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VOL. 14. ISO. 46.
P LATTS MOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7. 1395.
IF PAID IN ADVANCE.
SEMI-OFFICIAL BALLOT OF CASS COUNTY,
T J Mahoney, democrat
Samuel Maxwell, populist
T L Nerval, republican
C J Phelps. democrat
B S Ramsey, democrat
Saml M Chapman, repub ...
C'le it x op District Cocbt
V II Dearing. democrat
M SBriggs, populist
Cleo F House worth, repub....
Jacob Tritsch, democrat
L II James, populist
A It Eifcenbary, republican.
Letter E Sione, democrat...
J M Campbell, populist
, M Robinson, republican . .
Col NTT JCIK3E-
M Arcber, democrat
H J Vass, populist
tieo M Spurloefc, republican
Wm D Wheeler, democrat...
II M Holloway, republican..
K Katnour. democrat
II C Madding, populist
John Clements, republican.
Ceo 11 liiiruore, democrat...
M O Weed, populist
Geo L Farley, republican...
J P Fa ter. democrat
Henry IIemtel, populist
L, D iJenuett, republican
George Towle, democrat ...
Wm. Hayes, republican
09 1 J7
87 1 120
B. S. RAMSEY ELECTED
And Will Occupy the Judicial Seat
In the Second District.
DEMOCRATIC WATERLOO IN CASS
The Entire Kepubllcan County Ticket la
Fleeted, With the Exception of
Falter For Commissioner of
the First District.
Tue3day?s election in this citw was
one which awakened much interest
and the polling places were surround
ed all day by unusual crowds of inter
ested, if not excited, workers. The
night before some painter had go'neall
about town and painted upon the side
walks the words "Vote For Ramsey"
in large characters. Before morning
another painter had followed him and
placed the word "Don" above the
other words. Subsequently the first
painter came along again and erased
the letter "n't," so that it read "Do
Vote For Ramsey."
Later in the morning a closely-veiled
woman was seen going about writing
out the words upon the sidewalks, in
light blue chalk," What Did Chapman
Do With Sandy Griswold?" An effort
was made to ascertain her identity,
but without avail.
The crowds on the sidewalks were
sober and good humored, and no alter
cations were reported.
The vote cast in the city was about
1,025 being very little less than the
number registered. Of this number
from six to ten in each ward were
sworn in, showing that there must be
nearly or quite 1,200 votes in the city.
What might be called the phenome
non of the election was the enormous
vote which was cast for Mr. Eiken
bary in Liberty (his own) precinct,
where he received 261 votes and Mr.
Tritsch only received fifteen. A lead
ing democrat of that precinct ex
plained that by saying that "Jake has
been in rather hard luck bis wife
having been buried last Sun
Then, he is known as
poor young man, while Mr.
Tritsch is believed to be rich and
don't need it. That. tola the story."
The fight, of course, centered on the
judgeship, and in many places all, or
nearly all, else was lost sight of. This
fight absorbed most of the attention,
to the injury, in some cases of the
democratic and in others of the repub
lican ticket. This wastrue,it appears,
in the second ward, where the whole
democratic ticket was injured by men
who professed to be democrats but
who were working among the Bo
hemians for the republican county
Keports began coming in as to the
results early in the evening. The
friends of J udge Ramsey early claimed
Nebraska City by 500 majority, and
stuck to it through the night, the offi
cial vote, however, showing but 402.
At 10 o'clock a message came from
John Tromble at Avoca giving Ram
sey twenty-seven majority. This was
doubted, but the official figures verified
Later in the evening as the count
proceeded at the several polling places
in town republican youths seemed to
grow jubilant, and were shouting and
marching in high glee being es
pecially delighted ever Holloway's
Yesterday returns began to come in
early, but not until late in the after
noon were all the precinct returns in,
so the total majorities ceuld be reck
The following are the majorities of
the several candidates, complete, ex
cept as to the democratic vote of
Weeping Water precinct and the vote
of the first and second wards of Weep
Chapman, 113; Housewoith, 130;
Robertson, 714; Spurlock, 823;IIolIo
way, 214; Farley, 670; Clements, 139;
Hilton, 700; Falter, 28.
In this city the democrats elected
four out of five assessors. In the third
ward the fight was a three-cornered
one, and C. S. Twiss, whose name vras
pot on the ticket by petition, was
elected by a majority of twenty-three.
Oswald Guthmann in the first, P. E
Ruffnerinthe second, Henry Ofe in
the fourth and James Williams in the
fifth, were elected by safe majorities.
It is reported that AVillie Hyers has
a cinch on the deputy district clerk
ship. The democrats elected four out of
the five assessors in the city, and that's
Will Coolidge will, in all probability,
be the deputy county clerk under J.
The fourth ward democrats had the
best and the second the poorest or
ganization in town.
C. S. Twiss, who went on the ticket
in the third ward by petition for as
sessor, beat both the regular nominees
in a scandalous manner.
If you happen to meet Henry Boeck
don't ask him how the fourth ward
voted on the assessorship. That's a
very tender spot for him.
The successful candidates are al
ready besieged with applications for
deputyships, and a good many people
are bound to be disappointed.
If people were half as enterprising
in behalf of the public as they are in
electioneering what a vast amount of
good might be done for the cityl
The total vote of this ' city was 1069,
of which 178 were cast in the first
ward, 282 in the second, 280 in the
third, 205 in the fourth and 124 in the
Lester Stone and Dr. Geo. H. Gil
more were in town today shaking
hands with their friends and con
gratulating themselves that the snow
storm wasn't any worse. The votes of
both showed up well in their precincts.
It is said that Mr. Vass has given
up the claim that he was second in the
race for county judge. The people
seem to have largely taken his
advice, however "if you cannot vote
for me, vote for Spurlock" and voted
.Oswald Guthman's race for assessor
was in doubt up to the count of the
last dozen votes in the first ward, and
Oswald stood around sweating and
wondering whether he wouldn't have
done better to have worked for him
self more and the general ticket less.
But he is happy now.
Perry Lathrop of Nebraska City,
who came up from that place Wednes
day morning, departed for Omaha thi3
afternoon on No. 3. Perry is an ap
plicant for the position of stenographer
to District Judge-elect Ramsey. How
ever, his application is only one of a
large number already filed.
It seems that P. E. Ruffner knows
bow to handle his campaign funds to
perfection. He was elected assessor
on the second ward by more than a
hundred majority. He didn't mean to
go down in the wreck, sure.
Free Ferry a Thing of the l'aat.
Hereafter, if the residents of- wes
tern Iowa want to bring their produce
to this city for sale, or purchase their
goods from the local merchants, they
will have to pay for crossing on the
A couple of years ago a number of
Plattsmouth merchants figured it out
that they could get most, of the
trade from the residents of the Iowa
bottoms by putting in and main
taining a free ferry at this point. A
subscription paper was started and
enough signers were secured in a
short time. The first year demon
strated that the scheme was a good
one for both the merchants and the
Iowa people. This year enough signers
were easily secured to warrant the
signers in continuing the free ferry,
and it was kept in operation. Monday,
however, it was announced that the
free ferry would have to be given up,
as several of the business men who
had placed their names on the sub
scription list failed to meet their as
sessments. That is how the matter
stands at present.
Almost Cared of Deafness.
Mrs. WTm. Osborne of Denver, who
is visiting relatives and friends in this
city, has many words of praise for
the wonderful faith-curist, Francis
Schlatter. For a number of years
Mrs. Osborne has been afflicted with
deafness, and has tried numerous spe
cialists, but to no avail. Hearing of
the marvelous cures effected by Schlat
ter, she concluded to try the merits of
this phenomenon. The result was
highly satisfactory and the lady now
claims to be almost cured of her deaf
ness. She reports numerous other
cases of wonderful cures.
A Fire Almost.
There was considerable excitement
in the upper end of the B. & M. yards
for a little while Sunday. A spark
from a passing engine set the long
grass beside the track on fire. Fanned
by the strong south wind it spread
rapidly, threatening to set the willow
bar in front of the city, on fire. The
switchmen armed themselves with
brooms, boarded an engine and were
taken to the point of danger, where by
back-firing and some vigorous work
with their brooms, the fire was
brought under control.
Shops va. Qih School.
The high school and shop foot ball
teams lined up over on the old circus
grounds, south of the shops Saturday
afternoon and struggled for supremacy
until darkness closed down over the
scene. The high school team did a
little better than they did in the for
mer game, and escaped being wal
loped." but were unable to do better
than tie the score, which was four to
four at the finished. John Robbins,
Jr., refereed the game.
Joe & Frank, the People's Clothiers,
return you your money in all in
stances if yon are not pleased.
A PLEASANT PARTY
o A Very Enjoyable Reception Held
At Mrs. Parmele's.
MR. PICKETT GETS THE ADAMS.
i While Mr. Stoutenboroagh AVill Hereafter
i Louie After the lnterenta of the I'a
citlc Deitthof Mn Kikenbry
! Other Loral News.
A Pleasant Kerepilon.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Parmele and Mr.
and Mrs. Alvin Gass entertained their
friends last Thursday evening at the
beautiful home of the former couple.
The artistic decorations or roses,
chrysanthemums and ferns, combined
with the pretty costumes of the host
esses and lady guests, made a charm
Among those present were Messrs.
aud Mesdames Henry Ilerold, J. M.
Craig, Frank Wilson. T. P. Living
ingston, Chas. Cummins, K. D. Cum
mins. W. L Pickett, Geo. House
worth, W. A. Swearingen, Chas. Eads,
Frank Morgan. Baxter Smith, Fred
Lehnhoff, D. Guild, J. V. Hendee,
Clell. Morgan, A. L. Coleman, T. M.
Patterson, T. II. Pollock, June Black,
H.N.Dovey, W. K. Fox, F. A. Mur
phy, Frank Dickson, Jas. Donnelly
and Sam Paterson.
Assisting through the rooms were
Misses Dora Fricke, Julia Herrmann,
Grace Walker and Dora Swearingen.
Cards were played until a late hour,
when delicious refreshments were
served, followed by dancing.
The Plattsmouth Mandolin club dis
coursed sweet music during the even
ing, and the guests were entertained
with fine vocal music by Mrs. Dr.
Ilolyoke of Lincoln and Mrs. Chas.
The lady's first prize, a silver hat
pin, was won by Mrs. W.L. Pickett
and the lady's second, a Bilver tablet,
by Mrs. A. Baxter Smith, while the
gent's first prize, a silver-mounted
moustache comb, fell to D. C. Morgan,
and the gent's second, a silver key
ring, to T. M. Patterson.
- . . ...
From Friday's Dally.
The route agents of the Pacific and
Adams Express companies are in the
city checking up the books of their
agent here. They will also transfer
the agency of the Adams to W. L.
Pickett, the B. & M. agent, and that
of the Pacific to C. F. Stoutenborough,
agent of the M. P. at this point. Geo.
Freer will be retained by the Adams
as driver until a place can be found
for him, and Fred McCauley will take
a temporary rest until there is an
opening somewhere, when the com
pany will again employ him. The Pa
cific will have a down town office at
F. S. White's store, where packages
may be left.
Death of Mrs. Eikenhary.
At3o'clock Friday morning after an
illness of many months, Anna, wife of
A. R. Eikenhary , passed to her reward.
Deceased was born and raised in Cass
county, being a step-daughter of Jos.
Cannon, well known in this county.
Her maiden name was Dailey and she
attended the high school at this place
for a number of years. She has many
friends in this city and throughout
the county who will regret to hear of
King Wise left here nearly two
years ago and has since been in Cali
fornia, where he has, most of the time,
been working in the bitumen mines,
near Santa Cruz. A letter received
from him recently by relatives was
dated at San Jose, Cal., and stated
that he was on his way up into the
mountains where he was going to be
come a silver miner.
A suit in replevin was filed Thurs
day by Rector, Wilhelmy & Co.,
through their lawyer, C. S. Polk,
against Claus Brekenfeld and the
mortgagees in possession of his stock,
the object being to obtain possession
fof the stock purchased of that firm
shortly before the failure. The case
will be tried upon Judge Ramsey's
return from Otoe county.
It will pay you to look at Joe &
Frank's new line of overcoats just re
ceived. F. D. Lehnhoff received a dispatch
from Louisville at 9:30 this morning
stating that Wm. Ossenkop died at
that place this morning. Mr. Ossen
kop is well known in this city and
county, being an old settler. He was
well supplied with this world's goods
and leaves his family in comfortable
For farm loans, see J. M. Ley da.
Reliable abstracts also furnished.
personal, political and eertireht.
A young woman named Young tried
to commit suicide in Lincoln yester
day, giving as her reason that she was
pregnant, and that the cause of her
misfortune was a B. & M. engineer
running out of Lincoln. The afore
said engineer is well known in this
city, having lived here since childhood
till a few years ago.
The president on election day issued
a proclamation naming Thursday,
Nov. 2Sth, as a day of Thanksgiving
and prayer. It's a good combination
for an election day proclamation one
side can do the feasting and the other
Bible students in this city those
who delight to "search the scriptures"
for treasures of thought, of historic
character, and for the satisfaction
which research affords have a splen
did opportunity now of engaging most
delightfully in this form of study by
attending the class which meets at the
Presbyterian church at 2:30 o'clock
each Sabbath. The class is a large
one, so that one need not be embar
rassed by conspicuousness. Mrs. C. F.
Stoutenborough is the leader, and the
class numbers among its members
many excellent people. The member
ship is limited only to the capacity of
the church, and all who will enter
zealously into its work (and that means
all who attend) are invited to join.
Now that election is over, and both
sides have got enough for different
reasons the average newspaper can
devote more time to its legitimate
business of printing the news. For
which let us be thankful.
A farmer in Illinois is reported in a
dangerous condition from poisoning,
taken into his system by eating buck
wheat cakes, in which chinch bugs
were ground up in the meal. Will it
hereafter be necessary to have an
analysis, a la sugar beet, before ab
sorbing the deadly buckwheat into the
Now that Holmes and Durrant have
been sentenced to death, and are liable
to meet their deserts sometime within
the next fifteen or twenty years, it
will be well enough to return to the
popular occupation of glorifying
Napoleon, who has butchered more
people in cold blood, without there
deeming excuse of passion, than all
the murderers of history since the
days of Cain.
"Maxwell, of Platte," has a plurality
of 217 in Fremont over Norval, and a
majority of S2 over the field. Pretty
good for your Uncle Samuel! Fremont
It is alleged that a radical change
in the weather will frequently put a
person in a frame of mind to commit
a crime. Wonder if the Omaha fiend
will attempt to shifthis guilt on to the
Concert Saturday night 20 cents.
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Manufactured for the Western Trade
and Bought for Spot Cash Prices by
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Men's Wool Hats
Our stock is the largest and best selected
stock ever brought to
AT BED-ROCK PRICES.
Opposite Court House. Plattsmouth, Neb.
In District Court.
Two cases were filed in the district
court yesterday. One was that of
Gertrude Wiley vs. Edward Wiley, in
which she prays that the defendant,
her son, be forever restrained from
trespassing on her property or molest
ing or carrying away any of her be
longings. Plaintiff alleges that she is
restrained by parentel love from prose
cuting her son criminally, and that he,
secure in the knowledge of this fact,
continues to molest and annoy her and
trespass and carry away her property.
. The other case is that of Ellis Hart
ley vs. W. H. Shafer, et al. Plaintiff
claims to have purchased a tax title to
a lot owned by defendant, and that he
be put in possession of the same.
A I'lattsmouth Girl Marries.
This morning's Omaha Bee contains
the intelligence that Lawrence Peter
son of Omaha and Verome E. Reuland
of Plattsmouth were granted a license
to wed in Douglas county yesterday.
The bride is well-known in this city,
she is a daughter of Peter Reuland,
now dead, and has resided in thi3 city
from childhood until a few years ago.
The newl-wedded couple will arrive
on the flyer this afternoon for a visit
with the mother of the bride.
Skeletons by the Hundreds.
An aboriginal cemetery of unprece
dented dimensions has just been dis
covered at Milford, O. Curator W. K.
Moorehead of the state museum is
busy making excavations. Human
skeletons are exhumed by the hundred
and the end is not reached yet. In
the graves are found a great and
diverse variety of weapons, trinkets,
utensils, ornaments and religious
symbols in stone, bronze and silver.
It is not only a fund of curiosities,
shedding light on the prehistoric past,
but an invaluable acquisition to
John McBee and Albert Robinson
became involved in a fistic encounter
on Main street yesterday morning,
but were arrested before any blood
was shed. Judge Archer, being in
excellent mood, (not) imposed a fine of
one dollar and costs on each of the
participants, and McBee's brother
paid John's fine, while young Robin
son will "lay it out," and, incidentally
will saw wood for Judge Archer.
I am now located on west Vine
street, No. 1203, where I solicit the
patronage of one and all. "Work done
promptly and satisfaction guaranteed.
Prices reasonable. Please call,
so Mrs. E. Weamer
George Freer, who has officiated as
agent for the Adams and Pacific ex
press companies in this city for some
time, has been offered his old run on
the Schuyler train or a position as
driver of the express wagon, with the
same salary he received as agent. As
George's mother's health is very poor,
he has decided to remain in the city,
for the present, at least.
Save money and buy your clothing
and furnishing goods, hats, caps, etc.,
of Joe & Frank, the reliable clothiers.
Farm loans made at lowest rates.
T. II. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank.
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