Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, June 28, 1901, Image 1
Independent r l,lftsmTui1tIhi Weekly Jotunnnm Vol. 21 No. 26 FRIDAY. JUNE 28. 1901 $1.00 per Year WASHINGTON LETER. I'mni our regular correspondent. Washington, June 24, 1901. The same interests, the sugar and tobacco trnsts. which made Mr. Mc Kinley turn sucli a sudden sumersault on the Porto Kican tarilT uestion are now working to make him nullify the provisions of tlie Foraker act. That act provided that whenever the legislature of I'orto Hico notifies the president of the United States that a system of internal taxation has been put into effect that would meet the expenses of the government of the is land, the resident should issue a pro clamation declaring free trade with I'orto Kico. and that in any event the tariff on I'orto Kican products should cease to exist March 1, 1902. .a extra session of the lvrto Kican legislature has been called to meet July s, for the purpose of giving the president the notification provided for in the Fora ker act and requesting him to issue a proclamation declaring free trade. This the trust interests are working to prevent on the pretended ground that the system of internal taxation provided by the legislature of I'orto Kico will not provide the necessary revenue, but in reality liecause they intend to prevent free trade lietween I'orto Hico and the I'nited States, if they can. Their plan is t compel Mr -MCKiuiev to Ufcune io issue a tree trade proclamation, and then to get Congress t amend the Foraker act, extending the tariff on I'orto Kican products, before it expires by limit ation. 1 1 is dirticult to say what the result will le. Mr. McKinlev wants free trade with I'orto Kico, as he did when he sent his annual message to t he last Congress, but the trusts com-M-IIed him t-i eat his words and do their bidding then and they may U able to do so again. Kussia is hitting back at this govern ment, which the short-sighted policy of the admiuist ration has involved in a tariff war. First, the Kussian duty on American machinery was raised and now thediry on American resin and bicycles g-ws up a notch. When if is rememberc.l that what we bay of Kussia is not a drop in the bucket compared with what we sell her, the L silliness of a system of tariff retallia tion between the two countries is ap parent. It Is certain that this plicy will not result in extending our for eign markets, an object that Mr. Me-! Kinley constantly professes to keep in view. Secretary tJage has just ordered a countervailing duty placed on sugar from Italy b the benefit of thei-ugar trust. The industrial commission has re ceived iiuitiIkts of atlidavits concern ing the Standard Oil trust, which will be printed in its permanent report. Following is an extract from one made by F. S. Monett, former attorney gen eral of Ohio: Campaigns come and go. commissions investigate and legis latures meet and adjourn, magazine articles are written and read, and yet. through their monopolistic and crim inal exactions, the Standard Oil com bination of transportation and distri bution thereof levy upon the owner of the oil rock and exact from the con sumer of the refined oil and its by products an unnatural profit. The public is its victim: the little band of law-violators owning the controlling shares are the lerieticiaries of the plunder. The public for a short time stands aghast at their very boldness and defiance. The government alone can check their abuses." Senator Jones, chairman of the de mocratic national committee, was in Washington all last week. He talked freely of the olitical outlook, hut said lie made no pretense of represent ing anyb ly b it himself, lie thinks that the next session r congress will devote a goo I deal of tim to the Philippine question with which the tpreme court has said congress alone has power to dal, and that out of the discussion will grow the principal issue of next year's campaign. "Ought the constitution to follow the tlag'r'' Sen ator.! ones says the democrats will take the stand that we should not control any people who are not considered good enough to enjoy all the rights and privileges of American citizens: that we should assist the Filipinos to set up an independent government, notify the powers that we will brook no interference with it, and then with- ' draw our flag from the Philippines, but he believes that a majority of the republicans will stand by the admin- j istrationand its program of holding ! tlie Islands for the money that can ! made out of them, lie said the ! democrats would tight the ship subsi dy bill, which he expects tosee pushed ! to the front again just as hard asever; ! . ... ... .i that he doubted whether Jiaocock s much talked of anti-tariff bill would ever get out of the house ways and X meanscoinmlttee.and rather expected ' tarr,v tmn -of xne iicmjmii xms t the orJer of the trans-continental r.iilro:id Ivkp. to smother irar - - - - - . . - " - ' - - augua canal legislation, to be observed j by the republican leaders i Congressman Clayton, of Alabama, who lias Just returned from a visit to . the constitutional convention now sit , ting in that state, says the elimination : of the negro vote is certain. As to i the effect upon the state, he said: "I have seen it stated that with the elimination of the negro vote some of the states in t he south will go repub lican. This is certainly not true of Alabama. It has not been true of Mississippi. Louisiana or South Caro lina. Alabama will remain a demo cratic state." Of the republican threat to reduce southern representation in congress and in the electoral college. Mr. Clay ton said he had no fear. He called at tention to the fact that Massachusetts had had a limited suffrage for many years, and Khode Island had always had such a constitution, and no sug gestion had ever been made to reduce their representation. tFYom Our Special Correspondent. Mr P. Hayes of Klmwood is spend ing a few days with bis daughter. Mrs John M urphy. Win. Shechan has just completed a fine new tiarn on his farm east of Man ley. A temporary floor of polished lioards was laid over the permanent one and a dance given the neighbors Monday niiiht . Arthur Ward entertained a number of friends Tuesday eveningat his home east of Manley, the occasion being his twenty-first birthday. The evening passed verry i''ckly and pleasantly, with music, games and conversation. The C rand Prairie school three miles west of Manley closed with a picnic in Mr. Frank Stander's grove last sun- nay, i "inner ax one o clock ana ice cream and cake later on in the after- noori. were served to the children and a genuine imn time mas enjoved by all. Strawberries have lieen extremely plentifuil in this pait of the country all during the season. Fred Home's patch of st rw lierries yielded lietween six and seven hundred tjuarts and still the supply is not exhausted. Kaspberries and blacklerries promise to lie plentiful, but the apple crop is short. JohiiTiyhe went toOmahaWednesday to meet his daughters Kessie and Ther esa and bis nin e Catherine Murphy, on their way home from St. Clam's Aca demy. Sin.sinawa Mound Wisconsin, where they have leen at school the past year. All three young ladies won high honors. Misses Bessie and Ther esa the laurels bestowed upon the Sub graduating class, and Miss Catherine the gold medal for deportment in the Junior division. Theodore Hanns made a brief busi ness trip to Omaha Tuesday morning. A surprise party w as nivcn Clara and Clyde Jenkins, by a few friends and school mates Wednesday afternoon; it was a genuine surprise to the little people, and a very pleasant time is re pi rted. Farmers are making great progress in the cultivation of their corn, the prevailing high windsare the one draw- j back. Winter wheat has rijned rap idly within the last few days, and the noise of the reaper is heard over the land. Only for thecuttingof grain, a good rain wmld be welcome: Mvirry I 'r.nii our Special irrefrMidaiit. 1 Tommy Fulton, the Mapie Uiove blacksmith, took the train Sunday for Council liluffs- Clias. Koedeker, II. tj. Todd, Charles Phi I pot and Kob't Voting each shipped out a fine drove of fat cattle for the South Omaha market recently. J. M. Stone, the Nehawka capital-i.-t was in town Saturday. , Nelson Nut .man and wife of Avoca spent Tuesday visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Nich Klaurens. Walker & Pittmau have put a six horse power gasoline engine into their elevator to supplant horses formerly used. The new firm of Koot & Baker will begin business in the hardware line MnrrnTT UnrnaCC Pn 1J1UI 1 Ul QdlilCOj JU. T. H. TOLL.IF, Mgr. Ilest uiul newest of everything HARNESS III.ANKKTS. NETS KOHKS, Willi's. SADDLES, BRIDLES-; ETC "te. - W - Rtftf frtft "Trt t'aVo'TjT 'fnS'wMT-rinXT' ? j the first of July, at E. A. Burton's old Lnn . ii in . Miss Margie Walker spent Sunday with friends in Omaha. Mr. Siasof Lincoln, an elocutionist of renown, will entertain the people next Monday evening at the Christian church. The grand and glorious Fourth of July will tie properly celebrated at Young's Park, a mile east of Murray. Everything in the line of amusements have been arranged for, and a grand, good time is anticipated. Miss Hervey of Omaha was a visitor with Mrs. Walker Saturday. Horace Manners has completed the addition to his barber shop, and has two ample rooms which to display his ton serial arts. Cirandpa Root of Weeping Water is t spending few days with John Edmunds and family Peter Klaurens of Fnion was in tow n Monday. We understand from good authority that F. W. Crosser, present postmas ter at this place, is to be a candidate for the office of county recorder on the repnbiican ticket While Mr. Crosser was lorn and raised in the vicinity of Murray, and has a good clean record for honor and integrity, from I toy hood up. yet this political faith. in-born for generations past, is against him. LoiisvilIe Il-'rorii Our Special Correspondi-nt.) II. K. Brown and wife attended the Kelstadt concert in Omaha Sunday. Uncle Joe Schoemati has purchased the residence property of James John son, and will move his family to this city in the near future. At the regular school election here last Monday Jesse Livingtonand E. C. Twiss were selected as the ones to act as directors, in place of C. E. Noyes and Dr. Hasemeier. whose terms had ex pi red . F. Wegener shipped three carloads of fat cattle to the South hnaha mar ket last. Monday. Mr. Wegener hast for years leen recognized as one of the leading stockmen of his region. He recently invested in a large ranch in western Nebraska, which he w ill stock with high grade cattle. Jim Terryberry and Percy Agnew went over toGIenwood last Friday to attend a shooting-match which was participated in by some of the best marksmen in the country. Terry, berry proved himself able to go in a high class by copping out money In each and every event in which he en tered. The Trans-Mississippi Concert com pany have been performing todelight- ed audiences every evening this week. This company has proven itself the cleanest and most successful in Its line of anv that has ever visited here. The Greenwood and Louisville ball teams met on the local diamond last Saturday afternoon, and struggled for nine innings through tiic heat and dust. When the dust cleared away it was found that the visiting team had won ny a margin or two runs me score being 10 to 8. The same teams will meet again at Greenwood Satur day, when it is expected that the fur will flv. Wants Damages. A dispatch from Beatrice to the Lincoln Journal says: "Dr. Dearing, ex-suierintendent of the institute for tlie feeble minded youth here, has tiled a petition in district court against II. F. Iang and the Fidelity company, asking damages in the sum of io for loss of salary, attorney's fees and costs In an injunction case brought by Lang to maintain his position as superin tendent of the institute after he had been asked to vacate the position and turn it over to Ir. Dearing. George A. Murphy appears as attorney for Dr. Dearing." Plattsmoutu Phone Activity. The Plattsmouth Telephone Co. has a force of men busily engaged settiug poles on the streets. They w ill wire this city and put iu the exchange here first, unload the material for the toll line at this point and work back to con nect with their line at Greenwood. Messrs T. IL Pollock and T. II. Ewing. of the head offices, have leen here this week, mapping out the in stallation work and seeing to its execution.- Haveloek Times. George J. Stohlman of Louisville precinct was in town Thursday and on the Journal. He said he expected to begin harvesting his twenty-five acres -of winter wheat today. Ap pearances indicate a good crop of fair quality. He says the hot weather is booming the growth of corn and en abling the farmers to kill the weeds. trtirtic mflrto on Annet ; t -- rne TdMitm 1 HOLMES THE CRIMINAL ESCAPES. Leaps From Flying Train, Hand cuffed A Daring Act of , Desoeration. The story of the week, locally, is that of the sensational and dare devil means of eluding the clutch es of the law, successfully taken by C E. Holmes, in plunging headforemost. hand-cuffed and al most helpless, through the car window of Burlington flyer. No. o, running at the rate of 40 miles an hour, two miles west of Albia, Iowa, late Tuesday night. Holmes, iu custody of Sheriff Wheeler, was being brought back from Chicago on extradition to answer the charges of perjury and grand larceny. A hat from 14 to 1") years hard labor in the peni tentiary stared him iu the face, Holmes well knew, and toone who enjoys freedom and the fruits of ill-gotten gain as well as he, even death seemed preferable to such a fate. In fact, his friends declared he would suicide rather than serve out a penal sentence. This frame of mind offers the only explana tion of an act, the desperate ex tremity of which almost exceeds the pale of comprehension, and for the very reason entirely excuses if, indeed, excuse be necessary Sheriff Wheeler in the minds of all rational men. The graphic description Holmes esoaje given by the sher- iff and the conductor of the train is well worth the tellinir. The train nau left Alma, ana was speed iur upon a down grade. It A 1 1 Jt . alt 1 is the testimony ot tlie engineer himself that he was making; a round 40-mile clip, when the air brakes jerked his engine back up on its haunches. Holmes sat by the ojhmi window, his arm in the sash, apparently reading from a paper held in his manacled hands, before his face. Immediately in front, and facing him. sat Sheriff Wheeler. The conductor had just passed the officer and his prisoner, and paused for a moment at the water tank, when suddenly, swift as the leap of a Hying Hish, Holmes raised himself on his elbow, and dove headforemost through the window, his heels clacking the sides with a resounding thump as they whisked out of sight. Quick as was the prisoner, Sher iff Wheeler was none the less so, but his clutch on tho bottom of Holmes' trousers was insufficient to stay the course of the prisoner's body. Yet in that brief moment the oflicer might have shot his prisoner dead, but a natural in stinct of human fueling prevented. It would have been like clubbing a drowning mail. Without a mo ment's hesitation, however, the of ficer pulled the air cord.and before the train came to a stop, jumped down and ran back along the track with no other expectation than of finding the 'mangled remains of his late charge. Luckily for Holmes he struck in the soft bed of a wide fill.cush ioned by a dense growth of weeds. Had he alighted fifty feet further along, he would have shot down a 75-foot embankment, and this story would have had a different conclusion. Wheeler had no difficulty in finding the i)laci, but of his man ,,-.. n-rnr I there was not the slightest trace! tleman, and it is hoped he w . i a. i.i i 'ceod in his efforts. other than the newspaper he had been reading, and a pencil which he had borrowed of the sheriff. He had disappeared completely and the steep, rugged hills over run with scrub growths failed to offer the slightest clue to the di rection of his going. All that night and all of the next day posses under the direc tion of sheriffs, deputies and con stables scoured the hills, searched the innumerable coal mines andf prospect holes, and communicated with all the towns for miles around but in vain. The prisoner re mained- at large, and Sheriff Wheeler, after liberally posting rewards, returned Thursday raorn- mg. Chagrinneil though the officer ma' be he should yet appreciate that everyone understands that he it in nowise to blame. Indeed, he acted with carefulness, celerity and good judgment. Such acci dents are likely to happen under any circumstances and conditions, and to any man iu the same posi tion. And although Holmes may be at large, he is too thoroughly well known and too much wanted to remain at liberty long. LOCAL NEWS. The Gun club will have a shooting match next Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Llarn larmele leaves for Cali fornia next week, to le gone on a visit for thre months. Mrs. Isatxl Richey of this city has been chosen vice president for Nebras ba of tlie Association of Western Wri ters, at its late meeting at Warsaw, Indiana. The '"IJoston liloomers" baseball ag gregation, which was advertised to be here and play an engagement with the local team Thursday afternoon, failed to appear. Mesdames Wise and Elson entertain ed a number of the ladies at the home of Mrs Elson Thursday afternoon, the occasion being the joint anniversary of the two lujstesses. The I!ig Muddy shows signs of yet ting over Its tantrum, and is suicid ing wilhin its ordinary banks. Its overflow was less than nine feet, and only continued about a week. A very nicely arranged garden party was given Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Spur lock. A large company was present. and much enjoyment was evolved. Five year old Helen Hunter, resid ing with her parents four miles south of here suffered the- misfortune to break the humurus of the right arm in a fall from a porch one day this A very select party of sixteen fisher men went up to Uusche's lake on Ce dar Creek, last Sunday, and tried to break the Sabbath by catching bull heads and catfiish. Several of them succeeded admirably. The band gave another of its weekly concerts Thursday evening at the cor ner or Main and Third Sts. It is es timated that two thousand people came out to hear the music including many from the country. Mrs. B. Elson and Mrs. J. N. Wise, whose birth-days occur the same day. gave a "Rose Luncheon" to some fifty of their lady friends at the former's spacious home, Thursday atteruoon. It was a most delightful affair. George Walker of Avoca is in jail for having broken into Mariiardt & Oo.'s store for tlie purpose of robbery Wednesday night. He was caught in the store, lx;fore he had stolen any thing. Reports indicate that he is a bad egg. The last touches of the painter's brush are being put on the new Gund building, and it is now practically complete throughout. The building is probably the best brick structure in the city. It makes a very strikingap pearance, with its walls of cream-col ored brick, ornamented by a dark green shading. Claus Brekenfeld, until recently manager of the Louisville mill, is or ganizing a milling company at Mur dock and expects to put up a mill and manage it at that place, tie is a good mechanic, a fine miller, is sober, in dustrious, careful, and a thorough gen- ill suc- The Ebinger Hardwarecompany has just received a large shipment of the celebrated haying tools. Any farmer who has ever used these implements or seen them work will le satisfied with no other. If they are now to you, step in and examine thorn :it the Ebinger store. The new fish law will be apt to put a quiet us on much of the sprt of ti-.li-ing in the Sarpy county lakes by par ties of Plattsmouth uViicrmcn. The law goes into effect July 1st. It is a very stringent measure, n iuirii)g all non-residents of counties to lake out a licence before being permitted to fish in the waters thereof, under pen alties that are cjuite severe. Those who delight in piscatorial pursuits would better take their revengeout of that law and its makers by going to Minnesota to fish. Xew Entimes. Lince mentioning the possible can didates for county offices on tlie rep nbiican ticket, two new aspirants have appeared on the scene of action. L. A. Tyson, druggist at Elm wood, has entered the contesa for the nom ination for county clerk, and J. P. Ellis, Missouri Pacific agent at Louis ville, would liKe the nomination for recorder. Plattsmouth News. According to the News it miL'ht readily be inferred th?.t any otherrc publican in the county is " aspiring" to the distinction of offering himself a willing sacrifice before the conven tion. If there is one store m Plattsmouth that makes you want to buy every thing they have it's that of t he Sat tier With each dozen of our photos, until July 1st, we give one platinum water color panel. This offer is made onlvas a means of introducing t!;e new finish in platinum water colors. ICeedy studio. LIST OF LETTERS Remaining uncalled for for the. week ending June iT. l'.l: James Il:iline. I'. .1. Or:nly. Itev. Jerome Ilelllntlte.lleiiry Ilulme,, Pbele Johnson. .toon .li :m-. II. C. K)iflmrn. MUs Lloj d Or:ile. K. W. Summer. Mix Kttle Woo-l. .Mr. Veiky. Persons calling for any of the ab.ve letters will please say ' advertised." C. H. SMITH. P. M. The platinum water color photos so closely resemble a miniature portrait in water colors that it is almost impos sible to denote the difference. This work can onlv be secured at Keedv's studio on Main street. Save ice and money by buying the world. famous Challenge Iceberg Re frigerators. There are others, but none equal to this one sold anil war ranted by the Sa'tler Furniture Co., -the big .tore on ;th. street. Exceedingly Low Rate Excur sions to Minnesota. Dates sale: July 1 to O.inclusivc. Rates: To St. Paul-Minneapolis from Omaha, $9.85; from Council Bluffs, $0.33; from Lincoln, $11.10; from Superior, $13.0; from Hast ings, $13.0o; from Long Pine, $12.13, with proportionate rates from intermediate points. To Duluth, $4 higher than lo St. Paul-Minneapolis. Transit Limits: Continuous pas sage in each direction. Final Limits: October 31st. This is the lowest rate ever of fered with long limit ticket to the famoiu fishing and hunting resorts of Minnesota. Ask any agent of the Noithwes tern line for further particulars, time cards, etc. J. il. lire ha nan. . (ieneral Passenger Agent, Omaha, Xeb. Low Rates to David City. VIA THE IH'KI.INOTON I:olTK. s.'Jj to LlaviU City ami ret urn. .tune 2T-.lnly 4. return limit July 5. Tor tlie I;i 1.1 City CIihii t:i 11411:1. Tills assembly w ill Iw nnnsiitil ly insl met lve and entertaining- Atiioni; tlie notable imtmiiis lio ill appear are: Hon. C'liutnp Clark of MKomri. Senator ' HenJ. Y. Tillman of South Carolina, lion. J. T. Sweeney of Illinois. HonC'liasK. I.andlsof Indiana. Uev. Thomas W. Conway Clielsmaii. Hon John P. St. John of Kansas and Congress man K. J. Hurkett of Lincoln. An abundance of good mni and other en tertainment. . For Information alut tickets and train ser viee apply to nearest airent or write to J. KKANCIS. Ketiei-al paM-iwr apent. Omaha, Neb.