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PLATTSMOUTI1, NEBRASKA. Til UltSD.VY ALMilTST 17, 1911
Hill MOVES HUT
WATER CIlfflEE BE DISCHARGED
And His Motion Is Carried in the Council Was Appointed to
Meet With Commercial Club Committee to Ascertain Views
of Citizens on Water Question Weber-Dwyer Tilt.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Councilman Newman, at the
regular meeting of the city coun
cil last night, said that the special
committee appointed by the mayor
to meet with a committee from
the Conimorioal club to ascertain
the wishes of the people concern
ing the water works plant and
.system here had done nothing,
and he moved that it be discharg
ed. He said that the city had but
live months in which to vole
whether or not it desired to buy
the water works or give the com
pany a new franchise. It was a
question that would require much
thought and agitation to solve
properly and ho thought that
something ought to be done at
His motion to discharge the
committee prevailed, anil the
committee was discharged and
the fire and water committee was
appointed by the mayor to look
after the matter. This committee
consists of Newman, chairman;
Dovcy and Shea.
Some heated remarks were
made by Councilman Weber when
Councilman Dwyer said that the
city had no fund to build a sewer
extension asked for by Weber.
The latter moved that tho city ex
tend the Washington avenue
sewer 200 feet. He said that 700
feet extension was needed there,
but' that if the. city did not
want to do all the work at once, it
could build 100 feet or 200 feet
row and more later on.
Dwyer said that the. Work could
not be done for there was no
fund from which the money could
be taken to pay for it. This led
Welter to remark that he always
noticed that the councilman from
the First ward raised no such
technicality when improvement
was in his ward. Dwyer in answer
to this said that as long as he had
been in the council he had not
voted for anything where there
wns no fund to pay for it.
Weber's motion was lost.
Protecting Water Consumers.
Councilman Dwyer of the judi
ciary committee submitted an
ordinance for tlrst reading regu
lating the connecting and main
taining of water pipes on streets
and the shutting off of water, for
domestic and .private use. The
ordinance requires any person or
corporation furnishing water to
put in and maintain, in a good
condition all water connections
between the mains and the lot
line adjacent to the street.
It shall be unlawful to shut otT
the water without obtaining
consent of the lot owner or user,
except solely for the non-payment
of past due water rent; provided
that written notice must.be served
upon owner or user not less than
fifteen days before the wafer is
shut off. When the water is shut
off for non-payment of rent, the
owner or user may be required to
pay rent 30 days in advance for
' having water turned on. In case
of leaks the water may be turned
off long enough to repair the
The violation of the ordinance
is made a misdemeanor and per
sons convicted under it must pay
a fine of from 5 to $100.
Councilman Dwyer says that
Ihe ordinance is to protect the
water consumers and to force the
water company to repair all leaks
from the mains to the lot lines.
Fire Signal Change.
Frank Liborshal, secretary of
the fire department, submitted to
the council the correspondence
between the department and Wil
liam Baird. superintendent of the
Burlington shops. Mr. I.ibershal
called the attention of Mr. Baird
to the fact that there were two
Fourth wards, the east and west
Fourth wards, the railroad shops
being the dividing line. The fire
department desires to have some
way to Know wnelhcr Ihe lire is
on the east or west side of the
shops, when, the Fourth ward
alarm is given. The present
Fourth ward alarm is four long
blasts and several short ones. The
department suggests that when
the fire is in the west Fourth
ward the prescjit "Fourth ward
alarm be given, and this alarm
given twice when the fire is in the
east Fourth ward. The super
intendent, is asked if it would be
possible to make the change.
In reply Mr. Itaird staled that
he would be glad to make any
change desired as soon as such
changes are made and approved
by the city council and new fire
alarm cards are printed and post
ed. The question of making the
change was referred to the fire
and water committee.
A Dangerous Road.
J. M. Yondran petitioned the
council to put Chicago avenue in
better condition. On the west
side of. the avenue, commencing
about 300 feet north of the inter
section of Bryant street, running
south to the top of the hill, there
is a very dangerous ditch from
one to five feet deep, and the
streeet is not wide enough for an
automobile and wagon to pass,
and several buggies have been
wrecked at this narrow point. The
petition stated that the county
commissioners would assist in
fixing the road. The work of put
ting the street in good condition
was ordered by the council.
To Clean Out Well.
A motion was made directing,
that the city clean out the public
well, opposite the new postofllee.
It was explained that this well
was much used, but, that it. was in
bad condition and should be put
in better shape. The motion pre
vailed. Claims Committee Report.
The claims committee reported
that, the bill of $50 submitted by
Fred Patterson for surveying
should be allowed. The claim
was allowed by the council.
The report of the city t.reasuro
showed that there was a total of
? 12,000 in the treasury July 31.
The report was .accepted and
Mayor Saltier remarked: "It's
not so bad when a city has no
warrants outstanding and $12,000
in the treasury."
For Library Steps.
The contract for constructing
the steps at the public library was
awarded to II. C. McMaken k Son
The cemetery committee re
ported in favor of accepting a
hid of $03.50 for wire for the
cemetery fence, the bid being
submitted by John Bauer. The
committee was instructed to ac
cept, the bid, also the bid 'for
cedar posts at 15 cents each. The
wire bid included two gates. The
committee said that Ihe fence
would be a good one.
' Physician's Bill Allowed.
The city attorney reported that
the bill of $.12 suhmiMcd by Dr.
Martin for looking after (ho
smallpox cases was a valid claim
and should lie paid by Ihe city and
not the county. It was ordered
Police Judge's Report.
The report of the police judge
showed sixteen arrests, six com
mittments, four fines paid and
one left town. A total of $17 in
fines was received and $15.35 in
costs paid. '
The report of the chief of
police showed sixteen arrests.
Fire Department Reports.
The regular monthly (Ire de
partment reports were made and
accepted. As the hose reel in the
Fourth ward needed repairing, a
motion was passed ordering that
Hie work be done.
To Repair Streets.
Ninth street, between Main and
Uianile was ordered put in good
condition, as was Seventh street
from I.ocust, north.
The north side of Marble be
tween Xnith ami Tenth was order
ed graded for a permanent side
walk. Petition for Walk.
John Bauer, .jr., and Mary
Spanglor petitioned for u walk
on the north side of Hock street
from Ninth to Fleventh. The peti
tion asked that ,1 ho city grade the
walk to the grade desired. Coun
cilman Dwyer said that the city
should do no grading for a walk
unless the walk is to be built on
its proper grade. The day will
come, he said, when the hills will
be graded and the hollows filled
up, and the city should do no
grading for any but permanent
Sidewalk resolutions were
passed for walks along lots 3, 4, 5
and 0. in block 0 of Young &
Haves' addition: in part of lot. 7,
block 55. lot 8, block 55, and lots
10, It, and 12, block 50; in front
of lots 9, 1011 and 12, block 33;
and along south Jfle of lot 7,
block 11. The resolution for a
walk in front of lids 55 and 50,
section 18, township 12, range 1 i,
was referred to the city attorney
for opinion as to legality.
The following claims were al
lowed: P. II. Kinneman, drying
hose, $1.50; W. II. Mason, drying
hose, $1.50; D. G. Wurl, expenses,
$1.10; James Donnelly, jaintor's
salary, $3.00; Platlsmouth
Water company, sprinkler repairs,
$15.75; James Donnelly, cleaning
library, $10.25; Olive Jones,
librarian's salary, $25.00; I. N
Cummings, burying dog, 25 cents;
i i i-i '
puuuc imrary, July expenses,
$1.80; William Mendenhall, labor
on hose house, $1.50; It. A
Bates, printing, $55.20; Harry
Ciochenonr, nozzleman, $1:50;
Harry L. Kruger, nozzleman,
$1.50; Frank Koubek, nozzleman,
$1.50; Fd Kruger, nozzleman,
$1.50; John Halt, hauling hose
cart, 75 cents; R. W. Toogood,
nozzleni.in.' M ,r,(l: Frank Koubek,
nozzleman, $1.50; p. a. McCrary,
nozzleman, $1.50; llaymond
Henry, nozzleman, $1.50; P. A.
McCrary, nozzleman, $1.50; P. H.
Kinneman, nozzleman, $1.50; It.
W. Toogood, nozzleman, $1.50;
James Williams, hauling hose
cart. $1.50; Raymond Henry, dry
ing hose, $1.50; William Hassler,
repair work, $5.05; M. Archer,
salary July, $30.00; Platlsmouth
Telephone company, 'phone rent,
$1.50; I,. F. Smith, street work,
$2.20; Henry Trout, night police,
$50.00; John Filzpalriek, mer
chants' polido, $10.00; Nebraska
Lighting company, 25 cents; Ben
Rainoy, salary July $05.00; W. B.
Tliohol, sprinkling streets, etc.,
$57.75; James Ilebal, street work,
$51.00; James Wynn, street
work, $28.80; Ed Snodsrrass.
street work, $27.00; Frank Neu
man. painting hose house, $3.00;
Frank Kauble, burying dog, 25
cents; William Sherlock, street
work, $2.20; II. M. Wilcox, street
work, $1.00; James Mrasek,
street work, $28.80; Miko McCool,
street work, $30.80; Peterson &
Itouland. erecting retaining wall
at. F. II. Ciuthman's residence,
$03.00; Fred Patterson, survey
ing, $50.00; Dr. J. B. Martin,
The Burlington's Time Record.
Burlington train No. 1 arrived
at Denver exactly on lime during
July, thirty-One consecutive
limes. This Irain during July ran
30,050 miles, arriving at Ibis
destination exactly on lime for
Ihe Ihirty-one consecutive days
Burlington fast mail train No
T arrived at, transfer, Omaha, ex
actly on lime every day during the
month of July. It made Ihe record
of 122 consecutive arrivals at
transfer on lime, of which July
was a pari. Tho distance travel
ed in these 122 consecutive ar
rivals was 00,208 miles.
Mrs. Wynn Doing Nicely.
From Tuondiiy'i Pally.
William Wynn received a tele
phone message from Lincoln yes
terday slaling that. Mrs. Wynn
was resting very comfortably at
the hospital in that city. The
first day at fee her arrival she
suffered a great, deal, but. follow
ing ine nrsr i real mem sue was
greatly relieved and is resting
quite comfortably, considering her
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OLD SETTLERS PIGNiG
A GRAND SUCCESS
The Attendance Fully as Large as
Upon Former Occasions A
General Good Time.
The (tld Settlers' , picnic at
I'nion, which has proved an an
nual meeting place for the old
settlers of Cass and Otoe county
for the paslt wenty-three years,
has been numbered with the big
events of the past, and last Fri
day and Saturday were about in
keeping with all the former oc
casions. Hit; weather was ex
ceptionally hot and dry, in spite
of which the attendance was fully
as large as usual and the pro
gram was up to the standard of
all former occasions.,
On Friday the weather was
more pleasant, but the attendance
was not nearly so large as Satur
day. There was over 100 in at
tendance from Plajtsmouth on
Saturday. Some estimated the
crowd on Saturday as high as
5,000, while others placed it at
3,000. The speakers for Saturday
were Hon. E. M. Pollard of Nc
hawka, Prof. Pugsley of tho stale
university, Rev. Cisson and Prof.
Abbott of the Platlsmouth city
schools, all of whom gave very
interesting talks. The Klmwood
band was present and supplied
the people with plenty of good
music. Tho concessions of all
kinds were very numerous, all of
whom seemed to do a pretty fair
The promoters of the picnic
failed to pay expenses last year,
owing to a lack of revenue from
this source, and this year they
were determined not to experience
a repetition of last year, and their
united efforts brought forth good
fruits, and at this meeting they
were able to take up their short
age or twelve months ago.
The 1011 picnic proved a grand
success in every particular and
the officers are to be congratulat
ed upon their management.
THE CHOPIE ENGINE AT
OLO SETTLERS PICNIC
Was One of the Main Attractions
at Union Last Friday and
One of the main attractions at
the Old Settlers' picnic jast Fri
day and Saturday at I'nion was
the big Chopie gasoline engine
that was busy at work during
ioth days. The engine was
mounted upon a I ruck and was
running all the time. Of course
it attracted considerable attention
and was greatly admired by all
the machine men and farmers in
attendance, many of whom were
fully able to appreciate the merits
of the engine.
Mr. Chopieski was present and
ready to explain and demonstrate
to the people the lasting and sav
ing qualities of the same, ex-
pxlaining why it would save
gasoline and why the vital points
were more durable than other
makes. Bis arguments, by the
presence of tho engine in opera
tion, were convincing to such an
extent that he sold three of the
large engines during his stay at
Ih picnic. This fact alone dem
onstrates that there were a few in
the vast number that believed Mr.
Chopie had about Ihe right thing
in the gasoline engine line.
From TiiPMclny'g Dally.
Some of those who were on
Main street early this morning
were wondering ' why Kelly Fox
was making such rapid strides in
the direction of the Burlington
station. They soon learned the
cause of his rush when they saw
his daughter, Mrs. T. B.Salmon,
and little son, Tom, step from the
train and Kelly grabbed the kid
and made a break for home. Mr.
Salmon has changed his head
quarters from Burlington, Iowa,
lo flalesburg, Illinois, and Mrs.
Salmon and little son will remain
here until Ihoin household effects
are all removed and fixed up for
her reception. No matter how the
primary election goes, ft rand pa
Fox will be happy as long as little
Torn remains at the Fox home.
Wm. Holly Purchases Building.
William Holly, the genial lower
Main street clothing merchant, is
now the owner of his business
building, having closed the deal
yesterday whereby he .purchases
the corner room in the Waterman
block. This is one of the best
built and most desirable business
rooms in the city and Mr. Holly
has made no niistakei n becoming
the owner of it. .
WEEPING WATER BOYS
HAVE PICTURES "TOOK"
The Boosters From the City
Tears Were a Live-Wired
Bunch, Sure Enough.
That Use-wired Weeping Water
delegat ion which stirred things up
considerably yesterday afternoon
during their brief visit to this
city, lined up in automobiles
about twenty strong, on Main
street, and had a picture taken by
the Olson Photograph company.
A second picture, with the delega
tion lined up on Ihe steps and
Sidewalk or the Hiley hotel was
After the. second picture was
taken Ihe boosters, with a whoop
anil a shout, made their way to
the automobiles, every car, it
seemed, trying to get away first.
Tho noise of Ihe engines as they
were all cranked at once sounded
like Ihe Boer war at tho St. Louis
fair. In their maneuvers to get in
the lead several cars were
scratched up a little by others
and one end lamp was shall ered.
Weeping Water has a much
livelier bunch than Ihe name of
the town would indicate.
CREW BEGINS WORK
ON TOLL BRIDGE
Glenn Smith, the Contractor, Will
Make His Headquarters at
From Tupdny' Dully.
T. H. Pollock went over lo La
Platte yesterday on bridge busi
ness. He says that Ihe construc
tion crew arrived there today and
will hegin driving piles tor' Hie
bridge tomorrow. Olenn Smith,
the contractor for Ihe bridge, is
here today and will make his
headquarters at the Riley hotel
w hile I lie work is going on.
A big force will be necessary lo
complete the bridge by October I,
which is the time set for the
opening of Ihe new structure. A
big pile driver from Omaha has
been secured to do Ihe pile driv
ing. V. V. Leonard Buys Lots.
V. V. Leonard has purchased
the two lots just west of the Jour
nal office from Henry R. Coring,
Ihe consideration being $1,200.
Mr. Coring has owned these lots
for several years, and up lo the
time the Air Dome was placed
I hereon, Ihe revenue received
from Iheni has been very limited,
and it is hoped that Mr. Leonard
has purchased them with the view
of erecting a building on Iheni,
which has been the rumor over
(lie city. However, this has not
been given out by Mr. Leonard.
The location is a very desirable
one and no doubt a good building
erected upon them would find a
desirable renter, should he not
have one already irvview.
Too Long a Walk.
From TiiPRilny'ii Dally.
"Where is the nearest saloon?"
asked a traveling man to a Bur
lington depot lounger this morn
ing. "Seven 'o'clock tomorrow morn
ing, partner," was the quick re
ply. The drummer was "wise" in an
instant, and he added with a
smile, "That would be a pretty
long walk, wouldn't it?"
Yes, Ihe local oases are all
closed, there being a law in this
slate compelling saloons lo close
on election davs.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Capen and
Miss Isabella Young of Murray
drove up this morning lo look aft
er some business matters, and
favored the Journal with a pleas
ant visit. While here Mr. Capon
renewed his own subscription
and lhat of Mrs. T. J. White of
LINCOLN WANTS RE
And Yet Will Be Unable to Agree
Upon Who the Man
The' sentiment out in the First
district, so far as it can be
gal tiered by occasional bits of
gossip, is that the congressional
nomination next year will bo ac
corded to a Lancaster republican
without any opposition. There
may be two eandiilales from Lin
coln, as Ihe Burkell men are not
inclined to forgiye, at least at
present, Ihe attitude of Clark to
ward ine senator last tall, hut it
very doubtful if anybody out
side would lake advantage of such
a condil ion lo concentrate support.
The auli-I.ancasler feeling had
its inception six years ago, when
Burkell was promoted In Ihe sen
ate, llaywanl in Oloe, Iteavis in
Richardson, Pollard in Cass, Ailed
in Johnson, Wilson in Pawnee and
Neal in Nemaha, all rising voung
republicans, conceived the time
ripe to transfer the congressional
honor from Lancastler lo one of
their group. It was anything to
defeat a Lancaster county man.
It was successful. Pollard was
nominated and elected twice. The
third time he ran Maguire, a Lan
caster' democrat, defeated him.
and Maguire repeated the medi
cine last fall, when Hayward was
Ihe republican nominee.
Maguire carried Lancaster
both limes, and without Lancaster
it is nearly hopeless for a repub
lican to be elected in Ibis district.
This fact, coupled with a posslblo
fear lhat maybe next year may be
a democratic, year, has stilled
ambition in Ihe breasts of repub
licans outside of the capital city.
LIBRARY NEEDS FUND
FOR BUYING NEW BOOKS
This Institution Is of Great Value
to Children and Should Be
Fill I or Journal :
Plallsmoulh has a cry credit
able library for a town of litis
size, but Ihe iuslilulion has no
fund for, Hie purchase of new
books, and it is therefore not used
nearly as much as if new ami
needed books were placed on the
shelves conl inually.
The library is a part of Hut
educational system of Ihe oily and
should be Oiainlaiiied properly
just as Ihe schools are. Parents
ill. til .
siiouiu inieresi, ineinseives in see
ing that the library in some way
secures a permanent, fund for new
lnoks. If desired it could be
specified (hat Ihe fund be used
for certain classes of I ks, such
as are demanded by school chil
dren and also needed reference
books. Then1 is nothing better
in the education of children than
thai tliey should early become
fond of reading. II develops con
centration and quickly leads Hie
child to his natural bent. It.
makes the child studious mid
thoughtful and will be of ad
vantage in many ways.
A few hundred dollars a year
for new books would make a vast
difference at the library and
would enable it to make the
growth lhat it. should. The
cili.eus should interest them
selves in this mailer as the wel
fare of the children will be
neglected if nothing is done.
Petition for Administrator.
From Tunxriay'i Dally
A petition for Hie appointment
of an administrator. for the estate
of William Lau was (lied in Hie
probate court this morning. The
heirs, Fred Lau of Weeping
Water, Minnie Leslie of Kalis
spell, Mont., and Augusta Rois
terer of Man ley, Neb., ask that
James M. Teogarden of Weeping
Water be appointed administrat
or. The hearing was set for Sep
Mrs. F.lla Murphy of Council
Bluffs is in the city for a few
days' visit at the homo of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Lindeman. Mrs. Mnr-
Jphy is a sister of Mrs. Lindeman.
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