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"BE JUST AND FEAR NOT."
PAID IN ADVACE.
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VOL. 14. Mi. 47.
MADE A GET-AWAY
"Vic McCarty Escapes From the Doug
las County Jail.
THE ESCAPE A MOST DARING ONE
AVould llave ltn Sentenced Monday lty
Judge Ambrose Confirmation Ser
vires at tlie Iiohemlan Cutli
olic CUurch Note.
Vic McCary Escapes.
Tic McCarty, the notorious iSarpy
county desperado, escaped from the
Douglas county jail last Saturday
evening, shortly after six o'clock. The
escape was a most daring one, and
was accomplished in the following
McCarty was in the hallway, outside
the iron grating which surrounds the
cells, holding a conversation with his
wife, who had called to see him. It is
usual to allow prisoners to come to
this place when receiving calleis.
Jailor Miller was in the corridor, but
had his back tnrned at the time, walk
ing toward the west door. Assistant
Jailor John Brandt was sitting in the
chair on the west side of McCarty.
McCarty was in the middle chair and
his wife was sitting in the chair near
est the door. Louie Miller, the son of
the jailor, opened the door to allow
Mrs. Ish. who had been visiting her
son, to go out. The moment that the
young man held the door open proved
to be a costly one. Vic jamped through
the opened doorway like a flash and
was soon outside.
Descriptions of McCarty have been
telegraphed to neighboring cities, and
the entire police force has been in
structed to look out for him. lie is so
well known that bis capture ought to
speedily follow the announcement,
providing he is in the vicinity of Om
aha. He is thirty-three years old, hav
ing come here from Missouri twenty
years ago. Although he has figured
as the principal in a number of fights
and rows, and has appeared in the po
lice court several times, this is the first
time that he had gone as far as the
.McCarty made his escape just in
time to avoid a twenty-year term in
the penitentiary, as he would un
doubtedly have received the full ex
tent of the law. He was tried on a
charge of assault, with intent to kill.
The Bohemian Catholic church was
the scene of an interesting religious
ceremony last Sunday. The day was
celebrated in the church as Confirma
tion Sunday, and about fifty young
people participated in the services.
Bishop Bonacumb of Lincoln, as
sisted by Fathers Carney and Bor of
this city, officiated. The city band
and several Bohemian societies
marched to the church in a body. At
this service the participants are given
their second or middle name. The
ceremonies Sunday were to have oc
curred about two months ago, but
were postponed on account of the non
appearance of the bishop. "
A Mg Failure In Cedar Creek.
On last Saturday Fred Schroeder,
the Cedar Creek miller, turned over
his flour mill and stock of goods to his
creditors. The liabilities are given at
about 816,000, while the assets will be
considerably short of that sum. Mr.
Scbroeder's principal creditors are two
Iowa men and a Sarpy county man.
As far as can be learned, no one in this
city will be loser by the failure. It is
said that Mr. Schroeder has several
times the amount of bis indebtness in
outstanding accounts, and that if
these creditors would now come to his
assistance, he would be enabled to pay
every dollar he owes, and again resume
business. It is hoped that this will be
"Walloped" Over gatn.
The Iligh school foot ball team went
pyer to Qlenwood last Friday with the
firm intention of slaughtering the
eleven of that place. In fact, one of
the boys announced at the depot before
startinc that the Glenwood boys were
all nice fellows, and they (the Platts-
mouth foot ball team) hated to do any
thing to hurt their feelings but it was
their painful duty to go over tbereand
"wallop" them, to even up a little.
But, alas, when the smoke and dust of
the conflict bad lifted and the Platts
mouth High school team had drifted
fiacfc across toe river, it was found to
lie a melancholy' fact that they had
been "walloped" to the tune of 6, to 0.
Which was too bad.
1 u DUtrict Court. j
From Friday's Daily. j
Five cases were filed in district
court today. I. II. Dunn filed a suit
in foreclosure against S. L. Greeson.
The security is a lot in Richey addi
tion, and the amount of the mortgage
Emma J. Kellog vs. Ellen and Ar
thur Spivey, a suit in attachment, was j
Bank of Avoca vs. Fritz Gollmer and
Henry Brockman,a suit in foreclosure,
was filed with District Clerk Dearing
The Singer Sewing Machine com
pany filed an appeal from the verdict
against them in Justice Archer's court,
in the Neal case. The appeal motion
is resisted by Neal's attorney on the
ground that the appeal bond was not
filed within the ten days allowed by
Viola Laughlin, through her attor
neys, D. K. Barr and Geo. Clark, has
filed a petition for divorce from her
husband. Thos. Lauchl n. Plaintiff
alleges that she has resided in Cass
county more than one year previous to
riling of petition; that she was married
to defendant Aug. 15, 1891, in the state
of Missouri; that plaintiff for several
years has been an habitual drunkard
and has failed to provide for herself
and their child; that defendant is a
man of vicious and vulgar habits and
is unfit to take care of children. For
these and other reasons plaintiff asks
a divorce and the custody of the child.
A Welcome Gift.
Some weeks ago some of Mr. and
and Mrs. E. S. Greiisel's old friends in
this" city got up an excursion to Have
lock to surprise Mr. and Mrs. Greusel
on the occasion of their silver wedding.
Voluntary contributions of cash were
made by the excursionists to purchase
presents suitable for the occasion.
After the committee appointed for
that purpose had purchased the pres
ent, it was found that there was a neat
surplus, and Saturday Mr. Gutsche, a
member of the committee, turned the
aforesaid surplus over to Miss Jones,
city librarian, for the benefit of the
public library. This sum, in addition
to the proceeds to be derived from the
entertainment to be given by the
library board this week, will be used
in the purchase of new books for the
The M.. W. and V. Reception.
Mrs. Asher Clark and Mrs. Alf.
White entertained the M. W. and W.
at the home of the former Thursday
afternoon, that being the second meet
ing of the season. They were ably as
sisted through the spacious rooms by
Misses Ella Clark, Verna Leonard and
Minnie White. The following ladies
braved the inclement weather and
were well repaid by a pleasant social
afternoon: Mesdames Butler, Ben
nett, Ella Cooper, Byron Clark, n. N.
Dovey, E G. Dovey, W. H. Dearing,
Elson, Guild, Houseworth, Frank Wil
son, J. N. Wise, W. L. Pickett, Julius
Peppei berg, J. L. Root, Dave Miller,
Ami Todd, H. D. Travis, J. N. Sum
mers, Frank Alshuler, W. K. Fox, W.
N. McLennan and MiS3 Alice Eaton.
The Kate Reduced.
Chris. Hartman of Omaha, who fixes
insurance rates all over the state for
the companies who are in the "com
pact," was in the city today. He came
down at the solicitation of the school
board to see whether anything could
be done toward lowering the insurance
rate on the high school. After inspect
ing the building, Mr. Hartman made
a reduction in the rate which will re
sult in a saving to the tax-payers of
about $100 per year. This, although
not a large sum, will amount up con
siderably in a few years.
What They Think in Lincoln.
Few things connected with the elec
tion have caused more comment in
Lincoln than the defeat of Judge Chap
man by Ramsey In the Cass-Otoe dis
trict. Lincoln is full of ex-Platts-mouth
people, aqq tbey wJIJ never get
over their interest in Cass county poli
tics. They generally attribute the
defeat of the judge to the influence f
attorneys and others who have "had it
in" for Chapman for several years and
finally made a sort of informal com
bination to down him. Lincoln Jour
nal. A Snake Charmer.
There was a combination sword
swallower and snake charmer in town
Friday night. He made the rpups of
the saloons, swallowing bayonets' and
swords, sticking a' hat-pin through the
i muscles of his arms and legs, and
through his tongue, and allowing the
rattlesnake to bite him. 4
MOORE GETS AWAY
The Rapist Escapes Prom the Cass
KEY WAS LEFT IN THE
And He Simply Unlocked the
Went Through the Floor-
Appreciation of a Favor
Other Local News.
Alonzo Gone From Us.
Owing to carelessness on the part of
the jailor, another jail delivery oc
curred last Tuesday at the county bas
tile, and Alonzo Moore, the most im
portant prisoner confinea therein,
made good his escape.
The facts are about as follows: At
about G:30 o'clock Jailor Denson
placed the supper tray inside the steel
cage, where the county prisoners are
conuned. lie then locked the ironJ
box which covers the lever used to
operate the bolts to the cell doors,
and, instead of taking the keys with
him, went upstairs to supper, leaving
them lying on the lever box. It was a
comparatively easy matter for Moore
to reach through the bars, secure the
keys, unlock the cage door and step
out into the corridor. Once outside
the cage, Moore broke a hole through
the rotten floor and crawled out, a la
Ann Luce fashion, through the hole in
brick wall on the east side of the jail,
made bv that illustrious female, and
aiicinaiua uiauc uio ui iu iuo ui jju
delivery about two months ago.
Moore was held to the district court
recently upon a charge of rape, his
victim being a fifteen-year-old girl
named Veroncia Patteison, residing
at Rock Bluffs, and, as the stale had a
good case agasnst him, he would un
doubtedly have been given a term in
Frank Abel, charged with horse
stealing, who was also confined in the
steel cage, says that he repeatedly
called loudly to the jailor before Moore
got out, but "Crum" Stewart, who
was also in jail, accompanied by his
usual jag, made considerable noise,
and, while Denson claims to have
heard someone calling him, he sup
posed it was Stewart, and did not
come down at once. The escape was
made in about thirty minutes, as the
jailor came down stairs immediately
after supper to take away the tray and
dishes, when the escape was discov
Sheriff Eikenbary was at once noti
fied of Moore's escape and by eight
o'clock had a force of men searching
the railway yards and suburbs for the
escaped prisoner, besides going himself
to Rock Bluffs, the fugitive's home,
but all to no purpose, as up to the pres
ent writing no clue to his whereabouts
is obtainable. The sheriff has offered
a reward of $23 for the capture of
Moore or information that will lead to
In speaking of the matter of dis
missing the jailor, Sheriff Eikenbary
said he had talked to the county board
about it. He presented the fact that
he had but a month and a half to serve
and it would cost him considerable to
move his family into the jail building
for that short time, and, as there were
now no prisoners there of any import
ance, he believed the public would
justify him in not making any change.
If Mr. Holloway had some person se
lected for jailor, however, he would let
him move right in now.
A Queer Appreciation.
Engineer Sales, and a brother were
in town last Tuesday, and apparently
imbibed too freely in the flowing bowl,
thereby accumulating a jag. One of
their horses, which was tied on the
street, broke loose, and was afterwards
captured by Clint Billings and re-Ued,
Charley Edgerton, informed them
that their horse was again safely tied,
whereupon they jumped upon him and
smote him several times in the face.
Charley said he would have them ar
rested, but as yet has filed no com
plaint in police court.
For farm loans,, see J. M. Leyda.
Reliable abstracts also furnished.
A Rare Chance.
The McCann. property, corner of
Vine and Sixth streets, consisting of
three business lots, will be sold at
sheriff's sale to the highest bidder, at
the front door of the court house, Sat
urday, Uo v. 16? at ten o'clock a. m.
Anybody looking for a bargain should
attend this sale.
Leave yoar orders for job work with
The Journal, an .artistic job guar
The Journal hears through var
ious sources that Sheriff-elect Hol
loway is enjoying the luxury of the
perusal of numerous letters and the
personal solicitations or various gen-
tlemeu who are anxious to serve the
public in the capacity of deputy sher
iffs, bailiffs, etc., and the public can
well imagine that the new sheriff en
joys his situation immensely. The
chief thing that makes the situation
perplexing, it is understood, is the
question who is to be the jailor.
Heretofore the sheriff has been able
to get a man to take the jail and at
tend to it after a fashion, for theprofit
there was in boarding the prisoners
while he pocketed the jailor's fees
himself; but the experience of Sheriff
Eikenbary has been such that it is
safe to say Mr. Holloway will not be
likely to repeat that experiment. At
least an eye to the safe keeping of the
prisoners suggests such a thing! Just
now, it seems, there are plenty of men
who are willing to take the soft job of
acting as deputy for the serving of
papers; but none of them care to take
the more onerous and less desirable
job of taking care of the jail unless
it be some undesirable perssn. If no
ante-election promises were made
and The Journal, has not been able
to trace any down the situation
ought to be an easy one to solve.
With the advent of Judge Ramsey on
the bench it is the general idea that a
good deal more economy will be exer
cised about the court than has lately
prevailed. The Journal, ventures
to suggest that if Mr. Holloway wants
to put himself in line with the prevail
ing spirit of economy it would be the
natural, (and, it may be said,) the
sensible thing for him, if possible, to
induce his father, S. P. Holloway, to
take charge of the jail, and board the
prisoners. Nobody would blame him
for that, and nobody would be as
likely to make as good a jailor as he,
because of the interest he would have
in his son's success. If that' problem
were solved, the impression is abtoad
that the sheriff would be likely to
employ some capable person to do the
clerical work in the office, so that the
records would be in shape presentable
to the commissioners at their stated
settlements, while he could do the
necessary outside work of serving
Mr. Holloway is in a splendid posi
tion to disappoint a host of fellows
who would like soft places at his ex
pense. Ills Chips Recognized.
Last evening John Karnes and his
wife were airing their family troubles
oer in the Third street cut, when
Henry Sitzman, who resides out south
of town, happened along and "stuck
in a few chips," asking to be enlight
ened as to the cause of the disturbance
and shortly afterwards he was sorry
that he epolre. His chips were
recognized "in a most horrible man
ner" by Karnes, and Sitzman was
given a vision of stars and fireworks
for a few minutes. As no complaint
was filed in police court, the matter
was presumably dropped.
Soine Old Voters.
The Union Ledger says: At the
election last week five men voted
whose combined ages are 418 years,
their average ages being nearly S4
years. The names and ages are John
F. Buck, 82; John Ervin, 89; Abram
Hathaway, 83; Isaac Dye, 84; Joseph
Iloutz, 80. With the exception of Mr.
Dye these men have resided in this
vicinity about forty years, and at
present are in "a good state of
preservation," considering their ad
vanced ages and the trials and troubles
they endured in the early days.
Lost a Satchel.
Five weeks ago Saturday last I was
in town, having a. black satchel with
me containing some clothing, shirts,
some underwear, a razor and strap.
I made arrangements to go home with
Jacob Luf t, and put my satchel into a
wagon standing in front of Hassler's
blacksmith shop, supposing it to be
Luffs wagon, but found out after I
got to Luft's bouse that it was the
wrong wagon. I will be "much obliged
to the finder of my satchel for its re
turn to the Journal office.
Bennett & Tutt haye just received a
new supply df 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 flew patterns.
Farm loans made at lowest rates.
T. H. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank;.
WAS VERY LUCKY
Rev. Britt Nearly Shoots His
Off While Hunting.
GUN ACCIDENTLY DISCHARGED.
The earnings Murder Case Will Come up
For Trial Again Next Monday Other
Local Happenings Around
A Serious Accident.
Dr. L. F. Britt of this city, ex-pre
siding elder of the Nebraska City
methodist district, was the victim of a
very painful accident last Tuesday af
ternoon, justbefore dusk. Dr. Britt
who was visiting at Pawnee City with
his friend, Rev. J. II. Presson, for
merly of Plattsmouth, was out hunt
ing with the latter near Pawnee City,
and while in search of quail, had occa
sion to crawl through a barbed wire
fence. Mr. Britt's gun, which was
cocked, was accidentally discharged,
the trigger catching on his coat sleeve,
and the entire charge of shot entered
his left foot,at the inside of -the instep.
The flesh was torn from the under
part of his foot, but, luckily, the bone
was not struck. Had the charge en
tered his foot half an inch higher, that
member would have been entirely torn
Rev. Presson hurried home, and
soon had Mr. Britt under the care of a
couple of physicians. The injured
gentleman was brought to this city
last evening, accompanied by Dr. Bol
lard of Pawnee City, and will receive
every attention possible. The only
danger is from secondary hemorrhage,
the wound being so near the main ar
tery of the foot, and, unless this hap
pens, Mr. Britt will be able to get
around azain in a few weeks.
It was very fortunate that the acci-
cident was not more serious, and Mr.
Britt is to be congratulated upon his
lucky escape from being at least
maimed for life, and probably killed.
Will Re Arraigned Again.
"Charles Cumings, who is charged
with the murder of Judd Vance of
Plattsmouth, has been arraigned once
and will have to be arraigned again.
It has been discovered that he was ar
raigned on information charging mur
der in the first degree, whereas he was
bound over by Judge Berka for mur
der in the second degree. The new in
formation is being made out and Cum
ings will be arraigned in a few days.
The trial of the case 13 set for Monday
morning. There are about a dozen
witnesses for the state, the majority
of whom live in Plattsmouth, and a
deputy sheriff will serve subpoenas on
them." Omaha Bee.
The deputy sheriff of Douglas county
was in the city today summoning the
state witnesses to appear at the court
bouse in Omaha next Monday.
A "coon" living in North York is
under arrest for stealing chickens. He
was identified by a charge of shot that
lodged in the back of his neck.
$15,000 ! $15,000 I $15,000 !
Manufactured for the Western Trade
and Bought for Spot Cash Prices by
Men's Wool Eats
Our stock is the largest and best selected
stock ever brought to Cass county,
At bed-rock prices.
Opposite Court House. Plattsmouth, Neb.
t Business Failure.
v t. rale is not
is quite t.
never come singly,
excluded in this c
days ago Tiie Joul
the business failure ot
feld, the hardware mercL
Mondav Fred Schroeder's
' Clans lire
,ant, and last
added to the list. Tuesday l
was learned, with considera.
prise, that P. J. Hansen, tht
known groceryman, had turnet
stock of goods over to a receiver
the First National bank of this city.
The amount of the note due the
bank is $1,300, and the stock of goods
will amply cover that indebtedness.
It is reported that there are several
smaller amounts due other parties.
Depressing times and long, outstand
ing accounts is given as the cause of
Mr, Hansen's misfortune.
Mr. Hansen has been in business in
Plattsmouth for many years, during
which time he has established a good
reputation for fair dealing, and hia
friends hope to see him resume busi
ness in a short time.
In Justice Archer's Court.
The suit for a labor account of
Julius Ramge vs. Ed. Oliver was
mutually settled, the defendant pay
ing Ramge $10 and half the costs in
the case. Plaintiff sued for $15.
E. II. Britton, a cigarmaker from
Red Oak, Iowa, was in town last
Monday, and, Iowa style, was not long
in accumulating a jag. When the
police gathered him in he was trying
to give away $10 bills, but he was not
successful, as the people around here
(in this office) didn't know what $10
bills were. This morning he con
tributed $1 and costs to the city's
officers, amounting to $5.25.
Made Good Time.
A remarkably fast run was made
last Thursday by engine 512 on the
Burlington road. What is known as
the "Katy flyer" was turned over to
the Burlington considerably late. The
train consisted of four cars a baggage
car, two coaches and one sleeper. It
made four stops at stations, one cross
ing stop, and two slow-ups between
Galesburg and Mendota, a distance of
eighty miles. It was made in eighty-
five minutes, including the stops.
From Mendota to Aurora, a distance
of forty-five and one-half miles, the
run was made in forty-three and one
half minutes, including a stop at a
railroad crossing at Earlville. Lin
Daniel D. Andrews, a farmer living
near Manley, was found dead in his
bed Monday morning. He went to bed
apparently in his usual state of health
but died during the night, apparently
from heart failure. Mr. Andrews was
a good citizen and a successful farmer.
It is a rather strange incidence that
Wm. Ossenkop, a neighbor of An
drews' died a week ago under similar
Pure maple syrup at $1.00 per gal
lon. New sorghum and New Orleans
molasses, honey drip syrup and black
strap can be had at
Bennett & Tutt's.
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