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PLATTSMOUTIl, NEMIASKA. 1TIUKSDAY DKCtiMlltill 29, 11)10
CITY GDUNGIL MEETS III RESPONSE
10 A GILL SHED HI HERS
Monday Being a Holiday Makes This Action Necessary on the
Part of the City Fathers Regular Business Transacted
From WednemJay's Daily.
All of the city fathers were present
at the fall of Mayor Sattler's gavel
last evening except Councilman Will
of the Third ward, Mr. Dovey
coming la after the roll call.
When In response to a call signed by
a majority of the council for the
meeting the session convened. The
regular meeting night was Monday,
but the Christmas holiday falling on
that date made It necessary the coun
cil thought to have a call signed and
filed. After the reading and approval
of the minutes of the previous meet
ing, a petition signed by some of the
business men of the city asking the
appointment of C. W. Hickson, as
night police was read, and Council
man Gravitt moved his appointment
to such position. Councilman Dwyer
moved an amendment to the effect
that the acting night man should be
discharged, which was seconded and
carried. The motion wa3 then put
before the council as amended and
voted In the affirmative.
The reports of the different com
mittees were then called for and Mr.
Dovey of the claims committee re
ported favorably on the following
bills which had been referred to the
committee last meeting: William
llassler, $5.85, Cass County for
boarding city prisoners $15.50, B. S.
Ramsey expense $4.30, Nebraska
Light Company 75 cents.
Mr. Dwyer protested on the allow
ance of the $4.30 to Mr. Ramsey, ex
rlaining that the city paid the city
attorney a salary for the purpose of
doing the city's legal work, an 1 there
The finance committee reported the
list cf claims, all of which were al
lowed save four, which were referred
to the claims committee for examina
tion. A resolution was then adopted
touching the special assessment of
property In paving district No. 3, fix
iug January 9th as the date on which
the council would sit as a board of
equalization, before whom property
owners can appear on that date be
tween the hours of 9 o'clock a. m.
and 8 o'clock p. m. and make their
complaints, If any. The resolution
I rovlded for a ten days' notice of the
date of sitting of the council as such
board to be published In the Daily
Journal. The resolution was adopted
on a aye and nay vote, all couneil
iiien voting in the affirmative.
Councilman Dwyer presented a
communication and an affidavit re
ceived from the Consolidated Engl-
Marrled at Mynard.
Dr. William W. Davis, of Omaha,
and Miss Lorene Emery, of Lincoln,
were married at 12 o'clock (noon)
Monday, at the residence of the
bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Murray, at Mynard, nev. W. L.
Austin, of this city, officiating.
Owing to the death of the bride's
mother a month ago, the wedding
was a very quiet one, being attended
only by the Immediate relatives of
the contracting parties. Doctor and
Mrs. Davis went Immediately to
Omaha, where the doctor has an ex
The Distressing Accident Occur
red Last Monday at Glenwood
Suggestions That Wonld Per
haps Make Us Feel Happier
A little girl said the other day that
one of her pleasures was to write her
note of thanks for gifts on Christmas
afternoon. Most of us cannot do this,
but we can at least find time within a
week or ten days to so ml the little
letters which convey our gratitude.
This correspondence should never
neering Company, of Omaha, relative ' be neglected. Friendships have been
to the rattler test to which the pav- broken because the Christmas gift,
ing blocks In district No. 3 had been
subjected to. The affidavit of Henry
M. Millburn, the Omaha city chemist,
was appended to the communication,
showing that he had received twelve
blocks from Fifth street paving in the
district above referred to, and that
he had used nine of these in his test,
the test showing 14.4 per cent loss in
weight after being subjected to the
test. The contract called for 18 per
cent or better.
The estimate of the engineering
company of the amount due M. Ford
and company wa3 then read, which
showed a- slight error on the part of
the engineer making the computation,
ii on nn otrrnoniont ovnrncctcwl nr 1 111 -
,..v, ,. wiii-i inlhuto.n being assured by Mr. Ilarkness
1 I I r VI W 11 vl v- U .7 LUC vhj l o MV..VI i i
pHcwing the city attorney clerk hire,
and that members of the council were
liable to have to replace the money
thus allowed. On an aye and ncy vote i
nil councilmen voted to accept the
report except Mr. Dwyer and Mr.
Mr. Neuman for the fire and water
committee reported that the city
needed one thousand feet of new
rose. A motion was then made and
seconded that the committee be in
B'.ructed to purchase 1,000 feet of
hose. There was some discussion of
the unusual demand for the purchaso
of ao much hose at this time when
about one hundred and fifty feet was
the amount of former purchases at
one time. Mr. 11. C. Noaek, of Chi
cago, representing the New York
Belting & Tacking Company, was
present and explained the cost of the
different kinds, exhibiting samples to
tee committee. Mr. Dwyer moved an
amendment to the motion 10 the
effect that the committee purchase
700 feet of hose of the quality of 85
cents per foot, which was agreed to.
A request of the fire department for
some supplies, such as wrenches and
for the Ford company that the er.or
should bo corrected and the city held
only for the correct amount, warrants
were ordered drawn for the balance
of $10,370.37 In denominations of
After allowing the following bills
the council adjourned:
Fire department fund:
Ceorge Goblem'an $
Anton II. Kouhek
(!. N. Couchenour
C. M. Manners
Road department fund:
F. J. Sammons
P. A. McCrary
R. J. South
W. D. Rishel
Business tax fund:
C. B. & S. R. R. Co. freight. . 4
James Rebal 12
Peter Clau3 2
W. F. Brissey 9
Ben Rainey 28.00
The following claims were referred
to the claims committee:
a rov.le which could be used without Consol'd Eng. Co $ 25.00
wetting the fire boys who hold it, was j F. M. Rlchey 101.37
uraiued and the committee instructed Consol'd Eng. Co 89.97
to purchase the supplies. M. Ford & Co., extras 37.25
THE CAPITOL REMOVAL
The removal of the capital from
Lincoln Is becoming a much dis
cussed question and before the legis
lature adjourns this winter some
thing may be done toward making a
change or compelling Lincoln to do
some good lobbying. The News Is not
one of the loud shouting "capitol re
movers," but wc are willing to admit
that there are several towns In the
state that are more centrally located
and would bo more accessible to a
majority of the people. The last cen
sus shows that the middle and west
ern portion of the stale have the ma
jority of the pcop'e, and their In
terests must bo considered. And
there is another fact. All the state
buildings in Lincoln have been con
structed on a flimsy plan. When the
university was first built It wns bo
badly constructed that a new founda
tion was necessary; when the in
sane asylum was built some one set
fire to It; the penitentiary was no
better and was reconstructed. The
capitol Is today In such a condition
that It otight to be condemned, and
at the coming session of the legisla
ture an appropriation will be asked
so that It can be placed In a safe and
suitable condition for those who are
compelled to office there. For the de
plorable condition of these buildings
the people of Lincoln are responsible,
because they did not look after their
construction as they should and were
willing to wink at all short comings.
Still, would we fare better by going
father west? Nebraska City News.
Distributes School Money,
County Superintendent, Miss Mary
Fo.ter, is engaged this week making
a distribution of the stato apportion
ment of school funds for Cass county.
The amount of money to bo distrib
uted, including fines, Is $4,524.80.
,The number of school children shar
ing this apportionment Is 6,366. Miss
Foster returned from Union Monday,
where she spent the Christmas holi
day with her parents.
which it had been such a delight to
sond, was received with seeming cold
One woman tells of her way of
making easy this obligation. She buys
a box of correspondence cards in pale
green and has her address on them in
darker green or red. She composes a
few well worded sentences of thanks
and adapts them to each person to
whom she writes. She claims that it
does not seem stilted and that it
In many instances, however, a
longer letter should bo written, for
surely where time and thought has
been spent upon a gift we should re
spond graciously. '
Besides the letter writing there are
those on whom we should call during
the holiday week. The old lady who
has sent you a handkerchief embroid
ered by painstaking fingers will be
amply repaid by a sight of your radi
ant faco and a little chat about things
In your world from which her shut-in
existence bars her.
The invalid whose Christmas merry-making
must be merely an echo
should have an hour or two of your
time and a whole budget of news
which shall keep her thoughts busy
after you leave.
It Is often because we are thought
less that we fall. We forget In the
mad rush of good times that there are
those who do not share them, but we
have no right to forget.
"Duty" is a word not much used In
these days, but the man or woman
who neglects the duty of good friend
ship is as culpable as the one who
falls In more spectacular ways.
One of the most beautiful examples
of a duty which became almost an act
of devotion was given In the case of
a certain woman's father. Every New
Year's Day he made a formal call on
a very old lady, a shuHn, whom he
had known since boyhood. In her
younger days, wealthy, surrounded by
friends, her receptions on New Year's
Day had been social events of Import
ance. As life went on, however, pov
erty came to her, and she lost many
of her friends. The yearly call of this
one remnant of her former social cir
cle gave her great satisfaction.
There was pathos In the last call
he made. Broken In health himself,
he was driven in a closed carriage,
and was carried up the steps to her
room, but once on the threshold he
straightened up and greeted her with
his old time formality and grace, it
was a beautiful ceremonial of friend
ship. Would there were more like It
when reckoning up In our after
Christmas obligations, let us remcm
ber the old, the poor and the weak,
but let us remember also the friends
to whom a graceful letter or an op
portune call may add the finishing
touch of happiness.
A very distressing accident took
place Monday noon at Glenwood,
when Mrs. Burson, wife of Aaron
Burson, postmaster and manager of
the company store at Balfour, was
almost Instantly killed In Jumping
from a buggy to which a runaway
horse was attached.
One of tho sad features of the case
Is that five children are left mother
less, and their ages range from an
Infant 12 months old, up to a child of
Mrs. Emma Surber, mother of Mrs.
Burson, was also thrown from the
buggy. She sustained an ugly bruise
on the side of the face, and suffers
from a nervous shock. She Is pros
trated by the tragic death of her
daughter. Thomas Evans, aged 19, a
brother of Mrs. Burson, was also
thrown from the buggy, but was not
Mrs. Surber, who lives In the west
part of Glenwood had, In company
with her son, spent Christmas with
her daughter. Mrs. Burson was bring
ing them home from Balfour In a
singe rig when the animal took
fright and ran away.
They had Just emerged from the
subway that leads under tho railroad
tracks at the east edgo of town when
tho horse shied at a loaded wagon
that stood by the side of the road.
About this time., too, a bolt fell out
that held one side of the shaft to the
Ulio dropping of the shaft added to
the' fright of tho animal, and It
daBhed down tho road dragging the
buggy In a zigzag fashion. Young
Evans, who was driving, was thrown
from the buggy at the start. Mrs.
Srber was hurled from tho buggy
about In front of tho Peter Fell
Mrs. Burson remained In the buggy
till it had almost reached the bridge
over keg creek, when she was seen to
jump. It Is thought that her foot
was caught In the buggy some way,
as she was hurled with great force
on her head on the frozen ground
W. M. Thornton and Arthur Finch,
who live on either side of tho Btreet
at this point, carried the prostrate
form of the woman to the Finch
home. Drs. Agan and Plimpton
were hurriedly summoned, but Mrs.
Burson died before their arrival.
The accident took place at 1 2 : 1 5, and
the physician arrived about 15 min
An examination Bhowed that the
neck had been broken and that there
was a bad fracture at the base of the
skull. One ankle was also broken
The body was later removed to the
Myers undertaking rooms to bo pre
pared for burial.
Mrs. Surber, mother of the unfor
tunate woman, was cared for at the
D. C. Standlford home, and later
taken to her own home.
The affair Is Indeed a very sad one
and the stricken family have the
deep sympathy of the entire comma
nlty. The funeral will take place on
Thursday at 1 o'clock from the homo
In Balfour, and burial will bo made
In the Glenwood cemetery Glenwood
Married at Hockport, Missouii.
Fred McKInney and Mrs. Walter
Brlttaln went to Uockport, Missouri,
last Saturday and were quietly mar
ried, returning to this city Monday
afternoon. Fred Is an employee of
the Egenberger Coal company, and
got a few days off last week and Im
proved tho opportunity by getting
married. Mrs. Brlttaln was divorced
from her husband, Walter Brlttaln,
about a month ago, Mr. Brlttan get
ting the divorce on a cross-bill, and
the custody of the children.
IN JUDGE ARCHER S
From Wednesday's Ially.
Two attachment cases were com
menced In Judge Archer's court last
night entitled Tom Rokle. against
Mike llowlck, and the same plaintiff
against M. Boiuh. The former caso
being for $13.80 and tho latter for
$15.70, In both cases the affidavit
recites that defendant is Indebted to
plaintiff on account of board. The
parties are of Greek nationality and
have been In the employ of the Mis
souri Pacific Railway company, and
living in the bunk car near tho scene
of operations north of this city. Roklc
has been proprietor of the boarding
stabllsluiH nt and as tho defendants
quit the service of the company yes
terday, Rokic was due to lose what
the men owed him unless .he could
get notice served on the company be
fore the men drew their pay. Con
stable J. R. Denson received tho gar
nishment notices this morning and at
once notified tho company, which will
have three days In which to answer
the court as to tho amount tho com
pany owes the njen, if anything.
Mr. W. M. Stewart, of Wymore,
who, with his wife, has been spend
ing the Christmas holiday with Mrs.
Stewart's parents, Judge and Mrs. W.
H. Newell, returned to his home this
morning, Mrs. Stewart remaining for
a day or xo longer.
Operated on Today.
from Wednesday's Unlly.
Mrs. W. T. Melburn went to tho
Methodist hospital at Omaha on tho
morning train today, where her son
will be operated on for apendlcltls.
The lad Is about ten years of ago and
has been 111 for several days, but It
was thought that an operation might
be avoided, but recently his symp
tomes have been bad and an opera
tion derided upon.
THE CHRISTMAS TREE
f THEJUSONIG HOME
The word "dinner" would not do at
all, 'banquet" would better express
It; for wo had everything belonging
to that function. Our menu consisted
of turkey, with oysters, cranberry
sauce, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet pota
toes, galad, pickles, chow chow,
celery, coffee, cherry pie, fruit cake,
raisins, candy, nuts, apples, bananas,
pine apple, and a lot more. The tur
key and vegetables were perfectly
cooked and seasoned to taste by our
Mary, the chef, assisted In serving by
Katie, Magglo and Henna.
After dinner we listened to a very
pleasing and appropriate sermon by
Canon Burgess. Then we sang Christ
mas hymns until supper tlmo. Wo
thought we did not want any, but
when we saw It was oyster soup and
a table full of sweet things wo con
cluded wo did. Then we adjourned
to tho parlor and sung until we were
hoarse, and then brought out tho pho
nograph to play dance tunes; (but
wo did not dance) though wo were so
very happy that wo forgot until too
late to return thanks to our many
good friends who so generously con
tributed to a very delightful day. We
wish to do bo through your paper,
and also to our superintendent and
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Askwlth, who wero
untiring In their effort to make the
Christmas day at the Home a decided
success. In the name of everyone cf
us, Many Thanks.
J. E. V.
KEZ RASCG TO RE
TRIED NEKT MONTH
Neighbors Surprise Charles Khopp.
rom Wednesday's Dully.
Charles Shopp, residing on his
farm near this city, was most agree
ably surprised yesterday. While
some ten miles away from home run
ning his corn shelter, twenty-ono of
his neighbors, using seventeen
wagons and teams, Invaded his corn
field and husl'ed and cribbed forty
acres or corn for mm. .Mr. Miopp
had RoUen a little behind with his
with tho shellcr, and his neighbors
planned and executed C.ie biggest sur
prise for him that he ever "experi
enced. The wives of the neighbors
came over alno, and assisted Mrs.
Shopp In preparing dinner and supper
for the hunkers. Mr. Shopp first
learned of the kindness of his neigh
bors when he tcached Mynard on his
way home in the evening. The men
and teams cribbed about 1,000
bushels of corn for Mr. Shopp, for
which he feels very grateful.
Joseph Montgomery and Joseph
Carden, of near Maryvllle, Missouri,
arrived In the city this morning for a
short visit with friends.
Mr. Garden attended tho prelimi
nary trial of Hez Rasco, tho man
charged with the murder of an entire
family near Barnard, In Nodaway
county recently, and heard the date
of the dial fixed for January 30th.
Judge Ellison, of Maryvllle, presiding
In tho circuit court, was attorney for
Rasco and defended hi m for tho mur-
der of a neighbor woman about four
teen years ngo, and requested the at
torneys on both Bides of the present
caso to tclcet another Judge to try
the case. This the lawyers refused to-
do, stating that they were satisfied
that tho Judgo could glvo the defend
ant a fair trial.
Card of Thanks.
The undersigned expresses, public
ly, his Binccrest gratitude and appre
elation to tho kind neighbors who so
generously appeared In his field yes
terday and cribbed a thousand or
more bushels of corn. The kindness
and the neighborly spirit in which the
generous work was done will ever be
a pleasant memory.
Quite a strange phenomenon was
observed by some of Plattsmouth's
citizens yesterday, between 11 and 12
o'clock. What some called a rain
bow appeared In the sky directly
overhead, although tho bow was not
the usual length, yet all of the colors
were visible. Mr. Herman Bestor,
who Is an expert on rainbows and
fog bows, was Interviewed relative to
tho matter, and his Idea a3 to the
cause Is very plausable, and Is to tho
effect that tho rays of tho sun shining
through frozen mist or fine iceslckles
are refracted, giving out Ihe colors of
tho rainbow, and are called halos, or
fog-bows, as tho caso may be. Some
times the phenomena Is observed
shortly beforo a very cold wave and
sometimes Just beforo war breaks out
Depart for tho Penitentiary.
Sheriff Qulnton went to Lincoln
this morning, going as an escort with
Convicts Davis and Peabody, who
were given five years In the peniten
tiary for forgery. Sentence was pro
nounced by Judge Travis last week.
The crime to which a plea of guilty
was entered by the young men was
that of forging checks of the amount
of $5.00 and some centB. The young
men were not bad looking fellows,
and tho lesson although Bevere may
be the means of reforming them.
R. Nielsen and G. Penson, wlio re
side Bouth of this city, wero attend
ing to business matters In this city
today. While here they called at this
office and Mr. Nielsen ordered tho
Old Rellabel sent to hi sad drees for a
year. We are much pleased to add
Mr. Nielsen's name to our large list.
Farmers' Mutual Ins. Co. Meeting
The annual meeting of the Farm
ers' Mutual Flro and Live Stock In
surance Company of Cass County, Ne
braska, Is called to meet at the Hell
school house In district number 88,
on Saturday, January 7th, 1911, at
1:30 p. m., for tho purpose of elect
ing officers for tho coming year, and
transacting such other business that
may come beforo the meeting.
Jacob Tritsch, President.
J. P. Falter, Secretary.
Aged Lady Diem In Wyoming.
Mrs. Ware and Miss Nelllo Ware,
of Nebraska City, wero In tho city for
a short time yesterday en route to
LaPlatto to attend the funeral of
Mrs. Kimball, who died In Wyoming
a few days ago, where she had gone
Thanksgiving to visit her daughter.
The deceased leaves seven children,
fourteen grandchildren and three
Willie and Edward Wulf, of Avoca,
motored out to eat Christmas dinner,
with their best friends.
Messrs. and Mesdames Wundeiilch
and Schomaker drove to Berlin Mon
day to attend the funeral of H. O.
F. C. Schomaker and II. J. Thlele
drove to Syracuse Monday for a few
days' visit with relatives.
Miss Lottie Wunderllch Is enjoying
a two weeks' vacation. She will re
sumo her school duties again next
Park Chrlswlfcr and family will
move to their new home Wednesday
and bo ready to take possession the
first of the year,
Leo Switzer and Mrs. Edythe
Thlele were Nebraska City business
Miss Fern Schrader was a passen
ger to Omaha Monday evening.
Mrs. Charles Hansen departed Sat
urday for a week's visit with home
folks near Hartington, Nebraska.
Miss Isadore Sheldon did her
Christmas shopping In Nebraska City
Mrs. John Knabo was reported
quite sick last week. Dr. Jordan was
called Friday for medical aid.
Gcorgo Marks shelled and deliv
ered three thousand bushel of corn to
Joo Shrader, Monday and Tuesday.
Fred Hlld and wlfo spent Sunday
at Gust Hansen's.
John Murdock and family ato
Christmas dinner with Johnny Baelr,
Edwin Schomaker went to Nebras
ka City Saturday for a few days'
Mlsa Goldle Messcrsmlth returned
to her home at Lincoln this morning,
having spent the Christmas holiday
In this city with relatives, and also
attended the marriage of Miss Minnie
McKay, Monday. Her father, Mr.
Joseph Messersmlth, returned to his
home last evening, departing on the
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