The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 23, 1915, Page PAGE 2, Image 2

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MONDAY, AlGt'ST 23. 1915.
Large Attendance and Everyone Pres
ent Appeared to Take Interest
in the Deliberations.
From Friday's Dally.
The meeting of the Commercial club
last evening: at their rooms in the
Hotel Riley building was quite largely
attended and one of the most interest
ing meetings of the season was held,
with "Light" as the chief topic of the
evening's gathering.
The meeting was opened by Presi
dentjWescott with a few remarks giv
ing an outline of what the club had
done during the month just closed,
since their last meeting, which in
cluded the publication of the facts in
regard to the city and its institutions
in the Journal, as well as the printing
of these in pamphlet form for dis
tribution through the mail by the mer
chants in their letters that they might
send out.
Chairman Robertson of the enter
tainment committee reported that
$519.05 had been collected on sub
scriptions so far and S3St.03 had been
paid out for the expense of the com
mittee, including the bandstand, band
concerts and special attractions. There
was need of getting in all subscrip
tions for the last month in order to
wind up the business of the com
mittee. In speaking of the work of this
new committee President Wescott
stated that they were paying the band
$125 per month, as usual for the sum
mer series of concerts, and of this
sum $25 was given to the leader. Mr.
Kchulhof, while the S100 was divided
among the members of the band, and
at the last meeting had resulted in the
sum of $7 being given each member
of the band. He considered the pro
position of providing some means of
entertainment for the visitors a good
one, and while the cost was far less
than a great many other towns were
paying out for the entertainment of
their visitors, it had served as a very
pleasant feature of the summer!
montho. The fact that the band would
like to continue their work through
the winter months was also discussed
by President Wescott at some length
and he thought it would be a worthy
move if the club would allow the ban
to use the club rooms to practice in
during the winter months. The rest
room had also been found a most ac
ccptable place for the ladies and was
used very extensively during the
months it had been in use, and the
club would have to consider whether
or not it should be maintained for the
On motion of Mayor E. J. Richev
the entertainment committee was
authorized to estimate the cost of
maintaining the band during the win
ter, as well as the room in the Riley
block, anil to advise the subscriber
when they made their rounds to col
lect each month, and a great many at
the meeting expressed a deisre to see
the rest room continued.
August Cloidt, who had been asket
to furnish a list of the improvements
during the period from January 1
1915. to date, read these, giving the
fact that six new houses had been
completed, eleven were under way and
two were about to be started, and the
valuation of these was in the neigh
borhood of $44,000. He also mention
ed the curb and gutter on Main street
from Seventh to Tenth and the fact
that this would likely be extended
next year farther west on Main
street, as well as on other streets. He
called attention to the sewer extension
on Washington avenue.
T. H. Pollock informed the club
that the Cass county teachers would
be in thi3 city the week of August
29th and that the Commercial club
had arranged for a band concert at
the park on next Thursday evening,
as well as a reception at the Elks
Home on Monday evening, August
Attorney John M. Leyda, who had
consented to address the club, gave a
very interesting discussion of the
question of private owned and public
owned public utilities and laid par
ticular stress on the question of the
cost of gas and electricity, giving a
number of extracts from the Chicago
Journal, the Milwaukee Leader, as
well as Pearson's Magazine, in sup
port of his position of the benefit of
the municipal owned plant to the con
sumer of the gas and electricity, and
also the moral effect in the larger
cities of private owned public utilities.
Mr. Leyda stated that wherever it had
been tried municipal ownership had
been found much more acceptable and
had brought the cost to the consumer
to a much lower figure than ever un
der private ownership, and he be- I
Ilia l 111 At? kj,uip wu tu v fcV. i.
cities it would prove the same here.
He favored the securing of figures on
what the current could be supplied
for from Omaha to this city for a
municipal plant, as well as the cost of
a plant complete for the manufacture
of the electric current. The address
of Mr. Leyda was very clear and to
the point and represented a clear
statement as to his views on this
Ex-Mayor John P. Sattler was
asked to give a few remarks on this
subject and stated that he had dis
cussed the question before and was
of the opinion that the city, about to
take up the making of a new contract,
should take heed of the matter of the
rates and the possibility of wanting
to put in a plant of their own in the
future. If the city had carried out
the spirit of the resolution adopted
last March, Mr. Sattler stated, and
had created a levy for the purpose of
securing a lighting plant of their own,
they would be in position to go ahead
with plans for lighting the city. He
further stated that the current used
here was third-handed, as it was
manufactured by the Omaha Gas and
Electric Co., and sold to the McKinley
interests for 1 and l-10c a kilowatt,
and sold to the Nebraska Lighting
company for 2c a kilowatt, and then
f-old to the consumer at from 12 to
15c a kilowatt. During his term as
mayor, he stated, the light committee
of the city council, the committee of
the Commercial club and the officials
of the light company had held a meet
ing, at which it had been stated by
the officials of the company that they
would give the lowest possible rate if
the McKinley company was kept out.
but this had not been lived up to anil
the city was left at the mercy of the
Fred Dawson gave a few remarks
along the line of explaining the dif
ference in the consumption of current
of the different lamps used in light
ing the city.
City Attorney Tidd, in addressing
the meeting, stated that in 1003 the
city council had granted a franchise
to the light company that hail tied
the hands of the city to a great extent
in the settlement of the light problem
and that the city councils since that
time had come in for a good deal of
unjust criticism, as the blame shoui
be given to the council granting th
franchise in 1903. He had been op
posed to municipal ownership in year
gone by, but as the city adminLstra
tion in recent years had been run on
economical lines he was of the opinio
that it could be put in operation with
profit and that as far as busines
methods were concerned, thought that
the city was operated as economically
as anv in the state. He thought th
city should, before entering into
contract, attempt to secure some re
Kef for the private consumers irom
the present rates. Estimates of th
10-watt lamps in u.?e showed them to
cost lTe per kilowatt. In Wymor
the municipal plant had reduced th
cost to the consumer to t:c per kilo
Hon. R. R. Windham gave a few
remarks as to his views on the ligh
question and stated that he had been
converted to the municipal ownership
plan by study of the results in othe
cities. He also was well pleased with
the splendid condition of the city an
the stability and confidence of the
citizens in its future development. Vo
the last ten years, Mr. Windham
stated, the city had been governed in
a very able manner and with a saving
and benefit to the taxpayers.
President Wescott, addressing the
gathering, stated that the meeting
was for the purpose of expressing
views on matters of importance to the
city and was glad to have everyone
give their views on any question o
importance that they might desire.
F'red Dawson extended to the mem
hers of the club and the business men
a cordial invitation to join the busi
ness men's turning class that will be
formed soon at the German Turner
hall, and an opportunity to secure
good, healthful exercise.
The meeting last evening was on.
in which everyone who desired ex
l r i. ji
piest-eu ireeiy ineir opinion, anM as
this was the purpose, it was quite
successful in this respect.
Now Handling Coal.
From Saturday's Dailv.
In another column of this issue will
be found the advertisement of Ernest
htenner, who is taking up the coal
business and will take all orders and
see that they are filled promptly and
efficiently with the best quality of
coal. The business will be handled
from the greenhouse of Mr. Stenner
in the west part of the city.
Evening Journal delivered, 10t
per week.
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Always bears
I the
Signature of
From Saturdays Dally.
.The prize of a fine suit of clothe
to the Cass county farmer bringing
to the store of C. E. Wescott's Sons
the highest graded specimen of wheat
of the 1915 crops-was awarded this
afternoon at the store, when the
judges, Nelson Jean, W. R. Bryan, R
L. Propst and F. E. Schlater, examin
ed the specimens presented and tested
them out for both weight and grade,
and awarded the prize to Charles T
Peacock, who resides west of this city
some eight miles. All the different
specimens were placed in similar
boxes and numbered and the judges
were unaware of the names of the
farmers who had placed their wheat
in the contest, and it was after
thorough test that the wheat of Mr
Peacock was awarded the first prize
He will lie given his choice of a fine
suit of clothes, which will be made to
fit him. The judges of the contest
were well pleased with the quality of
the wheat from all those entering and
it shows Cass county's wheat crop is
all to the good. Following is the
statement of the judges:
We have made examination of the
samples of wheat at C. E. Wescott's
Sons store anil subjected it to stand
ard test. We find that the wheat
marked No. 5 is entitled to the prize
of a suit offered by the firm. The
wheat samples were identified by num
ber only, no names being attached
The wheat of Mr.
grade, No. 2 hard.
W. R. Bryan.
R. L. Propst.
Frank E. Schlater
Nelson Jean.
Frrm Pi tn May's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon
Mexicans who reside
one of the
in the camp
across the river near Pacific Junction
drifted into town and soon accumulat
ed a large supply of joy water, but
with his fiery Castilian temperment
he could not carry the load long be
fore getting the national habit of
starting something, and accordingly
attempted to start a small-sized
revolution with one of his countrymen
who had accompanied him to this city
and while the second of the duet was
T'ot in a warlike mood he was pestered
by his "jaggy" friend until OfTice
Jones came by and gathered the war
like follower of Villa into his grasp
anil escorted him to the city lockup
lo meditate there on the hard-hearted
officers of the law who will not stand
for any warlike demonstrations on the
street. At the jail a cherished half
pint of "red eye" was removed from
the person of the senor, which caused
him even greater grief than being put
in jail.
The forthcoming Inter-County Ten-
i:i;; tournament, which is to be held
on the courts of the Plattsmouth Ten
nis club August 23-27, is attracting a
treat deal of attention from the lov
ers of this sport and there will be a
large number to take part in the meet.
The prizes to be given will be as fol
lows: Championship in Singles silver
loving cup.
Runner-up in Singles Silver
mounted hat brush.
Championship in Doubles Silver
mounted clothes brushes.
Runner-up in Doubles Silver grip
Winners of Consolation Doubles
Half dozen tennis balls.
Winner of Consolation Singles
Racket press.
These prizes will be on display in
the show window at the J. W. Crabill
jewelry store during next week, when
the tournament will be on. Out on
the courts arrangements are moving
along nicely and the courts are on
"dress parade" and all ready for the
big show to start Monday. Thee lub
has built an umpire's chair and order
ed score cards and these wil Ihelp con
siderably in running off the important
matches. The oleal clavers are rom-
ing out to the courts quite steadily for ;
.onc o.iu wiui me courts m gooa ;
I y-v nnl . 4-1 At- 1
shape a big time is anticipated.
For Sale.
Good alfalfa seed, $9 per bushel,
Call or write, J. L. Shrader, Nehawka.
From Saturdays rall.
Bert McNealy and Mrs. E. C. Twiss
received a telegram from Shrieveport,
Louisiana, Monday, announcing the
death of their brother, Edward Mc
Nealy, which occurred in a hospital.
Ed went south about two months ago
hoping a change of climate would
benefit him. He had suffered from
Bright's disease for years. He has
relatives in that vicinity and will not
be brought here for burial. He lived
in Louisville since boyhood and was
generally liked by everyone, and the
news of his death comes as a great
surprise. The Courier extends sym
pathy to the brother and sister who
are left to mourn his loss. Louisville
Krnm Saturday-" !nTTir.
This winter will see an excellent
line of attractions at the Parmele
theater, according to R. M. Shlaes,
who announces that he has succeeded
in booking a better line of theatrical
companies than was ever seen in
Plattsmouth. That this city is more
on the theatrical man than at any
year previously is attested by the list
of companies Mr. Shlaes has succeed- During his residence here Mr. Bar
ed in booking. I.ast winter having wick has made a great many friends.
been a hard one in most spots for all
classes of amusement, theatrical
managers are this year more insist -
ent than ever on giving what the pub-
lie wants and thereby assuring them-
selves of at least satisfying the pub-
lie if not having a successful season.
A convention of opera house man-
ages from the mid-west was recently
held in Chicago, and this marks the
first steD towards an organization of
show hurts the attendance at a dozen
is almost a thing of the past, yet
there is much to be done before they
can be entirely eliminated. One poor
ihow hurts the attendance at a dozen
good ones, and although it is an un-
profitable business, fooling the public
is still sometimes partly successful,
and any ouncej of success the poor
shows meet with spurs them on to ac-
complishing more harm to meritorious
Mr. hhlaes is to be commended in
booking a list of first-class attrac
tions, and local people, when they
know a good company is due, will turn
out in gerater numbers.
From Saturdarn Dallr.
The residents alornr Vine street
were rather startled this morning at
early hour by the sound of can-
nonadinc in that vieinitv. and for a
few minutes it was feared that a
Mexican invasion was on. but it was
soon discovered that the noise was oc-
casioned by the attempt of the police
to halt a fugitive whom they desired
to capture. Earlier in the evening a
report had been given them that two
strange acting men were noticed in
the north part of the city and Officers
Grebe and Wilson made a search for
the parties, but without success until
about 2 o'clock this morning, when a
siisr.irifiiis.lnnl.inn njirtv was nntifpd
near the McDaniel corner, and when
the officers approached he started on
a run up the alley, going west, with
the police in pursuit. He came out of
the alley on Sixth street and started
north, and when crossing Main street
was again discovered by the police,
nnd nfficor Wilr.n ctnrtod nn Vinp
street to head him off, while Officer
r,roht rnntinnoH un Main stmpt in
pursuit of the elusive stranger. Near
the Streight furniture store Mr. Wil-
son got in hailing distance of the man
and requested him to halt, but he kept
i-io-lif n nffirar fi rH in thJ
air to halt him, but instead of stop
ping the shots seemed to frighten him
more and he dashed wildly out Vine
street and was a few minutes later
discovered in a clump of bushes near
the residence of John Bauer, sr., and-
was taken to the city jail, where he
was discovered to be one of the in-
mnrps nt th filenwnod Kephlp Mind-
ed institute, and stated he had escaped
yesterday and made his way here. The
boy, for he was scarcely more, wasi
apparently harmless and was taken
back to the institute this morning by
Acting c-niet Jones, i ne second party
a . a mi I
was not discovered, however, and ap
pears to have made a clean getaway,
and the boy who was captured was not
able to give an intelligent statement
as to his actions or who his companion
- was.
W. Barwick, for Twenty-four Years
in Employ of Burlington Shops,
and Highly Esteemed Citizen.
Another of Plattsmouth's oldest and
most respected citizens was summon
ed to his final reward Saturday night,
when J. W. Barwick passed away at
his home in the south part of the city
after an illness covering a period of
some two years. The condition of
Mr. Barwick for the past few weeks
has been very critical and his family
and friends have been aware that the
end was not far off, as his advanced
age of 75 years and feebled condition
made his recovery a matter of grave
uncertainty from the first.
Mr. Barwick was born in England
and lived there up to some twenty
six years ago, when he came with his
family to America and located in this
city, where they have since made their
home. He at once entered the em
ploy as one of the clerks in the office
of the superintendent of shops, and
up to two years ago was engaged in
active work, but the feeble condition
of his health made it necessary for
him to leave his duties and since then
he has been confined to his home the
I greater part of the time
who will regret greatly to learn of his
death, and his going will be the oc
1 casion of the most profound grief to
those who knew him bestd uring his
years spent here as a good and useful
citizen and a warm and loyal friend,
Besides the aged and invalid wife,
four children, one son and threj
daughters, are left to mourn the loss
of the husband, and father, as follows:
J. E. Barwick, Plattsmouth; Mrs
Thomas N. Julian, Clovis, New Mex
ico; Mrs. W. P. Albee, Glenwood,
Iowa, and Mrs. Perry Coffman. Platts
The funeral of this good man will
be held Wednesday afternoon at the
home, if possible, as the family are
awaiting the arrival of the daughter
from New Mexico, she having left h?r
home at Llovis last evening to reach
here in time to be present when the
father is laid to his last long rest.
It will be of interest to those who
seek amusement that R. M. Shlaes has
succeeded in booking a better class of
attractions for the coming season at
l"c "'-; mcaid man wa ever
before seen in Plattsmouth. His
knowledge of the character of the at
traction that will be sent through the
mid-west this season makes Mr.
Shlaes acquainted with those which
a,e desirable companies, and a good
season is in store for local amusement
lovers. mere are still a lew poor
shows on the road, but the fact that
attractions have to guarantee satis
faction to their patrons or return the
money, has placed the bad boys on the
shelf, and for an unknown attraction
to book itself nowadays this guarantee
must be forthcoming
A convention ot mid-west opera
house managers was recently held in
Chicago. This marks the first step o
the managers towards getting togeth
er a " will help wonderfully in mi
proving the theatrical business gen
erally in the west, ihe pride of
kca' community can be shown in at
tending a first-class theatrical per
formance, inasmuch as a show well
patronized advertises a town auto
matically by telling the business they
none, and as other companies are
notified that a town is good they plan
to include it in their route at some
t,me a town 's ""en made known
when otherwise it remained a blank
for ages.
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Juke Hull' FuiUI Villa tor cocsUimUoa.
the Vogue in Autumn Hats
J"UST opened, and now ready for
your inspection the new Fall
Stetsons !
Derbies, Self-conforming Der
bies, and Soft Hats in a wide range
of block and color.
In hats, as in clothes generally, the key
note is a nice balance between freedom
and formality.
You will recognize it instantly in these
Stetsons and you will not find it in its
perfection in any other hat display in town.
At your service
Notice display in our east window
C.E. Wescott's Sons
From Sat unlay's Pally.
This morning in Omaha occurred
the marriage of Mr. E. L. Jahrig and
Mrs. Cecile Brish. both of this city.
The ceremony was a very quiet one
ard was held at the home of friends
there and was attended by a few inti
mate friends and relatives of the con
tracting parties. The marriage lines
were read by Rev. J. II. Steger of
the Pt. Paul's church of this city "n
a most impressive manner, which
brought a touch of reverence to the
scene marking the uniting of these
two lives as one. Both of the con
tracting parties are well known here,
where they have made their home f o
the past few years, and their friends
will be pleased to learn that they are
to hereafter take up life's journey to
gether. The bride has made her home
here for a number of years and is :i
lady who is highly esteemed by a
large number of friends. The groom
is an old resident of this city, where
he has made a great many friends
during the years he has lived here,
and in his new-found happiness he will
receive the heartiest best wishes of a
large circle of friends. Both of these
splendid people are among the best
residents of the city and on their re
turn will be given a hearty reception
bv their old friends.
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thing good that a hat can be.
S. Hay .Smith, who has been en
gaged in farming near Weeping Wa
ter for the past several years, was
here Saturday visiting his father and
mother. Mr. and Mrs. S. (j. Smith, and
eports a most successful year on the
farm which he is running this year.
Mr. Smith has had a number of speci
mens of record-breaking corn of this
year's crop, and among these was a
stalk of corn containing six ears and
measuring thirteen and a half feet in
height, and so remarkable is this pro
duct of the Nebraska corn that it has
been put on exhibition at Weeping
Water, where it has attracted uni
versal attention. The yield of corn
there will he close to fifty bushels jer
acre, which is certainly a most
gratifying showing.
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Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy," writes Sol Wil
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