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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1913.
HOLDS BRIEF INTER
The Principal Business Transacted
Was in Reference to the
tofore existing: between the city of alley in thai block, which lies between
Plattsmouth and the Nebraska Light- Main and Pearl and Fifth and Sixth
ing company for street lighting serv- streets. This was placed en f.le by
ice expired in the month of October, the council
1914, and no agreement has yet been Police Judge Archer reported that
reached between said city and said one arrest had been made in February
light company. Therefore be it and the sentence susoende;! ai d the
Pocolvoil That iha flir sf TMoto I 1 ..
mouth propose to the Nebraska Light- City Clerk John NemeU reported
ing company to pay the sum of $100 that during the month he had coliect-
per month for the present street light- ed the sum of $136.26, which had been
ing service, said proposal to merely be turned over to the city U-eaviie.
for service from month to month, The report of City Treasurer Soen
commencing with the first day of nichsen showed that there was a bal-
April, 1915, the city reserving the lance in the city treasury at the pres-
right at any time at the end of any ent time of $10,400.51.
month to cancel its demand and City Attorney Tidd report! on the
n WPPTYipnt for cfroat 1 1 rr h f inn. t-nwlin I w r -.r , -V, T ..U 1,,,J
From Tuesday's Daily. ... ..6.w..s i,ll;. iuau vi unujiauuii .umu nau
Ihe meeting of the city council last Councilman Hallstrom thought the been turned over to him lor olleetion,
evening, although brief in length of J resolution was'good in every way, but and stated that he had collecteJ SI 00
time, was one that was filled with favored going farther on the proposi- and had obtained a judgment in the
much business and the councilmen lost lion and submitting to the people of I Simons case and that six otners ha
no time in getting down to business! the city at the coming April election I promised to pay up with' a a specified
nd every member of the body was a proposition of voting bonds for $15,- time. lhia was accepted and on
present when the mayor rapped for 000 or $20,000 to build a plant and get motion of Lushinsky the thank; of the
order. it in working order at once, which council was tendered th attorney.
The matter of greatest interest would afford greater relief to the city The claims committee reported
shown in the meeting was over the on the light question than the gradual favorably upon the bill of M. Harold
l'ght question, and on this proposition gathering of a fund to put up the fr $1 for supplies to the police judge,
the councilmen were all interested in plant. and G. P. Eastwood for .$5.15 for sup-
seeing that some measure was taken! Councilman Harris of the Fifthlplies to tne city Til'3 rePrt n'a
to relieve the city of the high rate for ward did not think favorably of the adoPted and warrants ordered drawn
their electric current used on the bond proposition, as he thought that lor tne amounts
streets of the city. the city was paying too much interest Chairman Bestor of the streets, .1
The subject was brought up when at the present time and inquired as to leys and bridges committee reported
Mayor John P. Sattler sent to the I the amount of the city's indebtedness that they had examined the petition f
council a message covering the fol- and was informed hv Councilman Fred Patterson for opemnjr the al'ev
lowing facts as he saw them, and urg- Lushinsky that it was only $168,000. near his property and recommended
ing the adoption of a resolution which Mr. Harris thought that if some con- that the subject be dropped He also
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accompanied the message. In his mes- tract could be arrived at with the light I stated that he had talked with Super
sage -Mayor isattie stated: I company it should be done and the intendent caird of tin t.ii.liifcto:i
To the City Council: people not be compelled to vote bonds, shops in regard to the fill at the foot
The light committee of this council as had been suggested. He stated f Wintersteen hill and that the mat
a month ago reported to the mayor I that he did not desire to block any- ter could be arranged as .-con as the
and council that said committee, to- thing in the interest of the city, but weather permitted, as tae railroad
gether with the manager of the Ne- thought that the taxes were far too was willing to make their part of the
braska Lighting company, had drawn Ihih at the oresent time. I fill and would like also fo.- the t-ity to
Councilman Bajeck of the Second poin in the PIacin of a manhole there
ward stated that he thought the to carr on sunace water.
,ci,;t, ,c w I Councilman Patterson intro luce l a
sounded the right keynote and
.him - nc
Judge Begley . Decide That Sheriff
Quinton Owes Ca?s County
the Sum of S 112.50.
Opening a Grand Success.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The grand opening of the new
Egenberger building and store on
last Saturday afternoon was a splen
did success and several hundred avail
ed themselves of the opportunity of
calling and visiting this handsome and
neat store. The firm gave away sev
eral hundred handsome pink carna
tions as favors to the ladies calling at
II YOUNG III
ON SAME DAY
Is Sent to the Hospital.
up a stipulation proposing that the
Nebraska Light company surrender
its present franchise and take in lieu
thereof franchises agreed upon be
resolution which was pasel by a
tween the light commitee and the thought its adoption would be the unanimous vote of that .'iody and
manager of the Nebraska Light com- best plam He did not favor thft iJea which provided that in th- future the
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city would not accept bonds v. here o.ie
person had signed mere th in ore
pany for separate electric light fran- of issuine bonds at this time
cnise ana gas irancnise, ana proposing Councilman Bestor thought that the
the contract for street lighting, which resolution was good in its intent, but Tnis measure included the bonds for
franchise and contract had been thought that it should provide Tor a the saloons. wh5ch w511 be file1 short-
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itreeu upon uy u.e ugni lummmee further increase in the lights that
ana tne manager oi tne eDrasKa rri. i. ; r., t-v
iignt company ana wnicn tne said xse- mavor stated that thev could be -are 1 provides that all snow must be re
nrasKa Lignting company and tne for b the resolution. moved from the sidewalk? inside of
Continental Gas and Electric Corpora- Councilman Str.Vnt sUn ra,l twentv-four hours after tha snowfall
tion were to sign and submit to this the resoiution. but thought that th and nrovidine a fine of r.oc less than
council for its approval and adoption, sum of $1200 was too hjgh a ntQ to ?1 nor more than $10 for th2 faji,.e
ana tne eDraMca.ignt company nav- nnH that vlf tonn fill t, to comnlv with this and imprisonment
ly with the city.
The snow ordinance was read, which
From Tuesdays Dallr
This morning District Judge James
T. Eegley arrived from Papillion to
hold a session of court and handed
down his long-looked for decision in
the case of Cass County vs. Carrol D.
Quinton. In his decision the judge
finds for the plaintiff and that the
COUPLE OF ACCIDENTS' AT
THE BM6T0N SHOPS,
BUT NOTHING SERIOUS
Harlan Hoback of Near Union Runs a
Prong of a Pitchfork in His
Eye, Losing the Sight,
From Wednesday's Daily.
Yesterday Miss Anna Stroy, who U
I a resident of the vicinity of Murdock,
was brought before the county board
of insanity and examined as to her
mental condition. After questioning
by the board it was decided that it
would be better to have the lady ent
to Lincoln, where she could receive
better treatment for her case, and
Sheriff Quinton will convey her there
From Wednesday's Dally.
The following interesting story is j
found in the Omaha Bee of this
morning in regard to the lucky
escape of a young lad from Union
from losing his eyesight, and many
Shoe Company, With
Capital of $20,000.
From Wednesday's Daily
George Black, employed in the Bur- of the readers of the Journal will re-
hngton shops, received a small sprain call the facts of the accident that
sheriff is indebted to the county in the to his right arm today when a truck threatened the loss of his eyes
sum of $442.o0 for fees collected and on wnicn ne was working moved out Harlan Hoback. 11 of Union. Neb..
not turned in, and which for almost a a great deal faster than he thought it and Peter Duhamel, 13, of Rapid City, Incorporated as the Joseph
year has been the cause of much dis- would, and as a result he struck his s. D.. met for the first time Monday
agreement between the commissioners ai"hi on a step of the car and had it afternoon under circumstances which
and the officer. sprained. Perry Pinney, another of aroused the interest of even the
The fees in question, and which has the new men put on by the company nurses who are used to unusual situa
been decide by the judge as should be m the freight car department, had a tions
turned in to the county, is that for very painlul, though not serious, con- goth boys were brou2ht to Omaha
taking prisoners to the state peniten- tusion of his right hand, which was about two weeks ago for the treat
tiary, as well as the fees paid the caught between a grab-iron and a ment of injured eyes, the Hoback
county by the city for the care of city cra'-bar with which the man was had having been injured by a pitch-
prisoners. The fees which were col- worKing, and these injuries were look- forfc and the Duhamel boy having been
lected and paid to Deputv Sheriff ed after at once, although neither are
Manspeaker prior to his office being of a very serious nature.
ing failed, neglected and refused to
bill in payment for the lights used in I until same is paid. On rioti n c f
Lushinsky the ordinance was placed
sign said stipulation, I now desire to th -t
maKe some recommendations to mi Councilman Hallstrom stated that on its second and third reidi.'.cr
Council: I : l I r i n , U.ooo
i. in case said company witnin t h h;h- t. th -t Councilman Butterv asked that the
sixty days trom this time sign ana should and he thought the time had crossings on the avenues and pi incipal
submit said stipulation, franchise and I to . . . . on fla ... streets be ordered cl-at.ed bv the
contract to the mayor and council for had reay paid fof thep lant here in street commissioner, and Councilman
the rates they had paid for light-? in Bajeck desired to include in this that
the past. He conceded that taxes were the school board be not'.neJ 'c clean
high, but did not think that one or two off the walk around the High school.
companies should be allowed to hold Councilman Bestor stated that tne
up the city, as in that case the city commissioner would "ee ti:t the
could never get lower rates. Tie crossings were cleaned as soon as the
thought that if the bond proposition I weather was such as to permit the
was submitted to the voters at the I removal of the coating of ice that
coming election that it would go formed beneath the snow.
through without much nnnoiitinn. ! On motion of Raiprk the school
lighting system and plant of its own thg were t;red of thg methodJboard was requested to see that ail
in tne city oi nansmouui, anu pro- .. . . . comDelled the navTnent nf Snow ,vas amoved from the walks
viding a levy for that purpose, and . - , , i, j 4V. j.t v,.i i,.,;i,i;..,
Mr. Johnson of the Fourth ward did of the city.
not think the question of bonds could On motion of Streight the ordinance
be taken up at this time, as it was granting a franchise to the Lircoln
imnossihl to nut in a nlant ut t.i I nnH OmnVin T.itrVif. nnrl Pnnrpi" rnm-
council Pa a r.uuvu figures suggested, as the operating pany was laid over until a later meet
expenses would take up at least $1.- ing.
800 per year and to supply the private Councilman Lushinsky moved that
consumers the cost of the plant would the park commission be notified to re
be much higher. move the snow from the walks in the
Mayor Sattler, in speaking of the park without delay, which was adopt-
bonded indebtedness of the tity, stated ed
that in the past few years it had been The finance commitee recommended
reduced, from the sum of $199,000 to the following bills, which were order-
that of $168,000, and at the present ed paid: Claus Boetel, burying ct.e
rate of handling the bond? through dog, 50 cents; John Fitzpatrick,
the sinking fund the city would be salary, $20; Warga & Schuldice, re-
free of debt by 1930, which had been pairs at hose house, $4; Nebraska
the result of the adoption of a policy Lighting company, light at city hall
of providing for the carina for the and street lighting, $134.61; Ben
bonds and getting them paid off as
the mayor and council to take the
matter up and consider same.
2. In case the Nebraska Light com
pany fail to sign said stipulation and
submit same to this council within
sixty days I would recommend that at
the time of the next annual appropria
tion and levy that the city proceed to
create a fund for the purpose of
building and installing an electric
within a few years said city will be
able to install its own lighting system
3. I would recommend that thi3
the Nebraska Light company that said
city is willing to pay for the lights
now installed and which had previous
ly been installed under the present
contract of said city the sum" of $100
per month for the light service to
said city, said rate to merely run from
month to month, said city reserving
the right at the end of any month's
service to discontinue said service,
that said city enter into no contract
for a period of five years with the said
Nebraska Light company until such
time as said company shall be willing
to surrender it3 present franchise and'
arrpnt flip "fmnrViic "Krofrfrro nrrrl
, ih wv,f va fast as possible, and with' the gradual
- reduction of the rate of interest the
manager of said company.
. T it x i- i t - i-i.' I city nau ueeri auic lu taie i.r inure
4. In case the Nebraska Lighting ' .
oi uie Bonus.
Councilman Harris arose and rtated
that he did not blame the present city
government, as the bondei iridebted-
company refuse to accept $100 per
month for its present service then the
city to discontinue said service.
r Tf fho rit.v should arfent tnia
w it wo,,ln be navin at th rat Jness had en placed on the cicy years
of $1,200 per year for the present fore- buhe ?id fa7-' furtier
issuance oi Bonus at mis vim?.
The resolution as introduced by the
mayor was brought to . vote and
light service and would be able to
create a fund of $1,000 or more per
year with which to install its own
electric lighting system and plant.
John P. Sattler, Mayor.
Whereas. The light contract here-
passed by the unanimous 70te of the
A petition was presented to the
council from the residents in block 36
protesting against the pavirg of the
Rainey, salary, $75; Frank Neumann,
salary, $65; Nelson Jean, coal to city,
$7; M. E. Manspeaker, livery to police.
$1; M. Archer, salary, $30; Lincoln
Telegraph and Telephone company,
rents, $3; J. V. Egenberger, coal to
city hall from November to March,
$30.50; C. E. Wescott's Sons, six rub
ber coats to fire department, $27.."');
Charles McBride, street work, $7;
Mike Lutz, street commissioner,
$15.70; Lambert Lister, street work,
$6.40; Henry Lutz, street work. $1.80.
There being nothing further the
city dads wended their way homeward.
Sell your propeity by an ad in The
placed on a salary will remain in his
hands under the decision of the court
as handed down.
lhe case involved some very in
teresting points of law and the out
come has been awaited with interest
by the citizens of the countv to settle
the long-standing controversy, and
the contention of the commissioners
that the fees were justly the property
of the county will result in the county
treasury being enriched by several
hundred dollars. The decision of the
district judge will probably put an
end" to the case, as it is not thought
likely that it will be appealed to a
In the case of John W. Butt vs. T.
E. Parmele, et al., the motion cf the
plaintiff for a new trial was overruled
by the court.
DONALD, INFANT SON OF
fa AND MRS. ARMOR
GAMBLIN PASSES AWAY
From Wednesday' PaL'jr.
A change was made today in one of
Plattsmouth's oldest business house,
which while it will not bring any new
management to the business, will
nlace them in better shane: tr hanrlle'
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snot oy a isd irom an airgun neiu thfi :nterests of the firm. Thi, raorn.
t. i i
uy a piaiinuie. I; nr:rla nf Jnfnrwritinn .-! f,l.l
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ouois v.ere ien oy tne parents in th offipe f rountv rWk t
each case as to the recovery of the gha, by Joseph FetzePf Mflry FeUer
injured eyes, out prompt ana ei-
ficient treatment resulted in the sav
ing of both eyes.
The youngsters were taken to their
homes Monday evening. Before leav
ing the hospital tne boys were in
troduced and allowed to have a little
From Wednesday's rally.
Yesterday at the home of the grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hitt, in
the south part of the city, Donald, the
MYRTLE M. THIEROLF
VS. GEORGE ffl. THIE
ROLF IN DIVORCE
and Henry F. Goos, of the Fetzer
Shoe company, which will carry on
the business of the Joseph Fetzer fhoe
store. The new company is incorporat
ed for the sum of $20,000 and the busi
ness will be in the buying and selling
of shoes and other article?, r. h?
talk between themselves. They told been the custom of the gU)re . the
eaca other how "it happened. "eternast.
: j l i -i i r ; , . I past.
I lnis nrm maintain; on of the rr.n5t
the future and Harlan declared hel , . , . .
I mnnern anrl nm n lete hre ctnrps in
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3-weeks-oId son of Mr. and Mrs. uuh j,uiU. ft. section of the state and their
Armor Gamblin, passed away. The penceiortn. iioyisji enthusiasm mini- stock ia one of the finegt that can b
little one. who for such a short SDace Icstcu Itsc" as lu"M:mi'",ieu tiJC found in anv ritv of tire th iT of
of time had been in the household like ani 0 &ol"& ou.lSslue "P1.". Bna Plattsmouth. The same courteous and
a ray of sunshine, in his going leaves viewing the wide, wide world witn re- j treatment of the customers will
Happier still were the anxious par
ents when they were told they could
take their sons home and that the in
jured eyes were saved.
Dr. H. L. Arnold attended the Ho-
li i i a. fi T v 1 : i l jl
the services were in charge of r ,.ol...,'":Cir ""u shoe business in Plattsmouth for thc
F. M. Druliner, pastor of the Ur- "aroId Gifford aAided the Du- f anJ his methods of
a sense of deep grief in the hearts of
the parents and the other relatives,
who had learned to love and cherish
the little one in his few weeks on
earth. The funeral was held this
morning from the home at 10 o'clock,
nd the services were in
be continued as the cardinal feature
of the new company, and they will
make every effort to see that their
patrons are given what they want in
the shoe line at all times.
Mr. Fetzer has been engaged in the
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First Methodist church. The inter-lia"?1 a uuc c"iW11 '7'". dealing has won him a splendid trad
ment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. ! "" and many friends, who feel that in
To the sorrow-stricken family the fthf faer ln a barn en J;he dealing with him they will always be
deep sympathy of the friends through- Pi acciueiu occurreu. i uu- He wiJ haye thg ofn.e
From Tuesday's Dellv.
This moi-ning a suit for divorce was
filed in th. district court by George
out the city will be extended. The hamel h was frred while playing &f esident and treasurer in tke new"
AT. TViiernlf nf nerir CpAt fYeelr-l - . .. .
7 I. , . . . , lor.s of the little one comes as a very
' a. n a i ffi i i p rrt I
against uynie lnieroii. ine
petition of the plaintiff states that
they were married at O'Neill, Neb.,
on September 5, 1902, and later re
moved to Canada. The plaintiff claims
he has conducted himself as a loving
and kind husband to the defendant,
and that in September, 1911. she de
serted him and removed to Edmonton,
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W of tf.e little hahe a irel! wlln a 'n was "noting now
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the grandmother, Mrs. Charles Hitt, nS'
are both quite poorly in health and the jun
STATE MEETING OF WOOD
MAN OF THE WORLD HONOR
A PLATTSMOUTH CITIZEN
THE SUBJECT OF A
PONTOON BRIDGE IS
NOW BEING AGITATED
ly incorporated company, while Mr.;.
Fetzer will serve as vice president.
The position of manager of the sto-e
and secertary will be held by II. F.
Goos, who has had charge to the
greater extent of the management of
the store for the past few years, and
who for the past twenty years has
been connected with this firm, and
anyone meeting Mr. Goos can realize
the genial spirit and uniform courtesy
in dealing with his patrons that ha
assisted in making this ftore the
great success it has been. As we have
Files Petition for Probate.
t i i i i i
anaua, wnere sne maae ner nome From Wednesday's Dally.
thereafter without the consent of the There was one subject discussed a stated above, the same policies will be
plaintiff and without his approval of From Wednesday's Dally great deal last summer, but no de- continued in the future as in the past.
ner metnoas oi nvmg. ne aSKS mai - , hnite action taken on tne suDject, and and the friend3 wiI1 fmd the same
the custody of the minor children be uon OI me ooumen vi me "ona, that was the question of the securing hearty welcome at this modern home
given to nim, as tney are resiaing i-'ieeus ia ui. wic of a pontoon bridge over the Missouri f fto.r
witn mm, and tne oeiendant is unni iaigi oncnucu anu uuhusmsw. uwi inver at this point, preferably near the
to have their custody. The defendant has been held in years. Ihere were Burlington bridge, where the river is
is still a resident of Canada, and an some 200 in attendance at the opening narrowest. That there are a great
order was issued by the court allow- session of the camp, and the opening many of the residents on the Iowa
ing service to be had by publication address of welcome was delivered by sjde of the river who would be glad
in the Plattsmouth Journal. N. A. Huse of the Norfolk News, and to avaii themselves of the chance af
the response by Sovereign Marklin. forded them to come here to trade
In the election of officers for the com- there is no doubt. The proposition
ing two years, William 13. Rishel of was suggested at one of the meetings
this city was chosen to'the office of 0f the Commercial club several
one of the state managers. Mr. Rishel ,nnk
. um s , v. 6 I "rom Wednesday Dtir
na rveu as uepuiy ior uie u.u in strongly, but allowed to drop and tne Mike styles, the day watchman at
fV5i3 if ir o n viirtifiT on1 Vi o c ViDOn n I J il a. 1 a. TL. L . I .
.v., vw.j, c.vx gooa tnat migm, Iiave ueen accom- tho Burlington bridge, had quite an
hard worker in the cause of Wood- piished was iost as the summer passed exciting time this morning with two
craft and his election is certainly a without any effort being made in this hoboes who had crossei the bridge
recognition oi a very aeserving genue- i direction. There is a great need fo- from the Iowa side of the and
man wno is at an times ame to , a better outlet for the city on the east, when Mr. Styles attempted to turn
ueH "l b'--" wnere a new territory lies mat could them back to where they come from
Rishel, does not make a bluster over be drawn here for their trading point. they proceeded to make a warlike
his work, but believes m tne old say- The ferry has done a great deal to re- demonstration, and one of them
m-oi bawB wuuuxm neVe tne situauon, but tne bridge knocked Mike down, and the two
mg. would prove even more suited, as it vM- for tfc;a o-olno- o-n t,
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would be ready all the time and al-
Frntn Wednesday's Dallr.
This morning a petition was pre
sented in county court by Mrs. Alida
Blair, asking for the probate of the
estate of her husband, the late Joseph
B. Blair, of Greenwood, who died on
February 21, 1915, at his home, leav
ing quite an extensive estate, con
sisting of real estate in Cass county
valued at $2,500, real estate in Fed
Willow and Morrill counties, Ne
braska, of the value of $22,400, and
in South Dakota and Texas valued at
$6,500. Besides the widow there ar
three children as heirs of the estate.
A hearing will be had on this matter
cn Tuesday, March 16, at 10 o'clock.
W. H. Caman of Beatrice, district
manager of the Lincoln Telegraph ani
Telephone company was in the city
yesterday for a few hours looking af
ter the interests of his company, de
parting this morning for his home.
WATCHMAN HAS EXCITING
TIME WITH TWO HOBOES
Sirs. Hitt Quite 111.
tracks. The watchman, as soon as
low of a great deal more traffic being possible, called the depot here and the
nassed over in a dav than wnnlri h I j
From T'lrsdav's Parr ., , ." " 7" CIly P"ce were nouiica, anu vniei
The friends of Mrs. Charles Hitt possmie witn tne ierry Doat. Rainev made a trio throueh the vards.
will regret to learn that she is quite matter snouid receive the considera- but tbe men evidently were wise and
ill at her home in the south part of tion of those who are interested in did not tneir appearance around
the city, having suffered a breakdown such matters for the good of the city, depot or yards. Mr. Styles did
caused by worry in caring for her " - not suffer any serious results of the
daughter during her illness. She is in Osteopathic treatment is guar- battle, although slightly 6ore from the
quite bad shape and her family and anteed to cure the grippe. Try it and j manner in which the two tourists had
friends feel a great deal of worry. be convinced. handled him.
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