The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 26, 1910, Image 1

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Gathering it Addressed by Grand Sachem J. H. Grosvenor of
Aurora, Mayor James C Dahlman of Omaha and Others
The big doings of the Improved
Order of Red Men held in this city
laBt Saturday night proved to be
among the greatest things the city
has seen in some days. The attend
ance at the open meeting was satis
factory and all who were there were
more than pleased with the oratory
and the explanation of the objects
of the order.
The meeting was late in assembling
owing to Mayor Dahlman of Omaha
not being able to get here until
train No. 14 on the Burlington, due
here at 9:25. It was nearly nine
o'clock before the meeting gathered
and many who would have stayed
left because of the lateness of the
hour. Sachem John Cory presided
and made a very brief address of
welcome to the visitors. He dwelt
upon the merits of the order and in
troduced Great Sachem J. H. Grose
venor of Aurora who spoke at length
on the objects and merits of the
order. The Great Sachem pointed
out to the palefaces assembled the
many merits which the order had
for them and told each man of the
good things which the Red Men had
done for the upbuilding of the coun
try. He pointed out the patriotic
motives which laid behind the organ
ization and the great good which the
Red Men had done for their coun
try during their existence. He re
viewed briefly ,the history of Red
Manship in the country and traced its
rise from a struggling band of pio
neers on the frontier throneh the
revolutionary war and the war of
1812 up to the present time. The
graphic story of the Red Men as 1
they existed at. the time of the Ros
ton tea party was told by the Great
Sachem with a fidelity which held
his hearers until the close. The
Great Sachem is county attorney of
Hamilton county and one of the
leading members of the bar of the
state. He is a forceful and impres
sive speaker and at the close of his
address he was greeted with a loud
burst of applause. He made a most
favorable impression on the audience
and won all by his manly and elo
quent exposition of Redmanshlp.
Mr,. Grosvenor demonstrated that he
is one of the coming men of Nebras
ka and it is safe to predict that he
will be heard from later.
Mr. Grosvenor was followed by
Field Secretary C. C. Klehm of Om
aha, who was introduced by Sachem
Cory in a few well chosen words. Mr.
Klehm delighted the audience with
a few brief remarks and some stories
which pleased them to a finish. He
made a short talk on the merits of
.the organization and also advocated
the establishment of the "Haymak
ers," a branch of which is being or
ganized in this city. Mr. Klehm ad
dress was well received as he is a
speaker of unusual ability and has
the happy faculty of being able to
say the right thing at the right
time. Red Men appreciated his re
marks far more than those on the
Brother S. J. Dennis of Lincoln
followed with a strong and forcible
talk of a few moments duration In
which he did his share to convince
the palefaces that the Red Men were
the best order on earth for a person
to belong to. He apologized for be
ing so poor a talker but he aided
largely in showing the people where
the good things of Redmanshlp lay,
Brother Marshall of South Omaha
then was called upon and he re
sponded with a few remarks disclaim
ing any ability In the oratorical line
and ended up with a recommenda
tlon that any paleface who refused to
be adopted was making a mistake of
his life. Brother Marshall met with
a hearty handshake from the audi
ence. Mayor James C. Dahlman of Om
aha had come in at this time and
escorted by Keeper of Records Emil
Walters and. several other members
of the order he came to the front.
He was greeted with a battery of
cheers from the assemblage, being
one of the most popular men of the
After the oratory had been con
cluded by tho Red Men officers,
Mayor Dahlman was introduced by
Sachem Cory and was met with a
warm and friendly greeting from the
assemblage which had increased in
numbers with his arrival. The may
or was at his best and he delivered
an address which scintillated with
sarcasism and humof. Taking for
his text the subject of sumptuary
legislation, Mayor Dahlman made
himself known to the assemblage as
opposed and strongly, too, to such
methods of regulating human con
duct. Taking up the city of Lincoln
as an example he pointed out that
the various clubs of that city had a
membership running into the thous
ands who enjoyed their drinks at any
time they cared to, and the city and
the state was robbed of their just
proportion of the revenue which
should have come from the privileges
the clubs exercised. He - declared
himself in favor of temperance and
that a man should have judgment
enough not to drink to excess. But
he also declared that he was op
posed to any other man saying what
he should eat and drink. Illustrat
ing his talk with a number of stories
he worked his audience up to a high
pitch and was repeatedly interrupted
with cheers. After a strong and
sarcastic denunciation of the eight
o'clock closing law and by Inference
Governor Shallenberger he spoke up
on the merits of the order of Red
Men and gave the organization high
praise. After telling the palefaces
what they had missed by not being
members, he again took up sumptu
ary legislation and proceeded to flay
the present drastic laws on drinking
and other things to a finish. He
told of his home life, of the trials he
had gone through In his early man
hood and" in his later life, of his life
as a cowboy In the west and he dwelt
upon his lack of schooling and edu
cation. Yet throughout it all, Mayor
Dahlman declared it had been the
best experience he ever had. It had
taught him things not written in
books, it had shown him that legisla
tion does not prescribe man's con
duct. He denounced the idea that
any man should say to him or to
either of his auditors what might be
done save Insofar as the conduct of
the auditor might rebound to the
detriment of his neighbor. In such
a case he declared the man must feel
the hand of the law and restrain
himself. His address on the whole
was a brilliant and well timed one
and held the audience to a finish.
By inference he placed Governor
Shallenberger In the class of those
who hesitated and who wanted to
oppose sumptuary legislation but who
failed to grasp the opportunity of
fered them. Throughout his address
the speech glistened with sarcasism
and his epigrammatic remarks won
round after round of applause.
There was no question about Mayor
Dahlman making good with the
Plattsmouth audience and when he
closed he was made the recipient of
an impromptu reception, all those In
the hall crowding forward to clasp
his hand and assure him that he
voiced their sentiments In his speech.
Mayor John P. Sattler of this city
whh present ana naa delivered a
brief address of welcome to the
visitors, making everyone feel a
home by his fellcltious talk. The
mayor was one of those who escort
ed Mayor Dahlman to the platform
and he 13 proud of the fact that the
Omaha mayor and himself are close
personal friends. In introducing.
Mayor Dehlman to the audience,
Mayor Sattler pleasantly referred to
him as the probable , next governor
of Nebraska a" sentiment which
drew much applause from the audi
ence. Mayor Danlman understood
this reference as a pleasant expres
sion of feeling from his Plattsmouth
friends and referred to in his speech
in an appreciative manner.
Immediately at the close of Mayor
Dahlman's address the meeting ad
journed to the lower floor where a
luncheon had been prepared for the
Red Men and their guests. Here
merriment flowed unrestrained. An
orchestra of several members of the
local Red Men dispensed melody
throughout the evening and the occa
sion was made one of the most mem
(orable In the history of the local
lodge. Later In the evening a large
class was Initiated into the Haymak
ers, the Red Men auxiliary, the cere
monies being conducted by Secretary
Klehm of Omaha and Chief Hay
maker Gravett of this city. In the
class was Mayor Dahlman and many
prominent citizens of this city.
The sacred rites of the order were
duly administered, ye reporter being
one of those to receive said rites and
being In fine fettle next morning
much to his surprise.
After administering the rites for
such they can be called, to the braves,
the meeting returned to the banquet
hall where pleasure reigned Bupreme
during the rest of the evening. One
of the leading features of the evening
was a grand Indian war dance given
by Prophet J. C. York who was some
Indian in his war paint and carrying
his tomahawk. He came near scalp
ing several of the braves who got too
close to his war ax as he whirled it
about. Peter Claus also delighted
the assemblage with an original barn
dance which brought much applause
In Its wake. Raln-in-the-face Thom
as also did some stunts which were
worth witnessing and in fact the
gathering was a merry and notable
The success of the meeting can be
laid to the united efforts of Messrs.
Emil Walter, secretary and member
of the board of trustees, J. C. York,
prophet of the local lodge, Frank C.
Wheeler, trustee and John McNurlin,
trustee, all of whom devoted much
time and spent their individual earn
ings in promoting the meeting. Mr.
Walters made several visits to the
Omaha councils and secured the at
tendance of Mayor Dahlman after
considerable personal exertion, ;he
coming hert despite pressing engage
ments in other quarters.
While here the great officers made
an Investigation into the affairs of
Missouri tribe and reported most
favorable to them. They found 250
members In good standing and the
finances in a flourishing condition.
The prospects for the great council
in this city on October 10th, next,
are more than favorable and Great
Sachem Grosvenor promised the lo
cal council that Aurora would send
Its degree team together with many
applicants for adoption into the- or
der. Reports from the state are to
the effect that there will be a very
large attendance at the great coun
cil and that hundreds will be here
from all parts of the state because
they have found out that Platts
mouth is some town.
Denver His New Home.
Matt C. Joy departed this after
noon for Denver, Col., where he and
his wife will make their future home.
Mr. Joy has not determined upon his
occupation in the future but he ex
pects to enter the employ of the
Standard Meat and Live Stock com
pany, a meat concern. He Is a fine
man and one who has made hosts of
friends In this city. His departure Is
hailed with the deepest regret among
all who have known him. He has
been employed for years In the Bur
lingtca paint shop here and is gen
erally recognized as a fine workman
He some time ago determined upon
changing his location, and with this
end in view, had looked the field
over carefully, finding Denver the
best town to his notion. He departs
from this city with the best and
kindest of feelings from his former
employers and leaves with only the
best wishes of the public for his fu-
turei It can safely be said that Den
ver gains an excellent man In Mr.
Joy and the Journal trusts he will
find the road of life easy in his new
home. The Journal will accompany
him on his way as he subscribed for
the paper to keep in touch with what
goes on here.
Knjoys Picnic Dinner.
A number of young people enjoyed
a picnic dinner on the pretty lawn
surrounding the charming home of
Mrs. W. T. Cole yesterday. At the
noon hour an elegant collation was
spread on the green and all gathered
aoout tne restive spread. With ap
petites whetted with the outdoor air
the picnickers fell to and soon made
the picnic dinner nothing but a mem
ory. Some of the most tempting
dishes that could be afforded were
served and which elicited many com
puiiieius. xne afternoon was spent
in social conversation, various amuse
ments and a walk to the Burlington
bridge. A fine time Is the report.
Thoso who attended were: Misses
Claire and Hazel Dovey, Clee Apple
gate, Miss Harrison of Dunbar. Neb
Martha Gochry, Blanche Bell, Verna
Cole, Prances Weldman; Messrs. Net
son Jean, Fred Mann, Wayne Dick
son, ritz Frlcke, Ben Harrison
Clayton Ross of Lincoln, Ray Ward
of Omaha, Livingston Rlchey and
vv HI RaniRey.
Delivered Last Evening at the
Presbyterian Church by Rev.
W. L Austin
From Monday' Da!?y
Last evening at the Presbyterian
church In this city the baccalaureate
services for the class of 1910 of the
Plattsmouth high school were list
ened to by a large and appreciative
audience. Promptly at 8:30 after the
church was already filled to over
flowing, the members of the class
thirty-two young people In all, filed
down the aisle and took their places
that had been reserved for them
They were followed by the faculty of
the high school and the city superin
tendent of schools. Amid a profound
silence and facing the multitude of
bowed heads, the Rev. L. W. Gade
the Presbyterian church, pronounced
the invocation, making a beautiful
and impressive prayer for the youth
ful group of graduates and their de
voted friends and relatives.
Following the benediction, Mrs
Elizabeth Gamble sang "Abide With
Me," rendering this beautiful sacred
song In a manner at once touching
and Eoothlng for the pure notes and
clear thrilling quality of her tones
last evening was even more entrac
ing than is customary with our tal
ented soprano.
The baccalaureate itself was de
livered by the Rev. W. L. Austin of
the Methodist church. Mr. Austin
talked at length on the text from the
book of Psalms 8-4 wherein Dvld
asks: "What is Man That Thou art
Mindful of Him?" In speaking from
this text Rev. Austin began by ask
ing whether this meant that we were
to consider man as compared with
the physical world in which he lives
and if so, what would be the answer
to this query of David's. Rev. Austin
drew a vivid word picture of the
experience that we might any of us
undergo for our own edification In
ordcV to obtain a fair estimate of the
significance of the genus home in
his own physical universe. He placed
his man at the bottom of a gorge In
the Rocky mountains and then with
drew with his aud'ence to the top of
the chasm and pointed out to them
that the tiny speck on the floor of
the canyon was man as he appears
when viewed by the measure of com
parison of this world, and after show
ing them his pigmy insignificance In
this way, he proceeded to take his
hearers still farther away from the
object of the experiment until he dis
appeared entirely and was lost en
tirely from our calculations. From
the physical Insignificance of man,
Rev. Austin then drew his conclusion
that David had had in man, not the
physical but the spirtual value of
man. In this connection he found
more meaning in the words of the
Psalm, and proceeded to expound to
the class and to their parents and
friends the stupendous magnitude of
a man as he may be regarded spirit
ually. Man in this light is a living
dynamic force, made In the image of
God and rendering account of his
earthly existence to none other than
his maker. Rev. Austin in address
ing the parents said that he con
sidered that it was a greater thing
to be a man than to be a president
or a king or occupy any of the high
offices of this or other lands. More
sense and greatness is required, he
said, to properly rear a child in this
or other communities, and bring it to
a proper realization of the serious
ness and responsbllitles of this life
than Is necessary to be the governor
of the state of Nebraska and watch
over the destinies of a people. In
speaking of the value of education
as an asset In the making of citizen
ship, Rev, Austin told some of the
experiences that he himself had to
undergo before he came to a realiza
tion of the value of education and
before he succeeded in obtaining the
start toward that education after
the ambition had been aroused. He
placed before the class of 19.10 the
proposition that the world would put
up to it when the members came to
face the responsibilities of life. He
told them that they had before them
one of the greatest opportunities ever
offered to a graduating class In that
they could show an lncreduluoua and
expectant world that tho value of an
education Is not to be measured or
estimated In this world and that if
he could be, man can become the
master of his destiny. In a word the
advice of the speaker was that these
young people really make this occa
slon the commencement of their liveB,
and strive never to lose sight of their
Importance to themselves and to the
human race.
One of the most Impressive and
beautiful features of the evening was
the rendition of the Anthem "Jesus,
Lover of my Soul," by the choir, and
in speaking of tnls feature the Jour
nal wishes to comment on the ex
cellent work of the choir In general,
and of Miss Cole, who presided at
the organ, and Mr. McElwain, the
bass. He has a bass voice of the
very richest tone and the audience
last evening were extremely fortun
ate In their opportunity to hear him.
The whole event was one long to be
remembered, as well by the parents
and friends as by the graduates them
selves. The church presented a most
beautiful appearance, the decorations
consisting of the class colors and a
profusion of ferns and potted plants.
This baccalaureate was a most propi
tious beginning for the present com
mencement week. The benediction
at the close of the service was given
by Rev. Gade and was very beautiful
and impressive.
Mcmoriul Day Orator.
The committee on arrangements
for Memorial day is pleased to an
nounce that Is has secured Judge II
D. Travia of Plattsmouth, Nebraska,
to deliver the Memorial day oration
at Elmwood on the afternoon of that
day. Judge Travis is a well known
lawyer and Judge and is personally
acquainted with many people of this
vicinity. When a member of the
committee approached Judge Travis
and Invited him to come to Elmwood
on Memorial day and deliver the
oration of the day he readily consent
ed, stating that he owed a debt of
gratitude to the old soldiers of Elm
wood. He stated that when he was a
young man Just starting in the prac
tlce of law at Plattsmouth he was
employed by some of the soldiers of
Elmwood. The judge said: "They
seemed to have faith in me and to
think that I knew something about
law and their confidence in me gave
me faith in myself. I resolved then
that If ever the time came that I
could do anything for Elmwood,, I
would cheerfully do It." Elmwood
Prof. Gamble ItoNlgns,
From Monday's Dally.
Superintendent Gamble of the
Plattsmouth high schools today cans
ed surprise and consternation among
the members of the board of educa
tion by sending them a letter an
nouncing his determination to retire
from school work and resigning his
position as superintendent of the city
schools. The action of Superintend
Gamble was most unexpected and
caused the members of the board no
end of worry. The reasons for his
retirement were not made public but
they are good and sufficient and It Is
through no desire on the part of Mr,
Gamble or of the board. Clrcum
stances over which no one had con
trol have actuated him in this action
and his resignation Is a most regret
table and deplorable act. During the
time Mr. Gamble has been at the
head of the public schools In this
city, he hnB demonstrated his capac
ity as an educator In a marked de
gree. Personally a most popular
man, he has added to that the rare
ability and one w'th a great genius
for organization. Under him the
Plattsmouth schools have advanced
probably farther than under any one
superintendent In their history. He
has been untiring In his work for the
uplift of the schools and has spared
neither time nor personal expense.
His retirement leaves a gap which
will be hard to fill and the one who
takes up the burden will have the
advantage of getting the results of
his activity. The retiring superin
tendent leaves behind him a host of
friends who regret exceedingly the
cnange which he makes. There Is no
Idea et of his succeflsor as his resig
nation comes as an entire surprise.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Grew.
William Grew who appears here
tonight recently was united In mar
rlage with Miss Bessie Little, a most
charming and accomplished young
lady of his company. The young
folks will meet with the most sin
cere congratulations from their many
friends in this city where they are
both well known and highly admired
and respected.
George Freer, an old time Plaits
mouth boy, came in this morning to
spend a few hours In the city prior
to taking up his run on the road
George Is located now In Omaha but
has a warm spot In bis heart for this
in oiiu i-nniB n 10 iook arter a re.w
family matters.
llW Anil 1 a . a m.
Both Teams Play Nice Game-
Attendance is Good.
Yes, sir! Plattsmouth has some
base ball team. Yesterday tney trim
med the fast Omaha Rangers by the
score of 4 to 3, and climbed the hill
to do It. The Omahaogs are some
ball team also and hit young Mr.
Hulfish, who is some pitcher at that,
hard and often. But only in ono
Inning did the hits get connected
and only once did they shove men
over the plate. Yesterday was "Hul
ly's" day to be wild and he certainly
did toss some wild ones up to the
plate, but at that, he braced up and
pitched ball when it was needed and
In one Inning saved bis face and
that of the club by striking out the
the Omaha team with three men on
bases. When we have such players
as that we are bound to go along
Young Mi Albers, of Nebraska
City, was the receiving end of the
battery and did excellent work.
While new to Mr. Hulflsh's pitching
he handled the ball like a veteran
and also was there with the stick.
He swatted the ball upon the nose
hard and often. Taken together Hul
fish and Albers play good and win
ning ball and make a first-class bat
tery. McCauley played his usual excel
lent game at first, and covered that
territory In fine shape. His work
with the stick was good, although
not up to the usual standard ho
adopts. Fitzgerald at second was
all there and lived up to the expec
tations of bis friends. He played a
brilliant and clean game and cover
ed a vast amount of territory. His
hitting was always of the first order.
Droege at short was tho same
Droege whom the Plattsmouth public
has learned to admire. He fielded
like the Bwift player he is and cover
ed a great deal o'f territory. He also
did well with the bat. but was robbed
of a real good chance through poor
umpiring. Howenr, everyone knows
he la some ball player at that.
Then Plattsmouth had some now
third baseman, and he is all there
and over. This young man's namo
Is Pete Herrold, and he Is related to
das burgomaster of the city, Herr
John P. Sattler. That is why he goes
so fast, maybe. Anyway he is som
ball player, and his work yesterday
was brilliant and much above the
average. His Btlck work also was
far better than usual and altogether
he demonstrated that he can play
ball with any team which comes
The outfield played excellent ball
and got everything that came Into
ineir territory. Mason is a great
left field and did excellent Btlck
work. Ileal In middle played his us
ual Buperb game and also hit well
and often. Kelly in right is develop
ing and coming strong. At the bat
he Is showing signs of being a three
time winner. He secured safe hits
yesterday when needed and In other
ways demonstrated his ability to
handle the stick. Altogether the
team is playing better ball now than
at any time in the past and it is
worth going to see.
The Omaha team was In good shape
and gave tho boys a hard rub for the
money. They found Hulfish In tho
second for a bunch of hits which
yielded them three runs which the lo
cals were groping about trying to get
some. And several times afterwards
they came near stforlng and hit the
ball hard and often. But the upshot
of the matter always was that Hully
and the team back of m played too
fast ball for the visitors and they
couldn't win anything at all. Platts
mouth took up the w hite man's burd
en and crawled along after the visi
tors In a lei nure maner resulting in
winning out at the close bv a narrow
margin. However, it war plenty and
then some. Anyway, 0.9 thing is
sure Plattsmouth has a fine ball team
and can play ball with the best. '
The umpiring was open to criticism
owing to bad eyesight evidently, as
everal of the decisions met with
loud protests from the audience. Both
teams suffered equally from the
trouble and it was of no particular,
advantage to either save in robbing
several of the Plattsmouth players
of good hits. The following is the
score by Innings:
Plattsmouth 01010100 4
Rangers ...03000000 03
tin . . .
jius riattsmouthS, Rangers 5
1 f... . . .
,wu se nit Herrold. Time I
hour 40 minutes.