The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 07, 1921, Image 1

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    cal Sociaty
VOL. NO. xxxvn.
NO. C5
Money, cash money and credits
will not be as attractive in this state
if the senate file No. G5, the new tax
ation law emerges from the opposi
tion it now has onto the statute
hooks of the state. This bill hag
some radical changes from the pres
ent svstem of taxation and has been
in the hands of the committee on
revenues and taxation for some time
but is expected to be reported out
Monevs and credits all intangi
ble property have hitherto teen
practically untaxed in Nebraska, say
most of the legislators. The present
law provides for taxing them on the
same basis as real estate, that is, on
a one-fifth valuation. But it is con
ceded that nobody ever lists any
money with the assessor to speak
of. The new law provides for a
straight tax of 4 mills on the dollar
of actual valuation. Members of
the legislature who are in accord
with the bill declare that this low
rate will have the effect of bringing
out the listings of money since the
people would rather pay the small
tax than leave themselves liable to
Iowa has had practically the same
law for some years. Moneys and
credits are there also listed separ
ately but the state of tax is placed
at u mills on the dollar instead of 4
as porposed by the Nebraska bill. .
The mortgage taxation law is also
amended by the bill. The present
law places the tax on the property
mortgaged and leaves the mortgage
itself tax free. This was, done to
avoid double taxation. The" new law
would tax the mortgage at the rate
of 50 cents on each $100 of actual
State, county, city a"nd township
bonds are to be taxed at 1 mill on
the dollar cf actual valuation.
The following is. the" new section
on intangible property: . . ........
"Moneys, credits, ' ' corporation
shares or stocks, cash. United States
legal tender notes, and other notes
and securities of the United States,
payable on demand, notes (other than
notes secured by real estate mortgag
es), accounts, contracts for cash or
labor, bills of exchange, judgments,
chosesin action, liens of any kind,
(other than real estate mortgages),
securities, debentures .bonds, (other
than those, of the Unietd States, or
of this state or governmental sub
divisions of this state), annuities,
and all other demands for labor or
other valuable thing, whether due or
to become due. and all other intangi
ble property, shall be separately list
ed and shall be taxed four (4) mills
on the dollar of actual valuation
thereof, the same to be assessed and
collected where the owner resides."
Then follows the remainder of the
section making exception of bonds
of the state, county, city or town
ship and fixing the rate at 1 mill
on the dollar of actual valuation.
These are now assessed as other pro
perty on a one-fifth valuation.
The straight tax on mortgages is
to take the place of the existing law
which sought to avert double taxa
tion by placing the tax on the pro
perty mortgaged and leaving the
mortgage tax free. This was on the
contention that ifthe owner of the
mortgage and the holder of the pro
perty mortgaged both paid a tax
there would be a double tax on the
same property value.
There are many amendments to
the bills which have been formu
lated and hashed over in the com
mittee but no action has been taken
on any of them. It is expected that
amendments will be submitted today
at 10 o'clock.
One of the mediums by which the
arrival of spring can be ascertained
is the activities of Hans Seivers, cus
otdian of the court house and this
morning when Hans was found pre
paring the garden plot just east of
the court house grounds we decided
that truly spring was here in all
its glory and in but a few short
weeks lettuce, radishes and other of
the early, vegetables would be out In
full blast in this little bit of a gar
den plot. Incidently Hans has dis
covered other signs of spring In the
vicinity of the court house as a ladies
powder puff was picked up on the
lawn yesterday morning and which
proves that the billing and cooing
season is truly "mit us."
From Friday's Daily.
County Assessor William Rummell
yesterday presented to the board of
county commissioners the names of
Peter Hansen and George K. Staats
as assessors for Plattsmouth eitv and
George H. Olive as assessor fnr
Weeping Water city.. The county j
board 'approved the names presented
and the gentlemen will have charge
of the work of listing the taxable
rroperty or the county at the next
assessment. .
Blank Books at the Journal Office.
From Thursday's Daily.
Shortly before noon a small fire
occurred at the residence of C. A.
Johnson on Wintersteen hill i.nd
which was caused by one of he
small children of the family securing
some matches and lighting a candle
which the child dropped on a feather
bed and which caused a rather lively
blaze for a few minutes.The members
Of the family and the neighbors soon
had the blaze out before the fire truck i
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reached the home and little damage
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of the feather bed.
d-,,1 tt0i,i i - nv ;the salary of the office of superln
Paul JHackenhok, of Omaha, Ar- tendent to $125 per month aml ap
raigned in Court on Charge
of Taking 128 Shirts.
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon in the coun
ty court, Paul Hackenholz of Oma
ha was charged with having broken
into and entered the Missouri Pacific
freight house In this city on the
night of February 2nd and taken
therefrom 128 -shirts, the property of
the M. E. Smith company and of the
value of $193.
The defendant on hearing the in-
formation read, entered a plea of
not guiLty and through the agree-
ment between County Attorney A.
G. Cole and William Lovely, attor-
ney for Mr. Hackenholz. the pre-'
liminary hearing was waived and efforts have been ably assisted by
the bond fixed by Judge Beeson at Mr. Tams who has been on the job
$1,000. The father and mother of to see that everything was" being op
the defendant came down this morn- J erated with as little expense as pos
ing and supplied the necessary se-
curity for his appearance and he
was released from
the custody of
Sheriff Quinton.
Mr. Hackenholz was brought
this city on Tuesday afternoon
Sheriff Quinton from Omaha follow
ing the discovery of 128 shirts in
the property that was owned by the
defendant and which was unearthed
by the Omaha police when searching
the place a few days ago.
The man denied having- taken the
shirts or having any knowledge of
how they came to be in the shed at
the rear of his home. He was per
fectly frank in - his statements to
the officers and did not offer any
conflicting stories, but just how the
shirts came to be on the property of
Mr. Hackenholz is a matter that has
as yet not been cleared up.
From Thursday's Da!f.
Yesterday Mike Lutz and wife re
turned from their extended visit to
the Pacific coast and the west, dur
ing which time they have enjoyed
the opportunity of visiting with rel
atives and friends and seeing the
sights, of the nation's wonderland.
Mr. and Mrs. Lutz have been ab
sent some three months and as Mike
well stated, money could not buy
the wonderful time they have en
joyed in seeing the many interest
ing spots of the west. From this
city they traveled to the Pacific
coast over the southern route and
visited with a 6ister of Mrs. Lutz,
Mrs. E. Siegletz, at Calexico, Cali
fornia, and also with Charles Lutz
and family at Los Angeles and from
there they journeyed to the north,
taking in the many points of in
terest and returned home via Salt
Lake City and Denver, where they
stopped for a visit with a brother
of Mrs. Lutz. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Lutz are feeling very much Improv
ed in health and Mr. Lutz will re
turn to his duties as street com
missioner with renewed vigor.
From Thursday's Dally.
The Q. Z. society of the Presbyter
ian church held their regular meet
ing yesterday afternoon and were
very pelasantly entertained at the
home of Mrs. W. C. Soennichsen at
the Coronado Apartments. There
was a large number of the ladies in
attendance, who spent a. very delight
ful afternoon. Social conversation.
interepsrsed with various other
amusements made this afternoon s
entertainment a most enjoyable one.
At a suitable time the hostess served
a dainty luncheon, which was like
wise thoroughly appreciated. This
being their regular meeting, a very
interesting business session was held.
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From Thursdays Dally.
The Loyal Workers of the Chris
tian church were very pleasantly en
tertained yesterday afternoon at the
parsonage of the church by Mesdames
A. G. Hollowell and W. C. Clark and
the event was one most thoroughly
enjoyed by the very ' large number
who were in attendance. During the
afternoon the ladies were treated to
a very interesting reading by Mrs.
Oscar Sandin that was much enjoyed
and the remainder of the afternoon
spent in sewing and visiting among
the members of the society. . At a
suitable hour the hostesses served
very dainty and- delicious refresh
ments. Blank Books at the Journal Office.
County Commissioners Close a Con
tract with J. H. Tarns and
Wife to Continue Work
The residents of the county will
be pleased to learn that the board
m a
of county commissioners has secur-
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ed a contract from J. H. Tarns and
wife to remain in charge of the
county farm west of the city for the
coming year and continue the good
work they have carried out in the
past few years
In recognition of the excellent
services that Mr. Tams has given
j the county and the tax payers the
I county board has voted to Increase
pointed Mrs. Tams as matron of the
farm at a salary of $50 per month.
During his service at the farm,
Mr. Tams has given a splendid busi
ness like administration of the af
fairs of the institution and the
farm has been managed in a very
able manner and no one in charge
' of their own personal business could
have been more devoted to the in-
terests of the farm than has Mr
Tams and his estimable wife.
Cass county has a county farm
that they can well feel proud of, and
- the county commissioners have seen
that it has been kept at the high
standard that has won for it the
rank of the best county institution
in the state of Nebraska and their
sible and with the best of results
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Seivers Ob
serve Wedding Anniversary
at Frank Rennie Home
The fifty-second wedding anniver
sary of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Seiv
ers, Xormer well known residents of
this community, was observed on
Thursday. February 24th, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A.
Rennie, near .Madrid, Nebraska,
where they are making their home,
Mrs. Rennie being a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Seivers.
The years have dealt kindly with
this estimable couple since the happy
day" more than a half century ago
in old Virginia, when Miss Martha
Snyder became the bride of James
W. Seivers and they have reared a
splendid family of boys and girls
who share with the parents the hap
piness of the wedding anniversary.
On this anniversary Mr. and Mrs.
Seiver number among their descen
dents . ten children, twenty-two
grandchildren and seven great grand
children. TO GIVE AWAY
Store of M. Fanger is Announcnig
Splendid Opportunity for Boys
of the City and Vicinity.
The store of M. Fanger in this city
is announcing the fact that they
will present to the most popular boy
of Cass county, under 13 years of
age a fine electric minature auto
mobile, which auto is now on exhibi
tion in the store window of the store.
Votes will be given with all pur
chases at the store and the balloting
started to determine who is the most
popular boy in the community and
the winner will receive the auto as
a reward for his popularity.
This is a great opportunity for
the boys and will result in one of
them receiving a gift that will be
an unfailing source of pleasure to
them during the summer months.
From Thursday's Dally.
This, morning Ed Mason returned
from a short trip to Arriba, Colorado,
where he has been looking after land
interests there and was accompanied
by Fred Mann of this city. While
at Arriba, Mr. Mann made the pur
chase of 160 acres of Jand just north
of the city of Arriba, and for which
Mr. Mason was the agent. Both gen
tlemen were much impressed with
the land near that place and Mr. Ma
son brought back with him a number
of specimens of the grain grown
there and he is enthusiastic over the
situation in that portion of Colorado.
The vicinity of Arriba is almost like
visiting Cass county as a large num
ber of people from Union and the
southern portion of this county' have
moved there to make their home and
all are well pleased with the land
We desire to express to our kind
frinds and neighbors our deepest
appreciation of the kindness and sym
pathy shown to us in the illness and
at the time of the death of our be
loved wife and mother. Especially
do we wish to thank the members
of the Woodman Circle.
Gus Olson and family.
From Thivsday'8 Dally.
This afternoon Mrs. Claude Rich
ardson returned from the Methodist
hospital in Omaha, where she has
been for some time recovering from
an operation. Mrs. Richardson is
feeling much improved and will
spend some time at the home of her
mother near Pacific Junction, recu
peiating before returning to her
home here. Mr. Richardson accom
panied his wife1 from the hospital to
the Junction. While at the hospital
Mrs. Richardson was remembered
with a number of bouquets from the
friends and members of the Meth
odist ladies as well as the Eagles
lodge of this city which she has deep
ly appreciated.
John Ervin Draws Down $100 Fine
and Nelson ' Martin $20 and
Costs in County Court.
As an echo of the investigation
over the booze situation that has
been raging at Union for the past
few days, two cases have been dis
posed of in the county court before
Judge Allen J. Reeson.
John Ervin was brought before
the court yesterday charged with
having had possession of intoxicat
ing liquor and on hearing the com
plaint prepared by C'oiinty Attorney
A. G. Cole, the court assessed a .fine
of $100 and costs against the young
The court also heard the complaint
against Nelson Martin this morning.
in which Mr. Martin was charged
with having been intoxicated in the
village of Union on February' 5th,
and for which the court assessed a
fine of $20 and trimmings which
was paid ana tne gentleman al
lowed to return to his home.
The matter of ownership of the
mash discovered at Union last Sun
da still remains unsolved and no
complaints have been filed as yet
regarding this matter but it is still
being worked on by the authorities
and the person who owned the kick
ful barrels of mash may be secured
to answer totKe' violation of. the
prohibition amendment. ;
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. McNurlin re
turned Tuesday morning from a visit
with their children at Havelock, Oma
ha and at Central City. They left
here last year in December. R. D.
says they had a fine time and plenty
to eat. Two of the boys run a res
taurant in Omaha and their son,
Osborn has a restaurant in Central
City so Dick said they lived fat and
had nothing to complain or, only
Mrs. McNurlin had some trouble
with her ear.
R. S. McCleery and Herman Hill
man tried to steal a march on the
house moving while Dick was gone,
by moving a garage up from Sweed-
town for J. E. Johnson, but Dick said
he didn't care as he had three jobs
waiting for him and one of them was
moving the house at Mt. Pleasant
Precinct that he lived in fifty years
ago. Weeping Water Republican.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon A. S. Mirrich,
division engineer and R. H. Stuart,
assistant engineer, were in the city
discussing with the board of county
commissioners the matters of road
work in the county. These two gen
tlemen have charge of the greater
part of the road work in this portion
of the state and following their meet
ing here they departed for Tecumseh
to interview the commissioners of
Johnson county. Mr. Mirrich and
Mr. Stuart are both expert eingineers
and their experience has been very
valuable in developing the good roads
program in this portion of Nebraska.
The members of Cass Camp No.
332, Modern Woodmen of America,
are busy arranging for the big class
initiation that is to be held here on
the evening of Wednesday, March
9th and at which time nineteen new
members will be received into the
order. The local officers are plan
ning on having a number of the
leading officials of the order here
and the occasion will be one of more
than usual interest and every member
of the order is striving to make it
possible to secure one member each
by the time the initiation comes off.
About 1500 good hedge posts for
sale at my farm west of town. Price
40 cents and up. See Leonard Mei
singer at Farmers State Bank.
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- II. C." Long, of near Murray, was
In the city today for a few hours
visiting with friends and looking
after some matters at the court
house for a, short time.
Man and wife for work on county
farm. Couple without children pre
ferred. Be3t of wages. Call J. 11.
Tams. suDerintendent. nhone 115-W.
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The first mo'e of the Burlington
railroad management toward a reduc
tion of wages on the system has been
made and is set forth in a bulletin
issued from Chicago and which was
posted yesterday in the local shops
as well as at all points over the sys
tem. The railroad is asking for an
agreement among the employes and
representatives of the company and
the final adjustment of the matter
by the federal wage board at Chi
cago, which recently passed on a
number of applications from south
ern railroads and which were at that
time rejected.
The bulletin received and posted
on the bulletin boards of the com
pany is as follows:
"The United States railroad labor
board having by its decision No. 2
of July 20. 1920. fixed certain rates
of pay for laborers on the railroads
which in the judgment of the board
were then just and reasonable, and
it appearing that the conditions
have changed since that date so that
the rates referred to are no longer
just and reasonable in view of the
decreased cost of living and the
scales of wages paid for similar kinds
of work in our territory.
"The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
raliroad hereby proposes to its em
ployes that effective thirty days here
after or on March 31, 1921, a new
and decreased scale of wages for:
(1) Track laborers and laborers
in the Maintenance of Way & Struc
ture Department and in and around
shops and warehouses, including
such as engine watchmen and wip
ers, fire builders, ashpit men, flue
borers, coal, passers, coal chute men,
(2) Freight handlers or truckers
and common labor in and around sta
tions, storehouses and warehouses,
including janitors and watchmen."
4Shall be made effective if possible
fcy agreement between-the manage
ment and its employes on their rep
resentatives prior to that time as to
what are just and reasonable wages
based on present living costs and
wages paid in our territory, which
now appear to us as ranging from 30
to 48'z cents, or in event of failure
to agree, by decision of the U. S.
Railroad Labor board on the sub
ject prior to that date by orderly ap
peal to such board in accordance
with section 301 of the transporta
tion act.
"This also is to advise that the
management will meet any represen
tatives of its employes of the class
es named at Chicago at 10:30 a. m.,
Thursday, March 10, for the purpose
of the conferences required by sec
tion 301 of the Transportation act."
General Manager, Lines East.
General Manager, Lines West.
The residents of Elm wood are
showing a great deal of interest in
the proposal for the formation of a
national guard company in that
place to become a part of the peace
time defense force of the state and
nation. A number of the young men
of that community are interested and
it is hoped to have enough enrolled
to make it possible to place a com
pany there soon. One of the repre
sentatives of the adjutant general's
office will be at Elmwood the com
ing week and discuss the matter
with the men who are interested and
some permanent advancement made
in the work.
It would be a very pleasing thing
if Elniwood , is able to accomplish
their desire and be the first time
that Cass county has had a com
pany of the national guard located
within its borders There are a large
number of former service men living
in and . near Elmwood who would
make valuable assets to the company
as they have had practical experi
ence in drilling and in active ser
From' Thursday's Dally.
- Thts morning the funeral services
of Mrs; Gus Olson, who died in the
St;'Catherine's hospital in Omaha on
Tuesday, were held from the St.
John's Catholic church of which the
deceased had been a life long mem
ber. The requiem mass of the church
was celebrated by Father M. A.
Shine, rector of the church and the
service quite largely attended by the
old friends and neighbors of the de
ceased. During the service Mrs. P.
J. Flynn sang a solo, one of the. fav
orite numbers of the departed lady,
"Face to Face."
Among the relatives from out of
the city to attend the funeral'were
Conrad Guthmann of Pittsburg,
Pennsylvania, a brother of Mrs. Ol
son, Mrs. Esther Carley and Miss
Ruth Nelson of Omaha, sisters of
Mrs. Olson and Fred Nelson of Den
ver; step-father of Mr. Olson.
Popular copyrighted fiction at the
Journal office.
From Friday's Dally.
Dr. J. II. Hall returned yesterday
from Grant. Neb., where he has been
visiting with his brother. Major A.
Hall, during the illness of Major.
The doctor reports that his brother
is now showing improvement and
feeling reasonably well and that he
is well on the highway to complete
recovery from his indisposition. Dr,
Hall in speaking of his trip states
that the land out there is moving
especially during the wind storms,
but he speaks well of the city of
Grant as a fine enterprising little
community with much push and en
ergy and one that aparently has a
great future.
Organization Peifected Yesterday at
Luncheon at Hotel Wagner to Car
ry on Work of Helpfulness
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday noon a number of the
business men of the city met at the
Hotel Wagner for luncheon and to
discuss matters of mutual interest
in the business life of the city. The
members of the luncheon party after
discussing the matter thoroughly de
cided on the formation of an Ad
Club, the purpose of which is not,
as the title might suggest, purely
advertising, but will take up all the
probilems that may confront the
business interests of the city.
As one of the first steps of a per
manent organization, ('. C. Wescott
was named as president and F. P.
Busch as secretary, and the organi
zation will at once get busy on lin
ing up the matter of making greater
trade opportunities for the city and
its business interesst.
The new organization plans to
hold the weekly luncheons when the
members can gather together infor
mally and discuss the questions that
may arise from time to time.
The Ad Club is purely an
ganization of mutual helpfulness and
will assist in the work of the Cham
ber of Commerce, which covers the
much wider field of community inter
est and is covering the general de
velopment and progress of the city,
while the Ad Club is exclusively for
the promoting of the business inter
ests of the city.
Harry Eller met with a pecular
accident last week that caused him
the loss of two perfectly good teeth.
In company with some of the boys.
he was in Stohlman's hardware store
and they were trying to see who
could lift the heaviest load with
their teeth. Harry led the others
and lifted a 110 pound keg of nails
with his teeth. The keg was held
by a rope. The rope slipped through
his teeth and caught on the two low
er front teeth and jerked them out
as neatly as a dentist could have
dene. It happened too quickly to
hurt him much and he was surely a
surprised young man to find his teeth
extracted by a new, painless method.
However, Dr. Anderson, the Louis
ville dentist is fitting him out with
a bridge that will be almost as
good as the original ones and Harj-y
is receiving the congratulations of
his friends upon being the champion
lifter. Louisville Courier.
Blank Books at the Journal Office.
Ye Put in the "serv" and Take Gut
the "ice" in "Service!"
As a member of the Federal Reserve System this
bank is constantly in a healthy position to give you
reasonable assistance.
Our officers and directors and our entire banking
force are ever ready to make your banking transactions
with us a matter of friendly, cordial man-to-man help
fulness. That explains the warm feeling of co-operation
which 'exists between this bank and the farmers of
Cass county.
May we "serv" you, too!
The First National bank
It is now but the matter of some
two weeks until tne city campaign
will be ready for launching and
once more the voters of I lie commun
ity be called upon to select the per
sons who are tq guide the affairs of
the municipality for the coming
year (or two years if the new law
enacted by the legislature is passed).
This is a matter that should have the
thought and attention of every resi
dent of the city regardless of their
political affiliations.
The affairs of the city government
should not be viewed from a strict
partisan standpoint as it is a matter
vital to everyone and the fact that
there is no political importance to
the offices makes it easier for the
voters to go forth and select men
for their fitness for the particular
office that they may be desired to
fill in the government of the city.
We have been fortunate in recent
years in the selections of the head. 4
of the city government as in both
Mayor Schneider and former Mayor
Sattler the affairs of the city have
received the most careful considera
tion and thought and it is vital to the
future welfare of the city that this
be continued through the coming
It has been the common tendency
of the citizens to shirk the re
sponsibility of office holding in the
city government and in this they
are not wholly to be blamed as it
means a sacrifice of time, the receiv
ing of more or less criticism, but it is
a duty that everyone should render
to the community in which they live
if the call for their services comes
clear and strong from the people of
the community.
The offices pay no salaries to
speak of, and are of the utmost im
portance to every man, woman and
child that calls Plattsmouth home
or expects to make this city their
permanent residence. It is hard to
select men who are willing to make
the sacrifice of time and energy to
assist in giving the city a good clean
business-like administration and
when they are secured they should
be given the hearty co-operation of
the people. .
This selection of city officials is
one of business first, last and all the
time and far removed from the sphere
cf partisan politics and should be so
regarded. While in the life of the
i-.ation two political parties tire ne
ressary to maintain the spirit of
free government, in a smallcommun
ity such c.3 ours the glamour of po
liti"r.l qi:cstirns shculd not be per
mitted to overshadow the best inter
ests of the city and its people.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Porter and
son Walter, went down near Murray
Sunday to attend si birthday dinner
of Mrs. Porter's father, T. W. Val
lery, who was 66 years old. The en
tire family were home for the oc
casion and other relatives and friends
to the number of fifty. A f-plondid
time was enjoyed along with n fc;rit
of good things to eat.. Weeping V.'.i
ter Republican. .