The Plattsmouth Journal from Plattsmouth, Nebraska on December 12, 1895 · 1
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The Plattsmouth Journal from Plattsmouth, Nebraska · 1

Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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Thursday, December 12, 1895
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u lUiS iifotdiiije fcSblMy f i - fill i5 rr or vJ J BE JUST AND ' FEAU NOT. VOL. 14. MO. 51. PLA-TTSIIOUTH. NCDHAOIIA, TUIIIISDAV. DECEUDER 12. 1805. n n rtf nn i r:it YEAH. gitUU lF PAID IN ADVANCE. "I'.gt.;? -1 f 9 r . 9 V lr DOINGS .OF A DAY; Various Local Happenings In And Around The Tov7n. THAT HE7 PUBLIC BUILDING. OoncreHiusn Strode Introduce a BUI In the House Providing For the Krec-. tlon of a 8100,000 PourlHc 4 Building Here. For a Public Building. Congressman Jesse B. Strode; who succeeded Hon. Wm. J.Brvan as representative from the second coo gressional district, has made himself heard at Washington, and Tuesday introduced a - number of . appropri-ation bills in the house, among -which was a bill providing for the erection' of a public building at Plattsmoutb, at a cost of $100,000. The people of this city would hail with delight the erec-tion of 'such a building here. However, Plattsmoutb citizens somewhat lesemble the gentleman from Missouri and before we commence to celebrate the event they, will have to show us.. Fined 8100 and Corn. After the verdict of not guilty to the charge of bei ng accessory to the charge of manslaughter was rendered in the Griswold case yesterday afternoon the defendant pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting in a prize fight and was fined $100 and costs. The above happened too late for publication in yesterdays Journal. . A Big Contract. The Chicago Burlington & Quincy road has just entered into a contract with P. D. Armour for the; delivery of 6,500 cars of wheat to Chicago elevators, and the tide of the cereal is to set this way in a Very short time. This wheat started hither in boats, but after several hundred thousand bushels had been shipped navigation closed and rail shipments had to be resorted to. Mr. Armour at that time had a contract with the Burlington for the deliVbrbf 2.500 cars. The grain has been purchased mostly in.. Minneapolis and Uwill be stored in. the Q elevators in Chicago .Lincoln Journal. - - - . 'v': - f ' ' v Coa ltates Go Up. . The coal rates between Chicago and the Missouri river were advanced yesterday, the rates going to $3, which is 20 cents lower than the old rate. This ends one of the most exciting and bitter freight rate wars that the west lias seen for yearp, the rate per ton from Chicago to Omaha some months ago dropping to $1, the lowest ever in the history of railroading. Freight men are of the opinion that there will be no further difficulty now in coal rates. World-Herald. . More Ilarnea Stolen. Joshua Gapen, the well-known far mer who lives some five miles south of this city, was in town Friday and reports that thieves - entered his barn, Thursday night and stole a harness. The thieves are said to have crossed the river at this point with the stolen goods. The police have a pretty good clue as to who the parties are, and will probably' succeed in capturing them. v . , . An Untisaally Light Sentence. James ILSimmons, the ex-postmas-ter at Bell, la., who issued a number of fraudulent money orders, securing some $600 before he was finally captured, . was Tuesday sentenced at Omaha by Judge Dundy to. one year and one day in the penitentiary. The sentence is an - unusually light one, considering the offense, and Simmons is a very lucky, man in not receiving ten or fifteen years. Y To lleeomo Cltiiea ( I merles. P. 11. Nard called upon Clerk of District Court Pearing this afternoon and renounced , all allegiance to King Oscar of Sweden; and took out his first citizenship papers. Frank John son; John August Johanson, C. E. Rydberg and Lorence Trilety, r al Bohemians; also took out their second papers today. Charl Iartl Buy ft 8 tor. Charles Parmele was the snccessfu bidder for the Hansen stock o groceries and queensware Monday afternoon, sold under a cbattle mortgage held by tbeFirst National bank. The amount paid was 176. The goods In voiced at something like C0C3. - A sterling silver thimble Films with every amounting toC209, of Arch ji. Cclcmnn jawc!xr., i v . IN TBK COURTS. Cbas. Graves of Union ; is in . the city today on legal business. Cole vs. Tidball & Fuller, a suit in replevin, . is being tried in district coart today. t Edwin Jeary vs the Connecticut Fire Insurance company . of Hartford. Continued. . . ' , -v- - .. i The will of the late Nathan Rea-soner, of Salt Creek precinct, has been lied for probate. The jury in the case of Wurk Bros, vs. W.E. Failing found for the plaintiff in the sum of $31:70.- The case of the Consolidated Coffee company vs. E. J. Norton & Co., a suit on account, was continued. The jury in the 'case of O. J. King vs. the Prentiss Brownstone company foiind for the plaintiff in the sum of $311, in district court last Tuesday. Application .was made Monday for appointment of Frank H Stander as administrator of the estate of the late eter Stander, the Center precinct !armer who committed suicide by langing himself one week ago Saturday. I t ... In the matter of the application for be sale of realty of the estate of P. P. the administrator. A, C. Loder Saturday', the sale was ad-ourned because the amount offered was not sufficient, in the opinion of the administrator, , O. C. Smith, through his attorney, J. K. Barr, has commenced an action n county court to recover some $25 from Zuckweiller & Lutz, the grocery men. Smith is the agent of a Kansas milling firm, and the suit is oyer a ballance alleged to be due tbe etter on a flour deal. J udge Ramsey is doing considerable more than his share of work in this, his last month as county judge. Over fifteen new cases have been filed In bis office daring the past ten, days, and Hr. Ramsey instead of resting up for its higher judicial honors next month, s compelled to perform extra work. Judge Ramsey yesterday issued a marriage license .tq Michael Tritsch and Miss Emma Mt Hennibgs The groom-elect is a $on of ex-County Commissioner Jacob Tritsch, and is well and favorably known. Tbe wedding will occur on Dec. 18, at the brides residence inEight . Mile Grove pro-cinct. In Justice Archers court Tuesday, tbe case of the state of Nebraska vs. Henry Lopp, charged with assault tried before a jury, resulted in a verdict of not guilty, tbe evidence being to tbe effect that Wunderbicb, the party assaulted, went into Lopps place of business for the express purpose of provoking a quarrel. District Judge-elect B. 8. Ramsey on Tuesday received his certificate of election from the secretary of state at Lincoln. The document is a very neat and handsome one, the penmanship being especially fine. The certificate is signed by Uncle Si Holcomb and Secretary of State Piper. Mr. Ramsey will have the document framed. The jury in tbe case of Denton vs. Wm. Goon, after being out from six oclock Friday evening until 10 oclock Saturday morning was dismissed by the court, as they could not agree upon a verdict. Denton is a grain commission man at Leavenworth, Kas., and brought suit for damages in the sum of $938.85 for alleged failure of contract made with Coon to ship some grain from Elmwood. Where Are the Profits? Out of thirty cars of beets shipped by the Valley Beet company, twenty-eight were rejected. When they are rejected it means that the company will pay just what it pleases. The company has sent a proposition to the growers of that pi ace ; offering them $2.50 per ton delivered at the factory-? and it costs $2.35 to dig, car and ship them so, if no shrinkage occurred, say s the Enterprise, the grower would make fifteen cents per ton more tbau if be allowed them to decay in the field. But shrinkage will amount to more than fifteen cents per ton. .So tbe grower would have been ahead if he bad consigned them to mother earth before digging them. At the time the V alley Reel com pany finished tending ? 1C3 acres , they had expended about $3,CC0, all ,of which the stockholders will probably lose; and besides, another assessment has been made to harvest the crop, $nd it is doubtful whether: tbe bsetr sold win pay for their own marketing, and still there are ninety teres yet ia the field that have got Veen heiTSeted and probably never , will ta-Fre meat Herald. k . .. vv ' I hill not guilty? The Jury Returns a Verdict the Defense. ' For T7AS HARRIED TOO UAHY THIES Another Chapter to tho SVlfe-Deaertion Epleode Which Occurred , la Thl .City Recently Other Local Item of Interest. , , , , Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 7, 3:30 p. m. Special to The Journal The jury in the case of the state vs. Ex-State Treasurer Hill and bondsmen to recover the money lost by the state in the Capital National bank failure, after being out for two , hours, returned with a verdict for the defense. ' HI Work' Wm Smooth. The Journal the other day contained an account of the exploits in this city of a man and woman who registeied at tbe Perkins house as C. W. Hill and wife, Lincoln. It seems that Hill, alias Thomas, Hall, Prof. Lagrange and several others, is a very smooth man. .The following dispatch in last Saturdays Lincoln Journal from Seward, will throw further light on the matter: The day. before - thanksgiving a couple came here and ; registered at the Windsor hotel as C. W. Thomas and Miss Mary. Adams of the Thomas comedy company, .Chicago. During the day Thomas called on County Judge Helling and procured a license, giving his name as Charles W. Thomas aged fifty' and; residence at Chicago, and that of the lady , as Mary Levina Adams, aged twenty, and residence as Lincoln. They were married the same evening at tbe Windsor hotel, Rev. T. A. Hull officiating. Thomas announced that they, would remain in Seward until their, compapy was ready to go oh the road again, and , settled iwn for the enjoyment of tbe honeymoon at the Windsor. . Thomas .announced that his company would ope.n up the show business in Seward on the evening of December 14.' He prepared a program and found suckers enough in Seward to take about $20 worth of advertising in his program and pay him in advance. He also roped in the Reporter for. a lot of tickets. In the meantime he had succeeded in getting posession of his wifes ring, gold Swatch, and about $30 in . cash. On Monday last they went to Lincoln and he induced a girl there to go away with him, giving her bis wifes gold watch and ring.; They went to Platts-mouth and remained over night at the Perkins hotel , he registering as C. H. Hall and wife. Next morning he stole the watch and ring again and skipped out. His wife came back to Seward Wednesday, expecting to find him here, and is still at the Windsor and out of mooey. Her mother lives in Lincoln and Mrs. Thomas claims she has been with the theatrical company two years. . There is a Lincoln version to the story which is of interest, says the Lincoln Journal. Miss Adams, who was married to Thomas, is said to be really Mrs. Knowles. She was mar ried to a theatrical man by that name in this city in July, 1893. He left her at Nebraska' City shortly afterwards, and she returned to Lincoln, taking her own name again. So far as can be learned she has never been divorced from him and he is now in this city. Thomas, or Professor Lagrange, as be was known here, managed to make P, C. Richards, manager of an employment agency, some work while here. According toMr. Richards, Lagrange came into his office and told him that he wanted four or five girls for, the stage, and would pay them $5 per week: ; Mr. Richards gave him the address of several and he went to their homes to see theca. W. H. Branch, who runs a news stand on North Thirteenth street; overheard Mr. Richards; and Lagrange talking and imm e-diately sent his wife to see the latter, asshewas longing, for honors as, a Thespian. Lagrange induced ' her to go to Pi&ttsmouth with 'him. - When4; they arrived there he registered as C. H. IIsll and' wife,, 'although Mrs. Branch cays ch? was not aware of bis action ; Hh left her at the hotel after securing a ring from her, which ha was to etfch&sgp for a diamond; ca it weald leek . o much totter on.the etegs jHe cever coror took.1- tiro. - Creech cco-f. ? i T a f aged to rake up enough money to get Lagrange;; Hall or Thomas, which ever you please to call him, is a man about fifty 3 ears of ag . He poses as a theatrical than, a member of tbe A. R.anij(id fact, as almost anything i that will catch a gullible, public. He is now supposed to be operating in Omaha. . s rrr 1 ---t-. f ' $ : ; Custer Ut$t itally. , .Scout Allisons lecture Monday even-ing-at Grand Army hall was most intensely interesting, and was listened to very closely by his audience from tbe opening to its close. Mr. Allison has spent ' most of his life during tbe past thirty years among the Sioux and other Indians of the northwest, and is equipped with amass of facts as to their habits, customs and daily life that are not known to the general public, and he is sufficiently scholarly to be able to i'fcUe what he knows with ease and fluency. He : began by telling the Indians story of Custers last rally, or the battle of the Littlca Big Horn, and be makes it very plain that Gen. Custer was the victim of the cowardice of Major Reno, and the annihilation of bis own rashness.; In short, the testimony of the Sioux braves shows bow: Reno (supported on tbe flank by Benteen with three companies) sent above! the Indian village by Custer with, four companies ' of cavalry, was to charge down through tbe village. He opened the attack btavely and completely surprised the Sioux, wh o began to fly to the bills, the men with their arms tbe women witli their children. But at this moment the attack stopped and Reno jtook refuge with bis men in a bunch of timber. The ' Sioux soon rallied When they saw the troops halt, and Reno after dismounting and remounting his men three times, began retreat and going back to and across the river, where he - was joined by Benteen. In tbeir retreat the Indians had discovered Custer advancing ob the hills north' of their camp, sand keeping a few men in Renos front the man boldly attacked Custer, sur rounded liis command and killed every man of- them. Had . Reno charged down through the , camp be would have been met by Custer below and a complete .victory Would have resulted. The scouts, description of Indian customs, and their life was graphic and entertaining throughout. Visitors to Plattsmoutb should stop for dinner at Sahls Bakery, where they can get a good lunch for 15c. 50 .. Gnnd Array Election. ; . McConi tie post. No. 45, grand Army of the : Republic, held its annual election of officers on Saturday evening last, with the following result:. Post Commander James Hickson. Senior Vice George Longenhagen. Junior Vice James Mitchell. Officer of the Day Wm. Porter. Quartermaster A.C.Fry.' - Chaplain C. W. Green. ' Delegate to state encampment C. W. Green, alternate. Ami Todd. The mixing of politics in the affair on the part of some members, it . is rumored, was the only unpleasant feature of the affair. W. K. C. Election. ,, President, Kate McMaken; senior vice, Sarah Kerr; junior vice, Louisa Cooper; treasurer, Emily Lake; chaplain, Laura Thrasher; conductor; Hattie Vermilia; guard, Caddie Bates; delegate, Eliza McCrosky; alternate, Lydia Todd. The election occurred Saturday afternoon. Joe & Frank, the originators of low prices, are knocking the bottom out of overcoats. Twenty-fivi per cent discount on every one. - Holiday Rate. - Via the Burlington route, Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jam 1 between stations not more than 200 miles apart. Return limit Jan. 2, 1896. Take advantage of ! this low rate opportunity and spend Christmas with the: old folks. They are counting on, you. The Christmas turkey and the Chrismas pudding are all ready. s Eat them where they should be eaten at f home with yonr own people--among your old friends. Tickets and full information at the B. &M. depot. A full line of Gunthers celebrated confectionery at Fricke A Cos. Harry Hayward 'was hanged at Minneapolis at 2:05 oclock yesterday morning, having made a confession of his guilt fcefore he died. ' - .w "V ' Look at the mzgnificrnt cCrr ,to delinquent subscribers, ends in tn- j other column today. , Tbis cCer fcnldjj gcod-up to Jan. 1st, JCL 1 SENT TO HAMBURG The Ilarness Stolen Hear This Located in Iowa. ' ! City Y700LEY HOT MUCH Y70RRIED. The Lincoln Attorney Unburden Him. elf to Cell Reporter Other , Thing That Have Happened Around Platt smooth. Wa Shipped to Hamburg. It bhs been ascertained that tbe harness which was stolen from several farmers living In this vicinity during the past two weeks, was shipped to Hamburg, Iowa, on Dec. 5th. -Tbe stuff was boxed up in two soap boxes, and billed as household goods. A man named Thos. Ellis made the shipment and the goods were sent to himself at Hamburg. Undoubtedly tbe stolen property could be recovered if an officer was sent over there at once, but as no reward has been, offered by the parties from whom tbe harness was stolen, and the county does not defray an officers expenses for such work, it is probable they will remain in Hamburg, for the present, at least. Y Doesn't Worry Him. Lawyer Ed Wooley returned home last night from the scene of the recent Sandy Griswold fiasco in Plattsmoutb. The attempt which has been made to disbar me from practice, be said last night to a Call reporter, does not worry me in the least. Judge Chapman handed down an order requiring me to show cause why I should not be disbarred, and yesterday morning I arose during a session of tbecou' t and announced that I should, make no showing, Whereupon the court took the matter under advisement. It is my candid opinion that the court dare not disbar me, and will continue to keep it underadvisement until he goes out of office next month. A. N. Sullivan, the defacto judge of the second district, and Chapman, hatched u p the whole scheme to even up on itnv contributing to the defeat of the: latter, and even should I be disbarred, to be reinstated before an honest court would be an easy matter. Lincoln Call. .. ... -Y; . Yy For farm loans, see J. M. Leyda Reliable abstracts also furnjsbed. Morgan Mast Hang. At eleven oclock Sunday morning the jury that bad been selected to decide tbe guilt or innocence of George Morgan, charged with the brutal murder of little Ida Gaskill on the evening of November 3, last, in Omaha, after belngout several hours returned with a verdict of murder in the first , degree, and decreed that Morgan suffer the death penalty. Y The verdict gives universal satisfaction, not only in Omaha, but in the entire state. Notice to Delinquent . All persons Indebted to the undersigned are requested to call on him at Murray and settle, on or before Dec. 20, or they will bear from him. ' Mont. Robu. $15,000! '$15,000! ' $15,000! - - - WORTH OF - - - a 31. o s: x a- 9 M an ufactu red for th e W estern T rade and Bought for Spot Cash Prices by ON Oos Suit $2.50. Worsted Pants, $1.00. liens 7col Hats , . 35c. Our stock io the larcoot and best cclcctcd Gtock over broucht to Case county, AT BED-ROCK PRICES. ti u Attorney Wooley Dlibarrcd. Last Tuesday Judge Chapman ren-Y dered a decision in the disbarment proceedings instituted against E. II. Wooley and by the courts findings, the Lincoln lawyer will be disbarred from practicing before this bar, at least while J udge Chapman Is on the bench; 1 - The court finds tbe defendant guilty of conduct unbecoming an attorney and making oath to false affidavits reflecting upon the court in answer to a rule of the court to show cause why he should not be punished for unprofessional and gross misconduct; also for failure to make showing to purge himself from contempt in said matter,. , Judge Chapman stated as a reason for taking the matter under advisement at the time of the hearing that he desired Mr. Wooley to have an opportunity to withdraw the charges made against the court. Mr. Wooley doesnt seem in the least Worried over the decision rendered by Judge Chapman, and is confident of being reinstated as soon as that gentleman is retired from office. Mr. Wooley Talk. Y The Lincoln Call says, auent the recent disbarment proceedings In district court : To a Call reporter Mr. Wooley this morniDg said: From a perusal of the newspaper reports pertaining to my disbarment it would appear that tbe finding was rendered because of my refusal to apologize for the charges made against the court. The charge of unprofessional conduct seems to have been a minor consideration, for had the allegations been true it would have been the-courts duty to disbar me at once. ' Such a thing as an apology cuiild not have been considered. Judge Chapmans finding is nothing more than an exhibition of the venting of personal spleen. I am undetermined as to wbat steps I shall take in the matter. Perhaps I may. take an appeal to the supreme court, and again I may wait until next month when a decent man goes on tbe bench down in the Second judicial district, at which time I may make an application for my reinstatement as a practicing attorney, I shall pay no further attention to Judge Chapman. He ia already a dead duck, but there are others, however, on whose trail I propose to camp until I have evened up completely for the dirty trick' they have levied against me, Paid 9100 For a Postal Card. E. F. Warren returned from Omaha last eveoing, well pleased with the treatment he had received for his client, J. W. Gilbert at the hands of the United Stales supreme court. Mr. Gilbert was charged with having used a postal card tbe second time, and under the law was liable to a fine of $300. On the advice of bis attorney be pleaded guilty and was given tbe lightest possible fine $100 and costs. Nebraska City Press. Farm loans made at lowest rates. T. H. Pollock, over First Natl Bank. A sterling silver thimble free with every purchase amounting to $200, of Arch L. Coleman, jeweler. 9 CLOTHIER. Dusiness Suits $500. f HENS BQIBTS 50c. liens Shcos, 01-OO. Court IIcucc, Plnttcnscutb, II cb. 4 $

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