of the men to whom he was to loan 8300 and he now thinks the man must have received the money intended for him on the loan or there never would have been a judgment rendered. lie claims to have receipts for a considerable amount which, added to the South Dakota judgment would make Mr. Little's claim very small." It is claimed by those conversant with the facts that Mr. Gering paid back all the money due Little with the exception of some $300, and that for the latter amount he gave Little a man's note whom he had loaned the money to. If Little accepted the note that fact would clearly release Mr. Gering from the responsitility of the debt. Mr. Gering was attorney for Mr. Decker in the recent case tried in listrict court ,iere whereby Theodore Decker was proven to be one of the that Little was not successful in his garnishee proceedings, and resorted to this method to get even. It looks a good deal like a clear case of spite-work on the part of Little, and it is likely to prove a very costly one before the matter is settled. Henry Gering went up to Lincoln Tuesday afternoon to investigate the matter. Oltl Settlers J'lcnic. Last Thursday the Old Settlers' association of Nebraska held a picnic in McKee's grove, near Palmyra, Otoe county. It was a grand success. The principal orators of the day were Judge Samuel M. Chapman of this city and Judge M. L. Hay ward of Ne braska City. Concerning Judge Chap man's address the Nebraska City News says: "At 1:20 p. m. there was music by the band and Judge Chapman was in troduced. He began by referring to the sacred spot where the meeting was held, and said that where he now stood was tne very hrst piece or land ever bomesteaded in the United States or any other country. It was entered by Win. Young, who is still a resident of the precinct. He did not agree with Judge Hayward in regard to the loy alty and patriotism of the young peo pie of today, but said they were just as loyal, j-.ist as honest, ami would fight just sis hard and as long as the soldiers of the revolutionary war or the rebel lion. He then devoted his attention to the needs of the farmer and among other things said that what Nebraska needed was storage of water to pre vent t lie hot dry winds of summer. For years, he said, we have been re ducing the supplv of water drawing off instead of trying to add to the sup ply, and tie consequence was that many creeks und springs that were running full twenty years ago, were now dry. What we needed were lakes, which nature had provided places all over the west, win-re water would be stored in the spring and would remain until the next spring. He believed in damming aud filling every draw with watt r. and then the at mosphere wculd b more moist. He thought the gov ernment, instead of appropriating millions to build harbor or attempt ing to improve worthless creeks, should give the money to b- used in building lakes in the western states. lie spoke of the farmer's life and urged education. The better a man is ed ucated, he said, the better h is fitted to fight againct the world and more of a success be vi!i make in life. If he had his life to live over again, he said, he would never enter a profes sion but would ! a farmer." A Happy Wedding. Yesterday morning at 10 o'clock Rev. Father Carney performed the cere mony which united the lives of Mr. Patrick Egan and Miss Mai y J. Wales, two weil-Known young people of this city. The groom has been employed in the B. A: M. boiUr hop for a num ber of y ears, and the bride is a modest and estimable young lady who has many 1 1 ieiitTs in the city. Mr. Benj. Henin'e. jr., of Havelock, and Miss Jessie Tearney, of Omaha, acted as groomsman and bridesmaid. After the wedding ceremony the party ad journed to the home of the bride, where a sumptuous repast was served, about fifty people partaking. The happy couple departed in the afternoon on Burlington No. 3 tor a two weeks' honeymoon at Denver and other points in. Colorado. They will commence housekeeping in this city immediately on their return. The Journal hopes that their mat rimonial bark will always sail smoothly. A Little Lurly Hl'tory. Conrad Schmidt, t he veteran trav elling man, who is i.ow representing the Mokaska Coffee company of St Joseph, Mo., was in the city yesterday. Mr. Schmidt will be remembered by- many old residents of this city, as he used to make this town away back in 'GO. He is a very interesting conver sationalist and relates that he was one of the first men to build a house in Chicago after the great Lre. He was singing in the choir at t he Episcopal church in this city some twenty-thiee years ago, when he noticed a friend of his named Lonsdale who was appar ently in great distress. lie rose and went to the door, and Mr. Schmidt fol lowed. Lonsdale began vomiting blood and in a few moments expired in Mr. Schmidt's arms, death being caused by hemorrhage of th lungs. Many old residents will remember the occurrence well. Mr. Schmidt is now n resident of Beatrice and his son-in-law, Mr. Brown, is publishing the Kearney Hub. To Our Friend? in Cat County: Now that the sole purpose of the managers of The Jouuxal will be to publish a weekly newspaper, and wc wish it to be a refivx 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 ju3t what other men desire to read. Write for The Jouuxal. A Kare 'Harpraiii." Chas. Richey and Tom Parmele,two well-known Plattsmouth boys, have launched out into the horse-trading business at Louisville. Richey is the business manager, and the other day a fellow tackled him for a trade. The man had a pretty fair specimen of a borne, and as Charley had an animal that was somewhat the worse for wear and tear, he offered his horse and 10 to "boot" for the other fellow s nag The trade was made and the stranger drove away with his investment. Richey thought he would hitch up his new horse and take a little spin around the surrounding country. The animal was hitched to Richey s buggy, and he got in and prepared to show the Louis villites what a good bargain he had made. But the horse concluded he wouldn't take the aforesaid spin, su:d turning his head over his shoulder, gave Richey a bewitching smile. All kinds of coaxing and harsh words would not make him move, and Char ley was so disgusted that he got out of the buggy and unhitched his 'bar buin." The next man who proposes a hore trade with him is liab'e to get hurt. Another ool Sokinj;. Rain, blessed rain; another shower of plentious proportions came last Monday to moisten the earth and re vive vegetation and send the growing crops booming ahead. Go into the fields now and you can hear the corn snap in its rapid growth, while spring wheat and outs crops are coming for ward grandly. The early potato crop is now an assured success in Cass county, and within a month new po tatoes will be sold for less than fifty cents a bushel. Eastern Cass has now had fully three inches of rain since the morning of May 30, divided into a half dozen generous showers. It is glorious. A SweiUr.li Picnic. A party of some sixteen Swedish ladies of this city engaged a large carry-all of W. 1). Jones Thursday and went down to Hrsser's grove, where the day was pleasantly spent picnick ing. While returning in the evening one ot the lead horses became frightened and, making a shap turn, broke the whiflle trees. Mr. Jones, in endeavoring to steady the horses was jerked out of the wagon, but was not injured. The ladies were all consider ably frightened, Lrtt arrived home! none the worse for their experience. Chas. Ilassman accompanied the party as chaperone. Another llatt Iteluctiou. The Burlington announced on Sun day another reduction in packing house products from Omaha to Chi cago, i'eoria and .Mississippi river points of cents under the present rates. It was brought about by reduc tions east from Kansas City by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas. What is probably the tallest steer ever seen at the yards, or, in fact, in the country, was brought in with a cattle consignment by Robinson & White of St. Paul. The steer in ques tion attracted a great deal of attention and was certainly a monster. His height is seven feet and ' when stand ing he reminds one of an elephant, al though head and neck are well-formed j and in good proportion to his mam- moth body. While very thin in flesh, his present weight is about 2,500 pounds and his frame could easily car ry 4.0(0 pounds. He is dark red in color and very gentle. Zed II. Clark, the well-known cattle speculator, pur chased him for $140, the highest price paid for a single animal in a long time, and he will either show him him self or sell him for that purpose. The steer is six years old and well devel oped. South Omaha Drovers' Journal. Leave your orders for job work with Trus Journal, an artistic job guaranteed. SOME QUEER SEEDS A New Discovery Made That Baf fles Local Scientists. A COUNTY BASE BALL LEAGUE. Several Clubs In the Wet tern I 'art of the County 'Will Play a Series of Game ProfeKftor Halsey Locate at Kock Island, III. Jumping? Seeds. Some little girls were playing among the tree3 in South Park Saturday, when their attention was directed to the curious action of what appeared to be a large number of small seeds that were scattered over the ground in a path that ran through the grove. These small objects were constantly hopping about, like grains of corn in a popper. The little girls looked long and closely at the little things and were so amused and interested at the demonstration that they gathered up a lot of them in their aprons and brought them away. Enclosed in a small paper box a hundred or more of these small objects may be seen at The Joulxal office. The tiny ob jects are of a light yellowish color and look very muoh like mustard seed. Last fall persons went about the coun try displaying a small, three-cornered seed called"the jumping bean,'' which had a similar tendency to jump about, without any apparent cause, the dif ference being that these mustard seed jumpers are far more active and per sistent in jumping about. Doubtless an examination witn a microscope would disclose peculiarities not seen by the naked eye. Plattsmouth Not in It. A Cais county base ball league was organized last week at Wabash. Del egates were present from Weeping Water, Wabash, Eagle, Manley, Cedar Creek and Greenwood. II. A. Schnei der of Cedar Creek was elected pres ident cf the league. Twenty games will be played by each club, and a silk pennant will be presented to the win ning team by the G. A. R. encainp ment,which is to be held In Wabash next August. Each club will pay its expenses and all gate receipts will go into the general fund of the associa tion. The league is composed of some of the best clubs in eastern Nebraska and some good games are expected. Is it not strange that Plattsmouth is not represented? I'rof. liaise- at Iiock Iblaud. L'rof. W. N. Ilalsey, who was prin cipal of the Plattsmouth schools for the past three years, has been elected superintendent of the city schools at Rock Island, Ills., at a salary of $1,500 a year. The people of that city will find Mr. IIal3ey an excellent instruc tor, and his many friends in this city will be pleased to hear of his desirable appointment. Mr. Halsey was not a candidate for reappointment as prin cipal of the Plattsmouth schools, as he was offered several better-paying po sitions. He was by far the most efficient principal this city ever had, and the school patrons were all sorry to see him leave. A Modern lvlug Last Saturday afternoon a trio of Omaha detectives went down to Belle vue to arrest Marshal Vic McCarty on charge of harboring the brewery bur glars, but they did not get their man. Mounting his mustang, and with his Winchester across his saddle horn the marshal drove the Omaha cops out side the corporate limits of Bellevue, and the fellows were so badly fright ened that they are supposed to be run ning yet. Bellevue is a bailiwick unto herself aud McCarty is her king, ac cording to the tales of Omaha police. Papillion Times. Those Strange Seeds. It has been developed that the g seeds" on exhibi tion at this office, and which have at tracted so much attention, are a spec ies of moth eggs. They are found on the leaves of oak trees and are very de structive. The eggs are laid upon the oak leaves by this moth and the sun does the rest. An oak branch containing several leaves covered with these eggs was received at The Jouuxal sanctum Tuesday and can be seen by anyone calling. The Sherwin-Williams prepared paint covers most, looks best, wears longest, is most economical and of full measure. Sold by F. G. Fricke & Co. The"PlanSifter"flouris the popular brand. Ask for it from your grocer.