The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 17, 1909, Image 1
N'cb- State irjst 0rJcI Soe. be b SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION- EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXVTI11 PIATTSMOUTJtt, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, WOb XO f! platemitOEt LABOR PARADE IS SPLENDID SUCCESS Floats of the Durlington Shops Works of Ocauty and Skill The big Burlington parade, which had to be postponed from Labor day until last Saturday, took place at the appointed time under the most favor able auspices. Clear, blue skies, with a warm sun and a large crowd all conduced to make the occasion one of conspicuous success. Al though advertised only in the Jour nal and without the aid of hand bills or other announcement, the streets were packed with people anxious to witness the parade, of which so much had been said and written. And they were not disappointed, The parade was a success beyond the most sanguine anticipations of the promoters. It was a grand showing and reflects great credit upon Superintendent of Shops Baird, General Foreman Hayes, the heads of the several departments and the men of the Burlington. They made a showing which many much larger shops would have signally failed to 'approach. The parade was an im posing one and represented a great portion of the strength of the shops. There were floats in line represent ing every department and 'without exception they were magnificent and showed great skill and taste in their arrangement. Considering the small amount which they cost In ac tual money the showing was a great one. Promptly at 3 o'clock the whistle at the shops blew the signal for easing work and preparing for the parade, and within a very few mo ments the workmen were lined up with their respective foremen and ready for the signal march. Most of the men kept their working clothes on, this lending a realtis'dc effect to the event which It would not otherwise have had, and It was a splendid move, as these big, strong, brawny employes of the Burlington looked veritable giants as they marched up the street in all the full pride and vigor of lusty manhood, fresh from the forge or the yard. They were warmly greeted by the large crowds, too, and many of those in line were recognized by friends in the crowd with an individual bit of appreciation. Others had pre pared for the occasion by obtaining spick and span new uniforms for the occasion, and they met with hearty welcome as they stepped up the street looking fresh as If they had Just come from home rather than from the shops. ' The parade had a number of ex cellent floats, and he would be in deed a wise man who could choose between them. Every department had adopted its own particular de sign for a float and the several crea tions were unique and interesting. A number of the shops had floats emblematic of their ' trades, which were literal representations on a small scale of the industry of their particular shop. The boiler shop, the tin shop, the brass foundry, the machinists' and the blacksmith's all had men in full swing at work, and they made a mighty impression. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on the foremen and men of these shops for their untiring fidelity to the na ture of their work. The parade was headed by the Woodman band and as they came up the street they played many airs which warmed the cockles of the hearts of the big crowd.' Following the band came the beeauty auto containing the hand some young women stenographers of the office Misses Helen Chapman, Rose Vorndran , and Mrs. Bertha Tedd being allotted the dignity of leading the fine display. And the auto, which was driven by Ed. Bar ker, got a good, big share of the ap plause also. Then came Superintendent r Shops Baird with Storekeeper Reg nier and General Foreman Hayes heading the office force of their re spective offices. The officers made a handsome appearance and indicated that the clerical department of the work was In the hands of a body of fine looking, Intelligent men. The laborers In line also presented a good appearance, the men appearing In their overalls Just as they had quit their work. Of the several .shops, the coach shop lead the way and the men, like the rest, were a handsome, fine look ing body. Their float was a beauty, being a miniature passenger coach drawn in the van of the shop. It was filled with rosy cheeked, laugh ing children who hugely enjoyed the part they were taking in the big shop. Originally intended to con tain sixteen people it really contain ed twenty-six, not unlike the actual coach conditions sometimes. The coach was handsomely painted In Burlington colors, the product of the paint shop, and to their fine work much of the effectiveness of the float was due. Following the float with its merry load came the men of the shop, headed by Foreman Harry Barthold, and a fine body it was. After the coach shop came the paint ers, headed by Foreman Sol Adam son, and all resplendant in brand new white overalls. This body showed up in great shape with their handsome new uniforms and met a warm reception all along the line. Then came Foreman Tlppens and the men of the planing mill, and they, too, were generously greeted. The planing mill made a handsome show ing and looked like real masters of their trade in their working clothes and many with their dinner buckets. The float of the storehouse, "The largest wholesale and retail business in Plattsmouth," came next, and it was a handsome one with an assort ment of materials handled which covered everything almost under the sun. Several of the employes were on the float and displayed to the ad miring crowds the many articles of commerce which they handled. Be hind the float came the men of the supply department with many ban ners bearing inscriptions and the one which caused a great deal of merriment and laughter was "Soap, Matches and Steel Rails." There were many others equally as funny and all met with due apprecia tion. The force working In the lum ber yard showed up well and made a fine appearing set of men ready to labor and labor well for the welfare of their employer. The tin shop came next and they had a great turnout, every man of their force being In line. It surpris ed many to find how good a force this Bhop can present, and they were generously rewarded by applause. Foreman William Ballance headed this representative body of labor. Foreman Charley Bell could well be proud of the machinists. They had a great float representing the several lines of business which their department had charge of, and they made noise enough to attract atten tion and hold people awhile. They had miniature locomotives on the float which whistled and rang the bell as the parade moved up the street and their handiwork elicited great applause. An unfortunate ac cident delayed them a few moments, but It was quickly repaired and the general run of people never knew It took place. This float was one of the best in line, and the men deserve great credit fpr it. Following the float came the machinists on foot, and they looked the veritable, hard working men they are in their greasy overalls and with their din ner buckets. The blacksmith shop was another which represented Its work In a real istic float, showing the men hammer ing iron and having their anvils, for ges and hammers in evidence. Fore man Mauzy could well be proud of his turnout which shared the honors of the best with a few others. The blacksmith's got a hearty greeting too. One of their banners was pe culiarly appropriate "Stop Your Knocking," a grand good Idea and worthy the strong men who work and don't knock. The brass foundry showed up with another working model of the plant and they gave a miniature reproduc tion of brass casting which ,won them a warm place in the affection of the people. They had all the material In use in their work with the furnace and the kettle and everything else mounted on a float which was not meant for prettiness but for actual reproduction of the Industry and It was a great and bril liant success. Foreman Lutz and his men cannot be praised too highly for their Industry and striking idea in producing a float. This was one of the best, If not the ,best In the line. After the brass molders who got their share of the applause for their numbers, they being short but one man, Victor Anderson, who is so ill at his home, came the City band, the veteran musicians playing airs in their own inimitable manner and getting a good hand from all. An immense freight car, a splendid reproduction of a refrigerator car, headed the freight car shop which made a grand showing and fully de served the good words said of them. Foreman Parker can indeed be proud of his men and their showing for it was fine. The float was a good one and duly appreciated. This shop had several good banners, also among them, one reading "We Are The Men Who Buy $1 Wheat" on one side and on the other "So That The Farmers Can Ride In Automo biles." This sentiment caught the crowd which responded quickly with vigorous applause, the great number of farmers present Joining in it. This closed the parade which, everything considered, was fhe best ever given in the city. There were many strangers present who pro nounced the turnout the best of its nature they had ever seen. Indeed, the parade without doubt breaks all records for this city and the officials of the shops Including Superintendent Baird, who took such an interest in the matter, General Foreman Hayes under whfcse im mediate direction the general plans were carried out, and the several foremen of the departments who gave the details their undivided at tention And the men who gave of their labor, their time and thelr money all tave coming to them the thanks of the business men of the city for their efforts. The only re gret heard was that the parade could not have taken place Labor day when the city was thronged with visitors f.o that all might see the grand showing. Immediately after the parade of the shops came the firemen with their several stunts and they kept the crowds on the street for a long time. The fire department made a high ly creditable appearance and car ried out their part of the program In good shape. The hub and hub race took place on Main street be tween Fifth and Fourth streets In stead of on Sixth street as advertis ed, and the Judges, who were B. G. Wurl, Frank Libershal, John Mc Nurlin, M. Bajeck and Joseph Mc Maken, awarded first place to the white cart under Captain Raymond Henry. The red cart protested the award on the ground that the while cart obtained a start of several feet on them, but the Judges overruled the protest. The race was interest ing and the partisans of each cart howled themselves hoarse in "root ing." The water fight, which was the first of the kind ever pulled off in the city, kept the large audience In an uproar of laughter and applause, and It took a long time to complete. The several men on each side took their punishment like majors and were more than drenched when It was over. The representatives of the red cart, C. M. Manners and Paul Wohlfarth won, finally wearing out their opponents, Raymond Henry and Frank Maurer of the whites. The contest was one of the funniest ever seen here, 'and fully merited the applause which greeted the par ticipants. At 6 o'clock an alarm of fire, turned in from the corner of Fifth and Vine street, took the depart ment there and an Immense crowd saw how quickly the flames could be extinguished. The department made good time and covered itself with glory by its work. All told the department did Its share toward making the crowd en Joy Itself and if anyone failed to do so It was his or her own fault, for there was plenty doing. Chief Kou bek deserves credit for the able manner In which he handled the several events on the department schedule and the untiring efforts he put forth to make the visitors In the city enjoy themselves. One feature of the afternoon which was a disappointment was the failure of the Havelock people to put in an appearance. "It was learn ed late Friday afternoon that they could not be here, but the news came in time for a bare announce ment merely, and did not get the publicity which it was desired. The Havelock people don't know what they have missed. The ball game between Cedar Creek and Plattsmouth was witness ed by a crowd miserably small and disappointing in the extreme. The boys played good ball despite the disappointment they experienced, and had little trouble In beating the visitors, who found Williams an enigma and who narrowly escaped a shutout. The final score was 6 to 1 In favor of Plattsmouth. Despite the one-sided score the game was better than it appears, and Cedar Creek played good, strong ball throughout. The locals backed up Williams in good shape and won the game by clean fielding, aided with good hitting. Democrats Hold Caucus. In obedience to the call of Dr. J. S. Livingston, chairman of the Dem ocratic county central committee, a large number of Democrats met last Saturday evening at the council chamber and held a caucus for the purpose of seleclng a candidate for city assessor, one for district asses sor, two for Justice of the peace and two for constable. The meeting was enthusiastic and harmonious to a degree, and every one present seem ed to feel that victory was In the air. Mayor Sattler was unanimously elected chairman of the meeting and delivered an enthusiastic and vigor ous speech, urging united action by the party and the election of the en tire ticket. The veteran Democrat, P. E. Ruffner, was chosen secretary by acclamation, and the meeting pro ceeded to nominate the following candidates by acclamation: For city assessor P. E. Ruffner. For district assessor Albert D. Despaln. For Justices of the peace John Cory and William Rishel. For constable Albert Scuttler and August Tartsch. The above tlct Is composed of old and respected citizens of the city, and men whom the Democrats can well be proud to call their can didates. The general opinion after the meeting had adjourned was that no better selections could have been made, and that the ticket would be elected from top to bottom. He's From Missouri. W. C. Hutchison, wife and daugh ter of Livingston county4 Mo., came down Saturday morning from Lin coln to spend a few days with Wyatt Hutchison and family, near Rock Bluff, ' before returning to their home. Mr. Hutchison is a brother of Wyatt, and Is a magnificent speci men of manhood, towering 6 feet 6 inches in height. He was in attend ance on the Nebraska state fair as a representative from the Missouri state fair, In which association he is a prominent and active member. He attracted a great deal of attention upon the streets Saturday after noon owing to his great height. Mr. Hutchison was a caller at the Jour nal office and demonstrated he was a most pleasant, affable and enter taining gentleman. He pronounced the parade Saturday as one of the finest he had ever witnessed, and warmly complimented the shopmen I and the officials upon their splendid J display. He states that Nebraska! had a fine state fair, but that his state easily outclassed them in the matter of buildings and facilities for showing displays. He is an enthus iastic Mlssourlan, and when any question arose over the superiority of the two states he had to be shown. He and his estimable family depart ed for their home this morning on No. 6. Fntertiiina Saturday and Hunday. Will Sltzman and wife last Satur day and Sunday entertained the members of their respective families at their home in South Park, all having a very enjoyable time and putting in two happy days. The members of the party from Omaha returned to their borne Sunday evening and united In declaring that they had never spent two happier days than these two. Those comprising the week-end party wero MlBses Clara and Helen Tuma and Agnes and Bessie May struck and Frank Tuma of Omaha and Frank Sltzman and family, Paul Sltzman and Ray Campbell of this city. The Ball Club. Mr. R. A. Bates, Editor of the Platts mouth Daily Journal: Dear Sir I, Frank E. Warren, as manager of the Plattsmouth baseball team for the season of 1909, wish to sincerely thank you for the cour tesies you have shown us In your paper and for not crowding us for the little bill we owe you. We hope in the near future to be able to be square with the world, although luck Is against us. We intend to give dances once a month and give a fair next month to help us pay our debts, providing the people will help us. C. W. Baylor has been our treasurer all summer until a week ago, when he resigned, for what reason I can not say. He has handled all money except In yesterday's game, which was not very much to take care of. We started out early In the spring to play ball and go t to be a first-class amateur team. We have played good base ball, for which we deserve more credit for playing. I will admit we have played one or two games poor ly, but why not look at the attend ance. We had a number of games. We did not make expenses, and our players receiving not one penny for their services not even a thank you from the general public, but every one of them always received it from me, because we had a set of gentlemen on and off the baseball field. I would ont allow any rowdy Ism when I was there, and If I do say It myself, althought not a man that Is worth a million dollars but has to work the same as they do for a living, they respected me for it, and I respected them. I consider all of those gentlemen that took part in any of the ball games a man that tried to do his part to build un the game in Plattsmouth and help get the people enthusiastic over baseball, and I hope, dear Mr. Bates, our attempt has not been In vain. Now, Mr. Bates, I think that the general public could have patronized us better than they did. They plead ed with us to a certain extent to keep Mr. Williams, here after he came and played his first game with us, but do you think they would pay for keeping him? They have not given very much yet towards keep ing him. We have had bis board to pay for about seven or eight weeks at Dr. Barnes' restaurant, and I wish to state right here that that old gen tleman has been very kind to us. He has not rusned us one bit at any time. In fact, none of our creditors have, but a baseball team that repre sents and advertises the city when It Is conducted right, as we have tried to conduct it, should not have to worry during their season, or after ward be afraid that every man you meet upon the street you are in debted to because you were in the ball team. Why should we have to go down in our pockets to pay these debts, when not one man that play ed ball received a penny for his services? Now, gentlemen, and the public in general of the city of Plattsmouth, If you want a baseball team to advertise and represent you, which Is the best advertisement in the world that a city can get, pro viding your team gets encourage mentwhy, I say? what you want to do is to start after it now so as to be ready when the time comes to start out. It takes some money to run a ball team, and I do not see why Plattsmouth cannot have one as good as they have in any of these little towns around here. Look at Louisville! It quits- the season with 280 in their treasury, Nebraska City, Weeping Water, Glen wood the same way. They have all got money In their treasury. But us! No, we have to hustle around and give dances and Buch things to get our debts paid that we have contracted on the ball field, and by that time is spring, ready to do the same thing over. Now, Mr. Bates, I am ready to Bt-jp down and out as ball man ager of our local team, so the peo ple need not be backward If they want to help Mr. Williams with a few dollars bo that he can get out of here and we can finish paying his board. We will appreciate It very much. Every one on the team de serves some money for playing as faithfully as they did. Right here is where I want to thank William Baird, superintendent of the Bur lington shops, and Robert Hayes, the general foreman, and II. M. Reg nler for their kindness in letting our boys off from work whenever there was a game. Now, gentlemen, per haps our grounds are too far out for the people to walk, but here I know of a ground that 1b within two blocks of Sixth and Vine that can be bought for little or nothing, and would make the finest ball park that ever was in the city. There could be an athletic association formed and use them for all pur poses, -such as baseball, football and all kinds of sports, and picnics and public speaking. So, gentlemen, citizens of Plattsmouth, If you wish to have a good baseball team here next season to advertise you as you should be, why I sincerely hope you will leave no stone unturned to get I remain your obedient servant, FRANK E. WARREN. Retiring Manager of the Plattsmouth Ball Team, Season 1909. Knjoyed .Surprise Party. Last Saturday night a large num ber of the friends of Mike Hob- scheldt gathered together and gave him a most delightful surprise party. The occasion was that gentleman's sixty-first anniversary, and It was made memorable by the gathering. They Invaded his home In South Park and took full possession, mak ing their surprise a complete one. As quickly as possible Mr. and Mrs. Hobscheldt made their guests wel come and proceeded to have them spend an evening, the delights of which they will remember for all time to come. There was an abund ance of music and all kinds of games suited to old and young alike were Indulged in. Added to these came some refreshments, and to top off all a great, bounteous supper was laid, which all partook of with relish and Joy. That the repast was sumptuous need not be said, and that all who were lucky enough to be present fully appreciated it goes without saying. The evening went all too quickly, and when the hour for adjournment came they all united In describing it as the most delightful evening in years. The best wishes and hopes for many re curring anniversaries for Mr. Hob scheldt were Bald previous to all re turning to their homes. Those preseent were: Messrs. and Mesdames Aug. Rlchter, Sr. John Hobscheldt of Murray, C. J. Kllnger, Albert Schwartz, James Kresak, Fred Henrlch, John Lutz, John Kopp, Misses Mary Hobscheldt, Min nie, Freda and Edna Kllnger, Agnes, Josie and Mary Schwartz, Agnes and May Kresak, Helen and Cath erine Lutz, BIna and Marie Kopp, Dora and Sophia Wolf. Messrs. Wil lie Rlchter, John and Albert Schwartz, Frank Kresak, Henry Lutz, Tony Knrvousek. A Fine Displuy, One of the finest showings ever put forth In this city In the way of a hat display is now to be seen in the east window of Messrs. Falter & Thierolf's store. These gentlemen, who make a leader 6f Stetson hats, have a complete line of these world famous goods on display there, and it will pay anyone to stop and take a look at them. In addition to the fine quality of goods used In the hat, the many different styles and Bhapes cannot but hold the attention. There Is a style for every one and a shape to fit" every face. The Individual fea tures of the Stetson have always been one of Its distinctive qualities and this year the Individuality of the hat is more marked than ever. The colors are also very attractive and pleasing, and all told the dis play Is something which a stole In a metropolitan city might well envy. Falter & Thlerolf make a specialty in fine men's furnishings and haber dashery, and their fall lines are fully up to the standard of any store in the country. While speaking of their goods it might be remarked they have a magnificent line of pat terns In the Manhattan shirt, the de signs being as pretty as ever were shown in any store in the country. The Manhattan is the finest shirt out, and this firm has the latest pat terns at the standard price. Many connoisseurs In shirts from Omaha buy their goods here, as they can do better on high-grade goods than lu their own home. Falter & Thlerolf can give you some names if you are Interested. Joseph Holly, a brother of William Holly, the clothier, came down Sat urday night for a brief visit with, him and to meet old friends. He was formerly a Plattsmouth boy and Is quite well acquainted with a great many in the city who were glad to see him and note that he Is prosper ing In his business in Omaha, where he now resides.