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PLATTSMOUTll. NEBRASKA. TI1UUSDAY AU(JTTST 31,1911
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IfflLK IS BADLY HEEDED ON RDftD
LEADING 10 HE GOLUIIM SCHOOL
CHy Has Only a Leate on the Road, According to the Property
Owners, and Latter Refuse to Put in Sidewalk Unless City
Pays for Use of Road -Other News of Meeting.
Prom Tuesday's Datly.
The question as to whether or
not the city has the right to order
the property owners of lots 55
and 56, sub-lots of lot 10, on
Silver street, between Sixth and
Seventh, to construct a sidewalk
was one of the interesting ques
lkus that came before the city
council last evening.
The property in question is
near the Cumbian school and is
owned by Mrs. E. G. Dovey,
George E. Dovey, H. N. Dovey and
Oliver Dovey. The. Dovey s have
leased Ihe property to the city for
a street, according to the state
ment made by Councilman Dovey,
and they are receiving1 no com
pensation for the lease, and he
stated that if the city desired a
walk there it should construct it
itself, or pay him something for
the use of the property, in which
case he would lie willing to put
in a walk.
Couneilmen Hallstrom and
Gravett were not sure that the
property in finest inn has been
leased to the city, believing that
it was an adjacent strip running
north and south that the lease
The thoroughfare is a very im
portant one, as it is a passage
way for the shop men and the
children attending Ihe Columbian
school. If it were closed up Ihey
would be at great inconvenience.
The chairman. Councilman
Dwyer, who was in the chair in
the. ansence or me mayor, wno is
In California, suggested that the
- ijuestiiiti he ' laid over 'until the
nueslinn of the lease could be
Couneilmen Hallstrom and
Gravel! were very insistent that
something should be done, as Ihe
place was a mud-hole in bad
weather and should be fixed for
Ihe beneflt of the many shop men
and school children who are
obliged to use it.
It was reported to the council
that the taxes levied and assessed
against Ihe properly in' paving
district No. a" had ben cert i lied to
the county clerk in a lump sum.
As many of the property owners '
desired to nay this lax in five
equal installments, as provided by
statute. City Attorney I md wasifl(.
requested to draw up a resolution :
directing Ihe city clerk to certify
the taxes to the county clerk in
five equal installments. The
resolution was passed.
Michael Whalen sent a com
munication lo the council asking
that the city I sixes which had been
certified to Ihe county treasurer
againls his properly be taken off,
as he did not intend to pay same,
and he would hold the city liable
for nil damages done to his prop-
rrly. This is the walk which got
a . i I .1
the c it v involved in a damage
suit, resulting in a verdict of 8150
ngainsf the fit y. The question
'iis referred to Ihe city attorney
for an opinion.
The council authorized Ihe
grading for a sidewalk in front of
Ihe properly of John Bauer and
Mrs. Mary Spangler.
i , , .it
Complaint was made about the
water pipes on Patterson avenue
Hon. C. S. Wortman Here.
From Tiiendny'11 Pally
The .T hi rii ;i 1 people were most
agreeably surprised this morning
when Hon. S. C. Wortman of
Clairmore, Oklahoma, stepped in
upon us. He came down from the
old home near Ashland, where he
spent the night with his father,
and came in one the Schuyler. Mr.
Wortman is returning from a trip
o Colorado, where be spent
several weeks on account of his
health. Considering everything,
he js looking fairly hen fit ted from
bis trip. His iil reminded us of:
days tone by, when he was n resi
dent and officer-holder in Cass i
County, and while he thinks
Clairmore and Oklahoma are ihe
only places, he yet possesses a
warm spot in his heart for the
Journal and hi friends in Ca
in the Fifth ward being above the
surface. Couneilmen complained
that when cold weather came
these pipes would freeze and
users of water would he cut off.
They stated that the water com
pany had refused to lower the
pipes, claiming that the property
owners who had the street graded
should lower them. The council
passed a motion notifying the
company as to the condition of
Councilman Dovey reported asl
. . . . . . m i t 1 1 1 '
to tne condition oi tne ciay nans
at the public library. He said
that the rains were washing it
badly, and that the soil was being
washed down over the sidewalks,
lie suggested that a committee of
the council and the library should
confer about Ihe matter and see
what is best to do. His sugges
tion was adopted. Dovey, Lush
iusky and Hallstrom were ap
pointed the special committee. -On
motion of Councilman
Dwyer the street commissioner
was ordered to repair the wash
outs on Sixth street at the inter
section of Sixth with Oak and
The question as' to clearing the
brush off nine avenue, the street
leading north from the cemetery,
was brought up by Councilman
Kurtz. There was a question as
to whether the county would as
sist the city in putting this road
in shape, so the question was laid
Half a carload of tiling for
si reel drainage was ordered.
Grading was ordered on Sixth
street between Granite and Mar-j
ble; between Main and Granite on
Fifteenth, and on Granite between
Fourteenth and Fifteenth.
Grading for a permanent walk
was ordered on Pearl between
Third and Fourth.
Grading was ordered on Marble
from Fifth to Lincoln and on
Marble from Rock to Fourth.
A crossing and grading was
ordered on Lincoln at the inter
section of the Third and Fifth
Grading was ordered on Lin
(.ln f.om C!ar., to ,NVO Mocks
south of Cut-off street. '
The following bills were allow-
Tames Williams, hauling
81.50; James Waterman,
fence posts, 82.25; Frank Kauble,
huryinp dog, 25 cents; James
Mrasek. street work, 821.40;
Michael Hild, chairs, 50 cents; II.
Kinneman, nozzlenian, 81.50;
James Rebal. street work, 8.10; A.
McCrary. nozzlenian, 81.50; D. J.
Majors, street work, 81; Mike Mc
Cool, street work. 25; W. B.
Itishal, street sprinkling, 810.25;
Kd Snodgrass. street work, 832.10;
James Wynn. street work, 830. R0;
, w Tuf)fr( nozzlenian, 81.50;
William Ilassler, cleaning and re
The following claims, after be
ing investigated by the claims
committee, were allowed:
If. G. McMaken. concrete work
and crossing on Fourth street be
tween Vine and Locust, 811.09;
I ivenrusKH i.immnw rump
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street lightning for July, 81 2f
Nehraska Lighting company,
The Burlington is repairing the
east spur running southeasterly
from the station. This has long
been used as a track for cars to
he repaired. It was cleared off the
other day and is being put in bet
ter shape. The Burlington has
been doing considerable surveying
i around Ihe curve south of the sta
tion, and from the stakes set out
fine would believe that the com
pany intends to make a fill for an
additional track or switch. The
company has been surveying and
figuring on something there for a
I nmmlo rvf vnp Pnrna of en
gineers have been working there
Mrs. Mary Metzger and daugh
ter. Miss Amelia, of the vicinity of
Cedar Creek, were visitors in the
Shows Four Generations.
II. C. McMaken has shown the
Journal a picture card showing
four generations of his family, all
at work in the cement business.
The picture was taken at the
Catholic church, where the Mc
Maken company was putting in
new cement steps. The tirst
generation was represented by H.
C. McMaken, 72 years old; the
second generation by Joe H. Mc
Maken, 43 years old, and Guy D.
McMaken, 32 years old; the third
generation by H. C. McMaken, Jr.,
and the fourth by Chester W. Bay
lor, aged C years, a great grand
son of II. C. McMaken, sr. All
four generations are at work in
the picture, the 6-year-old Baylor
boy being the water carrier. He
was the biggest-feeling one of the
New Bridge Company Applies to
Court for Hearing to Estab
lish Maximum Rates.
The Plattsinouth Auto and
Wagon Bridge company has ap
plied to the district court for an
order prescribing the maximum
rales to be charged for toll for
crossing the new JMalte river
bridge, which is expected to be
completed by October 15. The
company gives in its petition the
rales which it believes to be
reasonable as follows:
Steam or gasoline traction en
gines are nut lo be allowed to
cross t he bridge.
I lie charge for each person is
lo be 5 cents, whether he is walk
ing, on a bicycle, in a wagon,
buggy or automobile.
The charge for a one-horse
vehicle and driver is fixed at. 20
rents; two horses and driver, 25
cents; four-horse vehicle and
driver, 50 cents: ' '
Horses ami call I.'. V I or driven,
sheep, goats or hogs
driven, 5 cents each.
A charge of 81 each is placed
on husksler, live poultry, patent
medicine, grocery peddlers and
Automobiles with chauffeur will
be 50 cents; thresher, separator,
team and driver, 82.50; corn shel
ter, team and driver, 81.50.
Persons interested who wish to
file objections to Ihe above
schedule are required to do so
before 10 o'clock a. m. October
1011. Judge Travis has set that
date as the time for the hearing.
If after Ihe objections are heard,
if I here arc :inv lie IhinL-s I lie I
schedules are too high he will
Entertains In Honor of Guest.
From TuPRday'g Dally.
Mrs. H. N. Dovey and daugh
ters, Florence, Helen and lone,
very pleasantly entertained a
large company of their lady
friends at a bridge party at their
prelly home on North Fifth street
yesterday afternoon. The prin
cipal amusement was derived
from I his very fascinating game
of cards ami the ladies devoted
most of the afternoon to progres
sive bridge. There were five games
played and each game was enter
ed into with much interest and
enthusiasm. Prizes were award
ed to the ones winning the most
ami least number of games. This
most enjoyable occasion was
given in honor of Miss Eva Heath
of Lincoln, who is visiting at the
Dovey home. Following I lie card
games a dainty luncheon was
served and an hour or so spent in
a social way, interspersed with
music, bolli vocal and instru
mental, brought to a close a most
delightful social affair. Those
who enjoyed the hospitality of
Mrs. Dovey and her datmhtcrs on
this occasion were: Miss F.leanor
Wirt of Council Bluffs, Miss
Martha Bliss of Omaha. Mrs.
Hairy Wilson of Nebraska City,
Miss Mary Wilson of Nebraska
City, Mesdai'ies George Falter,
line P:iMeron, Ccorgf Dovey. W.
J. Slrejuhl. Kale Miner, C. G.
Fricke, Mabel Smith. Misses
Matilda Vallery. Verna and Lillian
Cole, Minnie Gnlliman, Fmina
Falter, Verna Leonard. Barbara
Gering and Jessie Fox.
Subscribe for the Dally Journal.
ED. FITZGERALD LOSES
VALUABLE!! AT DEPOT
Ed's Friends Have Good Laugh
as the Train Runs Over His
From Tuesday's Pally.
I'd Fitzgerald's friends and
many others had a good laugh
this morning at the Burlington
depot, and Kd showed his game
ness by enjoying the fun as much
as the rest of Ihem. No. 0 was
late and reached the depot at
about the same time No. 15 from
the east got there. The operator
gave No. 15 the signal board to
run past the. depot, so that No.
C could unload first and lose no
time, so No. 15 went by the depot
just as if this place were only a
The air current caused by the
train played havoc with women's
skirts and with F.d's hat, as it took
it off his head before he could
stop it and drew it under Ihe cars
before he could say scat. ' Kd
picked up Ihe ruins after the train
had passed and Ihe nice big tan
Dukota stetson was rimless on
one side and was badly cut up
generally. Kd dusted it off, tried
lo straighten it out, and put it on
and said: "I'm as bad as a
brakeman I once heard about. Ho
had worked as a brakeman for
fifteen years and was noted for
bis carefulnes. He had never had
the slightest accident, but one day
he went lo town and was run over
by a milk wagon. If I can't keep
my bat from being run over I
guess I had better stay home."
Hut he went on to Omaha.
Miss Emma Roesner.
From TufRday'i Pally.
The following notice of
dealh of Miss Kiiinia lloesner ap
pear in Hie Mute journal Hi is
Miss Kniiiia lloesner died at 0
a., m. yesterday at the home of
Li brother, Krnesl lloesner, 1115
South Twelfth street, where she
had been residing for some time.
She leaves a fat her, John F.
lloesner, of Burke, S. ). three
brothers and two sisters. They
are: A. Paul lloesner, 1012 K
street; Frnest lloesner, 1115
South Twelfth street; (i. A.
Ilosener, Burke, S. I).; Mrs. Carl
Wagner of Omaha and Mrs. L.
Menzel of Sohland, Germany.
Funeral arrangements havi
(Since Ihe above was put in
type we are informed that the re
mains will arrive in Omaha
over (he Burlington road at
12:07 tomorrow and will he con
vened direct lo l.aurel Mill ceme
lary at South Omaha, where ap-
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The Talmage Picnic
At Talmage last Friday was
held one of Ihe most enjoyable
picnics held in this county in
many a day. A monster crowd was
present and everything was ar
ranged for a good time and Hie
program w as carried out by I lie
committee having things In
charge. The people of Talmage
left nothing undone to entertain
their guests in every way possible
during their slay. In the after
noon Judge II. D. Travis delivered
a very able address, followed by
Superintendent Ned C. Abbott of
Plattsmouth. Both made pleas
ing speeches and the people were
more than delighted with them.
This was followed by a ball game
and other amusements which kept
Ihe people amused until night,
There was a large delegation
present from this city aud they
report having had a fine lime.
Nebraska City News.
Ice In August.
( (Holier vai iel v of weather
continues. Morning a tier morn
ing the temperature drops lo
about 55, and it is a temperature
that is anvlhiug but comfortable
for people dressed in August
garb. From Crcighlnii, N'rb.,
which is in Ihe northwest part of
the stale, a report savs that ice
froze on still water there. That,
is something unusual for Ne
braska weather in August. II,
would be nmre in keeping wilh
usual conditions if the report said
that the hnl winds were burning
up the corn. The forecast is for
fair and warmer weather.
To Be Held Next Sunday aud Proceeds Will Be Used to Pay Ex
penses of Plattsmouth Team to the National Meet at St. Louis
inthe Early part of September.
The Katolicky Sokols of
South Omaha visited the K. Sokols
of Plattsmouth over Sunday. They
came in on No. 2 Saturday even
ing and were guests Saturday
night of Joe Vostrej and Joe F.
Sedlak. They came to make
preparations for Ihe public turn
ing exhibition which is to be given
by the Katolicky Sokols Sunday,
September 3, 1911. at the hall in
Plattsmouth at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon. Everybody is cordially
invited to attend.
There will be about twenty
turners from South Omaha lo as
sist the local boys. They did some
turning Saturday night and Sun
day and Ihe crowd that saw Ihe
work was quite enthusiastic over
it. The drill that is put on is
something worth seeing. There
The Demooratlo Committee Met at
Elmwood Yesterday for
From Wpilnendoy'i Dally.
The democratic county com
mittee met at Klniwood yesterday
afternoon for organization. The
committee came together at 1
o'clock nl Ihe opera house, and
with l. W. Foster of Union as
temporary chairman and Fail
Travis of Plnllsmouth as tem
porary secretary, proceeded to Ihe
election of n chairman.
Dr. J. S. Livingston was re
elected wit In nt I opposition. Karl
Travis was re-elected secretary.
Joseph Zimnierer of Avoca was
The meeting was an enthusias
tic one ami was attended by
praclically all of the committee
men mid by most of the demo
cratic county officials ami can
ilidales. Kelly Fov, A. J. Snyder,
D. 0. Morgan and Karl Travis
from I'lal I snioul h were there.
The committee adjourned to
meet at Louisville on Saturday,
The coiiimil lecmeii at the meet
ing were: Henry Snoke, jr., and
Kd Carr, Kagle; Dietrich Koster
and Kd Moore, Avoca; John Tighe,
Manley; Joseph C. Ziniinerer and
Henry Behrns, Avoca; F. M. Mas
sie, Neliavvka; P. A. Hild, Mynard;
W, II. Seyliert and George P.
Meisinger, Cedar Creek; John
Wunderlich and Mike Kime, Ne
hawka; J. T. Iteynolds and W. B.
Banning, Fnion: William Ossen
kop and Herman Pankonin, Louis
ville; W. II. Hamilton, Murray; A.
F. Nichols, Murray; Mark While
ami William iluinmell, Murray;
George W, Snyder, Mynard; K.
Mainour, Herman Kleilsch and W.
A. hitvis, Weeping Water; J. P.
Falter, P. K. Iluffner, Frank Mr
El my, Theo. Vallery, John Hol
slroin, Patrick Kagan, William
Joe Lihershall, Plalts-
A Painful Accident.
From Wednenday' Dally.
Mrs. William McCuuley met
wilh a very painful accident early
yesterday morning. She had gone
to the woodshed to get some
kindling wood and in coming out
tripped and fell. In trying lo
prevent herself from falling lo
the ground wilh such force, she
threw her left hand out in order
to gel a hold on something. In
doing so her army struck a large
nail and was lacerated so badly
that a physician was called and if
required twenty-five si itches lo
close the wound. The many
friends of Mrs. McCauley trust
that the wound w
and that her arm will soon be all
Secure Marriage License.
liavid Thiingan and Miss Clara
Louise Brauchle, both of Mur
dock, secured a license to marry
today. They will be married at
RE-ELECTED CI I
are sixteen in the class and there
is special music which goes with
The Plattsmouth team is mak
ing extensive preparations for the
exhibition Sunday, and hope for
a large crowd from Plattsmouth,
as a good delegation from Omaha
The proceeds of Ihe exhibition
will go toward defraying the ex-'
penses of sending Ihe team to the
National Turning exhibition of
the K. Sokol to be held at St,
Louis September 8. About six
will go from Plattsinouth.
The delegation from South
Omaha was composed of Rudolph
Ponce, Joe Ponec, Jim Velcek,
Fred Janousek and Albert Slegl.
A dance was given after Ihe turn
ing. Mike Harrington's Work.
The primary returns seem to
indicate that Mr. IIiiim an wis
nominated for railroad commis
sioner on both Ihe democratic and
populist tickets. This was ac
complished in spile of the fact
that Mike Harrington charged that
tin" railroads were backing Mr.
Harinan, and brought forward in
support of his charges some mat
ters Dial gave the appearance of
truth to his allegation. Father
one of Iwo things is true, the
democrats and populists don't
lake much slock in Harrington's
charges or else the railroads did
mass their votes for llurmau
while Hie other voters were divid
ing their support between three
candidates. II, can hardly- bt pre
sumed that the parlies deliberate
ly desire lo nominate a man whom
the railroads want, and it is
eipiiilly difficult to believe I hal Mr.
Fnrse was slaughtered just be
because lie is a close friend of
former Governor Slialleuherger.
Here is a puzzle Ilia! it might be
well lo lake apart and look at be
fore passing the mailer up to the
voters of the stale to settle. Mr.
Harrington's ability a a diagnos
tician of evidence ought to come
in handy in shedding some light
on Ihe proposition.. Those who
desire light will naturally hope
that Mr. Harrington will not wait
long before coming forward with
his views upon Ihe mailer. Lin
Filed and Dismissed.
From Wfdni'Hiliiy'H Dally.
All appeal to Hie district court
was taken from the decision of
the county commissioners by
Waller Olseu yesterday and im
mediately dismised. The tiling of
I lie appeal and its immediate dis
missal was a mere formality to
keep the record straight. Mr.
Olsen recently brought a suit
against the county for 81.000 he
cause of the dealh of bis daugh
ter in an accident on the hiuhwiv
near Union, ami bis wife sued for
81,000 because of injuries sus
tained in the same accident. These
cases will be taken up nl the m-xt
term of the district court here.
John Schiappacasse, Ihe fruit
and confectionery dealer, has
leased the Dwyer building, in
which the News-Herald printing
plant Is located, for a lerm of five
years, and the News-Herald com
pany given notice to vacate im
medialely. As soon as vacated
the room will he remodeled and
placed in shape for the fruit and
confectionery slore and Mr,
Dwyer expects to expend several
hundred dollars in rearranging
Divorced Couple Marry.
I I,'r,,m Tuemlay'i Dally.
divorced couple came 10
Platlsmoutli litis afternoon from
Council Blull's and secured a
license to marry. They were Maria
Hubert Verpoorten and Mary Anna
Verpoorlen. He is 05 years old
and she is 1!). They were divorced
only six months ago. They were
married by Judge Archer.
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