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"BE JUST AND FEAR NOT."
PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 14. 18.
IF PA1X IN ADVANCE.
VOL. 15. SO. 21.
THE DAY'S DOINGS
What the People In and Aronnd
Plattsmouth Are Doing.
NIPPED A GOOD IIOLL OF MONEY.
A fiuk Thir l-.nttr. the llouie uf
Chief Iluuu ami l-;xtn- Thirty-five
Oollar From Uii "'" oct
ets There i No Clue.
Sueak Tliisves at Work.
Ex-Chief of Police Dunn is poorer
today to the extent uf $05.05 iu cold,
clammy cash. Thursday morning at
about half-past nine o'clock he was
working out in the ard at his home
on Hock street between Eighth and
Ninth, his wife being absent from the
bouse at the time. About a half hour
later he went into the house
and changed his working trousers for
his best ones. He then discovered that
the pcckets had been 'touched" and
$33 in bills and a nickel in coin taken.
Mr. Dunn notified the police and as
sisted himself in making a diligent
search for a clue as to the location of
the thief. It was ascertained at the
fe rry ; that a stranger had crossed to
the Iowa side a little while before, and
that he clamined he only had a nickel.
This led the searchers to believe that it
was their mnu who had crossed, as the
circumstances would indicate that he
did not want to "break" one of the
bills to pay the required fare across on
the ferry. The party followed the
stranger some distance over into Iowa,
but were unable to find him.
A Diabolical Scheme.
The News is informed, and it con
siders the information from a reliable
source, that a goodly number of re
publicans of Oloe and Lancaster
counties are at work on a echeme
wlereby Otoe county is to betaken
out of the judicial district with Cass
eouuty and placed in that of Lancaster
county. This will be. of course, done
to kuojk out Judre Ramsey aid place
this county under one of the judges
from Lancaster county. The scheme
is beinr quietly fostered by several re
publicans iu this county and a number
from Lancaster, the latter hoping that
judicial lightning may strike them.
The democrats as well as the honest
republican who oppose sucu a move
should be careful whom they send to
the legislature this fall so that noth
ing of this kind may be done, for Otoe
cmnty will never, under such a com
bination, have a judge, unless the
republicans trade for the same, which
some ot them are already willing to
trade almost anything for. A little
precaution on the part of the con
ventions as to whom they nominate
will have a great deal to do in killing
this little scheme. Nebraska Citj
Kt-M 11 '" Immediate Attention.
The well in West Oak Hill cemetary
should be sunk several feet deeper and
enlarged at the bottom. It is under
stood that it is impossible to obtain
any water whatever from this well in
its present condition, a3 it is nearly
dry. This is a matter the council
should attend to at once. The hot
winds of the past few days have nearly
killed off the grass on the cemetery
Jots out there, and they should be
watered every night. To do this now
it is necessary to carry the water from
the well in the old cemetary, adistance
of about three blocks.
Special Electiou Called.
In compliance with the petition
signed by the EUbt Mile Grove voters
asking that a special election be called
in that precinct for the purpose of vot
ing $4,000 bonds to defray half the ex
pense of building a wagon bridge
across the Platte river at Cedar Creek
the commissioners Thursday aftemoon
decided to grant the prayer of the pe
titioners. The special election is ac
iiordingir called for June 6th, 1896.
A reception was tendered Rev. Fred
Warren and wife, who are visiting in
the city Friday evening at the home of
the former's mother, Mrs. R. D
Jilount, on x.ast fearl street. A very
enjoyable time is reported, and Prof.
Waldemar Reck and little Mjss Maggie
barren played seme excellent violin
selections. ice reirespmenis were
peryed during the evening.
jtfpeafcing of advertising not pa) ing
the Texas Siftings says: "We never
knew but one case where advertising
did not pay. A burglar overlooked
$70 in a bureau drawer, and the paper
so announced. He returned the next
nieht and not only secured it but a
suit of clothes besides.
Gour After a UurgUr.
! From Tuesday's Daiiy.
i Sheriff HoIIoway went to Lincoln
ou the fast mail this afternoon, where
he will secure requisition papers from
Gov. Ilolcomb to the governor of Colo
rado for the return to the state of a
man named John T. Ryan, wanted in
this city for burglary. Sheriff IIollo
way received word today from the
Denver authorities stating that Ryan
had been arrested there for assault
and battery and would be held until
his arrival. The description sent the
sheriff tallies exactly with Ryan's,
and the sheriff will depart for Denver
on No. 3 tonight from Lincoln.
Ryan is the man who, about three
years ago, entered the room of one of
the girls employed at the Goos hotel,
and stole her pocket book. The girl,
however, held the man until an officer
arrived and arrested him. He was
tried and convicted, but managed to
escape from the jail before being
sentenced. While in jail an insane
man, who was also confined therein,
made an assault on Ryan with a knife,
and succeeded in cutting three gashes
in his scalp. Dr. Cook, who dressed
the wounds drew a rough sketch of
the head, showiDg the scars, and this
has been kept on "ice" here since his
escape, in tne letter ieceieu uum
ie Denver authorities is a sketch
similar to the one made here, and
there is probably no doubt but that
the right man is arrested.
Creditable to the Town.
The Printer's Auxiliary, a monthly
magazine published by the Western
Newspaper Union, Omaha, which is a
recognized authority throughout the
west, publishes the following in this
"Speaking of Plattsmouth publica
tions, as the Auxiliary did in a late
issue, it is reminded that Tne Daily
Journal is the old-time publication
of the ritv. It has been doing busi
ness there almost from the time there
was any business to be done, and is
still on the ground appearing six days
in the week, fully and completely at
tending to all things pertaining to a
tvfll conducted newsoarer. This is
the publication so long conducted by
C. W. Sherman, but the paper is now
and has been for some time in the
hand3 of Kirkham, Renfer & Wise.
The firm is made up of practical men,
and they are active and energetic in
the work of giving to the people of
Plattsmouth a daily every way credit
able to one of Nebraska's oldest and
most prosperous cities.".
Henry Gering thinks it isn't a bit
funnv to have a rustv nail run into
Don't say anything cross to the
housekeepers this week. It is house-
It is pretty near the time for some
bov to be drowned. The river is
nearly warm enough to swim in.
It is said that all the charms of in
creased trade in his new place up
street don't repay Ren Elson for the
pain he experiences in separating from
his accustomed penuchle haunt down
Farm Sold For a Song.
From Saturday's Daily.
Rert Wheeler, special master in
chancery for the U. S. circuit court at
Omaha, was in the city today and sold
a 100-acre farm, situated in Tipton
precinct, for $3,750. The property
was bid in by a representative of the
Connecticut Loan and Savings com
pany, which concern holds a first and
second mortgage against the farm
aggregating $4,117.83. Rert is also
court reporter in the L. S. circuit
court, and his many friends here will
be pleased to know that be has an ex
A Creditable Showing:.
It will be cheerful news to the peo
ple of Cass county to know that the
poor of the county are in better eir-
cumstances nqw than they irere a.year
ago. A perusal of the records at the
county clerk's office reveals tbe fact
that for the month of April, 1S95, tbe
commissioners allowed $511.34 for the
care of the county's poor, while for the
same month this year that figure was
reduced to S4oy y, ana an tne poor
were amply looked after, top.
Claus Brekenfeld of the Cedar Creek
... -- . ...
mills, was in town a short time to
day. He says that about forty feet of
II. C. McMaken & Son's dam. went out
yesterday evening from tbe weight of
the water above it. He says that no
dam built of dirt, twenty-four feet
high, can hold such a body of water
as accumulated behind that one. The
damage will amount to several bun
Advertise in Tee Journal.
Were Well Attended In Spite of the
THEY KISSED AND MADE UP.
Mm. May Manila, Formerly lies
Lathrop. of This City. Will He Ite
uiarried to Her Husband
Some Other News.
Notwithstanding the storm yester
day afternoon, a large number or
ladies attended the Kensington tea at
the elegant home of Mrs. T. II. Pol
lock on North Eighth street. The
pouring rain rather had a tendency to
make the handsomely-decorated par
lors appear all the more cheerful and
inviting, and a most delightful after
noon was spent. The entertainment
was decidedly original, the guests par
ticipating in a game entitled "Initial
Quizes." Each one was provided with
a neat program, on which was printed
thirty phrases, the first letter of each
word formjDK the initial of some cele-
brated author or poet. Mrs. i . L.
Wtite succeeded in naming all tbe
phrases, and was accordingly awarded
the honors. During the afternoon
dainty refreshments were served in the
dining room, and a very enjoyable
Kensington was concluded.
A IMeasaut Ke-ejtion.
Yesterday the elements conspired to
frustrate the attendance of the one
hundred ladies who were invited to the
reception at Mrs. J. G. Richey "a, but
conspired largely in vain. In the
midst of a veritable deluge the car
riages rolled up to the door and de
posited their fair burdens.
Once within doors the scene was
like fairy land. The reception hall
was decorated with roses and ferns in
lavish profusion. Miss Dora 1-ricke
and Miss Verna Leonard presided over
the punch bowl and served each guest
with strawberry ice.
In the parlor the hostess received
assisted by Mrs. V. V. Leonard, Mrs.
II. N. Dovey and Mrs. James Herold.
The parlor was beautiful with
maiden hair ferns and locust blossoms,
the hearth of the fire place represent
ing a woodland dell.
The library was decorated wholly
with ferns every niche and corner hold
ing a vase of the delicate plants. The
hearth imitated a palm garden with
maiden-hair for palm.
No effort had been spared to make
the dining room all that could be de
sired, the curtains, sideboards and
chandeliers were draped with vines
and yellow roses.
A dainty standing lunch was served
from a snowy table, in the center of
which was a lake on whose clear sur
face water li Hies and swans appeared
Music from an unseen source added
its charm to the scene.
The Misses Fannie Richey, Ella
Clark, Rarbara Gering, Rertha Richey,
Sallie Agnew and Mrs. Sadie Smith
assisted in various capacities through
out the rooms. Master Justus L
Richey presided at the door.
About fifty ladies braved the storm
to enjoy the occasion.
Woman's Club Musicale.
The Woman's club will giye a musi
cale tomorrow evening at the Presby
terian church, and the following ex
cellent program will be rendered;
Song "La rrimerera (the Springtime)".. Torry
Vocal Duet Selected
Misses Ethel and Alice Dovey.
"Reading and How to Acquire the Art". . .
Prof.W. H. Skinner. "
Mrs. Dr. Holyoke.
Spinning Song "Flying Dutchman"... "Wagner
Miss Cagney, Mrs. Herold, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs.
Agnew, Miss Gass. Miss Shepherd and
Accompaniest, Miss Kessler.
Song "Sing, Smile, Slumber.". ...... ..Qounod
Prof. Skinner, superintendent of tbe
Nebraska City schools, is a gentleman
well-known throughout the state as
an educator of ability, and his lecture
I will Va a t- r Tl, : 1
will be a treat. The musical program
incudes several selections hy some of
the best talent in tbe state and as this
will be the last meeting of the Wom
an's club for1 this season, the church
should be crowded. An admission of
15 cents wil1 be charged to defray es-
Kigfted and Made Up.
xne loiiowing trom the .Nebraska
City News will be of interest to Platts-
t -v - - . . . . . v
mouth people, inasmuch as the parties
mentioned in the article are well and
favorably known hert, having been
residents of this city for several years:
"In the fall of 1S94 there came to
this city a nice appearing lady with
two bright littte children, who gave
her name as Mrs. Mary E. Hands, and
made her home with her 'brother,
Perry Lathrop. She was afterwards
joined by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
. Vannatta, and has since made this
city her home. In May, 189o, she be
gan proceedings in the district court
to annul the marriage contract exist-
. m 1 . ar
ing between nerseu ana L-naries s.
Hands, a non-resident. At the June
term of the court Judge S. M. Chap
man granted her a decree of divorce.
Last winter ber parentsleftfor Cripple
Creek, Col., to make a fortune, leaving
the lady here with her sister, Miss
Myrtle Lathrop, and brother, Perry,
who seemed to live very happily.
"Last evening Mrs. Mary E. Hands
and sister left for Des Moines, la.,
where she will be re-married to her
former husband and they will start
life anew. He is said to be a well-to-do
business man of that place and pro
vided a nice home for both herself,
ster and the two little children. It
is to be hoped that they will realize
the mistake of the past and live ever
happily together in the future and
reach a ripe old age with never a sor
row to cross their pathway. The mat
ter was kept very quiet, even their
most intimate friends knowing noth
ing of the fact that their love for each
other bad never grown cold and the
remarriage was brought about by the
love of both for the little ones."
A Severe Storm.
About half-past six o'clock Monday
evening a violent rain and wind storm
blew up from the southwest, and for a
while the water came down in solid
sheets. The sewers and ditches were
converted into miniature rivers in a
few minutes. Trees were whipped
around like feathers, but fortunately,
few, if any, were uprooted. Several
small outbuildings and a buggy or two
were overturned, while a few garden
plots were washed out on the hill
sides. During the storm a few hail
fell, and these gave garden truck in
general a severe "beatin."
Out in the country surrounding
Plattsmouth tbe storm appears to
have been much more destructive. The
large old barn at the Will Adams farm
south of town was completely de
molished, and the new one twisted
partly around. "Windmills on the
farms of Herman Restor, Nick Ilal
mes, F. Gustin and several other pre
cinct farmers, were blown down and
shattered, while several houses and
barns were unroofed. A quantity of
listed corn was also washed out, but
this can all be replanted in ample
Martin L. Frederick, living seven
miles west, describes the wind and
rain storm in his vicinityas very se
vere. One neighbor had a corn crib
torn to pieces and the corn was left
heaped on the ground. A nice, new
roof, well nailed down, was blown
from one of his crils. The hail did
great damage to the orchards and
gardens. Tbe ra;a fell in torrents,
just like a watersprout. A straw
stack, standing in his field, was lifted
off the ground and carried down across
several fields, carrying with it fences
and culverts, and as it moved off it
looked like a house boat. Eight of his
fences across ravines were carried off,
and his neighbors sulfered in like
manner. He will have to replant his
corn, which was badly washed out.
Dr. Butler, of Weeping Water, says
the rain there was the heaviest he has
seen in ten years.
Charley Reach, the mail route agent
on the Schuyler, reports a heavy rain
; &.11 oyer Saunders county, and says a
small cyclone wrecked an elevator and
carried parts of it some distance away
at Rescue, next station west of Craig.
Marshal Field, the Chicago inillion
aire merchant, has ns ieased a piece
of property, northeast corner of State
and Madison streets, to a jeweler for
the term of ninety-nine years at an
annual rental of $50,000). The lot
leased was bought by Mr. field twenty
years ago for $52,142. The adyanee in
alues eince that time has been
twenty fold. There have been single
years in which Mr. Field has received
as much in rentals as tbe entire pur
chase price of the property.
YoW Av AU.
Cord'ai;? invited to call on Elson, the
yjottjier, in his new store in ttoeys
Gertrude Wiley vs. lid ward Wiley, a
suit for rent.is on trial in county court
today bef ore a jury.
From Wednesday's Daily.
The man who predicted a drouth
this spring died last night of mortifi
cation. There is some talk among democrats
of electing Mr. Travis for county at
torney again next fall.
The severe rain storms of the past
two days have washed out a good deal
of listed corn in this county. There
is plenty of time for replanting, how
ever. The business men of the town of
Elmwood advertise in their local
papers far more than do the business
men of Plattsmouth. They keep up
the trade of the town, too.
Editor Polk was in Lincoln yester
day. It is understood on the quiet
that be was starting a boom at that
end of the line for John A. Davies in'
his race for county attorney.
The sidewalks in various parts of
the city, since the late heavy rains,
are in had condition. Wherever there
were loose boards they have, been
washed away, leaving gaps where
some unlucky pedestrian may break a
limb. It is the duty of the councilmen
to report all sidewalks in their re
spective wards that are in need of re
pairs, and see to it that the work is
done as soon as possible. Another
thing the council should do is to order
owners of shade trees overhanging
sidewalks to trim off the low limbs.
He Didn't Kegret It.
A stalwart, flne-looking specimen ofJ
humanity was in town last week look
ing for a job in his line that of a lo
comotive engineer. He was quite a:
talker and entertained a number of
citizens in listing to the story of his
experience with the R. of L. E. and
the A. R. U. He was the youngest
man that ever ran an engine from
Denver to McCook on the B. & M. R.
in 1SSS, when the strike began, ne
was not a member of the R. & L. E.,
but out of a desire to "stand in with
the boys" and a pledge of support
from them he went out with them.
He got the "grand razoo," how
ever, and went elsewhere for work,
while tbe head man of the order
within six months applied to Mr.
TT a. a
nawKsworin ror worK. inree years
ago he had a good job on the "C. I. &
N.," belonging to the A. H. U. Of
course he went out on the strike, out
a 1 r m. it 11
ol sympatny wuu x unman s poor
He also got the worst of it there,
R. of L. E. man taking his place, and
every time he has asked for a job since,
has found himself black-listed by. all
the companies. He does not regret
what he did, but is discouraged, and
ininKs ne wm paaaie ms own canoe
hereafter, He said he was no "hobo,"
and paid his way as he went. He ap
preciated the fact that the gold craze
had brought ruin en the west, and
looked hopefully to the future for good
times under free silver.
A Beaver City man who has lived in
Furnas county seventeen years visited
Arapahoe for the first time last week.
It is "hurrying" the school trustees
of Harvard to carve down expenses to
the level of the income derived from
W. D. Frymire of Eustis will answer
in district court to the very serious
charge of selling pale beer without
first procuring a license.
Deshler, the metropolis of western
Thayer county, feels pretty well.thank
you. She is out of debt and has two
hundred dollars in the treasury.
People attempting to leave Deuel
county without paying their taxes are
followed by the sheriff with a distress
warrant and "everything goes."
The cost for witnesses in the Wil
liam Henry murder case foots up a
shade above 51,225, and the murderer
gets off with a sentence of only ten
The thirst for beer at Elmwood can
not be legitimately assuaged unless a
few church members can be induced
to sign the petition for a saloon. At
present they are standing out, and the
bootleggers are preparing for business.
A Banner county fiend poisoned a
cow belonging to one of his neighbors
by feeding her salt seasoned with
strychnine. If his identity can be es
tablished beyond a doubt, be will be
hanged to prevent further mischief .
rred Quimby of Verdigre, while
chasing cattle f el) and snapped one of
his legs square off at the ankle. The
local blacksmith set the limb and held
it in place with an iron band. It wa3
a wooden leg that originally cost S180
f. o. b.
Claims He Was "Taken In,
Horace Howard, who owns a few
hundred acres a few miles west of Ber
lin, this afternoon by his attorneys,
John V. Morgan and M. S. Campbell,
filed a very sensational petition in dis
trict court asking for a divorce from
his "alleged" wife, Ellen. According
to the story told in the petition Horace
came to this city and met a Mi33 Ellen
Delaney with whose charms he be
came deeply smitten and the result
was that they were married during tbe
month of July. Howard says she
represented herself to be a true and
virtuous maiden, while the reverse
was. true, as he claims that she bad
been married some time ago to a man
named Delaney who now lives at
Stella, this state, from whom she was
never divorced. Then he alleges that
she was guilty of extreme cruelty,
which means that the nine months of
honeymoon was not one continual sun
shine. .Next he charges her with
adultery." This sin was committed on
the 24th day of April last at the resi
dence of "the bride," lot 2, block 42,
South Nebraska City, and has been
guilty many times since. According
to the story, when they were married
Mr. Howard purchased a home for her
on South Eighth street,but on the 4th
of April she left with a man ia a cov
ered wagon, and when she reached
Plattsmouth she wrote to her liege
lord and master born that she had
gathered herjjelongings about her and
would never, never return, and inti
mated that Mr. Howard was not the
affinity for whom she was in search.
lie also asks that her interest in his
estate be annulled and that the prop
erty this city be given to him.
The woman in the case was the
principal witness against Charley Tol
liver when he was sent to the peni
tentiary. Nebraska City News.
Still Another Hitcb.
From Tuesday's Daily.
- The Eight Mile Grove residents
who are desirious os having the Platte
river bridged at Cedar Creek will ex-
penence another delay ueiore tne
special election, to vote bonds for con-
stfuctioh-of the bridge, can be called.
The petition-presented to the commis
sioners, didjuot state whether the
structure would be a wagon bridge or
some other kind, and also did not state
whether or not it would be a free
bridge. A special session of the com
missioners was accordingly called for
today, and a delegation of Eight Mile
Grove farmers were in conference
with them for some time. The result
was that the commissioner decided
that they could not call the special
election until these items were in
eluded in the petition, and the paper
was burned this afternoon at that of
fice,with the consent of the petitioners,
who said they would prepare another
one covering all these technicalities.
DisuilBfted tbe Cases.
Sunday evening last Robert Price
swore out a warrant charging Pete
Yoelke with disturbing the peace.
Price, who was accompanied by a
young lady, said he was afraid to go
home for fear of being assaulted by
Yoelke, whom he claimed carried a
"mean" knife. An officer accom
panied Price home and arrested young
Yoelke. The latter also filed a similar
complaint against Price, and the mat
ter was aired before Judge Archer
on Tuesday. After listening to the
testimony both cases were dismissed.
The Missouri river commission was
in session in Omaha Monday last.
The commission will have SS0.000 to
expend at Omaha and vicinity during
the next three years. R. S. Berlin,
the Omaha member of the commis
sion, informed a Journal reporter
that it was likely that a portion of
that fund would be expended in pro
tecting the east bank of the river
above the B. Jfc M. bridge, opposite
this city. lie expected to inspect that
bank of the river before long, but
didn't want any newspaper notoriety
in that connection.
Do You Know
That Elson, the Clothier, is
French balbriggan underwear
cents, worth 75 cents.
The ground floor of the City hotel Is
being entirely remodeled. The saloon,
which has been in the east room, will
be removed to the west room, the east
room will be devided into two rooms,
an office and a dining room, and the
stairs, which formerly ascended in
the rear of the building, will lead up
from the office. The change will im
prove the looks and convenience of
the hotel one hundred per cent, and
Mr. Croos will have one of the neatest
Svotels in the city.
Ask your grocer for that excellent
brand of flour Heisera"Plan-slfter
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