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Vol. XIX No. 38.
FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 14, 1900.
$1.50 Per Year.
LONE ROBBER LOOTS
BURLINGTON NO. 3
Compels Porter and Brakeman to
IVake Up Passengers In Sleep
ers While He Takes Coin.
Four Hundred Dollars In Money and Fullh That
Much More In Diamonds and Watches
Taken Docs Not Molest Women.
A lone train robler held up the oe
cupants of the two sleepers attached
te Burlington l'assenger train No. 3,
between Ives and Haigler, in western
Nebraska, lietween one and two
o'clock this morning, securing 4oo in
money and an assortment of Diamond
rings, studs and gold watches.
The Individuals roblied, with tlioir
losses, is as follows:
C. B., and It. Boswell of Nashville,
111., $190 and a gold watch.
Dr. N. Spaulding, Chicago, $3 and a
F. A. Smith, Omaha, 5, diamond
ring and $150 gold watch.
W. E. Champlin, Cheyenns, Wyo.,
E. P. Irish, Norristown, la., $1.
Oscar A. Tarunstine, Cincinnati, (.
Ben Wilson, Sacramento, $20, pair
gold cuff buttons with diamond set
ting and diamond shirt stud valued at
The robber is supposed to have got
on the train at Benkleman, ten miles
east of Ives, although no one knows
that for a certainty. His first ap
pearance was at the rear end of the
St. Louis sleeper, the last car on the
train, soon after it had steamed out
of Benkleman. The porter, a colored
man named Bell, confronted the rol
. ber as he stepped inside the doorway.
At the point of a revolver he com
pelled the porter tturn up the lights
In the sleeper and to wake up the pas
sengers. Without any ado the fellow
began his work of relieving the pas
sengers of their valuables. This lin
ished, he stepped to the forward door
and pointing his revolver menacingly
at the porter and the occupants of the
sleeper warned them not to follow
him or he would blow out their brain:;.
At the rear door of the Chicago
sleeper, Just ahead, he met Crake man
Tomllnson. Withdrawn revolver he
com polled the brakeman to turn up
the lights in that car and to waku
the passengers. The fellow did his
work cooly and delilerat-ly, working
fast and yet without apparent haste.
As soon as he linished his work he
ordered the brakeman to pull the air
cord, and stopped the train. It came
to a standstill about live miles east of
Haigler, or tifteen miles from Benkle
man. The fellow," still menacing tin
trainmen w ith his gun, sw ung himself
off the car and disappeared to the
The train proceeded on its way, and
at the next stop, Haigler, word was
sent to the division superintendent,
Alex Campbell, at MeCook, who in
turn notified headquarters at Lincoln.
Active preparations were at once lie
gun for the capture of the desperado.
I'osses were quickly formed, and early
this morning one started out from
Wray, Com., the first station across
the Nebraska line, and one from Haig
ler. Sheriff J. T. Richards of Dundy
county was notified, and he proceeded
to form a posse. This posse was
taken out from Benkleman on an ex
tra this morning, to the point where
the robber leaped off. Telegrams
were sent to St. Francis, Kan., to the
south, and Imperial, to the north,
giving a description of the man and
asking the formation of posses to help
capture him. The railroad authori
ties acted promptly, and theyare con
fident that the man w ill 1 caught in
the meshes thrown about the district.
The robber was masked. He was a
man about five feet, eight inches high,
and wore blue overalls and a strijed
overjacket, with a slouch hat, giving
him the appearance of a laboring
man. His face was almost completely
covered with the mask, but the train
men could see enough of the cheeks to
know that lie had about a ten days'
growth of beard and that he was aj
parently about thirty-live years old.
He has brown hair and was dirty and
The republicans of Cass and Otoe
counties held their float canvention
at Nebraska City Tuesday afternoon.
The convention was called toorder by
E. A. Brown of Otoccounty chairman.
A t em iorary organization wasefTected
willi C S. Polk as chairman and E.
A. Brown of tnc secretary. This or
ganiation was afterwards made per
manent. John A. Davics, on behalf of 'Cass
county, humiliated David Brown of
Nebraska City for lloat representative.
The nomination was seconded by F.
E. Ilelvey of Otoe. There was a mo
lion made to susiend ail rules and
make the nomination by acclamation.
Iudianap !is, Ind., Sept., 12. At
5:15 1 his afternoon President Mitchell
and Secretary Wilson of the United
Mine Workers of America, affixed
their signatures to the document
which will recall 12,0oo miners of the
Pennsylvania anthracite region from
their work Monday, and precipitate
one of the most gigant ic strikes in the
history of the lalioriug world.
The document was the indorsement
of the anthracite region's request to
strike. All power to indorse the
strike was left in the hands of the na
tional president and secretary. The
order to strike was sent to the three
presidents of the Pennsylvania dis
The order is a simple recital of the
procedure of the three district lxdics
in applying to the national Iiody to
strike and a formal announcement
th;.t the application is indorsed and
the st rikc ordered. The order says:
"Io not wait for any further notice
to strike, but cease-work in a Imdy on
and after Sunday, Septemler 10, lit.)."
This aftcriHH.n Mr. Mitchell and
Mr. Wilson sat in the headquarters.
Both were nervous. They 'opened
telegrams from various parts of the
anthracite region w ith feverish haste,
thinking, as they said, that each mes
sage might ln'some conces.Joii from
The three district presidents re
Parted this artcrnoon that of the 143,
not men in the three districts. 131.5(H)
would go on strike Monday. Piesi
dent Mitchell would not state what
seciet work had leen at work to pre
vent tin strike and cause the delay.
He said the person at work had of
fered his services voluntarily, ami
that the matte- was confidential.
As to maiiitau-in; the men during
the strike, he said: "When men are
lighting lor just wages the' can sub
sist on very little. At any rat?, it
is safe to say that noliody will starve,
or want for necessary clothing. Most
of the men live in company houses
and we must consider the pn (liability
of eviction, but these things have all
been considered and will Ihj met as
they present themselves. At this
time it would be follj- for the commit
tee to go into details as to the pro
visions for clothing and feeding the
. President Mitchell willteirve Thurs
day or Friday for IlazeltonTNpgv. to
personally conduct the strike.
Mrs. Henry C. McMaken died at her
home in the north part of the city at 5
o'clock Tuesday morning after an ill
ness of iu.it quite four days. The com
munity was greatly shocked by the
news, as few knew that her illness was
of so serious a nature.
On last Friday morning Mrs. Mc
Maken, accompanied the ladies of the
Belief Corps, of which she was a mem
her, to Union to attend the old set
tlers reunion. She seemed to enjoy
the ride and was apparently in the
best of health until toward noon when
she was suddenly taken very sick with
vomiting. Every possible attention
was given her with the hope that she
would at once get better. As this was
not the case and she seemed to be get-
t ing worse she was taken to the home
of Mrs. Bom, where she remained un
til the next afternoon, when Mr. Mc
Maken, who had lieen notified brought
her home. There was no apparent
change in ber condition until Sunday
night when she legan a decided de
cline and Monday afternoan herchild
reu were summoned by telegraph.
Her physicians state the cause of her
death as heart failure brought alxut
by an at t ack of cholera morbus, which
weakened her system.
Mrs. McMaken was lorn in Cleve
land, Ohio, January 2, 1840, her maid
en name being Katharine Mannering.
She was married to Henry C. Mc
Makon in Septemlier, 18(11, at Nebras
ka City, and has lived with -him in
Plattsmouth ever since that time.
Nine children were born to Mr. and
Mrs. McMaken tf whom six are still
living: Mrs. Harry Beece of North
Platte, Mrs. Walter Scott of Omaha,
Edward and Guy of Alliance, and Joe
and Harriet of this city. Her only
other living relative is Mrs. Lockart,
her sisler.who at present lives in Cali
fornia, Mrs. McMaken was a member of the
Episcopal church. She lelonged also
to several orders: The Women's Re
lief Corps. 1 loyal Neighbors, Knights
and Ladies of Security, Degree of
Honor and Woman's Club. She had
held eiflices in each ef theseisocieties;
was at the time ef her death a mem
ler of the executive board of the Wo
man's Club, and secretary of McConi
hie W. II. C. No. 50. Of the latter
she was a charter member, and was
president for several years and had
held nearly every other office.
Mrs. McMaken leaves a hast of j
friends who have leen associated with
her in the work of lifting humanity
to a higher plane. She has alwas been
foremost in charitable work, never
losing an opportunity to help some
one less fortunate than herself. Her
kindhearted and generons nature en
deared her to her neighbors and ac
quaintances, so that her place will be
hard to fill.
" The funeral was held at St. Luke's
s Episcopal church at five e "clock Wed
fncsdav afternoon. The church was
crowded with sympathizing friends
w ho came to honor the memory of a
lost friend. Rev. H. B. Burgess read
the beauty fid servitrestnf the Epifet-pru
church and spoke of the good she hael
accompltsheel while living, closing
with tender words of sympathy for
the sorrow ing family.
The Women's Relief Corps and sym
pathizing friends formed a leng cor
tege which folk'ved the remains to
Oak Hill where heaped high with
lloral offerings, thej' were consigned
to their last resting place. Members
of the Grand Army of the Republic
acted as pall licarers.
The university opens for registnf-
t ion Tuesday, September IS, and for
class work Saturday, September 22.
On the latter day a formal inaugura
tion of Dr. Elisha Benjamin Andrews
as chancellor of the university will ec
cur in the Lincoln Auditorium at 10
a. m. Chancellor Andrews has been
in residence at the university, how
ever, since August 1, becoming famil
iar with his new duties and spending
considerable time in addressing coun
ty institutes and either meetings' over
the state. Most ef the faculty are
still away upon their summer vaca
tions and are expected to return in a
few days. Tne attendence fer the
next year promises well. Last year
the total enrollment was 2,209, which
was 203 more than the previous year,
as against an increase ef 31 during
the year 1897-9.8. It will be seen that
ex-Chancellor Cantield's predictien
made in 1892 that by 1900 the univer
sity of Nebraska would contain 2,000
is more than fulfilled. Eased en the
increase of last year, and the increased
call at the publisher's office for bulle
tins and circulars of information, it is
safe to estimate the attendance for
the coming year at 2,500 or more.
This increase will probably be met
noticable in the college of law and the
scheteil of agriculture. The general
prosperity in the northwest will
cause many yemng men from Wyom
ing. Montana, Idaho and as far west
as tiie I'acific coast to take up the
st tidy of law at the University of
Nebraska, and the fact that the Uni
versity ef Iowa has added a year's
work to its requirements for gradua
tion in law will send many students
frtm that state to the university.
The big crop last year sent the at-
tendance of the school ef agriculture
up from (Ml to 114, and Director Davis
fo.i tf the school ef agriculture, who
has been spending the summer ad
dressing ceninty instrtut.es, fairs and
special agricultural meetings, pre
dicts as large an increase for next
year. It is also expected that the at
tendance in the school of domestic
science, which is a school for girls
similar to the scheol of agriculture
for boys, will show a marked Increase
in attendance. Mr. J. W. Crabtree,
inspector of accredited schools,, is new
making arrangements by which vil
lage anel rural schools completing the
werk erf the tenth grade may become
accredited to the schools of agricul
ture, domestic science and mechanic
arts, and students holding certificates
frem such accredited schools enter
these technical secondary schools
Small Army of Teachers Will
Full List of Teachers Employed In
County Districts This
The people of our state point with
pride to the fact that Nebraska has
the smallest per cent ef illiteracy of
any state in the union, but few of
them realize the amount of labor, t he
expenditure of brains, brawn and dol
lars, it has taken to give the state this
en viable standing. An idea may per
haps be gained by a glance at the
school system ef Cass county alone.
Outside the city of Plattsmouth she
has over a hundred school districts,
each employing at least one teacher at
a salary of from $.$0 to $50 per month,
a probable fair average being $40.
With few exceptions the county
schools opened for the year last Mem
day, but some of them have not had
teachers assigned them as yet.
Eollowing is a complete list of the
teachers so far employed, and the
schools they will govern during the
DIST. NO. NAME.
R li Moffet
5 Rock Bluffs
0 Rack Creek Sadie Latta
7 Three Grove Edith Johnson
8 Kenotia Lillian Fogg
9 Falrview Olive Hitchman
10 Ervin Mary Leavitt
11 Scioto Netta Turner
12 Taylor Crystabel Bryan
13 Eikenbary W. M. Sikes
14 Todd Clara Allen
15 Stella Norris
10 E. McClintock
17 Union J. E. Bowers
18 Factorville Virgina Athen
Claud Piil me r -
Cedar Creek Editli Hart
W. Water E. L. Rour,e
II. P. Niclson
G. A. Ashmum
A Mamie Lacy
f?s Mary Allison
jfl' J(sie Howard
23 Laurel Hill Evelyn Golden
24 Clear Creek Cora Hylton
25 8MileGrove Charlotte Hall
20 Pleasant H'l Ottie Reynolds
27 Cottonwood Will M. Stoner
28 Ogatha Stul 1
29 Mablc Hodsell
30 M. McCroskey
31 Cedar Creek Geo. R. Sayles
32 Louisville L. P. Grundy
34 Fairland A. II. Bushnell
35 M. C. Johnson
30 Greenwood A. J. Meller.
Mame Steiner .
W. P. Bailey
37 Vallery L. M. Peyse
33 Stella Muller
39 Nehawka W. E. Cundy
40 Sunnyside . Alice Fowler
41 Bertha McFall
42 Etta Fowler
43 rawnee A. II. Bushnell
44 - Bushberry Mary Burns
45 W. C. Nye
40 Mainland Anna Towle
41 Glendale Alice Lambson
48 Rhena Towle
49 Nellie Bell
50 Pine Florence Brown
51 Stove Creek Carrie Allison
53 Clara Neihart
54 Tiptcn Grace Hylton
50 Murray Ctyde McClain
57 South Bend W. II. Wortman
58 West Grove Mable Atweid
59 Fairview D. Greenslate
00 Jesse Lowther
01. Callahan Ilattie Squires
C2 Old Eagle Delia Anderson
03 Victoria May Beck
04 Belmont Myme Hoham
05 Highland Cora noward
66 Center Lucy Hylton
67 Elva Borders
09 Pleasant P't Eunice Towle
70 Gr'd Prarie Lillie Tighe
71 Mt. I1om Gcralda Hays
72 Sunny Hill Lena Rector
73 Carrie Craig
74 Lutie Kjmhcrly
75 Bank Ella Reefer
70 Cornish Maud King
77 Lucretia Flower
78 Prank Power
79 College Hill E. F. Suavely
80 Mel lie Rector
81 Lillie Carnes
82 M. C. Johnson
83 Cascade Armetla Woods
81 H'dg' CorncrMarcia Harris
85' Murdock Mable Whipple
80 Ella Arvidsoii
87 Lida Shccslcy
8!) Peri Earle
91 Christ. Hansen
92 Harmony Jessie Lock'ie
93 Union AMerta Smith
94 M. Marqiiardt
95 Elm wood W. B. Boose
Mat tie Pallister
90 Mauley A. Ramsussen
97 Addie White
98 Wabash Myrtle Wood
99 Eagle J. W. Gamble,
100 Alvo Jennie Sams
101 Prescott Laura Meller.
Boyer vs City.
The attention of the county court
has been occupied most of the week
by a case wherein Wily Boyer seeks to
recover $120.00 back salary which he
claims to be still due him. Mr.
Boyer claims that when he entered
the employment of the city it was
with the understanding that he was
to be given thirty days notice before
his job could he terminated.
When the new council took charge
ef affairs Chas. Weldy was apKintod
superintendent of the light works in
Mr. Beyer's plaee, the latter refusing
to vacate until he had been given
thirty days notice. On May 30th Mr.
Ttvrr Cfnt. liic rr!kirri!i t inn In tli(
council asking that it tkeeirect JuiieT' Hsey were not very ladly surprised
20th. The council tabled the matter
and refused to allow Mr. Boyer any re
muneration for services performed
after the appointment of Mr. Weldy,
hence this suit. The jury this after
nKn returned a verdict alloweng Mr.
Spice Eels of Elmwood was a court
house visitor Tuesday.
Jocob Koch returned from a two
weeks visit at Chicago, Sunday.
George Horn and W. II. Seyburt of
Cedar Creek, were in town Tuesday.
Otto Wurl took a lot of "Gut Heil"
up to Havelock and Lincoln, Tuesdaj'.
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Smith and son
are enjoying a trip through Colorado.
Mrs. II. E. Snyder and" little daugh
ter are visiting with relatives at Ta
Frank Tottinger and family of
Atchison, Kansas are visiting friends
in this city.
Mr. Kate Sandall ef Lead City, S.
D., is visiting with her parents Mr.
and Mrs. B. J. Hem pie.
Frank Zin, a Burlington engineer
on the Cheyenne division, visited with
relatives in this city this week.
William. Hurtley and family who
have been visiting relatives in east
ern Iowa, returned home Sunday.
Miss Florence Gallagher lesf for her
home in Chicago, Monday evening,
after a pleasant visit with her sister.
George Spurlock, George Hay and
George Farley were in attendance at
the flag raising at Nehaw ka, Wednes
day. B. C. Kerr returned home Saturday
f.om a visit at his old home in Illineis
and the Grand Army reunion at Chi
cago. John Sexton and James Brantner ff
Alliance visited in the city this week.
Mr. Sexton is the present mayor of
Joe Bawls has resigned his position
with Swift & Co. at South Omaha,
and is home to attend the coming
term of school.
W. E.Coolidge left Wednesday aft er
neiem for Columbus to attend the
funeral ef his brother's wife, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. James Biddleeomh
left Monday for an extended visit
with relatives In St. Louis and Wau
The Plattsmouth Turnvercin will
give a dance at their hall, Saturday
September 15. All friends invited.
IS IN LIMBO
Could Not Explain Mow Mon
ey Came to be In Ills
Hound Over to the District
Court on Charge of Ornnd
Deputy Sheriff Mc.lhlde and Chief
or Police Slater arrested Allen Telfer
and Charles Sheppard, the two colored
men who have been doing Janitor
work and house cleaning alout the
city for several years past, Sunday af
ternoon, upon complaint tiled by John
Schiappaeasse, charging them with
llii theft of a sack of money from his
store. Mr. Schiappaeasse slated that
he had returned from the Old Settlers'
picnic at Union late Saturday night,
and had left a sack cont aining $51 and
some, cents 1m;IhikI some lxxes in the
store-as he thought, safely hidden.
Telfer and Sheppard appeared as usual
and scrublM'd the llonr Sunday morn
ing, and as no persons other than the
regular employees had lieen behind the
counter Mr. Schiappaeasse. at once
suspected that they knew where the
money had gone.
Deputy McBridc and Olllcer Slater
placed the men under arrest and then
instituted a search for the missing
money. They went first to the home
of Mr. Telfer on North Eight street,
but failed to lind any trace of the
missing money. At Sheppard 's home
on Vine street, letween Sixth and
Seventh st reels they were more suc
cessful. They found nothing uistalrs
except a small oenhig leading lie-low
into which they at once directed the
search. The place seemed to have
been used only as a rejsltory for rulj
bish, and the oflie'ers were aljout to
give up the search, when they discov
ered newly made footprints, which
considerably aroused their suspicious.
A small hole had lately Iecu dug In
the ground, but served no purpose ex
cept to sharpen the scent of the otllcers.
These numerous "signs" had put
t hem on the very verge of exiectancy,
when Mr. McBridc put his hand into
an opening In a brick pier which
served to &uport the llor and pulled
out a tin can containing the object ut
their search. In the very faese of this
discovery both men declared that they
did not know how the money got
County attorney Root tiled a com
plaint of grand larcey against them in
.luge Archer's court Monday, to which
they ljoth plead not guilty. Testi
mony was introduced to show that
the money had lcen stolen, and that
it was later found in the cellar of Mr.
Sheppard 's house, and he was accerd
ingly Ijound over to the district court
with bond fixed at $300. John and
James Schiappaeasse, Miss Mamie
Kochnkc; Deputy McBridc and Chief
Slater were the witnesses In the case.
Wednesday Judge Archer tiled a
transcript of the case with District
Clerk Ilouscworth, showing the costs
thus far amounted to $15.30.
The democratic and populists' float
conventions were held at Union, Sat
urday afternoon to place in nomina
tion a candidate for float representa
tive for Cass and Otoe countias.
II. D. Travis was elected chairman,
and A. L. Makinson of Otoe county
secretary of the demccratic cenven
tion, while James Clark of Wabash,
and E. C. Reed of Otoe county officia
ted for the populists.
The democrats of Cass cast their
solid vote for Hon. J. M. latterson
and Otoe went for Vincent Straub on
the first ballot. Mr. Patterson de
clined to accept the nomination under
any circumstances, and a poll of the
delegation resulted In a vote of
nineteen for Thomas E. I'armele and
three for Straub. The voting con
tinued at this divison until the sixth
ballot, when the populists endorsed
Straub by a slight majcrity. Cass
held out in the vain hope that Otoe
county would give up their candidate
and support I'armele, while the pem-
ulistscast several ballots compliment
ing different members of their party
in the hofe that the democrats would
eventually reach a unanimous deci
sion. On the sixth ballot both con
ventions gave Mr. Straub a majority,
which action, according to the agree
ment existing between the two con
ventions gave Mr. Straub the nomi
nation. Notice To Committeemen.
Democratic county central commit
tee will meet in Weeping Water Sep
tember 21, at 2 o'clock p. m.
W. D. Wheeler, Chairman.
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