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VOL. 15. NO. 13.
PIATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, MARCH 1), 1896.
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THE DAY'S DOINGS
What People Are Doing and Saying
Around the Town.
IS CHARGED w ITH ADULTERY.
A Kidnt of Weeping Wat r t relet d Id
the ounty Jmil Ktir Failing to l
nerve the Trnih Comniand
m. lit Other Note.
liound tfr For Adultery.
Sheriff Hollowa came in from
We 'ping Wt:er last Friday, bavin,
in custody Hezekiah Elliott, a man
Mtut fort) -five years of age, charged
with aduietry. The woman will
whom E liott had been intimate was
Mrs. J. I. Looker.
The preliminary was held in Jut
tice Barnett's court and was com
menced at eight o'clock Thursda
morning and concluded at six o'clock
that evening. The case is said to Ik
a most disgusting one, and Elliott'
intimate tela' ions with the Lookei
woman w as the cause of breaking ut
two oniv happy homes Elliott's wife
and children left him some time ago.
and are now residing in St. Joe, Mo.
County Attorney Polk says that be
never conducted a case where so much
bittt-rness wh manifested against lh
defendant in this one, and. had tin
pris ner not been bound over to tb
ditrict r urt, violence would have
probably been done him b) the in
dignant cir zens of Weeping Water.
Waiting For 1 orn to Go L'p.
All the western railroad men have
about given up hope of any gieat
movement of corn before the month of
May. O: course, any advance in the
price, say 5 cents per bushel, would
siart the cribbed corn to market in
volume, bm there seems to be little
pio.-pect ot a rise in prices The
consumption of corn in the Uutteo
States by men. animals and distilleries
i. Approximate! , o.nOO.000 bushels
daih . or l.oOo 000.000 bushels a month.
At this ra e ot consumption, together
vi!h exports, corn must move befoie
loug. If it does not, the price will go
up and thai will start it. The grangei
roads ate auxi usl awaiting ibi
movemeut. for their estimates of
revenue from this source have been
Sadly at variance ' ith the facts so far
Drath if Mrs Wm. Lndvrig.
A copy of the Dailv Courier, of
Auburn. Ind gives the details of the
dealh.a! that place, on March 3. ot
Mrs Anna Farthing Ludwig, a sistei
of J L Farthing of this city. The
deceased ladj was born in Rock Bluffs
precinct, Cass county. Neb, June 18
1G71. and was married on Sept 29.1S99,
to Wiliiam Ludwig Mr. and Mrs.
Ludw g lemoved to Auburn in 1S91,
and have resided there ever since.
She was one of a family of nine chil
dren, all of whom, excepting one
brother. J. L.. of this city, including
father arm mother, piectded her in
deatt, consumption being the cause.
The husband and one son survive her.
The funeral occurred March 5.
suiiw In braoka.
Last Fridays Burlington weather
report shows snow throughout Ne
braska wilh the exception of in a few
river tier counties The stations re
porting snow are Holdrege. Red Cloud
McCook, Republican, Arapahoe, Ben
kleman. R ivenna. Broken Bow. Dud
nu g. Seneca. Wi: num. Crawford. Ash
land. Loup Cit . Crete. Burcbard, and
the Bla k Hills, Wyoming and the
Montai.a districts The snow in the
western p tri f tlie state is from one
to three mchsin depth World-Herald.
T , Indfed!
PiHttsmout n agaiu has her hopes
trifled with b the report that a new
B A: M. ep -t will be erected thert
this summer, and the Echo trusts that
these ma not find the waste basket
with the former b a-ied anticipations
A new dei-t is much needed at Platts
tuouth. Eimwood Echo.
Advertise in The Jouknal.
The Anaconda (Mont) Standard
employs a special train to carry its
newspapers from Anaconda to Butte
every rooming. The locomotive is
entire!) new, and ever thing about it
liandl-d by air. The publishers ef the
Siand rd tn-lirve theirs is the only
train of its kind west ot the Missouri
river. Th run is thirn miles.
llrlng in Your Wood.
W id will te taken af this o ffice in
p ;n ' - I'D' fine ll-e WEEKLY
A Couple ot Kplvi Suits.
Justice Archer Wii8 busy Saturday
listening to the details of a couple of
replevin suits, resulting from the old
Canning company litigation. Fred
Herrmann and Henry Ilemple were,
unfortunately, stockholders in the
defunct Plattsmouth Canning com
pany, and a piano belonging to Mrs
Herrmann and the coal yards the
property of Mrs Hempel, were levied
upon by Sheriff Holloway to satisfy a
judgment rendered against the stock
holders for a sum of money. Ad ac
tion in replevin was commenced in
each case to restrain the sheriff from
taking possession of the property. In
the Herrmann case the action was dis
missed, at the defendant's cost.
The plaintiff in the Hempel cast
avers that the coal yaids property was
mrned over to Mrs. Hempel some time
ago in payment of a debt of $700.
which amount Mr. Hempel had bor
rowed from his wife prior to the judg
ment rendered against him in the
Canning compan matter. A decision
will be made in this case next Saturday.
Ar Pleated Wlih Judge KauiMy
Judge B. S. Ramsey will adjourn
ourt for this term tomorrow at noon.
He will convene court for Cass count)
at Plattsmouth mondy morning. The
decisions at the present term w ere fail
and just and in every way sati
factory to all. It is nice to have a
judge that is thus, and every member
f the bar is treated fairly and wit I.
qul justice. The judge is all tb'
he News said that he would be and
lis newly made friends during this
term of court are highU pleased with
the dignity with which he fills the of
Ge to which he was elected. Ne
braska City News.
Many Hoincseeker Kxpected.
W. D. Pruitt, an immigration agen:
who has been working in the interests
of the bouueseekers' excursions into
Nebraska and Kansas, writes to Bur-
ington headquarters that the pros
pectin the eas. for a lively movement
this way during the coming spring is
exceeding bright. He thinks that the
people of Nebraska will be surprised
.t the large number of homes ekerr
who will come to the state between
now and April 1. Most of the immi
grants, he thinks, will come from Il
linois. Indiana and Ohio Bee.
Jott mm Was Predicted.
During the present, the initial term
of court by Hon. B S Ramsey in this
count) forty-five cases were cleared off
the docket. Of this number thirty
our were equity , four law and seven
were criminal cases The Otoe count)
bar and the p-ople are highly pleased
ith Judge Ramsey, and the new
judge will receive the cordial and un
prejudiced support of all concerned
Nebraska City Press.
A Grand Hall and Entertainment,
Will be given by the D. of II lodge at
Cedar Creek, Neb., Mar. 27tb and 2Stb.
At the entertainment March 27 h a
beautiful silk quilt will be raffled off
at twenty -five cents a number, and
twenty yards of fine rag carpet will be
sold at. auction. The proceeds are to
go into a relief fund to be expended
for the benefit of sick members as
occasion requires. The members of
neighboring lodges and their friends
are cordially invited to be present and
spend a pleasant evening with us.
Geo. R Sayles.
Recorder D. of II.
Editing a paper, sajs the DeKalb
(III.) Chronicle, is a nice business It
we publish a joke, people say we are
rattle-headed. If we don't, we're an
old fossil If we publish original mat
ter, they say we don't give 'em enough
selections. If we give 'em selections,
we are too lazy to write. If we give a
man a "puff," we are partial. If we
compliment the ladies, the men are
jealous; if we don't, we're publishing
a paper not fit to make a bustle of.
If we remain in our office, we are too
proud to mingle with the '"common
herd"; if we are on the streets, we are
not attending to our business. If we
wear poor clothes, business is dull; if
we wear good clothes, we do not pay
for 'em Now what shall we do?
Some may say we stole this from an
exchange and we did.
On March 10th, April 7th and 21st,
a d May 5th the B. & M. will sell
tickets to all points in Arizona, Arkan
sas. Indian Territory, Louisiana. Mis
souri. Oklahoma and Texas at one fare
for the round trip, plus $2 00. For !
further information call at the B.& M. !
depot W. L Picket, Agent. '
f r Marshall, Graduate DENT
IST, Fitzgerald block.
A BIG BURLY BRUTE
Chris Houck Gives Another Exhi
bition of Bis Brutal Nature.
HIS PUNISHMENT VERY LIGHT-
Plead a Guilty to Fighting; and Disturbing
the Peace and Gets a Two-Dollar
Fiue DiHtrirt Court Ojieus
For the Murcli Term
Fined Two Dollar.
Early Sunday morning residents
about the corner of Third and Granite
streets were aroused by screams pro
ceeding from the house occupied by
Chris Houck. Joe Lloyd, the engineer,
who was passing at the time entered
the lionise where he found Houck en
gaged in the playful pastime of beat
ing his wife. The brute had his wife
down on the tloor and was rapidly en-
giavinga mapof Cuba on her counten
ance when Llo)d hit him over the eye
and knocked him down. Houck made
Lloyd the object of his attentions then
md compelled him to draw a revolver
to defend imself. Llovd le!t and
called Sheriff Holloway to the scene
when Houck was taken to jail after
making a feint at resistance. Monday
morning Houck was permitted to
lead guilty to disturbing the peace
nd find $2 and costs. He gave ie
-u r ir for his fine, and returned to hi
j d in the shops. This is not the firs'.
ime Houck has indulged in this p!a
ul pastime, and the small fine levied
i pon him is a matter of some surprise.
District 1'ourt touv.uet.
The regular March term of district
court convened Monday morning, with
Judge B. S. Ramsey on the bench.
I'he day was taken up in calling the
docket, hearing motions and setting
dates for trial.
Max Christensen. a native of Swe
den, was granted his fiual naturaliza
tion papers and is now a full fledged
"itizen of the JJnited States.
Wra Luschinsky Monday mude ap
plication for his first naturalization pa
vers Mr. Luschinsky came to America
rom Germany when eighteen years of
ge, but his father died before being
laturalized. William has always
been under the impression that lie was
a citizen of this country, and only
recenth learned of his mistake.
Another M P. Change.
It is reported that, effective next
Sunday, March 22, the Missouri Pa
cific will put on a new time card. The
new change will bring No. 193. 1 lie
north-bound train into this city an
hour earlier, aud 194, the south-bound
train will arrive thirty minuies
earlier. It is also said a shortening of
Time between Kansas City and St.
Louis will be one of the effects of the
ltrmg Your Friends to Nebraska.
The Chicago. Burlington & Quinc
R. R. publish a sixteen-page monthly
illustrated newspaper called the'Corn
Belt," which gives in an interesting
way information about western farm
lands, particularly those in Nebraska.
The regular subscription price is
twenty-five cents per year, but if you
want it sent to any of your friends
living east of the Mississippi river,
send ten cents in stamps for each such
person, giving name and full address
and the paper will be sent for one
year. The B & M. II II R agent
will show you a sample copy of the
paper on request. Help vour state
and induce your friends to immigrate.
Address the Corn Belt. 209 Adams
street, Chicago, 111.
Judge Ramsey of the district bench
returned from Nebraska City Satur
day evening, having closed his term of
court there after a (to him) most
pleasant session, having disposed of
fiftv-five cases during the two weeks
term, to begin the session heie. The
term here promises to be a very busy
one. as there are 138 cases on the
docket, and as the next (or jury term)
opens in Nebraska City on the 13th of
April, he will have his hands full in
disposing of the business in hand be
fore that time. It is evident that
there will be little time for the lawyers
to loaf if they want to assist the court
in pushing their cases through.
Mrs. Matilda Bailey, a widow lady
residing below Nehawka died on Tues
day evening last of lagrip, aged OS
years, and was buried today at the
Van Wyck cemetery
Bennett & Tutt, t he grocers, are pre
pared to fill all orders for BULK and
PXCKAGE GARDEN SEEDS at
prices to suit the times.
Iu District Court.
Judge Ramsey is rapidly pushing
the work of clearing up the docket for
the March term of district" court, and
the following is a list of the most im
portant cases acted upon Monday
Beeson c Root vs. Cass county.
Suit for attorneys' fees. Defendant
given ten days to plead.
John Donelan, receiver, vs. Thos.
M. Howard. On motion to make pe
tition more definite and specific.
Betty Burnett vs. Wesley Burnett.
Decree of divorce granted, as prayed
for, and plaintiff given leave to amend
petition bv st iking out portion there
of. Sarah E. Smith vs. Nelson A. Smith.
Default of defendant entered. Trial
C, B. & Q. R. R Co. vs. Cass county.
Passed until testimony taken upon for
mer trial shall be extended and sub
tnitted to rounsel lor both sides.
1'ioneer Savings and Xioan Co. vs.
W L. aud Tilhe P. Browne. Set for
trial March 2:.
Omaha Loan & Trust Co. vs. W. A
Bald m, administrator. Trial March
II. E Eikenbary, et al., vs. Citizens'
Batik of Plattsmouth. Hearing on
ol jection to report of receiver. Argued
aud submit ted.
Livingston Loan Building Associ
ation vs. W. W. Drummond, et al.
By agreement in open court ordered
thai application for appointment ol
receiver be heard before one of the
judges of the district court of Lan
caster county at time to be agreed up
on. The Tollowing cases were disposed
of in district court Tuesday and yes
Margaret M. Latta vs. Wm. Dull.
Set for trial March 25.
A. J. Seamau vs. J. M. Carter, et al.
S.t for trial March 2o.
Josiah Pec'i vs. E. D. and Ella D.
Jones. Decree as per stipulation on file.
G . D Ilendrix. administrator, vs G.
L. Richards, et al. Motion argued
Thos. Gardner vs. James Gullion.
Argued and continued until March 20
for further argument.
H. D.Travis vs. Cass county. Ac
tion on motion to dismiss appeal. Con
tinued until March 19 for further
John Snfcia vs Sam'l Hathaway, et
h1. Leave granted plaintiff to file
replies to separate answers of C.
Everett, et al , on March 23.
Amelia B. Weston vs. James A.
Fisher, et al. By conseut of plaintiff
in open court, defendants have leave
to file answer instanter, and plaintiff
has leave to reply thereto within seven
Plattsmouth Loan and Building as
sociation vs. Lelia Kalisky, et al. Suit
in foreclosure. Court finds issues in
plntiff's favor in the sum of $420.75.
with nterest Decree accordingly and
premises ordered sold.
Frank E. Johnson, et al.. vs. Anna
B. Reed, etui. Plaintiff has leave to
withdraw replies now on file and to
file other replies on March 24. T.
Frank Wiles appointed guardian ad
litem for Lucile Ueed, infant child.
State of Nebraska vs. Commercial
Bank of Weeping Water. Hearing
on exceptions to report of receiver.
Receiver has until March 27 to make
showing in opposition to exceptions to
report of receiver. Claim of C. C.
Wright will also be heard at this time.
II. E. Eikenbary, et al., vs. Citizens'
bank. Hearing on petition of Lydia
B Todd to have her claim made a pre
ferred one. Argued and submitted.
Rose Hennings vs. Jacob Tritsch,
administrator of estate of Henry Hen
nings deceased. Leave granted plain
tiff to file amended petition.
Ira A. Tinkhara vs. Jos. N. Tink
ham. Application for removal to
federal court. Set for trial March 23.
Omaha Loan and Trust Co. vs. W.
A. Baldwin. Motion to strike out cer
tain items of costs overruled, to which
defendant takes exception
Attorney D. T. Hay den was attend
ing to busines matters at the court
"As a twig is bent so the tree is in
clined," is an old saying, and if some
of the little twigs from six to sixteen
years of age that run on our streets
were bent, over their mothers' knee
aud justice given them, they would in
cline to better bo)s and girls. Ne
braska City News.
Adam Mohr, late of the vicinity of
Cedar Creek has rented a farm near
Papillion and will receive his mail at
that place hereafier, including the; Subscribe for the Weekly Jock
Weekly Journal. I nal $1 per year, if paid in advance.
EACH GET A YEAR.
George Finley and George Dean
Sentenced For Burglary.
BURGLARS AGAIN VISIT EAGLE.
A Couple of Safes Cracked, Hut otMuch
Booty Secured Other Interesting
Local Happenings In and
Given a Year Each.
Geo. Finley and Geo. Dean, the two
young men who were bound over to
the district court several weeks ago,
charged with burglarizing a couple of
farmhouses down near Union, were
taken into district court yesterday
afternoon for trial. Both pleaded
guilty to the charge, and Judge Ram
sey sentenced each to one year's im
prisonment, at hard labor, in the pen
itentiary. Their youthfulness, and
the fact of their pleading guilty and
saving the expense of a trial, did much
toward securing the court's clemency.
Finley gave his age as seventeen
years, and Dean claimed he was
'wenty, and from their looks, they
certainly did not appear to be older.
Safe-Crackers at Eagle.
A dispatch from Eagle, this county,
to the Lincoln Journal says: "This
town was again visited by burglars
last night. Two safes which were un
locked were blown open and searched
for valuables which were not there.
The safes belonged to the Stopher &
Wilkinson Lumber company and Miss
ouri Pacific Railroad company. The
store of Veach and Veannr was en
tered by the front door. Jewelry to
value of $20 or S25 was taken, but
nothing of value from the other places
except 25 cents from the lumbermen.
This makes the second time the rail
road company's safe has been blown
open, the sixth instance of burglaiy in
town in the last year and only one
man in the penitentiary as the result.
The merchants are getting very tired
of it, but the amount of loss and damage
each time does not justify much ex
Dense in detecting the guilty."
Sheriff Holloway, when asked what
steps had been taken towards going
after the burglars, said that he had
not yet received any notification of
the affair. The people oat there, in
stead of notifying the sheriff at once
usually leave that important thing
until nearly all chances of capturing
the criminals is lost.
He Hold the Skunk Helt.
From Mr. Nelse Overton, who re
sides five miles south of the city, the
News learns that John Elrod killed in
one hole thirty-nine full grown skunks
one day this week. How there came
to be so many in one place is hard to
explain, but Mr. Elrod seems to be an
expert hunter in that line, for during
this winter he has captured and killed
enough skunks to try out forty quarts
of their highly scented but valuable
oil and has a large load of their hides
which he has cured and will sell in the
spring. This is the largest capture of
skunks that has ever been made in
this state in one day, and as a skunk
hunter Mr. Elrod holds the belt.
Strange as it may seem Mr. Elrod has
never as yet in his hunting these
pesky little brutes ever received a
showerfrom their perfume sack. The
News suggests that the legislature
next winter pass an act entitling this
gentleman to a pension on the ground
of not only bravery but for being a
public benefactor. Nebraska City
Like other warlike nations Japan
is giving particular attention to naval
construction. Doring the next seven
years it will spend about 860.000.000 in
new warships and docks, and this in
addition to the two large battle-ships
that are nearing completion. The
purpose is to build a navy equal to
the combined squadrons of other
countries on the Pacific station. Japan
maintains over fifty ships, manned by
15,000 men,atacostof less than $4,000,
000 a year, but how this economy is
managed is a puzzle to other navy de
partments. County Judge Si-urlock last Sunday
united in marriage Mr. John M. Ruby,
of Eight Mile Grove precinct, and
Miss Luvennie M. Wedsworth, of this
vicinity. The ceremony occurred at
the residence of the bride's mother,
Mrs Greene, northwest of this city.
Farm loans made at lowest rates.
T. II. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank.
McKinley Club Organized.
Waterman hall was about half filled
last eveningly a gathering of McKin
ley braves, and a few spectators, the
object being to organize a Platts
mouth McKinley club. Col. Polk
of the News called the meeting
to order, and proceeded to
read a list of some two hundred names
of republicans, and one or two hereto
fore democrats,wbo had pledged them-
J selves to support Major McKinley for
Col. Polk announced that the first
thing on the program would be
the selection of a president for the
club. Horatio N. Dovey, who wants
to represent this district at the na
tional convention, was nominated for
that position, and his election was
made unanimous. Mr. Dovey ac
cepted with becoming modesty, stat
ing that he appreciated the honor of
being elected president of a club
"named after the next president of
the United States." C. D. Eads was
named as secretary, bui declined, and
C. II. Smith was then duly installed in
that place. W. G. Reefer and F. P.
Brown were elected vice presidents by
acclamation. Speeches were then call
ed for and Mayor Newell, in response
to a request, mounted the platform de
termined to square himself before that
crowd, and told the audience how
much he loved McKinley. lie also
nad a tender feeling for General Man
dersou, but thought that gentleman's
chances for securing the nomination
did not warrant the Nebraska dele
gation in supporting him. His re
murb.s were loudlv applauded. Some
one called upon Hon. R. B. Windham
for a speech and that gentleman re
sponded in a very eloquent plea for
the people of this state to "stand up
for Nebraska." He said his name
was not upon the McKinley club list
because his views differed from the
others. He was as great an admirer
of the Ohio statesman as any'man, but
believed in giving a Nebraska man
the first preference, especially when
that man has as clean a political
record as any other republican that
could be named. He wanted the del
egation from this state to go down to
St. Louis solid for Manderson, and if
that gentlemen was not in the race,
then the delegates could give McKin
ley their undivided support. He be
lieved this plan would not effect Mc
Kinley's chances for securing the
nomination in the least. lie "believed
the state owed its support to Mander
son, as a compliment to a most em
inent and worthy citizen, if for no
other reason. His first choice was
Manderson, and McKinley was his
second. Mr. "Windham's speech,
although the most logical and
sensible one made, did not
strike a very popular chord
with the McKinleyites, and some of
them who had called upon him for a
speech were evidently "sorry that they
spoke." S. M. Chapman, however,
poured enough oil on the troubled
spirits of the audience to revive the
enthusiasm, and, incidentally, made a
few vicious lunges at Wm. J.Bryan,
whom he alluded to as a"demogogue."
He said the people wanted "protec
tion" and not free silver, and stated
that Mr. Bryan had "done more to
bring about the present hard times
than any man west of the Missouri
river." He was careful, however, not
to prove how ho had done this, but
was willing to let it rest on his bare
Mr. Keefer moved to adjourn until
next Wednesday evening, at which
time Col. Polk said he would have
some prominent speakers here from
Lincoln. While the meeting was
breaking up, Col. G. F. Stanley Burton
discovered that the appointment of a
treasurer had been overlooked, and S.
P. Holloway was selected to take care
of the coin, and the McKinley braves
wended their way homeward, loudly
proclaiming the virtues of their idol.
The harness business is so brisk with
August Gorder that he is compelled to
keep three men at the bench, and has
three weeks' work ahead of him
already ordered. He says he don't
know whether it wa3 advertising in
TnE Journal that brought it or not,
but thinks the old-fashioned, oak
tanned leather he uses, had something
to do with it. He don't pretend to
know how his customers would have
found out about the oak -tanned
leather, however, if he hadn't told
them about it through The Journal.
So it must be the paper, after all, but
somehow' or other, orders for new har
ness come in almost daily, and he is
pushed to fill them as he never was be
fore. He is getting desperate, and
says he'll put in a dozen men if neces
sary to keep up with his work.
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