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PLATTSMOUTI1, NEBRASKA, TliUHSDAV NO V EMU E 15 15,1911
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Petition From Ninety-six Citizens
Twenty Year Water Franchise
With City Clerk Ask Time
From Tuesday's Dally.
Two members of the council
were absent when the gavel of
Mayor Saltier fell last evening,
namely, Mr. Dovey of the First
ward, who is in New York, and
Mr. Will of the Third ward, who
is out of the city.
After roll-call and the reading
and approval of the minutes of
the previous session, a petition
from Lena and John Reulin, ask
ing the city to construct a per
manent walk on the east line of
their property, lot 1, in block 21,
and charge the same to their
property, one-tenth to be paid
each year. It appearing to the
council that permanent walks had
been constructed for several
Mocks north of this place and
that by building this walk the
residents for a long distance
would have concrete walks to the
poslolllce, the petition was grant
ed on a roll-call, all councilmen
present being favorable to the
Under the head of communica
tions, the petition of James Rob
ertson and ninety-five others,
asking the council to grant a
twenty-year franchise to the
Plattsmouth Water company, on
the basis proposed by Mr. West,
was read, and on motion of Mr.
Dwyer, was placed on file for the
convenience of the council. The
mayor suggested that any mem
ber who desired to see who had
signed the petition could do so by
calling on the clerk. Following'
this action a communication from
Mr. West of Portland, Maine, was
read. The letter reviewed the
history of the management of the
company and slated that on ac
count of bad management the
company had been forced into the
hands of a receiver several years
ago, and that the present owner
expected to put it on its feet, but
to do so the rates for users .could
not be changed materially from
his proposition, viz.: $40 per
year for hydrants instead of $45,
as now, and had been the rate, and
for family use for a six room
house a flat rate of $6 per yetr,
with no charge for additional
faucets. On motion of Mr. Dwyer
that Mr. West's communication
be referred to a special com
mittee, it was referred to the fire
and water committee composed of
Councilmen Neuman, Dovey and
. The finance committee then re
ported for allowance forty-three
bills, with two bills, one for $3.20
and one for $97.3(5, referred to
the claims committee. The bills
given below were allowed.
City Clerk B. G. Wurl report ed
occupation tax collected and other
sources of income, less a $1 com
mission for sale of cemetery lot,
to be $58.50.
The treasurer's report was then
called for and showed amounts
paid out during the month of
October and balances on hand as
Fund Paid Out Balance
Building $ 79.84
General $ 359.85 255.03
Road 855.81 1,116.91
Fire Dept. ... 1.50 133.02
Library 31.60 173.38
Park 10.00 7.26
Police 19.03 4.14
Rental 900.00 568.99
Lighting .... 126.75 297.68
Cemetery . ... 22.40 . 38.10
Business Tax 63.85 361.63
Gen. School.. 353.24 127.53
School'.... 2,355.00 1,009.22
No. 3 475.55
Balance in treasury. .$7,702.38
Indicates fund is overdrawn.
The police judge reported a
total of $54.55 collected in fines
The claims committee reported
favorably on the claim of. Fred
Patterson for $26 and of D. B.
Asking for the Granting of a
to Geo. F. West Placed on File
on Picture Show Ordinance
Ebersol for $7. 40. The opinion of
the city attorney on the claim of
H. M. Soennichsen for $44.40 was
read, and in subslance advised
that the claim, with the possible
exception of strawberries and
chop feed fir the cow, was a valid
claim and the same was allowed
by a vote of the council.
The police committee asked for
further time on a report concern
ing an ordinance for the prohibi
tion of moving picture shows on
The special committee on let
ting the contract for erecting a
retaining wall at. the public library
reported that the committee bad
looked over the ground and had
decided that a wall costing less
than the specifications called for
could be built and would be more
feasible than as advertised. Mr.
Tushinsky advised the council
that the committee had been in
formed that a concrete block wall
placed on a brick foundation
would be the best and cheapest
wall that could be creeled. Mr.
Dwyer nnd Mr. Weber advocated
a concrete foundation.
A motion was made that the
work be done under the super
vision of the library committee,
the committee to use its judg
ment as to the best kind of wall
to build. Mr. Dwyer offered an
amendment that the wall be
placed on a concrete foundation.
The roll was called, and those
favoring the amendment were
Dwyer and Weber; those opposed
were Kurtz, Ilallstrom, Neuman,
Tushinsky, Gravott and Shea.
The motion was then voted upon
to allow the library committee to
superintend the work, which car
ried, Messrs. Dwyer and Weber
voting in the negative.
Under the head of new business
Mr. Kurtz of the Second ward
asked that some work be done on
South Maiden Lane, which was
Mr. Ilallstrom of the Third ward
asked that sidewalks on South
Sixth street be ordered fixed be
fore cold weather, and that some
repairs be done in the street at
the west end of Main street, op
posite the Kanka property.
Mr. Neuman of the Fourth ward
spoke of the defective places in
the pavement which should be
looked after before the guaranty
expired, which the councilman
thought was soon. This matter
was referred to the chairman of
the streets, alleys and bridges
committee to bring about.
Mr. Shea of the Fifth ward
asked for a crossing at Cutoff
street and the avenue and a
crossing on Gold and Eighth
streets should be placed in posi
tion. The mayor then called the
council's altention to the meeting
in Omaha of the Municipal League
association, which occurs on No-
vember 15, 16 and 17, and to
which the city is invited to send
three delegates. On a motion
three delegates were appointed,
being Dwyer, Neuman and
The council then adjourned,
after allowance of the bills fol
lowing, to meet at once in a
special session as a board of
equalization for the purpose of
adjusting assessments of prop
erty for permanent sidewalks, the
same having been advertised as
required by ordinance and statute.
Some little discusisnn arose as to
getting the proper valuations
against the different parcels of
real estate without the assistance
of a surveyor, and the committee
was not ready to mako the assess
ment on the information at hand.
On motion of Mr. Dwyer the board
of equalization adjourned to meet
November 27 at 9 o'clock p. m.
Frank Kaiible for burying dog,
25 cents; Bert Thomas, special
police, $2; II. C. McMaken & Son,
crossing $24; R. A. Bates, print
ing, $59.20; II. C. McMaken A
Son, crossings, $93.66; William
Mendenhall, special police, $2;
John Fitzpatriek, salary, $10; Ben
Raney, salary, $65; H. C. McMaken
& Son, road work, $6; II. C. Mc
Maken & Son, crossings, $100.80;
A. L. Jones, road work, $18.40; M.
McCool, road work, $31.80; Ed
Snodgrass, road work, $62; J. Re
bal, salary, $5i; P. Harrison, road
work, $34.80; William Menden
hall, road work, $33.80; Karl
Goolsby, road work, $26; James
Wynn, road work, $62; Nebraska
Lighting company, $125; Ne
braska Lighting company, 35
cents; Cass county, boarding
prisoners, $17.40; C. W. Baylor
& Co., coal, $8.35; Albert Schat-
tler, special police, $2; Claus !
Speck, special police, $2; Phil
Kinneman, fire department, $1.50;
Plattsmouth Telephone company,
$1.50; Nebraska Lighting com
pany, $2.50; Wilson Reinforced
Concrete company, $104; R. W.
Clement, freight, $9.10; D. B.
Ebersole, repairs on machinery,
$11; H. M. Soennichsen, sundries,
45 cents; Henry Trout, salary,
T0; M. Archer, salary, $30; R. W.
Toogood, tire department, $1.50;
James Donnelly, library, $2.25;
library expense, $2.95; O. Jones,
salary .25; B. J. Wurl, expense
for stamps, etc., $2; James Don
nelly, library, $1.50; W. B. Rishel,
street work, r)8.8n; Nebraska
Lighting company, $1.50.
FIRST OVER IHE
Omaha Men First to Cross New
Bridge Over the Platte
The Omaha Bee, in its Sunday
edition, says: "The new Duff
Pollock wagon and motor bridge
near Plattsmouth was crossed for
the first time at 11 :10 o'clock yes
terday morning by Richard!
Stewart and F. B. Jacquith of
Omaha, riding in a new six-cylinder
automobile. The aulo
mobilisls then drove into Platts
mouth, where, with President Pol
lock of the Plattsmouth Com
mercial club, they made arrange
ments for a celebration of the
opening of the new bridge. This
celebration will be held in Platts
mouth Wednesday and attended'
by delegates from every city along
the new Omaha-Plattsmouth-Kansas
City automobile route. D.
E. Walkins will be the principal
speaker at the meeting, at which
an association will be formed
whose purpose will bo to improve
the roads in "Cass county and the
Omaha-Kansas City road."
William Albee Improves.
William P. Alhee , a former
Plattsmouth citizen, who had the
misfortune some time ago, while
switching at Alliance, to have
both hands taken off under the
car wheels, is still at the hos
pital, but slowly improving. No
details of the dreadful accident
were obtainable at the time, ex
cept that he was bumped off of
the car and fell beneath the
wheels. He has a wife and two
small children; his father and
mother reside at Glenwood, Iowa.
About three years ago Mr. Albee
was married to Miss Barwick of
this city, at which lime he was a
brakeman on a Burlington freight,
but was afterward transferred to
Alliance, where he has resided
since. He is a fine young man
and has a large circle of friends
here and at Glenwood, who learn
ed with sorrow the misfortune
which has befallen Mr. Albee.
Frank Maxwell Returns.
Prom Monday' Dally.
Frank Maxwell, the Burlington
fireman who was knocked sense
less in his cab a few weeks ago
and since has been confined in a
hospital at Fremont, returned to
Plattsmouth yesterday. He does
not expect to be able to resume
his duties as fireman on the Sioux
City run before the first of De
cember. He does not yet know
how the accident happened which
came nearly ending his life, but
remembers that he was shoveling
coal and climbed up to his place
In the cab and looked out when he
received the blow, rendering him
Mrs. William Weber left for
Omaha this afternoon, where she
will visit her daughters, Mrs.
StefTen and Mrs. F. A. Schiele, for
a few days.
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At a Result of the Election of Gus
Hyers as Sheriff of Lan
Anyone wanting a cord of wood
sawed free of cost will confer a
great favor upon calling Gus
Hyers. This is no josh, its the
real dope and is the aftermath of
a foolish election bet made under
the most disheartening influenco
of political enthusiasm. The
parties interested in the case are:
Gus j Hyers, sheriff-elect of Lan
caster county; L. A. Simmons, de
feated candidate for sheriff; Louis
Faulhaber, the newspapers and
the curious commonwealth.
The day before election Hyers
and Faulhaber entered into a dis
cussion as to the results of the
following day. Hyers predicted'
his election by a big majority.
Faulhaber asserted that Hyers
would be low man on the ticket,
and for a while it looked as
though there micrht be something
more interesting than a lively dis
cussion or even a bet. Friends,
however interposed and Faulhaber
made a proposition to the repub
lican candidate. He said if you
are jelected I will saw a cord of
wood on the poslotl'ce square, and
if Simmons is elected you are to
saw the wood, livers agreed and
each man placed $'0 in the hands
of one of the reporters as a for
feiture should eillier fail to carry
out his end of the contract. The
ncrreement cnlled for the work to
be dune bv December 1.
Faulhaber said Thursday that
he wnslrcadv and willing to per
form his task, and it is now up to
the newspaper men to secure the
wood nnd to set the date. As the
bet, attracted some attention
nround the nolil ienl headquarters,
it is verv likelv that a large rep
rejJ1tjon of those interested
will appear on the scene when
Fanlhaher betrins his work.' The
date will prohaMv be. named this
week. Lincoln Star.
RANCH FOB $34,500
Purchases a Residence Property
In Long Beach, Where He
The following is taken from the
Long Beach (Cal.) Daily Tele
gram of November 8:
Former Senator Thomas of Ne
braska, who has been a resident
of Long Beach, has disposed of
his property in Tulare county to
O. W. Weidlcr of Los Angeles
and O. J. Reese and Emery Albert
son of Whittier. The property
consists of 548 Vj acres of im
proved ranch land. Included in
the sale was Senator Thomas' fine
stock of blooded cattle and horses
which he brought with him when
he camo lo California. The pur
chase price is said to be $.14,500.
Senator and Mrs. Thomas have
purchased a line home at 835 Elm
avenue, paying $7,000 for the
dwelling. They will make their
permanent home here, having
been attracted by the prospects of
future growth of the city and be
lieving that (he opening of the
Panama canal will mark an epoch
in the history of the city. Senator
Thomas is gradually disposing of
his Colorado and Nebraska hold
ings and is placing the money in
Long Beach investments, so con
vinced is he of the future of this
Mrs. H. T. Batton 8lok.
Mrs. II. T. Batton, who has
been suffering from an attack of
malaria, for some lime, does not
improve as her friends hoped thut
she would. Mrs. Batton accom
panied her husband on his vaca
tion trip to West Virginia soma
three weeks ago, but took sick be
fore they arrived at Iheir destina
tion and spent the time with two
of her' sisters at Walker station,
while Mr. Batton vfsited his father
and stepmother at West Union.
Mr. Batton ' came home sooner
than' he had intended on account
of Mrs. Batton's health.
Saw IHE WOOD
Mortality Among the Mallards.
Streight & Barker, the strong
est (Inn of Cass county hunters
known to exist during the present
century, were on the river again
yesterday with their artillery, and
to hear the story related by the
senior member of the firm there
was a high rate of mortality
among the water fowl for a brief
period. Twenty-three Mallards
and one goose bit the icy water of
the Old Muddy, the goose lodging
in the mush ice and the dog re
fusing lo bring it in. During the
short time the hunters were on
the river not a fish could be seen
in ihe air, and the parties to
whom they had promised catfish
for supper were disappointed.
This will probably wind up the
hunting season for this firm.
BIG SALE OF FULL
Store of M. Fanger Filled With
Many Bargains for the Shrewd
and Careful Buyers.
Elsewhere in this issue of the
Journal will be found another
large advertisement for the Big
Challenge Sale of Fall and Win
ter Goods now going on at the
M. Fanger Department Store. Mr.
V. Zueker, as manager of this pop
ular Cass county trailing center,
is sure exerting every effort to
supply the people of this county
with the best goods in his varied
line at the most moderate prices.
The goods and prices speak for
themselves, and no slock ever
curried in Cass county displayed
greater buying ability than the
one that will be found in this
store. Every article is new and
seasonable, bought from the large
trading centers on the lowest pos
sible margins and are being sold
accordingly. Mr. Zueker is de
serving of success in this big sale,
as he challenges the si longest
competition to produce the same
duality goods at a lower vprice.
The sale opened last Friday and
the goods are moving very rapid
lv, and even though Ihe weather
last Saturday was very unfavor
able, he was favored with a large
business, and the present week
slarls out in a like manner. All
Mr. Zucker asks is a comparison
of the goods with those sold in
other places, and he guarantees
to duplicate and go all competit
ors one better on the price.
Funeral of Joseph Sans.
From Monday's Dally.
Notwithstanding the stormy
weather of the past forty-eight
hours, the funeral of Joseph Sans,
the Cass county pioneer, who
died at his homo near Murray
Thursday, was quite largely at
tended yesterday. The services
occurred at 11 o'clock frorn his
late residence and were conducted
by Rev. W. A. Taylor of Union.
The music consisted of hymns
rendered by a choir of Murray
singers and were songs familiar
to the deceased and favorites of
his while in life. The pall-bearers
were the four sons of Ihe de
ceased and his two sons-in-law,
namelv, Joseph V Charles, John
and Waller Sans and Ted Bar
rows and Charles Garrison. In
terment was made in Ihe Horning
63 Years Old Today.
From Tuesday's Dally.
James Seivers, the jolly night
watch of the Burlington shops,
was more than usually hilarious
Ibis morning and had time to stop
on his way home and give venl to
his joyous mood by singing one of
those elegant songs of which
Uncle Jim has a great number.
He is no slouch when it comes to
singing and can do any sort of a
stunt of this kind to perfection.
The occasion of his mirthfulness
this morning, ho staled, was the
anniversary of his birth, this be
ing the sixty-third recurrence of
the Important event. About thirty
of these years Uncle Jim has
spent in Plattsmouth. He is a
good story-teller, and If you think
you can boat him telling a yarn
just try it some day.
Mrs. John Fassbender, who has
been in a hospital at Kansas City
for several weeks, was able to
come homo yesterday, and (he In
dications are that she will soon
be restored to health. Nebraska
m WINTER GOODS
WILL BE MEN 10
THE INEBRIATE ftSYLUM
Joe Davis, an Old Man, Asks to Be.
Sent Where He Cannot
From Tuesday's Daily.
One of the unique incidents liv
Cass county's inebriate circles
occurred yesterday when Joo
Davis of Louisville dropped in on
Judge Beeson and requested his
honor to find a man who would?
tile a complaint against Joe Davis,
before the insanity board, charg
ing him with being an inebriate,
a fit persons to be restrained at
the inebriate asylum at Lincoln.
The judge ascertained something?
of Ihe old man's history from him,
and then acocmpanied the can
didate for the asylum to the coun
ty attorney's office. A proper com
plaint was drawn and lodged with
the insanity board, and a warrant
placed in the hands of J. R. Den
son, constable, who had no dif
ficulty in making the arrest.
A hearing was granted th
prisoner and Dr. Brendel was
notified and came to Plattsmouth
at. once. On the hearing it de
veloped that, the inebriate was
born at Antipeton, Maryland,
something over sixty-four years
ago. Tlmt at the age of 31 he had
developed an appetite for "booze"
shocking lo behold, and had taken
treatment for the habit thirty
years am at Dwighl, III., and had
Hie habit broken up at that, time,
but it had gotten hold of hint
again and that it, was on the in
crease. , He informed the board
that he wanted to go to n place
where he could not get liquor.
An order was made restraining
him at Ihe Lincoln asylum ami
he is now resting in the Hotel do
Manspeaker until such date as
the sheriff shall find time, to
transport him to his permanent
quarters at Lincoln.
Settled In New Location.
John Sehiappacasse, the popular
fruit and confectionary merchant,
has gotten nicely located in his
new quarters in Ihe Dwyer build
ing on the north side of Main, bo
Iween Fourth and Fifth streets.
The room is large and airy, neatly
carpeted with linoleoum, and
presents an inviting appearanco.
Mr. Sehiappacasse will havo
plenty of room in his new quar
ters to handle his large and grow
ing business. The prisem glass
above the doors and windows
throws a fine light to the rear of
the room, nnd his new apartments
are modern in every way and con
venient for his customers. Drop
in and see the new arrangements.
Heating Plants In Iowa.
John Hall returned from Silver
City, Iowa, Saturday evening, at
which point ho has been putting
a new heating plant in tho flno
farm home of W. L. Wilkins, one
of the prosperous farmers resid
ing north of Silver City. Mr. Hall
could not be working in a belter
community or among belter peo
ple than he found at Silver City.
The Journal mnn knows where
of he speaks, for ten years of hi
life was spent among them. Mr.
Hall tells us that he has con
siderable more of the same line of
work to do in that locality.
Joe Wiles Injured.
From Tuenday'a Dally.
Joe Wiles, residing in the pro
rind, had a close call for his lifui
last Sunday while (it his barn. Ond
of Ihe men was operating the lit
ter carrier when one of the wire
broke, allowing the heavy iron
carrier to rebound, striking Mr.
Wiles between the eyes, knocking
him down and bruising his nose
badly. Had the carrier been far
ther away and had it had a longe
sweep befores triking him there is
little doubt but the blow would
hnvep roven fatal.
Narrow Escape From Fire.
Union came very near bnving
another fire last Saturday. Alonjr
in tho afternoon while the windl
was blowing a galo from the
northwest, an alarin of fire wa
given from the dwelling of ncego
Delaney. Tho citizens responded,
promptly and1 the ''fire was soon
under control. There was small
damago to the dwelling. Had tho
fire gained headway It would
swept about one-fourth of tfie
business portion of" (he town, as
J well as several dwellings. j
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