The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 31, 1913, Image 1
Sob laU BMimionth journal VOL. XXXII. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1913. NO. 60. DOINGS OF THE L Reconsider the Parmele-Wescott Bond Case and Matter Will Be Appealed to Higher Court. From Tuesday's Daily. Eight of the city dads as sembled last evening at the coun cil chamber to assist ia the deliberations of that body, Streight and Richey being absent. After the reading and the ac ceptance of the minutes of the last session the council began to get ready for business. A com munication from Sam Shoemaker in regard to the grading of Eleventh street, near his home, was read and the matter ordered looked after as soon as possible. City Attorney Tidd had a long statement of his position on the Wescott bond case, giving his reasons for. opposing the drop ping of the case and favoring it being carried lo the state supreme court. The opening of this mat ter, which the council had once voted to appeal and then backed up on it, occasioned considerable argument among the different members, as Mr. Tidd had secur ed a signed statement from sev eral attorneys denying they had ever said that the city could not win the case. This statement changed the views of a great many of the members, and after the point of order of Patterson had been overruled by the mayor the motion of Councilman Bajeck to reconsider the former action of the council was carried by a vote of 7 to 1. On motion of Council man Johnson to allow the city at torney to go ahead and appeal the case the vote stood: Yeas, 7; nays, i; and the case will be ap pealed. Anton Hrasky presented a peti tion to the council asking that the city survey and grade at his prop erty in order that he may place a permanent walk there at once, and the street commissioner was instructed to see dial, the work was done. The fire and water committee reported that they had had the furnace at the public library stripped in order to have it re paired, and it had been found in very bad shape, being cracked in several places, and the committee recommended the purchase of a new furnace, which could be se cured for in the neighborhood of $100, and as the men examining the old furnace had found it in such bad shape, it seemed advisa ble lo the committee to have the council take some action in the matter. The report of the com mittee in regard to the furnace led Councilman Ilallstrom to in quire as to whether or not the city council had the management of the affairs of tho library in their charge and he thought that the board should look into tho inatter. Councilman Lushinsky explained that the ordinance to grant these powers to the library board was only on its second reading, but ho stated that the committee wanted the different members of the council to visit the' library before taking action on tho matter. On motion of Councilman Buttery the matter was laid over until the next ses sion of the council, and in the meantime the councilmen will look into the matter of the new furnace. The fire and water committee also reported that the new street sprinkler purchased by the city had been delayed in arriving by the fact that it was necessary to manufacture one of the wagons for tho city, as those on hand did not come up to the order given the Sludebaker people by the committee, but that the new sprinkler would be here before long. The police officers of the city made a request to the council that some place be secured where they could be reached by tele phone when wanted, as at present there is no regular place to call for them, as the office of the police judge is off Main street, and some means should be taken to have .a place on Main street secured for the purpose of head quarters where a telephone call could reach the police. This matter met with the hearty ap proval of the council and the police committee was instructed to look the matter up and see what could be done. The finance committee of the council reported favorably upon the following claims against the city and warrants were ordered drawn for their payment: John Waterman & Co., lumber, $48.45; Warga & Cecil, piping at city hall, $1.65; same, three drinking fountains and installing same and repairs at city hall, $110.40; I. N. Cummings, burying two dogs, $1; Al O'Neill, street work, $39; G. V. Ilaynie, same, $38; Chris Gobelman, same, $48; Aug ust Sitzman, same, $8; Alvin Jones, same, $23; Frank Kalasek, same, $21.00; John Swanson, same, $23.60; Mike Lutz, street commissioner, $36; W. B. Rishel, street sprinkling, $12.70. The claims committee, which had a number of claims referred to them at the last session report ed favorably upon the following: M. E. Manspeaker, livery, $1 ; Fred Patterson, surveying, $2 4.20; Ne braska Lighting Co., light al library, $2.50; same, street light ing, $129.50; same, light at, city hall, $8.25. The ordinance for the levy for the coming year was read, and on motion, the rules were suspended and the ordinance passed. "BUCKS OF THE TIM BER" ENJOY PICNIC AT RIVERV1EW PARK Prom Tuesday's Dally. A big time was enjoyed at lliverview park, near King Hill, south of this city, Sunday, when the Bucks of the--.Timber held their annual picnic and also in itiated several new members in to the mysteries of their order. There were about fifty present on the occasion and everyone who attended reported that they had had one of the times of their lives. A large table was spread beneath the large trees that cover that part of the country, and the viands placed on the tables were prepared by the housewives of that locality and made a feast lit for a king, and it was necessary to prepare the table twice to accommodate the hungry crowd of the Bucks and their families. Swings had been placed throughout the picnic grounds and furnished much amusement for the young folks. During the afternoon musical se lections were given on a porta ble organ and the concertena, both of which were very pleasing to the jolly crowd, and it was with great regret that they saw the day draw to a close. Among those present at the gathering were: Mrs. Ada Ferris" and family, Ed Slocumb and family, Mrs. Edna Beckner and children of South Omaha, Charles Reeves and fam ily, Frank Grauf and family, I,. E. Ranard and family, Mr. Filchnorn and family. CLEARING AM THE GERMAN PRESBYTERIAN The pupit and seats in the German Presbyterian church in this city have been removed by the church authorities, as tho building1 has been purchased by Judge J. E. Douglass, who i9 having it remodeled, and the pulpit and seals will be shipped to Twin Brooks, S. 1)., where they will bo used in a mission church owned by the German Presby terian church. The work of re modeling the church was com menced yesterday by the firm of Peters & Richards, and they have gotten the tower on the building down and aie ready to start in on the main structure. The bell, which was in the church tower, was taken down and will be ship ped east to the headquarters of the church, where it will be as signed to some of the churches of that faith. BOY SCOUTS TO TAKE A "iiiirM iirvT Piriinmv Hlftt NtA MUMIM With Mr. George McLafferty as Scout Master, and Every Boy 12 to 18 Welcome. From Tuesday's Daily. A scout master, Mr. George Mc Lafferty, has been employed by a committee of citizens to direct the Boy Scout moveme:i!. Last Sat urday a bunch of boys went with him about three miles south of town. He trains them in various exercises that every boy needs to know and do. The first degree in scoutcraft consists in a pledge to learning the composition and be loyal helpful, friendly, etc., in history of the United States flag and the forms of respect due it. First aid to the injured, those drowning, burned, etc. He must be able to go a mile in twelve minutes, alternately walking and running fifty steps; observe the contents of a store window one minute, then leave it and describe il in writing, cook one-fourth of a pound of meat and two potatoes in the open and eat I hem, earn and deposit one dollar in any pub lic bank, learn the sixteen points of the compass. The second and third degrees consist of similar attainments. Every boy in town ought lo learn these things. The boys had lots of fun last Saturday in the above work, and in the latest games taught them by Mr. McLafferty. They return ed about 4 o'clock. Mr. McLaf ferty is highly recommended for this work by the officials of the Y. M. C. A. of Omaha. He has won various medals and prizes and stands at the front in Boy Scout work in the tn1e. It costs your boy nothing to go with him next Saturday. He will meet the boys at the court house at 9 o'clock. lie wants sixty boys. For further information inquire of Will Egenberger, Dr. Marshall, M. S. Briggs, E. II. Wescott, the Dis. Livingston or Rev. M. W. Lo rimer. WILLIAM BARCLAY ENCAGED IN From Tuesday's DnHy. One of the newest improve ments we note is the erecting of a large wall of concrete blocks that is being placed by William Rarelay, one of our most enter prising citizens, along the west side of his residence property on South Fifth street, and which is adding greatly to the appearance of that section of the city. It is the intention of Mr. Barclay lo place permanent walks along the properly and the owners of the other properties norlh will take up the matter and give a perman ent sidewalk along the east side of Fifth street from Main lo the lop of the hill. This will be very convenient lo the residents of that part of the city, as well as a substantial improvement, to tin appearance of the city and shows the proper spirit of enterprise on the part of the roerty owners. Havelock Items. From Tuesday's .Dally, The following items taken from the Havelock Times of last week will be of great interest to Pint ts- mouth readers: Mr. and Mrs. Guy McMaken, Miss Mary Peterson and Louie Rothrnan, all of Plaltsmoulh, visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook Sunday. Mrs. McMaken and Miss Peterson are sisters of Mrs. Cook. Mrs. Louisa Stamm and son, Edward, left Tuesday afternoon for Moline, Illinois, in response to a letter staling thai her son, George, was quite sick, and that he was going to Hot Sprinks, Ark., to receive medical aid, and wish ed her lo come before he started. "Suffered day and night the torment of itching piles. Nothing helped me until I used Doan's Ointment. Tho result was last ing." Hon. John R. Garrett, Mayor, Girord, Ala. INCIDENT 0 EARLY HISTORY Young Man Went to Idaho, Kill ed by Indians and Brought to His Old Home for Burial. From Wednesday's Dally. , The following chapter from the early history of the west is taken from the World-Herald of Sun day and relates to the tragic death of Alec Rhodeu in Idaho, who is buried in the old Eight Mile Grove cemetery in this county. The aged mother of tho deceased lives in this city with her son, George Rhodon: In tho old cemetery at Eight Mile Grove, a pioneer inland town of Cass county, deserted many years ago, stands a moss-covered shaft of marble bearing the peculiar inscription: "John B. A., son of W. A. Z. and .V. B. Rhoden. Born in Schuyler county, Missouri, Jan uary 2, 1 863. Shot by a Bannock Indian at Rossfork, Idaho, No vember 23, i 877." Many of the old settlers still live who remember when in '70 young Rhodeu reaching man's estate left his home in Cass coun ty to seek his fortune "out west." Alec, as he was familiarly known, possessed an uncontrollable love of adventure and brave lo a point of recklessness he was thus led to the wildest part of our unset tled west. In Idaho he found employment on the Bannock or Broken Moc casin reservation. His ini ni ,'iale superior at the agency vus a Frenchman by the name of Toaupnunch. It was only a year after leaving home that his body was returned with the sad mes sage: "Shot, from ambush by a Bannock Indian. Arrow pierced body and he digd instantly." The killing of Alec Rhoden at Rnssford, Idaho, a point near Fort Hall, marked the beginning of the Bannock Indian war. A sketch in "The Handbook of American Indians" gives this ac count of the Bannock Indian out break, in which young Rhoden was killed November 23, 1877: "During the exciting times of the Nez Perce war the Bannocks were forced to remain on their in hospitable reservation to face continued encroachment of the whiles, and subsist on goods pro vided from an appropriation amounting to 2Vj cents per capita per diem. During the summer a drunken Indian of tho tribe shot and wounded two teamsters. The excitement and bitter feeling caused by his arrest November 23, 1 877, resulted in the killing of an agency employe. Troops were called for and the murderer pur sued, captured, tried and execul ed. This episode so increased the excitement of the Indians thai fearing what was assumed to be threatening demonstration , the troops surounded and captured two Bannock camps in January, 1878. ' A vigorous cam paign under General Howard re suited in the capture of 1,000 of thpin in August, and tho outbreak came lo an end after a fight Sen tcmber 5, at Clark's ford, where twenty Bannock lodges were at tacked and all the women and children killed." It was late in the winter of 1877 when the body of Alec Rho den was returned to his people in Nebraska by the Masons of the territory of Idaho and placed at rest in the country church yard at Eight Mile Grove. His family were pior.eors in Cass county, coming to the territory from Mis souri in 1805. The late Dr. R. L. Rhoden of Fremont was a brother of Alec Rhoden. His mother, a vigorous woman at a greatly ad vanced age, lives with one of her sons at Plallsmouth and still re flects with sorrow upon the loss of her son thirty-five years ago. Murdock's Store For new lino Post Cards, good Toilet Soaps, Talcum Powder, Peroxidt anp many things you need. IN CASS COUNTY On Pleasure Bent. Walter Shreimer and wife and sons, Dee and Charles, and their wives, arrived in this city yester day from Chicago, coming in two automobiles on a pleasure trip west. They left Chicago a few days after the Fourth and have had a most enjoyable time on the trip. While in the city Walter Shreimer and wife visited for a few hours with their old friend, Dr. E. W. Cook and M. S. Briggs, they all having formerly resided at Salem, Iowa. Homeward Bound. Mrs. Bella R. Waterman and daughter, Miss Ethel, who have been visiting at the home of Basil S. Ramsey and Mrs. Ram sey, left on the M. P. evening train Friday for Omaha, where they visited for a short time. From there they go to Ord, Neb., for a visit with Mrs. Waterman's daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bolin, after which they go to their homo at Hay Springs, Sheridan county, Nebraska, where Mrs. Waterman will look after her large land in terests. RELICS OF ANCIENT DAYS IN That the bluffs along the Mis souri river in this county is rich in historical data and relics of the past when the Indians roamed through this section of the west has been demonstrated by a visit of the Harvard university party to the vicinity of Rock Bluffs. There has been many important discoveries made throughout this part of the county that aids in the knowledge of the early days here, and the great hills south of this city still hold many interest ing relics of the past. The fol lowing from the World-Herald gives a few facls of I he recent trip of the Harvard party: The Harvard university archeo logical party, under the direction of Prof. Fred II. Sterns, which has been doing research work at Fort Calhoun, arrived on the river east, (tf Murray Wednesday and so far has made some very in ters) ing discoveries. In the dooryard of William Shera, in I he old village of Rock Bluffs, three entire human skeltons imbeded in hard clay were removed. Nothing but small chip of (lint, were found with the bones. A mound sixty feet in diameter on Rock Point, just north of the village, was dug into. ,In one lest, ex cavation three feel square a crudely made arrow point, great quantities of flint flakes 'ind calined human and buffalo bones were found at depth of four feet in the bottom of the mound. IN NEW CONCRETE BRIDGE TO REPLACE WOODEN ONE From Wednesday's Dally. The Burlington has been very busy for the past two weeks in the construction of a large con struction of a large concrete bridge over the creek at the norlh end of the shop yards, which will replace tho present structure of wood, which has been in use for a number of years. This bridge is used a great deal and the wear and tear on the structure has been quite severe. The work was ready to begun some months ago, but it was necessary lo secure the consent of the county commissioners be fore proceeding with the work, and after it was secured the rail road company at once started in on the work, which will be a very substantial improvement. It would be a mighty good idea if the county would follow Ihe ex ample of tho railway company and replace the bridge at the foot of Wintersteen Hill with a con crete structure similar to that used on the leads into the simp yards. Accidents will happen, but the best regulated families keep Dr. Thomas' Eclectic Oil for such emergencies. Two sizes, 25c and 50c, ot all stores. GLEN RHODEN IS ASSAULTED ON WAY HOME FROM MYfJARO II II III Claims to Have Been Attacked by Two Men and Hit on Head With Beer Bottle. From Wednesday's Dally. Last evening about 0:30 Glen Rhoden, a young farmer residing in the vicinity of Mynard, was brought to this city, suffering from what he claimed was an as sault made upon him by two men who were riding with him. Mr. Rhoden was engaged yesterday in delivering wheat to the elevat or at Mynard, and about 5 o'clock started home and was accosted on the road by two men, who asked him to allow them to ride with him. As they were on the road between the George Snyder and Joe Adams places, west of My nard, young Rhoden claims one of the men produced ta bottle of beer and asked Glen to have a drink, and as he was placing the bottle to his lips, lie was struck by one of the men and was un conscious until they reached the home of William Wel.enkamp, when he came to and (he- fellows were still in tho wagon und one of them was stooping over him. The men got out here and young Rhoden proceeded on home and was later brought to tin's city by his brother, Gailen Rhoden, and taken to the olllce of a physician, where the injury lo his face and head was dressed and he was taken to Ihe home of his father, George Rhoden, where he remain ed over night. Parties residing near the scene of Ihe assault clnim to have seen Ihe three men out, in Ihe road near the Snyder farm, but saw no attempted, assanll, either on Ihe part of Ihe two men or Rho den. The sheriff visited the vi cinity of the affair last evening, but could secure no definite evi dence on the mailer, and will await the filing of a complaint by Mr. Rhoden before placing any one under arrest for the assault. Glen was reported as feeling very badly bruised up and sore this morning, although it is not thought he has sustained any serious injuries as the result of (lie affair. .T.H. FROM CALIFORNIA TRIP Las) evening T. M. Scarbrough and bride relurned from an ex tended honeymoon trip to the Pacific coast, visiting al San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bakers field and Long Beach, and they report a most enjoyable time during the lime they spent on Ihe coast. They will start to house keeping at once in the cozy liltlo home they have prepared on North Third street, and will be al home lo their friends. Tho many friends of Ibis worthy young couple were delighted to see them return safely from their trip and wish I hem a most happy and prosperous wedded life. Good Crowd at Show. At Ihe Gem theater Monday evening there were some 275 chil dren of less than 14 years of age admitted free, as the guests of Attorney Matthew Goring, and it proves that the public carefully read the announcement that ap peared in the Journal. Tho man agement, of the (heater did not look for more than seVonty-flv or eighty and was greatly sur prised at the large crowd of youngsters thai swarmed down to attend the show. Farms for Rent. One 200-acre farm and one 240-acre farm for rent. Apply at the Journal office. Sell your property by an ad In the Journal.