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"BE JUST AND FEAR NOT."
OL. 14, m. 48.
PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, XOVExlIBER 21. 185)5.
IF PA1U IN ADVAJiCE.
MANY INVOLVED. I
Case Filed in District Court With
SCHLATTER HAS DISAPPEARED.
The Denver MensJalt " Quietly Steals
A way Daring; the Night, and Ilsap
point Thouaauds of Afflicted
People Other Notes.
A very unusual case was filed in the
district clerk's office late Thursday
afternoon. Amelia B. Weston, widow
of the late Addison P. "Weston, is the
plaintiff and the defendants number
sixty-six people, residing in various
parts of the state.
The late Mr. Weston was, several
years prior to his death, the most ex
tensive land owner in Cass county,
but sold various pieces of property,
some in thiscounty and others in York
county. Upon his death he willed his
remaining property to a number of
relatives and friends, leaving Mrs.
Weston scarcely any property what
ever. She now sues to recover all of
the property transferred to other part
ies by her husband, claiming that the
contracts, which are in the possession
of the defendant, L. C. Pollard, or the
defendants named in the petition,
were never signed by her.
The litigation promises to occupy
the attention of the courts for several
years, as the property involved is val
ued at "something like $100,000.
Schlatter Has Disappeared.
Denver's "Messiah," Francis Schlat
ter has left for parts anknown, and
thousands of poor afflicted people, who
had gone there for relief, are return
ing home, without having seen the
Ali that is positively known is that
he departed from the Fox home on
Wednesday night, taking all his gifts
of waim clothing and leaving behind
this brief note:
Mr Fox; My mission is finished.
Father tkes me away. Good-bye.
The crowd was at first inclined to
make troub!e,but they withdrew after
demolishing the fence foi souvenirs.
Many touched the boards on which
Schlatter bad stood, and thus carried
away his myBtic influence.
Schlatter was subpoenaed early in
October to appear before Unitea States
Commissioner Capron yesterday to tes
tify in the case of the three manufac
turers of fraudulent blessed handker
chiefs. When Schlatter failed to ap
pear and it was definitely ascertained
that he had skipped town, the case was
postponed until Saturday morning at
The railway officials at Denver have
notified all agents to inform invalids
Intending to buy tickets for Denver,
that the "messiah" has left the city.
It was reported iate last night that
Schlatter was seen afoot heading for
Gray's peak, where amid the snows at
an altitude of 14,000 feet, he will con
fer with the prophets and return re
freshed in three days.
Whether or not Schlatter has proved
a blessing to the afflicted people who
visited him, he has certainly been a
bonanza for, the railroads and hotels
A Bicycle Stolen.
Stuart Livingston, who is boarding
with his brother-in-law, Roy Britt, in
Omaha, while attending a medical col
lege, was unfortunate enough to have
his bicycle stolen last Thursday even
ing. The wheel was stored in the
Britt residence and last Thursday Mr.
and Mrs. Britt were in this city, called
hither by the accident to the former's
father, and during their absence some
sneak thief entered the house and
carried away several articles of value,
and Stuart's bicycle was not over
looked. No clue to the perpetrator
- has vet been discovered.
Happy HarrjV' Quits Ashland.
The following dispatch in this morn
ing's Bee from Ashland relates to our
former townsman, W. II. Johnson:
'Harry Johnson, an eccentric old
Englishman who haa been pumpman
for the Burlington one mile east of
Ashland for years, has given up his
place and gone to join his family, who
live in Wahoo. He has a nice, com
fortable home in that place, having
recently traded his home property in
Piattsmouth for the Wahoo place.
He also has a fine farm near Wahoo.
He is known as 'Happy Harry,' and it
was bis custom to bring his fiddle to
town and entertain his friends with a
few 'choice selections.'"
&iminonN Pleaded Guilty.
Last Saturday's Omaha Bee says:
The United States circuit court was
in session but a few minutes yesterday
afternoon, long enough, however, for
two prisoners to be arraigned and
plead guilty. The first was James N.
Simmons, of Bell, la., charged with
presenting for payment unlawfully
issued money orders. He was the
postmaster at Bell, and conceived the :
idea that it would be easy enough to
cash money orders drawn by himself
upon writing upon the advices sent
from hisoffice,"identification waived."
He cashed a half dozen, getting some
1600, but when he presented his order
at the Nebraska City office payment
was stopped. The postmaster at Ne
braska City demanded that be be
identified. The delay was fatal.
Word was received that Simmons was
not straight and he was arrested. It
was found he had twenty-two orders
for amounts averaging$100 each, to be
cashed at various points between
Omaha and the Gulf of Mexico.
Postmaster Fox of this city is the
gentleman w ho first suspected Sim
mons of being a fraud, and telephoned
the postmaster at Nebraska City to
that effect, the result being Simmons'
The Burlington's New Time Card.
The new time card on the B. & M.
which goes into effect tomorrow, will
make several important changes in
the running time of some of the trains.
No. 2, the flyer, will arrive in this city
at 5:31 p. m.. instead of 5:16, as here
tofore. No. 91. which formerly ar
rived here at 7:15 a. m. has been dis
continued, and No. 5 will arrive here
nearly two hours earlier at 7:27 a.m.
No. 9, the Schuyler train, will here
after leave this city at 4:00 p. m., in
stead of 2:20. The remainder of the
trains will run on the old time.
While the change in the time card
will necessitate Piattsmouth visitors
to Omaha getting up a little earlier, it
will be vastly more convenient other
wise. A number of ladies from this
city attend the matinee performances
at the Omaha theaters every week and
heretofore they were compelled to re
main until the late train (No. 12) be
fore they could return home, or miss
part of the performance. They will
now be enabled to catch the flyer, with
a few minutes to spare.
Acted Like Nebraska City Teople.
Sunday morning a fresh couple,
one a man about thirty-five and the
other a girl of about sixteen years,
drove into town with a tine-looking
team of horses. The animals were
covered with foam and were so weak
that they could scarcely stand, evi
dently having been driven very hard.
The team was tied on the street and
the couple went into a hotel for a few
minutes. Some sympathise by-stand-ers
threw a heavy lap-robe and over
coat over the horses, and in a short
time the couple again entered the
buggy and after driving up and down
Main street several times,disappeared.
It is believed the strangers were from
Wedded Fifteen Years.
Last Saturday evening a large num
ber of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Kepple unceremoniously called at
their residence and reminded them
that they had been wedded fifteen
years. Sufficient eatables were taken
to appease the appetites of all, and
after the surprise, occasioned by the
visit, was over, the guests settled down
to an evening of enjoyment. Mr. and
Mrs. Kepple were the recipients of
several very handsome and appropriate
Inducement No. 13.
One case of 15-cent Pongu remnants,
5 to 10 yard lengths, at 7 cents; makes
nice comforts, and don't cost any
more than calico.
Wm. Herold & Son.
A donation party will be given Sat
urday evening, Nov. 23, at the resi
dence of Rev. A. H. Post, of the Bap
tist church. All friends of the cause
in South Park, and elsewhere, are
kindly requested to send or bring any
thing that will feed or clothe the
INDUCEMENT NO. 4.
Carpet department All onr all
wool carpets, your choice for 50 cents
a yard, worth from 70 to 90 cents. All
wool, filled cotton chain for 40 cents,
sold at 65 cents. Union carpets, from
15 cents up. Vm. Herold & Son.
For farm loans, see J. M. Leyda.
Reliable abstracts also furnished.
Leave your orders for job work with
The Journal, an artistic job guar
THE SECOND DAY.
The Cummings Murder Case "Wearing
Along at Omaha.
TAKES LONGER THAN EXPECTED
The SIcFadden-Qutsche Wedding Last
Krenlng at the Residence of the
llride's ParentsOther Local
The Omaha Bee yesterday morning
gives the following account of the
second days' trial in the Cummings
"The Cummings murder trial is pro
ceeding very slowly in the criminal
court. So far only three witnesses
have been called to the stand. At
this rate the case will occupy a con
siderable length of time, as the state
has in the neighborhood of twenty
five witnesses. This slowness is due
to the fact that the attorney for the
defense has been examining each wit
ness at great length.
"The first witness was called to the
stand Monday afternoon, and did not
get through giving his testimony until
yesterday morning. His name is
Jacob Boetel. He is a young man who
was with Vance during the entire j
fatal evening and remained with him
uutil his death, a couple of days later.
His testimony was substantially as
has already been published.
"He said that in the dispute which
occurred between Cummings and the
crowd of Piattsmouth bojs over the
first game of pool that was played,
Vance was sitting on a table behind
Cummings. One of the boys was offer
ing to settle for the game, despite the
fact that the one who should have
settled for it had left. When the dis
pute was nearing what appeared to be
a free-for-all fight, Vane arose and
walked around Cummings and the
pool table until he was almost oppo
site Cummings and facing him. It
was at this, moment that Cummings
picked up the billiard cue and, without
saying a word, struck ance on he
"On cross-examination Boetel said
that the boys had been driBking.dur
ing the evening, but that Vance was
not very drunk. He was certain that
Vance had not said anything before
being struck by Cummings. After he
had fallen to the floor the men ran
out of the saloon, and when tbey re
turned a few minutes later, Cummings
had a wet towel in his hand and was
wiping Vance's forehead. Boetel had
returned to Piattsmouth with Vance
and rema'ned with him until he died.
Vance, in a moment of consciousness,
had described how he bad been struck.
"The physician who first attended
Vance after he returned to Piatts
mouth was next called to the stand.
He was given a chart of Vance's head,
which bad been sketched at the post
mortem, and explained it to the jury.
He said that Vance had been struck
on the forehead at a point about an
inch from a previous fracture of the
ekull. He testified that death had re
sulted from the effects of the blow.
"He said that at first he had not
fonnd that the skull bad been frac
tured, but that this was discovered on
the following morning, when two
other physicians had been called in
for consultation. The fracture was
then found, and three pieces of bone
were removed and three other de
pressed pieces raised. He. had not
noticed that the skull had been frac
tured because the symptoms were
similar to the symptoms produced by
intoxication. He had smelled Vance's
breath and had been told that he had
been drinking and therefore came to
the conclusion that he was intoxi
cated. "Dr. Livingston corroborated the
testimony given by the preceding wit
ness, that Vance's death was pro
duced by the blow he received. He
explained the chart to the jury and
told of the operation that the three
physicians had performed on Vance's
Last evening at seven o'clock, at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Gutsche, Wintersteen hill, occurred
the wedding of their eldest daughter,
Miss Amelia, and Mr. W. J.McFad
den. Rev. H. B. Burgess of the Epis
copal church will officiate and only
the immediate relatives of the con
tracting parties will be present.
The bride is a young lady well and
favorably known in 'this city, where
she haa resided the major portion of
her life, and has a large circle of de
The groom is a barber of good hab-
its and has only been a resident of
piattsmouth for about two years, but
1 by attending strictly to business, has
built up a lucrative trade and is now
j the owner of the 0. K." shaving
The young couple will at once com
mence housekeeping in the Sharp
property, corner of Fourth and Gran
ite streets, and will be "at home" to
their friends in a few days.
Two New Meat Markets.
Piattsmouth will soon be well sup
plied with meat markets.
Wm. Neville is fitting up the south
room in li is business block, on North
Sixth street, and will have a first-class
meat market in operation in a few
days. Mr. Neville's son. Will, and
Bichard Bilstein will be in charge and
customers can rest assured of receiv-
iiig fair treatment. Mr. Bilstein is
one of tlie best butchers in the state,
and the new fiifn will undoubtedly re
ceive a liberal share of patronage.
The many friends of E. A. Oliver
will be pleased to learn that he will
again open up a meat market in this
city. The shop will be located in the
Pllasgorsbek block, corner of Main and
Fifth streets, and the room is now be
ing fitted up in first-class style. Mr.
Oliver will do his own killing and is
erecting a slaughter house athisfaim,
near aiynard. lie expects to corn-
mence busim,S9 in about two weeks
The Journal wishes the new firms
His Leg Sevrly Pinchrd.
Sunday afternoon a number cf boys
were playing on the Missouri Pacific
turntable (which has so worried the
Nebraska City newspapers), when
Frank Rennie a thirteen-year-old lad,
got his leg caught in some manner be
tweeien the rail and the platform, and
sverely pinched. The machine was
stopped as soon as possible, and the
little fellow was taken home and a
physician summoned. It was found
that a deep gash was cut in the calf of
the leg and it required some ten
stitches to sew up the wound. Frank
is resting easy today and, with proper
care, will be around again in a few
INDUCEMENT NO. 14.
Twenty-five dozen ladies' kid gloves,
fine quality in black, brown, grey and
white, worth $1 and $1.25, choice for
79 cents. Wm. Herold &Son.
' Will Re-Dedieale the Church
We will re-dedicate our house of
worship on Sunday, Nov. 24th. Bishop
C. M.McCurdy will deliver the dedi
catory sermon at 11 o'clock a. m. At
three o'clock p. m. Elder W. II. Zenor
of Murray will preach and at 7:30 p. m.
Bishop McCurdy will again preach.
A cordial invitation is extended to all
to attend these services, and espe
cially do we invite the pastors of the
different churches in the city to be
with us at the three o'clock service.
. Pastor First Church of Christ.
Bennett & Tutthave 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.
Day Burglars at Nehawka.
Burglars entered the residence of
O. Bair at Nebawka yesterday after
noon while the family was away and
stole $63 in cash and a revolver. The
bouse was securely locked when the
family left, but was unlocked by the
burglar. It is supposed to be a home
May think we've been asleep. We
will prove that we have not if you'll
step in and see our display of Holiday
Goods. Don't say it's too early for
holiday goods. Now s the time to buy
and get first choice.
LEriNHOFF's, the Big Store.
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. Fred Ebinger,
Agent for mortgagees.
Inducement No. T.
Underwear department Two cases
children's heavy camel's hair colored
shirts, pants and drawers, at 7i cents
a garment for size 16; rise 2k cents a
size. Any garment worth double.
Wm. Herold & Sox.
Farm loans made at lowest rates.
T. II. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank.
NEARING THE END
The State's Testimony Concluded in
the Cummings Case.
DEFENSE TAKES UP ITS SIDE.
It Is Expected That the Case Will Go To
the Jury Either This Evening or
Tomorrow Morning Other
State's Testimony Concluded.
The World-Herald gives the follow
ing details of the Cummings trial at
"Dave West of Piattsmouth. who
acted as a nurse for Judd Vance,
testified that Vance made him an
ante-mortem statement. His testi
mony was that Vance heard a dispute
between some of th9 boys and Cum
mings, and stepped forward to settle
it and take the boys home. Vance
said, I stepped up towards them, but
before I could say a word to anyone,
the bartender (Cummings) struck me
on the head, and that was all I knew
until I found myself on the train.'
When the witness said to Vance
that he need not worry, as he would
be out again in a few days, Vance
answered, 'No, I'll never get well.
They've done me up this time.'
"Attorney Mahoney objected to the
introduction of West's testimony on
the ground that the statements made
by Vance were not such statements as
are considered the dying statements
of a person injured, and that therefore
they were only hearsay.
"The court ruled, however, that as
Vance's language showed that he
knew that he could not live they
should be accepted as a dying state
ment, especially when taken in con
nection with the fact that the period
between the statement and Vance's
death was very short. 'It has been
the rule,' the court remarked, 'that a
man's statement just before death,
aud when he has apparently a knowl
edge of bis impending dissolution, to
consider his words at the same weight
as they would be considered if he was
on the- witness stand and under oath.'
"The state concluded its testimony
in the Cummings murder trial yester
day afternoon in time to permit the
testimony of five witnesses for the de
fense to b introduced. They were
John Mack, Will Johnson. Thomas
Connelly, Sam Goldsmith and Budd
Cox. All told about the same story,
to the effect that they were present
at the time of the quarrel between
Cummings and Vance.
"Their testimony was that Mc-
Nurlin.the first one of the Piatts
mouth boys with whom the quarrel
arose, struck at Cummings and re
ceived a blow in return which knocked
him into a chair standing behind him.
Vance then stepped forward with a
cue in his hand and according to the
evidence of Will Johnson, both Cum
mings and Vance struck at each other
at the same time, the two cues pass
ing each other. Whether Cummings
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Our stock is the largest and best selected
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Opposite Court House. Piattsmouth, Neb.
was hit was not disclosed, but the wit
nesses saw Vance stagger and fall.
So far as could be heard, no words
passed between Cummings and Vance
but the latter's appearance on ap
proaching Cummings gave witnesses
reason to believe that Vance was
about to strike Cummings with the
"At the adjournment of court the
defense still had several witnesses to
introduce, but the attorneys hope to
complete the case today."
Just Like Men.
A pleasing little episode happened
in the high school concerning the re
cent judicial election. Judges Chap
man and Ramsey each have a little
boy, each about eleven years of age.
They are classmates, seatmates and
very fast friends. Judge Chapman's
little son is named Max and Judge
Ramsey's is named Willie. During
the canvass tbey both became very
much interested in the candidacy of
their respective fathers. Like many
modern politicians, thev backed their
confidence in ultimate success by bet
ting, each putting up a wager on his
The day of election a vote was taken
in their school and Willie secured a
majority of six for his papa. Un
daunted by his apparent disappoint
ment. Max still maintained the cause
of his papa. After election, Max, like
a little manly man and hero, promptly
and without equivocation, paid the
bet. Both boys are very bright and,
while bosom friends, are strong and
friendly rivals for promotion in their
classes, both having outstripped others
A Social and Financial Success.
The chrysanthemum show given at
White's opera house last evening by
the ladies of the the Episcopal church
was a mo3t flattering success, both
socially and financially. The display
of chrysanthemums was simply grand
and bewildering. The musical pro
gram was rendered in a very credit
able manner, and every number was
heartily received by the large audience.
The ladies of the church are highly
pleased with their success last even
ing, and realized a neat sum of money.
Inducement No. 3.
Blankets and comfortables One
case c6ttdn flaunc5 blankets at 50 cents
a pair, two cases of Sanitary flannel
blankets, worth 75 cents, at 59 cents.
Comforts at 49 cents and 75 cents.
Satine comforts at $1 . Silkaline com
forts a t $2. Wm. Herold & Son.
The Atlanta Exposition.
For the above occasion the B. & M.
will sell round trip tickets for a rate of
$41.05 from Oct. 10 to Dec. 15, inclusive.
Final limit for return Jan. 7, 1S96.
W.L. Pickett, Agent.
INDUCEMENT NO. 10.
-.Underwear department One case
of men's extra heavy, all wool under
wear, soft, fine quality, worth $1 a
garment, but bought by us at sacrifice
sale, so we can sell them at 50 cents.
Wm. Herold & Sox.
Call at the B. & M. depot and get a
pack of Burlington Route playing
cards. Fifteen cents per pack.
THE CASH o
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