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FLATTSMOUTII, NE15IIASKA, TIIUKSDAY, NOVKMUKlt i.M, 11)0(5.
DISCUSS LIGHT PROBLEM
The Most Important Matter to be Consid
ered In Short Business Session.
HELD BY THE CITY COUNCIL MONDAY
J. A. Barlenger of Glenwood Presents
Proposition Whereby City Can Obtain
Electric Lighted Streets.
In the short business session held by
the city council at the council cham
ber Monday the all absorbing topic
of lighting the streets of l'lattsmouth
was the most Important matter to be
considered. Two propositions were
communicated to the council, one by
the Nebraska Lighting company of
this city, and the other by J. A. Bar
lenger, an electric light man of Glen
wood. The first proposition was at a
rate much the same as that paid by
the city under the contract for elec
tric lighted streets several years ago,
and as this was considered exorbitant
by the council, it was soon disposed of
to make way for the more favorable
proposition of the Glenwood man.
Mr. Barlenger was present in person
to explain any questions arising from
the communication, through which
the city is offered twenty-two 32 can
dle power arc lights for an expendi
ture of $1,900 for an all night service,
or $1,200 for the midnight service, per
annum, the same as the city had un
der the old contract.
To Install the lights and plant In
our city under this proposition will
require about seven months, but
should the council decide to enter into
a contract, under these provisions, it
would still be well worth wbile.If they
would be assured of good service. A
contract of this kind would mean a
reduction of about fifty percent or
one-half of the amount paid for the
same number of lights by the city in
previous years. On a whole the propo
sition made by Mr. Barlenger proved
very acceptable to the council. After
a thorough discussion of the light
problem, the matter was referred to
the lighting committee for further
investigation. Should this contract
be accepted, 'an appropriation would
be necessary to meet the expenses, as
there Is nothing available in the
Claim Against the Citv.
The claims committee, to whom was
referred the bills of John Bauer and
A. A. Wetenkamp, recommended that
same be paid. This the council ap
proved and the mayor and clerk were
Instructed to issue warrants for the
following claims against the city:
.1 no. Wnlernuui, coul to lllirarv 4.T5
.liio. Hmirr, liunlwaii' .-
.Ino. Wnlrriiinu, lunilHr 4M0
tica I.. Farley, iiiiillnir '-MM
I.. McKliiney, MHvlnl lullee -.H
W. II. F.l si er, expense I .HI
Ins. Satre. enrrlaue -.ml
A. A. Vetenkani. rent Nov. Isl. lUKi.
Will (iliiKery, street work
.Ino. llurklns, " "
(Mil Aivher. "' "
Al.lniwlii, " "
I'lill Harrison. " "
Al Funk. " ' " i
CIiuh. Coimnt. " "
I II. I J
Hiri - Meltinger Nuptialt.
In the countycourt room Tuesday
Judge Travis tied the matrimonial
knot for Henry Illrz of this city and
Miss Emma 1. Melslnger of Mynard.
The above couple are well known In
this vicinity, where they have many
friends and relatives who will join the
Journal in congratulating them. The
groom Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Illrz, while the bride Is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Melslnger, who re
side near Murray. The young couple
will make their home in this vicinity.
Earl Klrkpatrlck't Promotion.
The following Is taken from the
Dallas (Texas) Morning News, and
refers to one of Cass county's rising
vounif men, especially In railroad
"Earl Klrkpatrlck, assistant depot
ticket agent for the Santa Fc-Rock
Island depot has bcn made assistant
city passenger and ticket agent of the
Santa Fe, assisting City ' Passenger
Agent C. L. Holland. He Miccccds
T. A. DcVoss, who has been sent t6
Ardmore, I. T., as city passenger
Hegulatcs the bowels, promotes
easy natural movements, cures constl-patlon-Doan's
Regulets. Ak your
druggist for them. 2"ic a box.
Winter Corn Show.
The fifth annual winter corn show
conducted by the Nebraska Corn Im
provers' association, will be held' at
Lincoln, January 14 to 18, 1W7. All
corn growers In the state are urged to
take part. An exhibit will consist of
twenty ears, ten of which will be
judged. After the show all prize corn
will be sold at auction for the benefit
of the association. Last year the first
prize corn brought (40, or at the rate
of $100 per bushel, the highest price
on record ever paid for seed corn. As
usual, a number of valuable cash and
special prizes will be ottered.
A special two days program will also
be given, with lectures by experts and
practical corn growers, A big corn
show and good meetings arc assured,
and every corn grower in the state
should help push It along. For fur
ther particulars, programs and in
structions for selecting and showing
corn, address the secretary, K. (.).
Montgomery, Station A, Lincoln.
WILL KEEP THE OLD NAME
Burlington Will Not Lose its Identity,
as Reported Recently.
A special from Sioux City, Iowa,
says: "i hat tho Great Northern and
Burlington railroads will be prac
tically 'merged' into one great system
within the next few weeks Is the
growing belief of railroad men in
Sioux City as well as in other railroad
The statement that the Great
Northern, Northern Pacific ar.d Bur
lington roads, all controlled by James
J. Hill, will be merged under the name
of the Great Northern and that the
Burlington and Northern Pacific will
lose their identity is not believed by
Sioux City railroad men.
"It is stated on good authority that
the Northern PacihcandGreat North
ern cannot be merged as they are par
allel and competing lines. The federal
government would prevent this.
The name 'The Burlington' Is
worth several million dollars a year to
Jarrfts J. IIIll, so well known is that
system in the west.
With the existing conditions it is
not believed the Northern Pacific will
be ' included In tbe merger. It is
thought the Burlington and Great
Northern will be 'merged,' but that
tbe Burlington will not lose Its iden
tity nor operate under any other name
than the present one.
"Closer relations between the roads
of James J. IliH have long been de
sired by the Hill Interests. It Is be
lieved that is what he Is about to
bring about, by becoming the actual
head of the Burlington and Great
Northern. George B. Harris, of Chi
cago, is now president of the Burling
ton. Darius Miller, first vice presi
dent of tho BurllDgton, has charge of
all tratllc on the system. It may be
found to the advantage of Mr. 11111 to
become the executive head of both
systems and to put one manager in
charge of the tratllc of both systems.
That this man will be I). Miller, of
Chicago, is the belief of railroad men.
"Other changes, It Is said, would be
made In the accounting, tratllc and
operating departments which would
facilitate the operation of the two
roads In many ways.
"One of the most Important things
which would be accomplished would
be in the more perfect distribution of
equipment. When the Burlington has
more engines than are in use or more
cars, tbe Great Northern, under the
new arrangement, could use them.
When grain Is moving In Kansas and
southern Nebraska, Great Northern
cars and englues would help move It,
and four weeks later, when it began to
move In North Dakota and Minnesota,
Burlington cars and engines would be
rushed to the northern country.
"Such conveniences of operation, the
more simple method of keeping ac
counts and of handling tratllc uni
formly are said to be the motives of
Mr. Hill in bringing his two great
railroad systems closer together or of
merging them Into one system."
Taken to Lincoln.
Wm. ISrantner was arrested Friday
night In an intoxicated condition, and
after having sobered up he was
brought before the board of Insanity
who decided that he should be sent to
Lincoln. Sheriff C. D. (ulnton ao
companlcd him to Lincoln this after
noon, where he will reclve a course of
treatment provided for by the "dlpso'
300 Good Warm Coats at 98c
for ladies and children's style little
oil but $." toll") quality at closing out
sale of Ilcrold's stock '
ANOTHER SMOOTH SWINDLER
A Green Looking Man Confining His Oper
ations to Railroad Towns,
MAKES A RICH HAUL IN FREMONT
Negotiates Loans With Real Estate Men
and Property Owners Authorities
are Looking for This Man,
The people of this vicinity and es
pecially of this city are warned to be
on guard against a green looking
stranger, who, confining his opera
tions to railroad towns, seeks to nego
tiate loans ontjiroperty that he con
templates purchasing. A special from
Fremont, under date of November 2:1,
gives the following account of his op
erations in that place, where a smooth
swindle was recently turned by him:
"Representing himself to be a rail
road man and signing the name of
Sam tommis, with a little t, a green
looking stranger yesterday afternoon
is believed to have pulled off tho
smoothest job of swindling the Fre
mont authorities have been called
upon to notice In the last half decade.
Three hundred dollars ahead by his
transactions tommis left Fremont late
yesterday. His operations were dis
covered this morning when August J.
Johnson, who Is probably tho loser by
the alleged crooked buslness.presented
a check for $750 drawn by tommis on
the Fremont National bank, and
earned It was worthless.
"Mr. Johnson yesterday gave tommis
a deed for a house and lot in Abbott's
addition In return for the check and
tommis by presenting tbe paper at a
bank with which he had previously
negotiated for a loan, succeeded In
"Tommis came to Fremont two or
three days ago representing himself
to be a railroad man who was locating
here and negotiated with real estate
dealers for a 'home' property for his
family to occupy. lie was at the
offices of G. W. D. Reynolds, D. J.
Springer and others in consultation
about places that were offered him. A
house and lot In block 2.1, Abbott's
addition, owned by August Johnson,
struck bis fancy as to price and ap
pearance, and he agreed to take It.
After numerous calls upon Mr. John
son tommis yesterday afternoon closed
up the deal for $750 and tendered his
check In payment. Mr. Johnson ac
cepted the paper and turned over the
deed. Tommis at once went to the
bank, negotiated the loan and disap
"He Is about twenty-eight years of
age, or awkward appearance, with
sandy complexion, five feet seven
Inches tall and weighs 1.10 pounds."
A Crack Female Corn H inker.
We have not heard of any of the
women folks of Cass tounty turning
out during the scarcity of farm hands,
and assisting In corn husking. The
Papillion Times tells of one over In
Sarpy county who made a good hand
In the field, and Is eiial to many of
the crack buskers. The Tlmts sajs:
"The scarcity of farm bands In this
county has lead some of the female
portion of the population to volun
teer their services. Henry Huff, liv
ing two miles northeast of Gretna, was
unable to secure enough help to get
out his corn and Mrs. Henry Niemann
of this city, a sister of Mr. Cuff, of
fered her services and departed for
Gretna Sunday morning. Letters
from her show thut she is equal to the
occasion and Is shucking from 05 to 80
bushels a day. This Is an average that
will make a good many of the men
hustle to beat."
Return From Kansas City.
Frank Schlatcr and F.d. Fitzgerald,
the two delegates from this city to at
tend the Trans-Mississippi congress at
Kansas City, returned home Friday
ing. Mr. Schlatcr was made a mem
bcr of tho committee on credentials
from Nebraska. Both gentlemen re
port that the congress was a success in
every particular, from tbe beginning
to the closing, which was yesterday.
Mist Alice Doveyln Lincoln.
The Omaha papers have gone Into
ecstasies over Alice lovey, who
with "The VanderblltCup." She
evidently doing the best work of be
career. "Miss Dovey alone would be
worth the trouble," says one critic
She is a Plattsmouth, Neb., girl and
her many Lincoln friends Intend to
give her a cordial reception here Frl
,day night. Lincoln Star.
A Clever Little Lady.
The Kccney Stock company left for
Rushvllle, Neb., on Wednesday, giv
ing entertainments at the Pearson on
Monday and Tuesday evenings. They
were short-banded, two of t heir com
pany having left them at Sturgls, but
In the main the Keeneysalways please
our people, and It Is to be hoped they
will come again. Miss Dora Swear
Ingen, tho soubret of tho company,
particularly Interested The Northwest
Post families, for the reason that years
ago we knew her In Plattsmouth, Neb.
She Is a very clever little lady and the
short visit with her was mutually en
joyed Belle Fourche (S. D.) North
ACCEPTS CROWELL HOME
Methodist Commissioners for Nebraska Con
. ference Act on Important Matter.
The Lincoln Journal says: "The
committee of commissioners of the Ne
braska conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church, consisting of Rev.
G.l. Wright, presiding eider of the
Nebraska'City district; Rev. Mr. ('line,
pastor at Falls City, and Rev. A. X.
Shainel of Dorchester; Gov. J. H.
Mickey and Judge Spurlock of York,
met at the state house yesterday and
formally accepted the Crowell home
for superanuates at Blair. This action
practically makes the home an Inst Itu
tlon for all the state, as two of the
other conferences have already ac
cepted the proposition. Gov. J. II.
Mickey was elected lay trustee, and
Rev. a. W. Shamcl of Dorchester,
ministerial trustee for the home from
the Nebraska conference. It is ex
pected that this homo will at once bo
come one of the prominent Institu
tions of the church in this state."
AGAINST ADVERTISING FAKES
Efficient Results From Thorough Organiza
tion of the Lincoln Business Men.
One of the most practical business
organizations and one, which has
brought direct results and large
money savings to every business
house belonging, Is the Lincoln Com
mercial Club Advertising association,
says the Lincoln Trade Review. This
association has a membership of over
ninety of the leading business firms of
this city and the aim and object of the
association are succinctly set forth In
"We, the undersigned, appreciating
the large amount of money wasted
upon doubtful advertising schemes,
do hereby agree that hereafter we
shall decline to patronize all such so
"Among the things which we will
not patronize or support under any
circumstances are the following:
"The City Directory unless same Is
published in Lincoln.
Hotel registers, desk cards, card
cases, room cards, and similar devices,
"Newspaper schemes of every char
acter when presented by promoters or
agents other than those regularly em
ployed by Lincoln papers.
Cook books, society and church
programs, and blank books, time
cards, and other similar devices.
"Theatre programs, theatre tickets,
society programs, restaurant tickets,
baseball score cards, etc.
"Irregular publications andcirculars
wholly or chlelly for advertising pur
poses. This paragraph shall not be
interpreted to prohibit circulars is
sued directly by the merchants."
It Is provided, that on all questions
not covered In tbe above, that a com
mlttce will pass upon the project and
the association then follows Its find
The results of nine months' work
under this organization has been
most gratifying; fake advertising can
not gain a foothold and schemes that
strangers come ana worK upon com
munities are systematically sup
pressed. It. a city of the business of
Lincoln It Is astonishing the demands
that come up to business men for ad
vertising. By following this organl
zation hundreds of dollars arc saved
every month and legitimate advcrtls.
ing by home people and home Inst it u
lions can be more Morally followed
because so much of the useless Is done
away w ith. There arc a good many of
the smaller cities In the stale where
businessmen, by getting together In
this way, could save much money now
wasted and have that much more to
use In the most legitimate of all ad-vcrtlslngchiinncls-thclr
working every hour of
the year for their town and the busi
ness Interests of all, are entitled to
the advertising patronage of the hush
' nevs public
THE TELEPHONE WAR IS ON
The Nebraska Telephone Company Trying to
Down the Independent In Lincoln.
The Beatrice Dally Sun "hits
nail right square on the head'' In
"In Lincoln the Independent tele
phone company has raised the rates of
residence phones from ll.7." to 12. By
offering an excellent service at reason
able rates the Independent people
have within the past three years near
ly run the old company out of the
Held. As soon as the Increase In rates
Is announced, the Bell people come
out In a half page advertisement, ex
claiming: "An attempt to hold up
the cit lens of Lincoln." If f for
residence and fl for business tele
phones arc "holdup" pi Ices, what were
the rates charged by the r.ell j pi
In the same city for years. ' If 2 Is
robbery, UX.lo as a monthly rental for
a residence telephone can hardly be
anything short of burglary, murder,
assassination, treason! We are not fa
mllar with the merits of the case
which tl.o old company tries to make
against the new, except that we know
that the service of the old company
was a disgusting Joke and Its rates
much higher before the Lincoln Tele
phone company organized, established
a good business, gave a good service
nnd forced the old monopoly to make
improvements and to greatly reduce
rates. The new company is charged
with raising rates to pay dividends on
watered stock. They may be over
capitalized; It's the style. There may
be some complaint on the part of t.hu
people of Lincoln. We do not presume
to say. But to a man up a tree It
would seem that tbe old company,
which for years charged higher rates
for an Inferior service, would be the
last one on earth to start the o.rv.
DON'T FORGET THE DATES
Farmers' Institute at Plattsmouth Friday
and Saturday, December 7th and 8th.
Kvery farmer within a radius of ten
miles of Plattsmouth should make
their arrangements to attend the
farmers' Institute to be held In this
city on Friday and Saturday, Decem
ber 7 and 8. Not only should thev at-
tend In person, but they should bring
their families, and especially the boys.
itie subjects to be discussed at t hese
meetings will be of as much Interest lo
the wives and sons as to others. There
Is nothing to pay- the lectures are all
Some of the business men of Platts
mouth have given liberally to make
the Institute a success, and Mayor Ger-
Ing, who Is always a bustler In enter
prises of this character, is doing his
duty In the direction of making it so.
mese insuiuies are item for the es
pecial benefit of the farmers who
should be glad of the opportunity to
attend and listen to the able speakers
that will be present, who will tell you
something about farming that you
never knew before. No one Is too old
to learn. 1 f you think vou are let the
boy come, who expects to follow In
the footsteps of his aged father on tbe
farm, and hear something that will be
sure to benefit them.
The business men of Plattsmouth
should demonstrate their good feeling
toward the gentlemen who have the
management In charge by attending
these meetings, and thus show their
appreciation of their efforts.
Don't forget their dates-Friday and
Saturday, December : and 8.
Salary la $2,000.
In speaking of applicants for tbe
various positions In the girt of Governor-elect
Sheldon, tho Lincoln Star
says: "The private secretary to the
governor draws 12,000 a year, but the
duties are a trltle heavy. Precedent
has decreed that this otlice go to a
newspaper man. Clark Perkins of St.
Paul, has been suggested for the place
by one faction. He was secretary of
the republican slate central commit
tee. "However, Vilas Sheldon, a brother
of George L. Sheldon, maybe chosen
for tbe place. It has been the custom
to name a relative or a close friend for
the more confidential duties of the ex
ecutive office. Governor Savage had a
confidential secretary and a private
$10 Furs at $6.75
at closing out sale? of Herold's stock.
Wants $150 for Mule.
On account of a defective county
bridge In road district No. H, a mule,
the proi ci ty of Isaac Dye, who resides
near 1'i.lon, came to Its death a few
days since. Tho two men, C. F. Har
rls and Henry Creamer, appointed by
Road Overseer Ben lleckman, to ap
praise the animal, placed the sum at
$1.'0, for which amount Mr. Dye ban
filed a claim against the county in the
clerk's office today.
B. & M. STILL EVADES TAXES
R. D. Pollard, Tax Agent of the Burling
ton, Was Here Today to Tender
ABOUT EIGHTY PER CENT OF TAXES
To County Treasurer, Who, Following Ad
vice of Attorney General, Refused to
Accept Less Than Full Amount.
Mr, II. 1 1. Pollard, tax agent for the
Burlington In Nebraska, arrived In
our city Friday u ornlng to tender to
County Treasurer Wheeler about
eighty per cent of the amount of
taxes levied and assessed against the
company for the year I too, the Bur
lington still claiming that Its assess
ment Is too high in proportion to farm
lands and other property In this
The county treasurer, following the
advice given by the attorney general
of the state to all county treasurers,
refused to accept any of the taxes un-
css the full amount was paid.
The Burlington will, no doubt, In
stitute a suit enjoining the several
county treasurers in counties through
which their lines run, from enforcing
collection of the taxes in the manner
provided by statute until a hearing
can be had In federal court.
Tbe first suit Instituted by the Burl
ington against the several county
treasurers has been tried by the I'nltcd
States circuit court at. Omaha, and by
that court, Judgment has been entered
against the railroad company and the
case Is now in the supreme court of
the I'nltcd States on appeal by the
Burlington and Union pacific.
In this county the Burlington is the
only railroad refusing to pay us taxes
as assessed and levied. The Missouri
Pacific lias paid its taxes in full ror
the years l!Mil-o. and 'Oil, while the
Rock Island has paid their full taxes
for (he years l!o4 ami 1 . -".
Harrison Want to be Speaker.
Representative-elect Marshall Har
rison of Dunbar.representing the Iloai
district of Otoe and Cass counties, wa
proposed by his friends yesterday as a
candidate for speaker of the house In
the coming legislature. He was in
Lincoln during the day and annorncei)
his willingness to stand for the place.
Mr. Harrison has declared himself In
thorough sympathy with the whole re
publican platform. As a candidate
for representative, he carried Otoe
county by over :ioo votes, although bis
two associates on the legislative ticket
were beaten. He also carried Cass
county and had a total majority or
more than 7oo In the district.
The other candidates for speaker
now In the field are Representative K.
P. Brown of Lancaster county, Adam
McMullen of Gage, N. P. Dodge and
H. T. Clarke of Douglas. Lincoln
A Sort of a up.
The following story comes from tbe
west part of Otoe county, but we are
not prepared to vouch for its truth
fulness: A middle aged woman's tins
band, Orvll'e Jones, eloped with a
young girl, Mabel Jaynes, only seven
teen years of age. The girl's father
became lonely after tbe daughter left
him, and wooed and won Mrs. Orvllle
Jones, tbe divorced wife of the man
who eloped with Jaynes' daughter.
So Jones really paid tbe freight.
Last Came of the Season.
The local football season will close
Thanksgiving afternoon with a game
between the Plattsmtuth Indepen
dents and the Ashlund high school
teams. This contest w l!' be close and
exciting and will well be worth you
time. Tbe last game resulted In an
Ashland victory and tho locals hope
to defeat I hem by a good score In their
last game. All our boys need Is a
good crowd to encourage them onto
victory. Tlif hnvs arc training hard
! for this game and expect a large crowd
' out to see the game.
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