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"BE JUST AND FEAR NOT."
VOL. 14, NO. 52.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1895.
PEU YEA It .
IF PAID IN AIJVAKCE.
GETS TWO YEARS.
Horse thief Frank Abel Sentenced In
District Court Friday.
JURY OUT ABOUT THREE HOURS.
Mrs. Elizabeth Magney, Well-known
Resident Of Cass County, Dies In
Omaha Kemains Tkn to
Xehairka For Interment.
8ent Up For Two Tears.
Frank Abel, who, with bis brother,
Albert, purloined a couple of horses
from a farmer out near El oi wood
several months ago, and who after
wards escaped from the county jail,
but was again captured near Seward,
was Friday afternoon sentenced to two
years in the penitentiary by Judge
Chapman. The case was called up
Friday morning, and, upon arraigning
the prisoner, he pleaded net guilty,
and the court appointed A.X.Sullivan
to defend him, and the case was
rapidly pushed. At about twelve
o'clock the arguments were completed
and the jury retired. A verdict of
guilty was rendered at about three
o'clock, and the court immediately
sentenced the prisoner.
Death of An Old Resident.
Mrs.. Elizabeth Maguey died in
Omaha last Thursday, after a long ill
ness with a complication of diseases,
and the remains were taken to the
lady's late home near Nehawka on
the M. P. at noon Friday. Mrs. Mag
ney was about fifty-six years of age,
and was one of Cass county's earliest
residents, having lived in this vicinity
for some thirty years. She was in
Omaha seeking medical treatment.
Mrs. Magney was a lady of many excel
lent qualities and was loyed by all her
acquaintances. The writer was per
sonally acquainted with Mrs. Magney
since childhood, and it can be truth
fully said that she was one of nature's
noble women. Four children survive
her, all of whom are married.
Death of Grandma Kerr.
Word has been received in this city
announcing the death ot Mrs. It, D.
Kerr, at the home of a daughter, at
the home of a daughter,at Alleghaney,
Penn., on last Wednesday morning.
Grandma Kerr was in her eighty
eighth year, and was the mother of
Mrs. Thomas Pollock of this city, and
was quite well known here, having re
sided with Mrs. Pollock for some time.
She was a very devout Christian lady,
and has been a life-longmember of the
Death of C. l. Daodat.
The following from last evening's
Lincoln Call in regard to C. D. Dun
das, who died recently, will interest
people in this city, where he is well
known, being a former partner of Ami
"The death of C. D. Dundas," re
marked a Lincoln lawyer this morning,
in this city yesterday, calls to mind
the fact that Mr. Dundas was instru
mental in securing a decision by the
Nebraska supreme court as to how the
numerous boards of county commis
sioners in the state should be governed
in the matter of letting county bridg
ing contracts. Todd & Dundas filed a
bid for the bridging down in Cass
county three years and the commis
sioners followed the old custom of
lumping all of the prospective bridges
for the year in one advertisement. C.
II. Sheeley of this city was awarded
the contract. Todd & Dundas took
an appeal on the ground the advertise
ment for bids was incomplete and the
supreme court held that the law re
quired county boards to particularly
specify all bridgesfn their advertise
ments, which, in their construction,
-would necessitate the expenditure of
f 100. The effect of the finding was to
work a complete revolution of the
methods of advertising for county
bridging contracts all over the state.'
A Boy Killed.
A very sad accident occurred this
morning at 8:20 o'clock on the farm o
W. II. Wright, who lives eleven miles
southwest of this city, and which ter
minuted fatally. Daniel, a young son
of Mr. Wright, vr&i standing near a
corn-sheller, when a rod broke, a piece
striking him on the head, crushing his
skull and causing death in less than
.five minutes. Nebraska City News.
Xmas goods at Gering & Co's.
A sterling silver thimble free with
every purchase amounting to $200, of
.Arch L. Coleman, jeweler.
IN THE COURTS.'
Caspar Borneman, of South Bend,
was attending county court Monday.
A marriage license has been issued
to Clarence Murray, aged 22, and Dora J
E. Schrader, aged 17, both of Cass
Justice Archer has dismissed the
case of the Phoenix Insurance com
pany vs. Rudolph Umland, upon mo
tion of the defense, for want of prose
cution. Umland, who resides at Eagle,
was sued by the insurance company
or some $60 on a note, and the case
has been continued several times. Mon
day the defendant and several wit
nesses from Eagle appeared in court,
but the attorney for the plaintiff
claimed that he bad arranged with
Umland to have case continued again,
and was absent from the city Monday.
The Trltsch-Hennings Nuptials.
The commodious mansion of Mr.
and Mrs. John Hennings, ten miles
west of Plattsmouth was the scene of
a social event of a most pleasant and
auspicious event yesterday afternoon,
at which time and place the marriage
of two prominent young people of that
vicinity occurred. The principals to
the affair were Mr. Michael Tritscb,
son of Jacob Tritsch, the ex-county
commissioner, and Miss Emma Henn
ings, daughter of the host and hostess.
Invitations bad been given out to
representatives of some fifty families,
and the capacity of the spacious par
lors were tried to their utmost to ac
commodate the numerous friends
present. The ceremony was per
formed by his honor. Judge Ramsey,
which suffices to say it was done with
becoming grace and dignity. The
wedding repast was of a character be
fitting the occasion and the well-known
hospitality cf the host. A numerons
and elegant list of pretents were re
ceived by the happy couple.
The young people are among the
best known in the community where
they reside. Mr. Tritsch is the owner
of a nice farm and a new house, and
few are the pepple who begin married
life with pleasanter or more comforta
ble surroundings. Tee Journal
joins in extending them its best wishes.
Another prisoner came very near
effecting an escape from the Cass
county jail (?) Will Gibson, charged
with petit larceny, was confined in
the city apartment to sober up, being
too drunk to appear for trial, and, at
about five o'clock Saturday eveniBg,
Jailor Denson went back to transfer
him to the steel cage. The jailor
noticed a blanket on the floor in a
dark corner of the room, and walked
over and picked it up, when he noticed
that one of the planks of the floor bad
been pried up and another was loose.
Gibson could easily have escaped from
the jail, through the hole in the east
wall, had the attempt not been dis
covered in time.
Gibson purloined some liquor from
Wm. Neville's saloon last Saturday,
but the latter gentleman did not file
a complaint against him, and he was
given a fine of $5 and costs for drunk
enness, which he will board out.
"Went Away to Stay."
From Monday's Dally.
Wm. Hogebone, of La Platte, is in
the city trying to locate a smooth
sharper who "threw the harpoon" into
him to the extent of $3. The fellow
had been boarding with Hogebone,
and working the surrounding country,
selling clothing by sample. This
morning he concluded to try a change
of climate and left before breakfast
without the formality of bidding good-
by. Hence Mr. Hogebone's grief.
Fathers Murphy and Fitzgerald did
not meet with the same success in
their controversy with Bishop Bona-
cum before the papal delegate, Fran
cis Satolli, that they did in the courts
of the state. They have been excom
municated and all their sympathizers
are threatened with a similar fate un-
ess they bow to the bishop's authority.
Visitors to Plattsmouth should stop
for dinner at Sahl's Bakery, where
thev can cret a eood lunch for 15c. 50
V. Sudlk of Schuyler, who skipped
out with a mairied woman at Ra
venna, has returned home to his fam
ily and ia trying to explain away the
iittle episode. The woman has also
returned to her family, her husband
being of a very forgiving nature, re
ceiving her with open arms instead of
with a horsewhip.
German Vegetabe Liyer pills have
no equal at Gering & Co's. Only 25
HARKINS HIT HIM i
After Which He Escapes To The
IS CAPTURED BY FITZPATRICK
And is Given Fifty Dollars and Cost,
Which He Will Work Out on the
Streets of Plattsmouth Gal
lagher Set Free.
Al. Harkins, a young man of this
city, who is fast attaining a reputa
tion for being one of the very tough
est of tough characters, gave another
of hi3 brutal exhibitions last Monday,
his victim this time being a small-
sized, intoxicated man named George
Gallagher. But Harkins didn't get off
as easily as he usually does, as his
head presented the appearance of a
piece of raw liver when he was finally
captured, although it took several men
to make the decoration.
Monday morning Gallagher and
anotherman named Jake Moneypenny,
who have been farming apiece of land
belonging to Martin Propst, several
miles west of this city, came into
town, each possessed of a good-sized
roll of money, the result of their sea
son's labors. Prosperity was too much
for them, and, being "good fellows,"
they wanted to prove it. During the
itLieiuuuu i Lie laiiucis jcii iu uu.'
Harkins and the trio proceeded to have)
a hilarious time.
At about five o'clock they went down
to the B. & M. depot, it being the in
tention of Gallagher and Moneypenny
to go to Indiana on No. 2. After the
tickets had been purchased. Harkins
seemed loth to part with his friends,
especially Gallagher. Just as the
train pulled in, Harkins was trying to
persuade the latter to give him "four
bits" and upon his refusal to do so he
swatted him a fearful blow over the
eye, laying the flesh open. The re
quest was repeated, but the money
was not forthcoming, and Harkins
then seized Gallagher and pulled him
over the bank and down on the big
willow bar in front of the depot. Here
the unfortunate farm hand was again
beaten in a brutal manner, while the
train departed, carrying his partner
and also his grip. Officer Fitzpatrick
then appeared upon the scene and took
a hand in the "scrap." Johnny was
too light for Harkins, however, and
was getting decidedly the worst of it
when eeveral yard men came to the
rescue and broke a few lanterns over
the big fellow's head, but, although
his head was cracked open in several
places, be did not seem phased. One
of the switchmen finally landed him
on bis back, and Harkins then prom
ised to go peacefully to jail, and was
allowed to get up. He was no sooner
on his feet than he made a bold dash
for the dense willows. Fitzpatrick
fired four shots at the disappearing
form but none took effect.
A searching party was then organ
ized, and, armed with lanterns, clubs,
revolvers etc., the party, after an
hour's diligent search, found Harkins
lying on his face with his head bleed
ing freely. His hat, coat, vest and
most of his shirt was missing and he
presented a gruesome appearance. A
stretcher was procured and the fellow
was brought over to town, and was be
ing carried to the jail, when just be
fore arriving there, Harkins jumped
up and started another "scrap" with
the officers. A brother of Harkins
also took a hand in the mele and
landed heavily upon Officer Murray's
face, jarring him loose from Al. After
a brief consultation Harkins was taken
up to police court, and demanded a
hearing at once, but Judge Archer or
dered him taken to jail to sober up
Harkins was arraigned in police
court next morning, and Judge Archer
after going through the usual prelimi
naries, addressed the prisoner about
"This kind of thing is getting en
tirely too frequent," said Police Judge
Archer to Harkins after he had plead
guilty to disturbing the peace, drunk
enness, fighting and resisting an offi
cer. "It has been less than a month
since you were up here before Nov.
25." The prisoner smiled a sickly
smile and said, "I had no idea of get
ting drunk, but my Indiana friend
bowled me up, and I got drunk before
I knew it.'' "This is contrary to the
peace and dignity and dangerous to
the welfare of society," the court went
on to say, "and it is very injurious
to you. The'sentence of the court is
that you pay a fine of fifty dollars and
i the costs in this case, and stand com-
mitted till the fine is paid, and that
you be required to work on the streets,
if the city needs your services." And
then the crowd melted away.
Bert Harkins. a brother of Al, was
also fined $2 and costs for striking an
officer, being let off easy, as it was his
first offense. Bert, unlike his brother,
is usually very quiet and law-abiding.
District court was in session until
noon Saturday, when it adjourned till
Monday. Considerable business was
transacted, however, in the morning.
Motions for a new trial were heard
and overruled in the following cases:
Cole vs. Tidball & Fuller, J. F. Stull
vs. M. P. R. R. two cases, Work Bros,
vs. W. E. Pailing, King vs. Prentiss
Brownstone Co., and Falkner vs. Gil
bert. The case of Davis Rankin vs. the
Greenwood Butter & Cheese Co. was
The damage suit of O. II. Goodwin
vs. C. II. Parmele has been set for
trial next Saturday, when the matter
will be disposed of.
The jury in the case of the First
National bank of Plattsmouth vs. B.
A. Gibson, et al., found for the plain
tiff in the sum of $1,412.50.
The suit of Peter Peters vs. Ellen
and Owen Webster, a suit for confir
mation of a sale, was decided in
plaintiff 's favor Thursday afternoon.
District court was busy Monday try-
the case of Pettibone & Nixon vs.
fomas Swobe, a suit over a tax sale.
te maner was laneu uuuti auvise
ment. V A. A J -1
A decree of divorce was granted the
plaintiff in the case.of Maria Funk vs.
Albert Funk. The plaintiff is a resi
dent of this city, being a sister of Mrs.
W. D. Messersmith, and the defendant
is a resident of York county,
A judgment was rendered in plain
tiff's favor today, in the sum of $1,500
in the case of Catherine Dehring vs.
Henry Rieckmann, and the defendant
given until April 15, 1896, to satisfy
Hard to Fill All Orders.
Business in general, all admit, is not
brisk, but this observation does not
LtfcM good with the Heisel mill, which
is chuck full and running over with
business. In fact, Mr. Heisel says,
the great difficulty with the mill is to
keep up with the demands made upon
its capacity. The writer suggested to
bim that it might be well to have
some of the merchants in town espec
ially advertise his flour, but he said
"the trouble with us is to supply the
demand for our flour without any
advertising. It has so thoroughly ad
vertised itself that we have to run
fifteen to eighteen hours a day, and
"When farmers bring in from 200 to
300 bushels of wheat a day, it means
hard work for us, unless we put on an
extra night shift which I don't like
to do." There is no man in town
whose success is better pleasing to the
public than Conrad Heisel's.
Married at Moon.
The residence of County Judge Ram
sey was the scene of a quiet wedding
yesterday at noon, thecontractingpar-
ties being Mr. John M. Ramsey and
Miss Martha A. Stucker, Jndge Ram
sey officiating. Both young people are
well and favorably known in Cass
county, the bride being a daughter of
Jacob Stucker, of Weeping Water pre
cinct, while the groom is a son of John
Ramsey, the Eight Mile Grove farmer,
who is a brother Judge 'Ramsey. The
newly-married couple will reside on
the farm owned by the young man'a
father. Tiie Journal's heartiest
congratulations accompany Mr. and
Mrs. Ramsey on their life's journey.
To Kansas City In a Cask.
The Omaha Bee says: "Richard
Merron, an employe at Swift's, and an
old and experienced cooper, is con
structing a big cask in which he ex
pects to float down the river to Kan
sas City. Merron's cask is quite a
novelty. It has air valves and a rud
der, and the inventor expects to make
the voyage in safety. Swift's men
have wagered a considerable sum on
the result of the venture. Merron ex
pect& to start in a few days from the
foot of N street, and has invited a
number of friends and some news
paper men down to see him off." ne
had better put his cask on runners,
as he can make better time. Ne
braska City News.
For farm loans, sse J. M. Ley da
Reliable abstracts also furnished.
1 A sterling silver thimble free with
(every purchase amounting to $200, of
! Arch L. Coleman, jeweler.
C. J. Martin Kicked In the Stom
ach by a Vicious Mare.
YOUNG MAN'S FINGER CUT OFF.
Wm. Ploeger, An Employe at the,D. & M.
Shops Sleets With a Painiul Acci
dent Other Local Happen
ing Around the City.
Kicked By a Horse.
C. J. Martin, a gentleman aged
about sixty years, residing at the cor
ner of Tenth and Pearl streets, was
the victim of an accident yesterday
which may result more seriously
than the unfortunate gentleman's
condition now indicates. Mr Martin
was hitching up a young horse in the
morning, preparatory to going out for
a drive, when the animal became
frightened and suddenly kicked him a
vicious blow in the stomach, knock
ing him down. Mr. Martin was assis
ted into the house and a physician
hastily summoned. The injured man
was suffering intense pain, but is not
thought to be fatally injured, although
his old age may make his convales
cence rather slow. Mr. Martin is re
ported resting easy late this afternoon.
Pinched Off a Finger.
Wm. Ploeger, a young man employed
in the truck gang at the B. & M. shops
had the end of the fourth finger of hia
left hand pinched off Tuesday morn
ing, at about eleven o'clock. He was
assisting some workmen, when one of
the men accidently pushed the
heavy truck against his band, cutting
off one finger and badly bruising
another. The wound was very pain
ful and Wm. hurried up town, where
a physician dressed his hand. He will
rest up for a week or so.
Complaint is made by people bring
ing corn in the ear to market in town
that there is nobody here buys corn in
that form for shipment, and seveia
farmers have driven home with loads
of corn because they could find no
purchasers. Such things should not
be. Men have put up cribs at Mur
ray, Mynard and other stations to
handle that sort of corn, but nobody
here seems to have the enterprise to
buy a bushel unless it is shelled ready
for the market. A man came from
over the river yesterday with a load of
ear corn, and after standing about the
street nearly all afternoon offered the
corn for sixteen cents rather than
take it home again. Such things
should not be.
Speaking of the remarks made by
The Journal in regard to baking
powders a local merchant remarked
that the position taken was true and
correct, and to his knowledge the
mgn-pricea Dating powders were
greatly adulterated and he could prove
The only complete line of nne
albums and plush and celluloid goods
at Gering & Co's.
$15,000! $15,000! $15,000!
- - - WORTH OF
Cbvbh Sfev ff0! ITTp
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.
EXjSOIfcT, Casli dottier.
Opposite Court House. Plattsmouth, Neb.
A Strong Endorsement.
Mrs. Lillian K. Hasse, Judge Ram
sey's efficient assistant in the county
judge's office, has a great many friends
who would like to have Mr. Spurlock,
the couhty judge-elect, appoint that
lady as his assistant and clerk when
he steps into office next month. This
morning Mrs. Hasse received a peti
tion from Elmwood, signed by more
than 100 of the most prominent citi
zens of that city, and addressed to Mr.
Spurlock, asking that she be re-appointed
to the position she now so cap
ably fills. The petition concludes as
"We believe her appointment will be
a just recognition of merit of a worthy
woman of superior qualifications, and
we feel fully warranted in believing
that her appointment would give uni
versal satisfaction to your many
friends throughout the county-"
The petition was circulated unknown
to Mrs. Hasse, and was a complete
surprise to that lady. The Journal,
believes that Mr. Spurlock would make
no mistake in appointing Mrs. Hasse
as his clerk, as all who have had deal
ings in county court during her ser
vice will acknowledge that she has
been an excellent record-keeper, and is
always obliging and courteous to all.
Wooley Will Fight.
E. II. Wooley, the Lincoln attorney
recently disbarred by Judge Chapman,
has gone to Plattsmouth to begin his
fight for reinstatement. He has filed
a motion in Judge Chapman's court to
have the order of disbarment set aside
and vacated on the ground that no
charges were ever filed in any proceed
ings to disbar him, the only charge
preferred being in the case against
Sandy Griswold, which was preferred
to have him excluded from the case.
Wooley says he thinks Chapman will
realize that he has made a mistake in
disbarring him without formal char
ges in a proceeding for that purpose,
to which he could answer or which he
could ..disprove, and will vacate the
order. If he don't Wooley will appeal
to the suDreme court, setting up
the alleged error of the court. Wooley
says he has begun his proceedings dur
ing Chapman's term so that the latter's
successor may not be embarrassed to
undo the work of his predecessor.
It is related of a young man residing
near Cullom that some of his boy
friends, knowing that he proposed vis
iting town shortly, changed places of
a front and rear wheel of his buggy,
for him, and that he came to town and
returned home as far as the Phillip
Horn place before he was made aware
of the change. He will not hear the
last of the joke for some time.
The nice weather that has prevailed
lately brought out the remark yester
day by a much-traveled citizen, that he
thought Nebraska weather averaged
up better than that of any other coun
try in the world.
Look at the magnificent offer to
delinquent subscribers, made in an
other column today. This offer holds
good up to Jan. 1st, 1S96.
Farm loans made at lowest rates.
T. II. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank.
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