The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 12, 1913, Image 1
jCcb SI ate IIiMr.:i:'M ? :p A. ourn VOL. XXXII. PLATTSYIOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1913. NO. 46. pate 3 I DC a A LIVELYJSESSIOH The Appointment of a Street Commissioner Creates Some Excitement. From Tuesday's Daily. The city council at their meet ing last evening were as militant as a camp of the English suf fragettes and there was some thing doing most of the fine of the two hours' session. The library board sent to the council the recommendation of the appointment of Messrs. A. L. Tidd, K. C. Hill and D. 0. Dwyer as members of the library board, and these appointments were made by the councilmen without a dissenting voice. The council was also in receipt of a petition from the citizens residing along Seventh and Elm streets asking that an electric light be placed at the intersection of these streets, and on motion the light was ordered placed at once. Another communication was received from the residents of curbing and guttering district No. 5 asking that the width of the streets in that district lie made 26 feet from curl to curl) and the city attorney was instructed to see that the matter was looked after and an ordinance drawn to cover the matter. The bids for the construction of the sewer extension on Chicago avenue were opened by the city clerk and read, there being one from the Offerman Construction company and one from Mart Shel don, and these were referred to the streets, alleys and bridges committee, who reported back that the bid of Mr. Sheldon was much lower, but Mr. Offerman called the attention of the coun cil to the fact that Hie bid of Mr. Sheldon was not in strict com pliance with Ho1 nut ice for bids, and the matter was referred to the city attorney In pass an opinion upon. The ellicient city clerk, Mr. Wurl, reported that during the month of May he had beeif able lo gather in for the city 083.30, which was turned over to the city treasurer. This sum in cluded Si. 000 for the Weber saloon license. The chief of police reported that during May six persons had been arrested and disposed of in different ways. The report of Judge M. Archer for the month showed that $7 had been collected for fines and $11 as costs in. the police court, which sums had been deposited in the city strong box. The claims committee of the city council presented the fol lowing bills, which they had had under consideration: Kroehler Bros., hardware, 18.(50; Mike Kelley, assigned to John Cory, $13.00. It seems in this last case Mike was owing a line of $5 to the city, but as he had got away with assigning his claim it was remit ted. The city attorney stated to the council that" for the year HM2 the telephone companies here had turned in the valuation of $7,000 on one plant and 6,000 on another and the state railway commission had placed a value of $75,000 on these plants. Mayor Sattler stated he thought the city attorney and judiciary committeo of the council should call on the commissioners at the board of equalization, which starts its sit tings today, and it was so ordered by the council that this matter he equalized. City Attorney Tidd reported that the cases of Perry vs. the City, and Wescott vs. the City had been decided in the district court adverse to (tie City of Platls mouth. Mr. Tidd staled he thought these cases should be ap pealed, ns the principals involved were such I hat the city ought to do its utmost to secure a favor able verdict. He also staled thai T. II. Pollock, who has 98 acres of land east of the pumping sta tion was to start a suit lo have it placed outside of the oily limits, And hr thought, the land, under the ordinance of 1887, defining the boundaries of the city, could be claimed by the city for taxing purposes. Councilman Vrouian thought in the Perry case that the street in question was very much needed by the people re siding in the south part of town, and if it was closed it would work a great hardship on those living there, and he thought the city should try and prevent the street from being closed up. Councilman Patterson staled he understood that the street had never been opened up, and he was not in favor of having the city putting money into a case where there was not much chance in securing a favorable , decision. Councilman Hallstrom was con siderably in doubt as lo whether the street was ever opened or not, but had understood that it was not. Mr. Tidd staled that a por tion of I he street had been open ed up and worked, establishing the existance of the street. Coun cilman Johnson was of the opinion that the city should take every step possible to preserve its rights to the streets and resist the efforts of private parties, anil on motion of Tushinsky, second ed by Shea, Ihe city attorney was authorized to appeal Ihe case to the supreme court, by a vote of (5 to 3, Richey passing. In regard to Ihe Wescott case, it was referred lo Ihe judiciary committee to investigate before anv action was taken in the mat- Continued on Eighth Page.) "OLD SPORT" GONE TO THE "HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS" From Tuesday's Dally The Murlinglon station was the scene of much gloom yesterday, as one of the landmarks of the station was peacefully 'put out of his suffering and laid to rest east, of the station in sight, of his familiar stamping ground. "Old Sport," known to everyone around the depot and those who travel out of I his station, was a very bright canine and thought, it was out of the question for Ihe "stub" to leave the station unless he was on board. Me was some Iraveler, having several times golten on the wrong train at Oreapolis and made trips to Ashland and Lincoln, but as he was recognized by trainmen be was always sent back lo Yard master Johnson. Of late he has been on the retired list on ac count of his age, and it was thought best lo chloroform him. The funeral was attended by Yardmaster Johnson and Switch man (iouchenour as chief mourn ers. REMAINS TAKEN TO EMER SON, IOWA, FOR BURIAL From Tuemlay'i Dally. The funeral services of the late Mrs. Karen Warren were held this morning at the home of the parents of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Smith, in I lie west portion of the city, being conduct ed by Rev. I). L. Dunkleberger of the Christian church, who preach ed a short sermon on the life of the deceased and the glories of the future of I hose w ho believed in Christ. A quartet composed of Messrs. Kesse Perry, O. Sandin, D. Ti. Dunkleberger and Miss (iolda Dunkleberger, sang several of the old well-loved hymns dur ing Ihe services, and at Ihe close Ihe casket was conveyed to the Murlinglon depot, where it was taken to Emerson, Iowa, for in torment in the cemetery there To I ho sorrowing husband and motherless little children, as well as lln grief-slricken parents, Ihe deepest sympathy of the entire community goes out in Ihis, their hour of grief over Ihe loss of their loved one. LOST Helween Alex llboden's place and Mynard, an open-face gold watch with fob which has overall au on it. Mmler please leave same with Dr. J. E. Drown. al M.Miard, or at Ihis olllce, and receive reward. 0-7-2ld-2twklv The Journal for Calling Card 10 HOLD All OLD FASHIONED IMC GAiHINGItJ INTEREST Old-Fashioned Celebration to Be Held Here on Fourth of July at Tulene's Grove. ' Plaltsmouth citizens who de sire to spend the Fourth of July in a sane and enjoyable manner can have the opportunity, as the Tulene Drother.s have arranged to hold an old-fashioned cele bration at, their home, west of this city, on the great natal day, which will give everyone an op portunity to have a most enjoy able lime and no) be compelled to go away from home to celebrate. A largo dance platform will be elected in the grove at Ihe Tulene place and the Tom Swoboda band and orchestra has boon secured to furnish music during Ihe day for the dancers, and those who desire to pass Ihe time listening to the delightful strains of music. The merry-go-round will be put up and Ihe young folks can ride o their heart's content through- t ii i . i i i .. it.. oui me uay. in ortier lor un people down town lo reach the grounds hack and automobile lines will be run all day from the ly to I he . grounds to convey them lo the scene of Ihe fun and rolie, which will reign supreme from early morning until late al nigni. There will be plenty of good cold wafer provided for the thirsty on the grounds and it will make an ideal place in the shade of Ihe grove to pass the day with pleas ure and profit, lo all attending. There will be none of the dirl and noise so common lo celebra tions on- tin streets, but, just, a plain old-fashioned eelebral ion, such as prevailed years ago, and which will be much more ap preciated by those attending than the more modern methods of bidding celebrations. Make your plans lo spend the day at the Tulene grove and take your fam ily there for a good, old-fashioned time. DEATH OE MISS GLADYS CAREY NEAR MYNARD Yesterday afternoon Miss (lladys Carey, a very highly esteemed young lady, of near My nard, passed away al, the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Carey, after an illness of several months of quick consumption. She caught a very heavy cold late last fall and it rapidly developed into this dread disease and her condition gradually grew worse until she finally succumbed to the dread malady. S. A. Carey and W. It. Carey of Hastings, Neb., two brothers, arrived last even ing to attend the funeral, which will probably be held tomorrow at the late home. Miss Carey was very much beloved by all . who know her and her untimely death will come as a great shock to her friends, although not unexpected, still it will cause a feeling of great grief to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. MRS. CHRIS WOHLFARTH MEETS WITH ACCIDENT Monday afternoon while Mrs Chris Wohlfarlh was engaged around her home at her house hold duties sh. was so unfort Innate as to have her ankle tun with her, and as she tried to re cover her balance she sprainei her neck in a very severe man nor, necessitating the calling of a physician to attend to the in jury. She is suffering greatly from Ihe pain caused bv Ihe sprain, but il is thought that, will not result in anything serious. The many friends of this worlhy lady will learn wilh great regret of her accident and trust that she will soon be able lo I out, as her indisposition will 1 fell very much by her large oiro of friends. 1 MEEK ARE Evangelist Smith Preaches a Very Powerful Sermon at the Big Tent. The meeting al the big lent last night was very well attend ed and the sermon delivered by Evangelist Smith on "Is tho Dible True?" was one of the best ever delivered in the city and should have been heard by every man, woman and child in the city, re gardless of creed. The musical features of the meetings are constantly growing bolter and last evening the choir of forty- live voices contributed several very pleasing and inspiring num bers that added greatly to the effectiveness of the powerful ser mon. A male quartet, consist ing of Messrs. (iilmore, Klinger, Smith and McEhvaiu, furnished a very line number to the service. The interest in the meetings is growing and before the week is out il. is expected that Ihe audi ence' will till the tent, to its capacity. "At last evening's service Mr. Smith's subject was, "How May Wo Know That the Dible is True?" As his texl he took Ihe question of Nicodenius, "How can these things be?" John 3:!l. Mr. Smith said: "I believe I hat was the ques tion of an honesl doubter, and I believe that there are those to day who are honest doubters. On the oilier band, I am jusL as sure there are many who protend to be doubters, who make Ihe pre- lense because I hey love darkness rather (ban light, because their deeds are evil. The ground of much of Ihe so-called disbelief is nothing but sin. Dut while that is 'true, there are those whose surroundings have been such as lo instill doubl. II. is Ihis class that 1 hope lo help tonight. "In answering Ihe question of Ihe texl, I am not going lo try to dig so dee), nor fly so high that you cannot understand, but propose to make Ihe. simplest sort of suggestions and present things you can see, fads which are be fore your eyes all Ihe time. One of the groat arguments of the doubter is, that he will not be lieve what he cannot see, when the fact is lie believes in a thou sand things that he never saw and never will see. lint the fads I present tonight you can see with your mind if you have one. "First of all, we may know that the bible is true by what people say who have tested it. The sug gestion is practical for two rea sons, and the first one is, because the founder of Christianity, a thing which wo know exists, said to His followers, 'witness,' and they have been and are doing so, In Ihe second place, all we know about other limes has really come to us by way of information When a man has tested the teach. ings of the bible 50 years and says T know whom I have be lieved,' it, has weight with me, and should with all. "Secondly, we may know that the bible is true by its results This is made, apparent in two ways; first, in the history of na tions. It is a fact that no one can deny, because it is undeniable, that where the bible is there is enlightenment, civilization and education. These things follow in the wake of the bible. And whore the bible is not, there is darkness, heathenism, ignorance and superstition. So true are these facts that you could not hire the most blatant atheist lo go and live in such a land. "The results of what the bible does is also shown in the lives of individuals. Miracles of grace are on every hand. Changes in lives that cannot, be explained except by the results of Ihe teachings of Ihe bible. "A third way to know that, Ihe bible is true is to put it. lo Ihe tost ourselves, and I hat that may be ilone just as we lest anything tdse, is true and being true, we have no right to say we do not believe in thai which we know nothing about. Thai the average infidel is absolutely ignorant of the bible cannot for one moment be denied. Our Lord and Savior when on earth issued a challenge when He said, "He that witloth lo do His will, shall know of the teaching, whether il bo of find, or whether I speak of Myself.' I have never known Ihe exception where Ihe honest doubter put that lo an honest test but I hat, (!od fulfilled His promise. Will you lost Him?". Mr. Smith closed his straight- from-l he-shoulder discourse with the thrilling account of the death of an atheist in Illinois, who said in a public address a little while before, "If I should die tonight, I would take the leap in tho dark." "Say the best you can for doubt and infidelity," said Mr. Smith, "it, will not alter the fact that when the end comes it will be a leap in the dark. Tint that is not, true of Christianity, the teachings of the bible, for its founder said: T am Ihe light of Ihe world; he that, followeth Me, shall not walk in darkness.'" Every person in the audience stood lo say at Ihe conclusion, "We believe the bible to be Ihe word of (Sod." Has Fine New Car. The firm of Manners it Cecil, who are Ihe agents here for the celebrated Interstate automobiles, have a Hue specimen of the latest t!U3 model bore, and lo those who have saw il, impresses them as being about the latest thing out in regard lo comfort and ease in riding. The machine is a six- cylinder car, electric lighted and started and is equipped with a center control and left-hand drive and is without a doubt one of the line.M machines shown here by any of (lie automobile dealers. W. G. T.U. HOLDS M- L The annual Flower Mission, under the 'auspices of the W. C. T. L'., was hold at, tho pretty homo of .Mrs. Charles Troop, on Chicago avenue, Monday afternoon. A large number of Ihe members and friends of this organization as sembled at, the Troop residence to assist, in making Ihis annual event, a most enjoyable and suc cessful one. The ladies in charge of the afternoon's entertainment had prepared a pleasing program, which consist ed of readings by Mesdaines A. J. Deeson and S. E. Kerr, vocal solo by little Miss Thelina Hudson, the reading of appropriate clippings by Mes dames W. E. Austin, P. E. Iluffner M. Thomas, and a response by the president, Mrs. C. Troop. This excellent program was very much appreciated by the large number in attendance and was followed by Ihe serving of a delicious luncheon, which materially added to the pleasures of Ihe afternoon. The flowers were then distrbuled to Ihe sick and shut-in, bouquets being left, at the Masonic Home. The Journal oftlce was made the recipient of a beautiful bouquet of flowers by Ihe ladies yesterday afternoon, for which please ac copt our thanks. Helps Father Celebrate. Hugh Norton, the Missouri Pa cific agent, returned home last evening from Talmage, Neb., whore he was assisting his father in Ihe celebration of his sevenly- fiflh birthday. The day was ceb brated by a reunion of the Norton family, and the judge, who is hale and hearty, enjoyed the day, surrounded by his family and friends. Judge Norton is very active for a man of his years and would hardly be taken for more than fifty years of aire by anyone not knowing him. Visiting Old Boyhood Friend. David Coombs and wife of Portsmouth, Ohio, are hero for a short visit at the home of Judge W. II. Newell and family, as well as other friends. Mr. Coombs and Mr. Newell were boyhood friends and served together in the same company during Ihe civil war, and the visit here is greatly enjoyed by both of I hose goal le mon and their families. 01 HfiS 0 IHE RIFLE RANGE a noil For Nearly Five Months Workmen Have Been Engaged in Im proving the Property. The work al the rifle range, which has boon under way by the firm of McLaughlin & Son, the contractors, for the past few months, is rapidly uoaring com pletion and in about two weeks Ihe work will all be wound up and the range ready to turn over to the government again. The big concrete mixer that was used in the construction of the permanent butts, was brought to this city yesterday and ship ped to Lincoln, where the Com pany has a contract at, University Place to complete. The perman ent concrete butts have all been completed and it is now possible to allow a very large number of men to practice al, one time on Ihe range. The targets are placed at, 1,000, 800, (500, -tOO and 200 yards clear across the range and practice can be had at all those distances without inlerferring with each other, as Ihe bulls are placed clear across the range, running from oast, to wot, and there will not bo Ihe least trouble in having all these dTlVerent ranges used at once. The range house has been coin, plclcil and made ready fur oc cupancy whenever needed and will make a very commodious and comfortable olllce for the range officers when the troops are again sent hero for practice. About the only work left for the contractors is that of finishing up the per manent, walks around the ranee, and when this is done it. will make if one of Ihe most up-lo- late rifle ranges in the west. The work hero has furnished employment to a large number of men and tho oily has been filled for Ihe past, few months with a large floating population, as Ihe men usually did nol slay long on the job on account of the long distance from town uecesasry for I hem to walk, and as a rule they wore gathered up by employment agencies in Omaha and fired down here lo slay for a short lime and I hen go on I heir way to other fields. The completion of the work on the range will allow Ihe stale militia to come here for their practice if (Seneral Hall so de sires, and slops should be taken lo have as many companies as possible sent here for a few weeks' workout at Ihe range. HAVE FINE TIME FISHING AT CEDER CREEK SUNDAY Sunday a crowd of young peo ple took advantage of the nice day and, armed with their fishing tackle and baskets filled with everything good to eat that one could wish for, went, for a fishing parly at the Cedar Creek lakes. Al Ihe noon hour Ihe table cloths were spread beneath the beautiful shade trees and all en joyed a good dinner. The great er pari of the day was spent in fishing. Later in the afternoon I ho jolly picnickers w ent to see Ihe sights al. the gravel pit. After having caught all Ihe fish they cared for, the crowd departed for. I heir homos, declaring that they had had a mosl enjoyable time. Those in attendance wore: Mis ses Margaret and Emma Trilsch, Louise Kohne, Edna Meisinger, Luella and Mabel Kaffenbcrger, Messrs. Elmer Stoehr, Willie, Philip and Erilz Kohne, Clarence Meisinger, Henry Nolting, Sammy Hluiden, Fred. Mike and August. KalTenberuer, Henry Lohnes, Mr. and Mrs. (Seorge Sloehr. Platform Dance. lino summer dance plat form is completed, and the first dance will bo given at the home, one mile west of Plaltsmouth, on Saturday evening, June li. Music by the Thomas Svoboda or chestra. Tiielono Dims.