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(Published in two parts Part One, Wednesday, and Part Two, Saturday.)
ol. XVIII. No. 17.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1899.
$1.50 Per Year.
IN DISTRICT COURT
The Thompson Carnage Suit is
Now on Trial.
EYIDE8CE IS TAKER FOR FOURTH TIME
Every Point Being- Stubbornly Contested
ad Case Attratctng- Great Deal
of Interest Jary In Olson Case
Deckles tor Defendant.
Tha fourth trial of the case of W. K.
ivFoz, administrator of the estate of
rAmo K. Thompson vs. the Missouri
Pacific Ry has occupied the attention
of the district court since Saturday
afternoon, when the motion of the at
t(r ac j ; f 0f the defense for a change of
venuevas argued in a very spirited
0 anri ntrnrrii1nf riw tha nmirt
, . j
election of a jury occupied all
ol 1 (me op until five o'clock Mon
a'' .n the taking of testimony for
lDW Vfttiff commenced. This
Tuesday evening, and the
' tvurra n int rrA ti w i t a ooi.
denCV. Sf ill nrobahlv ba finished
ateiuo5n. and the arguments be
ing ri ished, the cas will likely go to
the jxy tomorrow.
Oat three members of the regular
. panelare on the jury, the balance of
the jij-y being composed of talesmen
At time) s Wagner and Orr of Atcb
ison ii d Sullivan and Polk of tbiscity
are a:ending to the interests of the
railwy company, while Matthew Gor
ing aine is battling for the plaintiff.
The cse is being very stubbornly con
teatetoo uoth sides, and a large oum
ber ofioterested spectators are to be
foundin the courtroom all the time.
Theury is being kept together and
closel Wtched by the sheriff and bail
All I the members of the regular
panel jxcept the three who are serv
ing on. bis case, were discharged by
the cort Monday.
Theaseof Louis Olson vs. the C.
B. & t,Rf. went to the jury about 5
- o'clocl Saturday afternoon, having
tuwn trial frtr throo it.ta Attmr
fyeing It for an bour,the jury returned
a verct in favor of the defendant
The ci will probably be appealed.
tr Played Progrtuire Heart.
' Miss Nellie and Mary Leonard en-
tertaiid a number of their young
friend! q a most pleasant manner last
Frida evening, at the comfortable
hornet Mr. aod Mrs. V. V. Leonard
on Ntn Sixth. Progressive hearts
waste amusement indulged in, the
prizeeiog won by Miss Rosa Winter-
steennd Charles Beeson. Delicious
refrements were served.
Anng those present were: Misses
Rosarintersteen.Anna Pollock. Kitty
Ague, Josie Daniels of Glenwood,
Birdilmith, Capitola Black, Gertrude
Befes TInsey Smith, Adda Smith,
and Sasrs. Cbaries Beeson, Ed Tatt,
RalplYbite, Duke Bulger, and Cbas.
Death of Mr.. Gilbert.
MrI. V. Gilbert, a pioneer of the
countlied at her borne in Weeping
Wateteunday afternoon of general
debit;, after .an illness of several
week i Mrs. Gilbert was sixty-three
years, age, and came to Cass county
with ir husband and family more
than soty years ago, since which
time t has resided continoasly in
thevi ityoc Weeping Water. The
funer was held at the Methodist
churctt two o'clock yesterday after
noon, d was conducted by Rev. J. B.
Ia hpr of Misses Isabella and Liz
zie ChJh of Fremont, Miss Blanche
Snllivjirery pleasantly entertained a
ruinfijOf her young friends latt Fri
day eting, at the home of her par
ents, r. and Mrs. A. N. Sullivan.
The te was most delightfully parsed
in damg and in guessing games the
prize khe latter being won by Kiiss
Bertbjticbey. Dainty and delicious
refreslents were served, and 4very
one prent bad a splendid time
Laafridav afternoon. Miss )
'ine Apw ceieDratea ner
entertiiDg a number of b
lady finds from 2 until
Elegaif refreshments wf
some tellent music reni
most oyabIe time
ca gavl very enjoyab
ball Mday evening
V: . Wichita.lands,
shiped to raarl;etl)y the allotted
f . r
75 o'clock. I
Kiftrad. and a I
1 J J sftlYal and
it is claimed, ca
COMMENT AND CRITICISM.
Lincoln on Labor and Capital.
Those who defend labor agaiust the
encroachments of combined capital,
quote Mr. Lincoln to the effect that
"labor is prior to and independent of
capital." This the opposition declare
was never said by Mr. Lincoln. But
it was, and much more.
Just forty years ago, September SO,
1859, Mr. Lincoln delivered an address
before the Wisconsin State Fair at
Milwaukee,from which I quote the fol
"The world is agreed that labor is
the source from which human events
are mainly supplied. There is no dis
pute on this point. From this point.
however, men immediately diverge.
Much disputation is maintained as to
the best way of employing and control
ing the labor element. By some it is
assumed that labor is available only in
connection with capital that nobody
labors unless somebody else owning
capital, somehow by the use of it, in
duces him to do it. Having assumed
this, they proceed to consider whether
it is best that capital shall hire, and
thus induce them to work by their own
consent, or buy them and drive them
to it without their consent. Having
proceeded thus far, they naturally con
elude that all laborers are either hired
laborers or slaves. They further as
sume that whoever is once a hired la
borer is fatally fixed in that condition
of life, and thence again, that his con
dition is as bad as or worse than
that of a slav). This is the 'mudsill '
"But another class of reasoners hold
the opinion that there is no relation
between capital and labor, as assumed;
and that there is no such thing as a
freeman being fatally fixed for life in
the condition of a hired laborer, that
both these assumptions are false, and
all inferences from them groundless
i. hey (we) bold that labor is prior to
and independent of capital; that, in
fact, capital is the fruit of labor, and
could never have existed if labor had
not first existed that labor can exist
without capital, but capital could
never have existed without labor.''
Of course this is nothing more than
many others have said, and truths
therein stated have been persistently
forced down the throat of plutocracy
in these later years, but it is refresh
ing to receive them so tersely from the
lips and heart of the great emancipa
tor. John I Stelle, Dalgren, 111.
All Honor to Gonrvor PojDttr.
As a handler of the veto Governor
Poynter has demonstrated that he is a
past master. His action in refusing
his official taction to the passage of
the Talbot resolution is one that will
ever redound to bis credit. The insult
ing falsehood that our brave boys.who
are now giving up their lives in the
Philippines, were "defending the prin
ciplesofour government and adding
new glory to 'be flag," was enough to
damn the resolution, and the wonder
is that the band that penned the infa
mous lie waa nt stricken with palsy.
Our soldier heroes are being sacrificed
on the altar of greed and unholy am
bition, and made the victims of the
murderous spirit that has ever ani
mated the emissaries of the evil one
from the time of Adam. God bless
Governor Poynter for bis noble stand
for the right! He is indeed a populist.
A Distinction Without a Difference.
When Washington and bis army re
pudiated the arrogance of England
and fought for their freedom and the
independence of this country, they
were patriots and heroes in the eyes of
the world. But when Aguinaldo and
his people continue their struggle, be
gun against the Spanish over two hun
dred years ago, and fight for their
homes, their country's freedom, they
are called rebels by the imperialistic
tfoldbug press Fremont County Her
Ag-onle of tha ImparlalUts.
A New York Imperialist paper ad
mits that we must give to the Filipinos
a despotism, but let it be a just one,
it adds. Another New York imperial
ist paper advocated swaDDine the
Philippines for the British West In
dies. Still another tried to calm the
conscience of a correspondent by say
ing that the world is harsh anyway
and such jobs have to be done. They
are an uneasy crowd. Springfield
Plant 0f tha Land Grabbers.
Our government only needs to
maintain stable government in the
island for Uyear or two. Before we
are ready iqeave the Cubans will be
seeking a. tofa.ation as eagerly as the
Hawaliam 4. Chicago Tribune.
eatva 0P uafto
tne Brisoner. Hair nr'thA
time consisted of women. Despite the
THE WORLD'S IDEAL,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder combines all the
elements of ideal excellence. It is highest in leaven
ing power. It is free from the least taint of impurity.
No trial can be too exhaustive, no test too exacting,
for its admirable qualities.
Cake and 'biscuit mads with it retain their
moisture, and are extremely light, flaky and fine
grained not coarse and full of holes as when made
with alum baking powders. Alum baking powder
leaves a bitter taste in the bread or cake and food pre
pared with it dries up quickly.
The severest tests were imposed at the World's
Columbian Exposition and the California Midwinter
Fair, where Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder eclipsed
all competitors. After full examination and competi
ion it secured the highest honors and a special gold
medal. These awards stamp it as
THE FOREMOST BAKING POWDER IN ALL THE WORLD'
RUN DOWN BY A TRAIN.
lian Killed on the Kork
Island at Alvo.
Alvo, Neb., April 11. An Italian
passenger on the Rock Inland waa run
down and instantly killed at the
station here about 3 o'clock this after
noon. Train No. G, which leaves
Lincoln at 2:15 had pulled onto the
siding here as usual to wait for the
passage of the fast west bound No. 5,
which makes no itoo ,t this point.
When the train took the switch the
passengers swarmed out to look
around, and some of them, including
a group of Italians from California,
bound for Italy, went over to get a
drink at the depot. The whistle of
No. 5 warned them back to their
train, but one of the Italians, a man
nearly seventy years or age. was
caught on the track by the swiftly
moving train and was thrown nearly
forty feet. When be was reached i
was found that he bad been instantly
killed. He had on his person a ticket
to Italy, and inside of his vest was
sewed up a certified check and some
gold of a total value of $1,460. The
name was on the ticket, but the con
ductor was not able to give it. The
railroad people took charge of the
body and as soon as arrangements can
be made will ship it on to the destina
tion called for by the ticket in Italy.
Coroner Sattler and Sheriff Wheeler
departed for Alvo last night, and an
inquest will probably be held today.
Master Out at Havanuali.
Lincoln, Aprill 10. Governor
Poynter has received the following
letter from Adjutant General Corbin,
dated Washington, April 6:
"The secretary of war desires rre to
acknowledge the receipt of your letter
of March 30, in which you state that
you are in receipt of a numerously
signed petition from the officers and
men of the Third Nebraska volunteers.
now stationed at Havana, Cuba, ask
ing your good offices to the end that
they may be granted travel pay should
they be mustered out away from home,
and inquiring what the intention of
the war department is relative to the
regiment, and in reply inform you that
it is the intention of the department
to return this regiment to the United
States for muster out as soon as the
necessary arrangements can be made
for its transportation. The regiment
will be landed at Savannah and mus
tered out at that point, and the officers
and men will be entitled to travel pay
from Savannah to the place of their
Lost All Night.
The adopted Bon James M., of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Davis, about seven
years old, got lost on his way home
from school Monday evening and was
not found until Tuesday morning
about ten o'clock. He was sitting on
the end of the bridge south of John
Jurgen's bouse, which was six miles
from home. lie was warmly dressed
and had been walking all night which
kept him from freezing. He was
found by Morris Williams, who was
on his way to Ashland, and brought
ornwri I is MtiPrfpfi to ndri at
ef- the price of every broou. Ve
back to the residence of John Schulz,
where he was warmed and given some
thing to eat. Mr. Schulz then bundled
him up and took him home where he
was gladly received by his mother who
was almost stricken with grief over
his loss. His father and six others
were out all night looking for him.
The boy seems to be none the worse
for being out. Yutan Breeze, April 1.
ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA
Myrtle, Camp Instituted with a Member
ship or Sixty, sod Flattering- Prospects.
Myrtle Camp, Royal Neighbors of
America was instituted in Modern
Woodmen ball in this city, last Fri
The Royal Neighbors are auxiliary
to the Modern Woodmen, those elig
able to membership being Woodmen.
andjtheir female relatives by blood or
marriage. Myrtle camp starts out
with the most Mattering prospects,
having sixty charter members, fifty of
them social and ten beneficiary. The
amount of insurance furnished by the
order, ranges from f 500 to $2,000 and
the order now has a total menbership
of over 50,000.
Deputy Supreme Oracle Mrs. E. II.
Wilber of Beatrice instituted the
the local camp, and the following
officers were elected and installed.
Oracle Mrs. Nannie Burkle.
Vice Oracle Mrs. Emily E. Lake.
Receiver Mrs. W. D. Smith.
Recorder Mrs. Clara Barker.
Chancellor Mrs. Kate McMaken,
Marshal Mrs. L. N. Brown.
Inner Sentinel Miss Mary Troop.
Outer Sentinel Miss Bessie Lake.
Managers Mrs. Mary Hassler,
one year; Mrs. Ansa Egenberger,
two years; Mrs. Emily McFadden,
Physician Dr. E. W. Cook.
Post Oracle Mis. Julia Ledge way.
Tha Way to go to California
Is in a tourist sleeping car personally
conducted via the Burlington Route
lou don't change cars. You make'!
fast time. You see the finest scenery
on the globe.
Your car is not so expensively fin
ished nor so fine to look at na a rial arm
sleeper, but it is just as clean, just as- U
comfortable, just as good to ride in, j!
and nearly 320 cheaper.
The Burlington excursions leave- J
every Thursday, reaching San Francis jj
wuuuua; auu iJUO XIJKCIUS UiUUUiSI
Porter with each car. Excursion man
ager with each party. For folder giv
ing full information, call at nearest
B. & M. depot or write to J. Francis,
general passenger agent, O maha.
Tnc Journal office has been re
moved from its old quarters, corner of Q
Main and Third, to the room across the
street, one door east of the Perkina J
house, where we shall be glad to re- 4
icive tuna i rum our iriena s DOtn or s
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social and business cbara cter. Come l
sou see us onen.
John R. Cox ba a sole ndid line of
heating stoves, which tm is closing oat .
now at a very low price-. Call and sea ,
. v. ii
as to the quality of armor.
rlnlms will hp rnnrt foT i1f1nv
Interesting Letter From a Platts-
MARK WHITE WRITES HIS PARENTS.
Makes a Sixty-Six Mile Kun
Mountains With His Docs
A cross th
test for a Twenty Thousand
Dollar Claim, with Chauces
In Mark's Favor.
Dawson, N. V. Tekk.,
Feb. is, 1W. f
Dkau Father and Motiieu: We
received the letter telling of Grand
ma's death, and the one of Frank Nie
mann's. We were glad to hear from
home, but sorry to get such sad news.
I felt awful bad to hear of Grand
ma's death, but I have often thought I
would never see her alive. I know it
is terribly lonesome for yon now, and I
wish we were there to see you all, but
we are here, and want to give this
country a fair trial, and if we can'l
make it by next fall, we will come out
side. If, however, we don't make it
we can't blame ourselves, for we have
I got back yesterday from a stam
pede to Gold Run, sixty-six miles over
and the same back. Made it in two
days. The time over was twelve hours
with two summits to cross the best
time that has ever been made. It is
contest case, and if I win it, we are
all right. I made the run for a law
firm. They did all the lawing, and
pay all expenses. The claim had not
been properly staked. This claim, if
the title proves good, will sell for 820,-
000 quick. Of course there is nothing
sure about winning it, but the lawyers
think they have a dead sure thing.
I prospected a claim on Dominion
creek, but got nothing. Have freight
ed when I could get it to do. In this
business, the prices are good when one
can get the work, but I have bustled
all the time, and could not keep busy
The winteid are very cold here, but
I stand it better than most people. My
health is good, and so is Kit's. She
has beeti working most of the time and
is satisfied. Of course things are not
what we thought they would be, but
will get along all right, anyhow.
Three of us. Bill Hobbs, Frank Col
don and myself, have just contracted
a "lay" that is, dig out the gold, and
after it is washed, give half to the
owner, uotn or my partners are gooa
workers, and it takes three to work so
we won't have to hire. The claim is
summer digging, but we can work it
in winter, too. It is only about four
teen miles from here. We just signed
the papers today.
Everything is high in this country,
including wages, but you can't buy a
job. There are twenty men for every
ob, and the same in freighting. I
could have gone to work last fall, but
f one did that he has no chance to get
prosperity. I have seven claims, but
don' know how they will turn out. I
expected to make big money freighting,
and keep myself ready to go to stam
pedes, which I have done. One must
keep his eyes peeled in order to get
anything here, but I shall not give up
I am determined to make a stake if I
keep my health.
I hope you will all live and keep your
health till we come home; but in the
meantime don't worry about us, as I
think this country will do us both
good. Try and take life as easy as you
can, and take care of your health until
we come home, then we will try and
relieve you of as much trouble as pos
sible, and make up for the trouble we
I am glad you are going to send me
your picture. I wish you and pa and
Pearl all would have one taken and
send it. We would like to have the
pictures of all of you, for if there is
any place in the whole world where a
picture would be appreciated it is here.
I suppose Mark Selser is home long
ago. I was very uneasy about him,
but lots of people have made the trip,
and I hope he got there all right.
I hope that Nelly is well, and also
Ruth; poor girl, I would like see her.
The mail goes out tomorrow, and I
hope you will soon get this letter, so
you will know we are well.
I am a little sore from my big run,
and so are my dogs.
Bill Jennings and Wallace are well
and are working for Stanley. Bill has
a brush claim on a good creek, and may
be good. It has not been prospected
Give my regards to Fred Egenberger
and all the boys. Tell Fred I have
written him several time3, but have
received no answer. Hope you are all
well. Ma uk Whitk.
Meanwhile " It will' be 'translated
Spanish, and be printed both in
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE
Ed. StiriDer of Ouiaha visited in this
Peter Pittz attended to business in
Omaha Tuesday. '
G. A. Rose of Union was a county
seat visitor Tuesday.
Postmaster Fred Crosser of Murray
was in the city Saturday.
Sam Patterson spent Sunday with
bis family in this city.
Herman Bestor was attending to
business in Omaha Monday.
Miss Luella Matthews of South Om
aha spent Sunday in this city.
Seed potatoes Early Rose and
Early Ohio at F. T. Davis & Co's.
Miss Celia Breckenfeld of Louisville
was a Platt&mouth visiter Saturday.
ffm. Krecklow and family of Man-
ley have been visiting relatives in this
Mrs. Dave Miller went out to
Franklin Saturday for a visit with her
Editor Graves of the Union Ledger,
was attending to business in this city
Cbas. Britt of the Burlington supply
department at Havelock was in the
Ed. Murphy departed Saturday for
Laramie, Wyo., where he expects to
permanently locate. ,
Miss Flora Donovan of Ashland,
spent Sunday in this city, the guest of
Mrs. R. R. Livingston.
Miss Jessie Foxwell who is teaching
school at Nehawka, visited her par
ents in this city Sunday.
Miss Genevieve Ellick of Omaha,
has been the gueat of Miss Meredith
at the Hotel Kiley for a few days.
Mrs. Ed. Vanatta of Eldora, Colo.,
is in the city, called hither by the
serious illness of her father Henry
Mrs. Chas. Taylor went to South
Omaha the first of the week, for a
visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.
Cap't J. W. Barnes of York, an old -time
citizen of Plattsmoutb, was
shaking hands with old friends in this
Arthur Bignell, who formerly resided
in l'lattsmouth, but who is now lire
ing out of Lincoln, visited in this city
Judge Sam'l Maxwell of Fremont,
was in the city Tuesday, looking after
his property interests, and visiting the
family of Judge Chapman.
John Koop, of Louisville one of the
honest juryman of the present term
of the district court, got his discharge
yesterday, and returned home. .
Miss Katherine Agnew, after spend
ing the Easter holidays in this city,
returned to her studies at Browne 11
hall, Omaha, Monday morning.
Last Saturday, Mrs. J. D. McBride
took her little son to Omaha, to con
sult Dr. Gi fiord the occulist in regard
to procuring an artificial eye for the
The police judge's report shows that
during March, nine arrests were made.
Five paid fines of $1 each, the fine of
one waa secured and three were com
mitted to jail.
George Todd who is a student at the
Omaha Medical college, has been
spending a couple of weeks with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Todd. He
returned to Omaha Monday.
Miss Cora Schlegel, formely of this
city, was united in marriage, in Om
aha, at 8 o'clock Saturday evening to
Mr. J. A. Carrington, the superinten
dent of the Omaha f rauch of the Red
Cross society. Her friend Miss Ida
Hay of this city, went up to attend
Anton Toman, a blacksmith in the
Burlington shops had bis right arm
severely sprained Saturday. He was
handling a heavy piece of iron under
the steam hammer, and when it came
down it jaired his whole body, and in
jured the arm quite badly.
Miss Lulu Wooster, formely of this
place but now of Nebraska City, was
in Plattsmouth Saturday, visiting her
brother Ed. who is assisting in earring
for Wm. Tate, who was injured in the
Burlington yards here, about three
weeks ago. The latter is slowly re
Elmer Cole who was confined in the
pest house at Omaha for over two
months, while afflicted with the
smallpox, waa released last week, and
Saturday came down for a visit with
his family and old friends. His face
is covered with red blotches, but there
are no pits, and in a short time there
will be no marks left to show what he
has gone through.
0rt K. Knnnn In Ilnssia.
QT TT"rP"T7C:nTTT7n Tut,. C Hon.
Morgan fn ffsls. "l
and the Vanderbilt li
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