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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. TIIUKSDAY, FEBKUAliY 4, 1909
Hold Annual Meeting and Elect
Officers for Year
From Tuesday's Dally.
The largest and best attended
meeting of the Plattsmouth Tele
phone Company ever held during its
existence took place last evening at
the company's offices In this city.
The meeting was enthusiastic over
the splendid showing which the com
pany has made during the past year
which the country over, had been a
dull one and during which there was
not much expected in the way of
earing handsome sums.
In addition to hearlnf annual re
ports of the several officers all of
which were flattering In the ex
treme, showing a very handsome
profit on the year's business, the
company declared its usual dividend
of ten per cent payable in quarterly
Installments of two and one-half
per cent each, and carried a hand
some balance to the reserve fund
The financial showing of the com
pany speaks volume! for the man
ner in which their affairs are hand
led and merit the approbation of all
The annual election of officers re
sulted as follows:
,. President, Thos. E. Parmele.
Vice President, Charles C. Parmele.
Secretary, J. N. Wise.
General Manager and Treasurer,
T. H. Pollock.
Directors, C. C. Parmele, T. E.
Parmele, T. H. Pollock, M. H. Pol
lard, Peter Eveland, Edwin Jeary,
John W. Reasoner H. F. Swanback,
Jacob Trltsch, Dr. J. M. Neely, and
C. IL Smith.
A glance at the above list of of
ficers and directors serves to show
how powerful this -company-is and
the high class of men interested in
it. It can be stated that the stock
holders of the company are in addi
tion men of as high character and
standing as those named above all
of which indicates the Plattsmouth
Telephone Company, a strictly home
concern, is a reliable as the hills
One of the matters discussed at
the meeting was the question of 1m
provements to the several plants un
der the control of the company and
considerable is contemplated along
these lines. In this city, the company
will proceed with an extension of
its cable system which has been going
Dr. J. B. Jack of Burlington Relief
Transferred to Chicago
Announcement is made of the ap
pointment of Dr. J. B. Jack at pres
ent surgeon for the Burlington Vol
untary Relief at Omaha and this
city, to a position in Chicago, 111.,
in the medical department. Dr.
Jack will be succeeded here by Dr.
H. II. Blodgett of Omaha who came
down this morning with Dr. Jack
and was made acquainted with the
citizens and railroad men. Dr. F. M.
Coniln of Omaha accompanied the
party. Dr. Jack during his period
of connection with the Burlington,
has made a great many friends In
this city who have been much grati
fied at the mark of appreciation the
company officers have bestowed upon
him by his deserved promotion. In
addition to his plensant personality,
Dr. Jack enjoys a hlsh reputation br
a surgeon of much ability whose
wide experience has been used to its
utmost and with 'great advantage to
both himself and the company.
While regretting his jeparturo for
other fields everyone In Plattsmouth
Joins in wishing him continued and
Increasing success. Dr. Blodgett who
succeeds him bids fair to be a fit
ting successor, and that he will soon
take his place In the affections of all
the former's friend whom he will
meet, Is the belief of all.
Leo Applegnte, the popular citi
zen from near Union, Is looking af
ter business matters In the city to
day coming In on the morning MIs
nourl Pacific train. Lee Is greatly
Interested In the adoption of the
Torrens system "of land transfers
upon which the Journal will have
something to say In the future.
on for several years past. These ca
bles will be run to the fartherst
parts of the city and every possible
efforts will be made to give the citi
zens one of the best plants to
be had In the state.
The matter of which form of In-
strument will be put in when any
change is made locally has not been
decided but It will be a type of In-
strument which will give the most
satisfactory service, mere is no aer-
nine n6uico jci i, ui i)uui..-
tion as to the probable cost of the
new worn tne speculations ana
limns iui imu Httc uccu rpmcu
ana are now in me omce oi uenerai
Manager Pollock. They make an
imposing display of blue prints being
bound in a large hook for conven-
ience in handling. One of the plans
adopted for selecting those places
where the most needed lmprovemnts
are to be made, is that of a large map
of the city showing every house with
a telephone in It and every house
where lines can be run to increase
the business and secure more sub
scrlbers. It shows that the plans of
the company are being formed with
the utmost deliberation and with a
view to giving the people the greatest
amount of good from their com
pleted Improvements. It also indl
cates that the company Intends to
make this year the banner one in
their history, Manager Pollock glv
Ing the affairs of the company his
With the assured activity of the
Plattsmouth Telephone Company in
the field this summer and the an
nounccmcnt from many quarters of
improvements which will be made,
tthere seems now every likelihood
that this year will mark an epoch In
the history of the city, in the way of
The meeting last night lattracted
a number of prominent citizens of
the county to tne city among tnem
being Messrs. Edwin Jeary, Thos.
Hill and A. H. Wallinger of Elmwood,
Landls of Waverly, H. F. Swanback
of Greenwood, John W. Reasoner
of Ashland, C. E. Mockenauph and
W. G. Earhart of Louisville, Peter
Eveland and Frank Gustln of Mur
JeBsle Blunt while out hunting
Monday on the big or rather, Speck's
island south of the city unearthed
lsiana souin 01 me cuy unenruieu
what he varlly believes to be
th 7ee laree nanthers He describes
II !n I! TwTLnH
eS w th brown fur and creeping
about teaSy tn ougt the under!
Jowth which covers Jh Isd He
avers that these animals showed
fight upon his approach and that
they behaved much as untaimed
denizens of the forest are said to
behave when approached by the hU'
man kind. Jesse was heavily armed
with a rifle and a belt of no ft
nosed bullets. Espying the animals
he hastily drew a bead upon one of
them but owing to the thick un-
derbrush his Bhot did not take of-
feet. The bullet which he fired
BtrucK a young sapling Borne inree
Inches In diameter and the Boft nosed
bullet spread cutting the tree to the
ground as neatly almost aa an axe.
The report of the gun alarmed the
anlmals who made way before, he
could get to them again. He states
that some of the Islanders think the ls n ,,,Ktloii In my mind as to wheth
anlmals to be lynx but he ndhers to or s,i, a scheme would pass this
the panther story.
I'eads the Journal.
C E. Moekenhaupt, one
Journal's good readers
Manley, was In the city yesterday
to attend the annual meeting of the
Plattsmouth Telephone Company and
today returned to his home, lie Is
one of the best farmers In the county
In addition to his other excellent
business qualities and his good Judg-
ment Is Hhown by the fact that he
ties to the Journal for his account
of home happenings. A few days
since Mr. Mockenhnupt purchased a
ment In tho Bhape of r fine span of
mules whose weight Is 2700 pounds,
These he will find Invaluable ad -
Juncts In his farm work.
Another Letter From Hon. M. A.
Bates st Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 1. 1909.
1,18 Bt'naie 88 usuai- aajournea
r naay noon unui uonaay, wniie
the house remained In session until
baturaay noon, ana tnen adjourned
ill r l A.ftA . ma i I
umu aionaay i.w p. m. mis aa-
4A.. .!. I - . . I . A- I
juuiiuug ia veiling iiiuiiuLunuuH 10
tnose members who come here from
the extreme southwest and north
west parts of the state, who cannot
go home every time those members
who live In Omaha and nearby de
sire. So they are compelled to stay
here and lose time to gratify the
wishes of those who want to put in
about three or four months time to
get n 60 days.
The first pay day came Saturday,
and then the members were only
pal(1 iioo.oo each with mileage. The
legislature convened on Tuesday, Jan-
uary 5 and thua lt can be seen that
out or the 2(j days passed only 20
Wfr(, nfll(I for Aernrrtinir tn this
mode of pro,.edure it will take until
about the flr8t of Aprli to get In the
fun 60 day8 xhe members with
money can afford this kind of busi-
ness, but the fellow with small means
w.u nave nara wont to pun tnrougn
the Besslon and meet both ends
That Noyes Is a prohibitionist In
the fullest sense of the term has
been fully demonstrated In the sev
eral bills he has introduced inclining
that way. But the manner In which
the bill restoring the right of Ft.
Crook to have a saloon if they wished
certainly demonstrated to Mr. Noyes
the temper of this body on the sub
Ject. The temperance people who
have bills to introduce on that ques-lCeed
tion send them to Noyes for Intro-
auction. Another one or his freak
bills is antl-treating law, which will
meet its Waterloo when the time
It has Just come to light that some
of the state officials have been grant-1
ing some of their assistants $1,800
per year when the law designates the
amount they shall have at $1,500.
As they have been caught at this
trick now they want this legislature
to Increase these salaries to $1,800.
But it will never be done. It is more
probable, however, that they will be
compeiied to return that amount
whl..h d 0P9 not bel one t o th em back
,nt0 the Btate trea8UrVi Thus the
taxnavers of Nebraska see the ne-
ce8glty of an investigation of the
books once In a while after the re-
publicans have been at this helm for
Auditor Barton came to the con-
elusion the other day that he would
not nav the emnloves of the senate
until the force was reduced to 49.
But when several of the members
stan(l that the previous senate (which
. .. r . . . .
a republican, of course) has six
more employes than the present body
and that a further Investigation of
thOBitonffi uhinh hA mnra hin
tha" allowd law be made'
he had nothing further to say on the
subject, but made out the warrants
for a11 employed.
It will be remembered that when
George Spurlock represented Otoe
and Cass counties in the legislature
he was the author of the bill changing
the manner of electing county com
missioners from being elected by dis
tricts to that of an election by the
county at large. This legislature
will restore the old way, and a bill
has already passed
r.verjuouy Knows me
present law is unjust ana mat 11
was introduced and passed for a cer-
tain purpose In Cass county.
A Htr0ng effort will be made In
this session to Bubmlt a constltutlon-
a) amendment giving women the
rKht t0 vote at the next election. It
Holme, although there are many
here who favor such a proposition.
As to myself, I am decidedly opposed
to women voting, although It Is the
opinion of many that most of them
would vote the democratic ticket.
So far there has not been many
lobbyists In either house. This would
I Indicate that democrats are not so
easily Influenced as republicans.
Heretofore, It Is said, they have been
The democrats are on to the re-
publican members In their efforts
to secure big appropriations and en-
deavor to have this legislature make
as large a deficit as tho republican
legislature did two years ago.. But
let the people watch the actions of
1 this body, and when It adjourns, It
' will be ono unanimous voice among
the democrats cf the state: "Well
done, thou feuud and faithful ser-"
vant." They are not going to refuse
any needful appropriations, either.
The "hot time" Is not yet, Just
watch until we get ready to act upon
the bunk guaranty and county option,
then Is the time when the fun will
begin. The countv ontlnnlsta vhon
they Bee thev cannot pt . th .
work on county ODtlo thpv ..,
BhIft t0 8tatewlde nrohibltion and fa.
vor a constitutional amendment to
that effect and voted for or , t
at the next election.
Lmnjislon Loan and Buildin? ASSOCI
"wmjuwii wwn nn DUliaing HSSOCI
atlOH One Ot Largest in State
The meeting of the stockholders of
the Livingston Loan $DuildIngA8so-
clatlon held la
st night was one of the
most successful and prosperous meet-
ings nea in many years. There
was a fine attendance of members,
a great many being present in per-
son. and a large number who -wo.ro
unable tQ aUend 8end,ng ,n proxlef)
to be VQted Qut of Mg0 ghare8 ,n
the as8odatlon 1723 were represent
,i t tw m.
I 111 IIIC llltTCllIlg.
The annual election of officers was
held, the old officers being chosen for
another year by unanimous
The o' fleers are aa follows:
President, D. B. Smith.
Vice President, C. A. Marshall
Treasurer, C. G. Frlcke.
Secretary, Henry R. Gering.
Directors. II. M. Soennichsen.
G. Egenberger, Henry Herold; to sue-
the late W. A.
White, Carl G.
Bulldine Committer n n Smith
c. A. Marshall, F. G. Egenberger.
The past year has been In line
with all others nlnc th formation
of this reliable building and loan
association, being a very prosperous
one. As was usual the ten per cent
I annual dividend was declared, round-
Ing out a long record of twenty
years In which this association has
never failed to eawi and pay ten per
cent on its shares. This is a record
which few building and loan asaoeia-
tlons or other corporations In fact,
can point to and Is a splendid testl-
monial to conservative and safe
management. Its Investments have
been so consiienciouslv handled and
such excellent judgment has been
displayed in them that even panic
years did not cut the dividend.
In addition the meeting last night
added $734.55 to the reserve fund
of the a880(,,atlon. making an excel-
,ent showing for the association and
1 indicates a conservative and Bafe
Policy which must Impress all famil-
lar with investments.
e personnel or the shareholders
I.t.i.. i.n.. 1. n. . .1.
.. .. . ...
and most reliable citizens of the
community, men who have been sue-
cessful in business for themselves
and h haVe CarHed Ut th affa""8
of the association with the same care-
fl regard to good management they
display In their own affairs. It is
a pleasure to commend such excel
lent business judgment.
On January 20th, 1909, occurred
the marriage of Mr. Ruben F. Tifft
of Rlghtsonvllle, S. D., formerly of
Iowa, to Miss Bessie F. Rhoden, of
Chalkbutte S. D
A most, lipantlftil anil lmt)Nnnlvfl
. , f h rmir(lirn
The bride Is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs.. R. A. Rhoden who are bo well
known near Murray and Greenwood,
The bride was reared to young
girlhood near Murray, thence mov
Ing to Greenwood where she grew to
young womanhood and in 1907 with
her parents moved to South Dakota,
where she formed a circle of happy
young people and by and by met
The bride is a sister of Frank L.
Rhoden of Murray, also having
many more relatives near there
The bridal party wero accompan-
' "lrlr urmai tour iy Air. and
,rH- Wn'. Shrades of Chalkbutte, a
sister of the bride.
It ... . ..
Mr. Tlfft Is a most highly re-
spected young man with an abund-
ance of friends.
The happy young couple are nt
home to their many friends six
miles south of Chalkbutte, where
the groom haB a most excellent home-
stead prepared for their future hap
CSTY ulILL BE
From Tuesday's Dally.
At last there seems some pros
pect that away In the future this
city will have light. Constant ham
mering by the press and public is
responsible for the action which gives
Indication of getting some relief
from the Intolerable conditions which
prevail in this city in the way of
lights. At a special meeting of
the city council held last night upon
call from Acting Mayor Sattler it
W&ft deHripri tn nHvnrtluA trv KMa fn
rurnlsh,nir ,ha P,. tt,,lh ,,, Tk.
meetlng WM ,et, . .
actlne nm, nn nna BOVa
,mme(late nemhen of th offlc,a,
famlIy were notlfed the d c,erk
getting his information when the
counc wa read tQ Th,8
is probably Just as well assome pro
gress was made toward getting what
has been fought for so persistently
The members assembled at the
counrl1 Camber at the usual hour,
all present Bave Councilmen Stelm
ker and Weber who for some unex
plained reason were not present to
give their advice or take a stand on
the question which came up. After
roll call, the light committee pre
sented a resolution Instructing the
cUy tltrk t0 advert,8e for blds for
box arc lights of 1200 c. p. and
eighty-two Incandescent lights of
thirty-two candle power, forty watt
Tungsten lamps for the period of five
years, each bid to be accompanied by
a certified check of fifteen hundred
dollars as an evidence of good faith.
All bids to be in the hands of the
.- - To Tour Mexico.-.-"
This nnrninf a party cf fjvo de-
parted from this city for a t-ur or
twenty-five days to nnlut? in the
southwest going as far aa the City of
Mexico .The party consisted of
Messrs. Charles C. Parmele and son
Pollock, F. G. Egenberger, A. S. Will
and Frank Schlater. At Pacific
Junction they were to have been
Joined by Mr. Munson from near
Weeping Water who will also make
the trip. The party goes for the
combined purpose of taking a plea-
ure trip to the sunny southwest and
also looking the land over with a
view to possible purchase. Their
route lies from here to Kansas wiy
over the Burlington and from that
point to El Paso, Tex., over the KocK
1 Island and Ea Paso Southeastern.
I Mil f A 1 111 1.
ine A.ex.can wemnu w t
Mri ihnh ontmi iiovi in ih
" L ' . ' .1 . ".. L v -
city. Their route through Kansas
carries them by the way of Topeka,
McFarland, White City, Mcpherson,
,Iutch,HOn and L,beraI and through
the corners of Oklahoma and Texas
'-'uS the . towns of Dalheart In
the latter state and Santa Rosa In
New Mexico ending at the live town
of El Paso on the border. In Mex
ico the party will stop at Chlcnnhua
while other large cities they will
pass will be Zacatecns and Aguas
Calientes. The trip Is an Ideal ono
especially, for this time of year and
the party will certainly have a fine
time. They will be gone probably
Last Friday afternoon a number
of young friends of Zella Owen gath
ered at the little lady's home In the
south part of town and gave her a
pleasant surprise, being her twelfth
birthday. The young lady was com
pletely taken by BurprlHO and for
some time did not really understand
what was going on. Various games
nnd past I men were Indulged In and
there Was some delightful music had.
At a late hour a delicious three
course luncheon was served by Mrs.
Owen. Everyone who had the good
fortune to attend departed for home
feeling that the afternoon had been
I excellently spent.
Those In attendance were: Misses
Helen Gnss, Emma Cummins, hdith
Dovey, Marie Spies, Marie Fanger.
Lillian Dwyer, Blanche and Delia
Sales, Janet and Harriet Clement,
Katie Whlatker, Katherlne Schrack,
Lillian Bnyack, Gladys McMnken,
Ethel Bell, Ruth Godwin, Gladys
Stelnhauer, Ina Dalton, Mabel and
Vera Brown, May Glenn, Laura
Moore, Janet Patterson and Josle
- and Lucllo Klser, Dorrls and Martha
Vallery of Mynard and Zella Owen
to Advertise or
city clerk by Monday, February 22.
three weeks from last night.
Nothing was said in the advertise
ment or the resolution for It as to
when the lights were to be In oper
ation, this being left to be settled
when the contract is made. This re
port which was unanimously adopted
was made by the entire committee
which had finally agreed upon a
course of procedure which will with
out doubt end In producing the light
so strongly fought for.
The action of last night, of course,
postpones further proceedings In the
matter for three weeks after which
time the bids will be opened, the
checks examined and an award made.
The advertisement is to be inserted
In the Plattsmouth Journal and some
electrical paper of wide circulation,
the matter of Belecting the latter be
ing left to the city clerk. While the
postponment of a question Is not
Mways desirable, In this case It
seems to be an Indication on the
part of the council to do" what la
right In the matter and make the fin
al selection of the lights upon the
basis of responsibility and prepared
ness to carry out the contract.
All citizens Interviewed today join
in commending what looks like a step
toward securing the lights wanted.
Many condemn the delay but this was
because they did not understand the
position of the council In the matter.
If all steps taken in the future are
In line with those taken laHt night,
the city will be assured of lights
within a very short time, Bay by the
middle of May or June.
Delightful Evening in Honor of Oito
lMst Saturday night a number of
lb- joung frlnde of O'.to L. t:,
gathered at the young man's home
In the southern part of th,. tty
and gave him a pleasant surprise
party. The young gentleman was.
completely taken by Hurprlse and for
Bometime did not really understand
what wag going on. As soon as he
had recovered from his surprise he
started In to make his friends have
a pleasant evening and he succeeded
beyond any question. Various games
and pastimes were Indulged In and
there was some delightful music had.
At midnight a most delicious lunch
eon was Berved by the parents of the
young man, Mr. and Mrs. John Lutz.
and everyone who had the good for
tune to attend departed for home
feeling that the evening had beeiv
Those present and taking part in
this very enjoyable party were Misses
Mary Schwartz, Estelle Gels, Cecil
Hawkenbary, Enisle O'Neill, Etta
Hyde, Edna Luschlnsky, Luella
White,, Amanda Sattler, Olga Sattler,
Pearl O'Neill, Catherine Lutz, Messrs.
William Bell, Earl M. Gels, Charles
E. Bell, Clarence Lcdgway, Ed. Ofe,
Harry E. White, Frank E. Cook,
Otto E. Lutz, Henry Lutz, Otto Bulin,
Social Amend ic.
It Is told of a Swede working In
the quarry, that he attended a re
vival meeting at Elmwood last week,
and when when asked by n gentle
man If he did not want to work for
Jesus, replied, "Naw, I gaze nod, I
haf goot a chob In Van Court's quar
ries an' I gaze I verk fer him yet
avlle.". Weeping Water Republican.
The real trouble with Weeping Wa
ter, Bro. Oliver, Is that she Is bo
out of date, backward, sleepy and
run down at the heel, we doubt If
she has found out who Jesus Is.
Mrs. Minnie Jochlin of Louisville.
wbh a very pleasant visitor nt the
Journal office last Monday. comliiR
In to renew her subscription to the
paper. Mrs. Jochlm Is one of the
lady readers whom the Journal de
lights to have call :is she always has
pleasant word for our efforts to
please tho public and can easily
overlook our many shortcomings.
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