The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 23, 1913, Image 1
N0b Stale Historical Soc moEtb VOL. XXXII. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1913. NO. 49. Sbe plaits- a Hill IE inn Many Important Matters Discuss ed, Including Good Roads and Weekly Band Concerts. From Friday's Dally. There was a very fair attend ance last evening at the meeting df the Commercial club, a num ber of the faithful braving the warm weather and attending the session of this live organization. There were a number of very vital and interesting questions dis cussed by the members, and it was near it) o'clock before I he meeting adjourned and the mem bers wended their way home ward. The committee which had been out looking after the securing of the necessary funds for the band concerts reported, through II. F. Goos, that they had succeeded in getting $285 on their list, and there was quite a number In visit yet. The enmmittee has, during their trip over the business sec tion, found a few who have been insistant that the band concerts be held on Main street, but a big majority of the citizens seem to favor the plan as agreed upon that of holding the concerts on the High school grounds. The idea that it is necessary In have everything that come in the line of amusement located on the main street of the city seems to be dying out. as there is no par ticular pleasure in camping m the hot, dirty paved si reels for the concerts, as it is nut, only bad for the lisleners. but the band is unable to produce as good music on the noisy street as in the quiet of a park. The good roads proposition va discussed at some length by Mr. Pollock, who is ou the good roads committee of Ihe club, and he re ported that the owners of land north of the city on Ihe Platte bottom, had agreed to donate land from the Pickett farm around lo Swallow Hill to construct a road through, and which would con nect onto Ihe rifle range road. The proposed road would run along the Burlington (racks and make a much cheaper and convenient road than Ihe one proposed to be built over the hill by Ihe com missioners, and the club passed a resolution to be presented to the county commissioners asking that they adopt I his as Ihe road along to the Platte bottoms. Mr Pollock also reported that the Nebraska Telephone company had removed their poles back some few feet and the commissioners had ordered the ditch made over next to the poles, which woult widen the road considerably and make it much belter for travel ing. He also pointed out the ad vantages to be gained by the con struction of the road along the Missouri river bluffs in the di rection of Hock Bluffs, as it would allow the farmers in that, direc tion to come to this city to trade and many of them would avail themselves of this opportunity if the road was constructed. Mr. Lushinsky, who has had the drinking fountain proposition in hand for the club, as well as Ihe city council, reported that the city had ordered three of these fountains some time ago, through Mr. Warga, of a firm in Lincoln, which had sent to Ohio lo have them manufactured, and on their arrival in Lincoln it was found that there were quile a number of articles missing from the car in which I hey had been trans, ported and the company had re fused lo accept Ihe car and Ihe fountains were lied up in this manner until Ihe iliverence be tween the Lincoln and Ohio II rm were straightened out, but he hoped in a short lime to have them ready to install in Ihis city. The commillee I hat has had the question of belter service over the Missouri Pacific, from the county reported I fiat thev had been out in the county with peti lions for belter service and that they had met enthusiastic re CLUB MEETING ceptions in every town they had visited and I hat every town visit ed realized the need for better service and one of the petitions had been returned with a tine list of signers. Mr. Wurl stated that Mr. Barrett, the freight man for the Missouri Pacific, hail been here a few days ago to look af ter securing additional freight business for the road and had been told of the situation here in regard to the people from the county being unable to get into this city at a convenient hour, and had agreed that the people here were entitled to better serv ice and had promised to use his influence to try and secure a motor service between Ihis city uid Auburn that would connect at Union with the Lincoln branch trains and arrive here about K) a. in. and run on into Omaha, re turning in the afternoon about Mr. Pollock called the attention of Ihe club to the fact that the u nly commissioners had order d out all Ihe telephones in the ourl house and the incon venience it would cause in me taxpayers in the county, as il would be necessary to call anyone at the court house over the long distance telephone and a mes senger fee would have to be paid, and if it was on matters thai had to be looked up the ollicial would e forced to make a second call and each time they were called up il, would be very expensive lo the taxpayers, as well as very incon venient lo the officials. Mr. Arthur Huntington, who is ere looking after securing a ngnt-oi-way lor tne electric ngni company for its line from lied Oak in line with the changes in the plant here, was present and was called upon for a few re marks, but slated he did not want o make a lot of promises, as it was impossible in a work oi tins kind to tell definitely just when the new improvements would be completed, but he said the citi zens here could expect, by October 1st lo have relief from the pres ent conditions, but he did not be lieve in giving out a lot of state ments, but preferred to wait until ey were ready to put, their plans inlo execution. ft is generally understood that the light com pany proposes to supply the customers here by a line from across the river while, the plant here is being rebuilt this fall and winter. When the plant here is completed it will be called on to handle the business in this sec lion. Mr. Huntington also gave a short talk on the value of the apple orchards in this section and how to prevent Ihe spread of disease among Ihe trees. He is interested in a large orchard in Montana and his talk along this line was very pleasing and in teresting to the club members. The matter of running the Schuyler train into this city was discussed and the information conveyed that the Burlington was willing lo put on an exlra coach for this city on the Schuyler and have it switched off at Oreapolis, but as the company intended lo tlx up a depot, at that place, the club decided I hat the coach would not improve Ihe service and the di-pot would serve to lake care of Ihe passengers until more im proved service could be arranged for. RESIDEHGE PROPERTY From Friday's Dally. The changes in properly which have been going on for some lime in this city still continues am Ihe latest change to be made is the sale of the J. E. Douglass property on High School Hill to Ocorge H. Sayles. The Douglass home is one of the nicest in the city and Mr. Sayles is very for tunale in securing it for his future home. Mr. Douglass has retained a lot and a half of the properly and il is understood will erect a new modern collage on Ihe lols he owns next to his pres ent residence. This properly is located at, the corner of Main ant Eleventh streets and is within easy walking distance of the main business section of the city am is very desirable for resilience purposes. MORE CHANGES 111 HEAVIES T I UttlllJIUIIil OF IHE SEASON From Saturday's Dally. This city was visited by one of the heaviest rainstorms of the season yesterday, starting about 3:Jll and continuing with only a short relief until about 8 o'clock. The rain came down in torrents ami in a very short time the water was running down the street quilt .lively, but without lining any damage, as the lowered streets were amply able to carry off the water as it fell. The farm of Thomas Stokes on the sand bar east of the city received a horrible Hooding as a result of the storm, however, the sewer located just south of the BuVling Inn subway pouring its stream of flood water out like an angry river, was turned by Ihe base ball fence and washed over lo the Stokes place and his cornfield was deluged by the water. The water also swept over the base ball grounds, although it was protected slightly by the back fence, but, the water stood for several feet over Ihe diamond during the early part of the even ing. There should bo some steps taken lo prolect the base ball grounds from being lloodcd whenever there is a heavy rain, and a means of diverting; Ihe wa ter found, as it has a clear sweep from the sewer opening to (lie fence and sweeps right nver the entire park. DAD BOWLBY VIEWS THE MATTER IN PROPER LIGHT The Nebraska Press associa- ioii has decided to issue boom (lit ions of their papcrrs some ime during the fall to adverlise Ihe slate. The best boom for any oininunily is Ihe local paper, and in the community where they are lucky enough to possess one there but lillle need of boom editions is a specially. i'lai i snioutu mrnal. The Journal lakes the right view ol Hie question, we uonii need any boom editions, neither1 In we need any paid secretaries. Editors have the best and only nielhoil they need lo help the stale ami themselves along. All they have to do is to 1111 their editorial columns each Issue with good, sound, logical arguments favoring anything or everything they need, and soon they will realize all they are after. The press does not want a paid lob byist nor a paid representative at home or abroad, and it is simply graft to pull Ihe legs of editors to get money to hire such a man. It may be a nice lake for one who is looking for a job or for one who is unable to help himself without assistance; but for the average able-bodied editor to use his money to hire another man to do that, which the editor can do bet ter himself, is simply folly. Pay a secretary for his. services dur ing the annual meeting in pre paring the program and publish ing the annual report and then stop. Let the secretary return to his job or tripod, as the case may be, ami become a useful citizen. Crete Democrat. M0RE voted for SCHOOL HOUSE AT UNION An election was held in Wood man hall Monday evening for the purpose of voting upon tho proposition to issue an additiona .$5,000 bonds for building ex penses, and although there was but small attendance there seem ed lo be but one idea to furnish enough money to give the district Ihe very best there is in the way of school facilities. At, Ihe time the first bonds were voted the law would not permit voting a suf tlcient amount to erect ami equip Hie building, but, the last legis lalure opened Ihe way to nice such emergencies as confronlei Ihe district . The vote on the proposition lo issue the secont. bonds carried by a vote of 25 lo 1 Union Ledger. un I CTflDM I I G DURING RlSItf From Saturday's Daily. Some excitement was created yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock at the height of the rain storm, when Ihe horse belonging In Andy llarwick, which has been used by the water company to' haul material to the pumping station, was seen dashing down South Sixth si reel, having evi dently been scared by Ihe thun der and light ning, and the ani mal, which was supposed to be as gentle as a lamb, displayed as much spirit as a Kentucky thor oughbred as it spetl along, and I he-people along Ihe street feared tit rush out ami slop ils flight for fear of being dashed to pieces beneath its hoofs, but the animal met its Waterloo as it reached the corner of Sixlh and Pearl streets, as M. S. Briggs was coin ing along there with his trusty umbrella, and as the animal ad vanced he rushed toward it. with open umbrella and Maude S. pro ceeded to attempt to slop, with the result that she fell down and was overpowered by Mr. Hriggs and 0- K. Parniele, the horse lamer, and after the harness had been taken nil' the animal it pro ceded homeward as lame as a kit ten. II. is claimed by bystanders thai t he loud commands of Mr. Parniele and not. Ihe umbrella cau'ed Ihe horse to make Ihe sudden slop. THE LIGHTING PUNT TO BE GREATLY IMPROVED From .Saturday's Dally. The improvement that has been pro,i.' --nl by the management of Ihe .Nebraska Lighting company in Ihis city will add greatly to Iht service given the pat runs of the company here, and when Ihe new plant is completed il will be tine of the best in Ihis part of the stale.' The company proposes lo un service to tins cny lrom net Oak until the plant here is ready o put in operation, and when Ihe plant is finished il is thought probable that, this city will be the hief plant of the company, fur nishing power to tne quarries west of Ihe city along; the Platte river, as well as the towns east, n the river. This is Ihe most logica point for the establishing of the main plant, and when the new plant, is established there will be no town in the state better equip ped with a lighting plant. . H. D. TRAVIS IS ELECTED SECRETARY OF STATE PIE. SOCIETY From Saturday's Dally. The state convention of Ihe P E. O. society, which has been meeting at Hebron, Nch for the past few days, concluded its ses sion yesterday by the election of officers for the ensuing year, and Chapter F of Ihis city was honor ed by the selection of Mrs. H. D Travis as corresponding sec rotary of the organization. Mrs Travis is president of the loca chapter ami has been for years one of the leading members of the society and has contributed greatly to the success of the chapter here, and her election lo the office of secretary will be source of great pleasure to her friends in this city, and a more worthy selection could not pos sibly have been made. Mrs- Travis was in attendance at the convention, accompanying Mrs C. A. Rawls, who was the deb gate from the chapter here lo the stale meeting. H. C. Vanllorn has secured new attachment for the Edison phonograph called Ihe Diamont Reproducer, and will give a dem ovist rat ion of this new device that has made the phonograph the finest talking machine made, Iho store of John Xemelz Satur day afternoon. Come in and se the machine. fi-19-d2t-wltNix. Sticking to Cass County. A few weeks ago Al and Sl Hathaway, a pair of our jolly bachelors, sold out their old home place of forty acres, northeast of town, intending to look for a bet ter location and more land, anil aner investigating lar and near they at, last found what they wauled anil duln t have to look more than three miles from their former home to find it. A few davs igo they closed a deal whereby they became the owners of the 80 acre farm of Blair Porter, one mile west of this village, paying therefore the sum of $7,000, so there is yet a chance for some ti it n lassie to find a home and a mighty good husband (or two! illi il. I ii ion Ledger. EW DEPARTMENT AT THE HJ. SOENNICHSEN STORE rum Tliurtlay's Pally. The big daylight store of H. M. Soennichsen has just been added o by Ihe tlnishing up of the china epai'lment in Ihe basement of le store and the linn has in stock one of the largest stocks of china and glassware thai has ever been trough! here, and it is well worth making a trip to the store lo iew Ihis depar! nienl . Every ariely of china from the llnest imported to the cofninoii china is ere and t he room is completely tilled from top o bollom and Ihe ounters completely covered with I lie line exhibition of ehinawarc. l'lie whole store is crowded with me ot the linesl. slocKS ol groceries ami ory goods m llns pari of Ihe slate and there an ew (owns three limes Ihe size of Ihis Dial can boast of as line a store as this one, and it is filled from earlv till late with cusloni- rs who have received satisfac ion in their dealings with this llrni. . ,- T PARTY AT THE LOUIS G. E A most, pleasant surprise parly was given at. Ihe home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis i. Meisinger, west of Mynard, on June (5, it being Mr. Mesinger's thirtieth birthday. The evening was whiled away most enjoyably in various atnuesnients and social conversa tion, and it is needless to say that all present were highly delighted with the manner in which Mrs. Meisinger entertained them. At an appropriate hour a delicious luncheon of ice cream, cake, bananas and lemonade was served, ami after an evening of enjoyment the guests departed, wishing Mr. Meisinger many more such happy birthdays. Those present were: Messrs. ami Mes- daines Oeorge A. Meisinger, (ioorge H. Meisinger, John M Meisinger, Emil J. Meisinger, Ed Lohties, William lleil, Henry licit, L. H. Heil, C. II. Vallery, Ctlenn T. Vallery, Hoy E. Howard, Albert A. Weteiikamp, P. P. Mei singer, Steven Barker, Verner E. Perry, (Irani Hackenherg, Joe Bird, Misses Lizzie Heil, Anna Heil, Helen Heil, Lizzie Bergman, Manota Perry, Edith Perry, Hoc tense Shepherdson, May Barker, Glentia Barker, (irace Noll ing, West Lehust, Helen 'Vallery, Marie Evelyn Vallery, Messrs. Willie Nolting, Will lleil, (iuy Heil, John Bergman, Rudolf Heil, Jesse Long, Jesse Vallery, Charles Howard, Bernard Meisinger, Ed Meisinger, Mr. ami Mrs. Louis 0. Meisinger ami daughter, Ellen Nora. Hearing Had on Claims. This morning the county court was taken up with the hearing of claims in the estate of Mrs. Ella F. Fngwersori, deceased. John Wunderlish, the administrator, came up this morning from his home at Nchawka lo look after the mailers that came up. Mrs. Kill ie Tucker departed to day for her home at Fort Morgan, Colorado, after being here for several months in attendance ou her mother, the lale Mrs. Gussie HOST DELIGHTFUL MUSICAL EVEHT Given by the Junior Guild of St. Luke's Church at the Henry Herold Home. From Friday's Dally. One of the most delightful musical events of the season given in this city was the moon light fele given last evening on Ihe lawn at the beautiful Henry Herold home by the Junior Guild of SI. Luke's parish, ami the event was quite largely attended hy Ihe music-loving public of Ihe city and the occasion was pronounced one of the most pleasant that has been held in the city. The program was given in a most delightful manner by the different artists present and the large audience was delighted hy the selections given. Miss Cath erine Dovey, who has just recent ly returned from New York, where she has been studying music for some months, gave as her num ber "Volleys of Laughter" in a most charming manner and her voice, which is except ionally sweet and clear, was heard al its best in this seleclinn. Miss Dovey responded In an enenre with the song " 'Tis All 1 Have." Miss Emma Cummins rendered a very pleasing piano solo, and was en thusiastically encored, responding Willi a selection ol her own com position which was one of the llnest on the program. Miss Honor Seyberl also gave a line piano seleclion and her encore was one of Ihe compositions of Miss Cummins and its beauty was remarked by everyone pre enl. Miss Edith Dovev.onenf our most talented nung vocal ists, gave "Sunbeams" as tier number on Ihe program and re sponded gracefully .wit h another selection, "llasheeii," a very beautiful song, which, given in her charming manner, wa much it 1 1 1 1 ii i i t in I m I ti it Oiitiin!liiv M i j l HUt t tfj l 1 1 1 1 r I f r t , ini.n (irelchen Donnelly, who has a ery sweel voice, was one of Ihe most delightful numbers on the program, giving "Birds in the Rose," and as an encore "You ami I," both of which were remark ably well suited to her voice and her charming manner of render ing lliem made them particularly pleasing lo everyone. One of the rare I reals of the evening was Ihe arlislic numbers given on(he violin by Miss Grace McBiide of Omaha, one of the most gifted violinists in the me tropolis, giving the always beautiful "Shepherd's Song," ami responded with an encore as charmingly given as th' first number, Miss Malhilde Vallery, always a favorite wilh Plaits, mouth audiences, gave one of her beautiful solos, which proved one of the most, delightful features of the evening, as did also the num bers of Mrs. H. S. Austin. "Moon beams Low" ami "The Land of the Blue Sea," both of which were received with much pleasure by Ihe audience. The young ladies of Ihe. Guild served delicious refreshments to the guests during the evening and Ihe event will long be remember ed as one of the most delightful given in Ihis city. The lawn was very handsomely decorated with Japanese lanterns anil imiut' a scene of much beauty ami a splendid selling for Ihe delightful program given. - Stricken With Paralysis. Mrs. Mary Everelt, residing three miles northeast of town, suffered a paralytic stroke yester day morning at 5 o'clock, and only the prompt attendance of physicians prevented fatal results at that time. Soon as her serious condition was discovered Dr. Huston of Union and Dr. Crilmore of Murray were both called and have apparently succeeded in holding the ailment in check. So alarming is Mrs. Everett's condi tion that a telegram was sent to her son, Edward Everett, at Glen dive, Mont., requesting him to come immediately. Our latest re port is thai Mrs. Everett is slightly improved, but hy no means past the danger point. Union Ledger.