Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, June 27, 1895, Image 1
F WEEEJLY JOURNAL MU U I'M JST ,4iV2 FEAR NOT." VOL. 14, NO. 27. PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 27. 181)5. $1.00 IF PAID IN ADVANCE. ABOUT THE TOWN. Things That Have Happened in the Past Few Days- ISH TO ANSWER FOR MURDER. 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 done. 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 publican. 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. A SUDDEN DEATH. The Aged Wife of Timothy Clark Passes to Her Reward. THE NEBRASKA TURNBEZIRK. 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 last. 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 pected. "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 strong. "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 ing." 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 confirmed. 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 proceedings. 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 spots. 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. J. B. HOLMES DEAD. An Old Resident of the County Dies Very Suddenly. WAS I OWN IN TOWN MONDAY. 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 ceremony. Cooper-Schultz. 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.