Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, August 08, 1895, Image 1

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VOL. 14, NO. 33.
f f( PEK YEAR.
His Wife'S Argument Was In the
Shape of Bullets-
Hut He Thinks She Didn't Mean to Kill
Him A Visit to Heisel's Fl"nr
Mill Find Them Very liusy
Inert-Hard Output.
.Sadie Craw fold had a little argument
with her husband early Sunday morn
ing iitni as a result she put in Sunday
night Jt the Hotel Denson and her
Jack is nursing several bullet holes in
his person. She took occasion to fire
four shots at him, three of them taking
enVft. The way it nil happened was
this: Mrs. Crawford and a youug wo
man named Carrigan, who has been
staying with her, went to a dance Sat
urday night and did not return until
on or two o'clock Sunday morning.
Crawford came home shortly after
wards and, finding there a man named
Anton, null whom he had had some
previous trouble, ordered him to leave,
which he did. Crawford then had a
violent quarrel with his wife, but final
ly ihings quieted down and nothing
further -occurred until next morning.
Sunday morning Crawford came
down town and shortly afterwards
Airs. Crawfoid appeared on the streets
also. When she started home Jack
followed berand,arriviug at the house,
renewed the quarrel of the night be
fore. He lina'ly declared that he
would beat her brains out and followed
up th declaration by throwing a stick
of wood at her. Sadie concluded that
this was going a little too far and,
producing a revolver, began shooting.
The first shot did not bit him and he
started toward her with the intention
of taking the gun away from her. But
Lei aim improved on the next three
shots, and oue struck his left cheek
bone and glanced off, another entered
the corner of his mouth, knocking out
a couple of teeth and coming out the
back of his cheek, and a third struck
him on the forearm, cutting the skin
and burning two holes in his coat
sleeve. He finally succeeded in gain
ing possession of the revolver, but she
recovered it again and retained it till
taken away from her by the police.
Mrs. Crawford had a hearing before
Jude Archer Monday morning aud
acquitted, ou the plea of self-defense.
Judge Sullivan appearing in her behalf.
Crawford, in telling about the shoot
ing, said he didn't think she meant to
kill him, but the fact of her hitting
him three times would lead people to
believe that he might be mistaken.
A Flourishing Industry .
A visit to Heisel's flour mill Monday
morning revealed the fact that that
institution is running eleven hours a
day at present, with more orders than
can be filled. The mill is turning out
from seventy-live to eighty fifty-pound
sacks of "Plansifter" and "Golden
Star" flour a day, in addition to a
large amount of corn meal and some
rye flour. Mr. Heisel informed there
porter that as soon as he could pro
cure sufficient rye, the mill would be
run at its full capacity about fifty
barrels a day. This is a Plattsmouth
institution that apparently has not
felt the effect of the hard times, as it
has been running from eleven to
eighteen hours a day ever since its
Horse ICace Saturday.
An interesting horse race occurred
last Saturday at the fair grounds. The
horses were owned by Jim Iianey and
Charles Good of Murray and the match
was for $10 aside, the distance being
one-half mile. Kaney's horse was rode
by Ed Brantner and Good's by a
youug man named McEntee from
Union. Raney's horse was an easy
winner, the time being 54:i. It is re
ported that about $125 changed hands
on the race. Another match has been
arranged for August 20, at the same
place, the purse to be $100.
Catholic Church struck.
During" the storm Sunday after
noon a bolt of lightning struck the
tower on the Catholic church, and the
large cross, which has stood on the
building since it was erected, many
years ago. was knocked off Consid
erable plastering was dislocated by
the shock. The damage to the church
was fortunately very slight.
The' Plan Sifter "dour is the popular
brand. Ask tor it from your grocer.
Great Thuuder Storm Floods Cass County
Yesterday Afternoon.
Preceded by a storm of wind, a very
heavy rain shower fell upon this city
Sunday, beginning about one o'clock
and continuing for about three hours.
1'he storm was quite general, as far as
can be learned, telegraphic reports in
dicating that it exteuded over the ter
ritory embracing Lincoln on the west,
Ft. Calhoun on the north and Syracuse
on the south.
For a time the w ind blew great guns
and the rain fell in torrents, flooding
the streets, filling the creeks bank-full
and fully trying the capacitv of the
sewer. During the storm several
large stumps were washed through the
sewer, and one very large one, it is
reported, lodged in the sewer at some
point on it3 passage toward the river.
After the wind had blown for an hour
it ceased and a gentle, steady rain fell
for two hours more. The rain gauge
at the B & M. station shows that 2.05
inches of water fell during the day
the most water that has fallen during
the same length of time for several
The rain which fell a week ago in
sured a crop of corn, but this one has
added many thousand bushels to the
Telegraphic reports indicate thatthe
storm was quite general over eastern
Nebraska, from Hastings east, and
from Beatrice north, and that it did a
vast amount of good. Some hail fell
in portions of Cass county.
Sent Obscene Valentines.
Pearl Brown, one of the band of
Salvation army workers arrested last
winter on charge of stealing hogs was
again taken in charge by the officers
yesterday. This time he will have to
answer to Uncle Sam for sending ob
scene literature through the mails.
Henry Markle and other farmers were
the recipients of this kind of literature
and Inspector Sinclair was informed
of Pearl's wrong doing and went down
and brought him up for trial yester
day afternoon.
He had his hearing before IJ. S.
Commissioner Sejmour yesterday
afternoon and was bound over to ap
pear in the United Statescourt at Om
aha. His bond was fixed at $300 which
be furnished. Nebraska City News.
The Alfalfa I'alace.
The state fair managers are in high
spirits over the fair prospects. Every
thing is shaping up to their satisfac
tion. The alfalfa palace is now placed un
der the supervision of G. II. Hervey,
who will correspond with alfalfa grow
ers and solicit exhibits for this depart
ment. Western states are asking for
space in the alfalfa palace for their
mining and mineral exhibits. Space
in this building is above, par already
and the season for entry has scarcely
opened. The alfalfa palace is the new
and novel feature for the fair. World
Some (iootl Luck forjudge Archer.
Police Judge Archer has received
a letter from a law firm in Kansas ask
ing to be allowed to represent the
judge's interests iu a valuable estate,
consisti ng of a 640 acre farm in Butler
county, Kansas. The property was
owned by the late John M. Fowler, an
uncle of Mr. Archer's first wife, who
is dead, and the judge is one of sixteen
heirs to the estate. Considerable
money will probably be found also,
as Fowler is known to have drawn
$16,000 from a bank just prior to his
death, and this money has not been
Some ISi Potatoes.
Jim Price, who lives down on the
island was in town Friday, showing
some sample potatoes of his raising
that were simply "immense." They
were of the "Beauties of Hebron"
variety. Jim says he has a half acre
of this variety which he thinks will
yield about 100 bushels. He also says
that be has ten acres of beans that will
beat anything of the kind ever raised
J in the state.
Six Head of Horses Killed.
A fast freight train on the B. & M.
ran into and killed six head of horses
out near Cullom Wednesday night
The animals were the property of
three of the Meisinger brothers, two
horses belonging to each, and were in
a pasture near the railroad. It is sup
posed that they became frightened at
the approaching train and ran in front
of it and were killed.
The Louisville brick works have
been leased for three months to C. B.
Williams who expects to begin work
turning out paving brick about August
15. This will give employment to
twenty men.
William Hickson Files a Suit For
Divorce This Morning.
New Kecurd I looks Hecelved at the County
Judge's Orlice Friday Which Are
a Decided Improvement Over
the Old Ones Notes.
Wants a Divorce.
William C. Hickson vs. Matilda
Hickson is the title of a divorce case
filed in the district clerk's office Tues
day. The plaintiff avers that defend
ant would '"scratch, beat ami other
wise abuse him, causing blood to
flow," and would use vile and indecent
language in his presence, and also in
dulged in intoxicants to excess. He
prays for aLsolute divorce and the ie
tention of some property. The mat
ter will be heard at the coming term
of district court.
A Sad and. Sudden Death
' At six o'clock Friday morning Janet,
the bright little daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. E. W. Cook, passed to her final
reward. Deceased was four years and
eleven mouths old aud was idolized by
her parents aud grand-parents. Cause
of death was diebetes-millitus, frcm
which the little one bus been suffering
for some time. Several months yo
Dr. Cook took his little one to Chicago
for treatment for that disease and ip-
on his return to this city the child
showed some improvement aud it was
hoped that she would entirely recover
in a few months. The death is a most
severe blow to the loving parents, being
their only child, and they have the
heartfelt sympathy of the entire com
The little one's demise was entirely
unexpected, and Dr. Cook had her out
riding for a short time Thursday.
Everything known to medical science
was done for the child, and its every
want was lovingly ministered to. but
of no avail.
The funeral of the little daughter of
Dr. Cook, occurred Sunday from the
residence of the parents, the if-jdns
being followed to the cemetery by a
large concourse of sympathyzing
friends. The services were conducted
according to the beautiful and im
pressive ritual of the Episcopal church,
Rev. H. 13. Burgess officiating.
New Kecord Hooks
County Judge ltamsey Friday re
ceived two new record books which
were ordered by the recent legislature
The new books are entitled "Probate
Record" and "Fee Book." Heretofore
the probate matters have been kept in
four books, but under the new provis
ion two books will be all that are re
quired. The fee book was arranged
by Judge Ramsey and his assistant,
Mrs. Hasse, especially for the conven
ience of that office and contain sixty
nine entrys of charge. It is believed
that these books will considerably les
sen the work in the county judge's of
fice, although it will be alittle difficult
at first.
Senate file No. 7, an act to legalize
irregular records made in a certain
section (given below) and to repeal
said section as now existing, will prove
interesting reading to many. It is as
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
state of Nebraska:
Section 1. That section 1100 "of
chapter 11, entitled "Courts," of the
consolidated statutes of Nebraska for
the year 1891, be amended to read as
Section 1100. The probate books
shall consist of a "Probate Record"
and "Fee Book, which shall be kept as
tollows: 1. The "Probate Record"
shall contain a full record of all wills,
testaments and codicils, and the pro
bate thereof , all letters testamentary,
of administration aud guardianship,
and all bonds and oaths of executors,
guardians and administrators; all in
ventories, appraisements, sale bills
and other exhibits and reports received
by the court, relative to the settle
ment or disposition of estates, show
ing the amount of all such estates, as
shown by such instruments, together
with a full record of all orders, judg
ments and proceedings of said court,
with the dates of each paper filed or
entry made; and a full record of all
the determinations of the district or
supreme courts, upon appeal or peti
tion in error, from an order or judg
ment of said court. Evidence shall
not'be recorded. All original papers
shall be filed and preserved in
the court. The "Fee Book" shall
contain an entry of the title
of all probate proceedings, and the
date each paper is issued or filed, and
the date of all orders and judgments
entered therein; together with an ex
act account of all fees allowed and
paid iu each proceeding, showing the
names of the persons receiving the
same and for what such fees were paid
Provided, that all records heretofore
made under the authority of this sec
tion, and which have been made in any
one of the books heretofore provided
for by said section, but not in the
proper book, shall be as legal and valid
and shall have the same force and ef
fect as if made in the proper book.
Section 2. That section 110(, chap
ter 11, entitled "courts," of the con
solidated statutes of the state of Ne
braska for the year 1891, as now exist
ing, and all other acts, or part of acts
in consistent with this act, be, and the
same are hereby renealed .
Approved April 5th 1895.'
I.f-rt the Hank Stranded.
A dispatch from Weeping Water to
the Bee says: "The failure, Friday, of
E. E. Day, a general merchant and
also fine stock breeder, is causing a
great deal of comment, mostly among
those who were depositors in the de
funct Commercial Lank that failed ten
months ago. Day owed the bank $4,100
and the security given was a mortgage
on forty head of cattle. As the depos
itors have only received a 10 per cent
dividend so far, and find that most of
the loans made by the bank were not
properly secured, and that they will
realize but little on the security given
by Day, they are naturally worried.
The latter gave the Kilpatrick-Koch
Dry Goods company et al a mortgage
on his home place for $9,273.37, and
the same amount on his elevators, fine
hogs and stock of merchandise.
While this security will not pay out in
full the wholesale houses it gives them
a much better show than the bank.
The depositors of the defunct bank,
tiring of the dilatory methods pursued
by the receiver, II. II. Moies of Beat
rice, petitioned the courts for his re
moval and the appointment of John A.
Douelan, which was granted. Moies
served ten months, and his salary and
expense claim, which is to be
filed, is over 53,000, which includes
about three days work by the chair
man of the banking board, Townley,
for which he has an astonishing bill of
nearly 300."
Iliirliugton Western Extensions.
The following story sent out a3 a
special from Starbuck, Wash., is of in
terest in connection with the account
of the Burlington's pians for reaching
the Yellowstone National park:
"The Burlington railway is coming
west, and there are reasons for the be
lief that it is coming in a hurry. A
new route running nearly midway be
tween the Northern Pacific and Union
Pacific through a wild and unsettled
country is now being explored and
surveyed with all possible haste by the
engineers of the company, who are
working many miles south of the routes
usually considered available for the
Burlington road. The engineers are
well supplied with surveying apparatus
and evidently are anxious to get to
work on the Rocky mountain slope
From one of them it was learned that
they propose to locate a line up the
valley, working east toward the Wy
oming line and probably crossing it in
the northern part of Fremont county,
opposite the national park, unless a
better route through the Rockies can
be secured by crossing into southern
Oh, How Pitiful!
Listen to the wail of the Nebraska
City News concerning the coming im
provement in the M. P. train service
at this point: "The Press says that
changing the running of the trains on
the M. P. will not hurt Nebraska City
Perhaps our obstinate contemporary
will inform us how the people along
that road will be able to come to this
city, transact theirbusiness and return
home the same day. We have long
enjoyed a good trade from the north
but now we will lose it."
Sues For SilX,O0O.
John A. Donelan, receiver of the
Commercial bank of Weeping Water,
last Tuesday filed five suits in the
office of the clerk of the district court
against, a number of people on notes
due the bank. The amount sued for
aggregates some $18,000 and will un
doubtedly be hotly contested at the
next term of district court.
July Mortgage Kecord.
The following is the mortgage record
for the month of July as compiled at
the court house today: Farm property
filed, $22,779 50; released, $20,4S5.
Town property filed, $11,263.75; re
leased $13.5GS. Chattel mortgages
filed, $22,101.34; released, $4,103.30.
D. McIIugh, practical horse-shoer,
makes a specialty of road work and
bad feet on horses. I warrant my work
to give satisfaction. .
Northern Negro Outrages,
Spring Valley, Illinois, has for two
days been the scene of riot, rapine,
disorder and mob law almost unpar
alleled in this country. The occasion
of the trouble is the co-existence at
the coal mines there of many negroes
and Italians, and the effort has been
made by Italians to drive out or mur
der all the colored people, who were
brought there from the south to take
the places of striking miners some
years ago. At last accounts the ne
groes and their families were fleeing
for their lives in all directions by rail
roads and on foot. The whole condi
tion of affairs is the result of an ut
terly heartless treatment of miners by
the mine owners, who do not recognize
humanity as of more consequence than
brutes. Beyond question the corpora
tion owning the mines would discount
the Russian government it its treat
ment of its Siberian convicts, and if
its property should be destroyed it
would be no worse than it deserves.
As it is, the poor colored creatures of
Italian fury are getting the worst of
the wTarfare.
South Sioux City has a man who
milks calf-fashion when he is thirsty.
The Union Ledger is offering a free
mineral bath to every paid up sub
scriber. Travelling grocery fakirs are trading
wormy peaches for promissory notes
in Burt county.
Only one man at Plymouth has paid
his dog tax, and the marshal is think
ing of killing all the dogs but one.
Mrs. Anton Soukup of Morse Bluff
fell from a buggy, and was picked up
with no worse damage than a broken
The Northern Nebraska district of
the Grand Army cf the Republic will
hold a reunion at Neligh, Neb , August
8, 9, 10 and 11.
If Adam and Eve could have beheld
Burt county as it is today, says the
Lyons, Neb., Sun, they would have un
doubtedly homesteaded here, instead
of in the garden of Eden.
August 29 at 11 a. m. there will be a
reunion of the veterans of Illinois be
longing to the eighty-fifth regiment, at
headquarters, Camp Sherman. Hast
ings, and the boys are requested to be
on hand-promptly. ,
At Randolph a fellow named Abbott
trioil - v o o o n iAnfularito 'frnnnOT'"
on Merchant Meyer, and whipped him
because he refused to take it. The
court taxed Abbott $34, which was paid
in lawful coin of the realm.
Some one criminally placed a chain
in a shock of wheat, says the Ashland
Breeze, which in threshing passed
through William Meyer's machine,
ripping it up badly. One of the men
had a very narrow escape from losing
his life.
The dads of Nebraska City have
passed an ordinance making it unlaw
ful for any man, woman or child to
"rush the can." Nothing less than a
keg at a clatter can be carried from a
saloon to be guzzled at the shed end of
a store or printing office.
The university club of Omaha has
contracted with Pain to bring one of
his great spectacles and exhibit it at
Courtlaud beach for eight or nine eve
nings prior to the state fair, the last
representation to be before the fair
opens. The amphitheatre atthe beach
built for Pompeii will be used and the
show will be on as large a scale as that.
Either "The Siege of Vicksburg," now
running at Chicago, or the "Chinese
Japenese War," will be shown, and the
performances will be on consecutive
The Omaha Bee says that "the
great war at Jackson's Hole may have
been insignificant in everything judged
from a military standpoint, but it
promises to compare well with other
recent Indian outbreaks when the hole
to be made in the federal treasury is
taken as the chief consideration."
Col. S. P. Holloway has an apple
tree of the Ben Davis variety that is
indeed a marvel so far as fruitfulness
is concerned. One branch atout five
or six feet long and as thick as a
man's thumb, contains fifty-two fine
apples. This beats the record up to
the present time.
W. C. Simmons, the barber, has lo
cated his wife's earrings, which were
stolen from his house during his wife's
absence. As yet the other goods have
not been recovered, but he expects soon
to be able to get them. Justice Archer
will hear the matter on the 17th of
this month.
Subscribe for the Weekly Joan-kal-$1
per year, if paid in advance.
Wife of a Plattsmouth Physician
taken to the Asylum.
lSut He Was I'rohahly Trying to Work
the I'olice Testimony Sent to the
Oueen of Cireat Britain
A Girl Goes Wrong.
Adjudged Insane.
Mrs. Dr. Hart, who has resided in
thi3 city for about two years, was ad
judged insane the other day, and Sher
iff Eikenbary and wife took her to the
asylum at Lincoln last Thursday.
Mrs. Hart has been afflicted with mild
insanity for the past twelve years, but
it was believed that she would recover
her reason in time. Lately, however,
she has been getting worse, and at
times was quite violent, threatening
to take her life. She seemed to be
laboring under the hallucination that
some one was going to rob her. It
took the sheriff and three ladies all
morning to get Mrs. Hart to consent
to be taken to Lincoln without force,
but she finally promised to go without
trouble, which she did.
Although Dr. Hart and his wife
have resided here only a short time,
coming from Omaha, they have made
many friends, who sincerely sympa
thize with the doctor in his misfor
Claims He Was Robbed.
Thursday's Daily.
A strange young man with a large-
sized tale of woe was iu town last
night. He said that the night before
he was in Omaha and while crossing
the Union Pacific bridge two men
slugged and robbed him. He said that
when he awoke the next morning he
was lying in an empty box car in the
yards at Omaha, and did not have a
stitch of clothing on. The yard men
furnished him with-an outfit of cloth
ing and he hoofed it to this city. He
was given a bunk at police headquart
ers last night, and the officers were
going to investigate the matter today,
but the fellow had left town before
daylight. The police are inclined to
believe that the fellow was trying to
"work" them for the price of a meal
and bodging.
Sent to the lie form School.
The following from last week's Glen
wood Opinion will be of interest to
Plattsmouth people, inasmuch as the
girl formerly resided here:
"Nettie Edwards, a fifteen-year-old
adventuress of Pacific Junction, who
was instrumental in landing one
Moody in the penitentiary last spring,
has come to grief and was sent to the
reform school the first of this week.
She ran away to St. Joe and was ar
rested there and brought to Glenwood
by Constable Ike Ballard. Her hear
ing was before Squire Tolles and she
was committed by Judge Smith of
Council Bluffs."
Testimony Sent to the Queen.
The commissioners appointed by
Governor Holcomb to investigate the
Dawsou-McCarty escapade and report
to him will have the testimony for
warded without comment. While it
is their opinion that both parties have
been wrong, Assistant County Attor
ney Slabaugh states that the evidence
shows that the affair was condoned by
the Dawsons. Queen Victoria will be
given an opportunity to read over a
verbatim copy of the testimony. Bee.
Nine Cars Ditched.
While switching some heavily-loaded
coal and box cars in the B. & M. yards
yesterday at about 4 o'clock, one of
the rails turned completely over, ditch
ing the entire train of ninecars. Two
of the cars will have to be
unloaded before they can be put
on the rails again, as the wheels on
one side are buried in the ground up
to the boxes. Some of the cars came
near jumping over onto the main line,
and had this occurred it would have
delayed the evening trains.
The mystery of Minnie Williams'
disappearance promises to become as
deep as that attending the Charley
Ross case. Durrant, the San Fran
cisco man, is charged with having
murdered her; Holmes, the Chicago in
surance speculator, is credited with
her death, while a number of lawyers
contend that- she is alive. Minnie
Williams will soon become as well
known as John Smith."
Tom Walling, abstractor of titles,
Todd block. Guarantees accuracy of
all his work. 10tf.