The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, May 19, 1910, Image 1
The MewsHeralb TWICE A WEEK SEE PLATTSMOUTH SUCCEED NWS. btebttehfd Nov. S. lfl HBRALD. btobluhad April 16. 1864 CoueHdaUd Jan. U 1896 PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. MAY 1. 1910 VOL. XLVII NO, 9 MEMORIAL DAY PLANS Old Soldiers and Others to Observe Day Which is Monday. May 30. PATRIOTIC SERVICES TO BE HELD AT OPERA HOUSE. Memorial Day Sermon at Presby: terlan Church by Rev. I. IV. Qade , Memorial Day, winch is one week from Monday, the thirteenth, is to be observed in the 'most patriotic manner this year. The general plans for the honoring of the day were made at the last meeting of the Grand Army of the Republic held at the G. A. It. hall May 14.' The plans for the event are in the hands of Ajutant It. B. Windham who is now busy in trying to secure a speaker for the pub lic exercises. At the Post meeting it w&fl Voted to invite the other pa triotic organizations of the city to join with them in making the day one long to be remembered in the rap idly decreasing ranks of the old soldiers. Comrade Morrison was elected as Officer of the Day. Mr. Morrison was at one time head officer of the Nc braska G. A. It., holding the title of District Commander. He is a most capable gentleman and the day willnvc march to the cemetery where appro priate services will be held and the graves decorated. The committee will have the church assume a mar tial air for the occasion of the mem orial sermon, and have it decorated in a simple manner with Old Glory and stacks of guns. The opera house has been secured for the afternoon of Memorial Day. Public services will be held here, in cluding an address by a Lincoln man, patriotic singing and orchestra music. The soldiers have been rather disap pointed in the securing of their speaker, not being able to secure one of the three men with whom they have been corresponding. Mr. Windham is in Lincoln today and hopes to se cre a good man for the talk. The Post will probable send someonn of their men' to the different schools to give a few patriotic words the Fri day before Decoration day. The fol lowing is an extract from G. A. It. General Orders of April 15: "Forty-two years of reverent com pliance with the Order issued by Com rade John A. Logan in 18SG, whi'e Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, has made the annual observance of Memorial Day, the expression of a nation's tribute, of respect to its deathless dead. This observance will continue not only as long as the Grand Army of the Re public survives, but as long as our people appreciate the value and the services oi tne men who lougru so valiantly and sacrificed so much to save the nation. Let us therforc prepare for the prop er observance of Monday, May 30, 1910, as Memorial Day. Depart ment and Post Commanders w ill is sue the necessary orders. The work should be so well and thoroughly done that no Comrade's grave will be issed, but wreathes and garlands should be placed upon every mound that marks the last resting place of of our departed and heroic dead. These men died that the nation might We aonor ourselves when we BRYAN TAKES FALL OUT OF DEMOCRACY Does Not Care a Rap and Bids fiance to His Critics. De- HIRES HIS OWN HALL AND INTRODUCES HIMSELF Pays His Respects to the Breweries and Talks Initiative , and Referendum. undoubtedly be a mont successful one under his able management. Comrades Thonias Wiles, and Thomas Carter were appointed on the church committee to see to the preparation of the churches for the special pa- pay tribute to their memory. "Comrades, while remembering our dead, let us not forget the living I urge you if possible to the exercise of the greatest eharity toward those who arc suffering from disease or frinlip HnrvipfH U'tiwh will lw imli l Ahn W'ounds, and toward all those who Snndav tVeeredinir Memorial I1v 1 hy reason of infirmities of age arc not Comrade Burke was appointed to ttbIe to support themselves and those attend the decorating and flaeirine of dependent upon them. Others may, the heroes' graves at Eikcnberry cemetery and Comrade Thomas Wiles was named to take charge of the work at Oak Ilil' cemetery. Hilt Wes cott and Mrs. J. W. Gamble were placed on the committee in charge of the musical program. , Commander of the Post Thrasher has charge of many of the details and requests that all old soldiers whether members of the Confederate or Grand Army, to meet at 10 o'clock one week from Sunday morning at the G. A. It. hall when they will march in a lody to the Presbtyerian church where the memorial scrvicts are to be held.the sermon to be given by Rev. L. W. Gade. At the same time on the morning of Memorial Day they arc requested to meet and march with the other orders of the city which arc all requested to join the veterans in honoring the day, and but we should never forget their sac rificrs and brave deeds. "It is recommended that wherever the grave of an ex-Confederate sol der is found that flowers be placed thereon, as tribute to the bravery of the man, who fought on the other side, remembering that he, too, was an American soldier. We were once enemies but now friends. The long, dark night is over at last we arc a united people. Out of the darkness conies no echo of discord between brothers, no noise, no strife, no blood shed, but universal fellowship lights the lamp to guide the feet of our young Republic. II. E. Becker and wife and sister Mrs. Katheirnc Becker bought Bur lington tickets reading for Omaha today, to which point they went for a day's visit. A A A A A A .20000 Best Grade Letter Heads, heavy or light, worth $4.00 per 1000, while they last, per M. $2.75 at this office. OMAHA, May 17.-W. J. Bryan' poke in defense of the initiative and referendum and county option to a slim audience that barely filled Wash ington hall, one of the smallest halls in Omaha, tonight. A deliberate at tempt had been made by the Dahl man democracy of the ' metropolis to frost the leader, who came advo cating what they did not want. No one met him at the depot. He came to the hall m a hack, entered unat tended, took the platform alone, though it was studed with empty chairs, and proceeded to skin Omaha democracy and the brewers with all the vehemence and power that is in urn when worked up to.a high pitch. The audience was composed of a mixture of democrats, republicans. and socialists. It was with the demo cratic leader at every turn, and the ap plause came loud and long at each hit he made at the expense of the brew ers. Mayor Dattlman sat in the hack of the room, but did not come forward at the close of the meeting to greet Mr. Bryan. None of the Douglas county senators at the last session were persent. Representatives Con nolly, Holmes, Howard, and Butt were present and all but Holmes voted when a pollof the room was taken by Bryan, both for the initiative and referendum and for the right of each county to say whether it will tolerate the sale of liquor within its borders. When Mr. Bryan entered the room he was greeted with but modest applause, and it would seem that the audience was against him. When he appeared alone on the platform the in congruity of such a position for the leader struck the audience alitl it burst into spontaneous applause which was renewed when he quietly asked those in front to receive the empty chairs. When he had handed them down, and only the chair on which his hat and coat were placed and one other were left, he turned and surveyed the assembled listeners part of whom were women. "Mr. Chairman," said he sarcas tically, "looking around the empty stage, "I came here uninvited. This is my meeting. I paid for this hall. I am going to make a speech. The democratic party in Douglas county docs not seem to stand for what I do. I do not think it right to ask any of the regular organization to in troduce me. Last year you declared against the initiative and referendum in this county and got licked. You got what you deserved. "Isn't it strange that I, a member of the democratic party, can come to your city to speak on the "initiative and referendum, a plank in the last state democratic platform. I say, Isn't it strange that I should come to you to speak on this question and not a member of tlie Douglas county democracy raised his voice or offered to aid mo in holding this meeting. To such a degree is the party in this city terrorized by the brewers." ' Before .starting in on his speech Bryan asked leave to answer an e li torial that appeared in the Omaha ' Bee yesterday morning under At the Coort House. The trial was entered upon this morning in the case of Fred Patterson county surveyor, against the county commissioners, compelling the pur chase of proper sun-eying instruments but the session was adjourned until Saturday without any decision being rendered by the judge, although the court intimated that before very long Patterson would be able to lay aside the old stick that his father had used for surveying when he was a boy and for the first time in the history of Cass county, use a good set of couuty instruments. A wedding lieenso was issued this afternoon and the contracting parties, Francis A. Robinson, age 33, and Mrs. Maud I. Baird, age 28, were quietly married at the court house by County Judge Beeson. The couple came down on the afternoon train today expect ing to return there late this afternoon. The groom was a former resident of Plattsmouth having lived here about fifteen years ago, but is now making his headqurters at Omaha. The couple will make their home at Paci fic Junction. caption "A Free Advertisement." He read the editorial which toll! how the leader had hired a hall which was owned by a brewery, and on the first floor of which a saloon was being operated. The editorial declared that he was to make a speech on prohibi tion.in the hall a hire of which was to go to the brewery. He declared that when the Bee printed that editorial declaring that he was advocating prohibition it told a falsehood, a thing not surprising in that paper, and knew that it was deliberatly misrepresent ing. He charged vehemently, amid loud applause, that such an attitude by any paper was that of a coward, that to hide behind a charge of pro hibit 'in when the paper could not de fend its attitude in opposition both to county option and the initiative was the best it could do. He said he' was glad the Bee had stated that the buil J ing was owned by a brewery and that it was running a saloon therein under another name. It had long been his suspicion that breweries in Omaha were allowed to violate the Slocumb law which the papers of the metrop olis say is good enough to let alone, and that such violation was winked at. He served no'.icc that he would like to write another plank in the demo cratic platform other than those he was to defend in the main address, and this was a law which should de clare the Slocumb law was to be en forced in Omaha. He hoped the Bee would be with him in his endeavor along this line, Mr. Bryan read his address, depart ing from the text repeatedly in vehe ment explanation of the points he made. Jle expiameu mat lie was reading what he had to say because he would be out of the country for six weeks and could not answer any misrepresentations which the Omaha papers might make. He knew they were all friendly to him. and he had learned from experience that in that city the newspapers did not hesitate to put words in his mouth which he never uttered. He would have the manuscript so that he could hold them to the truth. Hurt In Lumber Yard. Oscar Green, a laborer in the Bur lington lumber yards was painfully injured al)out three-thirty this after noon while at work on a stack of heavy lumber. He was working with two other men in the yards when the lipo of lumber fell, badly straining him in he back.nd hips. He was rushed tothe company physician where an examination showed that he ,as not as badly hurt as at first thought, although the exact extent of his in juries could not be definitely ascer tained at the time. Mr. Green is a married man living near the Colum an 'school at Seventh and Silver streets. Mrs. Fred Gobel, Mrs, Peter Vallery and Miss Elizabeth Bergnmnu started out on the eight fifteen train this morning, the former going to Omaha for the dayand the two latter proceed ing to Council Bluffs for a brief stay. 438 MILES FROM FT. CROOK TO OMAHA Distance Recorded by Go? enuneat Squad According to Chi cago Newspaper. According to the ancient and faded Missouri, stored away in the array headquarters building here, the of ficial distance by the regular routo of travel between Fort Crook and Omaha is 438 miles, while as a matter of fact, it is only eight miles. The record bears h date of fifteen years. ago when Gen. Coppinger was command ing officer of the department. Soon after his arrival here Gen. Coppinger ordered a measuremcnt,of the distance between the fort and the headquarters building in Omaha. Two privates and an engineering sergeant were detailed for tho work. Fort Crook was not equipped for apparatus for doing field engineer ing, so the sergeant in charge se cured a wheelbarrow and to the axle attached an odometer. Leav ing the post, the sergeant marched in front, then followed a private trund ling tho wheelbarrow, while the sec ond soldier brought up tho rear, ready to spell his comrade. A mile north of tho post was the town of Fort Crook, with fifteen sa loons. At one of these places the engineering party stopped, and not till darkness did the three men rea lize the duty they had been called upon to perform. They knew no excus would be accpted by the officer at the post, so they turned the wheelbarrow over and lor an hour made the wheel buzz. Then they trundled tho bar row back to Fort Crook and reported. The reading of the odometer showed the distance to Omaha and back as being 870 miles. And tho of ficial record stands to this day. Dr. E. W. Cook left this morning for Lincoln where he will attend a rally of the Modern Woodmen which will take place iherc this evening. It is practically the same affair the Platts mouth delegation will take in tomorrow night at Omaha. Here From "Show-Me "State. F. T. Cain, of Sedalia, Missouri, owner of the two store buildings on Main street occupied by the M. E. Smith factory and 1). P. Jackson's furniture establishment, is in the city today looking over his property and if he concludes it to be necesary, will make a number of repairs and improvements on the buildings. He has not had time to make an inspection of the structures yet, but he believes in keeping the places in good repair and if there isn't anything needed to put them in such condition he ex pects to get it. Mr. Cain is well pleased with the town and the progress it is making. 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