The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 25, 1915, Image 1

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NO. i;
Peace and Quietude Reigned Supreme
and Therefore This Session Was
Brief and to the Point.
from Tuesday's Dally.
The session of the city council last
evening- was one filled with great
peace and quietude, which enabled the
members of that body to complete
their work and be on their way home
ward in less than an hour after the
meeting was called to order by Mayor
William Schmidtmann, in a com
munication to the council, stated that
he would refuse to pay the amount
of the taxes of the special paving dis
tiact Xo. 9, as the work was not up
to the plans and specifications. This
matter was turned over to the streets,
:il!ey anil bridges committee and the
city attorney to look into and decide
what the city should do in the matter
to make it satisfactory to Mr.
Mayor Rkhey stated to the council
that he thought that it would be a
gowd idea for the council to sit as a
board of equalization for the purpose
of fixing the valuation of the work
done in the alley paving district No.
On motion of Buttery it was de
cided to hold the meeting on Monday.
December 27th, and the motion will be
published in the Journal for the
;c iod of four weeks.
On motion of Councilman Bestor the
sum of $300 was allowed J. H. Mc
Maken for the fill on Washington ave
nue where the new sewer had been
installed. The engineer has not made
bis final measurements of this work
ar.d the rest of the money will be re
tained until this is looked aftt?r by the
engineer, which will be in the next few
The judiciary committee of the
council, through the chairman, Mr.
Mauzy, reported that they had, in con
nection with the city attorney, in
vestigated the Reece tax sale, and on
advice of the city attorney recom
mended that the same be excepted.
Councilman Lushinsky of the light
ing committee reported that the poles
for the extension of the lines of the
Nebraska Lightirg company had been
placed and would soon be wired and
all ready for the installing of the new
light lines.
Councilman Buttery called the at
tention cf the council to the fact that
the stviet lights were turned off in
the morning before C o'clock and this
wr.s an annoyance to the early risers
and he desired to have the matter ad
justed so that there might be a longer
service given to the people of the city.
Chairman Harris of the special com
mittee that has been wrestling with
the question of widening the street
south of the Columbian school, re
ported that they had found the city thirty feet addition there and
would take the matter up with the
city attorney to help adjust and fix it
in the proper share.
Councilman Buttery desired to know
what had been done in the matter of
tixing up the foot bridge over the
creek on West Main street, and was
informed by Councilman Bestor that
ihe work was being looked after and
as soon as the street commissioner
could get to it it would be finished up
and gotten in line for service, but it
.ould require some little work to
place the bridee approaches in.
Councilman Buttery stated that
he had been informed that the tele
phone company was read' to move
their poles back on Washington ave
nue as soon as the city could give
them the proper curb line, and he de
sired very much to have the street
commissioner or some other competent
official place the line in order that the
woik of moving the poles might be
completed. On motion of Councilman
Bestor the engineer was instructed
that when he made the final estimate
on the fill for the sewer that he also
find the curb line on the avenue for the
placing of the poles for the telephone
Councilman Lushinsky stated that
be had had his attention called to the
fact that the habit of running tractor
engines over the permanent crossings
had resulted in the breaking down of
these crossing at a great expense to
the city, and he thought that it was
high time that a stop was put to the
pratcice. The owners of the tractors
should either stop the running of the
tractors or pay for the damages that
had been inflicted, in the opinion of
the Fourth ward councilman, and a
motion was passed that would author
ize the streets, alleys and bridges com
mittee and the city attorney to draw-
up an ordinance to cover the protec
tion of the crossings.
Councilman Butter called the atten
tion of the council to the fact that
Seventh street was in places almost
impassable, due to the fact that two
tractor engines and a lot of old rub
bish had been piled in the roadway.
The council also agreed that they
would take up the alley paving on the
south side of Main street as soon as
possible, and if it was convenient a
special meeting will be held on No
vember 29th.
The finance committee of the coun
cil reported the following claims and
the respective amounts were found
correct: Bestor & Swatek, supplies
for street commissioner, $1.70; Wil
liam Mendenhall. hauling hose cart,
$1.50; John Bauer, supplies to city,
.$4G.C.; Yale Smith, street work, $18;
Mike Lutz, street work, $33.f.O; Lam
bert Lister, street work, $3.15; Frank
Kalasek. street work, $12.40; M. E.
Manspeaker, street work, $32.80; Ed
Snodgrass. street work, $31.00; Earl
lies, street work, $28; Charles Mc
Bride, street work, $23.85; Concrete
Construction Co., crossing, $39.08.
There being nothing further the
council adjourned.
Wichita, Kan., Nov. 22. Art Haus-
er, who is wanted in Omaha for the
murder of W. H. Smith, Jeft Wichita
tonight at 9:30 over the Rock Island
for Omaha, in custody of Stephen Ma
loney, chief of detectives, and L. T.
Finn, special detective for the Bran-
deis Stores.
Governor Capper of Kansas honored
requisition papers for iie officers and
they arrived in Wichita early Monday
morning. Hauser was taken to the
train through the baggage department
of the Union station, and a big crowd
collected there to see him, was fooled.
Hauser informed Wichita officers
that he did not want to go to Omaha,
and in an interview with his wife de
clared it probably was the last time
she would see him. He was shackled
r nd will be guarded closely, as it is be
lieved he may try to kill himself while
en route.
The route taken will be by way of
Herrington, McFarland and Lincoln.
Helen Dickerson, an 18-year-old girl
of Topeka. on Sunday identified
Hauser as the man who attacked her
there several months ago. She was
unconscious for two days after the
From Tuesday's Dally.
The case of John Hennings vs. Cam
Seybert, et al., occupied the entire
Jime of the district court yesterday,
and the taking of testimony was com
menced at once on the reconvening of
court in the afternoon. There were
a large number of witnesses in the
case, a greater part of them being the
young men who were present at the
dance in Louisville when the trouble
originated and who were called by the
plaintiff. There were a great many
present from Louisville to hear the
case and great interest was manifest
ed in the outcome of the issues, as
Mr. Hennings is well known through
out that section, as is also Mr. Sey
bert, who was marshal at Louisville
for several years and who was occupy
ing that position at the time of the
trouble out of which the suit originat
ed. Judge J. E. Douglass represents
the palintiff, while Harry O. Palmer
and C. H. Taylor appear for the de
fendants, assisted by D. O. Dwyer of
this city. Frank Wheeler, who was
one of the defendants in the case, is a
former resident of this city, and has
been withdrawn as a defendant in the
For $100 Side Bet Buick Car Makes
Sixty-Eight Miles in 9.1
Shattering all previous records for
the distance, a light six Buick auto
mobile, owned by Lee Burroughs and
driven by Charley Dawley, a local ex
pert, made the run from Lincoln to
Omaha in one hour and thirty-five
minutes in a challenge race for a side
bet of $100 Tuesday morning. The
challenger claimed the run could not
be made in two hours.
The car was fully equipped, carry
ing four passengers, as the agreement
called for. The passengers were Bur
roughs, Dawley, Bert Sturm, timer.
and Joe Orcutt.
The party left Thirteenth and O
streets at 9:15 and arrived at the des
tination point. Sixteenth and Farnam,
at 10:50, stringing up a new record
and beating the time limit by twenty
five minutes. The average for the dis
tance, a fraction over sixty-eight
miles, was forty-four miles an hour.
The first thirty-seven miles of the dis
tance was covered in forty-seven min
"The distance can be covered in
two hous," said the challenger before
the start, "but I want to see what
those conditions are."
The car was primed to the minute
by Mr. Beach of the Buick company
before the run. The car was reported
in perfect running order at the con
clusion of the run.
County Treasurer W. K. Fox has
received a circular letter from the of
fice of Secretary of State C. W. Pool,
in which the matter of the renewing of
the automobile numbers is taken up
and the instructions as to the proceed
ure in sending in the renewals made
plain. On and after November 25 the
county treasurer is authorized to send
in the renewals for the year 191C, on
the blanks provided for that purpose.
The number of old registration, as
well as the maker's number is requir
ed in order that the identification of
the car may be made easier. There
will be no license or number plates is
sued unless all arreages are paid up
and certified to by the county treasur
er in sending in the application for the
renewal. In sending in transfers of
ownership the registration number
must be properly assigned by the
former owner. The owner of a car
must renew within thirty days of the
expiration of the time paid for or said
number will be cancelled and issued to
someone else. Those who have small
numbers should see that they comply
with this feature of the law in order
to retain their number.
From Tuesday's Dan.
This morning C .S. Johnson, the day
yardmaster of the Burlington, met
with a very serious accident while he
was assisting in unloading a load
of rock for the use of the automobile
bridge company on the sidetrack near
the Platte river bridge. The doors of
the dump car had been dropped by the
men employed in the work of unload
ing, but for some reason the rock re
fused to drop and Mr. Johnson was
looking under the car to find a means
of starting the flow of the rock from
the car, when, without warning ,one of
the young men in the car threw a
large rock out, which took Mr. John
son on the right ear and inflicted a
very painful wound which required the
services of a surgeon to dress. The
lobe of the ear was lacerated very
badly and the injury bled most profusely.
From Tuesday"? Daily.
Today is a gala occasion for
Sesostris temple of the Mystic
Shriners, at Lincoln, as the annual
ceremonial of this branch of the Ma
sonic fraternity will be held today and
this evening in the capital city. The
members of the shrine from this city,
together with a number of candidates
for the journey across the desert, will
be present to enjoy the occasion. Luke
L. Wiles is one of the "victims" whose
feet will feel the effect of the burning
sands as the caravan wends its way
along to the oasis. Among those at
tending from this city were William
Baird, John Bauer, jr., Mike and Rob
ert Mauzy, Will Rummell, Leonard
Schafer, W. C. Tippens, II. S. Barth
old, James Robertson, W. A. Robert
son. The boys are anticipating one of
the times of their lives in the pleas
ures of the gathering.
From Tuesday's railv.
A quiet wedding was solomnized in
this city late Saturday evening at the
rectory of St. John's Catholic church,
when Rev. Father M. A. Shine united
in the holy bonds of wedlock Mr. Glen
Edwards and Miss Irene Hartwick,
two of the popular young people of
this city. Mr. and Mrs'. Edwards ex
pect to make their home in this city in
the future and their decision to take
up life's journey together will Lie a
source of much pleasure to the many
friends of the happy Jpiir.g people.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Hartwick of this city and
is one of the most popular young
ladies in the city and highly esteemed
by those fortunate enough to be num
bered among her acquaintances. She
is one of the efficient teachers of the
county, being engaged in teaching
near Murray. Mr. Edwards is one
of the highly esteemed young men of
this city, where he has been reared to
manhood, and his friends are without
limit. He is employed by the Burling
ton in their shops and is held in the
highest respect by his associates.
From Wednesday's ' Dally.
A very pleasant social event was
heldMonday evening at the home of
Miss Madeline Minor, it being a linen
shower given in honor of Miss Hazel
Cowle?, one of the fall brides. The
guests, all of whom were close per
sonal friends of the guest of honor,
enjoyed the occasion to the utmost
with the renewing of the ties of friend
ship and wishing their friend much
happiness in the years to come. At
a suitable hour the jolly party were
invited to the dining room to partake
of a most delicious three-course lunch
eon, which was served by Mrs. Kate
Minor and Mrs. L. O. Minor. Follow
ing the luncheon the young ladies
spent the evening very pleasantly in
social conversation and music, and a
number of pleasing vocal selections
were given by Miss Pearl Alcorn of
Omaha. The bride-to-be was then
showered with the many dainty ar
ticles of needlework. Those who were
present were: Misses Leona Brady,
Florence White, Mayola Propst, Lillian
White, Nettie Moore, Alice Tuey, Mrs.
Ed Roman, Madeline Minor and Hazel
The St. Mary's Guild will hold their
annual bazaar on Friday and Satur
day, December 10th and 11th. The
finest Christmas goods will be offered
for sale.
The who are looking for some ar
ticle of needlework would do well to
attend the bazaar of the St. Mary's
Guild in this city on December 10th
and 11th.
Wall Paper, Paints, Glass, Picture
Framing:. Frank Gobelman.
The Hotel Riley barber s-hop, which
has been under the management of
E. G. Shallenberger for the past year.
v. ill hereafter be controlled by the
firm of Shallenberger & Atkinson, as
Mr. C. A. Atkinson yesterday entered
lipon his duties as a member of the
firm and will hereafter be found in
this establishment as the partner of
Mr. Shallenberger. Both of these gen
tlemen are experts in their line, as
Mr. Shallenberger has demonstrated
during his stay here, and Mr. Atkinson
has been connected with the leading
barber shops in Denver, San Francisco
and San Diego, and has been employed
in the Clark bather shop here before
securing the half interest in the Riley
tonsorial parlors. Fred Rosencrans
of Grand Island, who was here for sev
eral months as a barber, has returned
to take up the vacancy in the Clark
shop. The new owners of the shop
contemplate a number of changes that
will make it one of the finest shops in
a town of this size in the state.
From Tuesday's Dally.
' The beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Herold was made the scene of
a most happy gathering on last Sat
urday afternoon, when the younger
children of the St. Luke's parish, as
well as the mothers of the babies, were
entertained untr the auspices of the
church school, and there were' some
fifty present to enjoy the pleasures of
the occasion. The children were en
tertained with a large number of very
pleasing kindergarten games which
proved most delightful and in which
the mothers, as well as Father and
Mrs. W. S. Leete and Madame Leete
took part and assisted in making the
afternoon one of the rarest enjoyment.
Light refreshments were served at a
suitable hour, which added greatly to
the delight of the little folks, and it
was with regret that the charming
afternoon was closed by the hastening
of the heme-going hour. The gather
ing was one in which the parish was
well represented and it is to be hoped
that other social affairs of this nature
may be possible in the future.
From Tuesday's Daily.
After a month of indifferent bills
mother high class vaudeville program
appeared last evening at the Temple
Grand theater and played to a capacity
house. Dissatisfied with the past three
cr four bills, the manager of the Em
press circuit went to Chicago last
week, cancelled all contracts and sign
ed up an entirely new list of attrac
tions. The result of his trip is more
than pleasing to Creston theater goers
for never has a better bill been seen
than Sunday night's, which is stated
to be just a fair sample of what is in
store for the patrons of the Temple
The bill was a particularly well
balanced one, consisting of four acts,
each of a different variety and each
a leader in its class. Wright, Hall
& Worth, "The Dancing Bugs," gave
a clever exhibition of all kinds of
footwork that won much merited ap
proval; Chuck Haas, world's cham
pion roper, performed some seem
ingly miraculous feats of rope swing
ing; Armstrong & Odell in a a musi
cal sketch won hearty applause with
I heir clever act; and the Ernest Alvo
troupe, comedy 'bar gymnasts, gave
as interesting and entertaining exhibi
tion of combined gymnastic skill and
slapstick as has ever been seen in the
city. Creston (Iowa) Gazette-Advertiser.
See the kinds of fancy stationery,
the latest up-to-date, and sure to
please, at the Journal office.
From Wednesday's Dally.
This morning the body of Joseph
Hoy, the aged gentleman who passed
away here Monday morning, was
taken east on No. 4 to Pacific Junction,
where it was sent on to High Creek.
Missouri, and will be buried there in
the cemetery among the old familiar
scenes, and where the deceased had
spent a great part of his lifetime. The
funeral services were held here at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Stuecklin. where Mr. Hoy has been
making his home, and were quite
largely attended. The son of the de
ceased. Arch Hoy, of Bluemound, Kan
sas, acocmpanied the body back to the
old home.
From Wednesday's Dally.
A very quiet home wedding was
celebr ated last evening at 8 o'clock at
the home of Mrs. William Cowles,
mother of the bride, when Miss Hazel
A. Cowles was united in the bonds of
icly wedlock to Mr. William E. Propst.
The marriage lines were read by Re
F. M. Druliner, pastor of the First
Methodist church, in a most impres
sive manner, as he joined these two
estimable young people in the bonds of
matrimonv. There were only the im
mediate families of the contracting
parties present to witness the cere
mony. The bride was attired in a
traveling costume of dark blue broad
cloth, while the groom wore the con
ventional Llack." Immediately after the
wedding the bridal party were taken
by automobile to Omaha, from where
they will depart on a honeymoon trip
of some two weeks' duration in the
west. On returning Mr. and Mrs.
Propst will make their home at the
Cowles residence for the winter.
The bride is one of the popular
young ladies in social and religious
life of the city, and while her friends
will miss her from their circle, they
will extend their best wishes for a
future filled with happiness. Miss
Cowles has for the past two years
been one of the efficient stenograph
ers in the office of Storekeeper E. C.
Hill of the Burlington. The groom is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.
Propst and is a young man of worth
and ability and well worthy of the
charming helpmate he has secured.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Yesterday Henry Koontz, one of the
aged gentlemen making their home at
the county farm west of this city,
passed away after an illness of some
years' duration. Mr. Koontz was born
in Germany, October 15, 1833, and
resided there for a great many years
before coming to America. He settled
near Nehawka in an early day and was
quite well known in that section of
the county as a most worthy gentle
man and his death will be very much
regretted by the many old friends.
He was admitted to the farm May 9,
1910, and has since been making his
home there, where he had endeared
himself to all those with whom he
came in contact. A complication of
diseases proved the cause of his death.
The funeral of this kindly old gentle
man will be held tomorrow afternoon
from the farm and interment made in
Oak Hill cemetery.
Seventy-Seven Years Young.
From Tuesday's pally,
Saturday was the seventy-seventh
birthday anniversary of Fred Olden
hausen, sr., and there are few people
who would take this hale and hearty
old gentleman to be this age, as he has
the appearance and bearing of being
a great deal younger. "Schuster"
visited in Murray yesterday for a
shoit time with relatives and friends
in that section and received the con
gratulations of his many friends on
the happy occasion of his birthday. It
is to be hoped he will celebrate many
more birthday.
Jury Was Out hut a Very Few Minutf
When They Returned Willi a
Verdict for Defendant.
From Wednesdav's Da"v.
The ca.-.e of John Hennings v. Cam
Seybert, which for the past two day-.
has been occupying the attention of
the district court, came to an t-i.-l yes
terday afternoon, when the jury, after
deliberating fifteen minutes on the
question of the case as presentfd in
the testimony, returned a verdict for
the defendant, Mr. Seybert.
The case has been one that attrac ted
considerable attention, and e.-pecialiy
in the community where the parties
had both been well known, the piaintiff
being reared in the vicinity of Louis
ville and Mr. Seybert has resided ther e
for years and also served as the city
rn;.rshi l of Louisville for the pa -a few
years. A dance at the city hall in
Louisville on last New Year's eve ap
pears to have been the starting point
of the trouble, as a number of the
young men of the community had as
.embled there and the talk finally re
sulted in the outbreak, in which tho
fticer, together with Frank Wheeler,
became involved, and later a warrant
was issued for the an est of Herning
cn the complaint filed by Soybeit. and
this was a statement made that the
arrest had been recommended by the
city attorney of Louisville, as well as
the members of the village board of
that place.
The plaintiff alleged that the ai rer-t
of Hennings was prompted by feelings
of malice toward him on the par t of
the officer, but this was not thown by
the large number of witnesses who
testified in the case to the satisfaction
of the jury, and it required but a very
few minutes to pass on the case. Mr.
Wheeler had been withdrawn from the
case by the judge as not having been
thown to have been involved sufficient
ly as to come within the petition of
allegations of the plaintiff. At the
trial of the case in Louisville shortly
after the first of last January, Mr.
Hennings was acquitted by Justice
Brobst, and the suit against the mar
shal instituted later on.
Since the commencement of the suit
Mr. Hennings has had the misfortune
to lose his right arm by having it in
jured a few weeks ago in a separator
at the farm of Philip Tritsch. west of
this city, rnd as a result he is hardly
in a position to do a great deal of
The jury panel was then excused
until next Monday morning, when
court will be resumed.
From Wednesday's rially.
Tomorrow will be one of the chief
holidays which are observed by the
people of the United States that of
Thanksgiving Day and the occasion
should be one that we can all join in.
Our nation, our state and our city
have had unbounded success in the
ear since last Thanksgiving day. an 1
for the goodness vouchsafed to them
the citizens of this city should observe
the day in the true spirit of thankful
ness. The Evening Journal will, in
observance of the day, suspend pub
lication for the day and the members
of the force enjoy the pleasures of the
festal occasion. That the coming sea
son may give us many reasons for
thankfulness, as in the past, is the
wish of everyone, and when we con
template what a desolation exists in
the lands across the a there can
surely be a most sincere feeling of con
fidence and faith in our Supreme
Guide and in the able executive who
has steered the ship of state through
the troubled waters of the great war.
In our success let us remember that
we are indebted to one great power
for all that we possess.
Pencils, penholders, ink, erasers,
tablets, and almost anything in sta
tionery line can be found at the Jour
nal office.