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UBE JUST AND FEAJt NOT."
VOL. 14, 20. 41).
PLA.TTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 2S. 18U5.
IF PAID IN ADVANCE.
Found Guilty of Manslaughter at
7:30 Saturday Morning.
AN OLD PUPIL OF THE JUDGE.
He Writes to Congratulate III Former
Teacher on III Election as District
Judge Other Happenings in
and Around Town.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 23 Special to
The Journal. The jury in the Cum-mings-Vance
murder case brought in
a verdict at 7:30 this morning of man
slaughter. The verdict was asurprise
o the prosecution as a verdict of mur
der in the second degree was confi
Moved For a Mew Trial.
A motion has been made for a new
trial in the case against Charles Cum-
mings, recently convicted of man
slaughter. Among the reasons ad
vanced in support of this motion is the
alleged misconduct of the county at
torney, who, in his remarks to the jury
This man ought to be convicted of
murder in the first degree.1'
This misconduct was further supple
mented, it is alleged, by that of the
court, who is charged with having said
in answer to the objection of the de
fendant's attorny to the remark that
he did not think that the statement
ought to be criticised. Bee.
A Letter of Congratulation.
Among the many letters and tele
grams of congratulation received by
Judge Ramsey, the following from
Julian D. Graves was received lasi
Saturday. The writer of this letter
was one of Judge Ramsey's students
in school, more than a quarter of a
ALVix, Texas, Nov., 20, 1895.
Judge B. 6. Ramsey,
I wish to extend to you my most
hearty congratulations on the event
of your election to the district bench.
I have always been glad to learn oi
your promotion from time to time, and
I take special pleasure in congratulat
ing you on this occasion.
I hope you will wear the ermine
with pleasure, honor and profit, with
the last excepted, I feel sure you will.
The dispensers of justice have
always had my sympathy, for some
always go away to say what my first
ladv client said, when the judge de
cided against us. "I could have made
a better decision myself." May you
alwavs weish out justice a3 the Great
Judee will to us when we stand before
1 1 is bar. without prejudice or partiality
is my prayer and may it be said of
Ramsey as it was of Bacon. "He was
the jnste't judge that sat on the
bpnch " With best wishes I remain
Julian D. Graves.
Bicycles Will Not Go Free.
Commencing Dec. 1st, the new rules
regarding the transportation of bicy
cles, tricycles and baby carriages in
baggage cars will go into effect on the
-western roads. A schedule of charges
for thi3 class of baggage has been
agreed upon and the rate taxed will
depend upon the distance travelled.
When the passenger fare is $4.0or
less, a charge of 25 cents will be made
on wheels. Thirty cents will be
charged when the fare is $5. On a $10
fare the charge for wheels will be 65
cents. It will cost $1 to take a wheel
along if the passenger fare is $16 70
and 2 if the passenger fare is $32.
The sliding scale is employed and on
a passenger fare of $67 the baggage
charges on a wheel will be $4.10. All
of the roads in the west have agreed
to this schedule of charges. Bee.
Death of Mrs. Lthm.
Word was received in this city yes
terday announcing-the death, at Uni
versity Place, of Mrs. Nancy .Latham,
a widow lady aged about seventy
years. The cause of the lady's demise
was a cancer on the top of the bead.
Mrs. Latham was a very highly es
teemed woman of many kindly quali
ties. our cniiaren are left to mourn
her loss. Thev are Mrs. Wm. Mc-
Cauley of this city, Mrs. Joel Messer
smith of University Place, Print
Latham of Illinois and Will Latham
of St. Joe, Missouri. The remain
will be brought to this city at 8:25 to
night, and taken to the residence of
Wm. Md'auley. The funeral arrange
ments have not been campleted up to
tlie.tin"eof eoinz to press, but will
efc occur tomorrow.
"'ins, see J. M. Ley da
A BaninfM Change.
Prom Friday's Daily.
A. II. Weckbach, the well-known
grocery man, this morning sold his bus
iness to Messrs. J. V. Egenberger, sr.,
and Robert Troop. The firm name
will be Egenberger & Troop, and the
latter gentleman will take charge to
morrow morning. Messrs. Egenberger
& Troop formerly operated a grocery
store in this city, and are very popular ;
with Plattsmouth people. Mr. Weck
bach, when asked what he intended
doing, replied that he was now a're
tired capitalist.1' It is reported that
he will go back to the Faderland in a
short time, but whether he will reside
there permanently is not known.
Mr. Troop will not remove his fam
ily to this city this winter, as he has
arranged for them to remain on his
farm until spring. He had no idea
whateverof making the purchase until
yesterday, when he incidentally made
an offer to Mr. Weckbach, which was
No change in the clerical force will
be made for the present at least. The
Journal welcomes the new firm, and
regrets to see Mr. "Weckbach retire.
Nebraska City Precinct Bonds.
Nebraska City Newa.
The case of J. Sterling Morton and
others vs. the county commissioners.
which was tried and submitted to the
court yesterday, is a case in which all
property owners of this city and what
is known as Nebraska City precinct
are intetested. It is the caBe agitated
by tho News some time since and
brought to knock out the $40,000 bonds
voted by what is known as Nebraska
City precinct to aid in bringing the
Missouri Pacific railroad to this city.
The supreme court has already de
clared that there is no such precinct as
Nebraska City precinct, as it was ille
gally created.- This decision was
handed down in the bridge bond case,
wherein J. Sterling Morton and others
were plaintiffs. These bonds become
due next year, and, but for the m
junction.the levy would have badtobe
made this year to pay up the same. It
is thought that there will be no trouble
about the bonds being knocked out.
The bonds are owned partly in the
east and old country, they being sold
by the citizens' committee that guar
anteed the right of way, to reimburse
themselves for money expended.
Yesterday was an ideal day for giv
ing thanks for the many blessings en
joyed during the past year. The good
weather no doubt helped to swell the
attendance at the several churches
where divine services were held.
Union services were held at the South
Park Baptist church, -and the congre
gation s of the Presbyterian, Method
ist, Christian and Baptist churches
combined in their services, which were
verv interesting. Rev. Bureess also
conducted appropriate services at St
Luke's church, and the attendance
wu3 unusually good.
Business generally was suspended
after dinner, and the B. & M. shops
closed down for the entire day, allow
ing the employes ample time to enjoy
their turkev. All in all. the day was
apparently thoroughly enjoyed in
Plattsmouth, and as the police report
no arrests, we all should be thankful.
Succumbed to the Dread Malady.
Sunday morning at four o'clock,
at the home of his mother in South
Park, all that was mortal of Albert
Britton passed into eternity. Con
sumption was the cause of the young
man's demise, an affliction from which
he has been a sufferer for several
months. He formerly .resided in
Denver, where he held a position in
the union depot elevator department
Until a few months ago he has been
employed in Chicago, when he came
home, and has since ieen growing
gradually worse. He was about
twentv-seven years of age, and wa3
generally well-liked by his acquain
The funeral occurred at two o'clock
Monday afternoon from the SouthPark
Baptist church, Rev. Post officiating,
and the remains were interred at Oak
An Expression of Gratitude.
Through the The Journal, I desire
to express my heartfelt thanks for the
many kind expressions of sympathy
tendered me during the illness and at
the death of my son; Albert. I will
ver revere the memory of those dear
friends. Mrs. Lucinda Britton.
Jesse McVey sr., of West Rock
Bluff, who was in town Satnrday. says
himself and most of his neighbors
have their corn husking done. The
general run is thirty to forty bushels
A PIONEER DEAD.:
Dr. John Black Departs From This
TUXEDO CLUB S DANCING PARTY
Tne Crowninff social Event of the season
Occurred at Waterman's Hall Last
Evening Other Happenings
Around the Town.
Friday, Nov. 29.
Death of a Ploueer.
On Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 8:10 p.
m.. Dr. John Black departed this life,
at his home in South Park. Deceased
has been suffering for some time with
a complication of diseases, which,
with old age, waa the direct cause of
Dr. Black was seventy-four years of
age, and was born in England. Sixty
years ago he came to America, settling
in Cleveland, Ohio, where he grad
uated from the medical college. In
184S he was married to Miss Maria D.
Wiley. The fruits of this marriage
was six children, as ioiiows: su. m .
Black, J. N. Black, R. W. Black and
Mrs.'Agnes Ruffner of this vicinity,
and Mrs. Oella Kirkpatrick of Ne-
hawka, and Mrs. Lessie Reed of Coun
cil Bluffs, Iowa. In 1854 the family
removed to Missouri, and after a
residence of nine years in that state
came to jseDrassa ana locaiea in
Plattsmouth. where he has continually
resided until his death.
Dr. Black was a practicing physician
in tnis city until several years ago.
when he retired on account of failing
health. About five years ago Mr. and
Mrs. Black agreed to separate, and
the doctor shortly afterwards married
a lady named Mrs. Kew, of Michigan,
with whom he has lived ever since.
Deceased owned considerable property,
but just what the provisions of his will
are is a matter of "conjecture at
The funeral services were held this
afternoon at three o clock, at tne
family residence. Rev. n. B. Burgess,
of St. Luke's church, officiating. The
remains will be taken to Maysville,
Mo., for interment tomorrow morning
at 9:30, and will be accompanied uy
deceased's wife and daughters, Mrs.
Will Ruffner, of Havelock, and Grace
Kew, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Black, Will
Ruffner and Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Black.
Social Event of the Season.
Without, doubt, the most brilliant
event of the current season was tne
Thanksgiving party given by the
Tuxedo Mandolin club at Waterman
hall Wednesday evening. Piatts-
moutb's beauty, grace and gallantry
were in evidence to a greater extent
than at anv gathering the city has
seen for many a day. The large num
ber present seemed to enter into the
spirit of the occasion and from the
moment the soul-inspiring music struck
up with the grand march, until the
last melodious echo of "Home Sweet
Home" had died away "everything
went merry as a marriage bell."
A number of cuests from out of
town were present and evinced a keen
enjoyment of the delightful company
and exquisite music. Some of the late
dances were introduced
for the first time in this city, notable
the "Oxford Waltz" and "Trilby Two
Step 'and seemed to meet the heart
approval of the merry dancers
Those present were :
Mr. and Mrs. John Donelan of Weed
ing Water; Mr. ana Mrs. &nuey, jsx.
and Mrs. Sam Pattersou,Mr. and Mjs.
Joe Klein, Mr. and Mrs. L. O'NeillJof
Havelock; Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Shermin,
of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cle
man, Mis3es Barbara Gering, Antmio
Kessler, Dora Swearingen, Flormce
White, Mable Swearingen, Lulu iiist,
Dora Fricke, Minnie White, nna
Wyckoff, of Ottumwa, Grace Tlor,
Ella Clark, Claire Green, Mamie Coffey,
Myrtle Levings, Mamie Sullivan, essie
Oldham, Grace Walker, Mrs. lenry
Herold, Dora Herold, Ida Boeck.Maud
Eaton, Anna and Agnes Kennedy, of
Omaha; Delia Tartsch, Jeanetie Bal
lance, Bertha Nitke, Kate leville,
Bruel, of Havelock; Clara fVilson,
Lena Schrader. Messrs Bert
and John Langston, of Havel
Waterman, of Crete; Tom P
Louisville; Tom Flynn, of Omaha;
Henry Goos, Henry Weidmm, Chas.
Sullivan, W. Elster, Carl Frtke, Dave
McEntee, Henry Gering, C. k. Taylor,
Lawrence Dutton, of Linjoln; Dick
Waugh, Tom Miller, Fran! Johnson,
of Lincoln; Frank White, El Schulhoff,
John Schulboff, Dan McCallen, 2se3
rray, W. O. Tippens, Jim Newell,
Dcu Atwood, Jve Atwood, Henry Sny
der, Everett Eaton. George Lehnhoff,
Henry Tartsch and Fntnk .Levings.
A tiiood Suggestion.
Attorney E. H. Wooley of Lincoln,
who is well known here, has made the
following very sensible suggestion,
which was published in the Lincoln
Journal Tuesday morning:
'The occurrence of Mr. Yates, one
of the jurors in the Davis trial becom
ing insane and thereby necessitating
the discharge of the jury and impan
nelling of another, has caused the in
quiry to be made frequently if there
was not some way to avoid t he expense
occasioned by such an occurrence. It
not infrequently occurs that in pro
tracted criminal trials a juror dies or
becomes incapacitated by sickness and
in such cases a large amount of ad
ditional expense is usually the result.
To avoid this I would offer the follow
ing suggestion ror tne consideration
of the members of the legal profession
and members of the next legislature.
That the law le so amended that
when the trial judge deems it advis
able he may direct the impanneling of
a jury of thirteen, the last one called
to sit with the rest and hear the testi
mony and be kept with the other
jurorn and in case any of the others
become incapacitated, to take his
place but to take no part in the decis
ion of the case otherwise. If the first
twelve jurors remain capable of acting
until the case is finally submitted, the
thirteenth juror to remain in the cus
tody of the sheriff ready to take the
place of any juror who might become
disqualified lefore a verdict is agreed
upon and returned."
Miller's Good Time.
Engineer Miller of the Burlington
has' made some wonderful time during
the past few years, but he broke all his
-a . r t .
previous recoras yesieraay wun en
gine No. 19 by pulling train No. 92
from Unlock to Ashland, a distance
of 17.2 miles, in -eighteen minutes
from start to stop. This was a-atand-ing
start from Havelock, which fact
makes the time more remarkable. On
the way, the dis:ance from Waveily to
Ashland, being 12.1 miles, was covered
in ten and one-half minutes, which is
equal to the fast mail record made be
tween Pacific Junction and Lincoln.
Railroad men do not remember of a
faster run. Lincoln Journal.
Young Lady Teacher Injured.
Miss Lillian Stoutenborougb, the
teacLer at the Horning school house,
while carrying a bucket of coal into
the school house Wednesday, slipped
and fell, striking upon her bead. The
lady was rendered unconscious,and
was carried to her boarding house,
a message sent at once to this city for
a physician. Miss Stoutenborough's
heid was quite severely bruised, but
bevond that, her injuries were slight.
Before Judge Haines.
A trial is in progress before Justice
Haines this afternoon, the parties to
the suit being Sol. Bergman, the
Qmaba jeweler, and C. II. Parmele.
case is a suit in replevin. Berg-
seeking to recover possession of
stock of goods bought of him by
Jeweler C. E. Johnson, and which
were covered by a mortgage held by
Mr. Parmele, given as security for
rent and money advanced. The case
was taken under advisement by Jus
Judge Archer, this morning received
a letter frorn his son, Will, who lives
near Wolbach, Neb. Among other
things the writer stated that the sugar
trust was trying to force down the
price of sugar beets, the principal
crop in that vicinity, by claiming that
the beets were not up to the required
test. This scheme has been worked
extensively this fall in this state by
that grinding monopoly.
As so few violinists are capable of
playing the Mox Bruscb concert in G
minor it will be the opportunity of a
life time to hear it Monday night.
Hans Albert is the only violinist in
the west who i3 playing it. At Pres
byterian church Dec. 2. Admission
fifty cents. Seats reserved at Lehn
hoffs without extra charge.
William M. Clarey, Esq., one of the
most prominent and leading attorneys
of Nebraska City, is in the city, the
guest of Judge Ramsey. Mr. Clarey
was lor six years superintendent or
schools of Otoe county and is chair
man of the judicial committee. His
organization for the recent judicia
fight was the work of a master band.
Farm loans made at lowest rates
T. H. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank
NEWS IN GENERAL
Local Grist of News In and Around
POLICE C0UET BUSINESS GOOD.
Several Arrests Made and a Warrant Out
For Another Other Local Happen
ings In and Around the City
Police Court News.
Al Harkins and a man named John
Urich of Mt. Pleasant precinct, be
came involved in a scrap Monday night
and when the smoke had cleared away
the latter was found to be uncon
scious, with a broken nose and badly
bruised face. He soon rallied and es
caped from the city. Harkins was ar
rested and taken before Judge Archer,
who assessed him $10 and costs. Part
of the fine and costs have been paid.
and Harkins promised to square the
bill soon. Meanwhile he is languish
ing in the county bastile. A warrant
is out for the arrest of Urich.
Jas. McEntire, a young farmhand,
undertook to drink all the liquor in
town this morning, but was gathered
in by the police before he caused the
John Karnes and Will Sage appeared
n police court Tuesday morning and
pleaded guilty to disturbing the
peace, .bach were fined $s and costs
and upon arranging to pay the dam
ages were allowed their liberty.
Was a Busy Month.
During the month of October the
Burlington road handled 106,000 cars
of freight. October is usually a busy
month with the Burlington, but only
once before in its historv did it move
a larger tonnage in that month. In
October, 1892, it handled 116,000 cars
of freight. Its earnings for the month
this" year averaged about $30,000 per
day more than those for the same
month last year. These figures are
quoted as an illustration of the gen
eral improvement which has taken
place in the railroad situation in the
west. It is but the beginning of what
is yet to come. The Burlington is
pre-eminently a corn road, and the
corn crop has not yet begun to move in
volume. It will not do so till about
the beginning of the new year. In
the meantime, general business has
improved to such an extent through
out the west as to enable the Burling
ton to make the record it has done.
Father Murphy Victorious.
A dispatch from Tecumseh in yes
terday's Bee, says: "Father William
Murphy came out victorious in the in
junction case against him here today
Bishop Bonacum brought proceedings
against Murphy to restrain him from
retaining possession of the local
Catholic church, with its property.
Murphy refused to give up the church.
at least until the case now pending in
the ecclesiastical court is acted upon.
During the progress of this case the
$15,000 ! $15,000 I $15,000 !
. - - - WORTH OF
OT 'T1 TT T TOT" "a3MN
Manufactured for the Western Trade
and Bought for Spot Cash Prices by
Men's Wool Hats
Our stock is the largest and best selected
stock ever brought to Cass county,
AT BED-ROCK PRICES.
ELSOIT, Cash. Clothier,
Opposite Court House. Plattsmouth, Neb.
court room has been crowded, with
interested spectators. At the conclu
sion of the case, and whan Judge
Bush gave his decision favoring Mur
phy, his friends crowded around him
to extend congratulations. The judge
unsuccessfully endeavored to keep or
der, but being unable to do so, a short
recess was taken until congratulatory
demonstrations were at an end."
A Fortunate Woman.
A woman named Hoffman, who has
been working here, complained to the
police yesterday that she had lost a
pocketbook, containing $65 in money.
She boarded a train for Omaha yes
terday morning and evidently did not
discover her loss until her arrival in
that city. She came back on the next
train and, after finding an officer,
started up to the house where she
stayed the previous night, when they
met the head of the household coming
down in town with the pocketbook in
bis hand. He stated that he had
found it at -his house that morning,
and it was turned over to the owner.
Mrs. Hoffman was certain that she
had dropped the pocketbook in the
depot here, and it was very fortunate
for her that the money fell into honest
Another Basinets Failure.
This morning the stock of W. G.
Keefer, the well-known Sixth street
harnessmaker, was taken possession of
by the First National bank of this
city, on a note for $600. Mrs. Keefer
has a second mortgage on the stock,
and the bank has appointed Mr. Keefer
as temporary agent, and the business
will be continued, for the present, at
least. Mr. Keefer deserves the sym
pathy of the public in his misfortune.
as he has been making a brave effort
to keep up, under adverse circumstan
ces. He says he will undoubtedly bo
able to liquidate nearly all his debts
here, and intends doing so. Lack of
business is given as the direct cause of
the failure. TnE Journal hopes to
see Mr. Keefer again on his feet in a
Rabbits are Plentiful.
There seem to be plenty of rabbits
on the river bottoms above this city.
Sunday several hunters left here to
shoot. the festive cotton tails, and suc
ceeded in bagging a nice string of the
timid little animals. A number of
quail were also bagged by the hunters,
and several jack rabbits were killed.
During the summer several persons
told us that they could not raise the
cash necessary to pay their subscrip
tion account, but that they would pay
in wood. If they expect to do so, we
must have the wood at once. Don't
wait until the weather and roads get
bad, but get here with the wood.
List of Letters
Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice
at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Nov. 27:
Connor. Marie Davis. Chas
Grant, John Hoschar, Lon
Long, Emma Pranpin, Harry
Snyder, Henry Salisbury, L H
Gltnian, Wm Warwick. Emily J
Persons calling for any of th above
letters or parcels will please say "ad
vertised." W. K. Fox, P. M.
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