The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 05, 1910, Image 1
Ksb. Stat Hilton Sao. titoittb Journal. be SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION-EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXIX FLATTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 1910 NO 5 .If A A CITY council ANK COIIICT FOR PAVING TO 1,1. FORD OF OIIJ Action Taken by Council at the Special Session Last Night Ad dress Made by Representative of the Contractor. From Thursday'! Daily At the call of the mayor and all members, a special meeting of the council to be held last evening at the council chamber which was signed by every councilman In the city, a meeting was held according to the call. Every member was present when the maycr rapped for order. Three subjects for consideration were specified In the call: That of considering the report of the streets, alleys and bridges committee on the bids for the contract of doing the paving of district No. three, and the matter of passing the ordinance auth orizing the bonds to the amount of $12,000 for the paving, and the mat ter entering the assessment of a spec ial tax against lots 1 and 2 in block 11, being the M. Whelan property for the amount of the cost of the concrete walk constructed there in 1907, the amount being $47, the ex pense of which has never been paid to the contractor, II. C. McMaken. The ordinance authorizing the is suance of the bonds was called up first, and on motion of Mr. Dwyer, Clerk Elster read the ordinance, af ter which Mr. Dwyer moved to sus pend the rules and place the ordi nance cu lea second and third read ing by title, for final passage. The motion carried by a full vote of the council, the ordinance was then read twice more by title, and the ayes and nays were called, the vote being un animous for the passage of the ordi nance. The report of the streets, alleys and bridges committee on the matter of bids for the contract for paving district number three was then call ed for and handed In by Chairman Weber of the committee. The report recommended the acceptance of the bid of M. Ford, on specifications of class A paving and Class A curb for all the district except Vine street between Sixth and Seventh streets where class B paving will be called for. It was then moved by Mr. Dwyer that the report be accepted and the contract be let to M. Ford. At that moment Councilman Bookmeyer arose and stated that he thought there was a better block than the one furnished by the Ford people; he did not proceed further, as Mayor Sattler called him to order, and wait ed a few seconds for a second to Mr. Dwyer's motion. The motion was then seconded by Councilman Dovey, and on calling the roll, every council man voted aye except Bookmeyer who refused to vote. As soon as the vote was recorded and announced, Mr. Decker, repre senting the bid of J. A. Beebe, stated that he would like to address coun cil. This was objected to until the other business was disposed of. Mr. Dovey, then, as chairman of the claims committee, brought in a report and resolution on the claim of H. C. McMaken & Son for $47 for the concrete walk laid adjacent to OF tiK.jgS.SIIM Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Svoboda held a family reunion at their daughter's home, Mrs. John Kopla, west of the city last Sunday. The four daughters were all present on this occasion and enjoyed getting together once more. The daughters present were: Mrs. Morarle of Racine, Wis.; Miss Julia Svoboda, of Omaha; Mrs. J. Koukal and Miss Elblna Svoboda. Twelve grandchildren were present. The nieces and nephews of Mr. and Mrs. Svoboda came out to the farm In the afternoon, and all had a very pleas ant time. Those were Mr. and Mrs. F. Slavicek, Mr. and Mrs. W. Book meyer, Mr and Mrs. J. Svoboda, Mrs. Jim Skounial and Miss R. Haines and Mrs. Wooster. John Whitman of Nehawka and Mrs. William Ketch were In the city today looking after the estate of Mrs. Ketch's deceased husband. Mr. Ketch is the man who died suddenly in the harvest field near Nehawka some weeks ago. the Whalen property in Thompson's addition. Mr. Weber moved the adoption of the resolution and the receiving of the report of the com mittee. The resolution prepared by the city attorney perported to levy a special assessment against the prop erty of Mr. Whalen for the amount of $47 and make it a lien on the property. The motion was seconded by Mr. Dovey. When the mayor call ed for remarks on the motion, Coun cilman Dwyer raised an earnest pro test against the adoption of the reso lution on the ground that the city had never made any contract to have the work done, and that a similar bill had been disallowed by the coun cil and there was no appeal from this disallowance which was the only rem edy, and that if the council allowed the assessment and Mr. Whalen want ed to sell his property, and this side walk lien prevented the sale, then the city would be in for a law suit. Mr. Weber replied to this by say ing that he was guided by the ad vice of the city attorney whom the city paid a salary to look into such matters as this and after careful in vestigation, had advised the adoption of the special assessment. And for this reason Mr. Weber was for the assessment. On calling for the ayes and nays, all voted in the affirmative except Councilman Dwyer and Coun cilman Shea, who voted in the neg ative. The bond of the new clerk, B. G. Wurl for $500 was read with sure ties, Fred Egenberger and H. M. Soennlchsen, and Mr. Wurl was sworn In. The matter of approving the bond being put off to the reg ular meeting as was the consideration of the allowance of the claim of H. C. McMaken & Son for their claira of $47 for the Whalen walk. A motion to adjourn was then call ed for when Councilman Schulhof stated he would like to hear what Mr. Decker had to say. The council then consented to listen to Mr. Deck er who arose and stated that when it was decided to take one block of class B paving that the M. Ford bid was not the lowest bid, and also that there was not any record that the man who placed the bid for M. Ford had any authority to bid for Mr. Ford. Mr. Dwyer then asked If Mr. Ford had any one present to speak for him when J. R. McKinzle of Omaha arose and stated that he was Mr. Ford's representative here tonight, and that the council had a discretion In the matter of letting the bids, and that he did not figure the bids out himself, that as to the authority or validity of the Ford bid, the council had his certified check for $j00, which was the amount required as a forfeit, if the bid was not complied with according to stipulations. It was then ordered, on motion of Mr. Weber, that the checks in the hand3 of the treasurer be returned to the men who had been denied the con tract, and the council then adjourned. Fund Ih Exhausted. From Thursday's Dally Fred Clugey who has been in the employ of the M. P., with three teams shouldering and ditching the road bed, left this morning for Vllllsca, la., to look up a situation there for his men and teams. Mr. Clugey has been in the employ of the company for some time, but the road master Informed him a day or two ago that the funds appropriated for this work had been exhausted, and that thero would be nothing doing for a month or two, so Mr. Clugey will seek em ployment elsewhere. There Is no doubt but the road needs the- work If one merely takes a casual glance at the condition of rotten ties ami narrow bed on which the track is stretched, there is small wonder that more serious accidents do not hap pen. William Coddlngton and bride of Ottawa, 111., arrived today to bo the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Cummins for a short time. Mr. and Mrs. Cod dlngton aro en routo to Spokane, Washington, having lately been mar ried and stopped on their wedding trip to visit Mrs. Dr. Cummins who Is a cousin of Mr. Coddlngton. Iowa Corn (iooO. From Thursday's Pally Ben Whitaker and wife of Fair field, la., who have been the guests of his brother and family in this city over Sunday, departed for their home this afternoon. Mr. Whitaker form erly railroaded, but for the past three years has farmed his father's home stead. The crop prospect Is fine in his locality, the corn crop will be heavier than for several years past. ATTACKED AND MURDERED Mike Gano, a Laborer in Stone Quarry Assaulted While Returning From Cedar Creek. From Friday's Dally. Last night between the hours of 9:'0 and 10 o'clock, as ike Gano, a laborer at Newell & Atwood's quarry at Cedar Creek, wi'h two companions were going to the camp from Cedar Creek, they were set upon by two highwaymen, and slugged and Mike and one companion robbed. The third man escaped without being robbed. Mike Gane received wounds in the head from which he died this morn ing. The three men had been at Cedar Creek to attend to some business affairs, and when about half way be tween John Gauer's residence and the quarry, their assailants attacked them with clubs. Two months time check was taken from Ganeo's person and a time check for about $25 was taken from the pocket of one of his companions. The time checks were on Newell & Atwood's Stone com pany. The coroner and county at torney were notified and with W. WIngarten, stenographer, went to the village of Cedar Creek this after noon to hold an inquest. There are two suspicious looking men who are being held at Cedar Creek to await developments. The murdered man was a stranger In the vicinity and little is known of his rel atives. He had been at the quarry but a short time. R. B. HAYES AND MISS GEN EVIEJEJOWARD WED From Friday's Dally. Miss Etna Crablll returned last evening from Sac City, la., where she was in attendance at the wedding of Mr. R. B. Hayes of this city, and Miss Genevieve Howard of Sac City, formerly one of our high school teachers. The wedding occurred at high noon, the ceremony being perform ed by Rev. Andrews of the First ethodlst church of Sac City, and was very impressive. The contracting parties were attended by the nephew and niece of the bride, six and four years of age, respectively. The bride wore a silk tan, covered with heavy lace, and carried a show er boquet of white roses, the groom wore the conventional black. The drawing rooms were tastefully dec orated with golden rod, asters and smilax. The wedding march was played by Miss Faith Woodford of Sargent Bluffs, la. There was an elegant four course luncheon served to the fifty invited guests on the lawn. After the din ner was served, the bride's cake was cut by herself, and each guest tied bis or her own piece of cake with white tissue paper and yellow narrow ribbon. The happy couple and the out of town guests were taken to the train in automobiles. The bride and groom departed for Seattle, on the afternoon train and will visit Portland, San Francisco, Los An geles, Denver, arriving In 1'latts- mouth about October first. I'.ctiiniH From the Spring. A. L. Thacker who has been at the Burlington Junction mineral springs taking treatment for rheu matism, returned today much Im proved in his condition. When Mr Thacker went to the springs three weeks ago he could walk with diffl culty with two crutches. Now lie uses only one crutch and can get around quite wefi. Ho says Charles Frees was ablo to sit up yesterday and could bo moved about In the wheel chair. Charles is Improving also. Good to the last pufT "Acorns" niHde by',Ptak& Dajeck. Itiit it r niiiTii int hi, t. M,i in I Working All the Force they Can Possibly Procure and Want More Help. From Friday's Dally. Carl Smith, the gentlemanly cus todian of the M. E. Smith shirt fac tory, yesterday afternoon kindly showed a representative of the Jour nal the machinery of the plant in action, and the efficient nianer In which the 27 or more operators skill fully make the wheels go round. The making of the modern shirt or shirt waist is a most Interesting process to observe. Each particular part as collar, wristband, Bleeve, button-hole and button is made or attached by an operator who makes or attaches the spesiflc part. Every part except the making of the pearl buttons and the thread used in running the seams Is made at the factory. There is a special mac hine and operator to make the collar, another for. tho sleeve and so on. There are single needle machines for one kind of stitching and double needle machines for run ning up the sleeves. - Machines which will sew on a two-hole button and one which sews on a four-hole but ton. The butvon hole machine is a complicated affair which first stit ches the button-hole in the garment;, then cuts the hole for the button. The plant Is kept busy and could use more operators than they have now. This week has wound up the winter orders and the plant is now turning out about 250 dozen summer gar ments per week. An order of 500 dozen has been disposed of here within the past two weeks. Everything about the factory goes like clock work. Twice a day, at 10 and 3 o'clock, the machines are oiled, each girl caring for the ma chine she operates, and or.ve each week the machine Is cleaned. There is one make of machine, the "Stan dard," which Is used by all of the girls, there being but two Singer machines, one of the button-hole machine and one which sews on the buttons. These are the only excep tions to the single make the Stan dard. The thread with which the stitch ing is done comes on large Bpools, there being six miles of thread on each spool. The work done at the Plattsmouth plant la superior to that done at any of the Smith factories and the management is well pleased with the progress this branch of the concern has made. There are now very few departments indeed that do not pass the Inspector, unless there is a piece of damaged goods, or, in some Instances, one shows up with a spot of oil, when such a garment gets the "Dennis" mark. M. K. Conference Meets. From Saturday's Dully. District Superintendent Wright of Nebraska City convened the confer ence for the quarter at the M. K. church last evening at 8 o'clock. This being the last appearance of Rev Wright in this part of the district, he having served the limit of time allowed superintendents which Is six years. The reports from the differ ent branches of the work of tho church was very satisfactory to the officials of tho church. The year just closing having been one of tho prosperous ones. The conference recommended the return of Rev. W. L. Austin to tho Plattsmouth church which anouncement will be received with much satisfaction to tho work ing membership of the local church. The trustees of the church are mak ing some needed Improvements In the way of raising the area wall on the wast of tho building. Tho heavy rain of Sunday night carried a very Inrge quantity of loose clay, and fill ed the furnace pit and did some dam age. For Sale. 201 acre farm, 4 miles west of Plattsmouth one and half miles from grain elevator, well improved, and known as tho Jacob Horn farm. For further particulars see Mrs. W. llass ler, Plattsmouth, Neb. Dr. Cummins delivered to Charles Schultz the first of tho week, a fine touring car of the Ford mako for the firm of Crablll & Cummins. , This Is one of tho best machines tho Ford company makes, mid will no doubt afford the purchaser and family much pleasure- as it takes them over the country roads. ONE MEMBER OF THE KANSAS LAUD PARTY DISAPPEARS John Ruby, One Member of the ously, and at Yet Has From Friday's Daily Some few days ago a party of Cass county people accompanied T. M. Patterson on a Kansas land seeking Journey, their destination being Ness, the county seat of Ness county. The party was composed of George Ber ger, Charles N. Jleveridge, John Ruby, John Ferris, William Schmldt mann and T. M. Patterson. The trip out was made with safety and was a most pleasant journey, and every thing was well until they arrived with in a few miles of home when one of their party was missing, and In a most mysterious manner. The party all boarded the Missouri Pacific train at Kansas City and were soon com fortably settled for tho night, there being sufficient room for each one to get two seats, and with the aid of a pillow for a head rest, all were soon fast asleep. The party were awakened at Everett, Kansas, from a disturbance made by an excursion party who Were leaving the train, and here a count was taken of the home party and all were present. When tho train arrived at Nebraska City one member, in the person of John Ruby, who resides near Mynard, was missing. The entire train was immediately searched, but could not be found anywhere. There was no great alarm at this time qver his dis appearance as the supposition by all was that ho had probably left the train at one of the stations and the train pulled out. and left him, and would return on the next train. Two trains have arrived from the south and Mr. Ruby has not returned, so at the present there is considerable alarm as to his safety and where aboutsf as to whether or not he has met foul play or whether he, In his sleep, walked from the moving train and has been dashed to pieces or ground under the wheels. The conductor of the train was John Hall and he has been Interview ed in regard to the man and he says he never seen him leave the train at any of the stops which greatly aids in the supposition that he has fallen from the train or met with foul play. SCHOOL POINTERS FROM SUPTERINTENDENT GAMBLE School will open on Tuesday, Sep tember 6, and all who contemplate attending should make an effort to enter on that date. All non-resident students should bring their free attendance certifi cates and file them In the superin tendent's office. Teachers' meeting will bo held on Saturday, September 3, at 2 p. m., In room 4, high school building. No child under five years of age will bo received as a student. No exceptions whatever will bo made to this rule. The census records on file In the office will be taken as auth ority In any questionable cases. We have several boys who wish places where they may work for their board. We will recommend only boys who are worthy, and will be responsible for the conduct of any boys we recommend. Anyone wishing a student on these conditions should please notify the superintend ent. All parties wno keep non-resident students will confer a favor by keep ing us In touch with their conduct, study, habits, etc., of such students in order that we may cooperate with you In making their year profitable and pleasant. All grade students should bring re port cards on entering school. Stu dents who have lost or destroyed their cards should see. tho superin tendent before the opening of school. All high school students will please observe- tho following schedule for registration and assignment of les sons for Tuesday, September C. Classes will meet at tho hour desig nated. High school students will not congregato before the hour men tioned, and not loiter on tho campus after dismissal. In case a student is Iregular In their course they will meet with the class with which they do tho most work; Senior clnss will meet In assembly Party Disappears Very Mysteri Not Returned Home. It is believed that Mr. Ruby had but very little money with him, some where between $20 and $30, which is have been Instructed by the com pany to make a thorough search along their respective sections and report such findings to Plattsmouth at once. So in a short time we will learn whether or not ho has fallen or been thrown from the train. Deputy Sheriff Manspeaker will Immediately press the telephones Into service w ith the hope of finding the missing man, and that he may bo found alive. Members of the party claim that Mr. Ruby was In an exceptionally quiet mood during the entire trip out and back, and they fear that his seriousness might have gained con trol of him for the time being, and in a half steeping condition walked from the train while moving, and In tho end will bo found along the road side killed from the fa.l. It Is hoped that this may not prove true. Wo will glvo a slight description of Mr. Ruby for the benefit of those who might find him, simply with a view of giving it publicity In other counties, where ho Is not so well known. He Is about 40 years of age, 6 foot In helghth, smooth shaven, ex cept a very small mustache; he wore a rather dark brown suit of clothes, et slouch hat, and no necktie. Mr. Ruby has resided In Cass coun ty most all of his life, and Is well known, has a host of friends who sincerely hope that ho may bo found under more favorable conditions than Is at present feared. He now lives one mile west and ona mile south of what Is known as the old Eight Mile Grove postoff Ice. Mr. Patterson and the balance of the party returned home yesterday morning and reported a most pleas ant trip with the one exception, and it Is certainly hoped by all that nothing serious may result In the disappearance of Mr. Ruby, hardly sufficient for the foul play idea. All the section men along the line between Everett and Nebraska City room at 9 a. m. Junior class will meet in assembly room at 10:30 a. m. Sophomore class will meet at 1:UJ p. m. Freshman class will meet nt 3 p. m. J. W. dam b In, Superintendent. In Honor of Mrs. LKler. Frntn TliiirHcluy's Dully Mrs. Judge, A. J. Jleeson delightful ly entertained a number of lady friends at her pleasant home on north Fifth street Tuesday evening at a 5 o'clock luncheon In honor of Mrs. W. B. Elster, who Is removing from this city to Omaha where the Elster family will reside- In tho future. Tho early part of tho afternoon was very pleasantly Brent In various amuse ments and at the appointed hour tho guests were invited to the dining room where a delicious luncheon was served. Those who enjoyed Mrs. Bee son's hospitality on this occasion were Mesdames J. W. damble, and her guest, Mrs. E. S. Dungan of Grand Island, Neb., 0. L. Farley, Ralph Towio of South Omaha, Harriet Beck er, Misses Gladys Sullivan and Ger trude Beeson. Frank Wheeler Injures Hand. From Thursday's Dnlly ""Yesterday while working on an automobile at August Gordcr's Imple ment store, Mr. Frank Wheeler had the misfortune to get a hand badly cut. He was using a wrench tighten ing up a bur when tho wrench slip ped off tho nut, bringing Mr, Wheel er's hand In contact with a sharp piece of steel, severing an artery and causing the blood to flow profusely. He went to a surgeon and several stitches were required to relieve tho Injury. It will bo several days bo fore ho ran uso tho Injured hand. A. F. llcdengren, tho Burlington brldgo superintendent, was in tho city this morning looking after busi ness matters for tho company. Mr. Hcdcngrcn soys tho flood nt Lincoln was not so high by threo feet as tho ono threo years ngo.