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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1916.
PLATTSMOUTII JOURNAL HOME COMING EDITION
I W elcome Home, Old Timers!
F. G. Frickc & Co., Greet You
when in town come in and sec us. We're old timers also, and will wel
come everbody who will visit us and talk over old days and events.
Since our advent her in 1884 we have made many friends we hope
they will all call on us during1 Home Coming week.
F. G. FRICKE & CO.
Druggists and Pharmacists.
The Rexall Store.
Subscription Taken for Magazine
LOOSE WILES CANDIES
Agent for Wilcox Flowers.
"WHEN A MAN'S A MAN" by Harold Bell Wright.
STATiFEELD BOOK SH9P-
Pioneer Implement House
JOHN F. GORDER, Prop.
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, HARNESS AND
DODGE BROS. CARS.
We have the largest and best equipped finishing plant in
the middle west.
Price List on Request
Olson Photo Company
C. E. HARTF
WOOD, COAL AND FEED.
Cor. 3rd and Main Sts.
Agent for Pratts Stock Foods.
If You Want Your Painting,
Paper hanging or any interior Decorating properly done
Frank R. Gobelman
Picture framing and all work of similar character artis
Sign Painting a Specialty!
FINE LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
J. W. HARPER WHISKEY
Krug's Celebrated Beer
Case Beer a Specialty.
Old timers Invited during Home Coming Week.
J STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, PROVISIONS,
QUEENSWARE. FLOUR, FEED AND SHOES.
Quality best in everything we have in stock.
Phone at Main Street Store 236.
Phone at Lincoln Avenue Store 118.
HELD LAST NIGHT
Much business Transacted, However,
Claims Allowed, and Other Mat
ters of Importance.
Trie city council assembled last
evening at the city hall with a full
attendance of the membership and pro
ceeded at once to launch into a dis
cussion of the city's business matters.
A petition from the Waterman Lum
ber and Coal company was presented
in which they protested against the
c r.dition of the sidewalk on the east
side? ff the Holly building on Fourth
sticei. :.nd requested that the street
commissioner be instructed to go
rho-d and do the work and have the
walk nut in and the cost taxed against
Councilman Lushinsky moved that
the communication be placed on file
as he had been told by Mr. Holly that
the work on the walk was to be started
at once and the contract had been let.
J. II. McMaken who was present
stated that he had the contract for the
laying of a concrete walk on the north
side of the building and that he un
derstood that the brick from the pres
ent walk was to be used on the exten
sion of the walk back to the alley.
The claims committee to which had
been referred the claims of Weyrich &
Hadraba for $3.45 for supplies and F.
G. Fricke & Co., for $1.:33 for supplies
to the board of health, recommended
that the claims be allowed.
Chairman Dcstor of the streets, al
ley ar.d bridges committee presented
a letter that had been received from
Mayor Ley da of Falls City in regard
to the matter of the rattler that they
jhad used there and which our city had
j desired to use. Mr. Leydu stated that
ithe rattler could be had for use for $25
J and the cost of transportation to and
j from that city and the city of Platts-
mouth to replace the shot used at
j ' Councilman Johnson did not know
what to think of the matter but he
was of the opinion that as the hiring
!of the rattler would cost in the neigh
borhood of $100 he thought it would
i be better to buy one for use in the
neighborhood of $:10 that could be
used in the years to come in the city
On motion it was decided to refer
Use matter to the streets, alleys and
bridges committee for action and tc
took up the cost of a new rattler.
Mr. liestor also stated that the
county commissioners had not Ikci.
in session since the last meeting of
the council and he would soe that at
the next session of the board of the
matter of the roads leading to the
city would be taken up and some ac
tion secuitd from the. commissioners.
Councilman Harris of the cemetery
committee reported that he had looked
into the matter of the setting of the
price of the lots in the newly platted
section of the Oak II ill cemetery and
that he believed that it was a fair
price and in keeping with price-:
charged in other cities. All lots east
of Mark street, ?o0; all west of Mat
thew street, $-0 anil those between
Matthew and Mark street, $40 with
the fractional lots in proportion.
A motion was also passed setting
the price of the lots with the recom
mendation that the whole lots be solo
at once and not cut in two unless sold
at one time.
The light committee through Coun
cilman Lushinsky reported that on the
petition for a light at the corner of
Eleventh and Hickory street they
could not recommend the granting of
the petition as the lights in that neigh
1 orhood was sufficient but they recom
jnended that the trees in that locality
be trimmed up so as to afford more
This occasioned some discussion be
tween Mr. Lattery of the second ward
end Mr. Luschinsky as Mr. Buttery
thought the committee had not looked
into the matter close enough as the
residents there had been annoyed by
loafers tdor.g that street. Mr. Lusch
insky stated that the committee had
taken all matters into consideration
but the cost was such that the city
could not well afford to take it up at
The report of the committee was
adopted with Mr. Buttery voting no.
Mr. Luchinsky also reported that
the Missouri Pacific would see that a
light was at once installed under their
viaduct on Locust street at once.
On the matter of the extension of
thc sewer on Washington avenue Mr.
Buttery sugeted that the city phue
a twelve inch sewer extension across
the avenue at Tenth street in order
that the parties there who desire sewer
connection could secure it. without the
i.eccssity of digging up the street after
the pavinjr was do'n.
Mayor Sattler stated that a connec
tion would be put in and that those
who desired service should secure it at
cr.ee before the paving was put in.
Councilman Bajeck thought that the
city should lake over all sewers in the
city and keep them in their charge
and that the avenue connections should
be made at all intersections.
On motion the extensions were or
dered made on Ninth, Tenth and
Mayor Sattler was of the opinion
that the city should take over the
work of constructing sewers when de-
fired and create a district for that
purpose and thereby do away withthe
high cost to those who desired to se
cure connections to sewers put in by
It was decided to have a committee
look after the sewer extensions in the
future and the mayor designated the
fire and water committee as the proper
one to take hold of the matter.
Councilman Buttery called the at
tention of the council to the fact that
the light company had failed to move
their poles on Elm street to the alley
as requested by the council some time
ago and moved that the city termin
ate their contract with the company as
the contract had been violated re
peatedly' by the company.
This was discussed by a number of
the councilmen and Mr. Johnson was
of the opinion that the city could not
compel the company to put the poles
in the alleys under the terms of the
franchise but could make them put
them back to the curb lines.
Councilman Luschinsky stated that
the manager had told them that the
poles would be moved as soon as the
material needed arrived and that as
the cost was in the neighborhood of
?200 it had been a matter of some
time to get it under way but that the
material had been ordered.
The motion of Mr. Buttery was de
feated by a vote of 7 to 3, Council
man Mauzy, Bajeck and Buttery vot
ing for and Patterson, Weaver, Best
or, Luschinsky, Johnson, Shea and
Harris voting no.
After the consideration of several
matters of road work and improve
ment and the acceptance of the follow
ing report of the finance committee
the council adjourned.
The finance committee reported the
following bills as correct and war
rants were ordered for their pay
ment: Mike Lutz, salary, street com
missioner, $3(5; Q. K. Parmele, street
work, $42.75; John Zitka, cutting
weeds, $23.85; Charles Allen, street
work, $52.20; Charles McBride, street
work, $29; Mike Karnes, same, $2G.50;
Earl lies, same,, .$13,50; Walter Con
nors, same, $10.12; Ed Snodgrass,
same, $32.25; Charles McDaniels,
same, $4.50; Carl Egenberger, same.
$.75; J. L. Barton, supplies commis
sioner, $1.70; Nebraska Lighting
company, light at city hall, $1.70;
Koehler Bros., supplies to commission
er, $10.55; Matthew Staska, work at
cemetery, $7.90; Ed Svododa, same,
$7.00; J. W. Tulene, same, $6.75; A.
W. Smith, Same, $1.15; Elias Kildow,
same, $5.65; Claus Boetel, burying two
dogs, $1; W. P. Cook, burying one
dog, 50c; I. N. Cummings, burying
one dog, 50c; Merle Parmele, street
work, $50.40; Robert Harris, time
and expense, Falls City, $350; C. A.
Johnson, time and expense, Falls City
and Omaha, $5; Dr. P. J. Flynn, serv
ices for Thomas Smith at jail, $4;
Mike Bajeck, time and expense, Falls
City and Omaha, $5; J. L. Burrows,
nurse for William Wilson, $4.50;
Hotel Riley, room and service to Will
iam Wilson, $21.75.
DIVORCE IS GRANTED.
This morning in district court a de
cree of divorce was granted to George
Beck of Elmwood from Luella MayJ.
Beck, of Benkleman, Neb., on the
grounds of abandonment and deser
tion. The defendant did not appeear
jn the case and her default was en
tered. Attorney J. A. Capwell of
Elmwood appeared as attorney for the
PURCHASES FINE CATTLE.
C. E. Babbitt of this city was in
Omaha yesterday and while there
bought eleven head of fine cattle, ten
heifers, two years old and one fine
bull from Henry Glissman, one of the
prominent stock" men of that city.
The stock will be brought here to the
farm of Mr. Babbitt's near the city
and will add greatly to his fine stock.
attention: public sale.
1 will be in a position to serve hot
r.nd coid lunches at yov- public .-ales
this fall and winter. See me before
making other arrangements. W. S
Scort Murray, Box 21.
T i"i I i 1 i i 1
W. A. ROBERTSON,
East of Riley Hotel.
The White Road Home
The white road winds through endless
Low woods that stretch away on cither
Into the shifting sands, and clutch
At rocks with gnarled roots to anchor
Deep shade and peace it has, lulled by the
low voiced surf
And gentle rustling of the wet sea breeze
That slowly bends the tree tops to and fro
Over my dear road home.
It leads through straggling fields with
And here and there a little cypress tree.
Past low gray cottages and flowers
Jealously hedged against the wild north
It links a countryside of kindly souls
Women with steady eyes and work worn
Men with an old time faith that still holds
my white road winds home.
Long In the stifling room I lay awake.
Racked by the maddening noise above,
I rose to watch the night crowd drifting ny
Under the flaming sky sign?, and I heard
From some roof nrden snatches of a sma
That winged toward me on the torrid air.
So bitter sweet, through tears I watched
That light my white road home.
Ethel Wolff in New York Times.
REGNAULT'S "SALOME" GIVEN
TO NEW YORK ART MUSEUM
George F. Baker Presents Masterpiece
That Cost $125,000.
Regnanlt's famous painting, "Sa
lome," has been presented to the Met
ropolitan Museum of Art by George F.
Baker of New York. Mr. Baker is
said to have paid more then $123,000
for the picture.
"Salome" was the sensation of the
French salon of 1S70. It was bought
in Paris iu 1012 by Roland Knoedler,
the New York art dealer, for ?10u.000
at the sale of the 'Collect Ion of the Mar
quise Laudolfo-Carcano. There was
spirited bidding at the time in which
representatives of the museum of the
Louvre were in a rivalry with Mr.
Knoedler. Mr. Knoedler later offered
to sell it to the Louvre for what lie
paid for it. A public subscription was
started in France, but a suliicicnt
amount was iiot raised, and early in
1U1M the painting was brought to
America, much to the disgust of
French art lovers, who resented what
they called the capture by American
dollars of another European master
piece. It was especially loved by the
French people because of the history
of the artist, who lost his life Iu the
siege of Paris in 1S71.
The history of "Salome" has been
peculiarly dramatic. The picture was
started in 1S0S, when Alexandre
Georges Henri Regnault was at the
Villa Medici, in Rome, where he had
pone two years before a3 the winner
of the Prix do Rome. It was finished
at Rome in 1870, a few mouths before
the artist met death in a skirmish be
fore Ruzenval at the siege of Paris.
Jan. 17, 1S71. He was ouly twenty
seven years old.
In Regnault's "Correspondence" it is
told that the artist's tirst idea was to
make a mere study of the model, to be
called the "Study of an African Wo
man." Then he decided to add acces
sories and to paint a picture of "The
Favorite Slave." Afterward he con
ceived the idea of "Salome." He wrote
of draperies and shawls and the like
that he utilized before he achieved
his memorable iinal effect After its
first exhibition llegnault was amused
by some of the critics, who credited
him with philosophical and profound
intentions, and he wrote to a friend:
"I have wished, however, to express
certain things, and I am glad you have
understood them. Yes, a caressing fe
rociousness is the foundation of her
nature, as she is, as you have perceiv
ed, a sort of tame black panther, but
always savage and cruel."
The picture shows the dancer at the
end of her performance before Herod,
seated, holding on her lap the platter
to receive the head of John the Baptist,
which her mother had told her to ask
as the price of her dance. Resting on
the platter, her band playing with the
hilt, is a sheathed scimitar. It is said
that the artist considered placing on
the platter the head of John the Bap
tist, but he did not, and the picture
was sent to the salon of 1S70, where
its success was instantaneous.
FOOTBALLS WIN A CHARGE.
Surreys Boot Them Along Until They
Capture German Post.
Describing some of the many thrill
ing incidents of the great advance on
the Somme, a correspondent refers to
the exploits of the east Surreys.
"The captain of one of the com
panies," he says, "had provided four
football one for each platoon, urging
them to keep up a dribbling competi
tion all the way over the mile and a
quarter of ground they had to traverse.
As the company formed on emerging
from the trench the platoon command
ers kicked off and the match against
"The gallant captain himself fell
early iu the charge, und men began to
drop rapidly under the hail of machine
gun bullets. But still the football
were booted onward, with hoarse
cries of encouragement or deliaufe. tin
fil they disappeared in the dense smoth
er behind which the Germans were
"Then when the bombs ni:d hayoiiet
had done their work and the enemy ha,
cleared out the Surrey men looked foi
their footballs and ipi-ovcrcd iv.'o o
them in the captured trnvprws The-?
trill be sent t the re;rlTi! exits; ! U!ot a
Kingston as war trophies w -. j ;r
taring Your Stay
in Our City
we would be pleased to have you make our store your
headquarters. You will not be solicited to buy but will
be expected to make yourself at home.
77ie Value Giving Clothier
T. H. Pollock Auto Co.
THE NEW MODEL 1917
FORD TOURING CAR
Filled with Gasoline and Oil and
Ready for the Road
We have a complete line of Ford Repairs
AUTOMOBILE ACCESSARIES, GOOD
YEAR AND FIRESTONE TIRES.
The 1917 Buick Six 45
delivered at Plattsmouth
Wc writs the best and cheapest automobile
NEW LOCATION SOUTH SIXTH ST.
Telephone No. 1 .
Handles everything that is best in the liquid
Beer on draught.
We make a specialty of the famous
Brier RJdge Whiskey
Best in the Market.
fl L. WILLIAMS, Proprietor
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