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PLATTSMOUTI1, NEBRASKA. MOXDAXJrUStTTIftlHEn 3, 1910
li'fll HOI LIGHT SERVICE
PROPOSITiOll HP 10 G1TY COUNCIL
Great Need of Light in Houses and on Streets During Time From
Midnight Until Five O'clock in the Morning.
The question of an all-night, elec
tric lighting and power service is be
fore the city council and it is only a
question of whether the people want
it or not which will decide the mat
ter one way or the other. There has
been a good many parties who have
gone to the manager, Mr. Clabaugh,
lately asking him why he does not
put on a twenty-four hour service.
.And since the company has put in
its new boiler there is no question
but sufficient machinery is already
installed to do the work, provided a
contract Is made for the service by
the city. There is no question but
what Plattsmouth should have the
service from midnight to dawn as
cities of this size all over the coun
try, which are keeping up with the
procession in the way of modern
utilities, have a twenty-four hour
light service. What the contract
would mean, is for the lighting plant
to install a service from midnight to
dawn of sixty 40-wat Tugsten elec
tric burners. The expense of this
service will be only $8.00 per lamp
per year, the city now pays $17.00
per lamp per year for the midnight
service. The new additional contract
Is for a little less than half of thi
Publishers Worried Enough by
Such Attempts on the Part
From Friday's Daily.
Publishers of the United States
have been peste'ed enough by
xilc-'.npted sovernr.ient . 'jnM'ol.
thrtugh official v Mm withoi't the
authority of law, and should henco
forth be let alone in the conduct of
their business and not be subjected to
increased annoyance r.ni interference
from the federal a itl ority.
The following ve'.:r.liy appeared 'n
the Des .Moines Capitol, "Editor Fay,
of Lyons, Iowa, bus been called to
Washington city because his siiDscrlp
tioh list is not so well paid up as the
law requires. He will have to explain
to the government officials why he
has not compelled his subscribers to
pay up according to the postal rules.
An inspector had visited him two
months previously and his list was
said to be pretty thoroughly paid up,
but evidently it was not sufficiently
so. It seems a little tough that coun
try editors have to be hauled up be
fore the government under the charge
ft vlrtlatltKT fnlnrfll Inure 4io. Kn.n..f..
"-'I uuinuiiij ic'ici til tan n juni urji nunu
they do not eternally keep dunning
their subscribers for the small sum
they owe on subscriptions; but it is
like the end of the world, no one
knows when it cometh, and no editor
knows what day the Inspector may
pop in and ask to see his list. And if
too many subscribers are behind on
their paper it means trouble with the
government. It puts an editor in such
shape that he is compelled to force
his collections unless he has an un
usually prompt paying list of ' sub
scribers." We do not vouch for the truth of
this story, but if true It proves that
the spy system Is In full blast in the
postofflce department and the consti
tution under which we live is being
One of the bad features of the
proposed law is to give the obnoxious
spy system a legal standing which
now it does not posses.
A Neat Profit.
In March, 1906, Bert Pollock
bought 1520 acres of land in Chey
enne county, Nebraska, paying $3
per acre for same or a total of $18C0.
Today he sold 400 acres of same for
$25.00 per acre, or $ll,r00, and has
the remaining 160 acres left for
which he can get $4,000. Making
him a net profit of $13,600 on an
Investment of $1,860, In four yearB.
Mrs. Cam Seybert was a Platts
mouth visitor today, where she spent
the day with friends.
price paid for service now in use.
And for the additional cost of $40.00
per month the twenty-four hour ser
vice can be had. The whole matter
was presented to the city council at
the last regular meeting, and re
ferred to the light committee for in
vestigation. The condition of the
streets in some sections of the city
demand the light so the early morn
ing travelers may avoid falling into
Nearly one-half of the business
lines in the city are around in the
early morning without light or com
pelled to carry a kerosene lamp in
order to get about. This is hardly
the way the business is done in a
wideawake town. A physician or any
other business man called out be
tween midnight and dawn, goes at
the risk of life or limb, which con
dition ought not to exist. Already
several parties who have been using
gas have Indicated the intention, if
the new contract is made, to wire
their houses, if they can have an all
night circuit. The matter should be
considered by the citizens right
away, as the engine installed will be
ready to hook on to the machinery of
the light plant by October 10th.
L H. PHEBUS RECEIVES
From Friday' Dally.
Traveling Storekeeper Curtis of
the Burlington service, was In Platts
mouth yesterday and visited the local
storehouse, and notified L. H. Pheb
us,' who has-been clerk in the store
house here, that he has been pro
moted to chief clerk under C. M.
Biitt of the Burlington storehouse
at McCook, Nebraska. The promo
tion of Mr. Phebus was not a sur
prise to his many friends here, as he
has been known as a very careful
and competent clerk, performing
every service allotted him with entire
satisfaction to his employers.
rutting III Ciiii).
From Friday's Dally.
Guy McMaken, for the firm of H.
C. McMaken & Son, is working a
force of men straightening up the
curb and preparing to place the curb
on the west side of Fourth street to
day. It is altogether probable that
the curb will be run Into the forms
on this part of the job this week, so
that M. Ford can begin to fill the
washout next to the court house and
place the paving in at that point next
Monday. . ,
The large shade trees bordering
the walk on the west side of Fourth
street will be allowed to stand, which
will be a pleasing bit of news for the
adjoining lot owners, as the trees are
fine protection from the heat in sum
mer. The trees on the pathway ad
jacent to the government lot on Vine
and Fifth streets will no doubt be
taken out, as the walk will be made
to extend across the entire parkway
of twenty, feet.
Son Comes For Mr. Vogjit.
Charles Voght, the old gentleman
who wandered away from his resi
dence Wednesday evening of tills
week, appeared yesterday morning
at the home of Arthur Sullivan some
distance south of Plattsmouth, yes
terday afternoon. The sheriff went
out and brought Mr. Voght to Platts
mouth and notified his son at Lin
coln, who enme on No. 2 Inst evening
and took his father to Lincoln, where
he will have the old gentleman reside
with him. Mr. Voght is quite aged
and It is quite possible that the mur
der of Mrs. Shera weighed on his
mind heavily, and living so near the
place, In his enfeebled health, caused
him to have turns when his mind
would bo unbalanced. A change of
scenes will no doubt restore him to
his normal mental equilibrium.
264 acre farm, 4 miles west of
Plattsmouth one and half miles from
grain elevator,' well improved, and
known as the Jacob Horn farm. For
further particulars see Mrs. W. Hass
ler, Flattsmouth, Neb.
Was It an Attempt to Murder
the Occupant of Room.
O. P. Edmonds says that while he
was sitting in his room at O. P. Mon
roe's residence, at the corner of Vine
and Sixth streets, last Saturday even
ing, some person unknown to him,
took a shot at him. The incident
occurred about midnight, and Mr.
Edmonds was reading at the time, as
is his custom frequently to read very
late when he becomes interested in an
article of a book, and on this occasion
he sat near the west window of the
northwest room In the dwelling. The
curtains were drawn to within six
inches of the lower sill on each side
of the north and west windows. He
heard the report of what appeared to
him to be a rifle of about 22-calIber,
the ball entering the open window
and passed through the double doors,
which were open at the time, and
lodged In the partition on the south,
falling between the plastering and the
Mr. Edmonds Immediately after
hearing the report of the gun and the
buhet strike the plastering on the
opposite side of the room, heard, he
says, a light rig drive rapidly west on
Vine street, where the vehicle van
ished in the moonlight.
Mr. Edmonds is at a loss to explain
why anyone should make an attempt
on his life, as he has no enemies
known to him. There is no clue point
ing to the guilty party, and the police
are entirely in the dark as to the
motive for the attack.
Dr. Hansom Puts in Dental Motor.
Dr. R. N. Ransom, who succeeded
Dr. W. B. Elster in his dental prac
tice in Plattsmouth, has Just installed
a fine new office outfit, including a
$150.00 Columbian all cord alternat
ing current dental motor. The ap
paratus is attached to the electric
power current furnished by the light
company, and the work done is very
satisfactory, giving the machinery
used in the dental work a smooth
even power and revolution. One can
but note the difference between the
smooth running machinery propelled
by the motor and the jumping, irreg
ular motion of the foot power ma
chine. , Dr. Ransom has his .-office
fitted with the latest dental machin
ery and can furnish any part of den
tfll Burgery that one can get in the
Judge Bcesoit Kctiii'iis.
From Friday's Dally.
Judge A. J. lieeson arrived last
evening in company with his nephew,
Frank Beeson, jr., of Mlnatare, Ne
braska, having driven a large tour
ing car across the state. Some bad
roads were encountered else the gen
tlemen would have arrived a day or
two sooner. They left Mlnatare Sat
urday evening and made quite a run
before night. The road In the west
ern part of the state having some
sand mixed with the clay, are in bet
tor condition than those farther east.
The Judge found plenty of work
on hand when he returned and he
went right at it with an air of one
who knows what to do, and how to
do it. Several matters were taken
up and disposed of Bopedily.
W. S. Sopor Honored.
W. S. Soper, formerly of this city,
but now of Nebraska City, was yes
terday elected vice president of the
State Photographers' Association.
The convention met at Lincoln this
week, and the selection of Mr. Soper
to the office of vice president Is but
a Just recognition of a competent and
skillful man in his trade. Mr. Roper
Is well known here and any distlnr
tlon voted him by bis profession will
bo noted with satisfaction by his
Visits Avoca Precinct Schools.
County superintendent, Miss Mary
Foster, returned last evening from
visiting tho schools in Avoca pre
cinct. Miss Foster has enjoyed rid
ing In the autumn Biinshine and is
making an effort to get her tour of
the county through before the bad
weather sets In. Miss Foster has
made Union her base of operations
this week, spending her nights with
her parents In that village.
Mr. George L. Farley and Rev. L.
W. Gade attended the Sunday Bchool
convention at Greenwood as repre
sentatives of the First Presbyterian
Sunday school, returning last evening
From 'Saturday's Dally.
In the matter of the guardianship
of Miss Lola Brownell, of Murdock,
her guardian, Dr. I. D. Jones, ap
peared In the county court today and
accounted for the funds of his ward
in his hands amounting to $1,230.00,
out of which the court costs were
paid and the guardian released. Be
side Dr. Jones and his ward being
in court, the young lady's father,
Mr. William Brownell, and James B.
Crane, of Massachusetts, were in at
tendance at the court. The settle
ment was entirely satisfactory to the
court and parties at Interest.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Warga En.
tertains Presbyterian Choir
From Saturday's Dally.
.Mr. nnu Airs. William Warga en
tertained the choir of the First Pres
byterian church at their beautiful
home on South Eighth street last
evening. After the usual time spent
in rehearsing some innocent games,
such as ere calculated to amuse folks
of a musical turn of mind, were In
dulged in. The first bit of entertain
ment was well suited to persons of
general tastes, but especially adapted
to students In advanced geography.
The hostess passed slips of paper to
each member of the company on
which was written a "stately story"
with blank spaces for the states omit
ted, which the guest was required to
fill. Prof. Gamble's experience and
travel was ot great assistance to him,
and he carried off the honors. Tho
next feature was a contest in musical
terms, which were representad by
iweivo oajclb placed ; on a laLie
which were scanned by the munieinns
and from memory placed on a slip of
paper furnished for . the occasion
Then? wfro tc veral members of the
choir who claimed the champion: hii
In musical terms. Elegant lefrMi
ments were served, and at each plate
were placed cards and the signers
were required to find their proper
l'oslllons for the luncheon.
ocal numbers were furnished bj
Mrs. Gamble, Misses Cole and Sulli-
A most enjoyable evening was
spent and the choir voted Mr. and
Mrs. Warga the loveliest of enter
tainers, and at a late hour separated
and departed for their homes.
SOMEONE TRIES TO RUIN
Some person bent on criminal mis
chief loaded the bundles of the grain
stacks on George Stander's farm west
of this city the fore part of the week,
with gns pipe, monkey wrenches and
other Iron slugs, so that the machine
which was t.et In to thresh the grain
for Mr. Slander got a bad shaking
up last Tuesday morning when a
monkey wrench went Into tho ma
chine. Tho machine is the property of the
Neighborhood Threshing Company,
and was only slightly damaged. All
of Hie outside bundles in the stacks
of grnln wore then taken out and
opened up and no less than seven or
eight Iron slugs, any one of which
would have mined the machine, were
ta'ten therefrom. The owners of the
Neighborhood thresher have a good
Idea as to the Identity ot the culprits
who committed the malicious mis
chief, and rre waiting for an oppor
tunity to phce them In the custody
of the law olllcers. The party who
would be niilty of Bitch a crime would
not stop short of murder to gain his
dcvlred ends. Had one of tho men
with tho Neighborhood mnchlno been
under the front of the machine, whei'o
they frequently are, getting Imple
ments from tho tool box, he might
have been Killed, as the teeth of tho
ncparntor fly in all directions when
ripped out In such fashion. The pen
itentiary Is tho proper home of an
individual who would be guilty of
loading bundles with the slugs found
In this stack yard.
F, J. Hennlngs and wifo and
daughter, Miss Louise, drove in from
tli q farm this morning, and Mr. Hen
nlngs and bis daughter departed this
afternoon for Belolt, Wisconsin,
where they will visit relatives for
EIITE I S
CASS COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOO
Meeting Is Greatly Enjoyed by the
James Stander of Louisville is Elected President
Mr. C. C. Wescott returned from
the annual county Sunday school con
vention at Greenwood, last evening
very much enthused and well pleased
with the results of the 10th annual
convention of Sunday school workers.
There was an excellent attendance
and splendid Interest manifested by
the delegates present in every session
of the two days' meeting. Wednesday
was an exceedingly Interesting pro
gram, Dr. Hamll giving three instruc
tive talks to the members of the con
vention. At the first he discussed the
art of Sunday school teaching in a
way which was a help to every work
At 4:30 in the afternoon Dr. Hamll
gave a talk on the subject of "Target
Practice," during which he was ready
to answer any question pertaining to
the Sunday school work which any
one cared to "shoot" at him. And
again, in the evening, he gave an ad
dress covering the range of Sunday
school work in all Its phases.
Another Interesting feature of the
convention was a report by Miss
Brown on the national Sunday school
convention which was held In Wash
ington in May. Take It all round, the
convention Just closed was one of the
most successful ever held In the coun
ty. The weather was Ideal, and the
hospitality of the Greenwood people
was equal to the occasion In every
way, the delegates were made to feel
at home and were royally entertained
IS, M. A. DICKSON HAS
A PLEASANT SURPRISE
From Saturday's Dally.
Mrs. M. A. Dickson, yesterday af
ternoon, was made the recipient of a
moie than pleasant surprise given by
a number of her friends. The occa
sion was in honor of her birthday an
niversary and the friends who assem
bled at her charming home celebrat
ed It In a manner which will be long
remembered. The time was very de
lightfully spent with cards, music
end social conversation, there being
several games of cards played.
The friends had come armed with
eatables and at a convenient hour a
delicious luncheon was prepared and
served to which the assembled guests
and hostess did ample Justice. As a
memento of the auspicious occasion,
there were Borne dainty fruit jellies,
jams and tho like, loft with Mrs.
Dickson, who could not feel other
than highly pleased at the kind re
membrance of her friends, as she had
not been keeping house this Bummer
and had not had an opportunity to
prepare these delicacies for the win
After extending congratulations
and best wisheB for many more anni
versaries, the friends departed for
their homes. Those who participated
In this most enjoyable occasion were
Mesdames L. B. Egenberger, Will
Smith, M. Whclnn, W. H. Scott, J. II.
McMaken, Dan Smith, Fred Egenber
ger, R. M. Schales, C. W. Baylor, J.
C. Peterson, W. H. White, of Omaha,
Will Slater, Guy McMaken, Val Bur
kle and Eva Reece.
Bar Docket Out.
The clerk of the district court,
JamcB M. Robertson, has Just re
ceived the bar docket for the Octo
ber term of tho district court. There
are fifty civil and eight criminal cases
listed on tho docket for the term.
And twenty-live law cases and twenty-five
equity cases. The civil (lines
consist of twenty-five.
Tho criminal docket is not as large
as at Borne former terms of court,
but the cases for trial are sonio of
tho most important which has been
before the court for some time.
Mayor Brown Here.
Mayor L. B. Brown, of Kanosha,
was In the city today on business,
and reports everything quiet In his
village. The town of Knosha never
had a moro cffMent police force than
at present, and trado with the mer
chants Is good.
L. C. Wiles and wife vlBited the
Ak-Sar-Ben carnival today, going on
the morilng train.
COHOII AT GREEUM
Delegates and Visitors Present
by the good people of the vlllago.
The officers elected at the conven
tion at Greenwood, September 28 and
2!), for the Cass County Sunday
School Association for the year 1910
and 1911, are as follows:
President James Stander, Louis
ville. Vice President A. E. YVachtel.
SecretaryMrs. C. E. Noycs, Louis
ville. Treasurer S. J. Ambler, Weeping
Superintendent, First District
Jesse Perry, Plattsmouth.
Superintendent, Second District
Selma Marquardt, Avoca.
Superintendent, Third District
Nora Eveland. Murdock.
Superintendent Elementary Depart
ment Emma Jordon, Alvo.
Superintendent Teachers' Training
Department C. C. Wescott, Platts
mouth. Superintendent Intermediate De
partment B. F. Judkins, Eagle.
Superintendent Adult Department
L. W. Gade, Plattsmouth.
Superintendent Home Department
H. T. Squires, Wabash.
Superintendent Temperance De
partment W. L. Austin, Platts
mouth. Superintendent Visitation Depart
ment Minnie Metzger, Cedar Creek.
Superintendent Literature Depart
ment Mrs. J. B. 11 ungate, Weeping
ATTEND THE HAH
HOME FEAST AT MURRAY
From Saturday's Dully, ,
The Presbyterian people at Mur
ray gave a feed last night as a sort
of dedication of their new kitchen,
and to celebrate the occasion, three
automobile loads of Plattsmouth peo
ple motored to that vlllngc last even
ing and partook of the hospitality of
the Murray membership. The bill of
faro consisted of oyster soup, celery,
chicken salad, sliced tomatoes and
other delicacies. Tho decorations
were profuse, consisting of autumn
flowers and harvest homo products;
In fact, the occasion was a harvest
home feast. There was a flue pro
gram, a largo crowd and a very en
Joyablo evening was spent by tho
Those attending from Plattsmouth
wero Dr. Cummins and wife, D C.
Morgan and wife, William Balrd and
wife, Rev. L. W. (lade nnd wife, John
Crablll and wife, and Prof. J. W.
(Iambic and wife.
The KpvvoMh League Social.
The Epworth League social given
last evening at. the elegnnt homo of
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Adainson, In this
city, In tho naturo of a farewell to
Mrs. Bertha Todd and her brother,
Mr. Clyde Adamson, was a very
pleasant event, and those present
enjoyed a most delightful evening.
Tho program had been arranged by
Miss Alice Tuey, and consisted of
games and music. After the com
pany had enjoyed the games for a
time, an excellent program was car
ried out. Among those Blnglng solos
wero Don York, Clyde Adamson and
Jennings Selvers. Instrumental solos
were furnished by Waldcmlre, Soen
nlchsen ami others. A reading by
John Falter was appreciated very
much. Punch and fruits were served
In the dining room. All present ex
pressed themselves ns enjoying the
occasion hugely, but regretted tho
departure of the guests of honor.
A lish Story.
W. I). Jones, a man whoso word Is
never questioned, was at Cedar
Creek yesterday with two other good
men, who saw him make the catch,
and ho says he can prove it by both
of these men, that Mr. Jones caught
a black bass which weighed moro
than 20 pounds. The gentlemen who
wero with Mr. Jones were Judge
Newell and Edwin Fiickle. Mr.
Frlckle captured a fish weighing 3
Cam Seybert, Marshal of Louisville,
was a business visitor In Plattsmouth
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