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MIL IIUULLIIU UUIIILUI IU
A Great Success in Every Particular. The Parmele Theatre,
Which Has a Seating Capacity of 800, Being Barely Able
to Accommodate the Immense Throng.
k'rom Sauuiluy's l'aily.
The great event of the season,
the fiddlers' contest, is now a
matter of history, and was n suc
cess in every particular, bringing
out one of the largest ami most
appreciative audiences which has
met in the Parmele for some time.
The event has Droved to be' the
most imuiuImp iiiIii-I n imnxiit !
which the ltcd Men have put
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Hire me pumie since tins popular
order has located in IMatlsiiiouth
The entertainment opened
about 8 o'clock, after the contest
ants had marched in a body from
the lied Men's hall, escorted by a
part of the tribe. John Nenietz
had charge of the program and
announced the performances as
(he program proceeded. The cur
tain went up with the twenty-two
contestants each sawing away for
dear life on a lune of his own
The first stunt called for bv Mi-.
Nenietz was a waltz bv each
testant, and also I be player's
Not all of the persons entering
were able to take part. The con
testants taking part played in the
following order. Hen Hyde, M.
Sorenson, A. J. Orindle, John Mc
Daniel, W. Hinrcichsen, E. S. Ma
son, Frank Kaubel. William Hel-
our, P. H. Smith, T. P. Samons.
Ira Rakes, C. N. Cline. Emit l.or-
cnz. I'.. J. I.ivcntrooi .1 (; Sun h
W. 0. Little, S. L. Rodgers, E. L.
Mendenhall, E. H. Rhodes and
Howard Oraves. The last player's
favorite was loudly applauded and
was played with zest, being "Pop
does (he Weasel."
The second stunt called for by
Mr. Nenietz was trick fiddling. In
this class there were but four
contestants, Messrs. Rhodes,
Heinrichsen, Hjde and Samons.
Mr. Rhodes very aptly reproduced
the hum of a threshing machine,
while Mr. Heinrichsen imitated
the call of different soils of barn
yard fowls, and Mr. Hvde demon
strated his ability to play "Pop
(Joes the Weasel" in manv dif-j
ferent altitudes and pi ts i I i n s.
sometimes holding Hie bow be
tween bis knees, between bis feel,
and playing the bow with the fid
dle, but never once failing to get
in the "Pop (Joes the Weasel."
Mr. Samons performed the feat of
playing the violin either silling,
standim? or lvinir on Hie floor
This phase of the contest excited
After the trick plavinu was
over six or seven entries for duets
.were called and this class did
line excellent work, after which
every contestant was required to
play "The Arkansas Traveler"
without keeping time with bis
feet. No lillle. amusement was
caused by Ibis class, as the pain
manifested on the faces of the
violin artists, in attempting to get
music out of this old melody with
out moving a foot was loo ap
parent to escape nol ice.
Vocal select iiin imrn Hum nnll
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ed for, to be accompanied by tliej
violins. In this event the nei
former receiving the most ap
plause was to win. To sing and
work Hie bow at the same time
was a stunt, but few were pre
pared to try, but there were two
entries, that of William Heinrich
hcii, "Old Hickory," and Mr. Hel
four. "Old Hickory" was given
the floor first, and his elegant
playing and easy stage presence,
together with his melodeous
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sang his way to the hearts of his
auditors, and when lie was sealed
the applause was so tumult ious
and prolonged that "Old Hickory"
irracefully removed his hat and
bowed an acknowledgement of the
compliment bestowed upon him
by the audience. This act only
served lo incerase the tumult and
he was finally induced to answer
to an encore, which was one of
the finest vocal selections ever
sung in the building and the large
audience almost raised the roof
from the opera house.
It took considerable nerve on
the part of the singer which fol
lowed, as it seemed that no one
could hope to win stronger ap
proval and louder applause than
"Old Hickory" had gotten; bul
never doubling the real merit of
his own production, Mr. Hal four
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siaKe. seaieu n use i ami netran
a somr ami vio in accoinnanv-
men . the title heiner "The Man
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IDE OF THE PAST
number was rendered t tie audi
ence went wild again, and made
as much demonstration, if not
more, than was given their idol,
"Old Hickory ;' the. tumult con
tinued fur some time after the
vocalist had reseuined his seal.
and continued until he came for-
ward again and sanir a sonc that
was even more nenol vn t in tliin
be-il'i'1 first, and the la'rge audience
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roared ils approval of the stunt
Another stunt which brought
nut the approval of the audience
was that of the buck and wing
dancing. There were four entries
in this difficult feat John Mc
Ianiel, A. J. flrindle. E. II. Rhodes
and T. I Samons. The work of
these artists was a hard matter
to determine when the task of
making a decision as to which
John McDaniel was very sen
sitive to the music of the violins
during Hie entire program, and
cnn-i'"'11 no 'ame on for the clog bis
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. linn in. in i-i riiii i'ini ami
in perfect, time. Many in the
Hence would have voted John
the first place in Ibis stunt.
The committee, composed of
Mr. Forgrave, Pror. Heck and Hill
Cook, all experienced orchestra
men and capable of giving a clear
.judgment, on the quality of (he
performance, w'cre out deliberat
ing upon their decision for some
tune, and brought in Hie report
In the first class, best fiddler,
Mr. Halfour, firs), prize of $5; E.
F. Rodgers, second prize of .;:; E.
R Rhodes, third prize of $2;
Frank Kaubel, fourth prize of $1.
Hest wing and buck dancer, A. J.
Orindle, $1. Best song and violin
acompanymenl, divided between
"Old Hickory" and Mr. Helfour,
1. Best performance "Arkansas
Traveler," W. O. Utile, $1. Hest,
trick fiddling. Hen C. Hyde, .$1.
Homliesl artist present, "Old
Hickory," $1. Best duet, Heinrich
son and Hyde, $f. Handsomest,
fiddler, E. R Rhodes, $1. Oldest
fiddler, Frank Kaubel, 73 years,
SI. Youngest fiddler, E. R
The Red Men are receiving Hie
congratulations of everyone today
on the success of the event, and
the excellent manner in which the
-real crowd was handled. Many
wire agreeably surprised at the
:,o minus crowd which turned out
to hear and see the tiddlers. The
ul most good order prevailed
Artec he contest the audience
was invited In attend the ball at
r.oafes' hall, where the music was
said to be even betler than that
tendered in I he opera house, and
was furnished by Ihe prize-winners
in the contest.
A splendid lime was had at Ihe
dance, large numbers going from
the theater, although Ihe contest
lasted until quite late.
The event was one of the
pleasanlest which has transpired
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in mis my in is season, and it is
Men will in Ihe
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success in every
The Parmele was crowded lo
its utmost capacity
"Old Hickory" was there in all
his glory, and captured several
There is already talk of having
another a year hence. Well, why
The Red Men never do anything
by halves, as was fully demon,
slrated on this occasion.
Pacific Junction was well rep
resented and there were souu
good fiddlers among them.
Several of (he contestants wen
called to the "telephone" several
times during the performance.
John Nenietz made a splendi
stage manager and seemed to un
derstaud the business perfectly.
Jack McDaniel never had a bet
ter lime in his life and he wasn
slow in letting the audienc
Main street was beautifully il
iiimmaicii for Hie occasion.
thanks lo the Nebraska Eiuhling
There were represent ativ
, from nearly every section of Cn
county in attendance, and all went
As a buck and wing dancer Mr.
irindle of Tabor, Iowa, "look the
cake," with Jack McDaniel a very
It would have looked better if
one of our bands had led the pro
cession to the opera house. Hul
why this was overlooked we know
There was but one left-banded
tiddler in the bunch, and that was
J. C. Smith of Platlsnioutli. lie
could handle the bow pretty well,
"Old Hickory" Henrichsen got
the prize as the homeliest fiddler,
and still we don't believe he ought
lo have it, as there was one or two
there who could double discount
It was very forlunate that the
contest was removed from Coales'
hall to the Parmele, or one-half
of those present could not have
The Parmele has not, had such
a crowd as was there last night in
many days. The house was simply
full to overflowing, and everybody
seemed lo enjoy the event to the
Mills county, Iowa, was well
presented, and among the num
' was E. R Rhodes of Glen-
wood, who took the prizes for be
ing the handsomest and youngest
This contest will prove unite
an advertisement for Plaltsmouth.
There were a few people here who
never were in the city before, and
number who have not been here
ir several years.
Ira Rakes was here in all bis
glory, but he returned to Ne
braska Eity, probably, with the
alisfaclion of knowing that he
wasn't the only master of the
iolin in the bunch.
Every contestant relumed to
ehir home feeling that it was
good (o be here whether they re
ceived a prize or not. Thev were
unanimous in expressing them
selves as lo having a general good
I'ncle Frank Kauble was the
oldest one on the program, and
even in his declininer vears he
handled a bow remarkably well.
He lias seen the day when he
didn't have to take a back seat for
There could have been much
more enthusiasm bad the band
come out. upon the streets and en
livened Ihe occasion with some
choice music. This was certain
ly an oversight on Ihe pari of
It was pretty hard for the com
mittee to decide on who should
have tirst prize. Hut we guess it
went lo the proper one, William
Helfour of Oloe county. He will
have cause to remember his first
visit to Piatt sinoulli, after living
within a distance of twenty miles
for forty-three vears.
1 ENJOYABLE EVENT AT
THE J. M. ROBERTS HOI
Given by the Members of the
Presbyterian Sunday School
From Saturday's Daily.
The hospitable home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Roberts was the scene
of a most, enjoyable kensinglon
yesterday afternoon. This was
given by the members of Ihe Sun
day school class of the Presby
terian church, of which Mrs. Rob
erts is Ihe teacher.
For a time everybody very
pleasantly spent the hurrying
minutes in plving Ihe busy needle,
social conversation and the like.
The girls which compose this
class, very ably assisted by their
teacher, had arranged a short
musical program for the enter
tainment of their guesls; so dur
ing the afternoon hours fancy
work was laid aside and everybody
listened lo (he pleasing program
of music, both vocal and instru
melnal, and readings. Misses
filadys Slejnhaucr, Emma Cum
mins and Mr. Waldemar Soen
nichsen all contributed very
pretly piano selections, which
were all well executed and thor
oughly enjoyed by the guests.
Miss (iladys Marshall sang a
beautiful vocal solo in a very
charming manner, and Miss An
derson favored the company with
a number of readings, which were
also likewise very much ap
preciated. This little program
greatly assisted in making the
afternoon's entertainment a most
splendid one. Delicious cboco
lale and cake were served by Ihe
members of the class, which ma
terially aided in the social good
The day being a most beautiful
and ideal one, many of Ihe friends
ami parents of lh girls of (his
class were present. It had been
previously announced in the
church calendar that this ken-
sington would be given for the
purpose of raising funds willi
which to purchase linen for Hie
communion table of the church,
the linen which they have now
having been in use for the past
forty years, and that a silver
offering would be taken. Upon the
counting of the collection, which
was taken up during the latter
part of the afternoon, it was
found that they had realized the
neal sum of $7.00, which was a
source of delight to their teacher
and to the girls.
The entire little entertainment
was such a one as the girls might
well be proud of and which helped
a whole lot toward the cherished
obj el for which it was given.
MINSTRELS THE NEXT SHOW
The Greatest "Nigger Show" That
Ever Come Down the Pike to
Be In Plattsmouth.
Appearance is everything! You
cannot help but be impressed with
the appearance of Richards &
Pringle's Minstrels when they
visit our city.
No old hand-me-down, faded,
worn-out, warddrobe, no sloppy,
slip-shod parade. Instead you
will see Ihe best-dressed minstrel
parade you have ever seen on your
streets. Uniforms of the coslilest
material, built by the best tailors
in the land. And the deportment
of these talented colored boys is
always a subject of comment in
every city I hey visit; and that in
cludes all the principal ones from
Maine to California.
The performance given by Ibis
company, unlike many given by
their white competitors, is strictly
clean and rellned. Not a sug
gestive word, song, joke or action
finds a place in their program.
This motto of cleanliness is
doubtless the keynote of their
success, for they are packing Hie
theaters throughout the country.
There will be a big free street
parade at noon, headed by the
best minstrel band in America,
rand a concert in front of the
theater at 7:30 o'clock in the
Make a nole of the dale, at the
Parmele Ihealer on Saturday
night, May 0.
Notice of Application for Liquor
Notice is hereby given lo all
persons interested and lo the
public, that Ihe undersigned, (ins
F. Mobr, has tiled bis pel it ion and
application with the village clerk
of Ihe village of Avoca, County of
(.ass, and Slate of Nebraska, as
required by law, signed by Ihe re
quired number of resident free
holders of the said village, setting
forth that Ihe applicant is a man
of respectable character and
standing and a resident of Ihe
Stale of Nebraska, and praying
that a license may be issued to
the said (ius F. Mobr for Ihe sale
of mall, spirituous and vinous
liquors lor the municipal year
ending May 2, 1912, at bis place
of business, situated on the west
two thirds of lot live (! , in
block thirteen (13), in said vil
lage of Avoca, Nebraska.
fins F. Mohr, Applicant.
April 13, 1911.
Nol ice is hereby given that Wil
liam F. Oelschlager lias filed his
petition as required by Ihe slatute
of Hie stale of Nebraska, with Ihe
Village Clerk of Eagle, Nebraska,
requesting a license to sell mall,
sipriluous and vinous liquors for
the municipal year, in the build
ing situated on lots five (!) anil
six ((')), block nineteen (19), in
Ihe Village of Eagle, Cass Cotinly,
William F. Oelschlager.
First publication April Until, 1911.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Baldwin of
Weeping Water were Plattsmouth
visitors this morning, and regis
tered at the Riley
(liven by the
Saturday, April 29th
Music by the M. W. A.
Don't miss the Thunder and
There is a case reported in the
dispatches where liaz granted
some very valuable concessions lo
an American upon condition that
he uphold and defend Ihe govern
ment when attacked. If he failed
to report for duly in Ihe case of
insurrection the concessions were
lo be void and Diaz has ordered
the gentleman to report at the
City of Mexico for duly.
That is a policy so sensible
that there should be a demand for
ils universal adopt ion. Morgan
and the oilier Americans who
have concessions in Mexico
should be ordered to report in
that, country for duly, each given
a knapsack and gun and lold lo
go out and defend his property.
There is no justice in demanding
that the young men of Ihe United
Stales who have not a cent In
vested in mines, railroads, or
rubber plantations, should be
sent to Mexico to preserve and
make prolilable Ihe investments
at Wall street syndicates have
made, or lo preserve for them Ihe
privilege to exploit the peons Dial
have been granted by Diaz to en
rich them and himself.
An order like that issued by
both gov 'eminent s would soon
slop Hie demand for "interven
tion." There would be no de
mand for war if the millionaires
had lo light their own Hal ( Irs. A
call for recruits asking: I linn to
coytiht Hirt knirhr & . nere tne longer ne
will want to, and the better he will like our "value
New tans, grays and blues at prices that mean
real economy for the wearer.
Tte Home of Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothes
Manhattan Shirts Stetson Hats
The season is near when
you will want a nice Sun
Honnet. We have soine
tbinj special in this line.
Tbey have a patent process
stiffening which you can
not pet in other makes.
You will not be satisfied
with the ordinary make if
you see ours.
defend their own proprely would
not secure a corporal's guard
among all the thousands of them.
There has been a great change,
in public opinion since the days
when imperialism and "world
power" cries excited the peopb).
The general opinion now is if Ihe
millionaires want expansion and
the chance lo exploit oilier coun
tries, they must do I heir own
fighting. The people will neither
furnish the soldiers nor pay Hie
bills, and as long as the people
hold those views there will not be
much danger of war. If the
world wails until the millionaires
enlist, there will never be a war
at all. World-Herald.
Councilman .lobn llolstrom and
wife ami Mr. (ius Johnson and
wife look advantage of the holi
day at the shops and visited
friends in Ihe metropolis for the
R. E. Foster came up from
Union on the morning passenger
over Ihe Missouri Pacific, this
morning and Mr. and Mrs. Foster
were passengers over the Hur
lington al 8:15 for Omaha.
nut ;;it n mirr. '
Nollcp In licrtMiv kivimi Unit VMwr.
ltynott & Ce. linvo llleil tlii'lr itUtliu
us iiMtiiri'il ly Hi Ktutult'H of the Ktato
of Ni'liiiiHkn, Willi llio city I'li'ik of tint
City of I'liitlmnciutli, NoliriiHka, rMiint
Iiik a piMiiilt In Kt'H limit. n. Illinium
ami vlmiiiH 1 1 1 1 ii in fur iihmIIchI, mid
cliiiiili'iil mill chi'Milcnl iMitpcim's for tlit
riimhiK munirlpiil year In t ho IhiIIiIImk
n 1 1 tin I il on (lie went half (wVj) of lot
twrlve (12), In lilmk twiMilv-olxlit
:), iii thu city or riiittNiiiniitii,-
ing good" de
on thekindof clothes
We are "making
good" with the men
of this community
because we are giv
ing them the very
that can be 1 ought,
and we are offering
it to them at prices
lower than other
people; and guaran
teeing everything we
The manor young
man who trades at
this store the year
thru will save money
doing so, and the
longer he trades
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