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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 28, 1909)
EETIN6 OF THE
embers Participate in Oratori
cal Fireworks on the Light
month at Mist. He also recited the
history of the how the present room
came to be but $50 per year as the
city had at one time paid $100 per
year for the same room. Councilman
Steimker ftnolcn of tl r"n for
reference being so the committee
could Investigate. He did not consid
er that the city would be paying too
much and did not believe that the
secret meeting of members of the
council, intimating that there was
something going on which the pub
specifically with being a party to a
lie knew nothing of.
stHroker at once tcot the floor
and for a few minutes things looked
like Jackson and Durns were getting
into the council.
He called Rook- N
meyer to order. He stated that h X
city could do better than to accept was invited to meet some members jlj
tne oner, on motion tne report or or me council at councilman Falter s Q
. 1 ti. ii I mSt a . . . I
uiwce ana w nen ne got mere ne a
found they were all there but Sat-
tier, Bookmeyer, and Vorndran. He
wanted Bookmeyer to look out
The Ccsi Dressed Lien
the committee was accepted all voting
aye save Neuman.
Acting Mayor Sattler called upon
the light committee for a report.
Last night's council meeting was
one of the most entertaining which
that august body has ever held.
There was all the accompaniments
of bloodshed and murder there be
ing a lot of fire works, red fire and
explosions of a rhetorical nature
principally the product of Coun
cilman Bookmeyer. The doughty
statesman from the Third ward oc
cupied the floor most of the evening
and when not engaged in denounc
ing his fellow members, he tried his
hand at "bawling out" the Nebraska
Light Company and the light com
mittee of which he has been an act
ive member. In fact, the council
man went so far as to move that the
light committee be discharged and
a new one appointed but none of the
other members felt as he did it is
believed that they were all afraid
they might be selected upon the new
committee which is not considered
the most desirable berth in the
council Jusf at present.; While
Councilman Bookmeyer did not get
much farther than a start, lie aided
largely in passing away the eveningi
Everybody was there except Coun
cilman Bookmeyer when Acting May
or Sattler called the council to order
at eight o'clock, and the statesman
from the Third came in a few min
utes after the meeting had opened
There was no objection to marking
him present when the acting mayor
' asked the question, but it is believed
if anyone present had known the
thoughts surging about in Book
meyer's breast there would have
been vigorous objections by several
Dr. Elster, the silver-tongued, read
the minutes in his usual precise and
deliberate style eliciting a murmur
of approval from the members and
the gallery alike by his poetical
uage greatly shocked the members of
the council, and caused him to be
gently rebuked for his unseemly con
duct. He referred to tho apparent
end of the Bortenlanger franchise,
again stirring the troubled waters something would drop." He denle
Just as they were about to cease
The committee reported a comun-
ication from A. Clabaugh of the Ne
braska lighting Company withdraw-
any opposition to Bortenlanger i
particular but he was opposed to this
city getting power from Glenwood
and he never would vote for such a
scheme. If the city could not have
the fact that two additional members ing their offer to furnish the thirty Us own plant let it do without light,
tlQil YitiAfl a A lit A 1 1 tYia pnmmlaa Yiuf I 1 1 - I t ai I lln JMn' n . 1 L..IU . . 10
had been added to the committee but
still nothing had been done. There
was much more to Councilman's
Neuman's speech which space forbids
reproducing. Councilman Weber re
ferred to the several committee
meetings and their failure to get to
gether. The committee was willing
to act if they could agree and he
thought the petition ought to be re
ferred to them. "Councilman Book
meyer then returned to the charge
and scored the light committee for
asking further time it ought to be
ashamed to do so. He evoked a roar
of laughter by stating that he wanted
to discharge the light committee
which was added to when Schulof ad
ded his "amen" to the remarks.
Bookmeyer then took a pronounced
stand for light and favored getting
it from anyone who could furnish it.
He again reiterated that the petition
ought to be acted upon.
boulevard lamps as the company J He didn't care who built the plant
claimed it could not live up to the here. He believed in spending the
conditions imposed by the city. It Plattsraouth taxes in Plattsmouth.
was at this time that Bookmeyer He had no choice In this city but he
wanted the best and he wanted it in
Plattsmouth. He then ended the
wrangling by a motion to adjourn
created a sensation by moving that
the light committee be discharged
but no one would second the motion
and he had to content himself with
another speech in favor of immediate
action. The communication of Mr.
Clabaugh was placed on file.
The claims committee reported the
claims of John Waterman, $4.60,
Wm. Wehrbein $2.00 and the Platts-
mmith -Tnnrnal 1 1 Q 9ft fnvnrohlv ntiH
on motion the city clerk was in- Royal Neighbors of America Have
structed to draw warrants for the
in town will tell you their
clotnes come Irora this
store. If our clothes
please them they'll pro
bably please you. Our 8
one price system, and
"no monkey business,"
and our strict adherence
to standard dependable
qualities will please you
too. Just now we are
discounting broken lots
25 PER CENT!
"Where Quality Counts."
lie claims committee also asked
further time on the claim of II. L.
Asemissen which was granted.
The committee on streets, alleys
and bridges reported asking further
time on the matter of a new road
Acting Mayor Sattler then took a to the ferry which was granted.
hand in the imbroglio. He believed 1
the petition ought to go to the light
committee. He thought Bookmeyer
right in wanting light and that tod at
once. He favored a special meeting
before the next meeting so that the
matter could be expedited. He
wanted a contract drawn up and bids
advertised for. He spoke of the peo
ple having voted for light and stated I
that they unquestionably favored
electric light. He didn't care what
party furnished the light but any
party who could furnish it and who
would put up t. certified check for
ten per cent of the contract price
with a fidelity bond to be filed
phrasing of the business of the last within sixty days from the granting
session and they were duly approved of the contract conditioned for the
83 there no fault to be found with (faithful performance of the con-
Forthwith burst the storm. The
city clerk in ringing tones then read
a petition to the council asking that
body to formulate a contract pre-
Schulhof wanted the petition read
but this was not done being over
looked in the excitement.
Bookmeyer again tried to get the
Chairman Vorndran of the fire
and water committee called attention
to the fact that no report of the con
dition of the fire apparatus had been
received this month but City Clerk
Elster who knows everything, stated
this report would appear next motUh
sure and the matter was dropped
Chairman Mendenhall of the po
lice committee reported the reports
of the marshal and police Judge as
correct and the same were placed on
Mendenhall aso stated that he had
been asked to Investigate the where
abouts of the police on the night when
the wholesale burglaries took place
on Main street, and stated that he
had been unable to ascertain where
they were. He stated further that
his opinion was that a burglar would
be safe in the alleys any time after
eleven o'clock at night. Steimker
moyed the council to laughter by sug
gesting the chairman of the police
scribing six arc lights and eighty-two Nr and Acting Mayor Sattler jnild- committee get out in the alleys after
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lncanuesceill llgUls lU Uo Jjlal.eU as 1 Y "vv. m (-,... u v ma u& uu u iiutn auu dl-c iui ununcji.
and often but he silenced the opposition
the council might designate
ask for bids furnishing, tho same, that he had the floor, hadn't ho."
the contract to go to the lowest bid- And he kept It also. He took occa-
der. The petition also asked the pas- nion to recite some of the history of
sage of an ordinance lowering the several of the committee meetings
price of gas to $1.50 per thousand and seemed to feel that he had not
cubic feet from the present price of been getting a square deal from the
$2.1u per thousand. The petition was other members of the committee. He
signed by some six hundred citizens was very vehement in his remarks.
whose names were not read as it
would have taken too long.
Councilman Weber moved to re
fer the petition to the light commit
tee which motion brought Bookmeyer
His remarks were cut short by call
ing attention to the fact that there
waB nothing before the council for it
to act on. The motion of Weber to
refer then carried without dissent.
Councilman Schulhof wanted the
street and sidewalk around the block
leading to the Jail repaired and made
passable, speaking of the muddy
condition which existed there. Stelm
ker. objected to the city repairing
walks and wanted the property own
ers notified to put same In good re
pair. He amended Schulhof's mo
tlon to refer to the streets committee
by having the marshal notify the
property owners to repair their
walks. He also call attention to the
The Royal Neighbors of the Mod
ern Woodmen of America, Maple
Leaf Camp No. 5389; last evening
conducted the installation of their
officers for the ensuing year, at their
hall in the Coates Block, and the oc
casion w as made one which will long
be remembered by all who had the
good fortune to attend. For the oc
casion Mrs. Sarah E. Cain, the dis
trict deputy had come down from
Omaha and she acted as the install
ing officer. The work was given by
the Foresters of the M.W. A.
in splendid fashion, Chief Forester
Ramsey making himself particularly
noted for the manner In which he
did his share of work, the ladies
being more than pleased with his
After the installation refreshments
were served and dancing was had
until a late hour. There was a very
large crowd in attendance and to
say that everyone enjoyed them
selves is to put it mild. The occa
sion is Justly considered as the most
successful of the kind any lodge has
The following are the officers of
the lodge who were installed:
Oracle, Miss Garnet Cory.
"Vice Oracle, Mrs. Jennie Tulene.
Past Oracle, Mrs. Inez Stenner.
Recorder, Mrs. Sybil Brantner.
Chancellor, Miss Florence Cory.
Receiver, Mrs. Louisa Klinger.
Marshal, Mrs, Catherine Lindsey,
Outer Sentinel, Mrs. Margaret Tul
Inner Sentinel, Mrs. Julia South.
Protect Your Town.
"Protect your own town and there
by show that you are in favor of pro
tection," says the Mokane, (Mo.)
Herald-POBt. As townspeople we
To Grant Request.
For some time the members of the
Commercial Club, the Jobbers and
packers have been trying to meet the
officials of the Missouri Pacific for
this division and request them to put
a special switch engine In atthis
point, as the present manner cf hand
ling freight has been very unsat
isfactory. This morning general
superintendent A. E. Gould, Super
intendent DeBernardl, and Assistant
Freight Agent Kooser arrived here
and were met at the depot by Pres
ident Stelnhart and a number of the
members of the Commercial Club,
and the request of the citizens ex
plained to the officials. They ad
mitted that they knew of the needs
of our citizens and promised that by
April 1st the crew would be on duty
here, but it would also be expected to
be on duty at the Nchawka quarry.
They were of the opinion that would
give our business men all the relief
After a general talk, in which the
condition of the road at present was
discussed, the offcers stated that they
expected to make many improve
ments during the present year and
would have as good an equipment us
any road in the west. They were
taken to the Elk's home and enter
tained and this afternoon two auto
mobiles were placed at their disposal
so they could see the city and sur
rounding neighborhood. Nebraska
The general condition of the Mis
souri Pacific would make food for
a volume of talks by the official of
the road. If Nebraska City really
believes that this road during the
coming year will have as good an
equipment as any road In the west,
they want to revise their beliefs for
such a contingency Is almost na re
mote as signaling Mars.
' Theo Harms was transacting busi
ness In Omaha Monday apd Tuesday.
Mrs. Theo. Harms was in Omaha
seeing her mother who in the St.
Harry Green who has been in the
St. Joseph hospital undergoing an.
operation for appendicitis Is reported
as doing nicely and expects to return
Chas. Bower's Is visiting Andrew
Krecklow and family.
R. L. Sanders while getting off the
Missouri Pacific passenger train Mon
day evening was struck on the leg
making it necessary to use a cane
and consult the doctor to dress his
bruises. The Iron on the steam pipe
coupling which connects the pipes,
between the cars struck him, caused
by the rubber hose disconnecting.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and
other Sunday papers can be had by
leaving you orders at the bank at
Chas. Irons was up to Omaha to
see Dick who is in the hospital.
A meeting of the Farmers' Eleva--
tor Company was held last Monday
for the purpose of electing a new
board for the ensuing year. Another
meeting wrtl ho held on next onday
for the purpose of electing a man
ager for the corporation.
The Richardson quartette are still
continuing their vocal music instruc
tions at the school house every eve
ning and on Friday night they will
give a concert at the Methodist
hurch, admission will be charged.
A large crowd attended the sale of
Ed Brunkows Wednesday and every
thing sold well.
should favor our town above every
impossibility of grading the streets otner as the gr0wth and development
With the Sick.
Frank SIvey who was oper-
hls feet with his opening ad- 8 Bave tho member8 a bathing at this time of year and suggested of lt i8 what enhance the value ated upon some days since is reported
dress. The Third ward councilman
was opposed to referring the petition
to a committee, what he wanted was
action on it and that at once. The
people wanted action and not refer
ence. Vorndran followed Bookmeyer
In an assault upon the reference Idea.
The people had waited three or four
years for light and they wanted it.
He, too, wanted action on tho petl-
spell between storms.
The report of the secretary of the
fire department of the action of the
meeting of January 5th and 12, in
electing officers was then read and
on motion of Neuman the officers
were unanimously confirmed. The
list of officers is the same as printed
heretofore in the Journal. The fi
nance committee reported as fol
tlon at once He had hardly gotten
back into his cojlr when Bookmeyer tester Burrows, special po-
acaln seized the floor and demanded "ce
n Vnnw wht had been done. Why Charles Bates, hauling
had the committee waited so long? cart
Why did not the people get the light Roy Taylor, street work
parties having business at the Jail
go around some other street. Neu
man stated that the walk had to be
fixed and if the property owners
didn't do so, the city should and
charge the same to the property.
Stelmker's amendment to have the
marshal notify the property owners
Councilman Neuman called atten
tion to a dangerous hole on Granite
street near the shops and moved
of all property both in and about lt.
Then buy your drygoods, groceries,
hardware, furniture, etc., at home.
Have your printing, your blacksmith-
Ing, your shoemaklng done at home;
patronize home In every Instance that
you can. The success of our mer
chants and mechanics means new
business houses and residences, ad
ditional demands for labor of various
kinds. To the farmer a first-class
town affords a better market for
$6 00 that the Burlington Company be no-1 his products, a hotter trading point
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. . . 63
thY voted for. and he vigorously rhlf Harrison, street work ... . 4 90
condemned further delay. He wanted Charles Bates, hauling cinders 2 10 the light question and precipitated
artlnn without reference to any com- PuMc library, periodicals. ... 50 70 another row. He wanted the council
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mitt Councilman Schulhof called motion these claims were al- to take action on this question be-
i titled to put a fence around the
hole and repair the walk. This mo
Acting Mayor Sattler then revived
Such a town Is bound to increase the
value of his land. Unquestionably
'In union there Is strength.' Let us
protect our town."
riattsmoutn Man Honored.
' At the convention of the National
h ontion of the members to the lowed and the clerk Instructed to fore the next meeting and Btated Bohemian Catholic nohemian Work
fact that there was nothing to act araw warrants ror tne several mat ne stood reaay to 10 met rree me.g association, just closed at La
on before the council. It would be amounts. ana ne oenevea an tne ovner mem- Crosse, Wis., this city was honored
neresnarr to refer the petition in The finance committee reported Der wouia ao ewise. tie again by .etection 0f John M. Jlrousek
order that there could be something the following claims to go to the sev- sked tna contract be drawn up for president. The convention was
as getting along fine and there is
every llkllhood that she will be able
to return home. Hher many flrends
are delighted at her progress and
rust it will continue.
Mrs. John Nemetz is reported as
doing as nicely at the hospital in
Omaha as could be expected and
there Is every reason to believe she
will successfully weather her troub
les and return soon a well woman.
Henry Hesse Is reported as getting
along finely and lt Is believed he
will soon be able to return home.
W. L. Street continues to slowly
improve and Is able to get about to
greet his many friends at his own
home In the city, and his recovery Is
only a matter of comparatively short
Judge Hoot Accept.
Judge Jesse L. Root of this city
yesterday formally accepted the ap
pointment as Judge of the supreme
for the council to act on After the eral committees Claims committee, ana bldB 6skea for tne contract to very iargoiy attended, there being court from Governor Shallenberger
light committee had reported there Charles Zelka. drying hose, $1.75 e let to the lowest bidder. delegates present from all over the As he had previously accepted the
would be something before the coun- Judlcary committee, Plattsmouth Councilman Steimker flatly de- country and a fine showing was same position from Governor Bhei
ell but there was nothing In the pe-1 Water Company, by, hydrant rental, clared he was done with coming up made for the association. The com
titlon which the council could act on. $3, 471.10. Plattsmouth Water Corn to meetings to '.chew the rag" over plete list of officers elected Is as fol
Councilman Steimker endorsed the pany, water rent$ 8.75. The report tho light question and that he would lows
Weber motion. Ho agreed with was agreed to and the claims re- not attend, it was up to the light
Schulof that there was nothing be- f erred as recommended. committee to get together and for-
fore the council for It to act on. To The Judiciary committee to which mulate some plan to light the city.
get It In shape It would have to be had been referred the notice of H. There was altogether too much talk
referred to some committee. Coun- II. Ashton to vacate the small room Ing already. He wanted tho com-
cllman Neuman agreed thoroughly used as a store room and also rais- mlttee to draw up a plan and report
with Steimker and Schulof. He Ing the rental for tho council cham- to the council and stop tho "chew-
agreed that something ought to be her and pollco court from $50 to I Ing."
a. 1 I P . . .1 I . .
clone to ngni me cuy ana ne uiiu-u io per jeur, n-poru-u inai me nouce sattler thought Steimker was
tho cheapest light to be had no mat- and ralne bo accepted. Councilman right In his criticism of tho commit
ter who produced lt. Ho was unre- Neuman did not favor paying $7o per tee but as tho committee hadn't re
servedly for electric light and did year for one room and desired to ported ho wanted something done.
not favor gas but he couldn't see know If the committee had investl- He thought It tlmo to do something.
how tho council could art on the pe- gnter tho matter of obtaining other Ho wanted a report from tho com
Hooknioycr again took tho floor
and severely criticised the committee.
lie wnnted to know how many times
bids had boon asked for and referred
to tho part of the Commercial Club
In tho matter. Ho charged Steimker
G. Hovorka, New
' President, John M. Jlrousek,
Vice-president, J. N. Novotny,
Voseville, S. D.
Treasurer, F. J. Polak, Prague,
Treasurer Reserve Fund, Vac Vac-
hal, Omaha, Neb.
Chaplain, Rev. John Velek, Trague,
titlon before them. They would
have to wait until the committee re
ported. Ho took ocrnslon to refer
to the light committee and animad
verted upon their slowness stating
V"hmently that "they are not to-
lng a D thing" which lung-
quarters. For the committee Chair
man Schulhof reported thoy had In
vestigated and that they could get
Coates Hall for a council chamber
for $r. 0 per year but thoy would have
to secure an office for the pollco
Judge which would cost (6 or $7 por
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
don he Is In a safe position as re
gards the court and Is a fixture In
any event. Judge Root's letter ac
ccpting the position Is as follows:
Lincoln, Jan. 26, Governor Ashton
C. Shallenberger. On tho 22nd of
this month I received from you
comlsston as a member of tho sm
commission from you as a member
of the supremo court. I accept tho
appointment In the spirit In which
conceive it has been made, to the
end that a quorum of said court may
have tho unquestioned right to per
form the functions of that body,
Permit also to thank you for the ap
pointment. Sincerely yours,
Josso L. Root.
A (.nod Investment.
320 acres of well Improved land In
Dickinson county, Iowa. Black loam.
clay sub soil, slightly rolling. 9
room house, cellar and cistern, large
barn with basement, corn crib, hog
shed, chicken house. Good well and
windmill. All fenced and cross
fenced. Largo orchard, large grove.
About 90 acres In pasture and hay
land, rest under plow; R. F. D. and
telephone. 7 miles to nearest
A new electric railroad Is assured
from Sioux City to Spirit Lake, and
the land will be inside of 2 miles
from a station.
Price per acre $60. Terms, easy.
For further particulars call upon or
address. Geo. Ll Farley.
Ind. Telephone, No. 127. Plattsmouth
Miss Carrie Allison of Murray enmo
up this morning and was a passen
ger on tho mall train for Norfolk
where she will make a visit with
friends for sewral days.
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