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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1912.
K H A A .
HE CITY BUHL PUTS IN VERY
BUSY III si S S 901 liS
Colorado City, Colorado, Fire Department Has Fine Fire Team
That ft OffW. for $403-Mjih Discmsion Over Transferinfir !
City Funds From First National
From Tue.silny's Puily.
All councilineii were present
last night at I he call of the roll,
and after the reading and ap
proval of I hi; minutes of the
previous meeting: communications
were taken up and read. A letter
from the chief of I. ho lire depart-
meal, of Colorado City, Colo., to
Councilman Lushinsky was read
relative to a fine lire learn which
the city in Colorado had to sell.
The team was represented as 7
years old, well broke for the
business and were offered lo the
City of Plallsiuoulh for $100. The
communication was placed on file,
to be taken up when the city had
A communication from W. I).
Jones asking the council to grant
dim permit to repair and rebuild
the barn destroyed by fire during
last November and agreeing to
cover the outside of the building
with galvanized iron was read.
After some discussion the permit
was granted over the protest of
A list of the ofl'oers of the fire
department elected at a recent
meeting: to hold during the year
1912, the same as that printed in ! s I dinar should bo done at once.
the Journal immediately after the! Ho was opposed to anv frano'uso
election, was read, and on motion himself, but ho thouehl that
of Councilman Neuman, chairman those on the boio'd who were in
of the lire and water commit too, favor of one should hustle around
the ollicers as elected were con-j ami do business,
firmed, (lie motion for eonlirma- A report of the liuhl committee
lion being seconded by Council- j v as ""ado in writ ins: rceo'umend
rnan Shea. jmr I ' 1 n I the ni"'il police lake an
A report of the finance com-j jnvenlorv of I li lamps everv
miltee on llio. audit f I lie. books ,.j .lit and fake this in wrjibv-r In
of the city clerk ami city troas- the cliief of police, indioatinar the
urer, I'mlinor all correct, was read. I Ijirdls which were iml on to con-
and sitrned bv Councilmon Dovey,
Weber and Dwyer.
Chief Haim-v reported sixteen
arrests during December.
Clerk Wurl reporled $(5 col
lected from occupation taxes. The
Standard Oil company had been
noliPed concerniim their lax sev
eral limes, but had not responded.
The mailer was referred to the
cilv al torney to draw a resolution
for the council to' proceed lo cnl-
locl the occupation lax from the , men Weber and Dwyer. a maior
Sfandard Oil company, bv suit or itv of the linance commil lee, slal
olherwise. City Allorney Tidd be- im-r in substance Ihal the former
inur present immediately drew a
resolution and I ho same was pre
sented bv Councilman Dwyer and
adopted by U10 council.
The city treasurer's report was
then read and referred lo the
finance committee. The report
showed funds paid out and bal
ances as follows:
Building . .
Library . . .
Lighting . .
Interest . . .
Dog.. . .'. . .
Sinking . . .
School . .
No. 3 Reg
Paid. . on Hand.
3D3.D0 $ 88i.8f)
2, 105. JO
2 (i 1.5(5
2, 881). 71
Loss Overdraft ......
Balance on hand.. . $12,353.20
A report from the streets, al
leys and bridges commil tee, sin
ed by Coiincilinen Weber, Shea
ami Will, showing condition of
paving in District No. 3 in good
shape, recommending release to
M. Ford of I ho balance of 10 per
cent of his contract, whic)i bad
been retained for guaranly of
vork, with interest al 5 per cent,
as contract reipiired. The re
port was approved by I he coun
cil and I he warrant for sl,0un or
more directed to bo issued in
favor of M. Ford.
A report of (he street eominis-
to Plattsmoulh Stite Bank
sinner of tools and implements
belonging lo the city was read
and placed on tile.
,Mr. Ncuman of the tin; and
Water committee reported that an
electric light had been placed at
the central hose house, and the
jjrnt company would furnish the
current iree 01 cnarue. a similar,
request lo the telephone com-
panv h,'d been met with the state- K,,pp & Barllelt. election sup-i fo1' a I""- lime; the music was property of the Hell in Cairo,
ment thai the railway commis- pj,.Si ?). ',0; n. Bavlor. coal furnished by the M. YV. A. or-' York, Adams, Cass, Otoe, Nuck
sion would not allow anv free and a1n h. $15; F. M. Richey, ' Hioslra and consisted of some of oils, Pawnee, Richardson, John
telephones, nor any deviation lumber and films, 9228.30; Ne-'11"' best selections this popular son, Nemaha. Lancaster, Sannd-
froni the mercantile schedule of
per monlli. I tu
01. led lo nave llio. cilv at torney ,
communicate wild (lie commis- j
sion and ascertain if a 'phono j
could not po had lor tlie resi
Mr. Neuman also sucrcrosled
Hint a 1 i 12 1 1 1 should bo placed in
position to Irrhl (do viaduct un
der the Burlim-Mon bridse. The
mailer was so vol oil by I do
Mr. Neuman a No reminded the
council that something should be
done about the water franchise;
that but three moulds vol, re
mained of the obi franchise and
Ir.ict. and Hint
made no from 1 I
I lie ni'-'-lil police,
oil vonld have
Ibe chief (Mo a
with the council
ie dn iv cuoi'l s of
so thai the eimn-
so"o (lif'mitc in-
formnlioti lon the I i came
for paviiv for li"bt. and that the
company bo nnid onlv for lights
actually furnished. The mailer
was approved bv the council.
I'mler the head of new business
a resolution signed bv Council-
clerk had failed to make a record
of I lie resolution of the council
conslitutinur Ihe First National
bank of this city a depository of
the city funds, in substance as
follows: "Resolved that such
resolution bo now entered on the
record and that such bank be
continued as Ihe cilv depository
until llio end of the present quar
ter." Remarks were made by dif
ferent members of tlie council.
Cilv Treasurer F'ricke was
present and llio mayor called on
him for a statement. Mr. Fricke
informed the council Ihal he was
now connected wild Ihe Plalls
niouth Stale bank and desired lo
have the city funds under his own
control and deposited in this
bank. He also staled that Ibo
Slate bank would pax Ihe same
rale of interest which lud been
paid bv the Firs I Nat ional.
Mr. Kurtz spokojui the resolu
tion lo Ibo effect that Mr. Fricke
was the treasurer and responsi
ble for the money and should bo
allowed to place u whore he
(Mioso. Mr. Dwver objected to
this, saving Ihal il was a part of
the consideration of the payment
of 2 per cent on the daily balances
bv Ihe First National bank Ihal
Ihe bank should be the deposilory
of (he cilv for Ihe full year.
The roll was called on the
resolution, and those voting aye
were Dwyer, Dovey, Will, Lush
insky and Shea; I hose voting nay
were Weber, Kurt, and Oravilt;
llalNtroiu and N'euman passed
wilhoiil vol inur.
Before ad inurnment the
ing bilN were allowed:
Bales, printing, s 11.75
Filpatrirk, salary nivhl
I0; F. Neuman for assisting
slate lire warden, S1.80; W
Rishel, road work. $1.70; Henry
Lnhoda. R. W. Toogood, P. II.
Kinneiuoii, R. Ilenrv, nozlenioii
al (ireen lire, each l.50; Will
i company, hvtlranl rental for
year, .WOO; Chief Manners, as-I
sisling stale tire warden, $1.8(1;'
("lass county, hoarding city
prisoners, $0.30; library expense,
$2.20; Olive Jones, salary for Do-
com her. S .1 : ' a snion 111 e o-
pi,,,,,,, company l.r0; M. Archer,
salary for December, $30; Ne-
brnska Li'-Mit company, light for
cilv council, :t.r cents; P. Harri
son, road work, St; Nebraska
Light eompanv, liiihl at library,
)0; Nebraska Light company,
litrliling si reels, .'ll' 5; Nebraska
Light company, $1.40; Weyrieh
lladraba, supplies lo night
nnlioe ,lrr Hen Ilninov tnlnrv.
PC. 5; Henrv Trout, salarv, sR50;
James Donnelly, library fund,
S . r 0 .
T1( following claims were re-
f,.,T,,(i n il0 claims committee:
1,,-aska Light company, 2.r0; fl. '
j( j.'ni.i,,y) agent, rent for council
,., f(. f(Mlr ,non1Si jsof)
Connoil tden adiourned.
Frank E. Schhter Rstires From
omce With Credit to Hirr.sMf
and His Friends.
F.x-County Treasurer F. E.
Sehlaler last week completed bis
report covering the numerous
funds required lo be kept in the
treasurer's ofllce and extending
over a period of six months, and
the result is very gratifying to
Mr. Sehlaler, as well as the lax
pa' ers of I he county.
The rnonov on band in all of
I lie funds, amounting lo .'J0,
302.7 1, was accounted for lo I lie
board of county commissioner-;
and turned over to Ins successor
in the presence of the board last
Thursday morning. The county
is cb ar of id hi. with a balance on
hand, as above slated, and a
further gratifying feature of I lie
report is that not a precinct, in
the couny has one cent of indebt
edness. The ofllce has more than
paid its salaries and clerk hire
and Mr. Sehlaler turned over ex
cess fees for Ihe year of 1011, the
handsome amount oT ? 1,221 .02,
and for I his splendid show ing Mr.
Sehlaler is entitled lo the com
mendation and appreciation of his
The principal funds from which
the balance is made up are: The
stale general fund, $0,707.01;
university. ?1,308.10; county gen
eral fund. 0,151.30; county
road. 10,323.77; dislrict, road.
t 1.010.85; dislrict school, $35,
007.51; district school bond, $1,
075.40; teachers' school, .0,
881.00; Cilv of Plallsmoulh, $3,
800.83; Cilv of Weepinur Water,
s 1. 012. 13; permanent road, 1,
The amount Mr. Sehlaler will
turn over to the state treasurer
for Ihe year of 1011 is $12,-
1L70. This is a handsome
showing for the county, and Mr.
Sehlaler has denionsl rated Ihal
I'm voters of the counlv made 110
mistake when limy elecled dim to
Ihe important position of county
treasurer. Mr. Schlalor's train
ing previous to taking the olllce
was of a nature to peculiarity
adapt him lo Ihe needs of Ihe
olVeo. And iml content with hav
iuir Ihe work done entirely by as
sistants, he looked after the de
tails of llio olllce and had every
department of it thoroughly in
hand. The olllce has been con
duelid under Mr. Schlalor's ad
ministration with one less clerk
than formerly, enabling him lo
save a greater surplus of foes lo
be turned into the county each
Hero is one of the ihs qualified
in the stale for Ihe posit ion
ot staii ireasurer, and ins manv
friends should push him for Ibis
important ollee. Bo is compet
cnl and reliable and a llrsl-rlass
man in every respect,
L. F. Banniek, who has been
visiliiiir the Hans Seivers' homo
for some lime, departed for his
homo at Coleridge Ibis morning,
M a sun. nozzlomaii ami ilry in
huso, 3; Plattsnioulh Wale
B:G EVENT AT THE T. J.
S0IOL HI1L ItSI SIMDM
The Annual Grand Ball at T. J.
Sokol HbII Saturday Night a
The annual grand hall given by
the Z. C. B. J. at the T. J. Sokol
hall last Saturday night was a
big success, socially and finanei
allj. The dance was preceded by
a one-act play, in which the act-
"ig was done by local talent, and
''very pari was well played. The
I't'i'fornianro evoked much ap-
indicating that the audi
ence apprcciah d the ellorts of the
home folks to put up a good
I The dance after (lie play was
One of the best given in the hall
0110 of the best given in the hall
organizal ion can produce. Lunch
w served up-stairs and a gen-
oral jolly good time eniovod bv
all present. The ball is given
annually bv the society named
above, and has come lo be one of
Ihe events of the winter, looked
forward to wild a great deal of
anticipation, and Ihe members of
the social set and their friends
(urn out lo enjoy
lion of Ibo year.
llio social func-
Lcst His Wedding Clothes.
J. II. Sneed of Putnam, Okla.,
while on his way lo Sioux City,
Iowa, lo git married, met with a
peculiar experience when he
reached this city Sunday evening.
W hile Mr. Sneed was silling in a
smoker a Plallsmoulh young
lad.'i's young man picked up Mr.
i-'necd's grip, which conlained $30
worth of weddinur clothes, and
carried the grip from Ibo train
nm! handed it over to the Piatt s
mmilh bark driver, who brought
I In ,-!j,ly and her two Brim, ".p
town. When Mr. Speed gol
through smoking and went lo gel
his grip to odam-'o cars al Omaha
he discovered il had departed. Be
then got busv wild lolographinir
and located the missing grip in
this city. He came down on the
morning train and got his prop
erly and departed for Sioux Cilv
on the fast mail. Mr. Snood would
like to know bow the mistake oc
curred which cost him some
trouble and expense.
From Monday's Pally.
Missouri Pacific train No. lol,
due at Plallsmoulh al 10:07 a. 111.,
soul h-bound from Omaha, met
with a wreck this morning be
tween Avery and Albright, where
I lie M. P. uses Ihe U. P. tracks
for quite a distance. The M. P.
passenger collided with a U. P.
freight, demolishing Ihe way
car of the freight and knocking
Ihe pilot and smoke-slack off ot
the M. P. engine and otherwise
doing- damage lo Ibo engine.
Fortunately no lives were losl.
The fault was wholly with I lie
I'. P., as il was running ils freight
011 Ihe passenger lime and had
slopped its train of four cars on
Ihe I rack without having sen:
anyone back lo flaur Ihe ouconn'u'jr
passenger train. The accident oc-
t eurred on a curve and could not
have been avoided by Ihe M. P.
crew. The online, although
damaged, look ils train on to
Riv. W. L. Bolder Returns Home.
Rev. W. L. Bolder of Lincoln.
Held secretary of missions of Ihe
Christian church in Nebraska, re
lurned lo his home from Plalls
moulh Ibis mornimr, having Tilled
Ihe pulpit al Ihe Christian church
yeslerday. The Christian church
of Ibis city will iml be without a
pastor much longer, as arrange
ments have about been completed
whereby Rev. Zink, who formerly
occupied Ihe pulpit of the Chris
tian church here, will relnrn and
lake charge again. Rev. ink is
one of the strong young preach
ers of this church and was verv
popular with all people, young
and old The coiiureual ion will be
fortunate to have him with them
Litf Brown and (Men Tucker and
wife of Kenosha were in Ihe rily
lookinu afler business mailers
Ibis afternoon. Messrs. Brown
an.) Tucker paid the Journal nflloi
a pleasant call.
LINCOLN TELEPHONE UD TELEGRAPH
COMPANY BUYS OUT BELL INTERESTS
Bell Company Wiihdraws From South Platte Territory and by the
Agreement the Independents Withdraw Plants From
the North Platte Country.
(Special to The livening Journal
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 8. The Ne
braska Hell Telephone company
has disposed of nil its interest
in the South Platte territory to
the Lincoln Telephone and Tele
graph eompanv, and will with
draw from this seel ion of I he
is Ihe I
Included in the transfer
ers. Polk, Butler, Seward
Jefferson, Thayer, Fillmore, Clav,
Hamilton and Webster counties.
The purchase price is S2.205,
?r0, the same beinir (he physical
valuation of Ibo properly. In ad-
dih'on (lie Bell turns over to Ide
Lincoln company its maioi'ilv
slock interest in (he Plallstnouth
Nebraska City, Coldon Rod ami
Boiler countv companies, In
dependents winch the Bell pur
chased in recent months, makin'Jr
a total of $".500,000 worth of
By Ihe same n'-rroenionl the f in
coln company sold lo I'm B"ll its
mamrilv slock interests in Ide
Independent nlanls al l-'remnnt.
Crand Island ami in Howard '
counlv. and wiihdraws Iherebv
from nil of the territory north of
the river. '''In present status of
Ihe other Tndooendenl companies
in the North Platte territory re
The acrreomenl entered into be
tween the two companies nrovhb's
for an 1nterchan"e of toll busi
ness ami for physical connec
tion wherever necessary. All
connect ion contracts now in force
will bo continued. FvciilmMlv all
of I'io Hiilenemlenl telephone
companies in hjs section of Ihe
stale will be able to offer uni
Some of Ihe largo Independent
Another Howl From Olive.
After failing to secure a ma -
jority to vole bonds lo build a
new jail at Plallsmoulh, and after
failing lo get the courts lo de
clare Ihal Ihe majority was nol
legal, I hey have finally received
an informal call from Ihe deputy
stale lire commissioner, John C.
Troiilen, escorted him lo Ibo
1 Timinr bei
hive, shown him
everything inside and out ami
just how a lire might bo staiied.
John has condemned the jail. He
says il is a lire leap of Ihe llrsl
magnitude. Whether it is a
nuisance, or dangerous, . The
Journal says it is in a dilapidated
condition, and a $500 fine might
follow failure lo build a new jail.
When John Troulen condemned
Ihe jail he also condemned a few
oilier Iniiblinirs Hpto. lie did not
condemn Ihe new postollice be
cause it has sellled only 0 inches.
Curious, isn't il, a man is con
demned by sociely and laken lo
.tail, he is condemned by the court
and taken to Ihe pen, and oven
the jail is condemned where ho is
eonlined. Plallsmoulh wan Is a
new jail ami they are willing lo
go any lenglh lo secure Iheir
ends. They waul every! hing they
can gel free, and oven willing lo
pay a til I If if someone will donate
Ihe balance. Why not have Judge
Beeson line Ihe connly and Ihen
lurn Ihe fees back into the coun
lv? Plallsinoiilh iniahl have had
a jail al the time the vole was
laken, but Ihev wauled a palacf
and trot it, in I ho neck. There is
a difference between a $5,000 jail
and a $20,000 criminal hotel
Weeping Water Republican.
Will Buy Young Cattle.
From Monclny' linlly.
Councilman A. S. Will went to
South Omaha lo look after the
cattle market for a few hours to
day, wilh Ihe expectation that the
severe winter weather and short
feed in some localities may cause
some good bargains to be placed
on the market. Mr. Will has room
for a few more head of good
companies in (ho territory cover
ed by the Lincoln company will
consolidate their properties with
il, while others will continue
business as heretofore. Tin?
primary impulse to this peace
pact was given in 1010 by At
torney ficncral (Irani Martin.
when ho filed suit, at Ihe instance
of Frank II. Woods, then presi
dent of Ihe National Independ
ent Telephone association, lo
prevent the Hell from disrupling
Ihe Independent system of Ihe
slate bv purchasing strong In
dependent plants hero and there.
The Lincoln company owns ex
ehaiu'es at four points and has
large slock interests in companies
operatinir twelve oilier exedances.
When its purchase is comnlole il,
will onoralo 15.000 telephones.
Cnnsolidal ion with Ib-ll evchauues
just purchased will be etTecleil in
l'oo cities and towns where Ihe
1 Lincoln company now has ex-
changes, fn llio other places it
is evpecled that in lime the two
telephone nuisance will be elimi'i
aled. and a unified service tiven.
where in the past il. has been a
divided service subscribers lo
one bt'intr without, pmans of
to another in
bo same town or
' Application was made lodav lo
the slate railway commission by
the Lincoln company for permis
sion to issue s3.000.n'n of pre-
I ferred slock and $350,000 oT com.
; mon stock. The latter issue "Ml
! be Sold for Vie purpose of 'le'iuir.
I incr I'io properly of associate In
dependent companies; while of
lllie former, which is a 5 pee cet,
; nori-v ot imr slock, $2,205,750 will
be paid I'm He for its pronertv,
, Control (if the upair rests in
i 11... .1 . .,.1. .el
I III' I II'"" 'I Ml S ' I 1 1 i , III- '-
mission has indicated ('ml il will
give Ibo necessary permission.
A. Bales, F.lilor Plallsi
I laily Journal.
Dear Sir: Tlie Commercial
club, al its annual meelim,r last
evening, instructed Ihe secretary
to convey lo you a written expres
sion of appreciation for the sup
port ami eo-operal ion which you
have, through the columns of
your paper, given the efforts of
Ihe club during Ibo last year. As
a club, they feel the benelit of
such a course upon Ihe pari, of
your paper, which has been "on
the job" every day during the
year just closed.
Permit 1110 lo say, personally,
that as secretary for the past
three years, 1 have most surely
appreciated the ready response
and liberal Irealmonf always ac
corded requests made by me.
The year 1012 pi'omi'.es to be
ope ot act ion ami di vclopmenl 111
Plallsmoulh, and one essential
element siippbunenl inu the ef -
forts of Hie Commercial club
musl be the hearty co-operation
of the press.
Bv Ibis sign wo shall "See
Plattsmoulh Succeed." Yours
Plallsmoulh Commercial Club,
K. II. Wesroll, Secretary.
Burlington Official Here.
D. B. Weeks of Lincoln has
been in the city for a collide of
days, having some repairs made
on his special car. Mr. Weeks
is engaged in going over Ihe C,
B. & 0. properties in Iowa and
making Ihe pdvsioal valuation.
While out on this mission he had
a break-down of his car and
brought il lo Ihe Plaltsnioulh
shops for overhauling.
Blrj Dance the 20th.
The Cosmopolitan club, recent
ly organized in Ibis city, and
composed of young men, have de
cided to give a dance al Coalos"
ball Saturday eveninu', Januarv
20th. They should have a good
allendanco Ibis lime and also al
Iheir inasiiuorado on Saturday,
February 17ld. 1-8-1ld.
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