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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1910)
I OF lit
Trom Small Readinj Room It
Has Crown Into Large and
Useful Public Institution
At this time when the public li
brary movement Is ko general all
over the country and conventions are
being held that attract the attention
of so many educators, It seems like
attention should be called to the ex
isting condition in our own city In
The public liberary here is one of
the oldest institutions of the kind in
this Btate, having been founded on
February 2.'), 1885, as the Young
Ladles' Reading Room association. At
first it was established merely as a
reading room and it was not until
January 1, 1886, that it became a
circulating library. At the time of
Its establishment the library was sup
ported by the members of the or
ganization. In 1893, the city was in
terested in the proposition and in
duced to contribute to the support of
the library and it became known as
he public library. It was first start
ed In the building on Main street be
tween Fifth and Sixth streets, where
Dr. Elster now has his office then
In the Union block, then it was
moved to what was at that time
known as the Rockwood block, then
It was moved again to the same
rooms in the Union block, where it
remained until January 1, 1901,
when tho new building erected by
the city was formally opened and tho
beginning wbb made of the present
city library. Since that time the li
brary has continued to grow and
flourish, and the little building on
Fourth and Vine streets has become
the greatest point of interest for at
least a great many of the young peo
ple and now a few of the older ones
In this city.
There are in all about 4,000 books
In the library In good condition and
the average dally circulation of these
books is very large for the Blze of
the library and of the town, being
about forty-three each day on the
average. In addition to this circula
tion, which means the taking of
books from the library, there Is a
large amount of general reference
work being done every day. There Is
a great preponderance In the extent
of circulation in favor of the Juvenile
work. Next to this of course, comes
the work of fiction, comprising some
of the best standard works and a fair
amount of the modern "best sellers."
In connection with these two depart
ments, the management of the public
library is especially proud of the
fact that for research work and for
all kinds of scientific work.
There are 19 periodicals received
at the lllmry at the present time,
all of which after being in tho house
one week are put into circulation.
Theso periodicals are widely rend, a
great many of the patrons of the
library using them constantly.
At present the library is support
fed by a tax upon the city of one
and one-half mills, and this could he
Increased with profit by the city
owing to the fact that the library
la used so largely as a referem e li
brary by the children of the public
schools. In the debates of the past
and previous winters, the library has
been the greatest use to the students,
and an arrangement has been mado
whereby the teachers are allowed to
take the books from the library for
the accomodation of their classes
And In the matter of the salary paid
the librarian this city Is considerably
behind cities of the same size in this
state, the salary here being ridicul
ously low for the amount of work
Involved. Hut on the whole the con
ditlons are better here than most of
the towns of the same size and there
1b every prospect that this Instltu
tlon will experience a still greater
v itwjo nam:.
The undersigned will sell at public
auction at his home 3 miles Bouth
of Plattsmouth, on Friday, April 22
the following described property, to-
FOUR HEAD OF HORSES.
Two work horses, ono colt, 2 years
old; one colt. 3 years old; Sixty
thickens, seven head of hogs, one
farm wagon, one carriage, one buggy
household furniture and numerous
This Is a bonaflde salo, as I am
going to leave the county and every
thing must be sold.
Cash; or purchaser desiring credit
will give good bankable paper bear
Ing eight per cent Interest from date
W. 1). Joncjt,
VIAVI Drugless, non-aicnotlc and
non-surgical treatment; It has spared
the life of many men and women, and
Is cheaper and safer than an opera
tlon. 400 page book free. Room 3
Parkin otel. 3-15-2w
XOTICK OV VI III.HATIOM
la the Itlotrh-I Court of tUr County of
t , Stair of rhraka.
Cl.nilt K i:. Si'hu'uli an.l Mary C. .Schwab,
Ji'nu'H Khtwi'll. 1 rc i v .V K: nis.-y.
William H. lumsf.v, 1..ikIi it. rtmit v;
I.awume 1'. I;. in. f.nlf.i 1'.
lliirii.-e, John Lilian, j, .' ..n: . Kn.n
m ,, mIi- yiirvlvliiu; iieii'F "f John
Kains-y, dorciiscii. S.initlf a. i'nvls &
'o!!iM.i'. a firm i'nl,l,iosi':l ;.' VUliiiin
H. l-n.mllrii,' V 1 1 1 lit m 1 luiM and A.
11. A rn yu Ill '-' i.M'l real n:in:e un
km' a n. li i r -jc-cysnrn ami usslKn
: W. I'. li;vK Siitiiui'K Miit:uliurs
Willing II. Sinit!in, vVHIiitm I. Jmv
K A. II. .UkvI ill., ami i-hI n.-imn
unknown, iion-rt tW.r: t-i of tlm State
of Nt-tiriifku: the unknown lii-lm and
(Ii.vImhcm of Janifx Iviclu-'-ll. (li-c-i'icsi-il :
the unknown ln-iis and iK-vIhci-h of
William H. Sratli-n, ilei-eanc-il ; t he. un
known Iic-Iih nnd cleviHeeH of William
l IIhvIh, (leream-il; the unknown helm
and clevlnei-s of W. I'. Imvix lc-eaneil;
the unknown heirs and iIbvIkwh of
A. H. Arto'le, first and real narno un
known, deceaned; the unknown helm
and devlKi-eg of Samuel Chamber,
dec-faxed; the unknown heir and de-vln-e
of KiiMunna lirock elect-lined,
l-'.imh nnd nil of the above named non-
reldc-nt of the Statw of Nebracka, and
each and all of the above named un
known heli and devisees, defendants,
are hereby notified that on the lHth
day of Maroh.A !.. 1910, plaintiffs filed
their petition In the IM.itrlct Court of
the county or i.uhh, ienraHna, me on-
Jec-t and praver of which Is to con
firm and quiet their title In them and
against you, and each of you, In and to
the following described lands, situated
In the county of Cass, State of Nebras
ka, by reason of open, notorious, ex-
hiKlve. neaceable. continuous ana an-
verse possession thereof by them and
their Krantors, for more than twenty
live years, towlt: The north half (nVi)
of the southeast quarter (se',4), and the
north hnlf (n)of the southeast quar
ter (se'4) of the southeast quarter
(se'i) of section thirty-one tail, town
ship eleven (11). north, rariKo fourteen
(14). east or the sixth principal meri
dian, and to bar you and each of you
from liavlnsT or claiming any. riKtit,
title or Interest In or to said described
real estate, or any part thereof, and
for equitable relief; and to confirm and
quiet their title In them and against
the unknown heirs ami devisees of
Susanna Uroc-k, deceased, to the fol
lowing described real estate, situated
n sa d county and said state, by reason
of a mortgage deed, executed nnd de
livered by plaintiffs to one Susanna
Hrock. now deceased, to secure the pay
ment to her of an annual sum during
her lifetime upon said real estate, to
wlt: Lota two (2), nine (9). thirteen
13). and fourteen (14). all In the north
east quarter (rie'4) of the northeast
quarter (ne',4), nnd the south half (s'fc)
of the northeast qnarter (ne',4), and the
northwest quurter (nwVi) or the nortn
east quarter (ne'4) all In the section
township and range hereinbefore de
scribed, said mortgage being unreleased
of record, and also to bar you, the said
unknown holm and devisees of Susanna
Hrock, deceased, from having or claim
ing any right, title or Interest in or to
said last described real estate, or any
part thereof, and for equitable relief.
i on ana eat-n or you are requireu to
answer snld petition on or before the
2nd nay of May, A. n. 1910. In derault
thereof, judgment will be entered con
firming and quieting title to all the real
estate, above described, In plaintiffs
Charles K. Schwab
Mary C. Schwab.
By their Attorne
Hamsey & iiamsey.
(First publication March 21, 1910.)
OltDINA.NCK .No, 47.1.
An ordinance calling a special elec
tion In the city of l'lattsinouth, county
of Cass, state of Nebraska, for the
voting of bonds In the sum of $:tr00.00
for the paving of the Intersections of
Fourth and Vine streets, of Fifth and
Vine streets, of Seventh and Vine
streets, and of the alley and street In
tersections of Fourth and Fifth streets,
said alleys running east and west
through block twenty-eight C'K) and
twenty-nine (29), all In said city of
I'lattstnoutn ana Known as puving dis
trict number 3.
He it ordained by the mayor and
council of the city of I'luttsmouth,
stale of Nebraska.
Section 1. That a special election be
and the same Is hereby called to be
held In the city of i'lattsmoiitli, coun
ty of Cass, state of Nebraska on Tues
day, the 8d day of May, A. I.. 1910.
at the usual pulling places In said city
First ward, at the county court
bouse; Second ward, at Turner hull;
Third ward, at A. O I'. W. hull; Fourth
ward, at the council chamber; Fifth
ward, at the store building of A. (!.
Hach Co.. on Lincoln avenue. The
polls in said wards will be open at 9
o'clock a. in , and close at 7 o'clock p.
m, of said day.
Section 2. At said election the fol
lowing proposition will be voted up
on, to -wit:
Shall the city of Hattsmoiith In ths
county of Cass, state of Nebraska, Is
sue Its bonds In tho sum of $:I500.0()
in the denomination of J. .00. 00, each
payable to bearer ten (10) years after
date Willi Interest coupons thereto at
tached not to exceed live per cent,
payable annually, but redeemable, or
any part thereof, on request of said
city any time after one year from date
of Issue, Said bonds shall be dated
the clay of their delivery and Interest
and principal payable with New York
Said bonds shall be Issued for t:.2
purpose of paving the Intersections in
paving district No, 3, of said city of
l'lattsinouth to-wlt; The lntesectlons
of Fourth and Vine streets, of Fifth
and Vine streets, of Seventh and Vine
streets, and of the nlley and street
Intersections of Fourth and Fifth
streets, said alleys running east and
west through blocks twenty-eight (28)
and twenty-nine (29).
And shall the mavor and city coun
cil, In addition to all other taxes make
a levy upon all the taxable property of
said city of IMnttamouth to pay the
principal or and Interest on said bonds
as the same shall become due and
section 3. as soon as practicanie ar-
ter the Isuie of said bonds Is author
ized hs heHdn provided, the mavor and
city council shall offer said bonds for
sale to the highest Mdded after giv
ing such notice or sale as they miiv
deem proper and to the best Interests
of said city, but sain mayor and city
council shall reserve the right to reject
any and all bids for said bonds, and
In no case shall said bonds be sold for
less than par value.
Section 4. When said bonds are sold,
the proceeds thereof shall be paid to
the treasurer of said city of l'lntts
mouth and placed to the credit of the
pnvlng fund of paving district No, S.
Section 5. The form of the ballot In
which the question shall be voted on
is as follows:
"For Paving Ttonns,"
"Against I'Hving bonds."
flection 0. There shall be judges nnd
clerks of election appointed by the
mayor and eltv council for eacli said
polling place In sal wards and said
special election shall be held In the
same manner as a general city elec
tion. Section 7. Notice' of said speclnl
election shall be published In the
lMnttsmnuth Semi-Weekly Journal for
four consecutive weeks prior to said
dav of election .
Section 8. This ordinance shall be
In force and take effect from and af
ter Its passage, approval and publica
tion according to law
rnsseil and approved this !Slh day
of March, A. 1)., 1910.
John P. Saltier,
Attest, V. n. F.lster.
The T. J. Sokols will give another
of their grand balls at their hall on
next Saturday evening, April 23rd. A
good time is in store for all. Good
music has been secured. You are
Invited to join them. Gents tickets
f0c; ladles free.
au:m)mkt to thk ihtici.f ok !
IV OKI'OH VI'ION OK Tit K II M
IK Ml HIMH K.
At u stockholder meeting at t lie
Hunk f .Murdock. M-.iidock, Nebraska,
I. ild on Hie lutii clay of February,
1 MO, at which meeting all of the stock
of the bunk was pre.n-nt. It was unan
imously voted to a mi-ml Article IV
which now read: '-The amount of
capital stock of this corporation shall
In- ten thousand il0.oOu dollars di
vided in one hundred shares of one
hundred dollars ii'-h," all of which
shall be paid ill before the commence
ment of business to "the amount of
capital stock of this corporation shall
be fifteen thoiisanrr ( 1 5, 000) dollars,
divided In mie hundred and fifiy
shares of one hunmed dollars each,
all of which shall be paid In."
Witness our hands and seal this 10th
dav of February. 1910.
F. Wolf. President.
H. It. Neltzel, Cashier.
State of Nebraska
Comity of Cass I
I hereby certify that the foregoing
Is a true and correct copy of the
amendment to the original articles of
Incorporation of the Hunk of Murdock,
II. It. Neltzel, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this ltitli day of February, 1910.
Justice of the Fc-ace.
Large Number Sign Agreement
. to Maintain Three Lights.
I'lattsmouth has at last vindicated
Itself as a growing municipality and
half of the merchants and business
men on Main street came forward
yesterday and announced themselves
as willing to contribute their share
toward the installation and mainten
ance of three flamable arc lights
such thut now is burning nightly at
Sixth and Main streets.
The light was put there about a
week ago as a free sample but none
of the people of the town took kind
ly to it, and so the Nebraska Light
ing company decided to remove It.
Tiding of their intention were print
ed in the Journal last night after
which it was practically demonstrat
ed how eagerly every line printed In
this paper is read by the citizens of
More than thirty-five merchants
on Main street informed the light
Ing company of their sincere regret
and so fast did the sympathizers
give out this information that the
manager of the lighting company de
elded to leave the light where it is
until those interested are given a
chance to sign the petition to keep
the light and install three of them
on Main street.
One of the merchants, when sign
ing the petition said that the amount
to be pledged Is bo ridiculously
small that he cannot understand how
anybody can object to promising to
pay it. All it amounts to is fifty cents
a month for "one year, after which
the cost will be very much less, since
the first year subscriptions of fifty
cents a month will be made to pay
the cost of the lights.
Eighty names are needed before
the lights will be ordered although
It was said at the office of the com
pany this morning that to facilitate
matters, the names of those who
have not yet signed, will be depend
ed upon to do their duty, and that
the order for the lights will be sent
In within a few days. I5y that time
It is expected that tho full eighty
will have their names on the peti
Those who have so far avowed
their willingness to have the city il
luminated at their small expense are:
William Barclay, W. E. Egenber-
ger, Rank of Cass County, Parmele
theater, Nemetz & Co., It. A. Dates,
Journal, J. E. McDanlel, J. S. Liv
ingston, M. Hlld, Kroehler Bros., E.'
G. Dovey & Son, John Cory, Peter
F. Cloos, M. L. Johnson, J. E. Ma
son, John Schlappacasse, P. H. Dun
bar, C. L. Herger, J. P. Falter,
E. B. Meyers, II. M. Soennlchsen,
John Bauer, Weyrich & Hadraba,
Frlcke & Co., Plattsmouth State
Bank, First National Bank, Falter
& Thlerolf, Gering & Co., Ed. Egen
berger, A. Gelse, Job. Fetzer, Kuh
ney & Clark, E. Brantner, August
Gorder, A. G. Bach & Co., Platts
mouth Laundry, L. B. Egenberger,
News-Herald Pub. Co., Ilerold Book
Mrs. Conrad Schlater was a pas
senger this morning on the early
train for Havelock, to visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Joseph Tighe for
Charles Reihart of Louisville, is
in the city today looking after some
business matters and shaking hands
with his numerous friends at the
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dates made at this office or the
Murray State Bank.
Good Service, Reasonable Rate
From Friday's laily.
Mrs. Frel Spangler went up to
Omaha on the morning train to spend
Mrs. Ceorge Snyder was aii.ong
those who took the afternoon train
today for Omaha.
Floyd Patridge was among those
who went to Omaha this morning
to spend the day.
Will Richardson of Mynard, was
among those who transacted business
in this city yesterday.
A. S. Will was among those who
took the early train this morning for
Omaha, going to that city on busi
ness. John Hockstrasser was a passen
ger, this morning on the early train
for Omaha, going up to look after
Mrs. O. A. Davis and Miss Fay
Oldham of Murray, drove up this
morning to do some shopping, re
turning this afternoon.
It. V. Pepperburg, formerly of this
city but now a resident of Lincoln,
was In this city this morning looking
after business for his father, J. P.
Pepperburg, the cigar man.
It is reported in this city that 4
inches of rain fell in the vicinity of
Union last evening. This is enough
to have shared w ith this section,
where it barely sprinkled but threat
ened a pour-down. .
Mrs. O. E. McDonald of Murdock,
departed this morning for her home
after a short visit in this city with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Kelly, Mrs. Kelly accompanied her
daughter as far as Omaha.
Attorney C. L. Graves came up
from Union on the early morning
train to look after some legal mat
ters at the court house, returning on
the 10:25 train. While here Charley
paid his respects to the Journal head
quarters, where he always receives a
The Missouri Pacific is hauling
cars of steel through here en route
north to be used in the construction
of a new bridge across the Platte
river. The company propose to put
In a steel bridge In place of the wood
structure which they have used for
years. Nebraska City News.
From Saturday's Dally.
W. E. Rosencrans was among
those who came in on No. 6 from
j Omaha today.
Miss Gertrude Long from near
Murray is among those who are in
the city spending the day.
W. Parker and family were pas-
isengers this morning on the early
j train for Omaha, going up to spend
Mrs. C. F. Vallery was among the
many who went to Omaha today on
the morning train, going up to spend
Frank Cook and Harry White
were among those who took the early
train, going to Lincoln to spend a
Mr. and Mrs. Justus Lillle were
passengers this morning on the early
train for Omaha, going up to spend
Mark White came In from his home
at Rock Bluffs this morning to look
after some business matters and vis
it with friends.
Mrs. W. E. Renner is among those
who are spending the day in the me
tropolis, having been a passenger on
the early train.
Walter ' Brltton was a passenger
this morning on the early Burlington
train for the metropolis, where he
will spend the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Christ Parkenlng
and Miss Anna Parkenlng were
among those who took the early
train for the metropolis this morn
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kaufman
came down this morning from Have
lock, where Mr. Kaufman is em
ployed in the Burlington shops, and
will visit their parents for a few
E. G. McCullough of Greenwood,
came down this morning to visit his
parents, south of the city. While in
town en route to the home of his
parents, he called on the Journal and
renewed for another year.
C. W. Stoehr, one of Cass county's
thrifty young farmers, was In the
city today and renewed allegiance to
the Journal. Mr. Stoehr lives west
of town, and he Bays no well-regulated
family can get along without
Professors C. A. Bobbins, E. B.
Conant and A. E. Sheldon, all of the
law school at the university of Ne
braska, were passengers for Lincoln
this morning, after spending the
night in this city. These are the gen
tlemen who decided last evening's
debate In favor of Plattsmouth.
L. D. Brown, mayor of Kenosha,
was In the city today and gave the
Journal a call. Llg Bays he doesn't
object to Rock Bluffs receiving all the
glory tt la entitled to but he wants
it understood that Kenosha Is still
on the map more so, at least, than
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ALCOHOL 3 PER cvUrT
simi!atiii5i!KFoodan(JItoiia ling the Sioxrtaciis aiuUJowcisi
OpiunuMorphinc rur Mineral.
Aperfcct Remedy forCtrnsfipa-
t ion . aour sroniacn.uiarnwca
ness aiulLoss of Sleep.
Facsimile Sinrure of
Guaranteed under the Koo
Exact Copy of Wrapper,
Fritz Lutz from near Murray, is in
the city today.
Will Jean from south of town is
in this city today.
W'm. Puis, Sr. and Charles Herren
from near .Murray, were Plattsmouth
E. H. Obernalter'was among those
who came in from the county this
morning on business.
Chris. Metzger of Celar Creek Is
among those who are transacting
business In the city today.
J. T. Porter, one of the Journal's
best friends from near Murray, is
attending to some business matters
in the city today. 1
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Marvin Tyler of Omaha, was among
those who took the fast mail irain
this afternoon, going back to his
work after a visit with his parents
In this city.
R. C. Dill of Lyons, Neb., arrived
in the city yesterday morning for a
short visit with his father and moth
er, A. Dill and wife, He returned to
his home this afternoon.
G. W. Goodman of the Burlington
machine shop, had the misfortune
this morning to have a wheel stick,
used In the shop, fall and strike hint
on the head, cutting a small gash
in his scalp and necessitating 6er
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