Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, June 27, 1895, Image 1

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VOL. 14, NO. 27.
Things That Have Happened in the
Past Few Days-
Hi Wife Charged With Manslaughter
The Comity' Tax Cut Dowu hy
the Hoard of Equalization
Various Other 'ote.
Marder In the Firs Degree.
James C. lsh will haye to auswer to
the charge of murder in the first de
gree for the killing of Wm. Chappie,
while Mrs. Ish will be tried on a charge
of manslaughter. The informations
were filed in the district court of Doug
las county Thursday. It is hardly
probable that the case will be tried at
this term of court, as the judge of the
criminal court is complaining loudly
of overwork and says he is already do
ing three times as much as any other
member of the bench.
County Attorney Baldrige of Doug
las county stated Thursday that he
was about ready to take up the Ish
cases, says Friday morning's Bee, and
that he bad the testimony of his wit
nesses in hand. He could not say
what the judge would do. though he
intended to bring the case to the at
tention of the court. In the mean
time Ish is out on 525,000 and his wife
on $5,000 bonds.
It has been brought out that the
same conduct which Ish charges
against Chappie was laid at Ish's door
several years ago. The injured party
was James Stribling, ho was com
pelled to sue for a divorce January 23,
1S93, because James Ish had ou April
23. 1S32, and again in September of the
same year, so the account runs in the
petition on file in district court, been
intimate with Mrs. Stribling ana de
stroyed the peace of his home. The
suit was tried .it the September term,
1S93, before Judge Ferguson, who, un
November 27th of that year, rendered
a decree of divorce agaiust Mrs. Sarah
. Stribling, finding that "the said
defendant committed adultery a3 al
leged iu said petition.7
A Lucky .Man.
J as. K. Pollock, of the county treas
urer's office, can consider himself a
very fortunate man. Thursday after
noon he was indulging in a bath at the
Hotel Riley bath rooms, and before
getting into the water he removed his
valuable diamond ring from his finger
and placed it on the edge of the tub
near the foot. In some manner the
ring was knocked into the tub, and
when he let the water out, the ring
went wiih it. Friday evening Jim Hick
son and Lyman Kildow attached a
hose to the bath tub and turned on all
the faucets in the hotel building, thus
making a very strong pressure. A
screen waa placed over the hole where
the water runs into the catch basin
near the hotel corner, and in a short
time the l ing was wa3hed through the
pipes and into the basin, where it was
recovered. It was a very lucky re
covery, and Mr. Pollock is congrat
ulating himself today.
Taxes Cut Down.
The county board has wound up its
work of equalizing assessments, and
last Friday completed the tax levy
for county purposes. The levy for
the general fund was left at 7 mills,
the bridge fund levy was cut down
from to one mill, the road fund levy
was cut from 4 to 2 mills, the court
house bond fund tax was left at 1 7-10,
and the soldier's relief fund wa3 raised
from 2-10 to 3 10 mills. This arrange
ment makes a net decrease of 3.4 mills
from last year's levy. The large re
duction in the bridge fund tax was
made possible by the light rains of last
year, very few bridges having been in
jured by floods, and a liberal amount
was left in the treasury to the credit
of that fund. The reduction in taxes
is one of the benefits resulting from
having a man of experience, like J. M.
Patterson, on the board.
An Excltluff Uace.
The horse belonging to John Rutter,
which is used to haul his slop wagon,
created considerable excitement and
afforded considerable amusement to
bystanders Monday night at eleven
o'clock. The animal became fright
ened at something and dashed down
Main street at a 2:1-5 gait. "Happy"
Holloway happened to be on the street
with his b'cycle, and started afterthe
runaway. Ic was an exciting race,
and the watron threatened to go to
pieces nearly every minute. The
frightened animal turned the corner
at Second street and made for Winter
steen hill. By this time "Happy' had
gained a tew laps, and making a won
derful spurt" overtook the runaway
near the B. & M. tracks on Granite
street. The animal was brought back
to towp by "Happy" and tied up and
was nearly "doue up" by the mad run
but the bicyclist was good for severa
miles more. Not much damage was
Republican lliuietallic League.
Prominent republicans, somefifty in
number, have organized a bimetallic
league at Omaha, declaring themselves
unequivocally in favor of the free and
unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio
of 15 to 1, without waiting for other
nations. D. D. Gregory was made
president, ami i. r. Williams secre
tary. Such men as John Rush, John
B. Furay, 1). II. Wheeler, O. II. Ballou
and J. W. Filer are members of the
league. The league advises the organ
ization of similar leagues throughout
the state. At a meeting last night a
report says:
"It was suggested that a message be
sent to Cleveland, but it was decided
it would be a little late. A small
crowd over in one corner decided, how
ever, that it would be the correct thing
to send a message to Senator Thurston
telling him that Nebraska was 50,000
majority for free silver and a respect
able portion of the majority was re
Kothiiig Like Nebraska.
Jas. A. Walker of Murray made a
recent trip to Pennsylvania because
of the death of his brother, Vance
Walker. While there and enroute he
noticed that the growing crops did not
compare with those of Nebraska. Af
ter he left the Missouri slope in Iowa
until after he returned that far west
he saw only the evidences of late frost
on the fields. In Ohio and western
Pennsylvania, especially, the com
fields were absolutely barren, while
wheat and oats were frozen down to
the ground. It was a sad picture com
pared with Nebraska. He is now be
moaning the fact that his corn ground
i3 so wet and the corn is growing
so rapidly that he could not get
through a part of it the . third time,
without danuer; while his rye was ripe
for the harvest and his oats and spring
wheat were headed out and reaching
for the tops of the fences. He thinks
eastern Nebraska will beat the whole
country for a crop this year. .
Celebration at CeiUr Creek.
The good people of Cedar Creek
station and vicinity are not to be out
done in evidencing their patriotism,
and will duly celebrate the coming
national anniversary in their usual
enterprising manner. Besides the
usual speeches and the reading of the
declaration of independence in Metz
ger's grove, concluding with a basket
picnic, those who desire can have free
fishing in Mr. Metzger's best fishing
rond3, and a fry of fresh fish. A bi
cycle tournament has been arranged
on their splendid three-lap-to-the-mile
track, in which $50 in prizes will be
distributed. Foot races, wheelbarrow
race, potato race, a game of ball and a
trap shooting match, with live pigeons,
is promised. Refreshments wiil be
served on the grounds. The affair
will wind up in the evening with a
generous display of fireworks and a
dance at Schneider's hall. Everybody
is invited.
Increasing the Time.
The good times are coming again
at least in the B & M. shops. Notices
were posted in the machine shop Mon
day informing the employes that
they would immediately begin nine
working hours per day instead of eight
as heretofore. Steimker's men have
begun working ten hours a day and
six days a week. It is expected that
in a very short time the other depart
ments will be working more hours
than at present. There is plenty of
work in the shops to keep the men
working full time, and the only reason
tne company has been holding back
is the uncertainty of the crops. Now
that the crops are almost assured the
rolling stock will have to be repaired.
At Havelock the shops are working
ten hours a day and six days a week
in every department, and they are
talking of running a night force.
John Eledge, the Iowa fisherman,
brought over to this city Friday the
largest specimen of a "gar" fish ever
caught in the river here. It was
thirty-six inches in length and weighed
seventeen pounds. That is a pretty
good-sized fish of that species, but
Geo. Edgerton says he has seen them
"ten times that large back in the Ohio
river." The fish was brought over for
W. J. Hesser, the florist, who will
have the skin stuffed and mounted.
The Aged Wife of Timothy Clark
Passes to Her Reward.
The Turners Will lie With L'-Charlei
Kill ami Klojicr Yoelke Seen in
Omaha The Ish Murder
t'aw At Omaha.
Death of Mr. Timothy Clark.
Mrs. Anna W. Clark, wife of Timo
thy Claik and mother of Byron Clark,
Esq., died very quietly at the family
home at Sixth and Gold streets, at 10
o'clock Tuesday evening of peri
carditaa, includinghemorhage, aged 78
years and one month.
Mrs. Clark's maiden name was Anna
W. Benninger, and she was born at
the foot of the Laurel hills in West
morland county, Penu. Her father
was the first to establish an iron fur
nace in the Johnstown valley, and in
that venture he failed, after which he
moved to Bairdstowu, III., where de
ceased and Timothy Clark were mar
ried 50 years ago the 20th cf last Jan
uary. On the 3d of March, 1S70, the
family came to Nebraska, and except
the first nine months thereafter have
resided in Cass county most or the
time on a farm near Weeping Water.
Deceased has been quite well, with the
exception of slight hemorhages, for
some time until near 10 o'clock last
night, after she had retired, she be
gan spitting blood, and finally said she
believed some water would bring re
lief. Mr. Clark procured a cut) of
water from which she took a sup, laid
back on her pillow and breathed her
Mrs. Clark was a davout Christian
having nearly all her life affiliated
with the Congregational church, until
she came to Plattsmouth, seven or
eight years ago. when she joined the
Presbvterian church.
Deceased leaves behind her husbaud,
aged seventy-five years, and three
children Byron Clark, T. K. Clark
and Mrs. Editha C. Woods.
The funeral took place from the
Congregational church at Weeping
Water at 11 o'clock yesterday.
She has "fought the good fight," she
has "finished her course," she has
kept the faith."
The Nebraska Turnlezirk.
Yesterday morning's Omaha Bee, in
speaking of the coming tournament in
this city, says:
"All societies belonging j.o the Ne
braska Turnbezirk will take part in
the tournament at Plattsmouth.
Those societies are: Omaha, Fremont.
Millard, Columbus, Grand Island and
Plattsmouth. The Omaha turners
have practiced much and are conse
quently in fine shape. The exercises
most interesting are running, jumping
high and broad), pole vaulting,
throwing of weights and apparatus
exercises. ihe competition in the
various contests will be very hot and
therefore an excellent display i3 ex
"The Omaha ladies will show an ad
mirable training and will give a won
derful exhibition in the art of gym
nastic exercises in their contest with
the lady turners from the other cities
in the fight for the laurels.
"The official delegation of the Om
aha Turnverein will consist of a
adies' class, comprising sixteen young
adies; two 'viegen' of active turners.
each 'viege consisting of nine mem
bers, and the baer class, twenty men
"The official delegation will start
or Plattsmouth Friday afternoon in
order to be there in time to take part
n the contest Saturday. All the rail
roads have made the fare for those
who participate in the turnfest one
and one-third.
"An excursion train from Omaha to
Plattsmouth Sunday morning, 9
o'clock, returning to this city from
Plattsmouth at 7:30 the same even
The Ish Murder Cane.
At Omaha Tuesday the court in
structed that Mrs. James Ish should
becharged with murder in the first
degree for the killing of Wm. Chappie
a short time ago, and ordered the
county attorney to file the informa
tion. With reference to James Ish, he
was refused bail and must remain in
ail the rest of the summer. He will
be allowed to have a trial as early as
July 15, or before,,if he so signifies his
wish to the court, otherwise the case
will go over until the September term.
Ish received a decided rub at the
bands of the court, as the judge, in re
fusing bail, stated that from theevi-j
deuce that was before him, which was I
that taken at the coroner's inquest, he
did not see how there could be but one
veidiet murder in the first degree,
and Mrs. Ish. he said, was as guilty as
her husband, according to the record.
The case took a sudden side shoot
yesterday afternoon and has involved
in its course a contempt case and dis
barment proceedings against one of;
the attorneys of the Douglas county
bar. Ish has made affidavit assailing
Ben S. Baker, stating that he was so
licited by Baker for the privilege of
defending him, and that Baker, while
asking this, traduced the character of
Ish's present attorneys. Ish's attor
neys turned about and asked Judge
Scott to take cognizance of the mat
ter. This was done and the trial set
down for Saturday morning.
Saw Two PlattftinoutU Hoy.
Jake Deuson was in Omaha Sunday
aud reports having met Chas. Yoelke
in that city. Yoelke is the fellow who
created considerable excitement in
this city a couple of weeks ago by
figuring as a participant in the double
elopement down the river in a stolen
skill. He deserted the girl a short
time afterward and she walked back to
this city. Yoelke says he intends re
turning to Plattsmouth. Unless the
father of the girl has experienced a
change of heart, the young man may
receive a much warmer welcome than
he expects.
Jake also says he met Chas. Ellis in
Omaha. Ellis will be remembered by
the people of this city as a pretty
tough customer, having already served
several jail and penitentiary sentences.
It was reported several months ago
that Ellis was hanged at Fort Madi
son. Iowa, for murder, but it was an
other man of that name. Charley said
he was going out to the western part
of the state, where he had secured em
ployment as a railway brakeman. He
was looking well and it is hoped he has
mended his ways. Charley is a good
natured, easy-going sort of fellow and
has many friends here who would like
to see him brace up.
In Di-ttrict Court.
Th equity side of district court was
convened last Monday, with Judge
, rn,. .:f
V U l IJ Ull lilt" OCIilll. A IJC lOUUtWiJg
busiuess was transacted:
Divorce ca?e of Emelia Helm V3.
Olef A. Helm, decided in plaintiff's
favor. Default of defendant entered
and judgment rendered accordingly.
A. B. Smith vs. Chas. Vandeventer.
et al, a suit growing out of the sale of
some real estate by sheriff. Defen
dant given until Wednesday morning
to show cause why sale should not be
C. Lawrence Stull vs. Plattsmouth
Land and Improvement company.
Nature of suit a.inie as above, and
defendant given uutil Wednesday
morn in 2" to dhow cause why sale
should not be confirmed.
The followi og cases were tiled in dis
trict court last week:
Guardianship case of Wm. Albin,
ward of W. Chulfant; application to
convey title under will.
Application of Jos. L. Shrader, ad
ministrator estate David Albin. de
ceased, to sell real estate to pay debts.
C. C. Parmele, receiver Citizen's
bank of Plattsmouth, vs. L. A. Mooie,
Pioneer Savings and Loan Co., E.G.
Dovey & Son, Timothy Clark and El
liot & Son. Foreclosing proceedings.
C. C. Parmele, receiver Citizens'
Bank of Plattsmouth, vs. Elizabeth
Woodson. J;ts. M. Woodson, J. M.
Patteison. auministrator of the istate
of Ambrose Patterson, deceased, and
Bank of Cass County. Foreclosure
Plattsmouth Loan & Building asso
ciation vs. Harry B. Coolidge, Eliza
beth M.Coolidge aud E. G. Dovey &
Son. Foreclosure proceedings.
A t love Call.
It is reported that Dr. T. P. Living
ston narrowly escaped a serious ac
cident last Monday night. He was
out making a professional call near
Oreapolis, and was driving toward the
railroad crossing with his head down,
(a habit that is common with the doc
tor) when h-i heard a man shout.
Looking up he saw a passenger train
coming like lightning, and had just
barely time to jerk the horses back
and jump out of the buggy when the
train dashed by, missing him about a
foot. It was a very close call.
Captain C. Thomas Dabb of the
"Sundown" received a fine two horse
power upright gasoline engine Monday
morning from Omaha. The engine
will be placed on Mr. Dabb's boat
which will be used as a pleasure craft.
"Tommy" is as happy as a little boy
with a whistle over his purchase.
For 'Frisco on Their Wheel.
Three young men arrived at Union
at O p. in. Tuesday, pushing their bi
cycles through the mud, and stopped
there over night. Two of the parties
looked and were dressed so nearly
j alike as to be easily mistaken for each
other. Inquiries developed the fact
that they were twin brothers and that
the names and identity of the party
are: C. C. ('leaver, M. D., of Cali-
fornia, A. D. Cleaver, dentist, and D
M.Johnson of College Springs, Iowa,
whence they now came, and that they
are enroute on their wheels for the
coast. Tne physician and the dentist
have with them on their wheels an
outfit for the prosecution of their pro
fessions while enroute. Mr. Johnson
is a student who recently graduated
at the school at College Springs, and
expects to begiu life in California in
whatever line presents itself.
The trip i undertaken chiefly for
recreation, sightseeing and health.
They anticipate having a very enter
taining trip of it, and v. ill eo leisurely
along until they become inured to the
wheel. They have a small blacksmith
shop in their outfit and expect to be
able to make any repairs their wheels
may need. They have sent most of
their baggage abead by express, so
that they can have a change of under
clothing when they catch up with it.
The party expects to average seventy
five miles a day.
A Valuable Ilorne Injure!.
Last Thuisday John Fitzgerald was
out driving a fine bay bucgy horse be
longing to the Fitzgerald stables and,
while out on Washington avenue he
met Agent S.outenborough of the Mis
souri Pacific depot, who wa.s also diiv
ing a buggy horse. The gentlemen
stopped to talk about a business mat
ter and when Mr. Stoutenborough
started his horse it became frightened
at something and swerved around so
that one of the buggy shafts penetrated
Mr. Fitzgerald's horse to the depth of
several inches. The shaft entered the
horse's body near the short ribs and
made a very serious wound. It was
thought last week that the animal
would not live, but its condition is
somewhat improved today and Dr.
Matthews, who is attending, reports
I , '
that It may recover
Grasshopper Detain Train.
Grasshoppers have made their ap
pearance in eastern Colorado on the
main line of the Burlington, between
Echo and Akron. The hoppers are
separated into buuehes, sometimes ten
miles apart, and, as they drift over
the track, the trains are stalled and
hindered. Last week the insects
spread over a large area of country
and several trains met with consider
able difficulty. The delay, however,
has not interfered with the arrival on
time of trains in this city or Denver.
Reports received at Burlington head
quarters say that the hoppers have not
done much damage to crops, except in
llurial of Henry limiting.
The funeral of the late Henry Hen
nings occurred last Thursday at one
o'clock from the family residence
and was conducted under the aus
pices of the A. O. U. W. and
M. W. A. societies of Cedar Creek,
of which organizations the deceased
was a member. A number of brethren
of these lodges from this city were in
attendance. The interment took place
at the Walradt cemetery and the re
mains were followed to their last rest
ing place by a large concourse of sym
pathizing friends.
.shooting Unjustified.
County Attorney Harlan of York
called on Governor Ilolcomb last week
and made a report relative to the
shooting of the paroled convict, Geo.
Kingen, by Frank Huzelett. Accord
ing to his theory the shooting was un
justified. Since the examination of
the accused public sentiment i3 said to
have changed in favor of the wounded
man. Kingen was shot from behind.
Twenty buckshot went through him
and ten are still in his body, yet at
last accounts he was alive.
The Allowance Still Short.
The increase of $100 in the Platts
mouth postmaster's salary made by the
P. M. Gi does not still compensate our
postmaster for the amount of allow
ance for clerk hire which was cutoff
last year. Up to last October an al
lowance of $300 per year for clerk hire
was made. This was then cutoff, but
since then $100 was allowed. This
leaves the office short $200 from prev
ious years.
The Weekly Jouhxal will be
sent to any postoffice in the United
States one year for one dollar, in advance.
An Old Resident of the County
Dies Very Suddenly.
Taken Down With an Attack of Neuralgic
Cramp While on the Streets of TMa
City Cooper-Schnllz Wed
diner Last Sunday.
Death of John II. Ilolrue.
One of Cass county's old and es
teemed citizens passed to his final
accountat ll:30o'clock Monday ,of neu
ralgic cramps, at his home in the
southern suburbs of the city. He had
been ailing for two weeks, but not
seriously. Last Monday, however, he
was taken sick while down town, but
grew better and was taken home,
where he grew rapidly worse and ex
pired in a short time.
Mr. Holmes has been a resident of
Cass county the most of the
time living on a farm west
of Rock Bluffs for considerably more
than thirty years. He was born in
Delaware county, N. Y., and was 65
years of aze. He had served his
country during the war of the rebel
lion and had of late-become a member
of McConihie Post, Grand Army of
the Republic, in this city. He leaves
behind him a wife, three sons Wm.
A., John H. and August A., and an
adopted daughter, Mamie, to mourn
his departure. He had a large farm
near Beaver City, in Furnas county,
where his three sons are living.
The manner of bis death was so
strange that it was deemed best to
hold a postmortem.
The Pout Mortem Reveal Nothing.
The post mortem examination held
Monday afternoon by Drs. Hall and
Cook on the remains of the late John
B. Holmes, did not develop anything
new. The cause of hi3 death was neu
ralgic cramps, as mentioned elsewhere.
The funeral occurred Wednesday at
ten o'clock frcm the family residence
and the interment took place at
the Young cemetery near Rock Bluffs.
The members of the Grand Army of
the Republic had charge of the
The Episcopal church in this city
was the scene of a quiet wedding
Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. Rev.
Burgess united in marriage Mr. Lem
uel Cooper and Miss Donna Schultz,
in the presence of the immediate
relatives and a few invited guests.
Mr. Cooper is the eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Cooper, and formerly
resided here, but is now employed as a
machinist in the shops at Palestine,
Texas. The bride is a well-known
young lady who has resided in this
city for the past few years. The
happy couple departed on Monday
on the Missouri Pacific railway for
their future home in Palestine, Texas.
The Journal extends congratula
tions. Otoe County Corn.
The Nebraska City News says:
"E. A. Wilson, one of Otoe county's
most flourishing fanners, brought to
the city this morning some corn that
measured over six feet in height and
is the finest sample of corn that we
have seen this year. The corn waa
planted on Arbor day and has been in
the ground just two months and two
days. This is a most wonderful
growth. Mr. Wilson has about thirty
acres in the field from which this sam
ple was taken and a large acreage that
was planted shortly afterwards that
looks fine."
He Waa Absent Minded.
Chas. H. Beach, the well-known
mail agent who runs into this city, is
evidently a very absent minded man
at times. Yesterday a conductor who
lives over at Pacific Junction requested
Charley to purchase him some cellu
loid collars and cuffs in this city. He
went to Dovey's store and bought
three cans of condensed milk and did
not discover his mistake until he got
over to the junction, when he hap
pened to remember that it was collars
and cuffs that he wanted. The boys
over there are making life miserable
for Charley now.
Col. John C. Palmer, an attorney
and bank president, of Wellsburg,
West Virginia, is in the city visiting
with Mr. Sam Waugh who is a rel
ative. Mr. Palmer, although a banker
is a pronounced free silver man an
exception to the rule.