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VOL. 14. NO. 40.
PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. 1895.
I 'Kit YEAR.
IF PAID IN ADVANCE.
A STRONG TICKET
The Cass County Democracy Name
The Easy Winners.
UTMOST HARMONY PREVAILED.
A Uuod-Sited Delegation Present Frty
Has Good Eeon Kor Feelin? Can
fldent of a Complete Victory
at the Coming Election.
Treasurer JACOB TRITSCH
County Clerk LESTER STONE
Clerk of District Court W. 11. DEARINQ
Sheriff W. D. WHEELER
County Judge M. ARCHER
county Superintendent ...GEORGE GILMORE
Corouer ELI J A RATNOUR
Commissioner, first district J. P. FALTER
Commissioner, third diet ..GEO. TOWLE
The democratic county convention
was called to order in Waterman hall
at about 1:30 p. tn. yesterday, by II. D.
Travis, chairman of the county cen
tral committee. A fair-sized delega
tion was present and the utmost har
Dr. Wallace of Union was nominated
for temporary chairman and Frank J.
Morgan of this city for secretary.
The secretary then read the call and
list of delegates entitled to vote in the
convention. It was moved and car
ried that the delegates present cast the
full vote of the delegation. The tem
porary organization was then made
permanent. The convention then
proceeded to the nomination of county
officers, and Dr. W. II. Dearing was
renominated, by acclammation, for
cleik of the district court.
Jacob Trietsch, of Eight Mile Grove
precinct, was nominated for treasurer
The following nominations were
then made for sheriff: S. C. Patterson,
South Bend; J. McBride, Nebawka;
W. D. Wheeler, Rock Bluff; John Con
It was moved and carried to proceed
to the nomination of a candidate for
sheriff by ballot. The first ballot re
sulted as follows: Patterson, 25; Mc
Bride, 15; Connally,26; Wheeler 33.
On formal ballot the vote of delega
tions by wards and precincts resulted
as follows: Patterson, 24; McBride,
11; Connally, 27; Wheeler, 43.
Third ballot resulted: Wheeler 55,
Patterson 24, Connallv 27. On mo
tion Mr. Wheeler was then nominated
by acclammation, and was called upon
for a speech. That gentleman re
sponded briefly and said that if elected
he would endeavor to do credit to the
office. The speech was well received.
M. Archer and D. O. Dwyer were
then placed in nomination for coun
ty judge. The first ballot re
suited as follows: Archer 72, Dwyer.
35. Mr. Archer was declared the
nominee for that oflice, and made a
neat and well-worded speech.
Geo. Sawyer, of Weeping Water and
tester Stone of Nehawka were placed
in nomination for county clerk. Mr
Sawver declined the hoaor and Mr.
Stone was nominated by acclamma
Geo. Gilmore of Mt. Pleasant pre
cinct was the unanimous choice of the
convention for county superintendent.
Eliia Ratnour of Weeping Water
and Jno. P. Sattler of this city were
nominated for coroner, and the ballot
resulted: Sattler, 37; Ratnour, 70. Mr.
Ratnour was declared the nominee
for that oflice.
Mr. Ratnour promised that if elected
he wouldn't bury anybody alive.
C. Schlater of Louisville was nomi
nated by acclamation for surveyor.
For commissioner of first district
Jacob Falter was nominated on the
second ballot, the vote standing Falter
20, Hendee 18.
In the third district there was quite
a contest and Geo. Towle was finally
nominated for commissioner after sev
Was She From PlatUmoath?
Thursdays World-Herald contained
the following item: "Mrs. Lou Van
Boyer of Plattsmouth viewed the
parade from the court house yard last
night. While seated upon the plat
form she became involved in a fuss
with F. W- White of 2213 Seward
street. White claimed that Mrs. Van
Boyer was crowding him out of a seat.
He threatened to prick her with a pin,
but it had no effect in removing her.
Then he siezed her by the arm and
shoved ber away. Mrs. Van Boyer
called a policeman, who, after investi
gating the case, adv'sed the woman to
have White arrested for assault aiid
Lattery. The warrant has been is
sued. r . '
XVma n Grand Success.
Men and women never outgrow the
delight in pictures, and the grander
the spectacle the more they delight in
it. Hence it was that the greatest
crowd ever assembled in Nebraska was
on the streets of Omaha last Thursday
to witness the parade in honorof King
Ak-sar-ben and the feast of Mon-
The enterprise of Omaha is proverb
ial, but in the preparation of this
grand spectacle her men of business
have clearly outdone themselves. No
such affair, prepared on so grand a
scale, was ever undertaken in a city of
less than half a million people before,
but it is now a part of history that
the "Feast of Mondamin" by the
knights of Ak-sar-ben has been cele
brated with great success, amid the
plaudits of delighted thousands. Om
aha is more than ever entitled to the
credit of being classed as a metropoli
tan city. She has made 4 beginning
in that direction which will in future
years add many more thousands to the
visitors within her borders from
abroad and dollars to the coffers of
The policy of placing the state fair
at Omaha has been vindicated, not
only by the greatest fair ever seen in
the state, but by the enterprise shown
by Omaha business men endeavoring
to amuse and entertain the people
who went to the fair.
An Apple Carnival.
On Friday, Sept. 27th, the people
residing in the vicinity of Glenwood,
Iowa, will hold a grand apple carnival.
This is a new feature in the way of
carnivals, but, as Mills county is one
of the best apple-growing sections in
the entire country, the affair is bound
to be a big success. Several promi
nent speakers will be there, including
Gov. Jackson of Iowa, and the carni
val will be well worth going miles to
see. 1 he truit to oe exuiDiiea win do
of the rarest sort, including the won
derful display at the Des Moines fair
during the past week, and the decora
tions about town promise to be unique
and profuse. Glenwood extends a
cordial welcome for everybody to come
and join in the festivities. Every
thing will be done to make the guests
comfortable and all are assured of a
Cars Kun Wild.
Thursday afternoon at 3:45, shortly
after the westbound passenger tram
had pulled out, two freight cars blew
out of a switch in the upper yards and
forced by the wind came tearing down
through the yards past the depot,
where a few moments before were
standing about 500 passengers ready
to go to Omaha, and owing to the
short curve the cars came around in
making their exit from the upper yard
into the town would have rendered it
utterly impossible for some of these
standing on the track to have gotten
out of the way. By the presence of
mind of Yardmaster Manchester in
boarding the rapidly moving cars and
setting the brake, what might have
been a serious smasbup was pre
Good Races Assured.
Superintendent Tartsch, of the bi
cycle racing department of the fair,
eives the assurance of some excellent
races on the local wheel club's new
track at the fair grounds. Among the
entrys already received are those of
Hattenbauer. Council Bluffs; Fred-
erickson, Gadke, Mack, Edward,
Shrader, Brown, Omaha; Sheldon,
Lincoln, and Carter, of Blair. In ad
dition to these entrys from outside of
town, Tom and Sam Patterson, Craw
ford, Holloway, Murray and other
local riders of note will participate.
The list of prize3 is the best ever bung
up in the city.
and some "hot" races
Moving Back to Omaha.
Messrs. Gideon and Anderson of the
Cass County Tribune are packing up
their office material and presses, pre
paratory to shipping them back to
Omaha. G. F. S. Burton, the other
member of the firm, says that this
new turn of affairs will not interfere
with the publication of the Tribune, as
he will continue to publish that paper,
using the old Junction Recorder ma
Was It Our William?
Will Tucker, who is from one of
the towns in the state, was arrested
last night for carrying concealed weap
ons. The weapon was an old-fashioned
revolver, which Tucker said bethought
he might be called upon to use while
he was in the city. Omaha Bee.
For farm loans, see J. M. Leyda.
Reliable abstracts also furnished.
I thp ir a r nr htitd rrD i
1 1 ill A I Dili iVIU CXUIjD !
Jed Vance, the Victim of Thursday
Night's Assault May Die
HIS SKULL IS BADLY CRUSHED.
The Affair Occurred at Goldituttlh'it
loon, and a Milliard Cue Was the
Weapon Cited May Not
Live luiia Moruiug.
M3' I'rove Katul
Saturday's Daily .
Jed Vance's injuries, received in
Omaha Thursday night, are of a far
more serious nature than was at first
believed. At noon today a repoit was
circulated on the streets that the
young man was dead. A Journal
reporter visited the bedside of young
Vance at the home of his step-father,
Harry Dickinson, near the Columbian
school, on South Eighth street, at
three o'clock this afternoon to ascer
tain the facts. Here it was learned
that an operation had been performed
on tha young man by Drs. Cook, Liv
ingston and Cummins. His skull was
badly crushed in and it is' hardly pos
sible that be will live until morning.
He is lying in an uuconscious condi
tion at present from the effects of
chloroform. The wound is practically
of the samekind as the young man re
ceived a number of years ago
by being struck by an engine,
when a piece of his skull bone was
broken off. The operation performed
by the physicians today is exactly the
same as the one occasioned by the first
The particulars of the unfortunate
affair, as near as can be learned are
about as follows: Vance and several
friends visited the saloon of a man
named Goldsmith last Thursday
night. One of the soung men became
involved in a '-scrap" with a bartender
and was getting the worst of it, when
Jed took a hand and went to his
friend's rescue. Tiie bartender then
siezed a heavy billiard-cue and struck
Vance on the head, knocking him
down and 'rendering him unconscious.
Goldsmith's saloon is one of the
toughest joints in Omaha, and several
people have been shot there.
A Woman Itrutally AsHaulted.
Thursday evening at about half-past
seven o'clock Mrs. Wm. Wohlfarth, a
resident of Happy Hollow, whose hus
band is employed in the 13. & M.
freight car department, was returning
from town with a parcel of meat,
when she was brutally assaulted by a
stransre man. Mrs. Wohlfarth was
walking down the railway track
toward the mouth of Happy Hollow,
that being the nearer route home, and
had just passed the grain elevator on
East Granite street when the man
jumped oat from a place of hiding and
seized the lady. She was badly fright
ened and screamed. This enraged the
brute, and he tried to stuff a handker
chief in her mouth, but was unsuccess
ful, and Mrs. Wohlfarth fought
bravely and broke away from the
man's grasp. He then struck her
several hard blows on the head with
his fists and ran down the bank
toward the old river bed. Mrs. Wohl
farth was not rendered insensible, al
though severely bruised about the
bead and hands, and went home a
soon as possible and gave the alarm.
She gave a fair description of the
brute, but the police have been unable
to discover the fellow yet. It was be
lieved that he ran down toward the
B. & M. bridge, and a couple of officers
were sent down there last night, but
found no trace of him. He is des
cribed as a tall, well built man, with a
short, dark moustache, and wearing
a dark coat.
The neighbors of Mrs. Wohlfarth
are thoroughly aroused, and will prob
ably make it .warm for the villain if he
Cannot Get Men.
.Notwithstanding the statements
made that there were many out of
work, the labor agents of the Burling
ton have had a hard time to get suffi
cient men to go out into Wyoming and
work on the road. The Burlington is
ballasting the road bed and this re
quires a large number of laborers; but
thus far the requisite number of
laborers has not been obtained. The
Missouri Pacific found it difficult to
find men to work on its state fair
grounds extension, and this was one of
the causes of the delay in the building
of the extension. Several other rail
road jobs have been delayed by the
lack of men, all of which goes to show
that the rumors of lack of work are un-
founded and false.--World-Herald.
A D"y Place.
Affairs at the fair grounds took on
a lively appearance Tuesday morning.
j Secretary Pollock and his assistant,
j Will Streight, were busy making en-
tries, which they reported were more
i numerous already than they were last
j year when the fair was over.
J Henry Kikenbary, superintendent of
grounds, lias the track in good, solid
condition. He reprted that the pros
pects for the fair were excellent ; that
the races were very likely to be at
tended by many horses and horsemen.
There is quite a string of running
horses, as well as several fine trotters,
on the ground, and W. D. Jones of the
speed department says lie expects
more by Joday.
G. S. Upton came in with ten head
of farm horses' and fourteen head of
blooded cattle.; Other stock in these
lines is" arriving.
.las. Pettee has some fine pianos and
orgaus in the art hall, and there were
other evidences of activity there
abouts. Messrs. Shumaker Ac Miller have a
display of implements and windmills.
James St. C. Price came in Tues
day with four wagon loads of vege
tables, melons, fowls, etc., which will
add to the show in the agricultural
W. B. Roberts, II. Eikenbary, II. C.
McMaken, Nelson Jean, Wm. R. Mur
ray and W. J. Ilesser were helping to
fill up the agricultural ball.
As a whole, the fair promises to ex
cell any of its predecessors for years.
A Female Fraud.
A woman is making the rounds of
the smaller towns of Nebraska who is
a professional forger and fraud, says a
dispatch from Wisner. She pretends
to be in search of a brother in this
skate and to have run out of cash
through a delay caused by sickness.
She is timed to meet her husband at
Dubuque, la., and wants just enough
money to take her there. Her hus
band has signed a check in case she
should "run out of funds." The
chtck Csoi?the Market street National
bink, Philadelphia, Pa., and signed
"Joseph Beliah." "Mrs. Bellah" only
wants just $15 to take her to Dubuque.
On alighting at the hotel she sends for
a clergyman, Congregational, if there
is one in town, because her "husband"
is a member of Dr. Richards' church
in Philadelphia. ''Won't the clergy
man please identify her and endorse
for her," e'c. Scores "or these bogus
checks have been protested by the
above bank, and they are receiving
them every day, thus showing the ex
tent of mv lady's operations and the
number of her victims. This con
summate imitator of Eve is of medium
height, slim, genteel in appearance,
dark hair, bluish eyes and neatly
dressed and carries a black hand bag
and parasol. She is from 35 to 40
years of age and good looking. Ne
braska City News.
Coleman, the jeweler, Plattsmouth.
Gum. Weckhach Held I'p.
August 'Weckbach, a saloon keeper
at 41S South Fourteenth, was waylaid
and robbed of $50 in cash, and several
checks and a gold watch and chain
valued at $200 Thursday night, near
his residence. South Seveuteeth street
about midnight by three men. Weck
bach had closed his saloon and when
near his front gate three highwaymen
approached him and commanded him
to throw up his hands. One of the
men placed a revolver against his head
and another placed a revolver against
his breast, while a third ritled his
pockets. After the work was accom
plisbed in truly artistic style Week
bach was marched several blocks and
warned not to make a howl under pen
alty of death. World-Herald.
Gus Weckbach is a brotherof Henry
Weckbach of this city, and was wel
repairs watches. Platts
Hon. C E. Bentley, chairman of the
prohibition state committee, will be
in this city Oct. 8th and 9th, at Water
man hall. Ou the evening of the 8th
his subject will be, "Suffrage" and on
the following evening, "Prohibition
or. Home Protection," a3 that is what
it means. He comes to this city under
the auspices of the local W. C. T. U.
and you are cordially invited to come
and hear their side of the question.
Mr. Bentley is well known through
out the state and needs no commenda
tion to Nebraskans. Remember the
dates, Oct. 8th and 9th, at Waterman
hall. Doors open at 7:30; address at
New goods are arriving every day at
Joe & Frank's, the Peoples Clothiers.
HIS WOUND FATAL
Died. Sunday Night
HIS SUFFERING WAS INTENSE.
CuiuiiiiiigM, the Man Who Struck
ratal Blow, Will Have to Face a
Charge of Murder Said to
Judd Vance, the victim of Thurs
day night's assault in Goldsmith's sa
loon, Omaha, died Sunday evening at
10:30 o'clock. The young man was
conscious at intervals up to within
half an hour of his death. He died in
horrible agony, one side of his body
being paralyzed, in addition to a badly
Harry Dickinson, the young man's
step-father, went to Omaha Monday
morning to file a complaint against
Charles Cummings, the bartender,
who inflicted the fatal wounds, charg-
ng him with murder. Cummings has
been confined to the county jail at Om
aha since Saturday, upon the charge
of assault with intent to kill. When
he was informed that Vance had
died, he expressed himself as be-
ng sorry that he struck the blow, but
aid it was in self-defense.
Monday's World-Herald contained
in Interview with Cummings, in which
he is reported as saying:
'I did not see them at the time they
came in, or began playing, as I was
very busy behind the bar, and there
was a large crowd in the saloon. My
attention was first attracted to them
when they began making a disturb-
ance. They were raising n 1 gener
ally. I went over twice and tried to
quiet them, but it did not do much
good. When they were through with
the game, I went over and tried to
collect 15 cents from them, but they
declared thatthe one who had lost
bad run away, and refused to pay me.
"I then told them that they could
not play another game until they had
paid for the one just ended, when they
grew more boisterous than ever, and
declared that they would play anyhow.
When I again told them that they
couldn't, the man w ith the gray suit
ot clothes drew a gun from his pocket
and swore that be couldn't be bluffed
out by auyone. Just then the man
that I afrerwards struck (Vance), who
bad been sitting in a chair, and whom
1 had not noticed before, stepped up in
front of me and struck me with a bil
liard cue, using the small end. I then
picked a billard cue from the rack and
struck out with it. The big end struck
him on the head, about the center of
the forehead, and he dropped. I then
went behind the bar, got some towels
and water, and tried to revive him.
When he had revived and was able to
sit up in a chair and talk, one of his
friends said that thev had better take
him home. A hack was called, he was
taken away and that is the last I heard
of him until 1 was arrested this eve
ning. Afewminutes after I struck
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him the man that had run away came
back and paid the 15 cents."
This story is emphatically deniedby
one of the young men from this city
who witnessed the affair. According
to the latter's statements, Vance had
nothing whatever to do with the scrap
and was not playing in the game of
pool. A young man from the county
named Oscar Nurland, who accom
panied the Plattsmouth fellows to
Omaha, became involved in a dispute
with Cummings over the payment of
the game. Vance, who had been sit
ting in another part of the room step
ped up to the pool table, but had not
said a word when he was struck, and
did not have a billiard-cue in his hand,
or anything else.
The funeral of the unfortunate
young man occurred Tuesday after
noon at two o'clock from the South
Park Baptist church.
Fost-Mortem Examination. -
Monday morning Drs.' Livingston,
Cook and Cummins, at the request of
Mrs. Dickinson, held a post-mortem
examination over the remains of her
son, Judd Vance, who died Sunday
night. The physicians hadn't any
doubt as to the cause of the young
man's death, but the examination was
made to bo used in evidence at the
trial of Cummings, the Omaha bar
tender who inflicted the fatal wounds.
Charges Him With Murder.
Omaha Bee Sept. t'G.
A complaint was filed against Bar
tender Charles Cummings yesterday
charging him with the murder of Judd
Vance on the night of September 19.
Cummings will be arraigned this
morning. Last Thursday night these
two men are said to have become in
volved in a quarrel, and during the
melee Vance was struck over the tem
ple with a billiard cue. The blow
paralyzed his entire body. He was
taken to his home at Plattsmouth,
where he died Sunday night. It is
now said by persons wno say max,
they are in a position to know, that
some time ago Vanca was struck by a
railroad train and received injuries on
the head that necessitated a trephin
ing operation. It was on the plate
that the blow, whoever struck it,
landed, and which has been said was
the direct cause of his death. It is
also alleged that the blow delivered by
Cummicgs with the billiard cue was
not of sufficient force to cause
I. S. White, the King hill farmer,
last spring sowed two acres of alfalfa
as an experiment. He has had an in
teresting experience with it. He has
mowed it three times and next week
will take off his fourth crop. The
first crop, he says, was mostly of
weeds, the second nearly half of
weeds, the third had hardly a weed in
it and the present crop will have not a
weed in it. The alfalfa has taken the
whole ground. He is so well pleased
with his experiment that he will sow
some more ground to alfalfa next
spring. He is thoroughly pleased with
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