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VOL. 15. AO.
PTjATTS MOUTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 20. 18UG.
IF FAX I IN ADVANCE.
What the People In and Around
Plattsmouth Are Doing.
EVENING OF BARE AMUSEMENT
TUf (iahut-Dovey Concert Ielich" Fair
Sued Audience Why U. County
Jadc Didn't lo to brakt
City Other Not-
The Ctahu-Iovey Concert.
A fair-sized au lieuce greeted Joseph
Gahm and the Misses Dovey at the
Presby terian cl urch Thursday night
and were more than delighted with the
programme rendered. Mr. Gabm en
tertained the audience with a very
choice and varied list of numbers, all
of which were rendered in the faultless
style of this best of Nebraska's musi
cians. To particularize and name any
of Mr. Gahm's numbers would do that
gentleman a manifest injustice, as one
the n seemed to receive the same splen
did rendering as another. He is an
actual master of music and well de
served the eD cores accorded him by the
audience. To speak of the Dovey sis
ters is to speak of Plattsmoulh'e own.
T!ese sweet singers did themselves
proud and nothing more attested their
popularity and their genuine worth
than the hearty encore which followed
their " Venetian Boat Song.' The per
fect contralto voice of Miss Ethel
Dovey in Bertrand's chaiming "Cross
ing the Bar," and the clear soprano ot
Miss Alice in the ballad "Queen of the
Ntght." aroused great enthusiasm.
B :b of these young ladies are talented
artistes, and no imported talent is
necessary to insure an audience when
they sing. The recital was under the
management of Mr. Chas. Keefer tr
whose efforts the musicians and music
lovers of thiscitv owe much.
He W Abent-Mluried.
From Friday's Daily.
County Judge Spurlock, like'all great
men. is occasionally afflicted with absent-mindedness.
It happened so yes
terday. The judje is of a musicai
turn of mind, and purchased t-cketsto
t hr Ghm Duvev concert. He is also
an enthusiastic Knight of Pythias,
and when asked if he wouldn't go
down with the rest of the crowd to
attend the district session at Nebraska
t "if y last nieht. announced that he
would. He purchased a ticket to Ne
brka City and boarded the noon
train with the rest of the "push."
But about the time the train arrived
at Murray. George remembered the
concert and the lady he was to escort
to the same, and when the train ar
rived at Union he disembarked and
returned on the five o'clock train.
A $10,000 Wheel.
Chief among the attractions pre
sented at the bicycle show last evening
was the S 10 000 woman's wheel, w hicb
arrived from the east yesterday, and
was given the place of honor at the
north end of the building. It is a
beautiful piece of mechanism and is
handsome! decorated with embossed
silver and gold. The handles are of
turned ivory, and the tube ends are
set with amethysts, with circlets of
-pearls. L pon the head of the front
tube, torming the tone, is a large jewel
set in solid gold, surrounded with
smaller brilliants, and the rest of the
machine is fu
lished to accord. Omaha
The large barn belonging to Lewis
Cole, seven and one half miles south
of this cfty was totally destroyed by
fire" Sunday afternoon, together with
ten tons of hay and considerable other
property. Mr. Cole's seven-yer.r-old
son went into the b.rn and threw a
lighted match into the hay and in a
moaiint the entire structure was in
flames. It was with great difficulty
that a valuable stallion was rescued
from the burning building.
Lebnhoff Bros. Tuesday received
a One new machine lathe from
Rockford, 111., which will be used
exclusively f r repa ring bicycles.
This firm anticipate an unusually
biisk trade in the bicycle line the com
ing season. Thev have already re
ceived orders tor sseveral wheels, and
not a day passes but that one or more
people make inquiries of them with a
view of purchasing.
Wanted, at Once.
Twenty-Cve good second-band bicy-
cles. Will pay cash for them.
7 LEnxnoFF Bros.
A Cliiitf in trie Insanity Hoard.
The fact was developed and became
rwiltli MiTuluv fnr tli Href timp that
t lw uf KiViiluAti nti ante .f TiirtrvA 1
VI tllC m A lVy l,IvVtlUll QUID VII. U UUU
Chapmaun was a change made in the
membership of the insanity board the
i seconu ciiaux tuai oas occurieu wuu-
i many jrars. By this action, A.
Beeson, Esq.. and Dr. J. II. Hall have
i - i .. 1 .1
i etme out ana A. J. Graves and JJr.
E. W. Cook have been appointed.
The parties who were removed were
never notified and knew nothing about
it till Sunday last, and very naturally
they feel hurt about it and regard the
matter as a piece of political spite
work cn the part of the defeated
judse, and point to it, in addition, as
a species of discourtesy to the newly
elected judge (Ramsey), who was by
right entitled to make the change, if
any were desired. The matter lias
created no end of personal bitterness
and is regarded as a very small piece
of business on the part of the late
Free Sliver League.
At the meeting called for a confer
ence of the advocates of bimetallism at
the oilice ot the police judge. Judge
Archer himself was called to the chair.
F. J. Morgan was authorized to pre
pare a heading for signatures of those
who desire to necome members of the
league, and to keep the list for signa
tures at his store. On motion an invi
tation was extended to Vm. J. Bryau
to deliver a non-pratizan address to
the people of this city and vicinity on
bimetallism at an; early date, to be
named by him, and Messrs. C. W.
Sherman. John M. Leyda and II. G.
Lvingston were appointed a com
mittee to make arrangements for the
meeting, with instructions to stcurea
hall and music if deemed necessary
On motion. Prof. Frank McClelland
as invited :o preside on that occa
sion. A Genuine Surprise.
Last evening, at the close of the
services at the Methodist church 'o
the surprise of the pastor and his
family , nearly the entire cocgregaUon
fallowed them to the parsonage and
insisted on paying them a call, and
when the doors were opened and the
people crow ded in it was disclosed thht
all had carried with them a package,
and these weie deposited on the
tatdes. floor and chairs, until the din
ing room was well lllled with "pound"
donations to the pastoral larder. The
affair had been kept entirely from the
family, and was, therefore, all the
more acceptable. An impromptu re
ception was organized hi the parlois.
and lor half an hour the pastor and
his good wife were busy shaking
hands with the members of their flock.
It was a most pleasaut reunion.
Would lte Free
Betty Burnett is the latest applicant
for relief from the fetters of matri
mony. Her husband is Wesley Bur
nett. and both parties live in the vicin
ity of Rock Blnffs. The plaintiff al
leges in her petition that her spouse
has used extreme cruelty toward her,
has called her a "strumpet" and var
ious other pet names, and has failed
to provide for her as a husband should.
She further alleges that she is the
owner of "some chickens, one hog,
four pigs, one heifer and one four-year-old
horse" and prays that she be given
the custody of this collection, along
with suitable alimony and an absolute
The Burnett Divorces.
Mention was made in Saturday's is
sue of The Jcukxal of the filing of
a divorce suit by Betty Burnett against
Wesley Burnett upon the ground of
cruelty. It now develops that the
couple separated some time ago on ac
count of the husband suspecting a too
liberal friendship between bis wife
and a prominent young man of Itock
Bluff. Burnett promises a real racy
trial when the case comes on for hear
ing and vows that be will make life a
weary burden for Betty and her festive
lad by exposing all the facts.
J. II. ThraBher received Friday
the copy of a paper issued by the regi
mental association of the 19th Illinois,
in which regiment be served Uncle
Sam during the late war. It contains
a cut of the regimental monument
erected on the battlefield of Chica
mauga, together with a list of the
killed and wounded of its number in
that battle. It is a souvenir of which
Mr. Thrasher will ever be proud.
A new business bouse is to be opened
in town shortly. Hulbert Goodwin, of
Hiawatha, Kas., has brought a stock
of goods to town and will probably
open the same in the east room of the
Anheuser-Busch block. The establish
ment will be known as the " Wonder."
There is room for more.
THE CITY IS SUED.
I Water Company Commences An Ac
tion to Recover 83,937.50-
RETURN DANCE TO THE LADIES
Wnttrruiaii'H Hall the Scene of a Merry
Throuj of the Ullte ot I'lattsuiouth
fcoctery Other Ilannenlix9
A round the Town.
The Water Company Sue.
Monday afternoon Judge Chap
man filed in the United States district
court the petition in the long ex
pected water company suit against the
city. The plaintiff is represented to
be II. M. Plumer, and he claims to be
the owner of the claim for $3,937.50.
The petition alleges a transfer of
the account from the company to
Plumer. Mr. Plumer is quite well
known iu this city, having been here
on- business a number of times.
II is residence is in Rochester. X. H.
The case is the outgrowth of the al
leged failure of the company to fur
uish water up to the contract and
also failing to keep the fire pressure up
to the con rstct. The city council has
been refusing to allow the claims for
the last nine months and will make a
The Return Dunce.
A week or so aco the young ladies of
this city gave their initial leap year
dancing party to their young gentle
men friends, and Monday evening a
return dance wasgiveu at Waterman's
hall. Tie affair was a decided social
success aud the uierry throng waltzed
to the charming music of the Tuxedo
Mandolin club until atter. twelve
o'clock. The party terminated in a
grand banquet at the Hotel Ililey.
Those present were the following:
Messrs. and Mesdames Logan Brown,
A. L Coleman, August Rheinhackel,
Misses Kose llyers, Lu:u Jeist, Miss
Snivel of Crete, Bertha Nitka, Ida
Hoeck, Delia Tartsch, Minnie White,
Florence White, Annie Sullivan, Ma
bie Unruh, Jeanette Baliance, Menota
Eikenbary, Hattie Sullivan, Clara
Green. .Mamie Sullivan, Mabel Swear
ingen, Tidoill of Crete, Wilson of
Mankato. Minn.. Minnie Sharp, Dor:t
Swearingen, Mvrtle Leviugs and
Grace Walker, and Messrs. Chas. Sul
livan, Carl Fricke, Frank Leving.
John Schulhof, .Harry Green, John
Lnngston and Frank Baliance of Have
lock, Dr. W. B. Elster. Le Atwood.
Henry Snyder, Henry Tartseh, Chas.
Vallery, Will Hyers. Frank White.
Henry Goos, Henry Weidmann, Kay
Waterman, Ray Wiles, Frank Wiles,
Clyde Drew, and Sum Patterson of
A Satl Affliction.
The many friends of Mrs. E. E.
Hilton will be sorry to learn that fail
ing health with whicti she has been
afflicted for some time culminated
Sunday in a very violent attack which
necessitated the attendance of phy
sicians. Her reason was discovered
to be impaired, and a hearing before
the insanity commission developed
this fact. Sheriff iiolloway, accom
panied by Mesdames II. B. Windham
and Ida Waggoner took the unfortu
nate lady to Lincoln yesterday morn
ing. The family have the sincere sym
pathy of the community in their sad
affl ction. and Mrs. Hilton's recovery
will be Loped for by all.
Wummi'K Club Notice.
Members of the Woman's club are
requested to note the change of date
for next meeting fiom Friday, Feb.
21. to Saturday, Feb 22, at 7:30 o'clock
sharp. Each member is requested to
make a special effort to attend this
meeting, as a splendid program has
been arranged. The executive board
is requested to meet promptly at T p. m.
The county superintendent, as
sisted by Miss Alice Wilson, is holding
his monthly examination of those who
desire a license to "teach the young
idea how to shoot." Those being ex
amined are Nellie Chalfant, Union;
Alice Lewis, S. demons Bruner, Will
Bailey. Plattsmouth , Fannie Living
ston, Ida Bombak, Louisville; Bella
Bollenbeck, Weeping Water; Mary
Hanlon. Waveily; Adah Draper, My
nard;T. W. Faugbt, G. Grace Wiles
Fou Sale Good, second-hand two
chair barber outfit cheap.
Address, Kuhney Bros.,
Dr. Marshall, Graduate DENT
IST, Fitzgerald block.
DEATH OF II KN 11 Y KIRKIIAM.
Henry Kirkarn, father of the local
editor of Ttje Journal, of this city,
diedat 11:30 a. m. Saturday of erysip
elas of bone in the foot, after an ill
ness of some weeks. His age was
seventy-two years and ten months.
He was born in Maidley parish, Shrop
shire, England, April 24, 1S23. Came
to America in 1844 and located at
Danville, Peun., where he married
Miss Jane Brent in 1S4S, and lived
there about ten years. He went to
California in 3850 and worked in the
gold mines about a vear. He then
came back to the "states" and settled
in Brunswick, Mo., residing there four
years. He also resided at Chatfield
Minnesota, three years and at Silver
Bovt , Idaho, five years, and then came
to Plattsmouth, where he resided for
the past twenty-six years.
Mr. Kirkham was the father of
seven children six boys and a girl-
three sons of whom are living, to-wit:
Henry II. of Denver, and John E. and
Hart. L. of this city.
Deceased was a man of character,
was known and recognized for his
st net honesty arid integrity of pur
po.se. lie was not ambitious to appear
prominent, but. was a quiet, orderly
citizen, devoted to his wife and
children, and was highly esteemed as
a neighb or and friend bv all his ac
l,nil ut KeAt .
All that was mortal of the remains
of the late Henrv Kirkham were laid
awav in the grave at Oak Hill ceme
tery on Monday afternoon. Services
were held at St. Luke's church, of
which deceased was a membei, at 2:30
o'clock, Rev. II. B. Burgess officiating,
in th presence of a large congregation.
Mr. Burgess delivered a sermon of
m.jch p iwer and effect, basing his re
marks on Matt, oth and 3d. Blessed
are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the
Kingdom of Heaven," applying the
text to the deceased, whose character,
he said was an exemplification thereof.
The choir sang "Rock of Ages," and
several other appropriate hymns, and
at the completion of the services the
friends were permitted to take a last
look at the remains, and then the pro
cession of carriages took up its march
for the cemetery. The Episcopal ser
vice for the burial of the dead were
performed at the grave.
The nail-bearers were: Messis Isaac
Cecil, Herman Ilerold. Win. Baliance.
J.Kepple, R.bt. Sherwood and John
A Monument to Lincoln.
At the recent meeting of the G. A.
R. Nebraska department encampment
a resolution was adopted endorsing
and commending a monument set on
foot at Lincoln for the erection of a
heroic statue of Abraham Lincoln to
be placed on the capitol grounds at
Lincoln, the funds to be raised by
popular subscription. To this end
John Currie, a Lincoln artist and
monument builder, has undertaken to
raisr the required amount of money,
and will also carve the statue, from a
life-size model he has already made.
The movement has the endorsement
of Gov. Holcomb and all the state
officers, and Mr. Currie is now in this
city taking contributions for the fund.
The marble for the monument some
forty tons has been contributed from
the Kuoxvilie, Tenn.. quarries, and
three lines of railroads have donated
the freipht from Knoxville to Lincoln.
The Turner Dance.
At the Waterman hall last Satur
day evening the Turners gave a de
lightful mask ball. The attendance
was very large and an exceedingly
delightful time was had. A very nice
sum was realized from the proceeds.
It is rumored that the B. fc M. is
contemplating purchasing the St.
Joseph & Grand Island, in which
event they will run over the Grand
Island track from Endicott to Fair
bury and then either lease the Rock
Island or build from Fairbury to
Thompson, where they will strike
their own line again. In case this is
done, the track between Endicott and
Thompson will be taken up.
Card of Thank.
. The undersigned desire to express
their heartfelt thanks for the many
acts of kindness extended to them dur
ing the illness and at the funeral of
the late Henry Kirkham.
Mrs. H. Kirkham and Sons.
Sheriff Iiolloway is putting on more
style than any of the county officials.
His cflTce has been nicely papered all
over, and presents a very neat appear
ance. The sheriff, however, paid for
this luxury out of his own pocket.
Chas. Richey and May Dutton United
In the B nds of Matrimony.
COULDN'T WORK THE LANDLORD
Jini Woodson Goes After a Man and iet
His Vest In "Lieu of Twenty-li ve
Cents Other Local llappen
Injjs of Interent-
Charles A. Richey and Miss Mae
Dutton were united in marriage at the
Presbyterian church at. 3:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Dr. Baird offi
ciating. The ceremony was performed
in the presence of a large number of
relatives and friends of the contract
ing parties. The church was tastefully
decorated witn lilies of the valley, roses
and ferns. Promptly at the appointed
hour the wedding party reached the
church and marched up the aisle to
the beautiful strains of the Mendel-
i i.i.- .
asuuu weuuiug marcn, ana upon
arriving at the altar were .united in
marriage after the impressive formula
of the Presbyterian church. After the
ceremony the party entered carriages
and were immediately taken to the B.
& M. depot, where they boarded the
train for their future home at Louis
ville. Will Hyers acted as groomsman.
and Miss May Patterson as brides
maid. The ushers were Dave Hawks-
worth, Frank Richey and Ed. Dutton.
The bride is the accomplished daugh
ter of the late S. W. Dutton, and is
one of Plattsmouth's most popular
young ladies. She is also a graduate
of the high school.
The groom is a son of ex-Mayor
Richey, and is a young man of excel
lent character. He is at present en
gaged in the lumber and coal business
at Louisville, this county, and the
happy couple will make that place their
The Journal's heartiest congratu
lations are extended to Mr. and Mrs.
Took His Vest For Security.
J. M. Woodson evidently profitted
by his recent experience with the fel
low who beat him out of a board bill.
fuesday a young man registered at
his hostelry as "H.J. Bomar, Oma
ha." He said he was a sign-painter
and was workinc over on Vine street.
He said he was at present without
funds, but had considerable baggage
at the depot. On the strength of this
talk he secured dinner, promising to
pay for it that evening, which he did
not do. Mr. "Woodson, accompanied
by Officer Fitzpatrick, hunted the man
up that night and he was forced to
leave his vest with the hotel proprietor
as security for the 25 cents. Bomar
also "worked" the Perkins house and
Goos hotel for a meal, after makine
the same "spiel."
A Narrow Escape.
George Poisall came very near losing
a good team of horses yesterday after
noon, rue team was engaged in naul-
ng ice from the river, and one of the
mrses commenced crowding the other.
the result being that both animals
were precipitated into the water.
which is about fifteen feet deep at
that place. The harness was cut from
the horses, and, with the assistance of
another team, the animals were finally
hauled out of danger. Beyond a good
ducking, they suffered no injury, but
t was fortunate that assistance was at
band, else Mr. Poisal would be minus
a good team of horses.
In District Court.
Francis C. Faulkner, assignee, Con
necticut River bavings bank of
Charlestown, N. C, vs. II. W. Gilbert,
et el., petition in foreclosure, was
R. W. Goodwin vs. Amasa Haskins,
et al., petition in foreclosure, also
Albert Abel Heard From.
Sheriff Holloway received a letter
this morning from St. Joe, Mo., in
forming him that Albert Abel, the
horse-thief who escaped from the
county jail here several months ago,
had been arrested at that place,
charged with stealing a horse and
Water Work for Havelock.
The special election at Havelock
yesterday, to vote $5,000 bonds for the
construction of a system of water
works, resulted in the proposition car
rying by a vote of 93 to "2.
Tom Parmele came down from
Louisville yesterday to attend the
PERSONAL, POLITICAL AND PERTINENT.
The long-waged war at the insti
tute lor the blind at Nebraska City
has been, at least temporarilv, called
J off by the resignation of Superintend
ent Johnson. Prof. W. A. Jones of
Hastings was appointed to Eucceed
Johnson. It is hinted that Gov. IIol-
comb requested the Iatter's resigna
Mr. Sam Heller, of Raleigh, N. C,
knowing that there was no limit to
the weight of first-class mail packages,
ordered a box of shoes, weighing 125
pounds, sent to him by mail with only
a two-cent stamp affixed. There were
on the box when it arrived $40 worth
of postage due stamps. There were
fifty of the denomination of 50 cents,
for which he says he can ob
tain from dealers $1.25 each, and fifty
of 30 cents, worth 75 cents each; so by
this calculation he made $00. Atlanta
An exchange warns housewives to
be on the lookout for a swindler who
comes around to repair sewing ma
chines. He begins work and when you
don't notice it he takes a piece out and
substitutes a broken one. . Then he
will call your attention to the broken
part and .get your permission to repair
it. He then polishes and puts back
the piece he took from your machine
and charges one dollar and upward for
the deception he has practiced upon
you. Keep your shotgun handy for
The city council at Hastings, Neb.,
is having trouble with the gas com
pany at that place and becauie the
city council won't allow, the aforesaid
gas company to filch from the citizens
at the rate of $2.25 per thousand feet,
for gas, the aforesaid company pro
posed to close down its plant on twelve
hours' notice. The citizens at once
subscribed money sufficient to put in a
new plant and take their franchise,
and now the company has concluded
that it will not close down for a little
while at least. This is a bluff like the
water company will try on our citizens
some day and they will fiDd that it
will work no better here than at Hast
ings. Nebraska City News.
The Vanderbilts and other members
of the New York four hundred have
been divorcing and marrying around
in such a manner as to make it impos
sible for a learned judge to tell what
relation will exist between the off
spring of the divorced people when
they get through divorcing.
Up in Plattsmouth, M. D. Polk, of
the News, is trying to learn to ride a
bicycle, and the neighbors complained
that he falls so hard as to disturb them,
wnne practicing at three o'clock each
morning, and the marshal has ordered
him to practice off of the front streets,
so as not to ruin the paving. Nebraska
Alex Schlegel, draughtsman in the
land commissioner's office at Lincoln,
was in the city a short time yesterday.
tie is the man who found a quarter
section of unclaimed government land
a few miles from Lincoln a couple of
years ago. He has since proved up on
the claim, and a few weeks ago re
ceived his patent. Fremont Herald.
Clerk of the Court Taggart has re
ceived an order from Judge Ramsey
adjourning the term of district court
which was to be held in this city com
mencing next Monday for two weeks,
or until March 2d. The illness of the
judge is the cause given. Nebraska
Persons wishing letters to go
through the mails in a hurry should
always write "in haste" in the lower
left hand corner of the envelope. Then
everybody connected with the postal
service jumps around lively. The
sta-ge driver whips his horses into a
brisk trot, the postmaster dances a jig
and the route agent pushes forward
and tells tho engineer to pull the
throttle open and let her go. Ex.
Mrs W. A. Swearingen and son Tom
came out from Plattsmouth Thursday
for a visit with her parents. She is
just recovering from a very severe sick
spell. Elmwood Leader.
During Lent there will be services
Wednesday and Friday evenings of
each week at the Presbyterian church.
The service on Wednesday evenings
will be in the shape of a short lecture
by the pastor, Rev II. B. Burgess.
Every one is cordially invited to at
tend these services.
F'arm loans made at lowest rates.
J T. II. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank,
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