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:iBE JUST AND FEAR NOT."
VOL. 15. NO. 5.
PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. JANUARY 2;). 1896.
IF PAIU IN ADVANCE.
THE RIGHT MEN.
Sheriff Holloway Returns With the
SOME OF THEiGOODS RECOVERED-
Two Set of Ilurnr.n Hroaeht Hack and
Identified as Klam Priiile'-Trjr-log
to Thwart the FiiiU of
Justice Other Notca.
The Ilight rrtie.
Sheriff Holloway returneil last Fri
day from Kansas C'ity witb the two
Gillispie brothers, charged with steal
ing harness in this vicinity. Two sets
of harness, which hve been positively
identified by Elaui Parmele as his
property, were also brought back by
the sheriff, Mr. Holloway was quite
fortunate in getting his prisoners, as
the sheriff from Trenton, Mo , wanted
the men upon a similar charge, har
ness stealing. The police inspector
at Kansas City, however, was inclined
to favor the Cass county sheriff, and
the prisoners were turned over to him.
Sheriff Holloway. upon arriving in
Kansas Citv. itnraediatelv set about to
locate the harness, and. with the aid
of the police, soon found the stolen
goods at a second-hand dealer's shop.
who informed them that he had pur-1
chased seven set of harness from tbe
Gillisoie brothers for $35 As the
prisoners did not know that the hai
ne.'s had been found, they readily con
iented to accompany the sheriff to
this state -villi ut requisition papers.
savintr that no evidence could be ob
tained aeainst them here for the of
fence. It ! supposed that the names?
was firs' shipped to Hamburg, Iowa,
and then forwarded to Kansas Citj.
Th- men fimerl resided ii
Auburn. Neb., and only lived ben
six w-ek S!.er:ff V dioway report'
i hat ' here ar- nt present over two hun-mdM'-
f --'e?i harness at pol'c
!i- oitj i ir r. in K n . ( i J. and that
cily iippears io be the rendezvous ot
most ot th-thieves of the couutr3 , as
stolen property is shipped there liom
A I leplorable Condition of Afl"U.
It is becoming quite evident that the
friends of Alonzo Moore, who is con
.iued in the county jail on a charge ot
rape, are doing all in their power tr
defeat th intentions of the county at
torney. Since the young girl was
brought home from Sidney by her par
ents, she has been carefully watched
by them, as it was not deemed
advisable to have her communicate
with outsiders until after Moore's
trial. Consequently she has not been
permitted to leave the house, except
when absolutely necessary. Theother
daya woman called at the Patterson
home, and when she discovered that
the door was kept locked, with the key
inside, she started a number of rumors
as to the alleged ill-treatment tbe girl
was receiving at the bands of her par
ents. In some manner the story was
circulated that Mr. Patterson bad
whipped the girl with a buggy whip.
and that her face bore marks of pun
ishment. As a result, some of Moore's
friends circulated a petition demand
ing that the matter be investigated,
and succeeded in obtaining some fif-
tPPn sitrtiHtiirps ThR other (lav two
residents of llock Bluffs came to
: n i .1
city and show d the petition to the
county attoiney, demanding some
action in the matter. When asked by
Mr. Polk what they knew about the
alleged ill-treatment, they confessed
that they knew nothing, except from
hearsay. They said that the Patterson
girl did not want to live at home. As
to this latter statement, the girl's own
words will best explain. Mr Patterson
and his daughter, Veroncia, were in
the city last Monday, and called at
the county attorney's office. The father
shortly afterwards left the office, and
the girl was then asked to make a
statement of the facts, as to her want
ing to remain away from home. She
said that she "wanted to stay home
and be a good girl again." She was
"sorry for the trouble she had caused
her parents, and would do all she
could to make their hme pleasant in
the future." The girl also related
some facts (which will be brought out
at the trial) that are almost too revolt
ing to believe. Moore's pals evidently
want to get the girl away from her
parents, in order that her testimony
cannot be used against him, and are
circulating the report that tbe girl
will make no statement on the witness
stand that will convict him.
Col. Ma nld of the Elmwood Echo, j
w vhs in town Monday, soliciting job-j
v.ork from tbe county omciais.
In Siiil m Mytery.
Several days ago the water company
was filling a cistern for a man named
Ohm. living out in the western part of
town. In filling the cistern it was
necessary to stretch the hose across
the lots owiifd by Joe Warga. The S
latter gentleman and Mr. Ohm have J
not been on ver good terms for some
time, and when Mr. Warga came home I
from work and discovered the hose
stretched across his property, for the
benefit of his neighbor, he uncoupled
it and threw it over the fence. Shortly
afterwards it was discovered that the
hose had been cut in three different
places. Mr. Warga was at once sus
pected of having cut the hose, and T.
II. Pollock, superintendent of the
water company, filed a complaint in
Justice Archer's court charging him
with destroying the property, and ask
ing damages in the sum of $10.
Monday miming, after several wit
nesses had been examined, the case
against Mr. Warga was dismissed, for
want of sufficient evidence to convict
him. and the costs were taxed to the
It is quite evident that some one cut
the hose, but the guilty party is not
The Seventh Annual Reunion.
A circular letter is being sent out
to all the old soldiers in the state, an
nouncing that the seventh annual re
union of the Nebraska Soldiers' associ-
ation will be held at Tecumseh. John
on couuty. Nebraska, on Wednesday
and Thursday, January 22 and 23, 1S9G.
The comrades of Tecumseh. not only
of the Nebraska veterans, but also tLe
G. A. R. post, located there are prepar
ing to eive a hearty and a cordial re-
ceDtton and welcome. They will do
ill in their power to make the stu
vith tl.em pleasant and agreeable
A camp tire, a reminder of the dav.-
;ne by. will be held on Wednesda
-vening. nl which a number or me
dd veteran war horses will talk to
'he boys, and stir again to life the f eel-
nsisof patriotism, and that love for
Old Glory that have been for a time,
as it were, slumbering in our bosom '
The Missouri Pacific officials at At
chison, Kansas, have furnished the
following description of the men who
held up and robbed the crew of a
freight train on that road tbe other
night: First tall, slim, about, live
feet ten inches, sandy moustache.
weight. 150 pounds; wore light gray
overcoat, corduroy pants, dark shirt,
lark coat and vest, black hat. Sec
ond small, heavy-set, sallow com
plexion, smooth face; wore dark
clothes and striped cap. Third low,
heavy-set; wore dark clothes, brown
overcoat, black slouch hat; supposed
to be a railro id man.
Tbe local authorities are keeping
their weather eye peeled for people
answering the above description.
a iie ot Manslaughter
The celebrated Ish murder case at
Omaha took an unexpected turn yes
terday afternoon. Ish was charged
with the murder of Wm. II. Chappie.
but a plea of not guilty was entered
and the jury failed to agree upon a
verdict. Yesterday the defendant
withdrew his former plea, and asked
permission to be allowed to plead
I .rnilfu In mgnalannhtiir Tho pnnntc
attorney acceuieu me pica, auu uie
order was entered by Judge Fawcett.
Sentence will probably be imposed
some time this week.
The action taken by Mr. Ish practi
cally diipoees of the charge of murder
against his wife, and she will probably
be given her liberty.
Will Discontinue Iluamead.
II. G.-Spencer,- who has been operat-
ing a grocery store on lower Mam
street for several years, last Tuesday
made a voluntary assignment for the
benefit of bi9 creditors. The liabilities
vo OTV,Qii oW qq q n h tho nt-
will amply pay off the indebtedness.
The largest creditor is a Council Bluffs
man, his claim being some $95. Mr.
Spencer has been in failing health for
some time, and has been unable to
properly look after his business, so he
considered it best to discontinue his
store. Mr. Spencer is to be com
mended for his honest course in safely
insuring his creditors against loss.
A notica of the insanity of Jos
Drcega was made in The Journal, a
few days since, in which it was stated
that be had apparetly tried to injure
his family. This appears to have been
a mistake, as his wife says he merely
I wanted to get outside of the house, in
his delirium, which was brought on by
a grippe. He is now happily recover-
.'WERE BOUND OVER i
The Gillispie Brothers Will Answer
to a Burglary Charge.
JUDGE SPURLOCK WAS NERVOUS
The New County Judge Perform III
Initial Marriage ereiuony, and J
Considerably Itattlfd Other
Harness Thieves Hound Over.
The two men. Nelson and William
Gillispie, who were arrested at Kan
sas City last week, for the burglary of
a lot of harness from Elam Parmele,
about the 30th of November last, were
given a hearing before Justice Archer
yesterday and were bound over in the
sum of $500 each to the district court
at its May term.
The testimony showed that some one
or more persons bioke into the barn of
Elam Parmele and stole a set of dou
dle harness and a single harness. The
harness was produced in court and
fully identified by three witnesses Mr.
Parmele, his hired man and Harness
maker Sauter, who had repaired them.
They were found in a 2nd-hand store
at Kansas City, owned by a man
named Kern, who identified one ol
the men, ( William Gillispie) as having
arranged to receive harness from him,
giving the name of George Smith; that
the harness was shipped to him
marked "household goods' and by
correspoddence George Smith directed
inm to send the money by postal order
to Thomas Ellis, which he did. Testi
mony also showed that the other of
the two men. (Nelson) had, in company
iih one Tom Ellis, appeared at
the rialtsm tilth depot early in Decom
ber and shipped the box of harness
m irked household goods'" to Thomas
Ellis. Hamburg, la This was al'x'Ut
he thread of the lesiimmy Tin
prisoners are brothers and weie ar
rested together at Kansas City. There
is a similar cuarne against them ai
Trenton, Mo. The elder of the two.
Nelson, is known to have served
term in the Missouri pe
Poor lleorRe !
County Judge Spurlock was called
upon to perform his first marriaee cer
emouy yesterday, the contracting
parties being Wm. Ilagerstrom, aged
23. and Anna Anderson, aged 20. both
George has been telling people for
some time past that fie would have no
occasion to feel nervous on an occasion
if this kind, and that when tbe auspi
cious moment arrived he would per
form the ceremony in his graceful waj
as calmly as he would fill in a "final
Hut was this the case V
Not on your life it wasn't !
George got exceedingly nervous, his
face grew pale, and the words of the
marriage ceremony, which he has been
carefully committing to memory since
last November, fled from his mind
like a summer's dream. He lost all
his self confidence. lie forgot all his
promises to send for his friends. He
forgot all about his promise to admit
the general public at twenty-live cents
a head. He took the expectant couple
into his private office, called in Mrs.
Hasse and the janitor as witnesses,
locked the door, and then read the
marriage ceremony to them, his legs
trembling very perceptibly the while.
and the perspiration runnins down
bis glowing countenance.
It is believed by George's friends
that he will be able to overcome this
bashfulness before the expiration of
his term of office.
A Worthy Undertaking.
One of the principals of the Woman's
club is to encourage a taste for fine
art and higher life and to encourage
and assist talented persons. For this
reason the Womans' club of Platts
mouth has undertaken a concert to be
given Feb. 11, for tbe benefit of Chas.
Keefer, an aspiring artist in tbe in
strumental line. Herr Joseph Gahm,
he distinguished pianist, will give
tbe recital, and will be assisted by tbe
celebrated Dovey children, who are be
coming famous throughout the United
Work on the cold storage building
and ice house is being rapidly pushed !
in spite of the unfavorable condition 1
of tbe weather. It looked as though
theice bouse would be completed too j
late for a supply of ice this winter, but
the weather in the last twenty-four !
hours warrants the belief that there
will still be plenty of ice. :
Ha the Matter Under Consideration.
A special from Lincoln in yester-
j day's Bee says: "There was a hearing
this morning in the governor's office
on .he application of James Lindsay.
prize fiehter, convicted of manslaugh
ter and sentenced to two year3, and
others for a pardon. Lindsay was rep
resented by Attorney Hoot of
Plattsmotith. Letters recommending
executive clemency were on file from
Attorney Wooley, J. O. Adams and
William Neville of the Pabst brewing
company. Judge Chapman, who tried
the case, also wrote a letter, as well
as a numoer or Omaha parties, it is
said that Judge Archer, who con
ducted the original examination,
would also write a letter. The case
was submitted on Ihee lettei and
argument, and Governor Holcomb
now has the matter under considera
tion. Judge Chapman does not, in
his letter, recommend pardon, but
leaves the matter with the governor
after stating the facts. Lindsay was
received at the penitentiary April 5,
1895, aud with good time his sentence
will expire November 21, 1S9G."
Verdict for the I'laintitr.
The case of James Skomal vs. the
Home Fire Insurance company of Om
aha, which occu ied the county court
and a jury of five Monday, was com
pleted at eleven o'clock in the evening
the jury returning a veidict for the
plaintiff in the sum of SG62.S0, this be
ing the value of the personal propertj
burned, as shown by the figures of the
adjuster, plus the amount of the policy
on the realty, there having been a
total loss. The defense admitted an
indebtedness of $500, and offered to
piy that much. The question at issue
was up. m the claim of -jiOO additional
and ot this the jury agreed on a ver
dict ot $102 90 just t he amount, prac
tically, that the adjuster had agreed
i to as tliH amount of trie loss on person
alty. It was the first contested case
tried before the new count judgt-, and
it ts coticeeded that his rulings were
both fair and impartial. The jury was
ut but a short lime.
1 1. at O'ftritn .Matter Explained.
Dick Streitfht. who was down yes
.. o..i.i -cow Hllc ;
trt. L.m, ' Y."'. .""V"?
tendent ot ineush ries,did, or intended
to do no harm in leaving Mr. Fergu
son's team at the ltock Island depot
north of Louisville. That be not only
tried to hire the depot agent to take
the team over, but that as soon as the
train arrived t Omaha he telegraphed
his brother at Sound 13ecd to send
somebody down to the It. I. depot to
care for the team. He savs further
that it was well known at South Pend
where Mr. O'Brien was going to, and
there was no mystery as to his de
parture. The only thing he raisman
aged was the matter of paying for the
team, and of sending it over the river
when he had cot through with it, and
if he had taken tho time to do that
himself he would have missed his
train, lost a day, and disappointed
people whom he expected to meet at
They 1'ut Jim In.
James Stewart dropped into town
yesterday and proceeded to load up on
whiskey, after which he executed a
war dance on the sidewalk. Tbe mar
shal came along about this time, and,
not appreciating war dances, ''trim
him in." Itewasupin front of Judge
Archer this morning, and his honor
assessed him $5 and trimmings, amount
ing to $10.20, which he will board out
at the Hotel Holloway. He will be al
lowed to shorten his term of imprison
ment, if be wishes, by scrubbing out
the police court room.
Sheriff Holloway returned at noon
today on the M. P. train from Lincoln,
bringing witb him Frank Douglas,
charged with burglaarizing the general
merchandise store of S. S. English, at
Eagle. Douglas was arrested by the
Lincoln officers, and a quantity of the
stolen goods recovered on his person
and in bis room. He was wearing a
suit of clothes and smoking a cigar
when arrested, that came from the
The Grand Army post in this city is
taking some interest in the location of
the reunions for tbe coming years,
having at its last meeting voted to re
quest the ex-post commander to attend
I the coming encampment and to vote
for bating the reunions at Lincoln
for tlie Iiext Gve yearH- They are P'
; posed to having the reunion at Hast-
,nRS any mor
Some of Lexington's enterprising
citizens are formulating plans for an
opera house that will seat comfortably
at least 1,000 people.
IT LOOKS 1R0TTEN.
Depositors In the Defunct Citizens'
THINK FAVORITISM WAS SHOWN
Allegations Made That Kx-Judge Chap
man's Kulings in the Case Espec
ially Favored Some of the I)e
positors Other Afl'ir.
For some days mutterings of discon
tent and dissatisfaction have been
afloat among depositors in the defunct
Citizens' bank at recent rulings of S.
M. Chapman while judge of the dis
trict court with respect to thereceiver
ship and claims against the bank.
One of these depositors, a business
man in this city , complained to th
writer that favoritism had been shown
to certain parties in interest, as had
been lately learned by an examination
of papers on file in the case entitled
II. E. Eikenbary et al., vs. tbe Citizens
bank, which is the title of the case
under which Charles C. Parmele had
been appointed receiver to the bank.
These rumors and complaints took
definite form yesterdav. however.
when a petition was tiled in district
court by 1). O. Dwyer, one of the de
positors, and an order of court was
made by Judge llamsey measurably
granting the prayer thereof.
The prayer of that petition is in sub
stance as follows: The petitioner sets
out that he is a depositor of the Cit
izens' bank (of which Chas. C.Parmele
is receiver) and has an interest in its
management, that Judge Chapman
had on the 7th inst. made an order al
lowing W. II. Dearing to collect as a
preferred creditor $2,991.25, with in
terest from Sept. 10. 1S94, that it i?
detrimental and uniust to petitioner
to have said order carried out.
It is also set out that on Nov. 3, ;95,
an order was filed allowing Chas. C.
Parmele $2,500 a year salary as re
ceiver, which order was not filed till
Jan. 8,1890, and he complains that
such sum is excessive and unreason
i.,e fQr d ;
riibility incurred and that it was made
negligently and without notice.
The petition further sets out that a
settlement was made with Susan C.
Morrissey bv which an indebtedness
to the bank of $10,000 was canceled
and a prior mortgage of $5,000 on 320
acres of land in Platte county was re
leased and 4S0 acres of land in this
county known as the Jno. B. Holmes
farm, which was subject to foreclosure
was taken in fee, Mrs. Morrissey be
ing allowed $2,97G in excess, and com
plaint is made that this deal was out
rageously against the interest of the
complainant. It is represented that
Susan C. Morrissey is a sister-in-law
of the then presiding judge and that
this arrangement was made from bias
and prejudice in her favor.
It is also complained that an order
was made on the 31st. ult. permiting
F.J. Morgan to settle an indebtedness
of $1,500 which he was owing to the
bank by the presentation of certificates
of deposit which he had purchased,
amounting to $1,542 in liquidation of
his note due the bank in preference to
the claims of other depositors and
creditors of the bank, and to their det
riment, and tbe petitioner prays that
none of these moneys shall be paid out
until ordered by the court.
On hearing the petition Judge Ram
sey made an order directed to tho re
ceiver, Mr. Parmele, directing him not
to pay out any funds to W. II. Dear
ing, to himself as salary, or to Susan
C. Morrissey, and not to proceed any
further in consummating arrange
ments with F. J. Morgan in relieving
him of liability to the bank until the
order was modified cr set aside.
These proceedings have created
something of a sensation and their
publication will no doubt set many
people to wondering. It also appears
from the record in the case that Judge
Chapman also issued an order allow
ing Byron Clark $125 a month or 1,500
as salary for last year and $75 a month
as salary since, for acting as attorney
for tbe bank. Mr. Dwyer does not
complain of that, but other depositors
and creditors do not like so much of
the assets of the bank paid out for sal
aries while they get nothing.
Rev. C. E. Fulmer, formerly pastor
of a church at Culbertson, is in trouble
at Kent, Wash. His affectionate dis
position caused him to commit several
indiscretions that his flock is not dis
posed to overlook.
"arm loans made at lowest rates.
T. II. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank.
John 1). Perguuou, the Louisville
liveryman, who was in town esieiaa ,
aid he came near losing another team
Tuesday. Asked tor particulars, be
said that the Uay he.li.rb he liau let t
team to M. E. O linen, the ex-oupenu-tendeui
of the slate fisheries above
South Bend, to go up to the Usheries,
and thai Tuesday aiieruoou the ticket
agent lor the Hock, island railway at
the station across the i'lalte rivei lioui
Louisville, brought, iho team buc&. to
bis barn. He &aia thai, O'iirieu
brought the teaua there in the morning
the buggy being ioatleQ down with
trunks and vaiises, and alter buying
his ticket lor tome eastern point, aim
gelling ins baggage checked, O'iiileu
asked him it he could not gel somebody
to lake the learn hack lo louisvilie lor
a quarter. To this the agent gave a
negative reply, and without lurther
inquiry, when ihe tiaiu came he
oocWUcU it, leaving ihe ituiu hiicheU
to the lence, where u stood ml he look
it over and delivered il lo lis owner.
He said that appearances indicated
lhatO'iJrien had leit the slate "lor
How lu .Mkt) .Honey.
The green goods men are again get
ting in men deadly work in ihe west.
A idler received lu this cuy loday ad
dieaaed lo W lse iV. Ituoi, maKes the
follow ing oiler:
M terms are: SoUO buys $3,001),
loO Lrnja $o,uuo, $ouu uu)a ",0Uu, irboU
ou)s $1U,UUU, ?&uu uja !flo,0ou, and
OUO UUja 0,0UU."
Alter some lurther talk in which the
writer offers lo let ihe recipient ot the
letter lake some confidential friend
lulo the scheme, he concludes as fol
lows: vVheu you are ready trj come, send
me ihe following telegram, exactly as
il is below, bend all telegrams by
Western Union lelegrapti Co.
Jv. K. King, WauKeaha, Wis: Give,
me pedigree ot Kobt. 11."
Enclosed with the letter is a half
column newspaper clipping, giving the
irial and acquittal ot the writer on a
charge of counterfeiting, the article
stating that the counterfeits were so
good that the secret service detectives
ot the United States were unable to
swear that they were counterfeits.
Vol.airs are After llifly.
And now Manager Billy Cole is to
be sued for sixty per cent of an $S00
house by the Carrie Itussell Voltair
Operatic company for cancelling the
contract at the Lansing theatre.
Carrie also takes exceptions to a roast
on the company which appeared in
the Call a short time since and claims
that Billy is the cause of it all. When
it is remembered that Carrie's little
hand bills which she distributes about
town on the day she gives her per
formance, read as follows she can
scarcely blame a paper for comment
ing on the character of the show even
though nothing else were known:
"We are here tonight boys! .Naughty
and nice. Don't fail to see us. iNow,
keep it quiet. Bring your glasses,
sure. Carrie Itussell and her pretty
girls." Lincoln Call.
II. M. Soennichsen, the good natured
manager of the Casino saloon, is wear
ing a very suspicious looking optic
and is kept busy making explanations
as to how it happened. Melchoir was
out in the country yesterday, visiting
his brother-in-law, and, while putting
his horses up, one of the animals be
came rather frisky and jerked him
against the side of tbe barn. On fall
ing he struck his face, just below one
of his eyes, on a harness hook, making
a very painful wound, and causing his
eye immediately to go into mourning.
Had the hook struck a quarter of an
inch further un. Mr. Soennichsen
would probably have lo3t his eye.
The overworked bank cashier who
was in need of a vacation had written
to the agent of a steamship line to this
effect: "I am thinking of taking a
trip to Central or South America.
Please acquaint me with particulars
relative to rates of fare, etc., to and
from the various ports usually visited
by tourists at this season of the year."
The answer was by telegraph: "(Pri
vate and confidential). One of our
steamships will leave for Honduras
next Wednesday. Shortest and quick
est way out of the country." Chicago
The records of the United States
land office at .North Platte show that
during the past year final proof on
08,800 acres of land was made. There
are still in the Xorth Platte district
765,000 acres of vacant land subject to
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