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PLATTSMOUT11, NEBRASKA. Til U USD AY NO V KMliKU 1)0,1911
THE GITV COUNCIL DECIDES 10 CI
II SCI I IIIIER FOR IE BOYS
Mayor Appoints Committee of Five to Raise Necessary Funds for
the Dinner Mayor Authorized to Call Special Session of the
Council to Try and Settle Water Question.
Prom Tuesday's Dally.
When the mayor's gavel fell at
the council chamber last night all
ounciliiHMi answered I lie roll-call
except Mr. Dovey of the First ward
and Mr. Will of the Third. After
reading and approving I he min
utes of the regular and special
meetings last held, a communica
tion from about all of the lire in
surance agents of the cily was
read calling the attention of the
ouncil to the practice of many
ilizons in Hie business district, of
throwing paper, rtihhisli, Irash,
ast-ofl' furniture and other re
fuse in the alleys, some of the ac
cumulation being comhusl ihle,
and frequently the same is hurned
in I lie alleys and at great hazard
to property. The. communication
requested the passage of a suita
ble ordinance for I lie regulation
of the nuisance. The matter was
referred to the city attorney to
lookup Hie ordinances and if
there was none covering Ihe mat
tor an ordinance should he drawn
and submitted lo Ihe council.
Mayor Saltier proposed a
resolution appropriating $50 to
buy a Thanksgiving dinner for
the (ire boys, in recognition of the
obligation of the city for saving
much valuable properly during
the fire of last Friday afternoon.
After the reading of the resolu
tion Mr. Weber of the Second
ward moved its adoption. The
motion was seconded, but before
its passage Mr. Dwyer moved an
amendment. In explaining his
amendment Mr. Dwyer stated that
he heartily agreed with the senti
ment expressed in the resolution,
but lhal there was no authority of
Jaw for such an appropriation;
that there had been no provision
made in the appropriation ordin-'Was not practical lo attempt the
ance when Ihe annual levy had erection of Ihe wall at this time,
been made; that if ?5() could boj l',j,.r t,e head of unfinished
appropriated for Ihis purpose, business, Ihe ordinance vacating a
then $1,00(1 could be appropriated ,inrjon ,,f Ilermi'a street project
or some ouicr purpose. Mr.,j,w j Cass street and accept-
.,' main; .1 mouon iiuiimn:-
ing the mayor to apopint a com- ,
mittee of live to raise sufficient
imius io mi.y a suuame maims-
. 1 A 1 i I i tail 1
Kivmg umner lor ine nre noys.
and lhal Ihe dinner be prepared
and the boys invited lo it. Mr.
Tushinsky of Ihe Fourlh ward
seconded ine mouon. Mr. iou
man, cnairman or the lire and
water committee, slated on Ihe
mouon imu no na.i come to the Hailroatl conipanv at Ihe inter
council chamber expecting to ask ! section of Oak and Pleasant
ine eon iii o inr S'" ion fii.i im
pose spoken or, but he was in
clined to look at the matter and
legality of the appropriation in
the light Mr. Dwyer did, and for
that reason was in favor of Ihe
amendment. Mr. Weber then rose,
and stated that he did not think
there would be Ihe slightest objec
tion from a single taxpayer should
the resolution he had moved the1
adoption of pass. On a roll-call
those supposing the amendment
(if Mr. Dwyer were: Dwyer, Kurtz, j
Hallslrom, Lushinsky, Neuinan!
and Shea; nays, Weber, firavelt
being a member of the fire com
pany, passed. Mayor Saltier
named as (he commillee Dwver.
Lushinsky. Hallslrom, Shea and :
The claims cominilteo reporled
one claim, (hat of J. Bauer &
Son, for 3.20, as o. k.; the claim
of H. C. McMaken & Son for!
?92.10 for pulling down concrete I
walk adjacent lo Mrs. McVickorV
property would he reported on as
soon as she could pass upon it,
and the commillee was given
further lime on this claim.
The finance committee reported !
a large number of small claims,
most of (hem on Ihe fire deparl
alloys and bridges
commillee reported on the paving
in the Third district and on Vine
street, and at Sixth and other
places in the district that the 1
iiavemeiu, as wen as ine curbing,'
had settled, and the clerk was ili -
reeled lo notify Mr. Ford to repair
t " n'L . . . ..
reported (hat the members bad
interviewed Ihe owners of the
water company and asked them t
concede something in (heir pro
posed rales lo Ihe privale con
sumers, hut were unable In alTecl
any sort of agreement. Mr. Neu
ii'au, as chairman of Hie coin
inillee, staled that lie had inform
ed Ihe water company that he
would never vole for a franchise,
lie I lien staled lo Ihe council thai
something should be done; cither j
those who were in favor of grant- 1
ing I lie Irancliise or not, should
decide at once and let the own
ers of Ihe slock in Ihe company
know what to expect, or words lo
Mr. Nouinan then slated lhal
Hie lire company was short of
nozzles ami that much valuable
lime was lost many limes because
of this shorlagle of tools; that on
Main street, where Ihe hydrants
were close, Ihe hose on one cart
could bo broke in Iwo and a second
mizzle put on and a second st roan,
of water with the host' from one
cart could be I brown on a fire if
the other nozzel was available.
Mr. Dwyer then moved the pur
chase of two new nozzles to be
kept at Ihe cenlral hose house.
The mot ion prevailed.
The police cominilteo, composed
of Craved, Lushinsky and Neu
man, reported on Ihe ordinance
prohibiting moving picture shows
on Sunday, the report being lo the
elfect that the committee had
visited the show and found it
moral. The chairman then moved
I hat Ihe ordinance be placed on
the table, which was filed.
The special committee on con
st ruction of a retaining wall at
Ihe public . library reporled that
the season was now so lale I hat it
,,, n (,.,(1 from (l V Harris lo a
,)(. iuI1 ()f lni. pnilHT v abutting
;,, ..vehnno-.. f(11. u.r. vn.ni...i ,..
(iull wnH ,.,,, f(. ,ho f, t ,j
Then on mot ion of Mr. Weber
es were siisncnricd ami he
ordinance placed on its second and
i :,., r,.mlinar bv title .-in. I nn I
Among other ilems of newj
a light was ordered i
erected by the Missouri Pacific
slreels and a permanent walk at
Ihe same place.
The water franchise came up
again under Ihis head, and it was
moved and voted that Ihe mayor
call a special mooting of Ihe coun
cil to consider the. water .fran
chise, nml the owners of Ihe com
pany and managers are lo be in-
:i . i a i. . . . . .
linen ii) no present niui see i
some concessions cannot he made.
On the roll-call on t ho proposi
tion of a special commillee those
voting aye were Weber, Ifoll
slrom, Neumaii, Lushinsky,
firavelt; naves, Dwyer and Kurtz.
Mr. Nemnan I hanked Ihe
slreels, alleys and bridges com-
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"K Iai" "l
The following hills were allow
ed during the session, and the
council then adjourned:
Wilson Reinforced Concrete
Co., enncrele pipe, $8 4; Slate
Journal Co., city warrant books,
25. Fire department Ous Carl
son, Henry Lahoda, William Ma
son, Henry Cioehonour, J. G. Brit
tain, 'j. Lihershall, A. F. Drown,
II S.iu'vm 11 I r.i... n t
1Wunri. ' p ' ,, ' yVnltJth ' v.
Weaver, Frank Lihershall, $1.50
each; S. Ray Smith, 13.50; Frank
Koubeck, f i.50; P. H. Kinneman.
.r0; James Andrews. Kft-
William Memlenhall, 3; R. V.
Toogood, $2; p. A. McCrary, $1.5o!
For street owrk H. 0. McMaken
1133.28; William Mondenlmll'
R. W Clmiinnf ntfnnl '
'J.lO; W. B. Rishel, $21.70; m!
McCool, !?1(5.80; F.d' Snodgrass
I; . ' wynn' ": 1,111
imprison, jin.zo; James Rebal,
?36; F.d Kruger, ft 3.
, . ...
Mayor Satller requested the
council lo keep their seals, as the
board of equalization would be
called in session at once. The
board met and adjourned to meet
at i) p. in. January 8, 19 1 2.
Following is Ihe resolution of
fered by the mayor and the adop
tion of which was moved by Mr.
Weber, tin substitute of Mr.
Dvor being passed instead:
Whereas, The I'lallsmouth lire
department is a volunteer or
ganization, and has rendered
faithful services in Ihe past, and
especially so at the recent tire in
Ibis cily. And that they receive
but meager compensation for
services so rendered; and,
Whereas, Their faithful serv
ices are most highly appreciated
by the people, mayor and cily
council, and as a token of said ap
proval ion, be it
Resolved, Thai Ihe sum of 50
be appropriated from funds and
be paid lo said lire depart menl lo
be expended by Ibis department
for a Thanksgiving dinner.
John P. Sal I lor, Mavor. .
CELEBRATES IliS TWENTY-
E M. P.
Hugh Norton, M. P. Agent, Cele
brates Twenty-fifth Year in
Service of the Company.
From Tuesday's Dalljr
Twenty-live years ago Ihis
morning Hugh Norton entered Ihe
service of Ihe Missouri Pacific
Railway company as telegraph
operator, when hut a very young
man of 21 years. Mr. Norton has
boon in Hit! employ of the com
pany continuously since that date
in the capacity of agent and oper
ator, lie is comparatively a young
man in years yd, 1(5, and not
many men at his ago can boast of
I wenl y-five years' service, for one
Mr. Norton came to IMatts
mouth about Hi roe ami one-half
years ago lo lake charge of Ihe
company business here and also
has charge of Ihe Wolls-Fargo
Express of the cily. His quarter
of a century wit Ii the company
sees him hale and hearly, ami
from every indication ho is good
for another term of years equally
The present position of Mr.
Norton is one of the most im
portant along the western division
of the Missouri Pacific, and dur
ing his slay in Plallsmoulh we
nolo many improvements around
the Missouri Pacific, among which
xvas ,m' opening of Ihe ladies'
wailing room, prior lo which lime
om' one had boon used, all hough
,ml' W0I' ,wo miilt fop Ihe use
,)f Hie ptiblic. Former agents had
taken charge of the ladies' wait
ing room for storage. Mr. Nor
ton has been an incessant worker
for (he interests of Ihe company,
very kind, courteous and accom
modating lo Ihe public in general.
His business relations with the
people of our cily have boon most
satisfactory, and everybody has a
gootl word for Hugh Norton, ami
should he remain another quarter
of a century in the employ of Ihe
Missouri 1'acific Railway company
we hope that this term of years
may he spent in the cily of Plalts
In Honor of Sixteenth Birthday.
The pleasant country home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ocorgc Kall'onberg
er, west 'of this cily, was Ihe scene
of a happy birthday surprise
parly Friday evening, it being the
sixteenth birthday anniversary of
their son, Charles. The large
number of young people had come
to Ihe KalTonbergcr home pre
pared to have a genuine good lime
and after Charles had recovered
from the shock they sure did have
it. They played many games,
which made Ihe time pass in mer
riment and frolic. There was
soiiio delightful music, which
greatly 'added to Ihe evening's
pleasures. Just at the right time
a most delicious two-course
luncheon was served, which all
most thoroughly enjoyed, and af
ter an hour or so spent in other
amusements, the jolly company
departed for their homes, wishing
Charles many more as happy
J,,nn Vnrmlran visited (he ,ne-
tropolis this morning, going on
A WHOPPING CORF
And of Course It Comes From
Iowa, Where They Have Gotten
Into the Habit.
.The following is taken from Ihe
Glcnwood Tribune, which we pub
lish for Ihe benefit of the cham
pion corn-buskers f (lass county:
Some time ago Mori Van lloiilen
was declared the champion corn
shueker, based on the shucking of
ill) bushels and r0 pounds in a
len-hour day in a field between
Sidney ami Hamburg. Last week
he maintained Ihe championship
anil hollered thai record. This
lost was made last Wednesday on
the Charles Hunker farm north of
Arrai.gonieiils for Hie last lest
were n ado because of doubls ex
pressed as lo correclness of bis
former work, ami an offer by S. T.
Campbell of Murray, Neb., lo bet
500 that Van llouten could imt
shuck 210 bushels in 10 hours.
Campbell finally llunkod on the
hot. bul the lesl was made jusl the
same, wiih judges, weighers ami,
a good crowd of spectators. The
corn in the field ran about 50
bushels lo Ihe acre, and Van
Iloulon shucked it fairly clean.
Van llouten's remarkable
shucking foal enlilles him to Ihe
world's championship ami shows
some inferos! ing figures. At 12
o'oloek he had 120 bushels lo his
credit, and 112 bushels at, 2
o'clock. . He hail the Nebraska
man's money won by 5 o'clock,
but worked out the full Ion hours
for good measure.
His total record was 230
bushels and 50 pounds in ten
hours. Calculating 70 pounds lo
Ihe bushel he handled 1(1,150
pounds, or over eight tons of corn
in Ihe alloted lime. This is an
average of 23. bushels and i
pounds per hour, or a total of
1,U5 pounds per hour for everv
inour vvoikoii, Jo lie more exact,
count ing t Of) ears lo the bushel,
I he put inlo Ihe wagon 23,071 ears,
or about Ihreo-quaiiers of an oar
per second for Ion hours.
Program at Becker School.
The following program will be
given at the ltocker school on Ihe
nighl of the box supper, Saturday,
December 2, at 7:30 o'clock:
Dialogue "Tom's Practical
Dialogue "Visitors From
Dialogue "Poor Work Don't
"The Hoys' (inn Drill."
Dialogue "The Professor's
Dialogue "A Backward
Dialogue "Writing a Book.1'
Dialogue "A Terrible Threal."
Dialogue "Bnive Lillle Mary."
Dialogue "The Fnvilal ion."
Dialogue "Some Noted Char
acters." Recital ion.
Dialogue "The Sick Doll."
Dialogue "The Curiosity."
Dialogue "Playing Doclor."
Win In Contest.
The pupils of district No. 11
held their spelling and mental
arithmetic contest recently, in
which Caesar Baumgart won in
Ihe spelling contest ami Floyd
Becker in the mental arithmetic.
These boys will come to Platls
mouth in February ami compete
with the winners from Ihe other
Horses and Mules.
From Monday'! Dally.
Frank Vallery arrived in IMalts
mouth (his morning from his
home at Madrid, Noli., with a car
load of horses and mules, which
will be sold in this locality. Mr.
Vallery says he has some mighty
good animals and they are iroine
J to be sold right.
Henry Kaufman and family of
Fight Mile drove drove In today
to look after some business mat
ters for a short time.
Gus Carlson Injured.
From Tuesday's Dally.
(ins Carlson, an employe of the
Burlington, working on the freight
car repair track, while in the line
of duly yesterday afternoon, had
the misfortune lo drop a draw
bar on his foot. The injury was
a very painful one ami resulted in
a severe bruise. Be went lo the
office of Hie company surgeon and
had his injury dressed and will be
on the disabled list for a lime.
KILLED BY RAILROADS
Nebraska Record as Shown by
Reports to State Railway
A summary of persons injured
and killed by railroads in Ne
braska for the year ending Juno
30, lull, compiled by Ihe state
railway commission, shows that
33 railwav employes, 5 passeng
ers, t postal clerk ami 52 others,
a total of 81 persons, wore killed.
There were injured 720 railway
employes, 120 passengers, 31
postal clerks and oilier employes,
and 1 l(i other persons, a total of
1,02 i persons injured. The aver
ago total number of railway em
ployes was 20,1)73 and the lolal
number of revenue passengers
carried was 1 0, S 17,803.
Of the railway employes killed
17 wore employed by I lie Union
Pacific, 1 by Ihe Rock Island, by
the Noil hwostern, none by the M.
it ()., 8 by Ihe Burlington ami 1 by
Ihe Missouri Pacific. Of Ihe pas
sengers killed, 3 wore killed on Ihe
t'nion- Pacific ami 2 on I In; Mis
souri Pacific. One postal railway
clerk was killed on Ihe Fnion Pa
cific. The lisl of oilier persons
killed is as follows: Union Pa
cific, 13; Rock Island. 1; North
western, (5; M. it ()., 3: Burling
lon, 1(; Missouri Paoififie, 3.
Owing to an error the Burling
lon wreck at Fndiatiola. which oc
curred May 21), is not included in
the summary of the railway coin
mission. As a result of that
wreck 18 persons were killed or
died of injuries and 22 were in
jured. Inspection of the Soil.
Major Creamer, building in
spector for the government, is in
the cily ami has started a force of
men, six in all, to sinking four
shafts outside tin government
building, about six foot from Hie
foundation walls, on Ihe south of
the center of the building, Iwo on
Ihe east and Iwo on Ihe west side.
The holes are souaro anil of suf
ficient size to allow two men lo
wink in each. The intention is lo
dig down as far as Ihe men can
throw the dirt lo the surface, and
bore afterward until solid ground
is found. When interrogated as
to what would be done Inward
slopping the settling of Ihe build
ing, those in charge staled lhal
"we will first ascertain the kind
of dirt we have lower down before
we know just what we will do."
Dance at K. S. Hall.
Sal unlay night the members
of Ihe K. S. gave another of I heir
delightful dances in the K. S. hall.
There was a large attendance ami
a pleasant lime was enjoyed by all
present. A pleasant feature was
the music furnished by Ihe Plaits
mouth orchestra, a new musical
organization which grows in
popularity each lime it is heard.
(I is composed of some of the best
musicians in Ihe cily, and no
doubt will receive frequent calls
for its services during Ihe sea
son. The committee in charge
of the dance were so well pleased
with Ihe success of the ball Sat
urday night lhal, the dance will be
repealed as often as occasion may
Card of Thanks.
To (he lire boys and assistants
I wish to publicly express my
(banks ami most hearly apprecia
tion for Ihe valiant efforts put
forth lo save my properly from
Ihe fire last Friday afternoon.
W. I). Jones!
F. 0. Mayllehl went lo South
Omaha on Ihe afternoon train to
day, where he is to participate in
a banquet given by the Workmen.
Four hundred covers will be laid.
Mr. Mayllehl will respond to a
Society Voted Unanimously to Ap
propriate $50 to the Y. M. C.
A. Work in Plattsmouth.
From Tuesday's lally.
U a special moot ing of the
Knights and Ladies of Security
last nighl, which was largely at
tended by both city and country
membership, a resolution was of
fered and adopted without a dis
senting vole, lo contribute from
Ihe treasury of Platte Council No.
372 the sum oT s?r.O toward Ihe
P 1 1 1 1 I being raised for the Y. M. C.
A. work in Platlsnioiilh. The
mooting was held for the initia
tion and reception of now mem
bers and a class of si was obli
gated, while several who have ap
plications in could not be present.
Con (iillispie and several others of
the young married people wore,
unavoidably absent from this
Refreshments, consisting of
sandwiches, pickles, ooll'eo and
cake, were served by the refresh
ineiil commillee. At. a spirited
guessing contest, in w Inch sixteen
persons wore successful in filling
the blanks on the slips of paper
passed lo Ihem, B. A. McF.lwaiu
was successful in winning the
king prize when Ihe names wore
drawn from a hat by Colonel
Thrasher. The prize was a box of
chocolates, and as il was to be
presented lo a backslidden Knight
just reclaimed, Hun. R. B. Wind
ham was selected lo make the
presentation speech. It was ti
great speech and Hie orator was
interrupted at every word with
band-clapping and prolonged ap
plause, so lhal in trying to over
come Ihe uproar Mr. Windham
was rendered quite hoarse. Not
much of Ihe speech could be heard
above Ihe applause.
During the intermission piano
select ions w ere rendered by
Misses Mina Theirolfaml Francis
Wholan. The regular mooting of
Ihe council occurs next Monday
night. There was a very fine turn
out last night, considering the
bad weal her.
A Woek-End House Party.
From Monday's Pally.
Miss (iraeo Fight enterlained a
number of her High school friends
at her homo near Murray over
Sunday at a week-end house
parly. They attended the box
social near Mvnard, given by Miss
Oliver ami Miss McSwe'cney Sat
urday evening, at which they had
a nmsl delightful lime. Sunday
was devoted lo skating ami other
amusements, insuring the guests
a good lime. Another feature of
Ihis entertainment was the mid
night walk, which they indulged in
on Sunday night, 'They returned
lo their homes in this city this
morning, reporting Miss Fight a
splendid onlerlainor, Those who
enjoyed Miss Fight's hospitality
on Ihis occasion were: Misses
Pauline Buttery, Amanda Saltier,
Kale York and Fsther Fight.
Ball at Coates' Hall.
One of (he finest crowds which
has greeted Ihe Dancing Trio at
Iheir popular dances this season
was present lo participate in the
ball given last Saturday night. A
most enjoyable lime was had, the
floor was smooth as glass, and tin
music .furnished by Ihe popular
Woodman orcheslra was, as
usual, most excellent. A large
number from out of (own were in
al tendance, many from Murray,
Cilenwood ami the vicinity of My
nanl. Both socially ami financial
ly Ihe function of Saturday even
ing eclipsed any yel given by (he
Party Saturday Night.
About forty of the gayest of
Platlsinouth's gay young people
assembled at (he home of Mrs. F.
V.. Pierson Saturday night and as
sisted her son, Harry, in spending
a very pleasant evening. Games,
music and a guessing contest, in
addition to a few words of con
versation, enlivened the occasion.
At n very lale hour the happy
throng dispersed, having enjoyed
a most delightful lime.
M. Fanger, the department
store proprietor, arrived from
Missouri Valley yesterday evening
and will look after business mat
ters in IMatlsnioulh for a lime.
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