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BE JUST AND FEAR NOT."
VOL. 14, AO. 50.
PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1895.
IF PAID IN ADVANCE.
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Cannot Be Guilty of Accessory to
ATTORNEY WOOLEY EXCLUDED
Also Ordered By Judge- Chapman to Show
Cause Why be Should Not be Dis
barred 3Ir. Wooiey Muktt
Fifty-one electors of the county were
caief ully and fully examined by E. H.
Wouley in behalf of the state, and E.
W. Simeral and Matthew Gering, in
behalf of the defense, before a jury
was finally secured to try the case of
the state of Nebraska against S. V. G.
Griswold, who is charged with being
accessory to the murder of Fletcher
Bobbins. Of these, twenty-three were
excused for cause. Geo. Farley was,
at his own request, excused, on the
ground that he was a county official.
Joe Fetzer was challenged for caioe by
the state, but the challenge was re
sisted by the defense, the latter being
sustained by the court.
The defense was entitled to sixteen
peremptory challenges, seven of which
it waived, while the state was allowed
six, waiving two of them.
The jury, as finally aworn, is an un
usually intelligent looking body of
men, and is as follows:
II. E. Calkins, Center precinct, M.
Y Moore, Elm wood precinct; C. J.
Hammer, Weeping Water; I. W.
Toland, Greenwood precinct; V. R.
Young, Tipton precinct; Chas. War
ner, Piattsmouth precinct;. M. IIol
aen, Center precinct; C. Ii. Marshall,
Stanley Montana, Fred Burke, Jos.
Fetzer, Piattsmouth; and J. H. Wal
linger, Eight Mile Grove.
Mr. Montana was the only juror
called who had never heard or read of
Before beginning the trial proper,
the matter of allowing Mr. Wooley
to remain on the case was brought up,
and Judge Chapman decided to post
pone the bearing of it until the noon
recess, at which time it was taken up
in chambers by the court.
The affidavits of Griswold and Sim
eral, which have been previously men
tioned in Toe Journal,, were offered
as reasons why Mr. Wooley should be
debarred from takinr; part in the case,
and the latter produced counter affi
davits signed by himself and C. S.
In Mr. Wooley's affidavit it is also
charged that the action to disbar him
was brought at the instigation of
Judge Chapman; furthermore that S.
V. Y. Griswold had sent a case of two
dozen bottles of whisky down here dur
ing the recent campaign to be used in
the interest of Judge Chapman?s elec
tion. Affiant says he will bring com
petent witnesses into court to testify
to the correctness of the charges, if
the court so orders.
At the conclusion of the hearing the
court declined to allow the Lincoln
attorney to participate further in the
trial and ordered him to show cause
why he should not be debarred.
Four ladies were in the audience
when court convened at two o'clock
this afternoon, including Mrs. Rob
bins, the mother of Fletcher Robbins,
whose murder the defendant is
charged with being accessory to.
The place of E. II. Wooley as assis
tant prosecutor was filled by the
county attorney's brother, O. B. Polk,
a .Lincoln practitioner. Byron Clark
is also said to have been retained by
County. Attorney Polk opened for
the state by reading the information,
which recites the history of the mem
orable fight which took place in this
city August 9th, 1894. It attributes
Robbins' death to wounds and bruises
received in said fight which injuries
were malicuusly given by J as. Lind
say, aided and abetted by Griswold.
He claimed that the fact of Lindsay's
conviction was prima facia evidence
that Robbins was killed, and if it was
proven that Griswold was there aiding
and abetting him the burden of proof
was upon him to show that he was not
The plea of defense, as outlined by
Mr. Gering, is that there is no evi
dence of collusion between Lindsay
and Griswold; that no crime is com
mitted without a motive and that the
defendant had no motive to do wrong
W. II. Dearing was the first witness
for the state. He identified the origi
nal information against Lind3ay
which was offered in evidence. The
verdict in tbs above case was also
j identified and offered in evidence, as
well as the judgment of .the court in
John Robbins, a brother of Fletcher,
waa then called. After giving bis
name and place of residence, he was
asked if he was at the prize fight where
the crime with which Griswold is
charged is alleged to have been
committed. Answering that he
was, he was interrogated as to who
were the principals in said fight. This
was objected to by the defense, who
took this early occasion to raise the
question as to whether or not one
could be anaccessory before the fact"
to the crime of manslaughter of which
Lindsay was convicted. This proposi
tion waa being argued by Mr. Simeral
as The Journal went to press.
Later The question as to whether
or not one can be an accessory to man
slaughter was argued very thoroughly
by Mr. Simeral and Mr. Polk. After
this the court took the matter
under advisement, and at half-past
four rendered a decision to the effect
that such a state of affairs could not
exist. This decides the case in' favor
of the defendant, as the judge imme
diately made out a verdict of "net
guilty," which was signed by the jury
under his instructions.
On Monday, Nov. 25, at ten o'clock
a. m., at tne uoiiege ma uatnouc
church. Miss Nellie eldest daughter of
Edward Tighe, the well known farmer
of Center precinct, was united in mar
riage to Harvey D. Linton of Kansas,
Father Lawless officiating. Miss
Agnes Murphy of Falls City and Miss
Lillie Tighe of Plattsmouth,cousinsof
the bride, acted as bridesmaids, and
Mr. Charles Tighe and Mr. Dan
Bourke as groomsmen.
A reception was given in the eve
ning at the home of the bride's par
ents, where more than one hundred
and twenty-five guests assembled. A
sumptuous supper was spread, and
music and merry making indulged in
until a late hour, when all departed.
after having spent a' most enjoyable
time. The happy couple were the re
cipients of many handsome and val
uable presents. Mr. and Mrs. Lintcn
will visit friends and relatives in the
county until the new year, when they
will start for their future home in
Kansas, followed by the best wishes of
their friends for future joy and happi
" Wine" Graves was the victim of a
very painful accident last evening,
and may consider himself quite fortu
nate that bis obituary notice is not
published today. He had been having
a "good time" and was a little under
the influeace of liquor. He said that
he had heard of a dance being in pro
gress out at Jack Rakes' place, south
of town, and started out there, but for
some reason he did not get that far.
He had a thirty-eight calibre, double
action revolver in his pocket, and, as
he was feeling pretty "gamey" he
thought he would like to "hear 'er
roar." Taking the gun out of his
pocket he held it in his left hand, with
the barrel against the palm, and,
while attempting to cock the hammer
it went off , the bullet crashingthrough
his hand and breaking several small
bones. The wound was very painful,
and "Wine" hurried into town and
aroused a physician, who dressed his
hand. Some of the broken bones may
yet have to be taken out, and in that
event the wound will be quite serious.
A report was in circulation today to
the effect that there was a certain wo
man mixed up in the "accident" and
that she did the shooting, but the
rumor cannot be verified.
The gross earnings of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy for October were
13,423,792; for the same month in 1894,
$3,084,199; increase $339,593; net earn
ings for last month, $768,893; for
October, 1594, $767,241; increase,$l,G51;
net earnings from January 1 to October
21 show a decrease of $742,029 as com
pared with the same period of 1894.
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
f ul. Call and look at them.
They have also been adding to their
already large stock of china and
queensware many new patterns.
Look at the magnificent offer to
delinquent subscribers, made in an
other column today. This offer holds
good up to Jan. 1st, 1SS6.
Startling Report From Louisville
THE WOMAN'S CLUB MUSICALE.
The Ladles Delight Another Large Audi
ence By Itendering an Excellent
Program at the Kesidance of
Mrs. Perry Walker.
The Suicide of Feter Stander.
Monday morning's State Journal had
the following dispatch in regard to the
suicide of Peter Stander near Louis
ville Saturday, brief mention of which
was made in Saturday evening's Jour
"Louisville, Neb., Nov. 30. Peter
Stander, a wealthy German farmer,
living five miles southwest of this
place, committed suicide by hanging
himself to a rafter in his barn this af
ternoon at a little after twelve o'clock.
He had been ailing for some time, and
this, together with financial tronble,
is suppossd to have been the cause of
his rash act. His daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Gust Stander, with whom he was
living, missed him from the house and
went out to search for him and found
him as above stated. He had arranged
a ladder and tied a rope to a rafter in
the barn, the other end of which he
tied to his neck, and swung off.
"When found, life was not extinct,
and the frightened woman lifted him
up and held him until her strength
gave way and she was obliged to let
him fall again and slowly strangle to
death, as there was no one else on the
place. Mr. Stander was sixtyseven
years of age and came to Nebraska
thirty-eight years years ago. His es
tate is estimated aa being worth SGO,-
000. He leaves four sons. Coroner J
Clements has been notified and will
hold an inquest."
The Woman's Club Musical.
From our correspondent.
The doors of Mrs. Perry Walker's
pleasant home were thrown open Fri
day evening to the Woman's club and
their friends. The program was well
selected and reflects credit on the
leader, Mrs. Atwood. The first num
ber was a ladies' quartette,"The Gipsy
Girls" by Misses Leist and Kerney
and Mesdames Sherman and Johnson,
who looked not at all like Gipsies, but
if Gipsies sing like that, who would
not be a Gipsy? Miss Kauble then
favored the company with a violin
solo which was well received, and fol
lowed by a vocal duet "When Life is
Brightest" by Mesdames Noble and
Johnson, which was heartily ap
plauded. Mrs. Noble then sang "Pro
testations" and responded to an en
core with, "When the Swallows
Homeward Fly," bringing out the full
sweetness of that old song. The vio
lin obligate added much to both
numbers. In Miss Kauble's sympa
thetic hand the violin can either sing
or weep with you. Mr. N.K.Griggs
then gave a recitation, "The Cowboy
Preacher" which, with its mingling
of the pathetic and humorous, was
well received. Next came a duet by
Mesdames Noble and Sherman, whose
sweet voices have been sadly missed.
"I Live and Love Thee," was, of
course, heartily, applauded, and the
ladiesjresponded with "The Waterfall."
Mr. Griggs then sang with feeling "Oh
Soul, Be Strong," which showed the
power and depth of the singer's voice.
Upon being recalled he favored the
guests with the "Cowboy Reverie,"
with which they were much pleased.
Miss Cummins in her piano solo ex
hibited a sympathy and feeling so
often lacking in pianists. After this
came a solo "To Spring" by Mrs.
Noble. An original recitation by Mr.
Griggs, "The Prairie Dog," afforded
much amusement and was followed by
aBolo,"Bob White." Mrs. Stcaten
borough then requested the guests to
remain a short time and see if the
members of the Woman's club were
as good cooks as other women. Coffee
and cake were served and the guests
went borne with a parting request
that they might soon again be invited
to the club.
October Mortgage Record.
The following is the Cass county
mortgage record for the month of Oct
ober as filed in the office of the register
of deeds: Farm property filed, $35,
100.28; released, $23,010.00. Town prop
ertyfiled, $13,295.00; released, $2,750.
00. For farm loans, see J. M. Ley da
Reliable abstracts also furnished.
A Lively Mcritnmage For Trade.
The village of Murray and the far
mers thereabouts are enjoying the
luxury of a lively competion among
the buyers of grain Ibis fall. Messrs.
Walker & Pitiman and Mont Robb
are the regular bujers and are each
po.ssessed of an elevator, with track
privileges, ciibs and pairof scales, and
have heretofore had the business in
their own hands, being apparently
satisfied to take whatever trade came
to them. The two firms were in the
habit of paying for their grain checks
drawn the local bank, which is man
aged by a gentleman named Good. It
seems that some months ago some
trouble occurred between the elevator
men and the bank the latter refusing
them accomodations. This brought
matters to a focus, the upshot being
that the grain men, after settling with
the bank began doing business
elsewhere, and paying for grain in
cash. Soon after this occurred it was
discovered by somebody that there
was a margin in profit in the handling
of grain, and when grain began to
come in, Silas Crabtree began buying
grain on track, and has since been do
ing bis business through the bank at
The result is a lively scramble for
com, and a cutting of margins to a
very close figure.
Lost All they Had.
A dispateh from Elmwood to the
Lincoln Journal says: "Yesterday
was a sad Thanksgiving for Will Sar
gent, a young man living six miles
southwest of here. His house took fire
and was entirely destroyed about noon,
including all of its contents except four
chairs and a commode. The origin of
the fire is unknown. His wife had
gone to a near neighbor's for a few
minutes and Mr. Sargent built afire
in the kitchen stove and then went
out to do the noon chores. When he
returned in a little while to put in
some more fuel and opened the
kitchen door the room burst into a
mass of llames, and in a few minutes
the house was nothing bnt a mass of
The house was almost new and had
been erected at a cost of from $1,000 to
$1,200. It was insured for $600 and
the furniture for $100. It is a terrible
loss to them, as they were but recently
married, and they have the entire sym
pathy of all in their misfortune."
Oot Ills Pocket Book.
Some days ago The Journal noted
the loss by E. Messier of this city of
his pocket book at Omaha, containing
some $446 in money, drafts and checks.
Last evening the pocket book was re
turned to him by Mr. Fred Latham, as
sistant agent of the B. & M. railway
in this city.
The story comes that the purse was
found on the lunch counter at the
Omaha depot by a waiting girl soon
after Mr. Messier had gone out of the
place. The girl turned it over to the
ticket agent, who kept it until he as
certained to whom it belonged, and
then sent it down to its owner, who
received it without the loss of a penny.
The finder of the pocket book will be
Nipped His Roll.
Andrew Saline a young Swede em
ployed at the B. & M. shops, is not
feeling very happy over his Thanks
giving experience. Last Thursday
afternoon he was standing in a saloon
conversing with several friends, when
some light-fingered individual relieved
him of his roll, amounting to $39.90.
The matter was reported to the police.
but as the saloon was crowded at the
time, the thief made an easy escape.
Andrew has been "touched up" &ev
eral times, but still persists in carrying
bis money around and carelessly ex
posing it in a crowd.
Tribune Material KepleTinfed.
On Tuesday E. L. Greenfield, the
owner of most of the type and ma
terials with which the Daily Tribune
has been published, demanded his
I property from Col. Burton, add, upon
the latter's refusal to turn it over to
him at once, proceedings in replevin
were begun to recover the same, when
the haughty colonel came down off his
perch and agreed to let go. Mr.
Greenfield will take the office to Union
and add it to the Ledger plant, which
be has leased from Editor Graves for
a period of one year, dating from Dc
To Whom It May Concern.
I will be found at my old stand until
January 1, 1S96. All persons indebted
to me are requested to call and settle
on or before that date, as all unsettled
accounts will bs placed in a collector's
hands after that date.
A. H. Weckbacii.
THEY GOT HIS ROLL
He Drank Out of Their Bottle and
THE ROYAL ARCANUM OFFICERS
That Thrifty Organization Elects Officers
For the Ensuing Tear at Their Mail
On Tuesday Evening Other
Items of Interest.
Touched for His Roll.
A lad nineteen years of age was
picked up by the police Saturday night,
apparently in possession of a jag of
gigantic proportions. He was placed
in jail to sober up and this morning
was up before J udge Archer, who taxed
him $1 and costs. The story the boy
tells would indicate that while he'had
been drinking, he was not drunk when
arrested, but had been "doped" and
robbed. He said thai he bad $19 when
he arrived in town. He visited four
saloons, taking a drink at each, and
left the last one with some acquain
tances he had picked up. They offered
him a drink out of a bottle which be
took, and remembered nothing more
till he woke up in jail with his bead
swelled to alarming proportions and
with no money.
The Royal Arcanum Elects Officers.
What is the Royal Arcanum ? It is
one of the very best of fraternal insur
ance orders, and was organized at
Boston, Masa., in 1S77 with nine mem
bers and now has over 162,000.
Fraternal orders are a national
blessing. They promote thrift, econ
omy, sobriety, without freezing the
soul in selfishness, as is apt to be the
casa in the usual struggle for wealth
or high social position. They bring
men into closer social relations and
cherish those feelings that thrive and
put'.forth blossoms in each other's wel
fare. They make men thoughtful and
helpful, expanding the sentiments of
virtue, mercy and charity. It is upon
this foundation that the Royal
Arcanum has been so prosperous.
At their meeting la3t Tuesday the
following officers were elected for the
Deputy sup. regent Henry Herold.
Past regent J. C. Peterson.
Regent Joe Fetzer.
Vice regent Thorn: Walling.
Orator L. B. Egenberger.
Secretary Henry R. Gering.
Collector William Holly.
Treasurer Fred Elinger.
Chaplain W. K. Fox.
Guide Claus Brekenfeld.
Warden Anton Toman. .
Sentry C. A. Rawls.
Trustees B. S. Ramsey, L. B. Egen
berger and Joe Fetzer.
After the election an oyster supper
was served and a most enjoyable time
was had by all present.
Notice to Delinquents.
All persons indebted to the under
signed are requested to call on him at
Murray and settle, on or before Dec.
20, or they will hear from him.
$15,000! $15,000! $15,000!
CLOT IE3I X IbT G-
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.
EZLjSODT, Casli Clothier,
Opposite Court House. Piattsmouth, Neb,
Was She Deserted?
Tuesday noon a man and woman
arrived on B. & M. train No. 92, and
registered at the Perkins house as
"C. W. Hill aud wife, Lincoln." The
couple ate dinner at the hotel, but the
man suddenly dissapeared during the
afternoon without paying for the
meals, and has not been heard of since.
The woman, who was apparentlv about
twenty years of age, and well dressed,
relates several different stories about
the matter. She first claimed that the
man was her husband, and thathe had
deserted her. Another story was to
, the effect that Hill represented him
sell to be a theatrical manager, and
she had left her home in Lincoln Tues
day morning to join his troupe. She
had no money, butleft a ring with Mr.
Guthman, the hotel proprietor, to pay
for her accommodations. She started
for Lincoln in the afternoon on No. 7,
but as she did not have a ticket or any
money to pay carfare, it is problematic
whether or not she will reach her des
tination, unless the passengers make
up a purse and pay her fare.
A Journal reporter called at the
Perkins house this afternoon to obtain
some facts from the proprietor, but
that gentleman declined to be inter
viewed, stating that the woman had
requested him to keep the matter
Made a Record.
The Omaha Bee of Sunday ,in speak
ing of the recent foot ball game at
Denver between the club of that city
and the Omaha University club, has
the following to say regarding John
Robbins, the Piattsmouth boy who
played with the latter: "Robbins, left
tackle, never played a game on a
heavy team before, but found himself
to be a star ground gainer and was
honored by the longest run made dur
ing the entire game, and which waa
accomplished by a feint punt, he tak
ing the ball from their three-yard line,
plunged through the right end and
covered forty-five yards, where he was
In the Courts.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Court has been grinding away today
with the case of the Connecticut River
savings bank vs. C. P. Gilbert, a suit
on a promissory note for $1,6-51, with
interest from April, 1S92.
The jury in the case of Wm. Jamison
vs. Edward Sackett, arrived at a ver
dict at one o'clock thi3 morning, find
ing for the defendant. The verdict
was read at the convening of court
Mrs. Sallie Dickinson, as admin
istratrix of the estate of the late Judd
Vance today filed a suit in county
court against the Burlington Volun
tary Relief department for a death
benefit of $250 and also for $150 for
medical services. The case will come
up for trial next month.
D. J. Pittman, the Murray grain
ealer, was in town Friday and re
ports that some grain is moving even
at the present low prices. They are
offering 1SJ for corn and 40 to 45 for
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