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VOL. 14, IVO. 3J.
PL1TTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. 1895.
IF PAID IX ADVANCE.
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The Drowned Man's Remains Found
At Rock Bluffs.
DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT.
Ladwig Degendorfer lim at Hl Uoiu
Near This City SuDiiy-Wi a
Iteeident of Cass Count j f iiu w
1873 Other Aflir.
TIe Body Found.
Saturday afternoon two men, one
named Churchill and another whose
name was not learned, recovered the
body of a man floating in the river
near Rock Bluffs, and soon towed it in
to Und. Word was sent to this city
and a coroner's jury, consisting of J.
I. Unruh, Sheriff Eikenbary and Deputy-sheriff
R. W. Hyers, drove down
there Sunday and viewed the re
mains. The body was identiDed as
that of the unknown "Inan who was
drowned at this point a few days ago.
ilia identity is still a mystery, as the
only article found in his pockets waa a
lower set of false teeth. The remains
were interred at Hock Bluffs yesterday
leatb Call an Old Kilii .
At 4:30 o'clock Sunday morning, the
sou! of Ludwig Degendorfer passed
into eternity. Mr. Deuendorfer hs
been suffering about a year with a
cancer in the stomach, and death came
a a relief to his intense suffering.
Deceased was sixty-live yeais of ape
and came to this country from Ger
inauy iu 1ST0. He located in Iowa,
where he remained for two years, and
thn came to Cass county, residing
here forthe past twenty-three years.
Mr. Degendorfer had been married
twice and leaves four children, the
result of his first marriage. His old
est child, Gustave A., and the yor ng
est. Clara, resided with him on the
Degendorfer farm, three miles north
west of Plattsmouth. The other chil
dren are Mrs. Emma Witte, of Wis
consin, and Mrs. Lizzie Ilennings, re
siding uear Cedar Creek.
The luneral occurred Tuesday af
teriic j ut 2 o'clock from the family
residence. Rev. Father Carney officiat
ing. A Very Painful Wound.
Henry Falter, the well-known far
aaer living a few miles west of this
city, was the victim of a very painful
accident last Monday. He was stand
ing in front of a mower, to which was
Jjitched a team of horses, making some
repairs to the machine, when the
horses became frightened and started
to run. One of the sharp-edged blades
struck Mr. Falter's right hand, and
the flesh was nearly all cut off the
palm of his hand. The pain was. in
tense, and Mr. Falter was brought to
this city, where physician dressed the
Injured at the Shout.
Thursday afternoon William Allis,
a well-known young machinist at the
B. & M. shops, received injuries that
will disable him for some time. He
was working at a big steel lathe, when
suddenly a portion of the feed broke,
and when it came around Mr. Allis'
right band was caught and severely
crushed. The ends of the three last
fingers were stripped of the flesh and
the bones in the third finger were,
broken, but that member may not
have to be amputated. It was a very
painfnl accident, but Mr. Allis is con
gratulating himself over the fact that
ins entire band was not crushed.
Uragged Several Koda.
Sunday at about 12 o'clock Joe
Haraska, a Bohemian, was driving 'a
one-horse spring wagon out near the
old electric light power house, when
one of the wheels of the vehicle broke.
This frightened the horse and it
started on the run, dragging Mr. Ha
rasfey, who had become tangled in the
lines, several rods, face downward.
He was severely bruised and his face
badly skinned, and he was rendered
unconscious. He is considerably im
proved today and will be around in a
few days. It was a fortunate escape
from a more serious injury.
Thrown From a llorne.
A. J . Graves received a telephone
message from Union Monday noon an
nouncing that Geo. La Rue, the well
known blacksmith at that place, bad
been thrown from a horse and prob
ably seriously injured on Monday.
He was rendered unconscious and was
still in that condition when the mes
sage was sent.
John Robbing Kill a Wolf.
John Robbins and his sister, Miss
'I'hemia, of this city and a young
friend and his wife, who reside in
Montana, were recently visiting up
near Billings, Mont. The party went
out on a camping expedition on the
Yellowstone river and report enjoying
a splendid outing. One morning John
borrowed his friend's . shot-gun and
went out to look for game. ' As he
was prowling around a large wolf
crossed his path about twenty-five
yards away. John was considerably
startled, but soon recovered his bear
ings and, bringing the gun to his
shoulder, fired both barrels. John
says he didu't remember anything for
a fewr minutes, and then he and his
friend, who had been attracted by the
unusually loud report, made a diligent
search for the remains of his wolfship.
Nothing that looked like a wolf was
found and they returned to the camp,
John feeling very sore over shooting
both barrels and not getting his game.
In a day or so the party "broke camp"
and John, and his sister returned
home. Last Monday night John re
ceived a letter from his friend and
was surprised to learn that he had
killed the wolt, after all. His friend
stated that he had been out near the
scene of the late camp with a team
and had discovered the dead wolf, one
of the shot having penetrated the ani
mal's heart. The carcass was in good
condition and he took it to a taxider
mist, who will stuff and mount it,
after which it will be sent to John in
Dodge Wiped Out Hy Fire.
Tuesday afternoon at about two
o'clock a fire started in a brickyard in
the northeastern part of the little
town of Dodge, Dodge county, and, as
the wind was blowing a fearful gale,
nearly the entire place was reduced to
ashes. A request for help was sent to
Scribner and Fremont and both cities
responded promptly. The Scribner
department arrived on a special train
soon after three o'clock but was ham
pered by a lack of water. The Fre
mont department arrived shortly after
four o'clock with its chemical engine
and it did splendid work. The fire
men from the visiting departments
worked like slaves and saved a great
deal of property.
The business portion of the city is
wiped out completely. Four blocks
square, with the exception of three j
buildings, was completely destroyed.
Two hundred people are homeless, but
are being cared for by sympathizing
neighbors. The loss will aggregate
fully $200,000, with less than 20 per
cent of insurance.
Ed Fitzgerald Louse a Horno.
County Clerk Frank Dickson en
gaged a horse and buggy Thursday of
Liveryman Ed Fitzgerald and drove
down to Xehawka, where the animal
suddenly dropped, and shortly after
wards expired. Thecause of the horse's
death was spasmodic colic, a complaint
very common among horses during the
hot weather. The past few dayshave
been among the very hottest here this
summer, and it is dangerous to drive
a horse any distance. Frank had to
borrow a friend's horse to get home
with, and is of the opinion that "poli
tics comes high," although he didn't
say he waa "fixing fences."
The Cap Will Remain In America.
The great international series be
tween the American yacht. Defender,
and Lord Dunraven's English yacht,
Valkyrie III, is ended. Thursday
the Defender made the race alone, the
Valkyrie pulling out immediately
after crossing the starting line. Lord
Dunraven claimed his yacht was
interfered with by the excursion boats
and, as he announced previously, be
withdrew from the race, thus forfeit
ing all chances of winning the Amer
ican cup. Defender having won three
straight heats, was awarded the cup.
Murder Near Have lock.
P. J. Donlan, a wealthy farmer,
living near Navelock, was found dead
in his wagon Thursday at that place.
A lacerated wound just above his left
wrist, supposed to have been made by
a bullet, was the cause of his death.
The bot tom of the wagon box was cov
ered with blood, and the victim evi
dently bled to death. Robbery was
probably the motive for the crime.
Mr. Donlan's property is valued at
between $50,000 and $75,000. Xo ar
rests have yet been made.
L. B. Densmore filed a complaint in
Justice Archer's court Friday .charging
N. M. Bellville with wilfully cutting
down some thirty grown trees on his
premises, north of the water works
pump house. The treea are valued at
UNDER BIG BONDS.
Henry Gable, the Louisville Farmer,
Held to the District Court.
SHOOTING WITH INTENT TO KILL
That i the Charge lie Will Have to An
swer to John Carnea Again Shows
ills Hand Mo Complaint
Tli fahle Hearing.
After several delays, the prelimi
nary hearing of Henry Gable, who is
charged with shooting August Stein
kemp with intent to kill, was held be
fore Justice Archer last Tuesday.
The facts have all been stated in the
columns of The Journal heretofore
and it is unnecessary to repeat them.
Steinkemp told his side of the case in
a straightforward manner, and his tes
timony was unshaken by the sharp
cross examining by Byron Clark, the
attorney for the defendant. Several
other witnesses were examined, and at
the conclusion of the testimony both
sides rested their case. Justice Archer
found the defendant guilty as charged
and bound hi in over to the district
court in the sum of J2j0, which was
furnished by C. II . Partnele.
I ! 11 in FimIh l'riiii iously.
Monday evening J no. Carnes amused
himself a few minutes over in the
Third street cut by exercising his fistic
abilities on the persons of his wife and
daughter, Mrs. Julius Ramge. The
difficulty apparently arose over the
fact that the women wouldn't go home
when requested to do so by his lord
ship. Carnes also threatened to ex
terminate oue Ross Little, as he be
lieved him to be using some influence
to keep the women from going home.
Mrs. Carnes and her daughter came
down in town and reported the matter
to the police, and, after some hustling
Judge Archer was found. He told the
women to go home and appear the
next morning and file a complaint
against Carnes, but a yet they have
failed to do su. This is not the firs'
time they have eoururiined to tbv
police of beiug abused by Carne ;, bu
they never file a complaiut against
him for borne reason.
The Team Winn.
Monday's five mile race at the
state fair grounds between Lee Alli
son's celebrated running team and
Ned Reading the Omaha bicyclist,
was easily won by the team. The
Omaha sports thought their man was
in it for the first four miles, but Lee
was only toying with the biker, and
on the last mile showed him a little
touch of high life. The time was
It is reported that but very little
money changed hands on the race, as
the Omaha fellows were afraid to back
the bicyclist. Reading fell from his
wheel in an exhausted condition at the
end of the race, and was carried from
(it-anted the Writ.
Judge Chapman Monday evening lis
tened to the arguments in the case of
the Nebraska City water works com
pany vs. that city. The water works
company sued for a writ of mandamus
to compel the city to levy a special
tax for hydrant rental. The court
granted the writ.
Several Nebraska City people, in
cluding Mayor Bartling, Attorney Jno
C. Watson and J. A. Rooney, and
Councilman John L. Tetan rere in at
tendance at the hearing, returning
home next morning. It is quite proba
ble that the case will be carried up.
A Severe Fall.
Tuesday afternoon Carl Kuns
mann, the butcher, was riding a pony
out near the cemetery, when the
animal stepped in a hole and fell,
throwing the rider violently to the
ground. Carl was unconscious for
about ten minutes, and his shoulders
and bead are severely bruised. No
bones were broken but he is unable to
use one of his arms, that member be
ing badly sprained.
Card of Tliauk.
The family of the late Ludwig
Degendorfer desire, through this med
ium, to express their heartfelt appre
ciation to the many kind friends who
so lovingly administered unto them
during their late sad affliction. Their
kindness will never be forgotten.
For farm loans, see J. M. Leyda.
Reliable abstracts also furnished.
Boys' school suits the "never-rip"
kind from $1 and upwards at Joe &
More Abont the Savage Affair.
Monday evening's World-Herald con
tained the following in relation to the
Savage episode, mention of which was
previously made in these columns:
'John H. Savage, a blacksmith,
working at the Burlington & Missouri
shops in Plattsmouth, was in the city
yesterday in search of Phillip Fornoff,
a young man whom, he claims, eloped
with his wife. Savage was here last
Saturday with a revolver and visited a
house at 1118 North Twentieth street,
where it was reported that his wife
and young Fornoff were living
together, but failed to find the
parties. Fornoff boarded with the
Savages until a short time ago, when
Mrs. Savage left her home to come to
Omaha. Young Fornoff worked in the
same shop with Savage, and received
leaves of absence weekly to visit Om
aha under the pretext that he was vis
iting a sick relative- An anonymous
letter was received by Mr. avage in
which it stated that his wife and For
uoll were living together at the Twen
tieth number. However, bef ore Sav
age could arrange to investigate the
matter, the couple moved to another
"Savage has filed complaint against
his wife and paramour charging them
Mrs. Savage was seen Monday
evening in Omaha by a gentleman
from tli in city ami strenuously denied
the statements made by the World
Herald. She stated that ever since
moving to Omaha she had been living
with hfT sisters and supporting her
self with her needle; that she haspeen
Fornoff but three times during her
residence of several months in Omaha.
A Curiouit Healer.
Dispatches from Denver relate the
story of a singular man a cobblei by
the name of Francis Schlatter, who is
said to be poor, and of modest mien
and simple mind, who believes he has
the power to heal the sick, the lame
and the blind, by some unknown
agency, which he says is not his own,
but comes from above. From 9 until
4 o'clock tie stands in the open air
with bared head, clasping with a warm
grasp the hands of sufferers, ami at
the close of each day hundreds are
turned away. Besides this work
Schlatter answers the hundreds of let
ters which conie. daily from all over the
country. All this he does without
pay. Alderman Fox, at whose home
the man stays, says of him:
"Schlatter does not claim to be the
Christ and he never did. He merely
says, when asked the direct question,
'lam.' That is all. Tome he" avers
that he is an ignorant man. He is
dominated by some strange power
which does heal those suffering. This
power, he claims, comes from above,
but no man can be cured unless he has
'faith' and by that one word you
know all." While reports are current
of cures already performed, time has
not been sufficient to prove them.
A Mytiiied Newspaper Man.
The local editor or the Falls City
Journal had a singular experience last
evening. He had been at the state
fair and, while enroute home, went to
sleep, after the conductor had taken
his mileage, and the next thing he
remembers, he says, is finding himself
hatless and prone upon the platform
at the Missouri Pacific depot in this
city, a few moments after the train
had left. His pockets had not been
"touched," and he cannot account for
his getting off the train without
knowing it. His friend, Jake Beeson,
dicovered him and brought him down
to the Riley in his buggy, where he re
mained over night. He had been suf
fering from cramp colic while on the
train and is at a loss to kuow how he
could have gone to sleep in that condi
tion. If he had been a drinking man
his accident might be accounted for,
but, as he is not, it is a singular mis
bap, lie left on the regular Missouri
Pacific this morning for his home,
after securing a trood night's rest at
The Crowd Increases.
Plattsmouth is practically deserted
today, nearly everybody being in Om;
aba to attend the fair. The B. & M.
carried three coaches full of Platts
mouth people on the 7:15 train, and
another large crowd went on the 9:15.
The M. P. also carried an unusually
large number of people from this city,
and with the crowds that will go up
tonight, it is safe to estimate that one
thousand Plattsmouth people are in
For a clean, cool, sweet smoke Flor
de Pepperberg, Buds and Bock'y are
superior to any other brands of cigars
in this western country
J. P-FPfEBBERG, Mf 'r.
The New Hoard Seated.
A special from Lincoln in yester
day's Omaha Bee says:
"The supreme court yesterday morn
ing filed its decision in the Omaha Fire
and Police commission case witn the
i clerk of the court. It is quite volumi
nous, comprising several thousand
words, covering all of the points raised
by the attorneys and quoting many au-
j thorities, The decision in substance
finds for the new Board of Fire and Po
lice Commissioufes and declares the
act under which the board was ap
"Upon the point raised by attorneys
for the old board that Governor IIol
comb did not attend the meeting
called by Churchill and Russell at the
time the new board was named the
court holds that the interests of a state
or municipality are not to be jeopar
dized by the action of one party.
"In conclusion the ;court finds that
Broatcb, Vandervoort and Foster are
the lawfully constituted Board of Fire
and Police Commissioners of Omaha."
KNIe Is Out ol Jail.
Elsie Smith, the young woman who
has been iu jail for a couple of days,
charged with being an inmate of a
house of ill-repute was released yes
terday morning, a man named Marion
Waters paying her fine and costs,
amounting to $4. Her time was up
this nioruiog, and she would
have been liberated then, any way, so
the city is $4 better off.
Elsie was around town this after
noon with a large-sized tale of woe.
It appears that the man and woman
who have been running the "house"
where she stayed have skipped out
and locked up the house, containing
Elsie's wardrobe, and she wanted the
officers to go up and break in the door
or tear down the house, but the cruel
men refused to do this. At last ac
counts she was still hustling for some
means to get at her clothes.
Murder and Suicide.
A special dispatch in yesterday's
World-Herald from Scribner says:
"Neighbors were yesterday attracted
to the residence of F. Haightman by a
peculiar smell. They broke open the
door and found the dead body of Mrs.
Haightman in a front room, the body
terribly swollen and rapidly decompos
ing. Upstairs Haightman's body was
found hanging to a rafter. He had
shot his wife and committed suicide.
They had not been living happily to
gether and had practically separated.
A I'remium Feach.
W. L. Mathews yesterday brought to
town a mammoth peach which cer
tainly takes the premium over any
thing ever seen heie before, and is
certainly a rival if not a winner over
the celebrated California fruit. The
peach in question measured 11 inches
in circumference and weighed IH
ounces. It was sound as a dollar,
without a blemish, and was of a large,
white cling variety, with just enough
red to give it a healthy, luscious glow.
Nebraska City Press. ,
Call and inspect the new assortment
of black ribbons and blackbirds just
received at Wise & Root's millinery
$15,000! $15,000 ! $15,000 !
Manufactured for the Western Trade
and Bought for Spot Cash Prices by
Men's Wool Hats
Our stock is the largest and best selected
stock ever brought to Cass county,
AT BED-ROCK PRICES.
Opposite Court House. Plattsmouth, Neb.
NEWS IN GENERAL
Various Local Affairs of Interest to
SQUATTERS' TROUBLES AGAIN .
Another Case of That Nature Bob Up In
Justice Arriier's Court Large Num
ber of Witnesses Summoned
A Difficult Operation.
Another Squatter Squabble.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Justice Archer's court has been the
scene of a lively bit of litigation since
eleven o'clock this morning. It is the
case of the state vs. W.M.Belleville,
who is charged with cutting down
some timber on the disputed land,
north of the water works pump house.
The land i3 claimed by a man named
Belleville and his family, consisting
of a wife and seven children, came
here from Yankton, South Dakota,
last June and he heard over at
Glenwood, Iowa, that there was
a piece of land over here that
could be had for the taking. He came
over at once and "squatted" on the
land, and here is where the trouble
hinges. Dinsmore arrived some two
weeks later and said that he had
bought the land from A. B. Smith.
Belleville asked to be shown the deed
to the land, but Dinsmore was evi
dently unable to furnish that impor
tant document, so Bellevile stayed.
He has been living in atentsince then
until a couple of weeks ago, when he
concluded to erect a cabin. On the
land there are a number of old stumps
from which have sprouted a numberof
small trees, ranging in size from six
inches to a foot it diameter. These
Belleville cut down and used to build
his cabin. Dinsmore then filed a com
plaint against him, charging him with
cutting down tress on his premises,
and so matters stand. The case Is be
ing tried before a jury of six, and a
long list of witnesses have been sum
moned. Up to going to press thirteen
witnesses have already been on the
stand, besides a number of records
and plats from the court house being
introduced. A. N. Sullivan appears
for the defense, while C. S. Polk rep
resents the state.
The trial of W.N. Belville in Jus
tice Archer's court yesterday resulted
in his conviction at the hands of the
jury, and he was fined $10 and costs.
The case was appealed to the district
A IMtticu.lt Operation
Dr. Humphrey of this city, assisted
by Drs. Foot and Quimbly of Omaha,
Tuesday removed a large tumor,
weighing about thirty pounds, from
the abdomen of Maud Emery. The
tumor is one of the largest ever re
moved from a person, and the opera
tion was very successful. The pa
tient is getting along nicely, and the
chances are good for her recovery.
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