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VOL. 14. NO. 45.
PIATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31. 18U5.
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BROKE HIS NOSE.
F. H. Steimker Meets With a Very
THE HIATT--BATES WEDDING.
Yesterday Afternoon nt the Urlde
Keoidence A Couple of Iowa Sport
Itet Thrlr IIoet"--Other
IlroHe II i .None,
F. II. Steimker was the victim of a
very painful accident liist Monday,
wtiich resulted in a broken nose.
While engaged in repairing a refrig
erator car. the irou bar on one of the
doors swung around in some manner,
catching him on the nose and fractur
ing hat member. Mr. Steimker will
wear his head in a sliDg forsome time.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. P. D.
1$ ites, on Washington avenue, was the
scene of a happy wedding yesterday
afternoon at half past three o'clock.
Mr. Charles Iliatt and Miss Minnie
Bates were the contracting praties, and
the ceremony was performed by the
Ilev. Youtzy, of the Christian church,
in the presence of a large number of
The bride is a young lady of ad
mirable qualities and has resided in
this city nearly all her life, during
which time she has gained the esteem
of a large circle of friends.
The groom is the eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. M. Iliatt, and is an indus
trious young man. being employed at
preseut in Hendee V hardware store.
--'"I'iie Journal ex ,4nds its heartiest
Sport From Iowa.
Lion Owens and another resident of
the Iowa bottoms were the possessors
of a couple of '-nags.'' Tuesday
they were discussing the merits of
their respective animals up at the Bon
ner stables.and as a result a wager was
made by the owners. Owens offered
to bet his horse against the other fel
low's that his nag could out-pull the
other one. This offer was declined,
but the stranger said he would bet
his horse against two dollars in money
that he had the best animal. A con
ference was held, the money was finally
put np, and the trial of strength began
on a wagon loaded with bystanders
and with the wheels locked. Owen's
horse was given the first trial and suc
ceeded in moving the wagon. The
other man's horse was not quite so
strong, however, and after vainly
striving was compelled to give up the
ghost, and Owens added another flyer
to his string.
Vic MeCarty Found lluilty.
Tuesday morning the jury in the
Vic McCarty case banded in their
verdict. The charge wasaSsault with
intent to kill, committed on Adam
Kis. sr., and assault with intent to
wound, committed on Adam Kas, jr.
The verdict of the jury was "guilty of
assault with intent to kill." The jury
was charged Morrtfa5""evening and a
large crowd was present. Not many
people were in the courtroom, how
ever, when the verdict was read. Vic
took the news without much show of
feeling, though it was easily seen that
he was considerably disturbed. The
penalty may be one or it may be
twenty years. This will be settled on
Nov. 11. to which date the court ad
journed. It is hoped that the other
prisoners will plead guilty, as they
are charged with similar offenses, and
thereby save the county a heavy ex
pense. They assert that they will
fight the cases to the end.
Packing: lions to Start Cp.
The Chicago Packing Co. lias about
completed necessary repairs on the ex
tensive plant here, and prospects are
now favorable for the opening up of
tho packing house under a full capac
ity, either the middle of this week or
the first of next week. This is a bit
of news that will be hailed with de
light by citizens and laboring men.
Nebraska City News.
Stole 111 llog.
Elmer Eikenbary, who lives out near
the poor farm, reports that some evil
minded person last night relieved him
of the care and responsibility of taking
care of a SOO-pound hog, which he had
been thinking about butchering in a
Save money and buy your clothing
and furnishing goods, hats, capa, etc.,
of Joe & Frank, the reliable clothiers.
JUDGE B. S. RAMSEY.
What a German Editor Haa to Say About
the Democratic Nominee.
During the republican state conven
tion held at .Lincoln on October 2, Mr.
John M. Thurston was heard to ex
press himself as follows:
"It is one of the conditions of vital
importance lo the republican party
that all local or state otficeru should be
republicans. It should be the duty of
all true republicans to support every
republican nominee in every county
and precinct. No true republican
ought to enter into any conspiracy
whatever, which has the object of
defeating a republican candidate.
Mark my words and do not forget that
not one of them who should this year
vote against the party will ever
again be acknowledged as a repub
lican when the party gets into power
That it should need an admonition
or. better, a threat of this kind by the
senator, throws a peculiar light on the
unity and reliability of the adherents
of this party and that his remrrka
should be sweetened by the assurances
of rewaid in case the party comes into
power again is a shame, and should
bring a blush of shame to the cheeks
of every one who heaid him.
The words of Thurston are intended
for every republican of the state in
every county, town or village, conse
quently also for Cass and Otoecouuty.
If you do not unanimously vote for the
republican nominee, in this case Chap
man, then '
We say to you that in that case you
would not have to blush in shame, if
the party whip should be laid around
your shoulders ever so hard.
What Thurston had the cheek to of
fer to the delegates of a state conven
tion, is repeated downward. There
publican bailiffs are corralling their
sheep by the crack of the whip.
The railroad attorneys, their names
may be'John M. or John C, are splen
did disciplinarians of the republican
party. The army of railroad workmen
is drilled by them in admirable shape,
and woe to the unfortunate who devi
ates from the given line. Of course
this is all done for the good of the re
publican party and the republic.
It is only natural that these rail
road attorneys should wantold friends
and comrades on the bench. But we
cannot understand where the great
advantages for the people are coming
But taking it all in all, the exertions
they are roakingforthe benefit of their
party are not entirely based on clean
principles. That an ambitious man
puts his eminent qualities into the
service of corporations and monopolies
wecan understand, but what we fail
to see is, how he is going to be the
benefactor of the people at the same
time. Right here it is where we call
to our republican friends. "Look out!"
The man who works in the interest of
corporations and monopolies is not a
man to promote the cause ot the people.
We want judges for everybody, not for
single individuals, and the man who is
suspected of the least impartiality is
not the man to be put on the bench.
The judge is God, to whom every
one, even the poorest, look up to with
equal confidence, and no idol, before
wbem you bow to the dust. Only
such men belong on the bench who are
fearless and independent ; who know
nothing but law and justice. Such a
man is B. S. Ramsey, the democratic
nominee for district judge.
His re-eleetion for three consecutive
terms is au irrefutable proof of his
qualities and independence. Why
should the man who conducted a mi
nor judgeship honorably and to the ut
most satisfaction of everybody not be
an ornament on the bench of the dis
trict court. The man who is used to
doing his duty in minor affairs would
certainly direct his fullest attention to
the serious duties of a more responsi
ble position. Judge Ramsey, as dis
trict judge, would certainly attend to
the most trivial cases in the same
spirit as he would to the more serious
ones. The cases of the poor man will
land in him as just an arbiter as those
of the rich. He will, as district judge.
be independent of external influences,
either from right or left, above or be
low, as he always was as county judge.
We want judges who stand upon
their own feet and whose opinions are
founded on law, and not such as will
keep one eye on the lawyer and the
other on the prospects for boodle.
We wish for a judge of the second
judicial district, a man whose motto
i3: "Equal Justice for All," and such
is Judge B. S. Ramsey of Plattsmouth.
Nebraska Staats Zeitung. Trans
lated from the German
Joe & Frank, the People's CIotL iers,
return you your money in all "in
stances if you are not pleased.
ATTKNTION DK MOCK AT.
Our democratic readers are
urged to remember when they go
into the voting booth on election
day that they will find upon the
ballot the names of two candi
dates for judge of the supreme
court with the word "Democrat"
after each name. The first name
among the candidates for the
office of judge of the supreme
court is that of Mr. T. J. Ma
honey; the word "Democrat" will
appear after his name. He does
not belong to the democratic
party, but is the candidate of the
bolters, and is permitted to ap
pear upon the ballot as a demo
crat by the action of a republican
supreme court. Mr. C. J. Phelps,
whose name appears last among
the candidates for judge of the
supreme court, is the regular
democratic nominee, and the only
candidate having the right to be
called a democrat.
Those who believe in the dem
ocratic party and its principles;
those who are opposed to the use
of the democratic party for the
purpose of electing republicans to
office, and those who are in favor
of upholding the democratic or
ganization should vote for C. J.
Phelps for judge of the supreme
court, and Robert Kittle and T.
W. Blackburn for regents of the
Want $3 ,500 In Damage.
Wm. Ossenkop, by Henry Ossenkop.
his guardian, vs. West Dently is the
title of a case filed with the district
clerk last Monday by a firm of Liocoln
lawyers. It is a suit for damagts al
leged to have been sustained by plain
tiff while working on a threshing ma
chine owned by defendant. Theenginn
boiler exploded, burning and scalding
young Ossenkop quite severely, and
for this he thinks he is entitled to
damages in the sum of 82,500.
Coal Goiog I'p.
The coal dealers report that the
price of hard coal will advarce, in all
probability, a dollar a ton within the
next few days. There are more orders
in than the mine owners can fill or
the railroads can find cars to carry,
and orders sent in now have no chance
of being filled before the freight rates
go up the 10th of next month.
A IllcU Kicker.
Al Ilarkins traded one of his horses
yesterday afternoon for a likely looking
gray mare, but when he hitched the
animal to a coal wagon it didn't do a
thing but kick the front end of the
wagon out. Afteranchoring the ani
mal's tail down she finally concluded
to go along peaceably, but Al is won
dering whether or not he got the best
of the trade.
Bennett & Tutt have just received a
new supply of banquet, stand and
hanging lamps of the very latest pat
terns and designs. They are beauti
ful. Call and look at them.
They have also been adding to their
already large stock of china and
queensware many new patterns.
At the recent sale of fine stock by
W. II. Ileil Sr Bro. revised figures
show that they sold thirty-three head
of hogs at an average of $19.04 and
twenty-three head of cattle at an
average of $40.18. Only six of the cat
tle were thoroughbreds, the others be
ing one-half and three-quarter bloods.
For the first sale from their herd the
Ileil Bros, are much encouraged by
the result of the sale.
All parties knowing themselves to
be indebted to Claus Brekenfeld will
save cost of collection by calling at
the store and settling their accounts
immediately. Fiied Eijingkr,
Agent for mor'gagees.
Sunday afternoon Jailor Denson's
three-months'-old baby passed away,
after several days of intense suffering.
The little one was afflicted with bowel
trouble and nothing could be done to
help it. The parents have the sym
pathy of many friends in their afflic-
i tion. The funeral occurred Mondav
! afternoon at two o'clock.
; For farm loans, see J. M. Leyda.
i Reliable abstracts also furnished.
THE DISTRICT CLERKSHIP.
Some of the Opinion Kxpresned by the
Republican f Cs County.
"Doc" Deariug has no opposition for
district clerk vviibcut a snuggle. He 1
seems to have thoroughly satisfied his
party and will receive a united sup
port. Plattsmouth News.
Dr. Deuing, clerk of the district j
court, was in town Saturday. He is
the democratic nominee for the office
he now holds. Mr. Dearing is a very
fine man and has performed the duties
of his office in a business like way with
satisfaction to all. Murdock Colum
bian. This office f r the past sixteen
years has been filled by a democrat
and as the present incumbent, Mr.
Dearing, is a strong man, and has
made a good official, it may possibly
take some good work to oust him. r
Dr. Dearing, our efficient clerk of
the court made this office a pleas
ant call last week, while visiting
friends here in the interests of his sec
ond term. The ouly objection wecan
find to Dock is that he is on the wrong
ticket. Weeping Water Republican.
W. II. Dearing, the district clerk,
was in town Wednesday shaking
hands with the bo)s. Doc has a hand
which is always extended and his
friends are numerous. His record
cannot be beaten, and he will be
elected with a rousing majority, as he
is the man for the office. Greenwood
Theiie is one thing the Echo can
say of Dr. W. II. Dearing, the dem
ocrat candidate for clerk of the district
court, that we have never been able to
say of any other county officers, and
that is the favor shown the country
press in the distribution of the county
printing that comes in his hands. The
other pap-suckers never consider for a
moment that any office outside of
Plattsmouth is entitled to recognition
or patronage. They have made prom
ises, but that is as far as it ever got so
far as we know. It is really too bad
such a good man as Dr. W. II. Hear
ing is a democrat, that is his worst
failing. Elmwood Echo.
It is understand that Countv Treas
urer Eickhoff is not exerting himself
every much in favor of Ilolloway for
The popularity of B. S. Ramsey for
district judge is every where apparent
over the county. It is only equalled
by the unpopularity of Judge Chap
man. What do ou think the postmaster
at Greenwood. Walter Failing, is act
ually taking an interest in politics. He
is not perniciously partisan about it,
James II. Green, of Elmwood, has
his coat off and sleeves rolled up for
the democratic ticket this year, and is
making things count in that republican
Edwin Tiehe. of Center, says the
farmers of his neighborhood are all
so busy husking their big crop of
corn to talk politics, but they will
take time to turn out to vote.
The democrats of Plattsmouth pre
cinct made no mistake in selecting
Henry Hiiz for their county commit
teeman. He has the business well in
hand and is not af-aid to work.
The Independent Citizen has ex
tended its indepenoeuce over into the
republican ranks to the endorsement
of John Leyda for justice of the peace
a non-partisan judiciary. See?
The populists seem to be for a non
partizan judiciary both as to the su
preme and the district court which is
greatly to their credit. They are sup
porting both Maxwell and Ramsey.
The democracts throughout the
county are proud of the splendid
ticket, they have up, and are generally
wide awake in its behalf. They don't
want to turn the public business over
to untried hands.
The Independent Citizen, which has
such a large circulation at the ex
pense of Mr. Polk, (who pays the
postage), should post itself on its own
party's affairs. It is advertising G.
j W. Wolf, as the populist candidate
for commissioner in the third district,
while the part has no candidate there
Mr. Wo!f having retired from the
race. In fact, he never was legally on
the ticket, and preferred not to have
bis name used. He is understood to
j favor Mr. Towle's election.
A DOUBLE-DEALING JUDGE.
How Ey It Ik T Coiihli'ie ihe Law
to Convict or -Acijuit.
Among the many republicans who
are openly opposing the reelection ot
Judge Chapman is Sheriff J. C. Eiken
bary, who makes 110 secret ot his op
position or the reasons therefor. To a
reporter for The Jol'Knal the sheriff
last Monday related a story of unfair
and unjust treatment at ihe hands of
Judge Chapman that sounded very
harsh, and he appealed to him to know
if he were not justified. There weie
two cases of duplicity of which the
sheriff complained. In substance, he
"In the matter of my claim of $-500
from the county for the hanging
of Hill. I told the judge what it was
proposed to pay me for that and he
said it was an outrage; that he would
not stand it, and if I would put in a
bill for $500 and it was brought before
him he would see that it was paid.
Encouraged by that statement I made
my claim to the boart'; and I was told
afterwards that Judge Chapman went
to the board and told the members
that my bill was outrageous and ought
notto be allowed, and under his in
structions the board refused to allow
my claim. I talked to the members
aboutit and told them what the judge
had said to me, and thej were aston
ished beyond measuie at his deubli
"Now as to the Stribliug-Ramge
case: Last winter repeated complaints
had come to me of numerous thefts of
grain from cribs and granaries, hogs,
chickens from farms and places about
the country, and the complainants
wanted the gang of thieves broken up.
I told them I was no detective but if
they insisted and would pay what was
right I would see what could 'be done.
They agreed tothe plan. Oq the plan
of 'set a thief to catch a thief I got a
friend of the gaug to assist in hunting
them down. He came to me one eve
ning and said that a raid was to be
made on Ilerrington's hen house that
night, and getting Hyers to help, we
captured Stribling and Ramge in the
act of breaking opeu thechicken house
and put theui in jail. Then, before
going any further. Judge Chapman
wa3 consulted, and declared that there
could be no question us to that being
a building, under the statute, the
breaking open of which constituted
burglary. Furthermore. I consulted
the county attorney and. to make mat
ters certain, he sent to Nebraska City
and got a copy of th instructions given
by Judge Chapman to the Otoe county
jury, in a very similar case, in which
Charles Jones, Alonzo Moore and
James Cook were charged with bur
glary and seut to the pen. under his
instructions, and we saw that the case
here was a stronger one than that, be
cause the testimony showed that in
the Otoe case the 'building' was a
mere coop built of barrel staves, while
the Harrington building was large
enough to keep a cow or horse in.
Instructions No. 2 in the Otoe case
" You are instructed that any out
house built of boards and lumber, for
the purpose of housing and safely
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Our stock is the largest and best selected
stock ever brought to Cass county,
AT BED-ROCK PRICES.
ELSOIT, Casli Olotiier,
Opposite Court House. Plattsmouth, Neb.
keeping chickens or poultry, consti
tutes a building within the meaning
of the statute, the breaking and enter
ing of which, when broken into in the
night season for the purpose of steal
ing and carrying away the property
of one who owns or controls the same
will constitute burglarly. And the
person convicted of such offence will
be liable under our our statute for the
crime of burglary.'
"That language was plain, and we
did not hesitate a minute, and the men
were bound over. I could not, how
ever. have been more dumbfounded and
astonished than I was when Stribling
was instructed out of court by Judge
Chapman, the substance of his instruc
tions being that the building must
clearly have been built and used as a
stable, thus throwing a big bill of
costs on the county, and in effect blam
ing the officers for it. And that was
not all, but in my absence the judge
took occasion to abuse me personally
most unmercifully and in very impo
lite language for the part I had taken
in the matter. The judge's abuse of
the officers accounted for the roasting
they got from the newspapers partic
ularly the Lincoln Journal and Omaha
Wosld-Ilerald by their local corres
pondents. I think I have the right to
hold Judge Chapman responsible for
the part I took in that affair, and I
would consider myself lacking in self
respect if I were to permit any man
even if he be a judge to run over me
in that manner, without taking the
pains to set myself right before tte
County Attorney Polk was also seen
by the reporter and he stated that be
was assured by Sheriff Eikenbary at
the inception of the Striblingcase that
he h.-td consulted with Judge Chapman
who told him that he should go ahead,
bind those fellows over, and there
would be no trouble about cinching
them. Not satisfied with this he had
secured a copy of the instructions in the
Otoe county case and when he read
them he was perfectly satisfied that
there could be no failure to convict;
but he was mistaken.
About five o'clock this morning an
earthquake occurred which was felt
over a large part of the west. Advices
from icago, St. Louis, Stanbeiry,
Mo.," Craig, Neb., and other points
indicate the large area of the dis
turbance. It was plainly noticed by
the night operator at Oreapolis, four
miles from this city, but "Dad"
Games, the night operatorat thedepot
did not notice anything unusual.
A somewhat novel suit was filed in
county court Friday, the title of it be
ing Chas. Glee vs. P. J. and P. C. Han
sen. The defendant's are insurance
agents and insured the dwelling house
of the plaintiff in the sum of $600.
The house burned and the plaintiff
sought toiecover the amount of his
policy from the insurance company,
but was unable to do so. He brings
this suit on the ground that the in
surance company was bankrupt when
the policy was drawn and con
sequently the defendants are liable
for the amount of the policy.
Farm loans made at lowest rates.
T. II. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank.
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