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VOL. 14, NO. 36.
PLA.TTSMOUTH.. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29. 1895.
IF PAID IN ADVANCE.
The State Democracy Meet In Omaha
SOME RINGING EESOLUTIONS
Five Uun.l red Delegate Present, ttnd Al
liut Three or Four Favor lkituetal-liiii--Tlie
Ticket a Strong
Out and Winner.
The State Convention.
The democratic state convention at
Omaha Thursday was attended by
about 500 delegates, and the meeting
was a most haiuionious one. Judge
J. Puelps of Colfax county was
nomiuated for supreme judge, and Dr.
T. W. Blackburn of Holt county and
Hubert Kittei of Fremont lor regents
of the state university. F. M. Davis
of Beatrice was made temporary chair-
uiJtu, and Frauk J. Morgan of Platts
mouth and i. P. Xelsou. of Dodge
county were appointed secretaries.
The following resolutions were then
We. the democrats of XehrasUa. in
convention absembed, reamrm our
l.iilh in thosK principles written in the
declaration of American independ
ence, and emphasized by Jefferson and
Jacksou, namely, that all meu are
created equal; that they are endowed
by their creator with certain unalien
able rights, among which are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness;
that governments are instituted
among men to secure these right3,
aud that governments derive their
just powers from the consent of the
governed; and we demand that all of
the departments of the government,
legislative, executive and judicial,
shall be administrated in accordance
with these principles.
We reaffirm the declarations made
by the last democratic state conven
tion helo in Nebraska on September
-Webelioe that the restoration of
the money of the constitution is now
the paratnout issue before the county,
and insist that all parties shall plainly
st;rte their respective positions upon
this question, in order that the voters
in iv intelligently express their pre
ference; we, therefore, declare our
selves in favor of the immediate re
storation of the free and unlimited
coinage of gold and silver at the
present legal ratio of 16 to 1, as such
coinage existed prior to 1673, without
waiting for the aid or consent of any
other nation, such gold and silver
coin to be a full legal tender for all
debts, public and private.
'We send greeting to our demo
cratic brethren throughout the union,
who are making such a gallant fight
for the restoration of bimetallism and
congratulate them upon the progress
"We depreciate and denounce as
un-American and subversive of the
principles of free government, any at
tempt to control the action or policy
of the political parties of this country
by secret cabals or organizations of
any character, and warn the people
agaiust the danger tc oar institutions
thatlurks underany such secret organ
lz itiou. whether based on religious, po
litical, or other differences of opinion.
"Recognizing that the stability of
our institutions must rest on the virtue
aud intelligence of the people, we
stand, us in the past, in favor of the
free common school system of the
state, and declare that the same must
be perpetuated and receive liberal
financial support, aud that the man
agement and control of said school
system should be non-sectarian and
"The democracy of Nebraska ap
proves and commends the declarations
of President Cleveland in the past in
condemning the pernicious activity of
incutnb -nts of federal offices under
the government, in attempting to con
trol the policy and nominations of
their parties, nnd we hereby recom
mend the renewal of the pollcv of the
first administration in that regard.
" We affirm the uncompromising op
position of the democratic party to the
fostering aid by the government,
either national or state, of chartered
monopolies, and declare it as the rec
ognized policy of the party from the
days of Jefferson and Jackson to
watch with the utmost jealousy the
encroachments of corporate power,
aud wa are in favor of such legislation
a will insure a reasonable control by
ttie state of corporations deriving
their powers and privileges from the
slate, and especially the regulation of
rates for transportation by the rail
roads of the state,"
In the evening ex-Congressman
Bryan and W. D. Oldham addressed
a mass meeting at Creighton ball,
which was filled to overflowing.
Unlawfully Retained Money.
Receiver John E. Donelan of the
Commercial bank at Weeping Water
yesterday filed an affidavit in district
court asking for an order upon R. II
Townley, chief clerk of the state bank
ing board, for the return of $237,
alleged to have been unlawfully re
tained by him while acting as tempor
ary receiver. In 1S94 Townley pro
ceeded to Weeping Water and in
spected the affairs of the Commercial
bank. lie declared the bank to be in
solvent and returned to Lincoln, tak
ing with him over $1,400 of the bank's
assets. Townley handed over some
thing like $P200 and presented a bill
for the remaining $237. He refuses to
give up the balance and the attorney-
general ordered suit on the charge of
The above dispatch appeared in last
Saturday's World-Herald and State
Journal, but inquiry at the district
clerk's office last Saturday disclosed
that no such case had as yet been filed.
Played "Merry-go round."
Fred Janda, the ten-year-old son of
Frank Janda, bad a desire to take a
ride on a merry-go-round, and his in
ventive mind soon formed a plan to
make one of his own. With the as
sistance of some of his playmates he
built a sort of "11 vine Dutchman" and
the boys were amusing themselves tak-
ing rides Thursday afternoon when
Fred fell off the machine and struck
the ground with considerable force.
His right arm was broken at the elbow
and he was otherwise shaken up. A
physician was summoned and soon had
Fred fixed up as well as possible. He
will uow content himself for a time
with watching the other boys ride on
Death of Anna Awlsou.
Word was received here last Satur
day announcing the death at Tabitha
hospital, in Lincoln, of Miss Anna
Amison. Typhoid fever was the cause
of her demise, which occurred at
11 o'clock Friday night. Miss Anna
was a daughter of Henry Amison, who
was the partner of E. G. Dovey in this
city lor a number of years, fehe was
born in this city and grew to woman
hood here, removing to Lincoln a few
years ago. Deceased was 2S years of
age. The remains were brought to
this city Sunday morning at 10:29,
and were interred at Oak Hill cem
etery. NAMING DELEGATES.
Printed Lints for County Convention Del
egate. Heine Sent Out.
Nebraska City News.
On September 26th the republicans
of this county will bold their primar
ies in the various precincts for the pur
pose or selecting delegates to the
county convention to be held at Syra
cuse on Monday September 30th. Al
ready printed lists of delegates that
are to be sent to this convention have
been sent out to the various precincts
to see that things are fixed in time for
the primaries, so these men will come
to the convention as delegates. All of
this work has been done in the interest
of Judge Chapman, who appears to
have seen the handwriting on the wall
in Cass county and fears that he will
not have all of the delegates that are
sent to the convention from that
county, so is trying to get into Otoe
county and knock E. F. Warren out
before be gets a chance in the county
convention of this county. All of these
delegates are to be chosen irrespective
of their likes or dislikes about candi
dates for county offices and in conse
quence thereof a number of candidates
have entered vigorous protests and
propose to see to it that unless these
delegates are favorable to their nomination-that
they are left at home.
They do not propose to have their
chances of nomination for office sacri
ficed simply to give Judge Chapman
the delegation from this county. In
addition to this E. F. Warren's friends
are protesting that such work as this
is not fair, and will take a band in the
fight. From the present outlook there
will be a number of knives unsheathed
and some chances of delegate lists
made at once.
Perry Marsh, living south of Rock
BluffH, brought some of the largest po
tatoes to market Monday that have
been seen in these parts. Two nicely
rounded specimens of the Queen of the
aney variety were banded to The
Journal, that weighed three pounds.
Mr. Marsh says he has bigger ones
HORSE THIEF NO. 3
Another Man Is Arrested, Charged
With Stealing a Horse.
THE FELLOW EVIDENTLY "OFF"
Several Young Men From Town Visit
Melon Parch In Search of Ripe
Water-Melons, and Get a
Lund of Klrd Shot
Another ltorse-1 hlef.
Constable Wm. Newkirk of Alvo,
Cass county, arrived in town Monday
noon with a young man who gave his
name as John Knox, charged with
stealing a mare. The animal is the
property of C. J. Vinceut of Alvo and
was stolen Sunday. It appears that
Knox found the mare tied near Alvo
aud. after unfastening her, rode the
animal about a mile and then turned
her loose in a pasture with some other
horses. Here he selected another
horse, tied it to the fence and laid
down and went to sleep. He was ar
rested and taken before a justice at
Alvo, who bouud bim over to the dis
trict court on a charge of horse-steal
ing, ine fellow is evidently wrong in
his upper story, or he is playing the
part to perfection. It was understood
that the prisoner was not satisfied
with bis preliminary hearing at
Alvo, and he was accordingly
taken before Justice Archer on Mon
day. After the complaint had betu
read to him, and he was asked whether
he was guilty or not. he said he didn't
know "that's for yon fellows to say'
meaning the court.
Judicial Convention Called.
The democratic central committee of
the judicial district composed of Cass
and Otoe counties, met at Nebraska
City at two o'clock last Friday on
the call of the chairman. Frank P.
Ireland, with C. M. II uebner as secre
tary. Judge Archer was chosen to tii
the vacancy on the committee, caused
by the death of the late Hon. Wm. B.
Shryock. The matter of calling the
judicial convention was considered.
and the secretary was instructed to
issue a call for a convention to be held
at 1:30 o'clock on Thursday, Oc-
tooer iniru. rue representation was
fixed at 19 votes for each county,
based on the vote cast last year for
Gov. Holcomb. An interview of
views among those present indicated
a good prospect for the election of the
democratic nominee, whoever it might
be. It appeared that Otoe would pre
sent a candidate in the person of D. T.
Hayden, while Cass would name Judge
Ramsey of the probate court.
To Patroas of Public Schools.
Most of the schools of Cass county
begin Monday, Sept. 2d. The first day
is an ail-important one to all con
cerned, hence the necessity of readi
ness on the part of patrons, pupils and
teachers. The following suggestions
are intended to bring to your attention
now a few important matters relative
to your school, which otherwise might !
not come to your notice until school
Will all the pupils have the neces
sary books with which to begin work?
Will the teacher know anything
about the work of her particular school
before meeting her pupils the first
Will the school yard be covered with
tall grass and weeds?
Arv there blinds or curtains on the
sunny side of the building? Are there
any window-panes out?
Is there a sufficient number of good.
How about blackboards?
Have arrangements been made to
have the rooms thoroughly scrubbed
before school begins?
Is your school supplied with wash
basin and towels?
Are you ready to give the school
board and teacher any assistance pos
sible iu making the school this year
the best you have ever had?
Are you going to make a special
effort to see that your children are at
school every day and on time?
Trusting that you may profit by
these suggestions, I am,
Geo. L. Farley,
Robert Hayes returned home from
Colorado last Monday, where be has
been visiting for the past ten days.
Robert intended to go down to Cripple
Creek and witness the big bull fight
that occurred there Saturday, but
weakened when he saw the United
States troops heading that way.
REIGN OP HIGH CARNIVAL.
Louis in a Blaze of Glory Seven Weeks
of Uninterrupted Gaiety.
The name of America's greatest car
nival center St. Louis will be bla
zoned on the skies of gaiety from Sep- j
tember 4th to October 19th 1895. The
eighteenth annual reign of carnival
will prevade the city, and for seven
weeks European capitals noted for
their seasons of mystery and regal en
tertainment will gracefully bow to the
superiority of the city on the banks of
September 4th will mark the opening
of the Twelfth Annual St. Louis Ex
position. This splendid feature of St
.L.OU1S s carnival period win remain
open until October 19th. In addition
to Sousa's world-famed band, many
new attractions will be offered. Sep
tember 4th to 14th, the Celebrated
French Equilibrists, the Kins-Ners
will appear. September 15th to 28 Lb,
Caicedo, "the King of the Wire," and
Louis Orloriz, "the Man Monkey,'' by
their entertainments will delight the
fun-seeking public. September 30th
to October 12th, Ivan Tscheroff's
celebrated educated mutes, the Rus
sian dogs,are carded for a series of won
derful performances. October 13th to
19th Price Kokin, the greatest Japan
ese juggler alive will nil an engage
ment, while Buck Taylor and troupe of
native Sioux Indians, and Miss Cor
nelia Campbell Bedford, of New York,
Demonstrator or cooking, win appear
every day during the exposition season
That mysterious personage, .King
Hotu, and his retinae will give a day
light parade September 26th. This is
one of the most unique attractions of
the carnival season in St. Ixmis and
is grotesquely staged. October 7th to
12th, the world-beater, the great St.
Louis fair, will be the chief attraction.
On the evening of October 8th, His
Majesty, the Veiled Prophet and royal
court will parade the principal thor-
Gugl'fares of the city, followed by the
famous ball, which is known of through
out the land.
All the St. Louis theatres, during
the season of high carnival, have billed
most excellent attractions. Among
the number may be mentioned "Trilby''
"Lyceum Theatre Company," Chas.
"A Black Sheep,"
Company, Hoyt s
De Wolf Hopper,
The management of the Missouri
Pacific Railway and Iron Mountain
ronte having the interests of St. Louis
in mind, will sell tickets from all points
on the system to the carnival city and
return at greatly reduced rates. For
copy of the programme giving the
features of the carnival season in de
tail, address company's agents, or H.
C. Townsend, general passenger agent,
St. Louis, Mo.
Lightning at Louisville.
A dispatch from Louisville, this
county, says: "During a thunderstorm
this morning lightning struck the liv
ery barn of J. D. and W. T. Ferguson.
The bolt, coming down through the
office, tore off quite a piece of plaster,
knocking the occupant, William Fer
guson, to the floor. He received no
serious injury, nowever, and but
little damage was done to the
building. A light rain fell."
Wants a Divorce.
A petition for divorce was filed in
the district clerk's office Wednesday
The title of the case is Marietta
Stotler vs. Samuel Stotler. Both par
ties formerly resided in this city, and
the plaintiff now makes her home
here. The defendant is a resident of
Nebraska City. Mrs. Stotler asks for
a divorce on the ground of cruelty and
desertion. She asks for the custody of
their two minor children and twenty-
five dollars a month alimony for the
children's support until their majority.
A Prominent Wholesale Grocer of Omaha
To the afflicted:
Several years ago I discovered a
slight falling and bleeding of the lower
bowel which increased aud became
very distressing. I made inquiry as
to the nature of the disease and learned
that I had a somewhat aggravated case
of Hemorrhoids or Files. Was told of
several remedies and used them as di
rected, obtaining thereby some tem
porary relief. Not being satisfied with
such slight relief I cast about for a per
manent cure; when a friend directed
the use of the famous Magnet File
Killer. I used it. Immediate relief
from pain followed, and soon a com
plete cure was affected.
For sale by Gering & Co.
N Kim ASK HAPPENINGS.
York i3 after a sugar factory as hard
as it can run.
me u-osper county lair will he en
livened daily by a baloon ascension.
The eleventh annual fair for Boone
county comes off at Albion September
11, 12 and 13.
Way out in Frontier county the
other dav. a farmer exchanged 160
acres of land for $2,500 in yellow gold.
With all its efforts to exterminate
the Russian thistles, Harlan county
will not lack the seed for next year's
Sanford Parker, of Butte, a banker
agriculturist .by occupation, talks of
starting a paper at Spencer. Goodbye
A bachelors7 nail has been nttea up
at Randolph, where several unmarried
men room together. They have named
the chateau "Paradise Lost."
Politically Platte county is "all shot
to pieces," and a strong effort is being
made to unite all the allied forces of
reform and take the court house and
county jail by assault.
Lovejoy Paxton, one of the oldest
settlers in Niobrara, died at Omaha
after the performance of an operation
upon him for cancer. He had been a
resident of Niobrara since 1858.
The Nance county supervisors de
cline to district the county until some
one comes along with- knowledge
enough of what the legislature was
guessing at to tell whether it should
be sliced into five or seven pieces.
After swatting George B. Mair of
the Callaway Courier in the mouth
and kicking him across a vacant lot,
James B. Jones, late of Broken Bow,
relented and offered an apology to bis
wounded adversary. Such examples
of courtesy are amazingly rare.
The four machinery dealers of Hum
phrey sold this season, thirty-two
Deerings, twelve Buckeyes, twenty-six
McCormicks, and forty-eight Cham
pion binders, aggregating about
000; $10,000 worth of threshing ma
chines, including steam outfits, self-
feeders etc. In addition to this there
was about $1,500 of mowers and rakes
and about $5,000 worth of small ma
Decides to See Arkansas Ben.
Officer Fleming of the union depot
yesterday succeeded in getting at least
one prospective visitor to the state
fair. Probably he succeeded in get
ting a whole family. He had tospread
himself to accomplish this worthy re
sult, but he was fully equal to the oc
The depot is plentifully decorated
with the attractive posters of the
Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben. One of them
is placed above the water cooler. Yes-
erday an individual whose face was
argely overspread with big freckles,
which had been tanned in by the
prairie sun, went to get a drink, and
his attention was attracted by the
poster. He looked at it for several
minutes and then propounded the fol-
owing inquiry to Officer FlemiDg,
who approached at that moment:
"Say, Bill, who is this guy, Arkansas
The officer looked him over for a
moment. "Didn't you ever hear of
Arkansas Ben?" he asked.
"You have heard of Texas Bill and
Jesse James, I suppose?" asked the
"Well, they were not in it with Ar
kansas Ben. Arkansas hangs out in
Arkansas and Oklahoma. He has
killed thirteen men, two of them
United States marshals, and fifty In
dians. He has a band whom be calls
his knights, and each of them had to
kill at least three men before he could
oin. They live on rattlesnakes and
powder, and think no more of holding
up a train than you do of eating. No
body dares go after them. We heard
of them up here and thought we would
have them for our state fair. They
came high but we had to have them.
We had to promise, though, that we
would let each one of them have three
revolvers, a rifle and two bowie knives
before they would come."
"What yer givin' me? Is that
"Of course it is."
"Well, say, you can put me down as
one of the guys what comes to see the
fair. You bet I want to see that guy,
and I guess my old woman do, too."
Then he left for his train.
Miss Mae Street, who is employed as
a teacher in the schools at Durango,
Colo., returned to her duties Tuesday
after a summer's visit here with her
mother, Mrs. 11. A. Street.
A CAMPING PARTY.
Number of Young People From This
City Started Wednesday.
BICYCLE EACES NEXT MONDAY.
The County Championship Will be Con-
tebted For Another Race With Lee
Allison's Crack Running
Team Other Events.
A Jolly Camping Party.
Notwithstanding the unfavorable
condition of the weather Wednesday
a party of young ladies and gentlemen
chartered a couple of carryalls from
Liveryman Fitzgerald and went out to
Metzger'a grove, near Cedar Creek, to
enjoy a few days' outing. The party
carried a complete camping outfit, and
enough rations to last several dozen
people for a week. Among those who
went were the Misses Rose Hyers,
Mabel Hayes, Dora Fricke, Mia Ger
ing, Edith Patterson, Mary McClel
land and Amelia Vallery, and Messrs.
Will Hyers, Dave Hawksworth, Will
Streight, Henry Gering, Dave McEn
tee, Geo. Spurlock and Professor Mc
Clelland. Tom Parmele of Louisville
will join the party at Cedar Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Streight went out
to the camping grounds this afternoon
and will chaperone the young people.
The party expect to return home next
Monday's Bicycle Races.
Next Monday, Sept. 2d, is Labor
Day, and will be generally observed in
this city. The local wheel club have
arranged to have several good races
t. t :
occur tnat aiternoon, uegiumuK
promptly at 2:30 o'clock. The princi
pal event will be a five-mile race for
the county championship between
Tom Patterson of this city and Will
Carraher of Union. Another feature
will be a five-mile race between Lee
Allison's famous running team on the
hcrse track and a number of speedy
bicyclists on the new bicycle track. In
addition to these two goo events
there will be four other races. The
best riders in the state will be here to
compete for a fine list of prizes. Ad
mission 25 cents. Buy your tickets at
F. J. Morgan's store. No extra
charge for carriages.
Nebraska's Womea Lawyers.
Women lawyers of Nebraska who
are in active practice are aDout to
have notoriety thrust upon them is an
unexpected way. Florence Clinton
Sutro of New York city is gathering
information as chairman of the com
mittee on music and law for the state
of New York to exhibit woman's work
at the Atlanta exposition. She has
written to Secretary of State Piper tor
the names of women lawyers in active
practice. The matter was referred to
Clerk Campbell of the supreme court,
who yesterday fowardedthe following
names found in his directory of the
state bar: Ada M. Bittenbender,
Winona S. Sawyer, Mrs. Zara Wilson
and Fannie M. Richardson, Lincoln;
Mrs. Fannie O'Linn, Chadron; Alice
A. Minick, Beatrice; Miss E. E.
Wright, Scotia; Mae C. Wood, Omaha;
Kate M. Hall, Ord. A list of women
musicians which is also desired will be
even more extensive. State Journal.
Bled Him For a Roll.
Council Bluffs Globe.
Leslie St. Clair departed for his
home in Vincennes, Ind., Tuesday
being eiicorted to the depot by an offi
cer. He was not ordered out of town
but the police thought it best that he'
should depart as some hard looking
cases had cultivated his acquaintance
and they were "bleeding" the Hoosier
in good shape. In fact, his money
was rapidly disappearing. He had
$9,600 on Saturday night, but it had
dwindled fully $1,000 since that time.
An officer accompanied St. Clair to a
bank where a draft for $S,250 was se
cured and mailed to his address in
Indiana.. St. Clair is only a little over
22 years of age, and as an "innocent
abroad" he was a success. It is stated
that he left about $5,000 in this vicinity
since bis arrival here on Tuesday of
last week. At any rate he will have
occasion to remember his stay in the
Wm. Eikenbary was recently shown
an apple, grown in John Klaurenz's
orchard, which weighed, when put on
the scale, one poind and twelve
ounces within one and a half ounces
as large as the famous world-beater
which grew on Perry Walker's orchard
and a plaster cast of which is now on
exhibition at the agricultural depart
ment of the government at Washington.
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