The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 27, 1913, Image 1

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Proposition for Building City Jail
Important Matter and. Every
Member Favorable.
From Tuesdays Daily.
Thert! was nothing lust evening
at tho session of the city council
to mar tho serenity of the worthy
members, who were all present
with the exception of Councilman
Richcy of the Third ward, who
was out of the city.
The council received a com
munication from all tho property
owners in the block on the south
side of Main street between Fifth
and Sixth streets, asking that a
manhole be opened up in the
alley, which it was decided to do.
The llnanco committee of the
council got away with the grant
ing1 of several small claims, the
report for this meeting being one
of the smallest for some time:
W. B. llishel, street work, $1; W.
II. Miller, labor for city, $1.55;
Q. K. Parinele, hauling hose,
$1.50; C. Boelel, hauling dogs,
50c;. James Wynn, street work,
Councilman Patterson of the
judiciary committee reported that
the committee had an interview
with two of the officials of the
Missouri Pacific railroad in re
gard to the underground crossing
asked for under the tracks of that
road at the Oak street crossing,
and that the oflleials had declined
to take action in the matter, as
they did not think it could be suc
cessfully carried out; owing to
tin) sleep srad! there, but agree
to install elenrie gongs on the
crossing tit warn passers of I he
coming of trains.
The claims committee imported
favorably upon the lnllowing
claims and recommended their
payment, which report was adopt
ed: P.ruce & Staudeven. survey
ing for city, si io.-JS; .Nebraska
Lighting company, street, lighting,
12(.UI; C. W. I'.aylor, coal to tin
library, $15.49; Frank Kunfrsl,
taking down tire bell. 813; Cass
county, boarding prisoners,
The lire and water committee,
which had I he reports of the
various lire companies under con
sideration, reported theni favor
ably and also recommended that
t.he various hose companies be
known by numbers hereafter, in
stead of names, as at present, and
the committee was granted fur
ther time to see the chief of the
tiro department in regard to this
Councilman Johnson of the
cemetery committee slated that
Mr. Kurtz, who has held the posi
tion of sexton at the cemetery for
a long period of years, has moved
to the central part of the city, and
with his advancing age found it
difficult to attend to the duties of
the position and a younger man
was needed I hero in the opinion
of Mr. Kurtz, and that a house
should be secured for t) i it i so he
could reside there. Councilman
Kurtz stated that be understood
that the Mercerville school house
was to be closed up and he
thought it would be an excellent
thing for the city to secure this
building to convert into a resi
dence for the sexton, and that a
man be employed there and be
given sufficient .salary to permit
him to devote his time to looking
after the cemetery, lie believed it
a duty of (be city to see that the
last resting place of so. many of
our people be looked after in
proper shape ami not be allowed
to run down, and he knew by ex
perience that it would require all
of one man's lime to look after
the mailer. Councilman Pallor
son thought as Mr. Kurtz did. that
it was a matter that the city
should act on and he thought the
lot owners would be glad to con
tribute to the salary of a man to
look after Hie work. Councilman
Lushinsky moved (hat a com
mittee ho appointed by the mayor
to look after tho matter of secur
ing the school house for a resi
dence for a sexton. The mayor
appointed the regular cemetery
committee Johnson, Dovey and
Kurtz to look the matter up.
City Attorney Tidd stale J to
the council that the judiciary
committee had a survey made of
the sand bar east of the Burling
ton tracks and that the amount
of land embraced in the bar that
belonged to the city was about 100
acres and that the matter was
where the council could take
whatever steps they thought besl.
Councilman Johnson thought that
the matter should be taken up at.
once, so that the city could gel
possession of the land before the
parties living there had put in any
crops, and that they should be
notified to vacate at once. On
motion of Lushinsky, the city at
torney was instructed to notify
the parlies to vacate the land and
start suit (o eject them from the
land in dispute if the land was not
vacated by March 1. Councilman
llallstrom thought that it was
doubtful if the city could slarl
the suit so soon, but. the motion of
Lushinsky carried unanimously.
The picture show ordinance,
closing the shows on Sunday, was
read for the second lime and laid
over until the next meeting for its
final reading.
Mayor John P. Sattler had tho
following resolution read and the
council passed it unanimously:
Whereas, The building now
used lor inn county jau, suuaicu
in the city of Plattsmouth, Cass
county, Nebraska, has been con
demned by the state fire warden
of the slate of Nebraska; and,
Whereas, Said building now so
used for the county jail is situat
ed in an unsanitary place and
dangerous to the health of the
persons confined therein, and has
been so declared by Hie county
commissioners of Cuss county,
Nebraska; and,
Whereas, The city of Platls
mouth has heretofore been con
fining its city prisoners in said
county jail; therefore,
lie It Resolved, By the mayor
itid city council of the city of
Plattsnnmtb that said cily of
Plattsmouth proceed to provide
an independent city jail for the
confinement of cily prisoners;
that a special committee bo ap
pointed by the mayor of said cily
for lb.1 purpose of obtaining in
formal ion as to making pro
visions for a cily jail, and get
estimates of (he eul. yf putting
the brick building on the south
end of (In; premises belonging to
said cily in proper condition for
a cily jail; and thai, said com
mittee be inslrueled to report at
the next regular meeting of tho
city council.
the mayor appointed as a
committee to take charge of tho
jail proposition Councilmen
Dovey, Johnson and Shea.
Cily Attorney Tidd informed
the council that the Base Ball As
social ion had made a request to
the cily lo grant (hem a lease on
the land where the ball park is
now located, and on motion of
Dovey the lease was ordered
granted, after which the council
From Tuesday's wily.
The session of the district
court convened in this city yes
terday afternoon, with Judge
Cochran of York presiding, in the
absence of Judge Travis, and the
lirsl case taken up was that of the
Mauley Co-operative (irain com
pany vs. the Missouri Pacific
Railway company, which case was
continued over until next term of
In I he. case of Frederick Ifag-
gener, et al., vs. Henry Meising
er, the jury brought in a verdict
in favor of the defendant am
gave him $1 on his counter
claim for improvement made on
the properly of the plaintiff
which Meisinger had been farm
The slander case of I'redric
Waggner vs. Charles Fetzgor, c
al., was continued over until the
next term of court.
Jim go uienran tins morning
excused (he jury and most of
them departed for their homes
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From Tuesday's Dally
One of the most, carefully pro
ired and well presented lectures
that it has been the pleasure of
the Young .Men's Bible class of
the Methodist church to listen to
was delivered last evening by C.
V. Tourtelolle of Lincoln, who
;poke for an hour on I he origin,
lislory and development of
prayer. I lie talk was most in
teresting and greatly pleased the
arge number that assembled at
the rooms lo hear it. He traced
prayer from the supplications of
the pagans and Indians to their
gods down to the present Chris
tian era, with its prayers lo the
Almighty. The address was clear
and no minister of the gospel has
ever given a more able address on
this most interesting subject. The
class was also given a rare treat
in two readings by Mrs. William
Baird, as well as two very pleas
ing solos, and both the readings
and solos proved most pleasing
features of the evening and last
night's gathering will be a red
letter day in the history of (ho
From Tuesday's Dally.
The home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Manners, in (he south
part of (he city, was (he scene of
a most delightful social event
Saturday noon, when they enter
tained at a dinner party in honor
of a number of their relatives.
The affair was one that will be
long remembered by the jolly
crowd who participated and the
dinner that was served the guests
was one calculated lo tempt the
appetite of an opicurian. . The
gnosis for the dinner were: James
Manners and wife and daughter,
Majorie, of llavelock; Mrs. J. W.
Manners of University Place, Mr.
Austin Johnson of Plainview, Mr.
and Mrs. W. II. Olmstead of Car
roll, Neb., and Ilarve Manners of
this city.
New Barber at Riley Shop.
From Monday's Dally.
(ieorge Tuttle of Lincoln has
accepted a position here in the
barber shop of Perry Tbackston,
in the Motel Ililey. Mr. Tuttle is
a barber of experience in the irade
in the larger cities and will prove
a very valuable addition to (he
shop of Mr. Thackston.
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"Uncle Henry" Wallace, Editor of
Wallaco's Farmer, Talks to
the Nebraska Legislature.
"L'ncle Henry" Wallace, editor
of Wallace's Farmer and chair
man of the Hoosevell Country Life
commission, one of the principal
speakers of the Nebraska Con
servation congress, spoke before
the legislature by invitation on
last Friday. Dr. Wallace touched
on taxation, good roads, educa
tion and the tenant problem. He
said that the legislature of Iowa
is about to submit a constitution
al amendment abolishing the gen
eral property tax and apportion
ing railroad and other-corporation
lax for purposes of state ad
ministration, leaving the county
free to make such levy as Iho
voters see fit for local purposes;
it is his belief that this method
will remove inequalities in taxa
tion due to evasions of the per
sonal property tax.
Speaking of the education sys
tem Dr. Wallace declared that a
survey of Iowa statistics shows
that the million people on the
farms furnish but 10 per cent of
the criminals, while the million
and a quarter in the cities furnish
DO per cent. Only 1 per cent of
the young criminals come from
the farms. He staled further that
but 1 per cent of the farm boys
secure a finished education under
the present system and that so
much money is spent on Ibis 1
per cent that it is impossible to
educate the remainder properly.
He pleaded strongly for a belter
system of rural schools.
Dr. Wallace says that in Iowa
I he road problem is complicated
with more mud than in Nebraska
and that in his state "mud, money
and misery go together and com
plicate tho road problem," which
they are endeavoring to work out
by building permanent roads be
tween county seat towns and
good dirt roads from the town lo
tin; school house in the country.
Mr. Wallace characterized the
one-year lease as "a conspiracy
between the landlord and tenant
through which both rob the land
to the limit of their ability" and
argued for the English system
through which the tenant is en -litled
to an equity proportioned
to the amount of unused fertility
which he restores to the land in
the form of manure. This system
has contributed to long leases and
a permanent tenant class in Eng
land with largely increasing crop
production. Dr. Wallace pre
dicted that the state which first
adopted a similar system would
set the mark for advancement in
the economic development of
An Old Friend Calls.
From Moiuliiy'B lally.
Our old friend, II. M. Pollard,
of Nehawka, arrived last evening
to be in readiness early this
morning to serve on the jur, but.
the judge did not arrive (ill on (he
noon train. Mr. Poliard, con
sequently, had a little spare
lime to visit among his friends,
of which Kiev are legion in
Plattsmoulh. In his rounds be
called on the Journal, and we en
joyed his visit greatly, as we re
gard him one of the level-headed
citizens of Cass county and ulso
a most clever gentleman. While
here he also renewed his faith in
the Journal for another year.
From Tuesdny'H Dally.
About fifty friends of Mr. and
Mrs. (1. W. Livingston met at the
home of Ilev. and Mrs. D. L.
Dunkleberger last evening to
tender a larewell to mem, as
they are to depart for Dewcese
this state, on Thursday, where
they will make their future home.
It was in recognition of tho
friendship entertained for those
who are to remove trom our
vicinity that this manifestation of
friendship .was given. Mr. and
Mrs. Livingston have lived in thi
vicinity for (lit! past five years
and have gained a host of friends
by their kind and genial ways
both in and -out of the church
They both have been -tireless
workers for the good of flu
church and all its auxilaries
Their help will be greatly missed
by the church ami those who
work therein. While it will be a
loss lo this community lo have
Ibis family depart, it. will be a
gain for that place where they will
make I heir abode. Those of the
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Living
ston will ever keep green the
friendship cultivated here. A
general good lime was had until a
late hour, when dainty refresh
ments were served, the guests
departing at a late hour wishing
I heir friends a happy and pros
perous home in their new loca
tion, and extending their thanks
to Ilev. and Mrs. Dunkelberger for
opening I heir home for the enter
tainment of their friends. Mr.
Livingston will begin loading his
car today and hopes to depart for
their new home on Thursday.
From Tuitfsiluy'H Dally.
Harper's Magazine said, dur
ing tho first, weeks that "The City"
was bidding New York theater
goers in a thrill: "Occasionally
the accused public has a chance
to show that it rather enjoys
looking into its own soul and is
still able to appreciate an idea.
Tho audience loses ilself in the
unfolding of this great play and
awakes to I he realities of life at
the end with a sigh of regret."
The United Play company has Ibis
great attraction on a tour of the
larger cities and has arranged
with Manager Shlaes of the
Parinole theater lo be hero on
Saturday night with he same
strong cast, beaded by Hugo .
Stork Visits Dasher Home.
l'Vorn Monday'H Dally.
Last evening- the home of
Charles Dasher and wife, on
North 12th street, was gladdened
by the arrival of a line new girl
baby, and tho happy parents are
convinced that there was never a
handsomer young lady in the city
than the new Miss Dasher, who,
with her mother, is getting along
nicely. The many friends of the
Dasher family will be greatly
pleased to learn of the good luck
that has befallen Mr. and Mrs.
Befitting Tribute to Memory of
Two of Deceased Members of
Young Men's Bible Class.
The Young Men's Bible class
i i no .ueinoiiisi, cnurcn as
sembled at their rooms in the
hurch building Sunday and held
i short memorial service in tho
memory of two of their departed
classmates, Kdvvard W. White and
Oscar llallstrom, both of whom
were very faithful members Of
the class.
The exercises were opened by
Hev. W. L. Austin with prayer, af
ter which tho Young Men's (51eo
club sang a number appropriate
to tho occasion, and which deeply
improssed the attendants. Jesso
Perry, in behalf of the class, paid
a short tribute to the worth of
the ones taken from the scene of
their earthly activities and how
deeply their going had grieved
tho class, but the example I hey
had set by their lives was one
well worthy of following.
The principal address of the
afternoon was delivered by At
torney C. A. Uawls, who spoke
quite eloquently on the beauty of
holding these memorial services
in honor of those who had gone
before. His address made a deep
impression upon all tho audience,
as he is a very earnest, and con
vincing speaker and always
pleases his audiences by the loie
and beauty of his addresses.
Superintendent V. fl. Brooks
sang "Building for F.lernily
Tears." in bis usual finished
manner, which served as one of
the most pleasing features of the
services, and Iho beauty of the
song was very appropriate lo the
Ilev. Ausl in oll'ered I lie benedic
tion and the auditors departed,
feeling that Iho exercises had
given 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 a givai lesson in
Christian religion.
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IVoni Tuesday's Dully.
Last evening ttie friends and
neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
(iapen, who reside southwest of
this city, gave them a most pleas
ant surprise to remind them of
their twentieth wedding anniver
sary, and the occasion was one
that will be long remembered by
those attending, as well as tho
host and hostess as one of the
most pleasant (hey have ever en
joyed. Tho guests brought with
them an elegant, luncheon, which
was placed on the table, and to
say that the display of good
things was tempting fails lo fully
express it, as lliere was every
thing that was possible to lompt
the appetite. The large crowd,
which numbered some seventy
persons, leu, Willi llieir wormy
friends on their departure a very
handsome cash present as a slight
token of the high esteem in which
they were held. The host and
hostess were completely taken by
surprise by their friends, but
made them feel that anything in
the (iapen home, was theirs for
the the asking, and the whole
party had an eveninar of perfect
enjo merit .
Appointed Deputy Fire Warden.
Krom ilondiiy'H Dally.
Chief C. M. Maimer of the lire
department has just received his
certificate from Ciovornor More
bead as a deputy lire warden of
tins slate for this cily. This is
a merited recognition of the serv
ices Mr. Manners has given as
Iho chief of tho lire department,
and he is eminently qualified for
Hie office, as his experience as a
fireman Ills him to judge the.
needs of proper lire protection,
and he expects lo 111! the otlico to
the best of his ability and to see
that the law in reaard to the
proper protection against fire is
carried out.
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