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VOL. 14. NO. 28.
PTATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 4. 1895.
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The Political Outlook From a Re-
HAVE BEGUN MAKING BRICK.
The Brick and Terra ColtaWorki Kenume
Operations With a Force of Twvuty
Men -Will Have Their Horses
As the chief object of modern repub
licans i3 to run for and, if possible hold
oflice, it is to be expected that in a
county where a nomination by a
republican convention is nearly equiv
alent to an eleclion, the strife for oflice
should begin early. Cass county comes
under this rule, and there are numbers
of people who are now doing little else
than laying pins for the capture of the
coming convention. There are rumors
and rumors afloat as to possible com
binations and personal desires in this
line, and The Journal feels like giv
ing all the boys a fair chance to carry
off the plums.
Beginning at the top it is supposed
that his honor, Judge Chapman, would
not be inimical .to a continuance on
the district bench. To be sure he last
year voiced a desire for promotion, but
the superior strategy oriniquity of Mr.
Strode, or Church Howe, or both of
them, gave him surcease from this, and
he was content with the judgeship for
the time. People are hard to suit
sometimes, however, and there is no
telling what may happen.
It was rumored for some time that
Allen Beeson, who is also an able law
yer, would contest with Judge Chap
man for the delegation from Cass to
the district judgeship, but we hear
that last Saturday Mr. Beeson gave it
out that he had concluded to stand
again for the nomination for county
judge. This would indicate that the
former rumor was unreliable or that
be had changed his mind. People will
talk, you know, and the supposition is
that somc sort of an understanding
between friends in the party has been
arrived at over the matter.
The field for county judge was so
well tilled before that the appearance
of Mr. Beeson in the arena is liable to
create some friction, because the fact
has been publicly noted that D. K.
Barr and Geo. Spurlock of this city,
Win. Dellesdeuier of Elmwood, Mr.
Douglas and and another gentleman
froin Weeping Water, were already
making preparations to plnck that per
simmon. If these do not withdraw in
Mr. Beeson's favor, there is liable to
be blood on the moon before harvest is
Candidates for treasurer are also
quite numerous. First of all the vet
eran clerk, deputy and book-keeper,
'Thomas Pollock , who for the past two
terms has practically run the office, is
said to be in the field. Mr. Pollock
certainly deserves the nomination, as
be has been "turned down" before now
to give place to others not nearly so
competent as himself. Ilis son and
clerk, J. K. Pollock, is also said to be
a candidate for the nomination.
.Both are of known competence, and
whichever can best carry the primaries
N in town will possibly be the candidate.
Stephen Davis of this city is also out
for the place. Then young Eikenbary
of Union, and Gus. Weideman of
Greenwood, help to make out the com--plern;-nt.
For the shrievalty the fight
of two 5 ears ago is likely to be re
peated to some extent. It is said that
Ir. Eikenbary would not be aversed
to a renomination. The suave and
pleasant Mr. Hyers is also in a position
to receive the lightning shock, while
the second deputy, Harvey Ilolloway,
it is rumored, would like a chance to
tuu into the oflice on his wheel. It
would be strange if Plattsmouth
should furnish all the talent for the
Sheriff's race, however, and there may
This does not cover the whole field,
but more anon.
Have Commenced Making: Urick.
The Plattsmouth Brick and Terra
Cotta works, after an idleness of about
a year, Tuesday morning commenced
making brick again. About twenty
men are employed now, and the force
will be increased shortly if the pros
pects warrant such an undertaking.
The company has disposed of every
brick on the yards at present to the
B & M railroad, to be used in the con
struction of a new round house at
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Homes Will be Trained.
Prof. McClelland and S. II. Shu
maker are the owners of several very
tine horses, that, with proper training,
bid fair to become "flyers" in a short
time. These gentlemen have secured
the services of an experienced horse
trainer from Glenwood, who comes
highly recommended by Dr. Donelan
of that place, for whom he recently
trained some horses Messes McClell
and and Shumaker have five head of
promising horses quartered at the fair
grounds, and they will be given a
thorough course of training. If the
animals develope the metal their
owners expect of them, they will make
their debut at the meeting next fall of
the Cass county Agricultural Society.
Sheriff Eikenbary also has a mare
that shows every evidence of becom
ing a local krecord-breaker," and he
is considering the advisability of hav
ing the animal trained for the race
track. There are several other good
"steppers" in this city, and it is quite
probable that at the next meeting of
the fair association this city will be
creditably represented in the speed
Itallroad Facilities for the State Fair.
A meeting of general managers of
the Burlington, Union Pacific, Elk
horn and Missouri Pacific will be held
today, at which time the question of
terminals for the state fair grounds
will be definitely decided on. From
the blue prints prepared for this
meeting it is safe to predict that the
most complete arrangement for the
handling of trains will be adopted.
The plans are of a most generous na
ture and give the four railroads ample
opportunity to get to the grounds, each
road having platforms on either side
of its own tracks to unload and take
on passengers. The details are yet to
be worked out, but the general plan
has received the sanetion of all the offi
cials interested, today's meeting
being called for the purpose of finally
closing up the matter of train service
and the amount of trackage to be built
by each roai. The Burlington will
reach the grounds via Deerfield.
The tiering Entertain.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ger
ing, on North Sixth street, was the
scene of a pleasant social gathering
last evening. The party was given in
honor of Miss Mason, a sister of Mrs.
G. F. Houseworth. There were thirty
couples present and the entertainment
consisted of cards, dancing and re
freshments. The music for the oc
casion was furnished by the'Tuxedo"
Mandolin Club, corrposed of Messrs.
IlaTry Green, O. K. Johnson, Geo.
Tartch and Demmie Iliatt, and is re
ported to have been very fine. It was
one of the most pleasant social affairs
that has ever occurred in the city, and
the Misses Gering proved excellent
Crawtish Causes Trouble.
A dispatch from Ashland to the
State Journal says: "An insignificant,
backsliding crawfish has caused this
city and the mill and the electric light
company considerable trouble. The
company has been building a new mill
race near the old one, and Sunday a
crawfish came backing from the old
into the new excavation. In a few
moments the hole was the size of a
man's body, and before it could be
stopped the bank broke through, let
ting out the volume of water. The
mill was forced to shut down, and the
electric lights, upon which the town
depends largely, were unable to be
An Interesting: Decoration.
Many business houses on Main
street were tastefully decorated for the
recent state turnfest,but probably the
most interesting decoration appeared
on the front of C. T. Butler & Co.'
ice cream parlors. It was a large flag
and was carried through the war of
the rebellion by Mr. Butler's father,
who nerved under Gen. Baker, enlist
inz at Washington. The old flag is
considerably battle-scarred and at
tracted much attention. The flag can
be seen in Mr. Butler's show window.
At the residence of the bride's par-
i ents in this city at 8 p. m. last Wed
nesday. Rev. Burgess officiating, Mr.
Bart. Kirkham and Miss Matie Beal
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Beal
Only the most intimate friends were
present. No cards.
In accordance with a new law that
w as passed by the last legislature the
records of the county court, instead of
being kept in three books, the book of
entry, book of estates and probate
record,will be kept in one book.
The"PlanSifter"flour is the popular
brand. Ask for it from your grocer.
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The State Turnbezirk Conclude the
Tumfest With a Picnic .
THIS CITY WINS SOME PRIZES.
It Was One of the Mont Sueccssf ol Tour
anient liver Held by the Society
Pickpockets Kelleve a Lady
of Her Money.
The sixth annual turnfestof the Ne
braska state turnbezirk was concluded
Sunday by a grand picnic at Patter
son's park. About two thousand peo
ple were in attendance, and a royal
time was enjoyed by all. The best of
order was maintained throughout, and
no unpleasant scenes occurred to mar
the success of the occasion. Saturday
evening a bail was given at w ater
mau's which was participated in by a
arge number of turners and their
friends. It was a grand success in ev
ery particular and the jolly dancers
iept time to the strains of the Bohem
an orchestra until the next day.
Saturday afternoon the judges made
the awards of prizes to the several
successful contestants as follows: In
the class work Omaha received first
prize, the score being 81.7. Platts
mouth was a close second, with a score
of 31.5, while Fremont and Millard
ollowed in the order named.
On Sunday afternoon Plattsmouth
and Omaha were opposed in the senior
or baer turning contest, and the local
class won first honors.
Honors were awarded in the indivi
dual turning, which included the more
difficult feats in athletics, as follows:
First, Otto Wurl, Omaha; second,
Emil Wurl, Plattsmouth; third, John
Kroege, Omaha; fourth, Paul Wurl,
In the Kecond group the results were
as follows: First, Walter Price, Fre
mont; second, Joe Peters, Plattsmouth;
third, Philip Miller, Omaha; fourth.
B. Wurl, Plattsmouth; fifth, Henry
Richter, Omaha; sixth, Bruno Fuchs,
Omaha; seventh, John Killian, Omaha;
eighth. Charles Bees, Omaha; ninth,
Geo. Koehnke, Plattsmouth.
In the apparatus turning the prizes
in the third or highest group were
awarded as follows: First, Otto Wurl,
Omaha; second, John Kroege, Omaha;
third, Emil Wurl, Plattsmouth.
In the second group the results were:
First, Joe Peters, Plattsmouth, and
Philip Miller, Omaha, tie; second,
Walter Price, Fremont; third, Bernard
Wurl, Plattsmouth; fourth, George
In the pole vault, high jump and
lifting 100 pound weights, a group in
itself. Otto Wurl. Omaha, won first
prize; Philip Miller, Omaha, second,
and Walter Price, Fremont, third.
The ladies' class of Omaha had no
opposition, but were awarded a di
ploma. This class attracted unusual
interest, and gave exhibitions of club
swinging and dumb-bell lifting, that
was highly appreciated.
The Omaha ladies' class, dressed in
bloomers, was the chief drawing card
at the picnic.
One of the Omaha turners sustained
a fractured arm Saturday afternoon
while performing on a horizontal bar
on high school hill.
The ladies' class was a novel feature
of the turnbezirk. This was the first
time a ladies' class ever participated
in a state contest of this society.
Mayor Newell's address was a short
and well-worded one, tendering the
visitors the freedom of the city and
extending to them a hearty welcome.
Matthew Gering's speech Saturday
afternoon was a master-piece and was
well received by the large audience
that listened to the eloquent young
Pickpockets Were Here.
The unusually large crowd of visi
tors in this city last Saturday proved
a bonanza for pickpockets. Mrs
Nicholas Halmes, who was witnessing
the Turnbezirk exercises on high
school hill that afternoon, was relieved
of her purse, containing about nine
dollars in money, and another lady re
ported the loss of her pocketbook, bu
the amount of. money lost was small
Chief Dunn was notified shortly after
ward and searched several suspicious
looking fellows, but was unable to lo
cate the stolen money. Two fellows
were arrested in the evening and taken
before Police Judge Archer, who as
sessed one dollar and costs and turned
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make himself scarce. The police
icuased alout a dozen tough-looking
bums out of town at eleven o'clock
oaney Defeats Oeorje Uarshinau.
A special from Talmage, in Otoe
county, to the Bee, dated June 30th,
taya: "The wrestling match between
(ieorge Harshman of Avoca and John
Gosney of Benkleman, Neb., came off
jlast uight at Cash's opera hou9e in
and was won by Gosney in the fifth
bout. A large crowd gathered to wit
ness this, as everyone knew it would
be a hard battle. Frank Biggs was
referee. Floyd Harshman was the
man Gosney was after, but, on the
plea of a broken toe, George was put
in. The fifth bout was decided a foul,
time was called and, after a rest of
five minutes, the men were called into
thrincr. Goanpv came in as fresh as I
ever, with his pleasant smile, but
Harshman flew the track and refused
to enter. Time being called again
and again and Harshman failing to
come to time, Gosney was declared the
winner and the $50 handed to him."
In Judge Archer's Court.
Five civil cases were filed in Justice
;rcheis court on Tuesday by Chas.
ltichard Bilstein, the butcher, has
been on a protracted spree for several
days and on Tuesday he became so
abusive to his family that his wife and
daughter appeared before Police
Judge Archer and swore out a warrant
or his arrest. His amusement cost
him $10 and trimmings, which he will
board out with Jailor Denson.
Frank Kalacek's ten-year-old boy
got mixed up with another boy, named
George Miller, who is several sizes
arger and four years older than he is,
and, as a consequence, the younger
boy in wearing one of his optics in a
sling. A warrant was sworn out in
Judge Archer's court for the arrest of
the Miller boy, but when Chief Dunn
went to the boy's home he learned
that the youngster had "flew the
Uh an Oinihn l.)rl.
Vera Stanwood, the handsome,
dashing and unscrupulous woman who
is aaid to have stolen the affections of
Champion Jim Corbett from his wife,
was an Omaha triii. and it was in a
Ninth street resort that she started
out on the life which she has since fol
fowed witli enough notoriety to satiate
even the most exacting member or the
lower world. The woman's right
name is Jessie Taylor. At the time of
her birth her father was a switohman
in one of the Omaha yards, while her
mother and a sister still reside in that
city. She married a hack driver thare
and lived with him about lour years,
during which time a child was born.
She finally left her husband and be
came an inmate of a hoiue of ill-fame
and subsequently drifted to Chicago
where she assumed the name of Eva
Henry tiering in Appointed.
The state board of transportation
Monday elected II.lt. Gering of this
city secretary of the state board of
pharmacy. The Bee's Lincoln corres
pondent in speaking of him says: "Mr
Gerinir is an administration demo
crat." Mr. Gering wishes The Jouu
nal to deny this latter statement.
"I am not an administration demo
crat." said he. "and have not been."
Tbedutiesof this position aietoex
amine and pass upon applicants for
prescription clerks. It is an honorable
place and pays $ a day and expenses
while actually employed. He and two
others were recommended by the Ne
braska association of druggists one
of them to be appointed, and Mr. Ger
ing was chosen.
Oertru.de Antill Snlcldes.
Information has been received in
this city to the effect that Gertrude
Antill, formerly of Plattsmouth com
mitted suicide recently near Circle-
ville, Ohio. She has been living with
a married sister since the death of her
grandmother in thi3 city about two
years ago. Miss Antill was well and
favorably known in this city where
she resided for several years, and her
many friends here will be grieved to
learn of her sad ending.
Mr. Young feels aggrieved that Mr.
Patterson should have received the
entire credit for the reduction in the
tax levy this year. While he realizes
the advantage of having a thorough
ousiness man line Mr. I'atterson on
the board, he thinks that all the com
missioners should'have equal credit in
tne matter, as tne reauciion was
largely brought about through the ef
forts of himself and Mr. Haves.
Leave your orders for job work with
The Journal,, an artistic job guaranteed.
Peter Van Garder of Bayard lost a
horse that be valued at $2,000.
A littlejdaughter of James Gatewood
of Papillion fell off the porch and
broke her arm a day or two ago.
In the North Platte country small
grain is heavier and promises a better
yield than any year since the discovery
Mr. Conroy of McCool sold a half
interest in his trotting horse, "Little
Dick," for $500. The owner of Alix
was the purchaser.
Henry Blumer of Chalco, woke up
one morning to find that four sets of
harness and a saddle had been taken
from his barn during the night.
John Doe, sentenced to feed a few
days at the Papillion jail on bread and
vcatpr mad his psrane bv sDrincincr
the cell door. He never came back.
Holt county is mightily agitated
over the question of how to cut itself
up in such a manner that every incor
porated village may become a county
North Loup is at present doing busi
ness without a bank, and some one
with means has the chance of a life
time to supply the demand and make
a barrel of money.
The Aurora Republican began its
twenty-third volume last week. It is
enjoying a fair degree of prosperity
and takes an optimistic view of the
future of Nebraska and the rest of the
Fred Ileiser, formerly a prominent
citizen of Boone county, but later a
resident of Belgrade, Nance county.
disappeared two weeks ago and has not
been heard from since. It is feared
financial trouble have unbalanced his
If a certain dead beat and howling
dervish who infests this community.
says the Graphic, doesn't let up on his
baekcapping he will find something
appear in print to his disadvantage.
There are no dissension or factions
among the people of Atkinson but
whatorigiuate iu the soft part of his
JoliUhou's Latest l'eat.
At Toronto: Ont., Monday. John
S. Johnson, the bicyclist, maue tne
fastest mile ever ridden in a competi
tion race. Walter Sanger and Harry
Tyler were the other contestants and
the race was for a purse of $1,500 and
the world's championship, best two
out of three heats. Johnson won the
first two heats with a very close mar
gin, make the first one in the very fast
time of 1:29. The second heat was
considerably slower, on account of the
riders not being paced fast enough.
the time being 2:015. L.E. Richardson
rode a quarter of a mile backwards
in 0:57. making the world's record
for this style of riding.
AKOUXD THK COURT KOOMS.
District court adjourned Monday
until July 10th.
Sheriff Eikenbary is confined to bis
bed with a severe attack of rheuma
tism. and is unable to move without
Judge Ramsey issued a marriage li
cense Saturday evening to Robert J
Corbett and Miss Eflie Edson, of the
vicinity of Avoca.
A petition has been filed in county
court for administration of the estate
of the late Ilenrv J. Hennings. Pe
tition abo filed for guardian of Hen
The Norfolk Journal says there are
1,400 acres of sugar beets growing in
the immediate vicinity of Norfolk,
which now give promise of yielding
twelve tons to the acre, giving a total
of $00 per acre to the growers. In other
words, at least S7-L000 will be paid out
to the farmers near Norfolk for sugar
beets this fall. The amount paid to
factory employes will be fully as much
Messrs. Harvey Holloway and Sam
Patterson went to Kearney yester-
day, the former to participate in the
bic bicycle races there July 4th and
5th. They will return Saturday morn
Mathew Gering will be the orator at
the Wymore celebration on the 4th,
and he has prepared an oration that it
is safe to say will do him credit and
befit the occasion.
Miss Amelia allery arrived home
yesterday from Chicago, where she
has resided for the past several
The Wkkkly Journal will be
sent to any postofiice in the United
States one year for one dollar, in ad
The Bicycle Races Have to be Post
poned on Account of Rain.
THE COUNCIL BLUFFS RACES.
Ilolloway Lands Two Prizes And Patter
son One Three Iowa Kecords Are
Broken Edgehlll Did Not
Enter the Race at All.
Thursday's rain no doubt spoiled
some fine bicycle races at the new race
course in this city. There was a large
number of crack riders in the city from
abroad, and they all returned home
that evening witnout navmg had a
chance to try the new track. There
were 17 entrys in the five-mile handi
cap race, including the very best riders
in the state. It was decided to post
pone the meet until Thursday, July 18,
and all the bicyclists that were here
yesterday signified their intention of
returning upon that date and partici
pating. About one hundred bicyclists from
abroad arrived Thursday morning on
different trains to take part in and
witness the bicycle races at three
o'clock in the afternoon.
The following bicyclists had filed
entry blanks and expected to partici
pate in the races:
T. M. Patterson, Walter Burdick,
H. E. Frederickson, H. A. Crawford,
Wm. Caraher, II. L. Underwood, Fred
Edwood, W. D. Staley, W. A. Pixley,
H. Ilolloway, T. Parmele, Frank Ses-
sier, ii. uadke, J. MaciSider, L. saw
yer, J. Sherman, J. Beeson, R. Mauzy.
Council Blufls Races.
The bicycle races given at Coun
cil Bluffs, la., June 26th for the
benefit of John N. Wortman, who sus
tained injuries by a collision with a
wheelman some time ago, were a pro
nounced success. A good attendance
was had and several red hot races
were run. The Plattsmouth contin
gent did some fine riding, Holloway
taking second place in the two-mile
handicap, and fifth prize in the mile
handicap. Tom Patterson did not fare
as well, securing fourth place in the
quarter mile. Three Iowa state rec
ords were smashed, Edwood taking
the mile novice in 2:37 3-5, Hatten-
hauer the quarter in 30 fiat, and Mac-
nider the two-mile handicap in 5:06 2-5.
The real warm thing in the races was
the quarter open between Fredrickson,
Hattenhauer, Mack and Patterson.
Ilattenhauer jumped out with the
pistol shot and set a terrific pace,trailed
by Fredrickson,whoin turn was chased
close by Mack and Patterson. Fred
rickson was unable to close the gap but
forced Ilattenhauer to do the distance
in killing time. The two-mile handi
cap also furnished some nerve shatter
ing racing and was really Holloway'a
race. The handicapper had placed
Macinder at the two hundred yard
mark and he took three hundred. Des
pite this lead Holloway came near to a
victory forcing Macnider to go the last
half mile at a heart-breaking pace.
The boys have no cause to be ashamed
of their showing although the prizes
were not very plentiful.
Resisted an Officer.
If young V7ill Shera of Rock Bluffs
wants to keep out of trouble he will
never drink any more red liquor, be
cause wnenever he gets a drink ahead
he becomes belligerent, and either
has a quarrel or a fight with somebody,
and it's just about as likely to be a
friend as anybody else. Wednesday
he got a few drinks, and when George
Sawtelle stepped up to the bar of an
up.t0wn saloon and asked for a glass
of bee- Rhara. all nnnrovotfid. struck
him a fearful blow in the face, and
then followed it up with another, bat
tering his lace up fearfully, and then
when Chiel! Dunn came up to arrest
him he resisted and had to be subdued
by a "persuader." On Thursday he
was brought before Judge Archer and
fined $25 and costs, for the payment
of which he gave security. Shera is
all right if he lets liquor alone, and
he is old enough to have the good
sense to quit monkeying with the vile
Last Sunday was a big day for the
Methodisi church at Elmwood, twenty
seven being taken into full member
ship in the church and baptized, twenty-one
by sprinkling, five by immersion
and one by pouring. Rev. Frank
Campbell, the pastor, will commence
revival meetings on the evening of
July 22, and will be assisted by the
Rev. Mr. Mailey of Oklahoma.
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