The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 24, 1911, Image 1
State Alitor lattentbutb outn SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION-EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXX PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY XVLlh 21,1911 NO V.l Neb. 3" a DC REGULAR SESSION 0 HIE plots A Very Harmonious and Interesting Meeting, and a Great Deal of Important Business Transacted, Including Retaking of the Census of Plattsmouth Krum Friday's Daily, The members of the Com mercial club met at their rooms in the Coates' block last evening, and after President Pollock had called the house to order, Sec retary Wescott read the minutes of the previous meeting, which occurred in February, the March meeting having been postponed on account of illness of some of the officers. Communications were then taken up, and bills were presented and allowed as follows: A bill for $2 postage, presented by the secretary, the first of the kind presented since the organization of the club, was allowed; a bill for printing circulars and cards and other jobs for a year in the sum of $20, was allowed; a bill for rent, amounting to .$10, of which the Knights and Ladies of Secur ity had paid $i.50 and the Sewing club had paid about $18.50, leav ing $21.50 for the club to pay, was presented for the quarter ending April 1. In the discussion over the bill it was disclosed that the rent contracted to be paid by the Knights and Ladies of Secur ity was $9 per quarter, and that the society had deducted one-half the bill on account of the hall not being in shape to hold meetings on some occasions. A motion was made and voted to notify the soicoly to pay the remaining $4.50 or vacate the hall, or words to that effect not quite so diplo matic. A communication from Senator Brown reporting on the census provoked considerable discussion. Mayor Saltier was present and was called on for his idea of the feasibility of retaking Hie census and the probable result. The mayor, with others, seemed to think that the census had not seen carefully canvassed at the cases being known of persons who had not been included in the last count. Mr. Falter stated that the party calling al ius residence would not take his two daughters, who were absent at school. Mr. Schneider thought the city had been carefllly canvassed at the time and that a different result would nor be reached. Other members thought many in the suburbs had been missed, and it was moved and voted to retake the census, and to recommend this to the council at its next meeting. The secretary reported that the Smith factory wanted twenty more girls at the factory to run ma chines. A communication from the Red Men, asking the club lo have the light company turn on the arches and place the are lights in the street for Friday night. Mr. C. C. Parmele staled that he would take the matter up with the light company and have the si reel lighted. A communication from George M. Campen, consulting engineer, offering to make a thorough In vestigation of the water system and plant and place a valuation LIST OF CASES FOR MAY TERM OFJISTRICT COURT Cases Set for the First Three Days of Said Term, Beginning Tuesday, May 2. Judge Travis furnishes the following- for publication for the benefit of the parlies interested: Tuesday, May 2. Herold vs. Coates; Stale vs. Meeker; iir re Vallery (habeas corpus); Mc Donald vs. McDonald. Wednesday, May 3.;jjSpj, j vs. M. P. Railway Co.; Pankoninj vs dorder; Van Ackern vs. Hrun-I hoeber. j Thursday, May i Cass County! vs. City of Platlsmonlh; Clark vs. f Fleisrhman. i If a case is settled, dismissed r continued, then the case fol iL Hill on the same for the sum of $150, was read and discussed. The en gineer proposed to examine the stand pipe, water pipes by taking up sections of the pipe, and the pumps and place a valuation on the whole, also to estimate what the plant could be reproduced for new, with electricity as the motive power, all for the sum above named. After some discussion for and against, the matter' was remanded lo the committee to act upon as best suited their judg ment. The committee appointed lo look alter building a new jail was called on to report, and did so, stating that the matter had been taken up with the county attorney and 1 he county commissioners and that I here was some vagueness about the statute, but that the doubts would be resolved in favor of counting the vote last cast on the proposition, ail(j ial a ,na. jnrily of the voles cast on the proposition would probably be held to be suHiicent, but the officers hesitated, under the ex isting uncertainty, to move in the mailer. The matter was referred lo a committee with power to act. Mr. Tidd produced and read, on molion of a member of the club, two ordinances, one governing pool halls and the other occupa tion taxes. Holh ordinances were recommended to the council for ils favorable consideration by a vole of th membership. During Ihe discussion of ln occupation ordinance, which lasted some time, (he Heal rice 'met hod of handling transient venders of goods was favorably commented on. This plan places Ihe matter in the hands of the health depart ment of the city, and will require each peddlar lo undergo an ex nminalion at the bands of the eily physician for Ihe purpose of de termining whether an infectious or contagious disease lurks in his system, and for the examination each person examined is required lo pay a fee of $10. The plan met wilh ihe hearty approval of the health committee, and Ihe entire membership was in favor of pro tecting Ihe community from con tagious diseases in this manner. Some of (he holelkeepers in (he city say this may be pretty hard' on their busines, but what is for Ihe best interests of the com munity will be cheerfully submit ted to by them. Superintendent Abbott. was present and responded to a re quest for remarks, in a pleasant vein. Mr. Abbott advocated the mayor's plan of having the city cleaned up mi Arbor day. He had I een alrcadx doing something for his own premises, and if he could induce his neighbor, Secretary Wescolt, to desist from chasing Ihe filthy dollars for a short lime and remove some of the rubbish on his premises the hill would be in line shape, or words to thai effect. Mr. Abbott's address was cheerfully npplauded. At a very lale hour the meeting adjourned, having disposed of a large mass of business. lowing will take the place or Ihe case so disposed of. House Party at Nebraska City. Misses Harbara and Mia Oer ing, Dora Fricke and Verna Leon ard went down lo Nebraska City yesterday to join Mrs. Edith Don elan, who has been in that city f"r the past few days, to attend a house party to be given at the home ol Mrs. Donelan's sister, Mr. and Mrs. Casper Thgeson. They will remain for several days, and we are informed that a re ception was to have been given last evening in honor of Ihe visit ing ladies, which no doubt was a most enjoyable affair. Mr. D. n. Porter and wire and son, Clyde, of near Murray, were in the city yesterday attending Ihe suit pending in the district court. KENSINGTON MEETS AT HOME OF MRS. REESE The Ladies of the St Mary's Guild of St. Luke's Church Enjoy a Pleasant Afternoon. From Thursday's Dally The ladies of the St. Mary's Guild of St. Luke's church held a most delightful kensingston at the charming home of Mrs. Kva Reese yesterday afternoon. When ever invited to the Reese home the ladies always expect a royal time and their expectations were fully realized in the entertain ment of yesterday. They bad come prepared to have a most en joyable lime, especially made so, when Mrs. Ree was so ably as sisted in enter Lading her guests by a fine committee f ladies, con sisting of Mesdames F. (i. F.gen berger, J. C. Petersen, Walter Scott, Robert Windham, jr., A. L. Tidd; Mi sses Anna Kgenberger and Alice Falon. These kensinglons are held once a monl b at, Ihe home of some one of the members, and which are in charge of a committee of ladies which has been selected by the president of the society. A few of the hurrying minutes yes terday Were very industriously siient in working on dainty needlework, interspersed wilh social conversation, after which they listened to a musical pro gram, which the ladies of the commit tee had previously ar ranged, and which was so allur ing that the ladies laid aside their fancy work. Mrs. II. S. Austin rendered a vocal solo in a very charming manner, and Miss Grclchen Don nelly contributed a beautiful vocal solo, a very appropriate one, in that she sang of the April show ers and the like. Waldemar Soennichsen furnished a piano solo, and, as usual, made a hit with Ihe company, as there is no one who bears Waldemar play once too often. Miss Harbara Clement gave a very pretty num ber in Ihe shape of a vocal solo. Miss Clement has a very sweet voice, and her singing was very much appreciated by those pres ent. A piano duet was given by Misses Dorothy llrilt and Rulh Chapman, which was brilliantly executed; everybody always enjoys hearing these young ladies play together. Another pleasing feature of this very entertaining program was (he readings con tributed by Miss Anderson, which were most thoroughly enjoyed. Her manner and style of reciting well showed her to be a finished reader. A piano solo was given by Miss Frei.lay, which also greatly assisted in making the program a very entertaining one. Following this program dainty, as well as delicious, refresh ments, consisting of sherbert and cake, were served, . which was likewise thoroughly enjoyed. For Ihe occasion Ihe rooms of the Reese home had been handsomely decorated wilh asparagus, ferns, tulips and carnations. There was a very large attend ance and Ihe ladies realized over $. It was a lale hour of the af ternoon when all look (heir de parture, having enjoyed I hem serves to the fullest extent, and voting Mrs. Reese and (lie ladies of the commit lee splendid enter tainers and the occasion one of the most delightful they have at tended for some time. In Judge Archer's Court. From Tliurgduy'a Dally A case was filed in Judge Archer's court this morning, the plaintiff being 0. W. Homan, who complained of one George Uarr, that he unlawfully detained cer tain real estate, more particularly described as lot .1, in block 171, belonging to the plaintiff, Mr. Harr having occupied the premises as a tenant of Mr. Ho man, but neglected to remove from the same now that his lease had expired. Mr. Uarr was notified some three days ago that Mr. Homan desired possession, but. it is a pretty busy lime to move, and so the tenant remained. There will be a hearing on the mailer next Mondav. l'dfin for Sale, n. P. n. eRR for Rale, 7Gc per 16, $4.00 per 100. Toloiiso orkb, $1.50 per dozen. Mrs. Wm. Troop. Nehawko, Neb. 3-16.fwk1y. Sent to School for Blind. Olee Wilson, a member of the public schools, whose eyesight has been very bad, was this morn ing sent to the school for the blind at Nebraska City. Superin tendent Abbott discovered that the boy could not do the work here, owing to his deficient eye sight, mid secured his admittance ro that institution. UPSETS LAUNDRY WAGON : YESTERDAY AFTERNOON Spills the Laundry and Then Takes the Wagon Up the Street on Its Side. from Thursday's Daily 1 Last evening while Ihe boy was delivering laundry on .North Flevenlh, between Main and Vine Streets, the bay sleed attached to Ihe Pierson wagon performed a few Ji mils which was amusing to Ihe bystanders, and resulted in but a slight loss to the proprietor of Ihe laundry. , A package of laundry was being delivered to the Hob Gibson home, and while the driver was in the yard the fractious nag endeavored to climb the bank in pursuit of the blue grass growing there. The incline is rather abrupt and when the wagon was drawn almost, to the top over it went, throwing one thill over Ihe horse's back and Ihe other under his belly, and ap parently creating some discom fort, for the beast began to run toward Main street, kicking at every jump. The laundry wagon was dragged at, the animal's heels and laundry strewn along the route. i The runaway horse tired before it got half a block, as Ihe wagon did not. glide over the ground, be ing drdagged on its side, and at command of "Whoa, Charley," yelled by a resident of the vicinity, Ihe horse came to a dead stop ami began lo eat grass. The tugs .'ml thill. straps wer soon un loosed and Ihe wagon righted. The only damage was a broken cross piece between the thills on which the singletree is attached. Tin's was readily repaired with some wire and Cio delivery of laundry proceeded. SPENDING MORE MONEY USELESSLY ON JAIL Repairing the Cass County Bastile in Order to Keep It Together. Harry Johnson (ml a force of men have been employed for a few days in repairing Ihe exterior of the walls on the upper story of the county jail. A coat of con crete has been placed upon the brick, which will no doubt prevent the rain from penetrating tho walls and rendering the rooms above and Ihe cells below unin habitable. Last spring the rain, driven by the wind, soaked tho walls and the paper in the living rooms fell off, and Ihe iron grat ings in Hie cells rusted, present ing lo I lie prisoner with aesthetic taste a very distressing appear ance. The repairs were aboslulely necessary, as there will of neces sity have to be a place to keep the violators of the law until the new jail is built and ready for use, which may require some time. The plans have not been drawn yet, nor the material ordered for the new structure. Horse Is Found. The valuable horse which Sam Shoemaker had shipped from Heal rice and w hich w as supposed to have been stolen from Ihe car, was found at, Doke, the first sta tion north of Heatrice, the point of shipment. The horse was placed in Ihe car loose, and it is now supposed that a tramp open ed the door and stole a ride and left the door open or ajar and the motion of (ho train opened it and the horses prang out. The animal did not appear to be damaged and Mr. Shoemaker reloaded it und shipped it to Plattsmouth. Prof. F. J. Kolbaba departed for Omaha this afternoon, where ho will impart skill in using tho violin to a large class of tho Omaha youth for Ihe next three days. JUDGE TRAVIS TALKS CASE UNDER ADVISEMENT The Crabtree-Porter Case Finish- ed Yesterday Afternoon, but Not Decided. KroiiiKiiday's Pally. The case of Crabtree vs. Porter, pending in Ihe district court yes terday and the day before, was submitted lo the court yesterday afternoon, Ihe arguments of the attorneys occupying but a short time. The evidence and argu ments in the case disclosed that the controversy between the parlies arose over a note of $2,000, signed by the husband of the plaintiff, Mr. Crabtree, as principal, and by the father of Ihe parlies to the suit, Mr. Samuel J. Fleming, as surely. The plaintiff and her husband executed a mortgage on Mrs. Crabtree's in terest in her father's real estate after his death to Ihe Hank of Cass County, which had advanced the money to Mr. Crabtree. This security was not considered good from some cause, probably on ac count of the married women's act protecting a married woman from the effects of contracts not drawn lo bind her separate property. The administrator of the estate was advised to procure a quit-claim deed of the plaintiff's interest, in lieu of the mortgage, which was done. Mrs. Crablree's contention in the present, litigation was that she made the deed as a security for the debt of $2,000 furnished her husband and Ibis deed should be construed as a mortgage, and she allowed lo redeem from the mortgage, and thus receive some pari of Ihe residue of her father's estate over and above Ihe $2,000, which had been paid by Ihe eslale to the bank on her husband's obligal ion. Judge Travis look the main point in the case under udvise menl, requesting the attorneys lo furnish him with' briefs on Ihe theory that there should be an ac counting, but staled that it was not lo be taken for granted that he would order an accounting. Will Give Banquet Tonight. From Friday' Dally. The members of the German club of the High school are ar ranging lo have a fine lime this evening, in Ihe nature of a ban quet, which will be held at the home of John Falter on North Third street. This club is com posed of Ihe members of Ihe Junior and Senior classes, who are taking German as a study, and Miss Johnston, who is Ihe in slriiclor of the German classes of the High school, is the leader of Ihe club. This club has been meeting at, Ihe homes of Ihe members every other week for I lie past few monl lis, and this being (be last time they will meet together as the German club, it was decided to make if some elaborate affair ami an occasion which will Iouk be remembered, and arrange ments for this banquet were im mediately begun. There will be a program and some toasts will be given, everything to be said and done in Hie German dialect; eseu Ihe menu will not only be spelled in German, but also writ ten in the German script. This will certainly make a most de lightful evening's entertainment and the Journal hopes lo have a more ctxended account of this very pleasant affair in ils columns in tomorrow's issue. To Attend Funeral. from Saturday's Dally. Mrs. J. Matleson and children and her sister, Mrs. L. M. Kuhney, departed for Omaha this after noon to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, Thomas King, who died yesterday. Mr. King was married to their sister, Miss Florence McClain. at Council Mlull's little more than a year ago. He has been sick for several months with ronsunipl ion. The funeral will occur tomorrow morning at 8:.'10 from Ihe resi dence of Mrs. King's brother, C. E. McClain, and from there the funeral procesison will go to the Catholic church, where Ihe public funeral services will be held. Judge H. D. Travis, with Court Reporter Karl Travis, left, for Ne braska Cijy this morning, where they will rontinue Ihe Otoe county' court. Returns to Quarantine. r rom Friday Dally. Superintendent of the Shops William Haird was called from the shops this forenoon by his w ife, whose illness was mentioned in yesterday's Journal, and Mr. Haird immediately left for his home ami returned to quarantine, Mrs. Haird not being so well this morning. Robert's condition was somewhat improved. It is hoped that Mrs. Haird may not be seriously ill, but her continual watching by Ihe bedside of her little son has doubtless exhausted her strength. A PIONEER IN THE SER VICE OF THE CHURCH Walter J. White, Elected Vestry man In 18G6, Has Been Official of Church Ever Since. r An item in yesterday's lice call ing attention to the long term of service as vestryman of Mr. Henry W. Yates or Omaha, stirred tho memories of some of the pioneers of this city. Mr. Waller J. White of this city has a record of church service equal if not long I ban that of Mr. Yates, who has been a senior warden for twenty-five years. Mr. While was elected vestry man of this parish on Faster Monday, 18C.H, and has held the office of treasurer, junior warden and senior warden. He was elorl ed senior warden twenty-five years ago ami has been re-elected to the same position every year since, and was re-elected" last Monday lo serve for another year. Mr. White was a delegate lo the first dioceasan convention in this stale, which convened in Omaha. He look part in the deliberation of Ihe convention which named the Nebraska diocease. In addition lo being one of (ho foremost, church men of the city, Mr. White is a pioneer, having come lo Nebraska in June, 1 857, and had resided here more than leu years when Hie present Episcopal house of worship was erected. This edifice has an in teresting history, which we hope to be. able to give at some later dale. The church was built in 1800 and consecrated in 1 807, laving I n erected and presented lo the parish by Mrs. F.dmoiul Murray Young of New York at a memorial lo her deceased hus band. SUDDEN DEATH OF .LJ She Passes Away Early This Morning of Acute Attack of Indigestion. From Friday's Dally. Mrs. Lee Maylleld, wiTe of tho editor of the Louisville Courier Journal, died very suddenly at her home in Louisville this morning from an acute attack of indiges tion. Itesidcs her husband Mrs. Maylleld leaves four children to mourn her loss. Mrs. Maylleld was a daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Patrick V. Ash, residents of this county for a great many years. The deceased leaves brothers and sisters also to mourn her sudden death. The funeral arrangements had not been announced when the writer's informant left Louisville. Mr. Maj field has the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this, the hour of his sad bereavement. Investigate Stock Market. From TliiirBdBy'i Dully Mr. Charles Criswisser and wile and family have been visiting Mr. Criswisser's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennett, Criswisser, for u few das, intending to return to their home this morning, but the children became sick and Ihe trip home was postponed. Charles boarded the morning M. P. train for South Omaha to get a line on Ihe rat I lo market, he having four loads which are about ready for the block. FOR SHERIFF. I hereby announce by self as a candidate for the nomination for the office of sheriff of Cass county, Ne brnska, subject to the decision of the voters at the corning primary elec tion. I ask the voters to place me in nomination on tho democratic ticket. G. P. Barton, Union, Neb.