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Short Items of interest, From Tues
da Kvenin's Daily Journal
Mrs. E. Snodgrass is in Omaha to
day visiting anl transacting business.
Matthew Gering was among the at
torneys from this city going to Lincoln
to attend the supreme court.
W. A. Sharp was among those travel
ing to Omaha this morning where he
has business matters to look after.
Miss Lillian Iiookmeyer returned to
her labors in Omaha today, after a
week's end visit with her folks in this
Mrs. Joe Iliber departed this noon
for Havelock. where she will visit with
her sister, Mrs. Fogarty, for a few
Otto Engle who has been visiting in
the city the guest of W. F. Hartwick
returned to his home in Omaha this
Byron Clark was a passenger this
noon on the mail train for Lincoln,
where he goes to attend the supreme
Miss Viola McDaniels and brother,
Willie, were visitors in the city for a
few hours this morning, coming in from
La IMatte on business.
George Klinger departed on the fast
mail this noon for Lexington, where he
will slaughter the chickens tomorrow if
they can be found there.
Mrs. K. 15. Windham, jr., and baby
returned to their home at Greenwood
this noon, after a visit in this city with
It. B. Windham and family.
Misses Vesta Eaton and Bernice Bar
ker were two of the handsome young
ladies of this vicinity who attended the
Nehawka fair and partook of its de
Henry Inhelder was a passenger this
noon for Broken Bow, where he goes
to hunt chickens just the minute the
irame law is out. which will be to
Mr?. Magney at Nehawka entertain
ed during the fair as her guests, Robert
Newell and Miss Shopp of this city
Both these young people returned to
their homes last evening on the M. P.,
after several days enjoyment of the
sights and wonders of the fair.
C. E. Wescott returned Sunday
morning from a visit at Laporte, and
Logansport, Ind., and Columbus, 0
He had a very enjoyable trip and found
things fairly lively there although the
country is suffering very much from
drouth. Mrs. Wescott remained at
Columbus for a further visit of several
Misses Jessi3 and Blanche Robertson
returned last evening from an extended
visit at the Nehawka fair where they
were the guests of Mrs. D. C. West.
The young ladies report that they had
a most delightful time and enjoyed the
fair immensely. The exhibits in every
department were excellent while the
program of amusements could not be
The streets were eulivened by the
music of an Italian street band. The
outfit came in on No. 19 and opened up
on the street at once. They put up a
fair grade of music especially for so
small an organization.
Mrs. A. F. Seybert who has been
visiting her brother Philip Keil in the
northeastern part of the state for sever
al days, returned to her home near
Cedar Creek yesterday, having arrived
in the city on the morning train yester
The Havelock Times says: E. F.
Tighe. who for the past year has been
a member of Mr. Rigne'.l's otliee force
at Lincoln. has recently severed his con
nection with the Burlington to accept a
position on the clerical force of the
Union Pacific's engineering department
at Omaha, his duties commencing last
Max Adams, the bright young son of
R. T. Adams departed this morning
for York where he will enter York Col
ledge to complete his education. Mr.
Adams is a bright young man and will
make his mark as a thorough conscien
cious student.The Journal bespeaks for
him a high standing in his courses and
predicts when the school year closes he
will rank as one of the foremost in his
Miss Nellie Smith is in the city visit
ing with Miss Gertrude Beeson. Miss
Smith will be recalled as the handsome
and accomplished daughter of Herman
Smith, formerly of this city, but now
connected with the Kansas City, Mexico
& Orient Railway at Kansas City, Mo.
Miss Smith will be in the city for sev
eral days as Miss Beeson's guest.
Wm. Gilmoui and daughter, Jessie,
spent a portion of Friday and all of
Saturday at Nehawka enjoying the
fair. Miss Gilmour was the winner of
the second prize in the ladies' horse
manship exibition. Miss Hazel Cox tak
ing first place. Both Miss Cox and
Miss Gilmour gave fine exhibition of
riding and were well deserving of thier
Mrs. F. C. Metteer is spending the
day in Omaha going up on the early
Mrs. Jno. Burley is a visitor today in
Omaha having been a passenger on the
Miss Ida Stander departed this morn
ing for her duties at the Institute at
Mrs. Ward Clark and children were
passengers this morning on the early
train for Omaha.
Claude Sween was a passenger this
morning for the metropolis where he is
attending to business.
J. E. Mason was among those spend
ing the day in Omaha on business go
ing up on the eariy train.
Chas. Troop was a passenger this
morning for Omaha where he had busi
ness matters to look after.
Ed. Schulof returned to his duties at
the Institute at Glenwood after an over
Sunday visit with his folks.
Mrs. Wm. Mendenhall was a passen
ger this morning for Omaha where she
had business matters to look after.
Grant Hackenburg and J. A. Kiser
and wife wsre among those who travel
ed to Omaha this morning for the day.
Chas. Dasher and wife were passen
gers on the early train this morning for
Omaha where they were called by bus
iness. Frank Yabka and wife of Omaha who
were visitors over Snnday with Mrs.
Marousek returned to their home this
Paul Groetchel of Omaha, was visiting
over Sunday in the city, the guest of
friends, returning to his business this
France Ballance was the guest of
his parents over Sunday, returning to
his duties at the Glenwood Institute
Mrs. J. W. Crabill was a passenger
on the early train this morning for
Omaha where she will spend the day
visiting with relatives.
Mesdames Geo. Sayles, Simon Clark
and Miss Nina Clark were passengers
this morning for Omaha where they
will spend the day visiting and sight
Mrs. Joe Wales accompanied Mrs,
Ward Clark and family this morning on
their trip to Omaha where the entire
party will spend the day visiting and
Court Commisoner Root departed
this morning for Lincoln where he will
be present at the September setting of
the Supreme Court which occurs to
Miss Pearl Miller of Lincoln who has
been in the city for ssveral days, the
guest of the family of Rev. A. A. Ran
dall returned to her home in Lincoln
Mrs. Bertha Todd who was in the
city over Sunday or a visit with her
parents returned to her home in Omaha
Chas. E. Duke who has been em
ployed for sometime past in Omaha was
a passenger for that city this morning
on the early train.
Mrs. A. T. Burdick and son of Knox
ville, la., who have been visiting in thi
city, the guests of Roy Burdick and
family, returned to their home this
Mrs. Wm. Baird and son of Lincoln,
were down over Sunday for a visit with
Master Mechanic Baird.
Misses Matilda and Christina Soen
nichsen were passengers this morning
for Omaha where they will visit during
Jas. Archer and wife were visitors in
the city over Sunday, the guests of
Mr. Archer's parents, returning to
Omaha on the early train this morning.
Mrs. J. R. Smith and daughter, Grace,
of Salina. Kas., who have been in the
city for the past week, the guests of
Mrs. J. E. McDaniel accompanied that
lady this morning on a sight seeing trip
to Omaha and vicinity. They expect
to visit the parks and other points of
interest in and about Omaha and Council
Bluffs before their return. The ladies
expect to be in the city several weeks
onger as Mrs. McDaniel's guests.
Mrs. Isabel Richey and son, Living
ston, returned last evening after several
days at Nehawka during the fair, the
guests of F. P. Sheldon and family and
A. Sturm and family. In common with
everyone else who attended the fair
they found it a great one and were
really amazed at the excellent showing
the town of Nehawka made. They re
port the crowd there Saturday as very
large and all enjoying themselves. The
concert by the Nebraska City band they
! consider a fine one. Livingston Richey
was one of the stein winners in the
tennis doubles as told in Saturday's
Mrs. Lizzie Franck is in Glenwood to
diy, the guest of friends.
11. F. Petty was a visitor today in
the metropolis going up on the early
morning train. j
Fred Patterson, the King Hill poet, j
is in the city today looking after some
business matters. I
Harvey Ladd was a passenger on the
fast mail this noun for Omaha where
he will spend the balance of the day.
Mrs. S. F. Huntley of LaPlatte was
in this city today for a few hours shopp
ing and looking after busines matters.
I. Pearlman, the former furniture
hustler of this city, is in town today
looking after some business interests.
Miss Esther Alden was a passenger
this afternoon for Omaha where she
will be the guests of relatives for a
A. J. Lapenski, agent for the Val
Baltz Brewing Co. is in the city today
looking after the interests of his com
Captain Isaac Wiles was a passenger
this morning for Omaha, where he will
visit his son, Frank and family, during
Miss Mary Nemetz was a visitor to
day in Omaha where she has relatives
and friends with whom she will spend
John M. Leyda is looking after busi
ness matters in Lincoln, Neb., today,
having been a passenger on the early
Geo. Poisall was a business visitor
today in Omaha and Council Bluffs go
ing up on the early train and expecting
to return tonight.
Mrs. J, W. Newell who has been vis
iting for several days in the city with
het parents returned to her home in
Omaha this morning.
Mrs. Wm. Hunter and Mother, Mis.
John Bock, were passengers on the
early morning train for Omaha where
they will spend the day.
Mrs. Sexton of Lincoln who has been
in the city for some days the guest o
W. F. Scotten, returned to her hon e
this noon on the fast mail.
Mrs. George Kathary was a visitor
today in Red Oak, la. with her uncle
and other relatives and friends. She
expects to be gone several days.
Mrs. Joe Wamplar and children
Archie and Grendlyn, were passengers
this morning for Omaha where they
will visit with friends for the day.
John Connant and wife came in this
morning on No. 19 from Maywood, Neb.
for a visit of several days with the
family of Ben Brooks and other relatives
Paul F. Budig, manufacturer of Den
ver Special and Senate Chamber cigars,
is spending the day in Pacific Junction
and Glenwood looking after his cigar
Mr. Robt. Troup and sister, Mrs. N.
A. Leist, are spending the day in Omaha
where they have business to look after
and where they will enjoy themselves
visiting and sight seeing.
D. W. Foster and Al Hathaway of
Union were two of the best citizens of
that burg who had business in this city
today. They drove in and will drive
back this afternoon.
Louis F. Kohrell came in from the
farm, near Rock Bluffs this morning,
and was a passenger on the early train
for Omaha, where he will look after
rentieg him a farm, having several in
sight near Ft. Crook.
Work was commenced today by J. E.
Tuey upon his concrete walk the dirt
foundation for the same having been
set by this time. He will have the
walk in, in a very short time, and it
wili be a valuable improvement.
Mrs. XV. L. Street was a passenger
on the early train this morning for
Imperial, Neb., where she has business
matters to look after. She will visit
at Hastings and other points during her
absence which will be for several cavs.
Rev. J. H. Salsbury departtd this
morning for Lexington, Neb., where he
will several days, having business in
connection with the committee having
charge of the Christian Endeavor con
vention, which will be held at that point
next month. j
G. Knapp and wife who were called
to Detroit, Mich, by the sudden death
of a nephew, returned to the city this
! morning after spending several weeks
visiting with friends and relatives at
Ann Arbor, Detroit and other points in
Mrs. Peterson, the aged mother of J.
C, B. H. and P. C. Feterson, is lying
very low with senility at the home of
her son. The lady is very old, having
reached the ripe age of 87 years. She
is not suffering pain, being simply
worn out by the hand of time. Her re
covery is considered very doubtful.
Miss Lillian Budig of McCook, Neb.
who has been visiting relatives in Cres
ton, la. stopped off here on her way
j home for a visit with Wm. Budig and
! family. She departed for her home
this noon on the fast mail. Miss Budig
is one of McCook's handsomest young
ladies and a great favorite socially.
Last Saturday evening two stranerers
in this land coming from far away Sun
ny Italy, found themselves possessed
of a third who came from an yet farth
er land. Mr. t id Mrs. Morris Kohen
were those who came from the vineclad
hills of Italy while a little stranger
from that land of dreams was d -posited
with them by the stork. Mother and
son, for that was the ex of the little
stranger, are both doing well, while the
father betrays all the symptoms of an
American born papa.
Mrs. R. 1). Thompson who departed
last Saturday for Concordia, Kas. where
her niece Miss Helen Swarthout
entered the Catholic seminary, return
ed last evening. Mrs. Thompson is
greatly impressed by Concordia as a
place to live and glad she selected it
for Miss Swarthout's school, She was
a passenger this afternoon for Omaha.
Guy Kirkpatrick and wife of St.
Joseph, Mo., who have been visiting
relatives in Nehawka lor several days,
came in and spent the night as the
guest of P. E. Ruffner and wife, and
this morning were passengers for Coun
cil Bluffs, la., where they will visit
previous to returning to their home.
Mr. Kirkpatrick is taking his vacation
of several weeks.
Ferdinand Hennings today departed
with his brother-in-law, Loranz Brau,
for a trip to Oaklahoma. Mr. Hennings
is desirous of seeing this country and
its wonderful products hence the trip.
He will be gone several weeks visiting
with his relatives and friends in that
country and enjoying himself generally.
Mr. Hennings is one of Cass County's
best citizens and it is to be hoped he
will not do as some other of our good
people have, and become so stuck on
Oklahoma that he moves there.
Herman Holshuh yesterday received
a postal card from Funchal, Madeira
Island, from Chas. H. Bailey who is
again enroute to Argentine Republic in
behalf of the International Harvester
Co. The card is dated Aug. 27 and con
tains the information that he would
sail on the 12th. of this month for Per
nambuco, Brazil. On the reverse side
of the card is a picture of a Madeira
woman in Portugese dress. The postal
card craze has even reached this far
away corner of the globe. The Madeira
Islands are situated off the Northwest
coast of Africa almost due east of
They Enjoy Several Hot Discussions
on Matters Pertaining to City.
Considerable business of public im
portance was transacted last evening
by the council and Mayor Gering made
an appointment to fill the unexpired
term of Councilman Wm. A. White.
For this position he chose ex-County
Commissioner J. P. Falter who was
confirmed in the job by a vote of 7 to 2
those favoring him being Schluntz,
Weber, Sattler, Bookmeyer, Schulof,
Vondran and Mendenhall. The two op
position votes were cast by Steimker
and Neuman. The mayor then made a
number of committee appointments to
fill the vacancies occasioned by Mr.
White's death. Steimker was trans
ferred from the judiciary chairman to
that of finance chairman. Schulof was
chosen for chairman of the judiciary
committee to succeed Steimker and
Falter was appointed on the streets,
alleys, bridges and police committees.
All these changes were agreed to unan
imously. All the members except Bookmeyer
were present when the mayor rapped
for order, and councilman Bookmeyer
made his appearance just as the elo
quent city clerk was in the midst of
reading the minutes of the previous
At that portion of the minutes of the
previous meeting wherein the city clerk
was instructed to furnish the chairman
of the judiciary committee with a list
of property owners who had had new
sidewalks laid the past year, Dr. Elster
stopped long enough to faceticiously in
quire of Chairman Steimker if he had
the list which he emphatically asserted
he had. This was all some amusing to
A petition of sundry citizens asking
for a sidewalk along Chicago avenue,
north to Rock and also complaining of
the conditions at Gold and Tenth
street, was read and on motion referr
ed to the ccuncilmen from the Third
ward. The petition was quite eloquent
and sarcastic in spots and recited that
"forbearance bad ceased tobeavirtue"
among other things. Councilman Book
meyer couldn't see why the matter
should be taken up again, but the
Mayor informed him it was in the hands
of himself and Courcilman Steimker.
Virginia McVicker came o the front
again with a claim for a total of five
hundred dollars damages for some work
Commissioner Janda had done near her
premises on North Sixth street. She
fixed her damages by reason of losing
some valuable trees at one hundred dol
lars while the Commissioner had cer
tainly depreciated the value of her lots
some four hundred dollars by grading
away the earth in such a scandalous
manner. A. L. Tidd appears in the
case as Mrs. McVicker's personal rep
resentative. On motion the claim went
to the judiciary committee.
The finance committee then reported
a list of the claims presented which on
motion was adopted and warrants
ordered issued for the amounts. The
Miles Allen, sidewalk $ 20 SO
C. L. Martin, livery 78
C. B. & Q. Rv., freight 19 1 1
Neb City Brick Co, brick lol :59
Wm Wehrbein, livery ......... 7 00
Platts Tel Co, telephone rent... 1 50
Neb Light Co, light 1 If.
, library 2 f0
M Archer, salary .'!0 00
Joe Fitzgerald, ; 50 00
Ben Rainey, " 50 00
JohnJanda. " 10 00
Mike McCool, street work.. .. 52 50
JohnJanda, commissioner 40 00
Olive Jones, salary 25(H)
Public Library, expense 2 00
Jas Donnelly, janitor 3 00
Wm Slater, street work 20 25
Frank Checkhal, " 1 Zl
Dick Jones, " " 1 58
Wm Gingery, " " 29 75
Gus Pein, " " 10 03
Phil Harrisoii, " " 2S 35
John Harkins, " " 28 05
Al Janda, " " 41 45
John Bates, " " 52 50
Wm Rishel, sprinkling 38 50
J H Merriam, engineering 97 55
H C McMaken & Son, sidewalk. 48 88
" " " " .. 45 so
i 44 Jl)
C D Woodworth, paving . . ... .2998 24
John Hall, brick 4 00
I) B Ebersole, labor 3 50
Chris Mockenhaupt, brick 131 00
Lester Burrows, street work . . 2 00
The mayor inquired of the city en
gineer what the claim of Woodworth
covered, and was informed that it cov
ered ninety-eight per cent of the work
done, less ten per cent.
The report of the chief of police for
August showed sixteen arrests, and
was referred to the police committee.
The street commissioner's report
covering the work done since the last
council meeting went to the street com
mittee without objection.
City Clerk Elster reported that dur
ing the month he had made net collec
tions of $05.30, which he held the
treasurer's receipt for.
City Treasurer Clement reported a
balance in the treasury of $8,207.41, al
hough many of the funds were report
ed as overdrawn. His report went to
the finance committee to be checked
The board of health did not have a
report on file, although the Mayor
stated there was one case of contageous
disease in the city.
The usual monthly report of the con
dition of the fire fighting apparatus
was made by the chief of the fire de
partment, and as usual, it was sent to
the fire and water committee for inves
tigation. Police Judge Archer reported a total
of eleven arraignments, of which one
man was committed to jail, nine had
their fines suspended and one man paid
up. This report went to the police
Chairman Steimker, of the judiciary
committee, reported adversely on the
claim of the Kraft Clothing company,
and the same was rejected by the
Mr. Steimker also made some extend
ed remarks upon the permanent walks
built for which no payments had been
made, and made a motion to have the
city clerk certify the list to the county
clerk for placing on the tax roll.
Mr. Steimker also brought up the
matter of collecting the tax for the new
paving, and made a motion that the
treasurer collect all possible of the sum
between now and the next regular
meeting, and that those remaining be
certified to the county clerk for spread
ing on the tax rolls.
The streets, alleys and bridges com
mittee wanted further time on the pe
tition of Virginia McVicker presented
by A. L. Tidd, her attorney, for sundry
damages did her by grading,, and the
time was cheerfully granted them.
They also reported Street Commissioner
Janda's report as O. K.
The police committee, by Chairman
Mendenhall, reported the chief of
poiice's report for July as O. K.
City Attorney Ramsey then rendered
a written opinion to the council rela
tive to the moving of the curbing on
Sixth street. He was of the ' inion
that a new ordinance would be nr-ces-sarp.
re-establishing the grade of the
street before anything further could
be clone, and stated that the probable
effect of the proposed change as to
carrying water and like subjects, were
things to be inquired into but were not
matters of law. His report and opinion
was adopted and placed on file.
At this point the resolution of respect
to the late Councilman White were
adoped by a rising vote, the special
committee, headed by City Attorney
XV. C. Ramsey, presenting them.
Mayor Gering made a few remarks
eulogizing the high character of the
late Mr. White and paying him a tri
bute for his upright and conscientious
course during the time he had occupied
a chair in the council.
The mayor, on motion of Vondran,
appointed the streets, alleys and bridges
committee as a special committee to
examine the new paving previous to
allowing the claim of Woodworth for
$2998.24. This committee consists of
Sattler, Steimker a-:d Falter. The
street commissioner is to accompany
Considerable discussion arose as to
the location of the sewer to the Ma
sonic Home, especially as regards its
location relative to the bridge on Elm
street, near Mr. Beeson's. A motion
that the street committee take the
matter up with the county commis-j. Ki
el's, so as to secure county ;iid in t ! .;i t.
T he mayor callt d jittention to t..
resolution adopted a long time ago t
prohibit street work, and thought it
imperative to revive it and stop the
work. Expenses must be cut clown.
Sattler wanted ten days more work on
necessary repairs, and branched off
into a discussion of the deplorable con
dition of sidewalks in the city. Coun
cilman Frank Neuman took up the
matter of the walk on Rock street
from Sixth to the shops, and insisted
the work ordered be clone. All he ask
ed was that they do the work he asked
for. Mayor Gering pointed out work
that had been done in the Fourth ward,
but Neuman whs insistent that it had
Bookmeyer succeeded in getting some
repairs to the walk, at Eleventh and
Main streets ordered.
Weber then precipitated a larire row
by dilating upon the sidewalk problem.
anu spoke ot the dangers threatening
from damage suits. He moved that
the street commissioner be authorized
to go oyer the city and notify all prop,
erty owners to fix their walks, or, in
default, the city would fix them and
charge it to the property. This brought
the veteran Steimker to his feet in
jiffy. He agreed that conditions were
as Weber represented, but he wanted
the walks torn up when the parties
didn't repair them. He made a savage
onslaught on the street commissioner
and his methods, attacking him as
wasting the city funds and generally
tore that official intc shreds. He then
spoke of the amount due the city and
outstanding, and criticised those e.tizens
who could pay these expenses, but
Weber thought it better to tear up
the walks in some cases. He also pre
sented the argument that in many cases
the abutting property would not bring
the amount of possible damages, or
even the expense of building the walk,
and here is where Councilman Steimker
fell upon the Second ward statesman,
tooth and nail, and rended his argu
ment to shreds. The eloquent Third
warder ridiculed the proposition to lay
walks along worthless property, and
wound up by advising people to walk in
the mud if they wouldn't pay their
taxes. Sattler then essayed the role
of pacificator. He believed Steimker
right and then he believed Weber right
but his argument was too general to be
of much force. The mayor then enter
ed the fray and called attention to the
personel of the streets comrnitteee un
der whom the work should be done.
After all this Weber's motion carried
The ordinance for vacating certain
streets and alleys in South Park passed
unanimously, after Sattler had guaran
teed the payment of the printing cost
on behalf of the petitioners. A resolu
tion empowering the mayor and city
clerk to quit claim the parcels covered
by the vacation then passed unani
mously. Steimker had a number of sidewalk
resolutions then ordered covering prop
erty in blocks 100, 105. 101, 103, frac
tional lots in section 18, block 1, Stad
elman's addition. He also presented a
list of "light repairs" on streets in the
Third ward, and Weber saw the
opening and attacked Steimke. For in
consistency in opposing sidewalk ex
penditures while he had all this street
work to ask. Weber moved the work
go to the street committee. After a
wrangle lasting several minutes, Web
er's amendment was agreed to by a
vote of 5 to 4 which was also the vote
on the original as amended. Then
John P. Sattler made his time-honored
motion to adjourn, which carried.
Overflow From Wednesday.
Mrs. Eva Reese, who accompanied
Col. Henry C. McMaken on his trip to
Indiana, Ohio and the east, also return
ed home v. ilh him yesterday morning.
She had a delightful time vi.-iting with
many relatives and friends at I oi t
Wayne, Ind., Toledo and Cleveland, .,
ar.d many other places.
Uriah Gillette of Hot Springs, S.D.,
who had been in the city for some day:-,
the guest of the family of Col. H. C.
McMaken returned to his home today.
He was much disappointed at having
so brief a visit with Col. McMaken, who
was absent the greater portion of the
time attending the reunion at Toledo,
and will return later for another and
and longer stay.
Peter Roucka and wife were among
those who traveled to Lincoln on the
early train this morning for a visit with
friends. Mr. Roucka last Saturday had
the misfortune to run a large piece of
wood into his hand while attending to
his duties at the shops and made so
serious a wound that medical attention
was necessary. He will be off several
days with the hand.
Geo. P. Meisinger and wife aid
daughter, Gertrude, and son, Irving,
departed on the fast mail Tuesday for
Omaha from which point they will" take
the Rock Island for Pocassett, Okla.
They will spend several weeks down in
that country visiting with A. A.
Schafer and family, Mrs. Meisinger be
ing a sister of Mrs. Schafer. It is the
first visit of Mr. Meisinger to that sec
tion and he goes along expecting to be
surprised by what he will see. The
many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Meising
er unite in wishing them a happy and
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