The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 29, 1913, Image 1

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NO. 42.
Very Interesting Session, Many
Matters Taken Up of Interest
to Our Citizens.
From Tuesday's Dally.
There was a complete member
ship present last evening at the
council chambers when Mayor
rattler called that body to order,
and the members proceeded to
get busy at once with the mat
ters that confronted them.
A petition was read, signed by
the different business men of the
city, asking that the city increase
the salary of John Fitzpatrick, the
merchants' night police, from $10
to $20 per month, and on motion
of Councilman Lushinsky the
prayer of the petitioners was
granted and Johnnie will receive
the raise his faithful services de
serve, i
A communication was also read
by City Clerk Wurl from Judge
11. D. Travis, asking that some
work be done on South Seventh
street, which was in bad shape,
and the council granted the wish
of the petitioner and the work will
be done as soon as possible.
The petition of Judge A. J.
Beeson and others was read ask
ing that grading be done near
their property in order that the
proper sidewalks may be put in
,by the properly owners as soon
as the grading is completed, and
the request was heeded by the
council and the work will be got
ten out of the way as soon as
C. A. Rawls had a communica
tion before the council asking
permission to use the dirt taken
from the alley in the rear of his
premises to make a fill, which was
granted by the council.
The ordinance creating curb
ing and guttering, district -No. 5
waR read for the first time and
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ing of tin council. This is the
Arth Sixlh and Oak street per
manent curbing and guttering
district, and as soon as I he legal
time has elapsed the work will be
started mi Ibis step toward put
ting I lie residence streets in
proper condition.
The finance committee, after
having examined the following
claims against the city reeom-
mended the payment of the same:
Henry Trout, salary as night
police for April, $50; M. McCool,
salary as night police, $26; W. B.
Rishel, street work, $35.70; John
Fitzpatrick, salary, .$10; I. N.
Cummings, burying two dogs, $1;
C. E. McEntee, street work, $30;
George Poisal, same, $6; John
McDermott, same, $4; Charles
Dixon, same, $12; John Thomas,
same, $7; Nelson, Jean & Co.,
same, $10.20; Al O'Ncil, same,
$28.80; F. E. Payson, same,
$4.60; J. D. McAdams, same, $4;
Floyd Patridge, same, $1.60; Q.
K. Parinele, same, $30; Al Jones,
same, $22.
The streets, alleys and bridges
Pnminif Inn u hn linvn Knnri Innl'lno1
up the matter of the sidewalk on
Lincoln avenue, along the prop
erty of Henry Rothman, reported
that the contractor and property
owner reach some agreement as
to accepting the walk in order
that the matter can be satisfac
torily settled.
The fire and water committee
reported that the furnace in the
library building should be repair
ed during the coming summer
and recommended the appropria
tion of $55.50 for the work, and
the same was granted by the
Councilman Hallstrom called
the attention of the council to
the near approach of Decoration
day and asked that the small
grader be used for the purpose
of putting the roads through the
cemetery, and leading to it, in
proper shape for that day, which
was ordered done.
The council took up the matter
, of the bridges in the north part
' of the city, there being some five
in need of repairs and several of
them out of commission, and the
streets, alleys and bridges com
mittee was instructed to inter
view the county commissioners at
once to see that they were placed
in the proper shape.
On motion of Councilman Ba
jeck the city was authorized to
purchase twelve of the new city
directories at the sum of $2 each,
for use in the various depart
ments of the city government.
Councilman Patterson called
the attention of the council to the
condition of North Eighth street,
leading to the rifle range, and the
street was ordered placed in the
proper condition for travel, as
this is practically the only bad
piece of road leading to that place
The committee which was ap
pointed at a previous meeting of
the council to draft resolutions
of respect to the memory of the
late Walter J. White, a former
member of the council, reported
the following resolutions;
Whereas, The late. Walter J.
White, one of the most respected
citizens of our city, has been re
moved from among us; and,
Whereas, He was formerly a
member of this council, and was
one of its most careful and
valued members; therefore, be -it
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Mrs. F. G. Egenberger Entertains
Large Party of Young Ladies
for the Event.
b'roni Wednesday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon a large
number of the young lady friends
of Miss Virginia McDaniel were
entertained in a1 most charming
manner by Mrs. F. G. Egenberger
at her beautiful home on Vine
street. The young ladies enjoyed
a guessing game, of flowers, in
which contest Miss Clara Austin
proved the most successful and
was awarded the prize. The game
was one that occasioned much
merriment and fun over the dif
ferent answers given.
The guests were then invited
into the dining room, where a
most delicious two-course lunch
eon was served by the hostess, as
sisted by Misses Helen Egen
berger, Nora Rosencrans and
Teresa Droege, which was much
enjoyed by the jolly crowd. The
dining room was decorated in
pink and white and over the cen
ter of the table a basket contain
ing the handkerchiefs was sus
pended and to each one a tiny
ribbon was attached, which was
draped to the seat of honor oc
cupied by Miss McDaniel at the
head of the table, and as each
ribbon was pulled one of the
lovely offerings of the guests was
disclosed and the bride-to-be was
soon completely showered with
dainty handkerchiefs of all de
scriptions. After the luncheon the guests
adjourned to the parlors, where
several musical numbers were
given by the different members of
the party, as well as anolher
guessing game, in which the
guests were requested tn name
the different advertisements dis
played, and in this Miss Clara
Austin again proved to be the
most successful in carrying off
the prize.
The guests for the afternoon
were: Misses Clara Austin, Vir
ginia McDaniel, Helen Spies, Bess
Edwards, Ethel Leyda, Emma
Bauer, Beulah Sans, Hermia
Spies, Alice Tuey, Nora Batton,
Esther Larson, Christine Snen
nichsen and Mrs. Ed Egenberger.
Penmanship and Art Exhibit.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The penmanship and art ex
hibit will be held all day Wednes
day and Thursday and until Fri
day al noon of this week in the
vacant room in the Riley block.
The prizes for trie best work in
penmanship will be presented
Friday morning. All the patrons,
parents and friends of the pupils
of the schools are invited to call
and look at this excellent exhibi
tion of the work along this lino
by the school children.
Sell your property by in ad In
the Journal. .
On Train From Holdrige to Weep
ing Water and Brought Here
to Be Deserted.
From Wednesday's Dally
Last evening a couple arrived
on the north bound Missouri Pa
cific at 5 o'clock and went to the
Hotel Riley, where they register
ed as "J. Johnson and wife of
Topeka," and were apparent
ly all they professed to be and the
clerk did not for a moment ques
tion their actions.
About 11 o'clock Mrs. Johnson
came down stairs and announced
that the man was not her hus
band and that he had skipped out,
leaving her. She slated that she
had met the man on the train on
which she was traveling from
lloldn'dge to Weeping Water to
visit friends, and that he became
very attentive and in some man
ner drugged or doped her and
brought her on to this city,
where he deserted her. The wom
an was very much worked up over
the matter and drove out to the
midnight, Missouri Pacific to fry
and catch him before he got
away, but he evidently was on the
lookout and kept out of sight,
although a man answering his de
scription was seen shortly before
the woman came.
Failing to find the man there
the young woman, who gave her
name as Eikhoff, returned to the
city, where she remained until
this morning, when she departed
for Weeping Water, her original
destination. The lady is ap
parently quite young and the
story of doping seems very prob
able, as cases similar to this
have been brought to the atten
tion of the police of the different
cities, and if it is true and the
man can be located he should be
punished to the full exent of the
law. Young women who travel
alone on trains should, however,
exercise better judgment in pick
ing up with everyone whom they
meet and save themselves much
The lady stated that while on
the train the man asked her to
read a newspaper on which she
noticed there was some while
powder sprinkled, and on her re
fusal he tossed the pwder in her
face and after that she does not
have any recollection until she
found herself in the hotel here.
It is supposed that the powder
was cocaine and that she must
have snuffed someof the drug to
have the effect she claims. She
claimed she was Mrs. W. F. Eik
hoff and that her husband was a
car wiper at lloldn'dge.
Last Sunday evening a large
crowd of young folks gathered at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Scheel, near Murdock, to assist
their son, Johnnie, in celebrating
his twenty-first birthday anniver
sary. The evening was passed
most delightfully in playing
games and musical numbers by
the different members of the jolly
crowd until a late hour, when
they were invited to partake of
some very delicious ice cream
and cake, which added much to
the pleasures of what had already
been a most delightful evening.
The guests present on this oc
casion were: Clara and Herbert
Stroy, Emma and Herman flakc
mier, Bertha and Conrad Reinke,
Enia and Albert Luehr, Pauline
and Walter Thimgahn, Mable and
Leonard Wendt, Clara and Con
rad Wehrmann,' Ella and Anna
Lau, John and August OJakemier,
Henry and August Wendt, Her
man and Christ Kupke, Frank
Riesler, Will Schildemier, Con
rad Bauingarlner, Clara Woitzel,
Martha Lau, Mary Peters, Mary
Neben of Buffalo, Neb., and Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Jochim. The friends
who gathered for the party united
in wishing Johnnie many more
such happy birthdays.
Some One Hundred and Twenty
Present to Take Part In Cele
bratin Anniversary of Lodge.
from Wednesday's Dally.
Last evening the hall of the
local lodge of thejled Men was
the sceneof much merriment and
enjoyment, when the members of
that order and their families and
friends gathered to celebrate the
establishing of their hunting
grounds here, and all the chiefs
were present last evening to take
part in the pleasures of the even
ing. The crowd, numbering some
120, was so large it was neces
sary to use both floors of the
building to accommodate the jolly
gathering, and that it was an oc
casion long to be remembered
was the verdict of all.
The lower hall was converted
into the banquet room and two
long tables were spread the whole
length of the hall and were lined
with the jolly crowd to partake of
the delightful repast prepared by
the expert chefs of the order.
There was nothing omitted from
the menu that would tempt the
most fastidious and I he way the
tempting 'delicacies disappeared
was proof of the appreciation of
the guests of the evening.
In the lodge room on the sec
ond floor the evening was devoted
to the enjoyment of music and a
general delightful social time.
Several splendid vocal numbers
were given by Misses Ferris and
Kate York and Mr. Jesse York,
and the talented vocalists were
called back repeatedly by the de
lighted aYkiience, who seemed to
be unable to gel enough of the
delightful singing. Miss Helen
Carlson, who is a very talented
pianist, gave several instrumental
numbers and her rendition of the
different selections was given in
a most pleasing manner.
The celebration throughout was
conducted in a manner that, re
flects great credit upon the com
mittee in charge and the mem
bers and their families fortunate
enough to be present were more
than delighted with the evening
of complete enjoyment. The Red
Men have had a number of social
galherings this past winter, but
the one last evening certainly
was the best. given by this excel
lent order for many moons.
The Journal has just received
a copy of the Long Beach Press
containing a section devoted en
tirely to automobiles and boost
ing the Long Beach auto exhibit
that opened in that city last
month, and among the photo
graphs on the front page of the
paper appears two of our former
townsmen H. J. Helps and W. L.
Thomas who during the time
they have been in business in
that city have met with great suc
cess and are among the leading
automobile dealers in that
locality. Southern California is
truly the auto owners' paradise
and these gentlemen have more
than made good on their venture
in that city.
Soon Reach His 100th Milestone.
From Tuesdays Dally.
Yesterday J. L. Russell and
wife of Lincoln arrived in the city
for a visit with their son, Lew
Russell and family, here for a
time. Mr. Russell is a fine, hale
and hearty man and to see him
one would little guess his age,
but next March he will have pass
ed his one hundredth birthday.
To see this fine old gentleman one
would hardly lake him to be
over CO.
August Stohlman of the vi
cinity of Louisville was attending
to some business matters In this
city yesterday, and was a pleasant
caller at this office, at which time
he renewed his subscription.
Meet at Thomsen Home.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
Presbyterian church was delight
fully entertained at the home of
Mrs. II. Thomsen yesterday after
noon. There were a large num
ber yf (he ladies of the church
and congregation present, who,
after the regular business ses
sion, indulged in various amuse
ments, interspersed with con
versation and stitching on dainty
fancy work, all of which made the
occasion a very pleasant one. At
the proper time some very de
licious refreshments were served
by the hostess.
Buys Elson Property.
From Wednesday's Daily.
M. S. Briggs has just pur
chased the Elson property on
South Sixth street and intends to
take up his residence therein as
soon as possible. This properly
is one of the handsomest places
in town; the house has eleven
rooms and bath and is fitted 110
with all modern conveniences. The
grounds embrace a third of a
block and have a natural beauty
unexcelled by any place. The
sale was effected through ("5. F.
S. Burton.
From Tuesday's Ually-
Some time ago the Commercial
club began negotiations with the
Missouri Pacific officials in Kan
sas City in regard to the pulling
on of another train or furnish
ing heller connections with the
Lincoln branch line for the bene
fit of those in the western and
central part of the county who
desired to come to this city. The
officials held out the promise of
the needed relief, and ' nothing
was done inNlhe matter and the
officials of (he club again brought
the matter to the attention of the
company, with the result that the
Kansas City officials refused to
afford us any relief, and it is
now up to the club and citizens
here to carry the matter on up to
President Bush, and if he cannot
give I he satisfactory arrange
ments, then the matter should be
brought to the attention of I In
stale railway commission, where
it may be possible to secure a
fair shake on the matter. The
Missouri Pacific has afforded the
towns to the south of us a splen
did service from the north and
made if. possible for residents at
Murray to go more conveniently
to Nebraska Cily than Platts
moulh has a right to register a
seems possible, planned their
schedules in such a manner as to
work a hardship upon not only
this cily, but the whole country
as well, and it is time they began
fo recognize the fact that Platts
mouth has a irght to register a
loud and vigorous kick on the
service handed them by this rail
From Tuesday's Dany.
The new pool hall operated by
F. II. Dunbar and T. B. Bates, was
opened this afternoon in the
Sherwood building, and it is a
place worthy of more than pass
ing mention, as it is fitted up in
a most elaborate manner and is
without doubt the finest billiard
and pool establishment ever in
the city. The room has been re
papered and decorated in a most
artistic manner, and with the
handsome tables and fixtures is a
place far superior to the general
run of city billiard parlors and
makes an ideal room to enjoy a
social game of pool or bililards in
the finest of surroundings. The
firm has four large pool fables
and one billiard table in the hall
and the public is assurred of a
hearty welcome at this beautiful
new place.
Phil Keil of the vicinity of
Murray was a visitor in this city
Monday and called at this office
and renewed his subscription. '
Theater Filled to Overflowing
and Rendition of Play Was
Very Pleasing.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The Parinele theater was
crowded last evening on the oc
casion of the presentation of the
senior class plays, and those at
tending felt well repaid, for the
young people handled the parts
in a manner that would have done
credit to far more experienced
actors, and in the carrying out of
the plays they showed the careful
training they had received at the
hands of Mrs. George E. Dovey
and Prof. II. S. Austin.
The program opened with "The
French Haid and the Phono
graph," a bright little comedy
one-act playlet, which was car
ried out by the girls of (ho school
in a very pleu.-iug manner. As
Flossy (Ireene, ambitious to be
come a French scholar and to ac
quire Parisian manners, Miss
Ferris York was excellent, aa Has
Miss Anna Wohlfarth, who play
ed the role of Mrs. (ireene, the
mother, and Josephine Rys, who
appeared as Mollie (.Ireene, the
younger sister. The handling of
the role of Mary Ann French, a
cook who attempted to take tho
part of a French maid, had been
assigned to Miss Margaret Al
bert, and she carried the part out
to perfection, and her clever
work brought forth much laugh
ter. Miss Agnes Plak, who ap
peared as Miss Ayers, supposed
to be a finished French scholar,
was very effective in her rolo and
her contribution to the playet
aided greatly in its success, as
did the splendid acting of Miss
Florence Richardson, the rep
resentative of a system of leach
ing one to speak French by the
use of a phonograph. Miss Rich
ardson has a good voice for the
stage and n splendid bearing that
made her acting very effective.
Don Arries carried the role ol
the leading man in a most pleas
ing manner, hav ing I he character
of the boy who had to pay his own
way through school by running
an eating house, and his scenes
with Miss Janet Clement, who ap
peared as Miss Eleanor Forbes,
Hie popular girl of the college,
were very charming and I hey car
ried out their parts like veterans.
In the part of Bene, a freshman
whose feet were always in the
way, Reuben Saxon was most
laughable and his cleverness
made the play very amusing. The
villian of the show was Walde
mar Soennichsen, who appeared
as "Perry" Spencer, a supposed
"leader" in college society, and
as he was foiled by the leading
man in his efforts lo secure the
hand of Miss Forbes, he was the
picture of baffled villiany. Miss
Agnes Plak appeared as Mrs. Lee,
an aristocratic lady, and she was
all that could be asked for in the
line of the proud woman, and in
the part added the honors secured
in the opening play. As Yiolet, a
helpful soul, in love with Bene,
Miss Angie McCarroll was most
pleasing and assisted in adding
the comedy touches to the play.
The difficult role of Oertrude
Spencer, who tried to assist her
brother to win the hand of Miss
Forbes, was handled very clever
ly by Miss Buelah Sans and her
acting showed careful study of
the part. The whole play was one
which reflected great credit upon
the young people and they can
feel greatly elated over Hie splen
did success scored by their plays.
There was only one disagree
able feature connected with tha
show and that was the noise oc
casioned by the seating of the
audienco during the progress of
the play and the tramping up and
down the aisle caused those seal
ed to miss a great deal of what,
the players were asyinir.
James Tcrryberry of the vi
cinity of Cedar Creek motored to
this city yesterday lo attend to
some business mailers. He call
ed at this ofilce and renewed his
allegiance to the Old Reliable.