The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 15, 1913, Image 1
Nf Historical f outb PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, WAY 15, 1913. VOL. XXXII. NO. 38. CITY COICIL III REGULAR SESSfl Quite a Business Session and Great Deal of Eloquence in Evidence. Paving (lis. No. 3 Paving dis. No. 4 .84 DR. E. W. FOSTER DIES 197.03 From Tuesday's Dally. . There was much eloquence in evidence at the council meeting last evening and it required two hours and a half to dispose of the matters that came before the gathering, and there were several items of much interest to the city acted upon by the "dads, among which were the public drinking fountains and the renaming and numbering of the streets in re sponse to the suggestions of Mr. W. M. Howard, who is preparing a new directory of the city and who has volunteered to renumber the different residences. The streets north of Main will receive their names from letters of the alpha bet, while the streets south of Main will be known numerically This will greatly simplify tlie names and make them easy to re member, where as at present there are many persons who do not know what street they live on. The council received a com munication from Mrs. Dora Moore asking that the city fill in the old slough on Chicago avenue, adjoin ing her place, as it was a menace to the health of her and those re siding in the neighborhood, as water gathered there every time it rained and became stagnant. Mr. C. A. Rawls, the legal rep resentative of Mrs. Moore, was present and addressed the coun cil a few minutes, pointing out the need of relief from this nuisance and its interference with the laying of the permanent walk along the premises. He also stated that the slough had been created by the city changing the course of the creek, and asked that his client be siven just relief. Mayor Sattler stated that, the work had' already been ordered done and as soon as possible the street commissioner would take the matter up and have the place filled as far as the lot line, which was as much as the city could do City 'Clerk Win! then read a communication from the clerk of St. Luke's parish church inviting the members of the council and mayor to be present next Sunday at the memorial Kucharist serv ices to be held for the late Walter J. White, a former member of the city council from the First ward. The invitation, on motion of Lushinskv. was accepted, and the mayor staled thai the mem bers of the council would meet at the city hall Sunday morning at 10:30 and attend the services in a body. On motion of Hallslrom a committee was appointed to draft resolutions on. the death of Mr White. Application was read from A M. Arries for a license for his pool and billiard hull in the Mor gan building for the ensuing year . and the same was granted, as was also that of F. II. Dunbar and T B. Bates to conduct a pool ano billiard hall in the Sherwood building. Superintendent William Baird of the Burlington shops address ed a communication to the coun cil in which he staled that on Sunday afternoons it had been the practice of men and boys to gather on the cars in the Burling ton yards, with danger to them selves as well as the property of the company, and he asked that the city assist in protecting the company's interests by giving them the much-needed protection. The police were instructed to as sist in seeing that this was stopped. Quite a great dell of argument arose over the reading of the claim of McMaken & Son for the sum of $80 for putting down a sidewalk near the Itothmann property on Lincoln avenue. This matter has been up at several meetings and Mr. Buttery slated Dog 118.71 Business tax 370.80 Sinking 3,200.40 ien. school.. 2U8.95 . Teachers . . . 314.67 . Total $1,585.33 $10,050.11 The finance committee of the council reported favorably upon he saw no reason, if the work was satisfactory, why it had not been paid. The matter was discussed at some length, and the fact that the sidewalk was mt satisfactory at first was brought out, and it was finally agreed to inspect the walk and if it was repaired and satisfactory to th) owner of the property that the claim be paid. City Clerk Wurl put in a most profitable month, and as a result of his industry he was able to turn over to the city treasurer the sum of $6,077.25, which includes the saloon licenses. The chief of police reported twelve arrests, and the police judge reported the sum of $13 collected for fines in the month just closed. The report of City Treasurer Cook showed the condition of the city's finances as follows: Fund Overdrawn Balance Building $ 783.8 i General $ 020.92 Road 125.99 Fire Dept . . . 4.97 Library 80.02 Park 302.27 Police 132.35 Fire Hydrant Was Resident Here for Some Time and Student of Drs. T. P. and J. S. Livingston. rental Lighting Interest . Cemetery .30 120.80 0,400.97 423.09 (Continued on Page 8.) ASKS FOR REVOKING OF SALOON LICENSE Some of the People of Murdock Protest Against Saloon In That Village. SUDDENLY IN OMAHA REVIVAL SERVICES WILL iE START RERE III JUNE Various Committees Selected Last! Evening for the Coming Religious Revival. From Wednesday's Daily. A case entitled the State of Ne braska on the relation of Carl W Bolter vs. Henry A. Tool, Idd G Hornbook, Charles Schneider, Waller O. Gillespie and Francis M. Beall, the board of trustees of the village of Murdock. The petition of the plaintiff re cites that the board has the power to ileense, regulate and prohibit the sale of liquor in the said vil lage; that it is the duty of the board to pass upon all applica tions and remonstrances. The plaintiff further states that on April 10, 1913, G. G. Williamson filed his application for a permit to sell malt, spiriluous and vinous liquors in said village and caused his notice to appear in the Platts mouth Journal on April 17 for the first time. That the board, with out waiting for the necessary two weeks to lapse for the publication, granted a license to said G. G. Williamson. The petition further slates that on May ! the plaint ilT and others tiled a remonstrance against the issuance of the license, alleging that the notice had not been published the neces sary time and that the applica tion was not signed by a majority of the freeholders of the village, and asking that a hearing be set for the remonstrance. It is further alleged that the board re fused ami still refuse to grant a hearing and the plaintiff asks that a pre-emptory suit of mandamus be issued to compel the board to revoke the license issued to Wil liamson. C. S. Aldrich of Elm- wood appears as attorney for I he plaintiff. From Tuesday's Daily. The many friends in this city of Dr. E. W. Foster, formerly of Worland, Wyoming, but who for some months past has been practicing in Omaha, were greatly shocked to receive the news of his death, as the result of what is supposed to be an hypodermic injection of poison, but the truth of the cause of his death cannot be determined without un autopsy being performed, and the author ities are awaiting the arrival of his wife from Winterset, Iowa, where she has been visiting for some time. Dr. Foster came lo this city when quite young, with his par ents, and was educated in the public schools .in this city and was lor a nuinoer oi years a medical student in the office of Drs. T. 1'. and J. S. Livingston, while attending Cieighton Medi cal college, from which he gardu- ated. While residing in this city the mother of Mr. Foster, Mrs. Jennie Foster, a prominent doc tor, passed away, and the father later removed to Washington, while Dr. Foster, on the comple tion of his college course, located at Cedar Creek, where he practiced for a number of years, going from there to Worland, Wyoming, where he enjoyed a very fine practice, but on account of his wife's health, was compelled to remove east, locating in Omaha, and was a visitor in this city a few months ago with a number of his old friends, on his return to Omaha from New York, whom he had been taking :v post-graduate course. The doctor va3 a young man highlv esteemed by all who knew him and the cause for his unlime ly death is a mystery, as he was apparently in good financial con dition and his family relations were all anyone could ask. From Wednesday's Dally. The executive committee of the coming religious revival, which is scheduled for the first week in June, and is composed of mem bers of the different churches of the city, met last evening in the rooms of the Youn Men's Bible Class of the Methodist church. After the selection of Rev. M. W. Lorimer as chairman and W. L. Auslin as secretary, they im mediately got to work on arrang ing the different committees whose work is necessarily in cidental to the successful prosecution of the work in hand. The exact date of the commence ment meetings has not definitely been decided upon, but will prob ably be June 4. The site for the tent provoked a little contest as to what would be the better place, north of the court house or west of the M. E. church, in which the Methodists won out. the roiiowing committees were selected for the work in its various departments: Executive Committee D. L. Dunkleberger, W. Lorimer, W. L. Austin, J M. Robertson, 1). B. Ebersole, C Wescolt, Robert Hayes, R. W. Ryan, M. S. Briggs. Publicity Committee M. S. Briggs, J. E. )oug!ass, Frank 11. Smith, Her bert Cotton. Prayer Meeting Com mitlee Mesdames A. D. Chap man, C. H. Cobb, Minnie Rihn Tent Supply Committee G. P Eastwood, Thomas Wiles, Henry Zuokweiler. F. B. Schopp. C. H Cobb, Floyd Stone. Usher Com mitto(7--D. C. Morgan, Isaac W Hall, O. C. Hudson, Ralph Larson, C. Hill, Robert Gibson. Music Committee G. L. Farley, chair man; Miss Mathilde Vallery, E. H. Wescolt, B. A. McEhvain. Attends Funeral of Sister. From Tuesday's Dally. George W. Young of Alva, Okla., arrived in the city last Saturday evening lo attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs, llanna, who died at Yuma, Colo., and was buried Sunday. While here Mr. Young will take advantage of the oppor tunity to spend a few days with his many old friends in Cass county and will not return home until Thursday of this week. He spent a few hours in Plattsmouth. From here he will go to Beatrice, Neb., where he will mako a brief visit with his stepdaughter, Miss Nettie El ford, who is taking a nurse's course in the U. B. hos pital in that city. Mr. Young re ports everything in Oklahoma in fine condition this spring and that the crop situation was never bet ter. They aro looking for the bumper crop year. Items of Interest to Old and New Residents of City Which Were New Forty Yeers Ago. IRE PARTICULARS OF THE DEATH OF DR. EJ. FOSTER Two Ball Games. The University Boosters, an or ganization of fast young base ball players from the state university, will be here Saturday and Sunday for two games with the Boosters of this city, and Mice, fast games may be looked for, as both teams are playing fast hall and will en deavor to carry off the honors. The Lincoln team is composed of members of the Sigma Chi fra ternity and inrludes among others Matthew Herold of this city, and his many friends will he on hand to see the contests. The body of Dr. E. W. Foster, who was found in a dying condi lion i'A bis apartments at Omaha MondaV- Evening, was taken last evening to his birthplace at Winterset, Iowa, where the fun eral will be held as soon as the father arrives form Tacoma, Washington. In a letter left to his wife the doctor said the cause of his rash act was business matters, al though his friends are at a loss to understand the statement, as he was in good shape financially and apparently well supplied with money. A post mortem examination of the body was conducted by Dr Samuel McClenaghan in the aft ernoon, followed by the inquest at the office of Coroner Willis C Crosby, Twenty-fourth am Seward. That he committed suicide by the use of atropine, was the vor diet of the jury. The atropine was injected with the hypodermic needle and paralyzed his respirat ory organs. No reason for the suicide was brought out at the inquest. His wife was not pres ent. The body will be laken to Winterset, Li., for interment. Mrs. Foster arrived yesterday morning after erceiving news at Winterset, la., wiere she was visiting, that her husband was dead. She went to the home of Dr. E. N. Barnes, 1825 Binney, and there read the letter left by her husband. She was addressed by endear ing lernis in the letter, disposing of the theory that domestic (roubles might hr.ve been th cause or tin suicnle. i he in Melinite expression mat it was business troubles is (he only cause mentioned. The Journal siipolies. for typewriter FOREST nOSE The best flour on the market. Give it a trial. Fifty Years Ago Today. From Wednesday's Dally. The following was taken from the Fifty Years Ago Today column of the Chicago Inter Ocean: "The citizens of Cape Girardeau, Mo., have raised $500 to buy a sword for General Mc Neil and $200 for one for Colonel Livingston of (he First, Nebraska regiment, for their gallant de fense of the town against (he confederates." RIVER TAKES IRE OF THE LAUD 0 The Old Missouri Putting Up An other Fight on the Eastern Banks. THE BURLINGTON SHOP II PLARSMOUTH FORTY IRS AGO S S LGi From Tuesday's Dally. Last evening at the Booster ball park there was pulled off what might well bo termed some" ball game and the partici pants were the employes oi rne Burlington boiler shop and the blacksmith shop, and it is lucky From Wednesday's Dally. The Missouri nver yesterday Hud last night was slightly higher than it has been for the last two weeks, and as a result of the rise about seventy-live feet more of the bank across the river was carried out and the condition made even more serious than be fore. The latest break is jus south ot where the Dig cave-iu occurred last week and will add greatly to the burden of the en gineers and workmen of the Bur lington, who are on Hie ground trying lo check the ravages of the river, which is worse (his year than last, and the final outcome of the warfare between the river and (he railroad and the government is hard (o surmise. Where the breaks have occur red in the Iowa bank is just about where the current sweeps across from the mouth of the Platte and Some of the happening in this ittle city of forty years ago aro printed below and will bo remem bered by many of the older resi dents here who were living in this city at that time: The brick for the new school louse are being hauled on the ground on "education hill." The two avenues entering Main street, near Sixth, will be valuable improvements when completed. Twenty-threw emigrant wagons crosed yesterday on their way to ward the setting sun. One steamboat, two raft9, a mudlurtle and two hen coops have gone down the Missouri river this week. Capt. Hoover of Louisville, this state, formerly of (he 58th Ohio, and a brave soldier, called on us (his morning. He is looking well and doing well. II. Maxtor Windham, esq., an old resident of Plattsmoulh, has just returned from the Ann Arbor (Mich.) university, where he has been studying law and things. An illicit distillery was dis covered lately, report says, in Louisville precinct, and the U. S. marshal made an arrest. Tho parties were put under heavy bonds to await trial. Mr, Todd of Four Mile Creek tells use be has some Norway Spruce tPi inches in diameter and 20 feet high, grown in less than ten years; also Cedar trees 7 inches in diameter, of the same growth, while while willows of G years growth are 5 feet and 1 inch in circumference. Who says Ne braska is not a tree growing country? A U. S. detective was in the city the other day, hunhng up persons selling liquor without a license. The detective found out where they were selling and carried off rather too much of it without a jug, and had to lie put to bed; when he got up a moot court, was called, and said detective was tried for being elevated, and found guilty,' he left, foe some other parts dishonored by the moot court. that the scouts for the big leagues were not present or some or rue siriKcs rne naiiK wim mucn iorce toys would be drafted at once, and gradually urdermines the The contest waged for some five sandy foundation of the soil, and innings, at the close of which the as a result the bank ('aves in, giv- blacksmiths were victorious by a ing the river more headway in score of 5 to 1. The game was its efforts (o force a channel down through the bottoms pear Pacific Junction. Scientists who have looked the (nation over at different times have agreed that .'tt one time the river extended from the bluffs on either side of the riser and would change from one side lo (he oilier holly contested and several limes the players caught the ball, and especially strong in this line was Ihe boilershop boys. Pete Herold did Ihe tossing for Ihe boilershop ami played a good game, but his support was not exactly gilt edged and everyone in the game 11. . i l ii . . .. . emereii lino rue r iini oi room s s ,.,... , munis ho in size J . i I . 'II I. .... leeiing inai prevailed ano mucn Tins js true, as llnrly years ago laughter was caused by Ihe ac- the main channel (lowed just oast lions of the players when the ball 0f ), Burlington depot and was I brown lo them. The black- gradually worked ils way across smith shop team was captained by uniii (llj,y jt js threatening to Connors, who played first for make ils way along the Iowa hot lhcm, and was composed of more homg over its ancient river bed. experienced ball players than their opponents. Anton Hula pitched for the blacksmiths. The other departments of the shops are talking of organizing teams, and several red-hot contests may bo looked for in the future. The line-up of the contestants last night was: Blacksmiths Pries, catch; Hula, pitch; Connors, first; Gradoville, second; Seivcrs, short; Kuhns, third; Droege, center; F Janda, right; Rabb, left. Boilermakers Hasson, MISSOURI PACIFIC DEPOT WILL HAVE ELECTRIC LIGHTS ANOTHER OLD VETERAN'S WIDOW GETS BACK PENSION From Tuesday's ially. At last Ihe Missouri Pacific passenger station in this city is to have electric lidils installed, both on the iiiteri ir ami on the platform, at the sta'iou, (he con tract for the placing of them hav ing been given i.o the firm of Warga it Cecil, the expert wirers and electricians. The work will be started the last of the week, and when completed will add greatly to the appearance of tho struct tire and make it a great deal more convenient to th traveling public, as for years the lights in Ibis depot have been a nuisance and the copipany should receive the congratulations of tho public on making this much needed improvement. From Tuesday's Dally. Judge M. Archer has just re ceived from Washington (be ad vices that a pension of $12 a month has been granted lo Mrs. Olive L. Chrissinger, a soldier's catch; widow, to date from May 27, 1912, Herold, pitch; Smith, first; Lutz, when the claim was filed with the second; Neumann, short; Kopp, pension department. This case third ; C. Janda, center; Dawson, was a very difficult one and the loft ; Vroman, right. judge feels greatly pleased that he was aide to secure for his LOST A small brown Cocker client, such a prompt payment of paniei, answers to naino or tho claim. Mrs. Chrissinger is an Brownie." Last seen following aged lady and is at present in a farm wagon out of town. Parlies sanitarium in Missouri taking knowing whereabouts please (reatmenf, as her health has been notify Journal office. very poor for some time. Hands In His Books. From Tuesday's Dally. Mr. II. It. Schmidt, one of the best assessors in the county, came in from his home at Mur dock this morning to lurn over his books lo Ihe county assessor, having finished Ihe task of as sessing his precinct. Mr. Schmidt, has been assessor of his precinct for Ihe past five yeirs, and ho lias always had the reputation of be ing among the first, to complete the work. While in the city Mr. Schmidt was a pleasant caller at the Journal odlee, and we found him lo be a mighly fine gentleman. Farm for Sale. Anyone wanting to buy a farm would do well to see W. P.. Bryan, county assessor.