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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JAMIAItY 1J. 1!K
VOL. XLV NO.6
THE COUNCIL MEETS
Much Discussion But No Light
Flashes Athwart the
A very interesting session of the city
Fathers was held last Monday evening
at the regular meeting of that body.
Some nw mid knotty problems pre
sented themselves touching parliamen
tary usages. Afte.' the minutes of the
irevious meeting hud been read and
tpproved, u communication from the
:iuw owner of the building in which the
'ouncil holds ita eittings informing that
'tody of a material increase in rent
dating from Jonuary first was read.
The increase was fifty per cent of the
former rent, and 80 euddenly did the
Matter fall on the ear3 of the mem
bers that all councilmen at once eat up
;ind took notice. The increase was
from $o0 the old rate to $73 per year
in the future. In addition to this
shameless manner of depicting the city
treasury, the owner of the building
also demanded an immediate vacation
'f the room directly north of the coun
cil chamber, which the city has oc
cupied as a sort of store room for ex
hibits oaoful in police court proceed
ings. The matter was referred to the
proper committee. It may be decided
i hat it will be cheaper for the council
to move than to submit to the increase
m rent, the linancc committee re
ported the usual grist of bills which
were allowed. City Clerk Elster re
ported the receipt of $117.74 since the
tormer report. Clerk Litter also
prophesied that he could got the $700
rom the commifbioncrs this week
which they had promised to pay into
the city treasury, all of which made
tne counnirr.cn leel pleasant, lhe
treasurer's ret tort was then road show
ing the sum of ?"2.'w!l as a net balance
The fireworks did not begin until the
report of the light committee was
called for, hut shortly after there was
music In the air. The committee is
composed of a councilman from each
ward, being Falter in the First, Weber
in the Second, Eookmeycr in the
Third, Schulkof in the Fourth and Von
dran in the Fifth. There was a double
iturreM rcjxjrt to be submitted, the
.'.Hijontv composed of t alter, Schulhof
; nd Weber desired to report favorably
op allowing the Nebraska Lighting
Company to install I!0 Boulevard gas
lights of !" candle power on the Main
Greets and avcr.ucs of the city for the
s im of SS 10 or fiiS per light per year.
Vliile the minority Vondran ana Look
nmyer wanted to report recommending
electric lights and power.
Councilman Falter moved the i.'dop
: ion of the majority report, which
I're.-idcnt Sattlt r declared out of order,
and in an extended speech said in effect
that the citizens did viA want gas light
.fi the streets. His idea was that the
matter had been settled by .he meet
ings of the joint committee of the coun
lilandthe Commercial club that gas
nil? not desirable. President Sattler
l.t lieved that the council should draw
'(Imnance ar' puss it fixing the
Sl'iOO and submit it to the Nebraska
j Light Company and if it , accepted, it
ull right, otherwise let the contract to
Uortenlanger or any other company
who would furnish the light for that
sum. After the councilmen had aired
j their opinions the matter was referred
! to the judicia.y committee.
This committee promises to give us a
! rod hot time the next time the council
i The bond of Earl Wescott was tr.cn
j tioned and the matter placed in the
hands of the city attorney to convert
; into cash by means of a suit to be com-
menced at once.
i The following claims were allowed:
j Neb. Light Co., light $ :$ 00
I F. G. Frickc & Co., mdse 50
1 Ben Kaincy, salary 50 00
Joe Fitzgerald, same 50 00
Jas Donnelly, same 4 50
Olive Jones, same 25 00
Public Library, expense. . .. 1 '15
Roy Taylor, street work 7 83
C. G. Fricke, poll tax 3 00
Platta. Tel. Co., rent . 1 50
M. Archer, salary 30 00
P. HarriBon, street work 11 03
Neb. Light Co., light 1 50
H. L. Asemissen & Son, mdse . 3 00
Plattsmouth Journal, printing.. 19 20
Wm. Wehrbein, livery 2 00
John Waterman, lumber I 60
A Mnaisslppi Abstract el Title.
A Miseissippian, having occasion to
j make a loan on a tract of land in an
: other part of the state, wrote to a
i young attorney in the vicinity to make
him a complete abstract of the title.
, After some little time he received the
Abstract of W. C. Miles property. Lot
110 x 110 Joining public sts., on two
sides sts. I know not the No.
i Said lot was sold by Newbcrger. W8
THE LIGHT QUESTION! DEVASTATED SICILY
Citizens are Unanimous in Their
Demand For Light-Should
We have our views on the city light
question. There is no question ateut !
the citizens desiring lights. It is be-1
lieved that if the matter was submitted
to the citizens, it would be found that j
more than two-thirds of them would be '
in favor of electric lights. There is but
one way to light the city, and that
seems to be by the use of arc lights in
the business district and incandescent
lights in the resident portions. The
whole people must pay for the lighting
of the city, and the resident portions,
if they pay their share of the expenses,
are entitle to be taken into consider
ation in the provision for lights. We
believe the city ought to be fairly well
I ghted for the sum of $1500 per year.
As to who shall furnish the lights is a
matter that id not material. If there
is a sufficient demand for power, then
power should be included, but if there
is not such demand, then it is absurd to
contend that a power plant should be
installed. A power plant would cost a
considerable sum of money, and the
writer full;- believes, whenever the time ; tains of )ittlt, k,g!, tlian ,m j t
cumes that a demand is made for power j height. It presented a most picturesque
and all day service, the same can and . appearance to the traveller, u he up
willbefurnWied.no matter who has ,,r0achod from the sea. It was built
the lighting contract with the city, j in a yenuIircle around the harbor,
The discussion of the light proposition m the houses rose in tiers upon the
has been long drawn out. but it all ! 8u.pe of the foot WUh, with the moun-
Histoncal of that Portion of
Italy Recently Stricken
"Italia! O Italia! thou who hast
The fatal gift of beauty, which became
A funeral of present woes and pust,
On thy sweet brow is sorrow ploughed
And annals graved in characters of
The islund of Sicily belongs to Italy,
and is separated from the mainland by
a narrow channel about two miles wide,
called the straits of Messina. It Is
triangular in shape and has an tire of
about 9,M0 square miles, nr a little
more than one-eighth the size of the
State of Nebraska. Its principal agri
cultural products arc cereals, and about
three-fourths of its surface is covered
with grain fields. More than 30,000 of
its people tire employed in the sulphur
mines, there being more than 300 mines
in operation, Sicilian sulphur is re
nowned in JLhc markets of the world.
The population is upwards of three
and a half millions of people.
Messina was a city of about 200,000
inhabitant!, built between the sea
and a sharp and rugged range of. nioun-
Spokane Will Entertain.
The Spokane chamber of commerce
will make a canvass of the city early in
March for $100,000, the amount required
to maintain its organization during the
year and take care of the 17th National
Irrigation Congress, August 9 to II,
and the National Apple Show, some
time next fall. The chamber of com
merce is headud by Frederick E. flood
all; Robert Insingcr is chairman of the
local Iward of control of the irrigation
congresa and E. F. ('artier Van Dissel
is chairmm of the board ff directors of
the National Apple Show, which has
decided to make thecxhibition of apples
an annual affair. Tho chamber of com
merce expended $CO,000 in its work in
1908, and this is to be enlarged. It is
expected there will be from 3,500 to
5,CkO delegates and thousands of visit
ors attend meeting of irrigationists.
The apple show, which occupied 85,000
square feet of space, is to be doubled
and the premium list probably will be
larger than in YM, when $33,000 was
distributed in prizes.
AS SEEN BY OTHERS
Has Suit Caae Stolen.
E. B. Vroman who has been visiting
hi9 parents for a couple of weeks de
parted Monday for Omaha, from
thence he expecting to ship for Ten
nasBeo with a group of young men. He
had arranged for his transportation.
and ste pped to the place where he had
left his suit case, and to hi surprise i CVL'r a man can honestly earn money
found it had been stolen. The case ' ',v no mutter what his social position.
An English View of Americans
by a Man Sent Here For
"Thero is no mistaking native Ameri cans,
und as one observes their inde
pendent bearing, their shrewd acute
ness and general air of alertness, one
begins to feel prepared for interesting
development! in every phase of national
life. Perhaps their most atrikhig
characteristic is their intense devotion
to everything American -a not unna
tural devotion, though perhaps at time
emphasized in aggressive character.
The finest in the world is a phrase fre
quently on their lips, but one soon feck
so strongly the wonderful fascination
of a country which has such superb
natural advantages that one can hear
the harmless boasting with equanimity.
Another characteristic ono cannot hch
noticing is the prevalent desire for mak
ing money. Even the children are in -spired
by it, and perhaps one result of
this national ambition strikes as at first
an novel, but on second thought it hi
natural enough. This is the absence
of any false pride, which, speaking
broadly, results in, the unconsicous re
cognition f the dignity cf labor. What-
rontained some good suit? of clothing
and other articles useful to the owner.
Mr. Vroman then decided that he
would return to Plattsmouth, which he
1 he counts it no disgrace to do.
Americans have seen clearly enough
that the greatest force to enable them
to win their wav in the world's markets
did late Monday night. The loss quite , is education, nnd they have made won-dk-conccrtcd
the young man, and he derful strides of late years to improve
will visit the home folks for a short ' this. So far as I could judge, thero is
from Ncv.berger to a negro, named seems to be wind, so far. It would be I tains forming a verdant background
fhVarVJ.'J0, m00!'1 t0!ansy t0 out om the : This city was foun,,ei, :::2 c.
Mol Carr, Mol Carr sold to V. C. Jones
W. C. Jones sold or transfcred said
lot to W. C. Miles last year 1W7 for
W. C. Miles holds title to .said property
now and has improved the same very
Can our abstractors produce ine like
: . 1 a i r. i.t '
vanou ernes vi mis Mate, wnicti are ( This ja the city destroyed by the re
of the same dass as Plattsmouth. as to , ct.nt c:ilthqua!;e, nnd the whole island
what light service is furnished, and at i;4 wrapped in sorrow i.f.d distress. The
"lwun:,M OI inu v'w we. , balmy weather which has nrcvailed
has been a (iod fend to the injured,
sick, and desolate of this stricken coun-
Remaining uncalled for in
ollice at Plattsmouth, Neb..
Mrsi I.auretlia Add. Mrs
lleikman, Miss Pearl Carey, IMiss ' ontmnrrlle
and with this information at hand the
council ought to be able to make its
oner ,-iam, ana men ic would te up to; try. Thc lhiU(i st;it(,s ,, IR,U,
some lighting institution to accept its ' qui( kjy in rc,sponSL. to thL ()t.man(i8 for
proposition and furnish the lights. We aid to these helpless and stricken peo
caiinot hope to get lights at less than ' P'1-'- The American Ked Cross society
other cities are now navinc. but wn urol has l,0,'nc il share in this beneficent
A Surprise Party.
What proved to bo most pleasurable
event was a surprise party given Satur
day nitrht to Emil Ilolmbere-and familv.
..... ..v,n.H.hnu.i I'uiwK.ijiu eniiueM 10 jusi as good a contract.
n farm near Wausa Neb., intending j Whcn thc C(1Rtract j3 k Ml Discover. Pearl,
to move his family there about the first , , , -t(.Kt. ir uu- ,.r .w.r tk . m . -p
of i). ..omi,.,r month an l vk -,.,v,.h Lc 80 dl" lwn that there would be lit) bradv w e of the ,i(.prk tor. of
of the tomn.g month, and his .Swedish j I the new restaurant formerly owned by
neighbors and friends concluded to give i question as to its validity. And the iIarrv Adair vvas scrvin(. ers over
him a farewell reception, with the party making the contract should be !., . .."i,..- k
panics were t,Hci'il under a bond fullv .eiifTirient to tho 'nor foi -rnr.p to tlitil fin.. ... -.il
cover any and all failures of compliance. "c l"ok the pearl to H. A. McKlwain,
It is hi lieved thr.t . thi. rite, the Main street jeweler and was of.
ous for lights, and are willing to bear
hlK'.abUhuay, Mary (jrooh, Mrs. Mary
Jones, Miss Pertlia Lahr, Mrs. Minnie
Mc.Vcaly, Mrs. Emma Smith; Dr. J. S.
Armstrong, M. Pannister, Mat dross,
J. W. Edwards, Frank L. Hawkins,
Frank Hesse, Carl Juline, H. I!. Mil
ler, (Jlen Porter, E. H. Pobinson.
These letters will be sent to the dead
letter office January 2't, V.m, if not
i little dilTerencc in the elementary
j school life of America and England.
. save that the former has no religious
j difficutly to contend with. There is, in
fact, no religious education in America,
' as wo understand the term, vet secular
Myrtle ' education there produces results that
at any rate, bear comparison
. Jan. 11,
i with our own. There is a remarkable
j absence of bad language in the streets;
j this was particularly notit cablo in
j the Saturday night crowds.
I It struck me that there was an ap
j parent desire on the part of many par
ents to allow their children to continue
I at school after theordinary leaving age,
j and all who are acquainted with work-
(leliveriTi I.efY.r.. In nillin,. (.... v,
above please nay "advertised" giving j in ,cl,USB ,h(.0mt'8rwi11 bnow nnd "W'
date of list. C. H. Smith P. M. ! ute the self sacnfireof parents whoallow
' i their children to enter on four viun'
Our Latchstring is Always Out.
mount to be paid to any company at'
above result. Music and
indulged in and later refreshment.? were
served. Mr. and Mrs. Holmberf; were
presented with a set each of tea and
table spoons and knives nnd forks as a
mark of the esteem in which they are
held by their neighbors and friends.
Departs For New York.
Pert Spies, a former comositnrof the
News leaves Sunday for f Irooklyri, . Y.
where he will master the intricacies of
the linotype machine. P.ert is one of
our brightest young men and will make
lVred ?1 1 for it. Mr. Prady thought it
worth more monev so he sent it to New
their fair .share of the expenses. Give ( York, and will no'dmiM realize a neat
us lights. eum for his tied.
their children to enter on a four years'
course in a commercial school after
onn Albert, one of the well-to-do: i ,, ,, rh,uA in M,na,i..i,.ki f
of 177 boys, 55 were thc sons of work
ingmen. Technical schools constitute
farmers from near Ctflar Cre k, came
in yesterday to get acquainted with!
the new management of the Nkws-
II Mr l i .
'""" i g-au w meet mr. hipher education. Mechanic arts arc a
Albert and tru,t that many others will ! fom of tt,dinit.H, Thefie art.
example in extending the srin,tilin,
one of the great features of American
right hand of fellowship.
NEWSY BITS OF INFORMATION OF A LOCAL NATURE
CONDENSED INTO A FEW LINES
' appliances being of the best and
' free. Equal opportunities here are
i indeed possible. In one fine school at
sin-1 liu-tton the principal pointed out to me
Ma- in u haphazard fashion a lad who
Card ol Thanks.
We de.ire to express our most
cere und heartfelt thanks, to the
sonic lodge, Grand Army men, and our; the son of thc richest railway director
many kind friends for their beautiful ' in the state: on one side of him was the
floral oiiVrir.fr ailt! their great kindness ! son of a lartre builder, and on the other
a lad who sold newspapers in the street
shown us, in our late bereavement.
Mrs. Alexander Clifton and daughter.
C. E. Wescott's Sons.
"Where Quality Counts.
Genuine Holeproof Sox
Now 25 Cents a Pair
You can now buy a box of six paint of
Holeproof Sox formerly $2.00 for $1.50
The Majestic, 5 and 10 cents.
Notice th'- card of the Perkins House
in this issue.
Three cash subscribtions secures one of!
let busv and secure one of our
Those who have always paid 25
ceats a pair fur inferior sox can
oow have tho best at this price.
Holeproof are the original
guaranteed 60i tho first that
were sold under a 6 months
The makera pay tl top market
Sice for their yarn they buy oaty
fiaest aad softest Egyptian and
1 6ca Island cotton.
But the top market price Is now
less than it was, so the makers are
now saving you 50 cents on six
pairs. Yet you get the same sox
Come is and see what Holeproof
are like. Judge If you want the
genuine. Decide if any other
brand Is ooe-balf so good. Learn
what you save and gain when you
C. E. Wescott's Sons.
'i "Where Quality Counts."
Kat at Ilatt & Asborn's Uestaurant, !
best place in town.
This continued zero weather assures
X j an abundant ice crop.
., Photo card views of Plattsmouth, 2
X I "or 5c at Nemetz JL- Co's.
Just what you want may be secured '
by an ad in our want column. Thc ;
rates are reasonable.
An undressed kid glove, mole color,
hHS been left at this office. Owr.tr
may have eame by calling. )
It will pay anybody to buy u Wooltt x
Cloak at Fanger's cleaning sale, they i
are going at about half price,
, ,i e . . . .
iwi i lurgci 10 stop inu ranker a '
Department utore and buy a Wooltc.x
Cloak at the 6teeial sulc, they arc go-;
ing at about half price,
You will regit t it if you do not so-i
cure one of thowe mantk' clocks whkh i
the Nl.Ws-Hi:t.o is giving awav. 1
Panics' Pe.-.taurant is an ideal plii' e
to drop in for a meal.
Tin1 Co.-y Corner. Tom Troop, pro
prietor, has a card in this issue.
Fifteen new names ver
our Hiltscription list for the
P.. A. McElwain, th(
nouncirg a "grab sale" for this week
Mr. McElwain takes this means ofjj
cleaning up his odds and ends. J )
plai ed on I X
Monday's ! V
jeweler, IS ail- .j.
Notii'e our window display of thc i It
mantle clocks. You can senire one of jr.
tJiese handsom-. timekeepers by secur- ,
ing three new subscribers to the Ntrws- X
Hatt & Osborii are the new proprie
vori of thc restaurant fonnerly ofer
ated by Wm. Uarclay. They ore c.v
pTieiici resta'irant men and will ap
preciate a portion of your patmruigv.
A change hai taken place in the Pur- j.
lington office fovce. Mr. W. J. .losslyn, V
the storekeeper, bus been tiansferml y
to Sheridan, Wyoming, and his place IX
bore is Uvrg filkd by Mr. H. M. X
i;eirncr, oi narrt;inaT. ijo. ' w.
We're Here to Stay
And we have on exhibition one of the finest lines of strictly
hiih grade pianos that was ever brought to Plattsmouth. There
is a distinct advantage in buying anything from a local dealer,
ar.d especially is thi.i true of Pianos. If you get hold of a poor
package of canned goods, if the calico or print doesn't measure
up to the slandaid, if you get a shoddy piece of clothing.-the
!a! dealer will make it good. Mis business is to make you
satisfied. His future in the community depends upon his giving
vou exactly what you pay for. With the mail order houses it is
largely a question of getting your money. And this is especial
ly true in the Piano business. We represent only houses of un
questiomd standing and integrity, ann in addition t the guar
artee of the manufacturers we place our rock bound guarantee
on every Piuno that leaves our store. And we are in the same
cla-s with thc rest of your local , dealers. Our fnturc in your
community depends upon our living up to our advertised prom
i.s. We ehall appivciate the courtesy if you will call ar.d in
spect our stock, even if you are not now in the market for a
piar.o. A handsotue souvenir will he given to every lady caller
this week. Now is the time to have your Haj;o tuned and put
in pood shape. We make a specialty of this line of business.
The Plattsmouth Music Co.
Tvmirg and Repairing J. A. Becker, Manager