The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 26, 1913, Image 1
Sen VOL. XXXI!. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1913. NO. 50. CI I- Matter of Dropping Wescott-Par-mele Bond Case Defeated by a Vote of 2 to 7. From Tuesday's Daily. Iml evening, despite the heat and sweltering condition of the council chamber, all the members with the exception of Hichey were present when Mayor Sattler call ed the meeting to order, and they proceeded to start the grind of settling the affairs of the city. The council received a com munication signed by a large number of the freeholder resid ing near the Columbian school, asking, that the water mains be Extended south to that locality, either along South Seventh or Eighth streets'. This matter wa turned over to the lire and wate committee to look into and re commend to the council. The board of trustees o First, Presbyterian church pre sented a petition asking to have Oranite street, one block east and one west, cleaned and all person al property removed from the street, as al present it is a very unsightly place and an eyesore to those who visit the church. The trustees also asked to have the old house on the corner north of the church removed. The matter was referred to the streets, alleys ami bridges committee for action in regard to the street, but the old house in the opinion of the coun cil, could not be removed unless the. city purchased it outright. The property owners residing at the corner of Sixth and Marble streets and extending a block west asked permission of the city council to lay a permanent walk along their premises at the pres ent grade, and the same was granted. Superintendent William Baird of the Rurlinglon shops present ed a common icat ion to the coun cil staling that the waterways south of the shops had become choked up with debris and rub bish and made the matter of keeping the shop sewer open very difficult and asked the city to look after the matter al once, and the street conunisisouer was ordered to look after this matter without 'delay. The library board, through its president and secretary had pre pared an est imate of I lie expenses for the coming year and presented the same to the city dads for ap proval and to have it included in the levy for the year's taxes.- The estimate for the year's expenses reaches .$95 i. The report of the judiciary committee of the council stated that they had examined the mat ter of the Wescott bond case, and in their opinion the bond was worthelss and that the matter should be dropped. The city at torney also presented a report on the matter, recommending that the case be appealed, as, in the opinion of the attorney, the city was entitled to redress and could secure it by appealing the matter to the supreme court. On a nio tion to adopt the report of the judiciary committee it was do feated by the following vote: Yeas, Patterson, Streight 2 Nays, Buttery, Bajock, Hallstrom Johnson, Tushinsky, Vroman Shea 7. A motion to instruct the city attorney to appeal the case was then made and carried by the same vote. The finance committee of the council, after investigating the following claims, reported favor ably upon them: M. McCool burying one dog. 50 cents: Sam Oouchenour, salary (Ire depart ment, $0.25; H. I). Stanley, same $0.25 V. II. Mason, same, $0.25 Henry Lahoda, same, $0.25; A. F Brown, same, $0.25; Hay Sawyer secretary fire department, $0.:25 C. M. Manners, chief lire depart ment, $12.50; 11. A. Bates, print ing, $38. ill; B. (1. Wurl, expense for May, $2.05; F. H. Gobclman, painting city hall, $99.30; Anton Hasson, soecial police, $2; Her man Johnson, excavating for sidewalk at Dovey residence, $i; Charles Dovey, same, $o.0; JT. P. Kennish, same, $5.40; F. K. Wil cox, street worn, ?-'; nelson jean, same, $9.00; C. E. McEntee, street commissioner $9; Al O'Neill, street work, $10.50; M. Parniele, same, $9.00; Al Jones, same, $5.80; John Swanson, same, $5.80; (i. V. Haynie, same, $10. 10; Otto Kreamer, same, $30.40; Al O'Neil, same, $20.80; Hoy Taylor, same, $2; Nelson Jean, same, $30; (. V. same, ,$25.80; Mike Lutz, street commissioner, $27; John Swan son, stet work, $17.40; Al Jones, same, $17.40; D. Huston, same, $2.80; 11. M. Huston, same, $15.20; Oeorge Huston, same, $5.80; F. Kauble, sr., same, $1.50; William Hassler, repairs, $10.15; John Fitzpatrick, salary for May, $10; W. B. Rishel, street sprinkl ing and sweeping, $31.50; V. B. Rishel. same, $10.85; Ed Swoboda, work at cemetery. $19.40; Frank Kalasek, same, $13.50. The fin ance .committee referred the fol lowing claims against the city to the claims committee tor con sideration: P. D. Bates, work for McKnlee, 80 cents; Cass county, boarding city prisoners, two bill $5.40 and $11.70. Ihe judiciary committee re ported that tins mailer ol Hie rais ing of the value of the telephone plant in I ins city . mm neon handled bv the commiltee and ily attorney, and City Attorney l'idd addressed the council, slat ing they had lodged a complaint wilh Ihe county board of eipializa- n and had submitted the sworn t i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 y of the company as to the Value of Ihe plant, which they had offered before the state rail way commission, and Hie cause had been continued until June 30. He stated, also, they would ask the board to include the franchise m the properly ol tne company for taxing purposes. Fn the absence of Chairman Hichey of the si reels, alleys and bridges committee, Mr. Buttery called the attention of the coun cil to the need of immediate ac tion in placing a tiling across Washington avenue at Ihe corner of Eighth street, and also the fix ing up of the road leading to the rifle range, especially on North Eight li street, where a culvert is in bad shape north of Ihe stand pipe, and the matter was ordered looked after and if necessary the ow place where the culvert was located will be filled up by dirt graded from the hill just south of the culvert. Councilman Vroman of the cemetery committee reported the committee would like more time on the matter of purchasing the Mercerville school building, as it was not in very good shape and he did not think the city should rush in and purchase something that was not worth the price paid, and would also like to confer with the school board in regard to the matter. The request of the com mittee for further time was granted. Councilman Buttery called the attention of the council to a let ter which he had received from George Ray of Omaha, stating ho had purchased in 1905 a lot in the cemetery here and his wife had been buried there, and about a month later the lot had been sold lo someone else and a body placed there, and he wanted the city to either give him another lot or have the body removed to another location. This was as signed to the cemetery committee to straighten out. An ordinance was introduced by Councilman Lushinsky provid ing that all moneys raised for the maintenance of the public library should be turned over for ex pendilure to the library Fptard the same as the school money is handled by the school board, and the money should remain in the custody of the city treasurer, subject to the order of the school board. The matter carried by a unanimous vote. Councilman Lushinsky also re ported that the new drinking fountains had arrived and woub be placed as soon as Ihe water company was ready to make the connection. One will be plaei at Ihe corner of Sixth and Main streets at the Wurl corner; an u her at Ihe Egenberger corner on Fifth street leading lo the post office, and the third one at the corner of Fourth and Main streets near Ihe court house. These loca tions are the best that could have been made and will prove very convenient to the. public. The city attorney reported that he had examined the bids for the Chicago avenue sewer and found that both were in compliance with the law, and the bid could be let to the lowest bidder, but as Coun cilman Hichey, of the streets com mittee, was absent and had re quested that the matter be laid over until he could be present, the council laid the matter over until Ihe next meeting. The council was addressed briefly by Jack Brittain, who stated he had been unable to get a dog which had bitten his boy, shot by the police and he pro duced a lelter from the governor's office, in reply to a letter of his, and the slate executive informed him that the killing and regulat ing of dogs belonged to the city ami not the slate officers. The council, after some discussion of the matter, ordered all dogs with out lags in Ihe city shot. LAST EVENING Song Service Was Simply Grand and Audience Enjoyed Meet ing in Its Entirety. From Tuesday's Pany. An evening of song, or a praise service, as the meeling at the big lent was announced for last even ing tilled the minds and hearts of many with keen anticipation. To say that the services measured up, is to put it mildly no better service has been sung. ThejuaUi quartet rendered in a beautiful manner the excellent number, 'The Wayside Cross." Rev. Smith and Prof, (iilmoro sang as a duet Jesus vm, lie ing assisted by the splendid choir and chorus. Too much cannot In aid of Ihe choir numbering from 00 to 75 each evening, and .1 Jt A ft A ft among I hem some or tne nesi voices in tne city. I'roi. iiiimnrc has skillfully brought their of llciency up to a gloriously inspir ing point. Mr. Oilinore, whose strong tenor voice is so well adapted to lent services, sang a solo, "1 Am Fastening." also being assisted by the choir. Rev. Smith chose as a bible reading Ihe twelfth chapter of Fsaah, briefly dwelling on Ihe grist of the text and enlivening his discourse with narratives il lustrative of his thought. Fol lowing this study opportunity was given for short testimonials and praise by members of the con gregalion. Fast and reverent were the responses; in themselves they furnished great food for thought for thoughtful men. The meetings as announced for this week promise much. Profit must attend each one. Increasing attendance each evening give as surranee of the. value of each service to the community. YOUNG LADIES OF BURL INGTON STOREHOUSE ENJOY AN OUTING From Tuesday' Daily. Last evening the young ladies who are employed in the office of Storekeeper E. C. Hill at the Bur lington shops, concluded to take a short outing, and gathering their lunch baskets at the close of the working day, hied themselves to the banks of the classic Mis souri, and near the Burlington bridge spread a most appetizing picnic supper that was very much appreciated by the young ladies and they lingered in the lovely- spot until dusk falling bade them seek their homes, but they wer unanimous in voting Ihe occas sion a most pleasant one and one that I hey will not soon forget Those comprising the party were Misses Nettie Moore, Madelin Minor, Zelma Tuey, Loona Brady B"rtha Jackson and Miss Cowles AT M TABERNACLE MOTHER Willi TO ill From Tuesday's Dally. This morning Judge Travis was called upon to pronounce sentence on Ihe concealed weapon carriers who have been languishing in the county jail and they will continue to spend several months as the guests of Jailor Manspeoker. Albert Stevens was the first of the trio to be sentenced, and will ave to serve three months in jail ind pay the costs of the prosoeu- ioii. He is the youth who was mixed up in some, trouble at the ip-rap across the river some line ago and was later taken up or carrying a gun. William Bratlan was also be ore the court on uie same charge, having been picked up here at the ime of the attempted Baylor safe obbery, and a small sized arsenel was louiui on ins person, lie also eceived a three months' sentenn in i a 1 1 and win nave to pay ne iisls of the prosecution. lr.ivliner Johnson, who was rought here from Louisville a few weeks ago for carrying eon- ealt-d weapons, drew a sentence f sixty days in jail, as lie has al I'adv served several weeks there mil it will be near Ihe golden milium time ere the prisoners ai:i roam the country and ireiitlie Ihe air of freedom. The law is very severe on Ibis barge and they can congralulale lliemselves thai Ihev did not re- eive a penitentiary sentence. BOYS ENJOY AN OUTING AT THE SPECK ISLAND i1:1. turd ay evening as the Iwi- Jight shadows were falling on Ihe bosom of the mighty "Big Muddy" party of young men from this citv embarked on several ditler- nt crafts and proceeded lo make their way down the river, and made I heir camp above the island, where Ihe cargo was unloaded and the parly prepared to make Ihe occasion one long to be re membered by all. There was all kinds of eatables carried by the party, including fresh meals and canned good and a large package with eight hoops that was landed with great care, and the meal was prepared iy tne cnei, wiuiam me, and the boys declare his cooking simply cannot be beat, and on Ihe next expedition he will be given the position of cook by a unanimous vote. The boys put in the lime fishing and playing pinochle, and from all reports the fishing was very good, although several very large fish succeeded in gelling away. The parly re turned home badly sunburned, but feeling that they had had n splen did time. Those in the expedition were: Iouie Smith, Will Ofe, E Ofe, Ed Rice, Fred Kissling and Otto Lushinsky. EVERETT NEAR UNION From Tuesdays Dally. Sunday night Mrs. Mary Everett, residing n few miles northeast of Union, passed away at the home of her son, Joe Ever ett, after an illness of about week, having sustained a severe naralitio stroke, and she never recovered from the attack gradually growing weaker unti her death. She was the mother of Mrs. II. D. Newton and Miss Delia Everelt of this city, both of whom were wilh her at the time of her death. She had resided in Liberty precinct for years and was wel known in the locality in which she made her home. Goes to Penitentiary. From Tuesday' Dally This morning Sheriff Quinton departed for Lincoln, taking with him Fred Ohm, who will begin serving a year's sentence in the penitentiary for Mealing some carpenter tools here last winter and to which charge he plead guilty in the district court. PERSISTENT GUMTOTERS DEATH OF: MRS; MARY To Sue Insurance Officers. From Wednesday'ii Ially. Fx-(ioernor Oeorge 1.. Sheldon is one of the directors of the Woodman Fire Insurance com pany who is to be sued by some of his neighbors in Cass county for the. recovery of money paid by them for stock in the company. Kx-Mayor Armstrong of Lincoln is in the same list wilh the ex governor. Attorney William Robertson arrived Tuesday at the stale house and obtained a list of the directors on tile in Ihe state stale auditor's office. He alleges that some of the stockholders did not receive an eipiitable share of Ihe funds of the company. Tin1 Woodmen Fire company reinsured ils business with Ihe Fidelity Phoenix and then wound up its affairs. The directors of Ihe de funct company who are to be made defendants in the suit are: Oeo L. Sheldon, president; Joseph W Wall, secretary and treasurer; A H. Armstrong, vice president; O. J. Bills, C. E. Haynie, V. E. Mc- F.ucas and J. S. Cable. THE REV. CHARLES EVANGELIST One cf the Most Polished Gentlo- men That Has Ever Visited Plattsmouth. From Wednesday's Dally. Tlieny has in I ho past been many evangelists and ministers iere conducting revival services, ml there has never been as ac complished or polished a gentle man here in this worn as l.liarles Cullen Smith, Ihe evangelist who is conducting the services at the ig tent, north of the court house, and those who have met this gen (Ionian are unanimous in declar ing that ho is one of the most genial men in the world and to make his acquaintance is certain ly a pleasure. In his work on the platform ho has avoided all the sensational effects, of the usual run of evangelistic workers and his arguments for the uplifting of mankind are free from all prejudice and straight to the point, leaving no doubt as to where he stands and respecting the opinions of those who differ from him. Mr. Smith before taking up his religious work was a railway mail clerk, running through Iowa on the Rock Island, and later on the Burlington, but in 1887 he became interested in trying lo heli) his fellow man and became interested in Ihe Y. M. C. A. at Marshalllown. Iowa, and Cedar Rapids, going later lo Chicago where he came in contact with the great Moody, whose methods he has adopted lo some extent. Dur ing the Spanish-American war he was in charge of the Christian coinmisison at Chickamauga nark. His work along this line has lilted him for the handling o men and his efforts along this portion of Ihe Christian move ment have made him one of Ihe most successful evangelists in Ihe country. His talks are very con vincing and rifcht to the point and everyone who has heard him dur ing his stay in Ibis city has the opinion that he is undoubtedly Ihe most convincing pulpit orator that, has been heard in this city in recent years. J. W. Rounds Goes to Lincoln. J. W. Rounds, who has been employed for some time as stenographer in the office of Shop Superintendent William Baird at the Burlington shops, has been transferred lo Lincoln, where he will be employed in the office of Superintendent of Motive Power Thomas Hoop. The place of Mr, Rounds will be taken, by Miss Mayola Props), who has been em ployed in Omaha for the past two years and is an expert stenog raphor. It is a mailer of much regret lo lose Mr. Rounds, as he has been verv nonular in socia and musical circles and his re moval will be felt very much by his many friends, as he is a mos genial and pleasant young man. CULLEN SI CAPTURES ANOTHER COUPLE Holy Rosary Catholic Church the Scene of a Most Beauti ful Wedding. From Tuesday's Dally. I saw two clouds in the morn Tinged by the rising sun, And in the dawn the lloated on And mingled into one. This morning at the Holy Rosary Catholic church in the west part of Ihe oily was cele brated the nuptials of two of our mosl popular young people Mr. Joseph M. Hiber and Miss Hen riella Chaloupka. The cere mony that united these two happy hearts was performed by the Hev. rather John Vlcok, the solemn ami beautiful high mass of the. hurcli being used for the wed- ling. I'he bride was attired in a most harming costume of white crepe chine, wilh a lulle veil and irried bride roses, while the iridesinnid. Miss Sophia Chaloup- a, was gowned in light blue crepe, o chine and carried pink brides maid roses, i no groom ami t ne d man, Mr. Frank lliber, wore Ulired in Ihe customary dark suits. following lb'' wedding cere mony the relatives orocediii to tne oiiio of the bride's mother, Mrs. Anion Chaloupka, whore a reeop- iou was bold, and the newly wed ted pair wore showered with con gratulations and best wishes from eir relaliws and friends. Bolh the bride and groom were torn and reared in tins city and luring Ihe years spent here they lave made a host of friends, who will learn with pleasure of their wedding and trust I heir married life may be as calm and peaceful as a bright June day and sunshine will always be I heir lot. as they journey through life together. The young couple will make I heir home in this oily, where the groom is employed. THE DISTURBING NEGRO AT NEHAWKA GETS THIRTY DAYS From Tueaday'H uiitly. This morning Peler Frampton, the colored man who caused so much excitement al Nehawka Sunday, was urraigned in county court before .Judge Beeson, charged with being drunk and threatening assault, and drew a prize for his warlike drunk of thirty days in the county jail, lie started the trouble by attempting to pick a quarrel wilh parties in the livery stable of Otto Carroll, where he was employed, but did not get to blows, and when the sheriff was notified he made him self scarce. The sheriff made a search for him around Nehawka, and going to Union notified Con stable Wilson lo be on the look out for the man, and when he lit in Union about midnight Sunday night he was taken up and guard ed unlil lime to bring him to this cily to lodge him in the county jail. Framplon is a brother to Hall Frampton of Nebraska City, who was sentenced to the peni tentiary from Otoe county a few years ago for the murder of his stepdaughter, which crime was one of Ihe most vicious and brutal in character that has been in the Oloe county court for Several years. Returns From Florida. From Tuendav's Dallv. Mrs. M. E. Manspeaker return ed home last evening from Jack sonville, Florida, where she had been for some two weeks attend ing the national camp of the Woodman Circle, she being tho delegate from the slate of Ne braska. Mrs. Manspeaker reports a most enjoyable visit and is very enthusiastic over the splendid showing made by the Woodman Circle at the gathering. Have you tried the Forest Hose flour? If not, why not? It is the best flour on the market and is sold by all dealers.