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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 27, 1916)
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THL'KSDAY, JAM UY
THE CITY COUN
CIL HELD VERY
W hile the Session Was Comparatively
Brief There Was Considerable
From Tuesday'! Dally.
The mcrcir.fr of the city council last
evening: was one that was quite inter-
e sting and a number cf matters pei
taining to the welfare of the city were
taken up and
di.icus.-ed by the city
Thomas Wiles presented a com
munication to the council in which he
Mated that he had wired his resi
dence for electric lights and the light
companv had a: k?d the sum of $20 to
nut the service into !h? residence and
lie sought U have the city secure some
relief for him. Councilman Bestor
moved that the communication be re
ferred to ihe light committee to see if
they could not secuio relief for Mr.
Wiles in some way. Councilman But
tery stated that the distance to run
tne nne xo me tne. piope: " i
block end a half and that a similar
condition existed at i.h" home of C. W.
Hula and he thought where the peo
ple had pone to the trouble of wirinp
their homes they should have service.
This was finally referred to the light
committee for action and they will
take it up with the light company.
A number of resident; on West Oak
street presented a petition to the
council asking that the water mains
be extended on that street for a few
blocks. On motion of Bajeck, second
ed by Buttery, this was referred to the
fire and water committee.
The names of the new officers of
the fire department were then read,
end on motion wor? confirmed as the
official appointees of the city to the
The city clerk reported that twenty-three
of the merchants of the city
l ad failed to comply with the occupa
tion tax ordinance and he desired to
have the matter taken up with the city
attorney for some action.
Councilman Eajeck amended the
motion that the city attorney take
ruch legal steps that would be neces
rary to collect the occupation tax due,
rs well as the occupation tax due for
the holding of the auction sale in this
C'ty the past two wceki, as he did not
think it riht to allow them to pet
r.way with the money when the other
merchant- were prying their taxes to
be protected in this matter. Council
man Johnson was cf tb"? opinion that
the city attorney should proceed to
take such rteps ar were necessary to
collect the money for the city.
The judiciary committee, through
Chairman Mauzy, reported that they
h.ad investigated th- protest of Mrs.
Laura G. Marshall pgainst the pro
posed change in the grade on North
Seventh street, and they reported that
the proposed change in the grade
should not be made v.: it would do a
preat deal of damrge io the property.
The judiciary committee of the
council also reported that during the
year 1915 there had 1 eon paid out by
the city something over $7,000 in
salaries in all the departments of the
city government and these figures had
been prepared for the use of the city
in case it was desired to take up the
liability assurance plan as outlined at
the last meeting of the council.
Councilman Beetor of the streets,
rlleys and bridges committee reported
that the blue prints cf the avenues,
with their width and the curb lines,
had been received by him and
on motion the city attorney was in
structed to look the matter up and re
port as to how the paving tax could be
levied on the different properties ad
joining Washington avenue and
whether or not the city could'be com
pelled to merely tax the property
along the avenue itself or the adjoin
inp lots to the avenue.
Chairman Johnson of the fire and
water committee reported that they
l.ad investigated th matter of the
equipping of the hose house which is
to be erected in the south part of the
city and found that the output for the
hose cart would be in the neighbor
hood of from $65 to $70 and the hose .
could be procured at $1 per foot for ,
the game kind that was in use at the
present time by the city. It was final-
ly agreed that the city po ahead and f
erect the hope house and fit it up with
a cart and 500 feet of hose.
Mr. Johnson also reported that the
pas and .smoke helmet which the city
had ordered was hers and could be se
cured by the fire department from the
city clerk, and that the was $2 with
the privilege of a thirty days test. On
motion of Lushinsky the committee
and fire chief were instructed to test
cut the helmet.
On motion of Councilman Harris the
committee was instructed to go ahead
nd build the fire house, u.c inp concrete
blocks for the foundation and filling
the floor with cinders.
The matter of insuring the city em
ployes un'ler the employers' liability
act was then brought up and after
hearing the statements of Mr. Dag
nell, the representative of the company
proposing to take up the matter, it
was finally agreed to accept the
proposition of the compr.ny to assume
the liability of the city in case of ac
cident cr injury to any of the city em
ployes. The insurance for all depart
ments of the city will total the sum
cf ?1."3.41 per year, which is very
cheap and relieves the city of a great
deal of responsibility in the future. On
inquiry City Attorney Judge Doug
lass stated that while the law was not
compulsory, it was a measure of pro
tection and saved the city from the
possibility of defending a damage
Councilman Patterson renuested
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litUl LUC K" Vl'VI i. J 11V 1 Oil V 1 kil
Sixth street b" requested to fix up
their lawns and parking so that the
mud and dirt would not wash down
on the sidewalks and make travel very
hard along this street.
Councilman Bajeck, in addressing
the council, stated that while the city
was about to ctart m on tne spring
work in the concrete line, he thought
:t would be a mighty good idea for the
city to prepare to do their own con
crete work instead cf having it let by
contract, and he thought that it would
be money in the city treasury in the
lenp run and better work could be se
cured in the crossing, of which very
few were really what they should be,
rnd in addition to thin the curb and
putter work could be carried out by
the city much cheaper by doing the
In discussing the fact of the can
vassers who had worked over the city
in the last few weeks, Mr. Bestor call
ed the attention of the council to the
fact that 'they had claimed that owing
to the interstate commerce act they
could not be interf erred with, but this
was not the opinion of City Attorney
Douglass, who stated that there was
nothing to stop them from being com
pelled to pay an occupation tax. Chief
desirous he would have the men down
before the court at once to either dig
The finance committee reported the
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:.aim were uruvrtu puiu. v.. uwvci.
burying one dog. L0 cents; C. E. Hart
ford, coal to city jail, $2.70; Nelson ,
Jean, coal to city jail, $6.50; James!
Robertson, fee bill Perry vs. City of j
Plattsmouth, $63.80; George Carnes,
street work, $4; Charles McBride,
Ftrcet work, $14.40; Mike Carnes,
rtreet work. $23.20; Mike Lutz, street
W. F. GILLESPIE FILES
SUIT AGAINST MIS
SOURI PACIFIC R. R.
From Wednesday's Dally.
William F. Gillespie, the Mynard
grain dealer, has filed in Justice
Archer's court r. suit apainst the Mis
souri Pacific Railroad company in
which he desires to recover damage
for $51.30 and the costs in the case
for a shortage in prain that was ship
ped over the road of the defendant
company. In the petition it is stated
that during January, 1916, the plaintiff
loaded in car No. 39043, belong to the
defendant, 86,602 pounds of No. 4
hard wheat for shipment to Omaha,
and that on the arrival of the car at
Omaha it contained only 83,140 pounds
of wheat, cr 2,880 pounds less than
when loaded at Mynard. This is one
of several suits filed by Mr. Gillespie
apainst the Missouri Pacific for prain
shortage, and there is one suit on the
docket in the district court for $600,
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and the several suits aggregate quite ,
a large sum of money
Come to The Journal for fine sta-
I WO THIEVES
IN THE ARMS
OF THE LAW
Break Into a Hunk Car and Steal a
Suit of Clothes. Shoes and
Other A r teles.
From Tneslav'c Ttallv.
Last evening shortly after o o clock
tne of the men who resides in the bunk
tar near the Burlington depot returneJ
to his aboJe and discovered that the
lock on the door was broken, and a
further investigation of the matter
revealed the loss of a suit of ciothes.
as well as a pair of new shoes and
several shirts. He at once came up
town and reported th? loss to Chief of
Police Brclay. who, with Officer Wil
son, hastened to the Burlington right-of-way
and rounded up all the tramps
and floaters that could be found there
and brought them up to the city jail.
where they were examined, but none
of the misGing articles found, but one
of the men reported that they had
saw two men with heavily laden sacks
bound toward the Burlington bridge,
and here the officers hastened, and Of
ficer Wilson continued up the cut to
ward the birdge in pursuit of two
negroes who were reported as being
headed that way, and as he came
through the cut was attracted by the
light of a fire up on the bank and de
cided to investigate, r.s the negroes
were found to not be the robbers, and
as Wilson came on the camping party
he discovered that they answered the
description of the men seen headed to
ward the bridge with the sacks, and
lie at once pot them under way down
toward the track where Chief Barclay
s.nd Officer Jones were waiting, as
they reached the cut just as the two
men were driven out by Officer Wil
son, and the three officers proceeded
to bring tiie men up town and lodge
them in the city jail, where their
sacks were searched and the missing
The prompt manner in which the
police pot action in the matter is most
commendable, and every member of
the force was right on the job in lo
cating the thieves, and it was only a
little over an hour and a half after
the robbery was reported until the
men were safe and ound in jail and
the owner of the poods had them re
stored to him.
It" was necessary, owing to the
absence of County Attorney Cole from
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! of the men charged with the robbery.
Both of the robbers are tramps and
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The value ot tne goous tanen irom
i . !,., or. , toil
tne OUIlh. lUI ucmrai v - ' uim v'V'
LARGE CROWD AT WAGNER'S
LUNCH ROOM AT NOON SUNDAY
From Tuesday's Dally.
Sunday the restaurant and luncn
room of Fred Wagner, on upper Main j
street, was well filled at the noon
hour, when he served his first Sunday
special dinners, which were temptinp
in every way and a preat number
were present to enjoy the deliphtful
menu which had been prepared for the
occasion, :.nd with the special efforts
made by Mr. Wagner for the occasion
it s needless to say that the dinner
was one of the rarest enjoyment to
everyone and there was nothing lack
ing to make it most deliphtful. These
Sunday dinners are to be a feature of
the new restaurant since its enlarge
ment and the first dinner has proven
a revelation to the public as to what t
they can secure for a small sum at
this modern and classy eating place.
George M. Hild Quite Sick.
From Wednesdays Daily.
George M. Hild has been confined to
his home for the past few days suf
fering from an attack of erysipelas,
and is reported as being1 about the
tame, and while pettinp along very
nicely will be confined to his home for
some time from the malady. The
friends of Mr. Hild will regret greatly .
to learn of his illness, but hope that ;
he may soon recover and be able to
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be with th
usual state of health.
FARM LOANS, at 5 per cent and 5'2
per cent. No delays. T. H. Pollock, j
(MRS. BEESON WAS OPER
ATED UPOn YESTERDAY
From Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday Mrs. Allen J. Becson wa
operated on at the Immanucl ho.-pita
in Omaha and the operation is report
ed as being a succjs; in '.very wav
I'.nd the patient feeling as well as pos
sible under' the conditions. This -w ill
be very pleasing to the friends of the
estimable lady and they trut that .she
may continue to .-how improvement
The operation wa: for the removal of
an abce.s.s from the :iue and was very
successful. The apparent success of
the operation has given her family and
friends a preat deal of encourage
FRANK H. STEPPAT
AND WIFE MAKES
From Tuesday's Daily.
To the Editor of the Plattsmouth
In the editorial column of your issue
of last evening under the heading
"Something Doing in Town Saturday
Eve," your reporter gave an account
of the attack made upon me by Mr.
Fritz Hirz, and while o names were
mentioned, yet I was piven as much
blame as rr.y opponent for the fight.
While as above stated r.o names
were given in the article, yet every
body knows who the parties were, the
jame as if the names had been piven.
The facts concerning the matter.
which are not tiispute-J at all by Mr.
Hirz. are. that while my wife and I
were going peaceably and quietly
south on Seventh street towards the
lively barn to secue a team to po
home, Mr. Hirz, whr had become
r.npered at me, quckly came up to our
: ide and -truck m? a severe blow
which felled me to the ground. If he
was injured by a knife. I knew nothing
cf it, and he does not accuse me of
committin g the injury.
I have never sought enj trouble, al
ways meaning to be law-abiding, and
did not start this trouble, and was net
responsible for it, excepting that I
was the victim assaulted.
I wish tr state that when Mr. Hirz
was brought before ihe court and the
prosecuting attorney he plead puilty
to the assault and paid his fine and
costs, and in a very manly way
apologized to myself and wife and
promised to treat us friendly, and we
in turn have forgiven him for the
wrong, and our desire is to be friendly
and neighborly, but I do not wish to
rest under the insinuation in your ar
ticle that I had a part in bringing on
this trouble. So far as I am concerned
I expect to forget the trouble between
myself and Mr. Hirz. and if he is
willing to let the matter drop, as he
states, I will certainly treat him as I
Frank II. Steppat.
Mrr. Frank Steppat.
MR. AND MRS. MILLER OF ORD
GUEST AT STEINHAUER HOME
From Tuesdav'c Dailv.
Theodore Miller and wife of Ord,
Nebraska, are here enjoying a visit at
the home cf: Mrs. and Mrs. Henry
Steinhauer, as Mr. Steinhauer and
Mrs. Miller are brother and sister, and
also at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
James Tipton at the Platte river
bridpe, Mrs. Tipton being a sister of
Mr. Miller. The Miller family are
among the most prominent in the vi
cinity of Ord, where they are engaged
in farming, and it has been some time
.'.ince they have been able to visit the
eld home in Plattsmouth. While in
the city Mr. Miller called at the Jour
nal office and renewed for the Old Re
liable for another year.
Dr. Frank D. Burgess Improving.
From Tuesday's Daily
Dr. Frank D. Burgess of Cedar
Rapids, Nebraska, who was operated
en at the St. Joseph's hospital in Oma-
jja on Saturday last, is reported as
pettinp along as well as could be ex-
pecteci under the circumstances, and
the short time followinp the operation.
Dr. Burgess will be remembered here
rs the son of the late Canon II. B.
Burgess, and is well known to a great
many of the older residents of the city,
RESIDENT OF CASS
Benjamin Marler Died Yesterday Af
ternoon of Penumonia, at the
Advanced Age of 96 Years.
From Wednesday's Daily.
i estei tiay alternooii Uenjr.min Alar
kr, one of the oldest residents of Cass
county, pa.;sea away at his home at
-Mynard at the ripe old ape of i6 years,
months and 1 day. Mr. Marler, who
was quite active and vigorous for his
pe, had been ill only a short time
suffering from pneumonia, but at his
preat age was unable to withstand the
attack of the malady and passed
peacefully away yesterday- afternoon
Mr. Marler was a native of Ten
nessee, wiiere lie spent nis younper
days, later moving to the state of Ken
tucky, and in 1856 came to Nebraska
nd settled in Cass county. Here he
has made his home and reared his
family and won a preat many warm
friends by his many pood qualities and
turdv manhood. Engaping in farm-
np the preater part of the time up
until his are made it necessarv for him
to retire from active work of this kind,
he has since been engaged in the care
of his home at Mynard and doing such
labor as was possible for him. Of a
pleasing and pentle disposition, Mr.
Mailer made manv friends and his
eath will be deeply regretted in the
(immunity where he has so long re
sided. He leaves besides his widow,
five children, two sons and three
daughters Frank Marler of near Ne-
hawka, Eli Marler of Beaver City, Ne
braska; Mrs. Jake Sampson of Jack
son, Nebraska; Mrs. Mapgie Mason of
Plattsmouth, and a daughter residing
at Beaver City.
The funeral of this pood man will
! e held tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock from the Methodist church at
FRED WARREN AT
DEATH'S DOOR IN
nnilinn nfll flninfllmtnro nf "ii irmiries and thev are
UlII YLfll UULUnAUUI
From Wednesday's Pally.
A message was received last even
ing by Frank Warren from Denver
announcing that his brother Fred
Warren was sinking rapidly and his
death was expected at any time as the
culmination of his hard fipht for life
apainst me uicau uie.u.-.e tuuu.p..
It is with regret that the friends herej
of Mr. Warren learn of his srious con- of Security held a very pleasant meet
dition and to the grief stricken fam- ing at their hall in the Modern Wood-
ily the deepest sympathy of the old
friends will be extended in the sad
ending of the bright career of this
voung man. Fred was reared to man-
h.nrl in this ritv and was for a num-1
ber of years engaged in railroad work
and later removed to Omaha and hence
to North Platte where he was making
his home in 1914 when he received the
socialist nomination for congress in
the Sixth district and the campaign
which he made over the district was
too great a tax on his constitution and
at the close of the campaign he de
veloped the first symptoms of his
madly which has claimed his life. He
later removed to Denver on the advice
of his physicians and since made his
home there in the hopes that the cli
mate might benefit his health but has
gradually grown weaker as the months
sped on until now the end seems but
a few hours away. Frank Warren
will depart this afternoon for Denver,
hoping to reach his brother's bedside
in time to bid him a last long fare
Resigns His Position.
From Tuesday"? Daily.
W'illiam R. Egenberger, who for
the past few years has been in charge
of the coal and feed business of the
firm of J. V. Egenberger, and who has
of late been assisting C. E. Hartford
in the business, has resigned and will
, engage in other lines, but has not ful
ly decided what he will take up.
County Superintendent Miss Eda
' Marquardt, is in Lincoln enjoying a
j visit at the meeting of the county sup-
.erintendents of the state that is being
jheld in the capital city this week,
M. FANGER IS SUED FOR
S200 OCCUPATION TAX
From 'Wednesday's Pally
The city of Plattsmouth yesterday
commenced an action in Justice Arch
er's court apainst M. Tanper to collect
the sum of 200 which the plaintiff
city claims was due for occupation tax
for conducting an auction sale. The
action is brought under the provisions
of ordinance No. 108, which requires
the payment of the sum of $25 per day
for each day that the auction is in
nrnfrp?5, I hp auction salt? conQLCteu
Lv Mi. Fanper was in operation from
January 13 to 22. Just what the out-
come of the case will be is not known,
as there is a dispute as to what the
tax for auction sales should be and
the matter will be thoroughly thresh
ed out if a compromise is not reached
between the city and Mr. Fanper be
fore the case is tried.
GUSBUDIG, BROTHER OF
WM, BUDIG, INJURED IN
WRECK AT ATLANTA
From Wednesday's Dally.
Among those who were injured near
Atlanta, Nebraska, where the wreck
on the Burlington occurred Monday,
was Gus Budig of McCook, an employe
of the Burlington in that city, and a
brother of William Budig and father
of Mrs. E. M. Geis of this city. Mr.
Budig, who has charge of the ir.e-
mechanical and electrical repair work
for the railroad at McCook, was called
cut with the wrecker shortly after the
wreck near Atlanta on Monday of No.
7 and a local passenger train on that
line, and as the wrecker, which is one
of the largest in use on the Burling
ton lines in the weTt. was working
away removinp the debris and wreck-
rge it tipped over and caught Mr.
Budig beneath the machinery and in-
inrpd him rmitp severely, as well as
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injuring several other members of the
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frpu- i hA inmrpn man was nurnea
in the hnsnit! t McCook for treat-
ment. A message received from there
Inst evenincr announced that his in-
mriM n-ere verv Kerions. riut ciul not I
convey to his relatives the exact
nvi , lv -waiting word as to his con-
SESSION OF THE KNIGHTS
AND LADIES OF SECURITY
Last evening the Knights and Ladies
man building and a most enjoyable
time was had in listening to short
talks by Mrs. Gertrude Clark and O.
D. Patton, representating the supreme
organization of the Knights and
Ladies. The program had been arrang
ed for the evening and was most de
liphtf ul in every way and added very
much in making the evening one of
tKo ,QteCt f eniovment. Readings
.. fo' -"j-.- - I
were given by Mrs. William Baird and
t;.. ttii winriv, ixhrh nroved
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,uiirbtfnl and the Plattsmouth
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nistincr of W. G.
Brooks, F. A. Cloidt, Jennings Seivers
and D. C. York, gave a number of
most pleasing selections which were
heard with much gratification by the
members of the order present. Re
freshments were served during the
evening, adding very much to the gen
eral pleasure of those present.
Young People to Wed.
From "Wednesday's Dally.
This morning County Judge Beeson
was called upon to issue a marriage
license to J. Martin Johnson and Miss
Jennie M. Hitchman, both of Weeping
Water. The young people will be mar
ried in that city this evening, where
they are both well known and very
popular among a large circle of
Joe Beil drove in from his farm
home, south of this city, Monday to
attend to some business matters and
visit county seat friends. While here
Mr. Beil called at this office and order
ed the Semi-Weekly Journal sent to
his address in order that he might be
kept posted on happepnings through
out this vicinity and th? county.
MOUTH LADY IS
the Mate and I.H-al
of Health at the Kom
Hotel in Omaha.
Dr. J. H. Hall ret-irm-d this morn
ing from Omaha, wrtre he ha. l-et-n
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local boards of health which fur tht-
past week has been .n session at the
Hotel Rome in that city, where th
visitinp physicians wre r-hown eery
courtesy Liy the Omaha lommeroal
club and the club invited the members
to remain for a banq'iet at the hotel.
but this was impossible for the visitors
to accept. A large number of the mo:-t
distinguished health authorities in the
United States, and particularly of the
west, were present to take part in the
meetings and add their part to the
proptam. Ihe meetings were to uis-
cuss the general sanitary conditions of
the cities, as well as the rural condi
tions. Dr. Parquin, health commissioner of
Kansas City, was one cf the principal
speakers of the meeting and urptl
that all cities have better sanitary
conditions in their schools and facili
ties for handling the needs of the
growing generations in the public
schools. Out of 800 pupils examined
in Kansas City only seventy had the
required qualification for proper teeth.
and all of the rest of the children were
defective in some way in their teeth,
and this had been remedied at once
by the health authorities. Dr. Par.
quin also urged the devlopmer.t of the
moral side of the child that it might
dominate and control the animal spirit
that prevails in everyone.
Dr. Freeman of Circir.nati Fpoke of
the needs of extending the work of
the health board into the rural dis
tricts, which had a very pronounced
cnece upon me u.,.; u.
nc n whnlp
lownsend ot Omaha told ot a
Fulmer, a former Plattsmouth lady.
Und hygienic work in the city of Chi-
i cago anu paiu ner a kiuvwhk
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for her personal work n tne nomes i
those whose cases came to her attei,
tion, and stated that there was no or e
who could command a preater respect
than this ladv in the medical and so
W. R. EGENBERGER
STARTS NEW COAL
AND FEED STORE
A new business enterprise is, in a
few davs. to be launched in this city
and this will be the new coal and feed
estaoiisnmen oi ...
berper, that is to occupy tne ooiuvj
bmiciinp on me norm .uc t ...,
street, ine new o.ace o- uuimp ...
probably be ready tor operation
next week ana Depm to serve me pu..
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lie with anything ciesired in this line.
Mr. Egenberger has had a preat deal
of experience in this line as the man
ager of the Egenberger coal and feed
store and for the past nine years has
had control of that institution until
it was sold to the present owner. Will
is a very penial and obliging young
man, and with a large acquaintance.
which will allow him to keep in touch
with a greater part cf the people, and
he will see that the wants of all are
looked after in his new place of busi
ness. Stork Tays s Visit.
From Wedneftday Dally.
This morning at an early hour the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kuhns
was gladdened by the arrival there of
a bright little daughter, who came to
make her home with the delighted
parents and to be a playmate of the
little sistar. The mother and little
one are both doing nicely and the
father is feeling very happy over the
addition that has been made to his
Letter files at the J cranial office.
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