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PLATTSMOUTIT, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. MAY 19, 1887.
VOLUME XXIII. NUMIJER 9.
Is the Oriental Kalutation,
knowing that good health
cannot exist -without a
heultliy Liver. When the
Liver is torpid the Dowels
are sluggish unci constipated,
the food lies in the stomach
undigested, poisoning the
Mood; frequent headache
ensues; a feeling of lassi
tude, despondency and ner
vousness indicate hv the
whole system is deranged.
Simmons Liver Regulator
has been the means of restor
ing more people to health
and happiness by giving
them a healthy Liver than
nny agency known oh earth.
It acts with extraordinary
power and efficacy.
NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED.
As a general family remedy for I)lspeis!a
Torpid Liver. Constipation, etc., I hardly ever
ue anything elsrt. ami have never been disap
pointed in tilt effect produced ; it Heems to be
almost a perfect cure for all diseases of the
istomsch and F.owels.
W. J. McELKOY. Macon. Ga.
ATTOHNEYS AT LAW.
JOHN A. DAVIES. A ttornpy at Law. Ofliee
with K. H. Windham, over Hank of Cass Co.
Plaixsmoutu, JanTlyi Nkukaska.
"IIEKSON & SULLIVAN, Attorneys at Law.
Will give prompt attention to all bufinesM
Intrusted to them. Oltice ia L'uiun Ulock, East
Bide, riattsmouth, Neb.
T AS. 8. MATHEWS, Attorney at Law. Office
over M. U. Murphy Co's store,
Mtln betwejn 6th and 6th streets
Co's store, south side of
KOBEUT B. WINDHAM. Notary Public and
Attorney at Law. Office over Bank of
Cass County, riattsmouth. Neb. Office tele
phone No, 7 ; residence, Wo. (5.
MA. HA HTKSAN, Lawjer, Fitzgerald's
JJlock. I'lattemouth. Neb. Prompt and
careful attention to a general law practice.
PHYSICIANS AND 8UKUKONS.
W. COOK, M. ., Physician and Surgeon.
jM Utile at Fisher's Drug Store, Platt
Notice of Application for Druggist's
Permit to Sell Liquors.
To whom it may concern :
Notiee is hereby given tbat the unders'gned
will make application to the City Council of
PlattomoiiMi at its second regular meeting in
May, 1T. to -wit: on the 23rd day of xaid
mouth, for a license or permit to sell malt,
npiritous and vinous litjuors for lha year end
ing May 1st, lss.-f, for medicinal, mechanical,
chemical and eacrameiital purioses, at our
fdaee of business on went half of lot two (2),
ii block thirty-live (3.). city of riattsmouth
County of Cass, State of .Nebraska.
8-2 Smith & Black.
STATE OK NEBRASKA. I ,
Cass County, 1
In County Court.
To all persons interested in the estate of
Aaron Dol h, deceased,
.Notice is hereby given that on the 20 day of
HayA.D. iss7, at tiie hour of 10 o'clock a. in.,
at ih County Judge's . ilice iu Plattsmouth.in
aid county. t lie petition, askinji for the appoint
ment of A, 1J Dickmui u Administrator of said
estate, will be beard and ewusidered ; at which
time and place all perso a interested may ap
pear and show caue. If any they have, why he
8hou'd not be appointed a such Administrator.
Dated this 3d day of May A. 1) 1KS7.
7-3 C. licssKL, Couuty Judges
In the District Court of Cass County, Ne
braska. Lessik Hunt, Plaintiff,
j Notice ol
it. f vlce'
IIekbert Hunt, Defeudan
Herbert Huut the defendant in the above
cause will take notice that on the lsth day of
May, A. I). lSi7, Leslie Hunt, plaint ff, herein
filed her petition i.i the District Court of Cass
county. Nebraska, ag inet said defendaut, the
object and prayer of which iu to obtain a di
vorce from defendant on the grounds of willful
absence of defendaut for more than two years
and for failure to support plaintiff and aUo
praying for the caie, custoday and control of
the two children of Plaintiff ad defendaut.
You are required to answer said petition on
or before the 27th day of June, A. D 1887, or
default w ill be entered against you and judge
ment rendered as prayed.
Plat turnout li. May, lStU, A. D. IRS".
m-4 j.kssje Hunt.
By S. P. Vajtatta, her Atty.
By the undersigned at his farm near
Eight Mile Grove, in Plattsmouth pre
cinct, one red steer, about two years old;
has white bush on end of tail and split
in left ear; is rather "staggy." Owner
can have same by proving property and
8-8. Wm. Wetexcamp.
1. That "Warrick sells "Warner's Safe
Cure at $1.00 per bottle.
-H. That Warrick sells Liver Pills (all
kinds) at-20cts. n box.
That Warrick sells Hop Bitters at 75c
$1.00 bottles of
Yarrick sells all Patent Medi-
than any vdruggist in Cass
-r-Us Epsom Salts alOc
'''uber Salts at
V Warrick sells
Yin at Tocts.
The city council nut last Thursday
evening, tin; time adjourned to from the
preceding Monday evening, with all
members present but Mr. Weber.
The bonds of Fred Gordor, for $:t,000
and J. W. .Johnson (chairman ), for $", 000
of the hoard of pulbic works were read,
and on motion of Mr. Greusel the bonds
were accepted and the gentlemen sworn
The mayor .stated that Mr. I). Ilawks
wortli had declined to accept the nomi
nation as a member of the board and
nominated in his stead F. M. Richey. On
motion of Mr. Murphy the nomination
A petition praying for the acceptance
of the proposition of the water company
to lay about three miles of mains in vari
ous portions of the city was presented.
The petition was signed by 140 residents
and tax payers. Mr. Greusel moved the
prayer of the petitioners be granted and
the proposition accepted. Mr. Murphy
seconded. Mr. Dutton thought the prop
osition could be amended so as to benefit
those who live out on the hills and were
too far away from the present lines of
mains to receive any benefit from them,
while down in the lower sections of the
of the city in sonic places where it was
proposed to lay new mains, there were
other mains close enough to be quite ac
cossible for the residents on the proposed
new lines. Mr. AVeckbach said he favor
ed honoring the petition, but still he
thought that many of the signers had not
examined the proposed route, and would
not have signed the petition had they
done so. Mr. Murphy then moved to
amend the motion before the council,
granting the petition as to the amount of
mains, but reserving the position of them
for the council to decide. Amendment
accepted. Mr. White said he thought the
mains ought to be laid, but where, the
council ought to say. Mr. McCalkn
moved to amend by adding, if the coun
cil could agree upon the location. The
amendment and motion as amended car
ried, Mr. Dutton thought it would be
a good idea to appoint a committee to
settle whenj the mains should be laid.
Mr. Murphy moyed that a committee of
one from each ward be appointed to de
cide the question. The motion passed
bul uo committee was appointed. Here
a gentleman speaking for the company
said that he had been informed that the
company had located these proposed
mains as they had for a purpose, and that
he thought it would be a good idea to
see the company and find out how they
would agree to locate them, as they had
located them where they would cieriye
the most benefit from private patronage,
and that it was not for the hydrant rent
al that tkey wished to lay them, for that
would not pay expenses. Mr. Dutton
thought there were about as many people
on the hills as where the pipes were pro
posed to be laid, and they wanted the
mains laid their way and would patron
ize them and he did not think the com
pany would lose anything, and certainly
the council did not desire the company
to lay mains where they would not get
plenty of private patronage. Another
gentleman speaking for the company said
the company had made this where they
would catch the most people with the
fewest miles of pipe, and he did not be
lieve the company would lay the same
amount of mains elsewhere, at the same
rates. Mr. Murphy said it was the inten
tion of the council to lay the mains where
they would do the most good and reach
the most people,
Mr. McCallen changed the subject by
saying he thought the subject that inter
ested the tax-payers of the city most was
the grading of the streets and with it the
completion of a system of sewerage, and
he moved that a surveyor be emoloyed to
make estimates. Seconded by Mr. Weck-
bach. Mr. Dutton thought it was a little
premature 'till they found out where the
money would come from, and for that
reason he thought the question ought to
be postponed and no surveyor hired 'till
they were sure of the money to prosecute
the work. Mr. Murphy thought it poli
cy to wait 'till after the election, they
then would know what they could do.
Mr. Dutton presented a letter from Sur
veyor Hosewater, who said. plans
for a competent system of sewerage and
grading could be had for $2,000. Mr.
McCallen's motion to hire an engineer, to
make an estimate of the cost of sewering
and grading was then voted on and lost.
Upon motion of Mr. Greusel the city
clerk was instructed to prepare and fur
nish to the city treasurer a list of those
liable to pay occupation tax, for collec
tion, and attention was also called to the
fact that the term of five years for which
immunity from such tax had been grants
ed expired the 15th of this month, and
that it would be necessary to revise the
ordinance to include the opera house or
traveling shows. The trersurer desired
to know who was liable to pay hotel and
boarding house tax. The clerk said the
new law said "hotels," and that might
not include boarding houses.
Mr. Greusel said that he had been in-
fomred that some of the parties platting
additions to the city had not been mak
ing the streets and alleys to conform
with those already established, and upon
an opinion from the city attorney the iu
diciarv committee was instructed to pre
pare an ordinance compelling &uch con
A petition - was presented asking the
mayor and council to call a special elec
tion to bond the city to the amount of
1100,000. or as, much of that as the value
r the property would permit, me money
" used in public works. Mr. Murphy
' T 50,000 be inserted in the
v and ihe petition be
" i said ho did not
Id issue bonds
- id he felt
sure it could, for other cities iu the state
under the anie charter as riattsmouth,
were doing so.
The city attorney said the city could
issue bonds for sewerage but he did not
know abaut its being able to issue bonds
for grading but he would prepare him
self to answer the question by Saturday
On motion the committee on streets al
leys and bridges was instructed to cor
respond with various civil engineers and
get their terms for sewering and grading.
The council then decided to reconsider
the petition for voting bonds.
Mr. Dutton moved the petition be
placed on file. Mr. Murphy then with
the permition of his second withdrew his
motion and moved that the considering
of the petition asking for the city to be
bonded be laid over till Saturday even
ing. The motion passed.
A petition asking for the grading of
Dey street between Sixth and Fourth, was
reforred to the committee on streets al
leys and bridges. Upon mo
tion of Mr. Greusel the same commit
tee was instructed to notify the railroad
company to extend its present walk on
east side of Billings avenue along its
property to the 0Niel place, and council
adjourned to meet the following Saturday
Council met Saturday evening pursu
ant to adjournment. All the councilmen
were present but mayor Simpson being
late president McCallen occupied the chair
till his arrival.
Mr. Greusel called for the Ojiinion of
city attorney Byron Clark as to the levy
ing of a tax of 100,000 for public im
provements. Mr. Clark replied that bonds could not
be issued for grading. The only provi
sion expressly made for that purpose was
two mills of the general fund, in addition
to which was the road tax. For bridg
ing, there was no limit where a special
levy was made. For paving, bonds could
be issued to the amount of $50,000 by
submiting the question to a vote of the
people. This money to be used to pay
for the paving cross-streets, gutters and
putting in curbing. One half of the cost
of grading must be paid by the owners
of the adjoining property, in addition to
the levied tax. .Under the new law
bonds could not be voted for sewerage;
that must be done by an assessment made
for the purpose. This assessment can be
made by a two-thirds vote of the coun
cil. A petition in the form of a resolution
was presented from the people of the city
by Sir. Dutton, asking the mayor and
council to require the city attorney to
prepare an ordnance organizing paving
districts and that they get an estimate of
the grading, paving and sewering of
Main and other streets. Contracts to be
let for a sum not to exceed $30,000 for
1887, and the city attorney be instructed
to draft an ordnance for the issuing of
city warrants with which to pay the costs
to the city. The warrants to be received
for face value.
Mr. Murphy moved the adoption of
Mr McCallen said the resolution was
quite lengthy and as a great deal was em
bodied in it he thought the council ought
to have a little time to inquire into it,
and he did not feel prepared to vote on
it just then. Mr. Greusel said he felt
about the same.
Mr. Dutton complained that it was
strange to him why the council was al
ways wanting time to consider every
thing, He thought the grading should
be done immediately as it had to be done
first, but if they were going to do noth
ing they had better drop everything.
Mr. McCallen thought it would be well
to refer it to the -city attorney and if
there was any thing in it not just right;
he could let them know. Mr. McCallen
also expressed himself as in favor of pro
ceeding with the grading.
Mr. Murphy said he thought the peti
tion or resolution provided for the pre-
mring for the work before doing it, that
the money could be raised by issuing
warrants, and they need not issue war
rants except for the amount of work done
and he believed the resolution covered
the entire ground.
Mr. Greusel objected to Mr. Murphy s
statement by saying that there was a
question as to when the man who held
the warrants would get his pay.
Mr. Weber said he would like to have
a little time to consider the question, and
he thought the sewerage ought to be done
at the time of the grading as they would
mutually benefit each other.
Mr. Dutton did not favor sewering the
creeks as that would make a trememduus
debt, but he desired the principle streets
to have a system of seweraga draining
them to the creeks. A vote was then
taken on the original resolution and it
was defeated.; Messrs. Murphy and Dut
ton favoring its adoption.
Mr. White moved that the city employ
engineer Rosewater at the terms stated in
his letter, to make a survey and furnish
complete plans for the paving, grading
and sewerage of the city, with estimates
of the cost in detail, (Mr. Rosewater's
proposition was to do the work for ' C
Mr. Dutton. said he did not bel
was right so get a man ta con
make the estimate withont money 1
him, . -
The motion Tvas put and c:.. . 1,
Messrs Weber aul Dutton opposir .
Mr. Murphy rfe-introduced Mr.B -.'-ton's
resolution and moved that it be rilcrred
to the city attorneHor a report r n its
legality and its merittsaid rr; 'i be
rendered at an adjoined ni" ' i he
held next Tuesday even' "
The water works r la
petition askip" ' " y-
dract on r- 'i
sidcrable discussion the matter was re
ferred to the committee on fire and wa
ter. The bond of T.M.Richy for J.OOO as
member of the board of public works
was read and approved.
Mr.Murphy then moved an adjournment
till the following Tuesday evening. Mo .
tion lost. '
Then the question of the proposition
of the water works company cam up
after several motions were made ami
dropped for various causes. A doubt a
rose as to whether the proposition had
been accedted in the preceeding meeting
or not. when Mr. Greusel moved a re
consideration of the action of the council
in regard to the proposition.
Then followed a yery long discussion
in which all the councilmen, several cit
izens and the attorney for the water Co.
took part. Messrs. Murphy and Dutton
seconded by Mr. Jones, strongly favored
the acceptenance of the proposition, on
the ground that the new mains were to be
laid throughout the most thickly settled
portion of the city, and to cost only $10
per each new hydrant or $1,200 a year for
the 30 to be erected and this was a reduc
tion of one half from the orriginal cost
and these new hydrants would afford fire
protection to a large number of taxpay
ers who are now defenseless against fire,
and the mains would afford them the re
maining benefits of the water works
The remainder of the council; Messrs"
Greusel, McCallen, Weckback, White and
Weber, were strongly in favor of the non
acceptance of the proposition on the
ground that, although the mains were
to lie laid in the thickest part of the city,
half of them were to be laid in the third
ward where there were already mains and
hydrants on every other street from which
the people had fire protection, while the
affording of water for private comsiiip
tion was not to be paid for by the city,
and the water Co. would have to lay the
mains along the intervening streets to
get the patronage, and fire protection on
these streets was not necessary.
During the discussion Mr. Greusel said
twelve years' rent of !?1,200 each would
buy mains and lay them from ene end of
the city to the other on every street
which did not have them and the mains
would then belong to the city, and he
was in favor of doing that to paying the
money to the company, but still he would
agree to pay the rental if the water com
pany would distribute the mains equally
over the cit'.
Mr. Polk replied that the company
could not do that as the people did not
live equally oyer the city, and if the com
pany did; it would lay mains which
would bring them nothing in return for
several years and they could not afford
Mr. White said the water company had
advertised to lay service pipe to the curb
ing of any person's property who desired
water, free of charge, and he had heard
persons say the company had refused
them this inducement on application.
Mr. Polk replied that the service pipe
would only be laid to the curbing free of
cost where mains were already on the
Several of the taxpayers then spoke.
Most of them favored the laying of the
mains either as the company proposed or
as the council might easv fit. All those
who disapproved of the proposition
lived off the proposed lines.
Upon vote it was decided to reconsider
Mr. Greusel moved that the proposi
tion of the water works company be not
accepted. The motion passed and coun
cil adjourned till Tuesday evenening.
Couucil met pursuant to adjournment
clerk were absent.
Mr. White presented an agreement of
Rosewater Christy, of Omaha, to sur
vey and make accurate maps of the city
showing the lay of the streets and the
amount of dirt to be removed or tilled in
to reduce or raise them to an established
grade also a map of a system of sewerage
for the city showing the lay of the
sewers etc. This to be done within six
months from date and the city to pay
them ?2,000 on completion of the plans.
Mr. White said it would be a good
plan to have a 6urvey of the creeks made
at the time of the other surveying and he
moved that a survey of the creeks be
called for in the contract.
Mr. Christy replied that it would bu
necessr.ry for them to survey the creek6
in order to establish the sewerage plans.
He also said he would turn oyer to the
city all field notes,
Mr, Greusel moved the contract be ac
cepted and the mayor be authorized to
complete the contract with the company.
The mayor read a petition for a side
walk on 10th. st. from Washington av
enue to Main, either on the east or west
side of the street, for the benefit of the
Mr. Weber moved that the petition be
referred to the committee on streets, alleys
and bridges, with power to act. He said
that when it rained the children from the
second ward had to come around to 7th
st to get to school.
Afier a short discussion the motion
Zlr. McCallen said he heard a great
t':a.l of complaint about there being no
sidewalk on the east side of Main street
near the High schooL
Mr. Dutton said the gentleman about
whpm the complaint was made had the
plank all ready to build the walk, but he
depended upon himself to do the work
as he conld not afford to hire help, and
could only work mornings and evenings,
and would make the walk in time. He
thought it best to wait on him. Council
then adjourned. .
rid Warrick's Mixed Paint ad.
For :i short time
Izidm LJ nens, Piques,
AX, I, THE IATEST NO YEITJES.
Swiss and Hamburg Embroideries and Flouncing.
"Wliit and Colors, of tb.
-:-OUR GOODS ARE ALL NEW-:-And
yon are invited to call.
j JOSEPH V. WECKBACH.
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SPRING mm. SUMMER
We arc now prepared to show to the citizens of Cass County the most Sujerb Selec
tion of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS ever Selected
for the Trade, Embracing
Swiss, Piques, Lawns, Jaconetts, Chambrays, Mulls,
Bard L. Indes, Crinkled. Sursucks, Laees, Embroideries,
Flouneings, Carpets, Matting, Rugs, Hosiery, Gloves,
Corsets, Parasols, Sunshades, Fans, Mitts, Picnickers' Notions.
Black and Colored G G Silks, Dress Good Xovelties, Table Linen
Toweling, Napkins, Lace Curtains, Curtain Damasks, Curtain
Poles, etc., Spring Wraps, Jerseys, Bonda Jackets.
He lost Elegant lino of
CgrDo not fail to call and inspect our stock when in the, city.
- THIS I
only we will ollVr
m y) w IP y) p ;
Illinery Goofis in tlie State.
White Front Palace Dry Gccdr
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