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PLATTSMOUTI1, NEBRASKA, TllUIiSl) VY JULY 0, 1911
PLAnSTH EHTERTAIHS USE
CHID 1 II GLORIOUS FOURTH
Notwithstanding the Extreme Hot Weather the People Seemed to
Enjoy the Occasion-The Oration of "Boss" Nttes of
Missouri Highly Appreciated.
From Wednesday's Daily.
; Despite the tropical, torrid
atmosphere there was a large
crowd in the'city yesterday to en
joy the old-fashioned celebration
put on by the Red Men. The pro
gram printed in the Journal was
carried out in its entirety. The
regimental band from Fort Crook
arrived at the M. P. station at
10:07, on schedule time. The
orator of the day, Hon.Boss Miles
f nnrknnrf. Misosuri. arrived
Monday night, and the proces
sion was marshaled on the time
advertised and started from the
Red Men's hall, headed by the
marshal of the day, J. C. York,
mounted on a nice bay charger.
Owing to the intense heat the plan
of holding the exercises of the
forenoon from the court house
grounds wa9 abandoned and the
place was changed to Garfield
park, a spot as comfortable as
could be found anywhere.
The band led the way to the
park and played a few selections
while the audience assembled.
There was a fair-sized audience
out to hear the music, Declaration
of Independence and the oration
of Mr. Miles. Judge Becson was
invited to preside, which he did
with the ease and grace of an "old
hand at the business." After
music by the regimental band, the
Declaration of Independence was
read by J. E. Douglass, and the
document evoked applause.
The orator of the day was then
introduced by Judge Beeson and
So hard hit was the people with
the fad idea in his state, though
he did not think Nebraskans were
so foolish, that a person who had
not been operated on for ap
pendicitis could not move in good
society. Mr. Miles' remarks wero
punctuated with applause, and
he closed his address by urging
good citizenship and a more care
ful descernmrnt of the kind of
men placed in ofllce. That al
though the United States was ihe
F Inot nnlwin nn Ihfi face, of tllC
earth, the people ought not to
forget that the land was made
great by the men who had come
from the meaner walks of life,
and such men had made them
selves great by a close study of
the political economy of the
Country, and had lost sight of the
sordid interests of self, and had
.been willing to dare for the
benefit of the whole people.
At the close of Mr. Miles ad-
'.dress the band played "Columbia,"
and the band and choir joined in
."America." Many of the audience
came , to the platform and con
trrnfnlaled the sneaker on his
The afternoon program was in
the. hands of Emit Walters and
Councilman Oravett and was
given as advertised, with the ex
ception of the fat man's race,
which, owing to the extreme heat,
it was decided to postpone until
next year. The prizes offered by
the committee were awarded as
follows: Best make-up in parade,
are not so good.
Many store were beautifully
decorated for the occasion, and
deserve considerable praise for
the interest taken in remembering
the great natal day.
The Red Men were unable to
raise the necessary funds to put
on such a parade as they would
have wished. The management
done the very best they could un
der the circuumstances.
The Commercial club wants it
distinctly understood that it had
nothing whatever to do with the
celebration. What credit there is
due is due solely to the committee
appointed by the Red Men.
The celebration as a whole may
not have given the satisfaction
that the ones a year and two year9
ago did, yet we believe the com-
mitteo done the best they could
under nil the circumstances.
DEATH OF JAMES
RILEY FROM OVERHEAT
delivered an eloquent address, Henry Lahoda, first; Bob Brissey,
without notes or manuscript. Mr.
Miles has an easy stage presence
and a stentorian voice, easily
heard in all parts of the park, his Miss L. Warn pier,
articulation is clear and enuncia- . Land, second, ami
second, and Ed Kruger, jr., third;
fastest bicycle dash, II. Petty,
first; Otto Ofe, second; girls' race,
tion precise, and never at any third. The wrestling maicn was
time was the orator at a loss what .taken to the Parmele theater on
lo say. He spoke without his ( account of te heat, and the prize
nt nnit nrefaced his remarks by1 was given to Cass county's cham-
finvinir that under the present pion, Lee Fickler, who threw the
condition of the temperature he David City athlete two times out
did not think anyone could be so of three. The match was rctcrecd
cruel as to criticise him for com- by Frank Doty of Weeping water
ing before his audience without
Mr. Miles said, in substance,
that the Fourth of July does not
mean as much to the men of to
day as it did fifty years ago, or as
much as it did thirty or twenty
years ago. The children nowdays
do not regard it as the children
did when the speaker was a boy.
Mr. Miles said he was not always
a Missourian, but was born in far
niT Tennessee: that when the
The fireworks and ball occurred
as staled on the program. The
fireworks consisted of rockets and
sparklers and were sent up from
the foot of Main, and Agent Wil
liam Clement felt a burden of re
lief when the Jast rocket left Ihe
earth, as everything was dry as
Plattsmouth fared exceedingly
well, as fewer casualilies occur
red yesterday than at any pre
vious celebration. Other cities
THE AMERICAN FARMER BOY
OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Contrast of the Present and
Thirty Years In the
The first fortnight of July wa9
once a period dreaded by the
American small boy. To be sure,
it was relieved by the turbulent
and explosive Joys of July 4th
But every other day, and often in
the consecrated hours . of the
patriotic holiday, there wa9 the
hay to pitch and rake. By one
of the mvstic dispensations of
Provilence the small boy was put
to work at the most severe tasks
While the older men were down
on the barn floor, cooled by fresh
breezes from the wide doors, the
youngster was relegated to an in
ferno on the upper haymows,
where he must stow hay under
the caves. With the air stuffed
with hot dust from innumerable
grass pollen, with no breath from
out doors in that stifling furnace,
with athletic men below gaining a
certain satisfaction from covering
him out of sight in forkfuls of
hay, his condition was indeed de
But slill there were alleviations
The can of iced water sweetened
with New Orleans molasses, and
stirred to vivid taste by ginger.
was as nectar lo the goods after
that torrid experience. Today
the, youth is apt to sit in the ham
mock while farm hands perform
these tasks, lightened by modern
machinery. But a certain stern
fiber of dauntless resolution that
crept into his father's soul from
these experiences, may be missing
in the son.
James Riley Died at Home
His Mother In the South
Part of the City.
from Thursday's ially.
James Riley, a single man about
i($ years of age, residing with his
mother in the south part of the
city, died of overheat at his home
last evening. Mr. Riley had been
011 the street both morning and
afternoon and although not being
n good health for some time, did
not complain particularly until
short time before his death.
He had been employed for some
ears in the boiler house, and un
til Decoration day of this year he
had comparatively good health,
About May 30 he had an attack of
rheumatism, which troubled one
of his hands and which disabled
him from performing his usual
work, and he had been under the
care of the physician.
Mr. Riley had been almost daily
on the street for the past month.
He leaves surviving his mother,
two sisters and three brothers,
his sisters being Mrs. William
Shea and Mrs. R. Sawyer, and his
brothers are John and Hugh of
this city and Ed of South Omaha.
The deceased was born in Ireland
and came to America and to
Plattsmouth about twenty-five
years ago. The funeral win oc
cur tomorrow at 10 o clock from
St. John's Catholic churuch.
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speaker was a bov the Fourth or suuiicn-u in.m mam-u hum.
July was regarded as Ihe greatest "reworks, but caution and good
iin i.i.fWi.0.1 In loriune savco 1 lie disastrous re-
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day in the year.
the Declaration of Independence
11 1. (I elnted I tint, he mitrlit go back
to a time when governments ex- Few Firecrackers
tended onlv as far as the family Ain't you glad it's over?
mppIp nmt the sentiment, of in- Many strangers were in the
dependence was in evidence. The city.
speaker said that he could dwell
for some time on governments
prior to the formation of our own,
but that the principles of in
dependence was implanted in the
human mind away back in the
dawn of civilization, but 1 hat he
would not lake the time to develop
Mr. Miles then spoke of the im
portance of Ihe, slop taken by our
revolutionary fathers, and staled
that they only performed their
duty as it was presented to them
in declaring our country inde
pendence of (ilreat Britain. The
speaker then said that the people
of today, the citizens of America
now had greater questions to face
and sterner duties to perform if
Ihey would preserve Ihe liberties
handed down to us by our fathers,
than had Ihey in severing rela
tions with the mother country. He
deplored the grip of corporate
wealth, and staled that unless the
voters of this country looked well
to the kind of men who were
placed in charge of governmental
affairs the liberties of the people
would never remain, lie deplored
.the tendency of the people In fol
low fads, and especially crilieized
be automobile craze, which, he
said, was a menace to the country.
The Fort Crook band made ex
It was a hot rourlh in more
ways than one.
The people who heard "Boss
Miles' oration say it was a dandy
Many farmers remained at
home and worked all day. Sensi
ble. The lemonade and ice cream
vendors done a land-office busi
ness and are all happy.
Not an accident, although the
cannon cracker and toy pistol
were greatly in evidence.
The rest rooms were pretty well
occupied during the day and
there was plenty of ice water
right at hand.
The merry-go-round capsized
the young people ami children,
and ran steadily from early morn
till late at night.
The confetla fiend got in his
work all right, ami Ihe streets
were made unnecessarily dirty
the next morning.
Not a disturbance occurred lo
mar Ihe day. Not many towns
can say as much with as large a
crowd a was in Plaltsmoiith.
Another Fourth has passed
without any serious results from
Ihe use of explosives in Platts
mouth. Reports from other towns
Picnic In Garfield Park.
From Wednesday's Pally.
A jolly parly of young ladies
picnicked in Oarficld park last
evening and enjoyed a ft o'clock
spread beneath the shade of the
spreading oaks on the cool green
grass. Below on the Main slrei
t he rat lie and bang of an old
fashioned Fourth of July celcbra
tion and the strains of patriotic
music from the instruments
the regimental band stole through
the trees to charm while the
happy parly ale tried chicken am
sandwiches and pickles and re
galed themselves with ices. Those
present were: Misses Carrie
Orccnwald, Minnie Heinrich, Nel
lie and Jessie Moore, Bernice
Newell, Clara Wolfarth, Esther
Larson and Bess Edwards.
When one reads in the met
ropolilan papers of this morning
of the many disasters that occur
red on the Fourth from the effects
of using fireworks, we should feel
very thankful that nothing of the
kind occurred in this city. There
has not been a Fourth of July
celebration in Plattsmouth dur
ing our sojourn here when there
was more firecrackers and other
large explosives used, and we
should feel very lucky that
everything passed otT without any
suuch serious results.
MAN KILLED AT PACIFIC
JUNCTION LAST NIOHT
Stepped From Train and Attempt
ed to Board It Again While
From Wednesday's Dally.
Last night at Pacific Junction
a distressing accident occurred
when No. li reached that village.
A man named Smith, going from
Sioux City to Imogene, Iowa, who
was boarding the train, missed
his footing, falling with his neck
across the rail and was decapitat
ed. The man was probably In
toxicated, and had left the coach
and was attempting to board the
train again when the accident oc
curred. Comparatively nothing
could bo learned relative to him
beyond what is given above.
Will Close for Two Weeks.
From Wednesday' Pally.
Manager SchlaeB makes the an
nounecment that he will close lb
Majestic for two or three weeks
on account of the extreme heat,
and the posibility that it may con
tinue during this time. Mr.
Schlaes desires to extend his most
sincere thanks to a generous pub
i for their very liberal patron-
Age, and assure the patrons that
on cessation of the hot season he
will re-open the popular amuse
ment house with plenty of new
attract ions and will be ready to
again give them Ihe very best that
can be had. All the play-houses
in Ihe country are closing on ac
count of the extreme hot weather.
GRAND DAUGHTER OF JUDGE
ARCHER PASSES AWAY
Yesterday a Record-Breaker.
From Wednesday's Pally.
Yeslerday was a record-breaker
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so far as neai is concerned 101
this unusually warm summer. The
mercury hovered around 110 dur
ing most of the, afternoon. Mr.
Arthur Troop worked in his hay
field until noon, when he took his
thermometer from the shade into
the sun, when it registered 132
degrees. At Judge Archer's resi
dence the record was 111 at 3
o'clock. In Bert McElwain's
store at about the same time Ihe
mercury registered 108 Mr.
Henry Eikenbary, residing near
the city, said it had never been so
warm at his home as it was yes
terdav. when the thermometer
went to 103.
A Sufferer of Many Weeks of
That Dread Disease,
From Monday's Pally.
Mrs. Grace Latterly, grand
daughter of Judge M, Archer, who
has been a sufferer lor -some
weeks from consumption, died
yesterday morning. Mrs. Lafi'erty
was Ihe wife of Edward LalTerty,
1 Union Pacific conductor, and
lad made her residence in Omaha
since their marriage.
Two children were born lo Mr
and Mrs. LalTerty, both of whom
had preceded their mother lo the
unknown world. The deceased
was in her 27lh year and was Ihe
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Brown of Omaha, who
survive her. She also leaves be
sides her parents and hiisbnm
one hroitier and one sisier to
mourn her loss. The funeral will
occur at 10 o'clock Wednesday
morning from Rev. Savidge's
church, and interment will In
made in Forest Lawn cemetery.
Has Blood Poison.
John Bauer, sr.! is suffering
from blood poison, resulting from
a nail scratch on his right hand
about one week ago. At first Mr.
Bauer thought nothing of the
scratch and bathed it with turpen
tine and supposed it was doing
well, but, last Saturday it began
to swell and Sunday pained him
somewhat, the pain shooting
along his nrm to his elbow.
Monday he went to the doctor,
who dressed Ihe injured hand ami
advised Mr. Bauer lo place his
arm in a sling, which he hated to
do, hut finally consented to.
Since beimr dressed by Ihe physi
cian the hand has seemed some
LAWS THAT GO INTO
EFFECT JULY 7. 1311
It Will Be Well to Watch the New
Laws That Qo Into Effect
Some of the new laws that go
into ctTerl this month are the fol
An amendment to the inherit
ance tax law, lengthening from
six months to one year after the
death of the property owner the
time during which such (axes may
be paid without interest being as
sessed. An act giving the holder of any
mortgage, the cancellation of
which has stood unchallenged for
ten years, one year in which to
bring action to set aside such
cancellation. If action is not be
gun wilhin I hat time, it shall be
A law providing that assign
ments of mortgages made prior lo
1000, which are defective becnuso
of the failure of assignor to
properly acknoweldge the same,
are declared to be legal.
An amendment to existing
statutes to permit accident in
surance companies to issue health
I'he Ollis stockyards bill, pro
viding that the stockyards shall
be designated to be common car-
iers and placed under the con
trol of the railway commission.
rom 0 a. m. to ft p. in. slock is to
he unloaded wilhin two hours af
ter being received from the rail
roads. For each half hour over
time the owner shall be privileged
to collect a penally of $T.
An act defining co-operativo
corporations and authorizing
their incorpora! ion.
A law providing that foreign
corporations may secure and dis
pose of mortgages, securities and
liens on property in Nebraska.
- A Ktalule providing Ihnt wilhin
four months all telephone com
panies must provide at, each sta
tion a sound-proof booth for
long-distance conversations, and
fixing a penally for Hie divulgence
of any message by an employe.
An act prohibiting gift enter
prises, including trading stamps,
rallies, or premium contests.
A law prohibiting bucket-shops
from doing business in the slate.
Seventy Years Old Sunday.
Our old friend and fellow
citizen, F. R. Outhmann, celebrat
ed his 70th anniversary on Sun
day, July 2. Mr. Outhmann has
been a resident of Plattsmouth
for many years and has been very
prominent in business circles un
til wilhin the past two years
when he retired to enjoy the bal
ance of his days on this mundane
sphere in easo and comfort. His
son, H. II. Outhmann and wife,
were here lo assist in celebrating
the event. Henry is cashier of the
Bank of Murdock. The Journal
hopes Mr, Outhmann may live to
enjoy many more birthdays.
Receives Valuable Present.
From Monday's Pally.
Wesley Bookmeyer yesterday
received a young gray wolf, which
was captured by Oeorge Kohnke,
his brother-in-law, in the moun
tains. The little animal is very
tame, allowing one to pet him by
palling his head, and it has been
taught to shake hands and other
tricks. Wesley had the lillle pel,
at his confectionary store yester
day, and il promises lo be quite
an advertising feature for his
Has Arm Scalded.
James Janda, the delivery boy
for Lorenz Brothers' meat market
had the misfortune Monday even
ing lo fall in such a manner as lo
throw his arm into a tub of hot
water, and badly scalded it. He
was passing through the back
room carrying 11 load in front of
him, when ho stumbled over a
large piece of ice and fell toward
the keltle containing Ihe hid.
water. The water was not at the
boiling temperature, or the young
man's arm would have been much
more severely injured. He went
to a physician's office and had his
arm dressed and is gelling along
very well and was able lo resume
his duties today.
Mr. and Mrs. (iuy McMaken are
rejoicing over Hie arrival of a
ten-pound baby pirl at their home
are doing fine
A Pleasant Visit.
The Journal acknowledges a
very brief but pleasant call from
"Bosh" Miles of Rockport, Mis
souri, who was here lo deliver
the oration on the Fourth. Mr.
Miles is a gentleman after our
own heart, and wo feel grateful
for his visit. He is a dyed-in-the-wool
democrat and a Missourian
of Ihe first water. He is one of
the leading attorneys of north
west Missouri and his oration was
one of the finest, ever delivered in
Plattsmouth on an occasion of
this kind and was highly com
plimented by all present.
Funeral of Amos Black.
From Wednesday's Pally.
The funeral service of Amos
Black occurred from the M. E.
church Monday morning, and was
attended by a large number of
friends and relatives of Ihe be
reaved family. The funeral sM'v
ice was conducted by Rev. Austin,
pastor of the Melhodist. church,
who spoke words of sympathy and
comfort to the sorrowing friends.
Interment, was made at Oak Hill
cemetery. The pall-bearers were:
William (irebe, Harry Messer
sniilh, Clyde Jones, Oeorge Oobcl
man, Mr. Finder and Mr. Rice.
Meets With Acldent.
From Wednesday's Pally.
Mrs. Bennett Chriswisser had
Ihe misfortune yesterday after
noon lo have a fall at her home
ami sustained a fractured wrist.
The lady was passing from th i
kitchen lo the rear of the honsi
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object and fell on Ihe brick walk
with much force, sustaining Iho
injury above referred to. A physi
cian was summoned and the
fracture reduced. Mrs. Chris
wisser at last accounts was rest
ing as well as could be expected.
Charles Reihart of Louisville
and William Krecklow, the village
blacksmith, came down on No. I
Mother anil chili) j yesterday morning and celebrated
and Ouy wears a with their Plattsmouth friends,
smile thai won't come off.
1 who are numerous.
Filed for Sheriff.
From Monday's Pally.
D. O. Uboilen of Murray, while
in Hie city today, filed for the
nominal ion of sheriff on Ihe
democratic ticket. This is the
first, candidate filed for sheriff.
There has been no filings made
for any other olllce except county
commissioner, and tho time is
very short for this privilege.
Judge Root In Town.
From Wednesday's Pally.
Supreme Court Judge Jesse L.
Root came down from Lincoln
Monday evening to spend the
Fourth at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Wise, and to greet his form
er neighbors and friends, of whom
Ihey are legion. In his rounds
over town he gave the Journal n
pleasant call and said he desired
to keep posted on events that
transpire in the old home, and of
course had lo have tho Journal.
Judge Root is surely making good
in his present, position.
Another New Thresher.
Philip Tritsch unloaded a new
threshing oulllt, at the Burling
ton station Saturday and took tin
same lo his home. Mr. Tritsch is
one of the progressive fanners in
his vicinity and is making
preparation to save his wheal
crop, as well as Ihoso of his
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