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PLATTSMOUTN, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1912.
III. LEW WALLACE (HE PAYS
NIFIGENT TRIBUTE I0 OLD VETERAHS
Very Appropriate Services Held at the Presbyterian Church Pre
vious to the Decorating of the Soldier's Graves, Which Latter
Services Were Conducted by Little Girls.
From Friday'! Dally.
The morning was fair and
pleasant yesterday and the line of
march for the Decoration day
service was formed near the 0. A.
R. hall, as announced in the Jour
nal. The W. II. C, the fl. A. R.
and the city ollicials all participat
ed in the procession to the church,
where the service was commenced
at 9:15. On the platform was the
commander of McGonihie post,
Edwin Bales; President of the W.
R. C. Mrs. Cowlos, Superintendent
N. C. Abbott, Mayor J. P. Saltier,
'Rev. I,. V. (iade, orator of the
day; Mrs. George Dodge and Rev.'
A. L. Zink. Superintendent Ab
The service was opened by a
prayer by Rev. Zink. The Cilee
club, with Miss Verna Cole at the
organ, sang "The Call to Arms."
Mrs. George Dodge then read Lin
coln's address at the dedication of
the battlefield of Gettysburg as a
national cemetery. After the read
ing the Glee club sang a medley
in which many of the war-time
airs were blended. The old songs
seemed to stir memories of the
dark days of the rebellion, and
many eyes were moist with the
tears which recollection caused to
spring unbidden to the eyes. Mr.
Abbott (hen announced (he speak
er, and Rev. Clade began his ad
dress, preceding his discourse
with a few preliminary remarks in
which he expressed his apprecia
tion of the honor the post had
conferred upon him by inviting
him to address (hem, and spoke in
part as follows:
I am glad to speak to you old
soldiers of the rebellion in com
memoration of our soldier dead
of the patriot i sm of those who fell
in battle by your side. This is a
time for sentiment, a lime for
flowers, a time for tears. It is
because of you men and your
comrades dead that our Union
stands one and undivided. Had
it not been for the heroism of jou
men Ne Plus Ultra would have
been inscribed on our country's
. While out in our city's ceme
tery yesterday I saw an old monu
ment, and by careful scrutiny I
read (he words, "gone home," but
time had well night worn (hem
away. The greatest monument
that this nation has erected in
honor of the brave men of (he
'60s is more lasting than the en
during marble. It is a monument
of memory and memory never
I have an optimist ic view of this
republic. I do not believe with
some that (he seeming spirit of
unrest is pushing us toward the
verge of ruin. I do not believe
with those who are wont to say
that this republic is fast running
its course. It is yet in its infancy,
and its greater and grander day is
yet to come. And as the men of
the 'OO's went forward with the
blood of the revolutionary fathers
coursing through (heir veins, so
should a foe arise within or with
out threatening the vitals of (his
Union, the men of this day with
the blood of the fathers of (he
civil war coursing through their
veins, would go forward to give
their life's blood to wash every
stain from the stars and stripe of
I cannot pass on this morning
without speaking of him who was
as tender as a little child, and yet
as immovable as the eternal rock
who carried the. welfare of this
republic on his great heart the
immortal Abraham Lincoln. When
(he nation was in the throes of a
great civil war; when the struggle
was (o decide as the great chief
tain himself said, whether a na
tion dedicated to liberty could live,
Abraham Lincoln was the man
who was equal to the (ask. He
was the guiding and controlling
star in our national life. And if
you ask whence was his training
and who had laid the principles of
righteousness in his life which
were to withstand in the hours of
Disasters filled the land with
horror. Armies moved according
to his orders. Loud were the
clamors against him, hut out of
the darkness and chaos and con
fusion of public sentiment there
shone the light of victory; and in
the midst of tempestuous fury,
from the weariness of public trials
and personal threats, we hear the
tired president, the friend of (he
lowly, I he. leader of (he great, the
lover of the nation; supreimis
maximus the greatest American
"he who spoke rebellion down
and liberty to the stars" we hear
him declare, "All that I am or may
be I owe. to my sainted mother."
He believed in freedom and (he
equality of man at a lime when
American ideals seemed to be fad
ing away, "and when the time
came," said one, "that the world
wanted a great man, a new trail
led them out through (he woods,
up the hill to the log cabin, and
the world walked up and rapped
on the door Abraham Lincoln, so
big, so high, so tall, was at home."
I want you old soldiers to know
that you are not going to be for
gotten. Your sacrifices are going
to be remembered. Rest assured
(hat your deeds of heroism will be
recited by preacher, and poet, and
orator, until time shall be no
more. And each recurring spring
time, when the birds sing and the
(lowers bloom, the children of (his
generation, and of generations yet
unborn with affectionate hands,
will gather earth's sweetest and
fairest flowers, and twine them
into wreaths of love and garlands
of beauty in memory of the brave
men w ho faced I he frowning bat
Now let them sleep, our fallen
heroes, both of the blue and the
gray sectionalism and strife all
gone, and the nation's discord
silenced into peace. Let the sum
mer dowers', with waving branch
and golden blossoms and crimson
hues, crown their last resting
place in our cemeteries, in wood
ed glens, by mountain river,
stream and sea. There let them
rest beneath the sod the blue and
the gray, until God shall call them
from their long sleep.
At the close of Rev. (lade's ora
tion (he Glee club sang "Tenting
Tonight on the Old Camp
Ground," and Rev. W. L. Austin
pronounced the benediction. The
audience was requested to stand
in (heir places while (he (1. A. R.
and W. R. C. and (he cily officials
marched out. Conveyances were
provided for (hem lo (he cemetery.
The procession was again formed
under (he direction of Captain
Morrison, and proceeded to (he
cemetery, where (he W. R. C. held
the service for (he "Unknown
Dead." The service was conducted
by Mrs. Howies, president of the
society, and the beautiful ritual
of the order was used.
The members of Hie W. R. C.
circled about the mound erected
for the ceremony, while inside the
circle were the fifteen little girls,
tin.' committee on decoration. A
larger outer circle was formed by
Hie members of McConiliie post
G. A. R. and (he three circles join
ed in the service. After a prayer
by Rev. A. L. Zink, the committee
on decoration performed their
task of strewing (lowers on the
graves of every soldier buried in
Oak Hill and (he Holy Sepulchee
Since last Decoration day seven
ii"W graves have been dug in the
cemetery and (he roster of (he
soldiers dead increased by that
number. Those added during the
las year were: John Duke, David
llawksworlh, James llickson, 11. C.
MrMaken, A. L. Huzzell. William
Dull and L. W. Lloyd. The list as
furnished (he Journal last year
wos as follows:
Sergeant W. L. Wells, Co. A,
1st Nebraska; Corporal F. W.
Heaumeister, Co. C, 1st Ohio
heavy artillery; Sergeant William
Hayes, Co. A, 1Kb Illinois in
fantry; Sergeant William Irish,
Co. A, 1st Nebraska; J. C. Gin
gery, Co. K, i!lh Iowa; Henry
Cooper, Co. II, 23d Iowa; C. N.
Clutter, Co. M, Ith Iowa; Captain
J. O'Rourke, Co. S, 1st Illinois
light artillery; II. D. Gilmore, Co.
(, 2Sth Wisconsin; C. Guthmann,
Co. H, 30th Missouri; Sergeant
Elias Sage, Co. H, 2d Nebraska;
Guy Livingston, Spanish war;
Colonel R. R. Livingston, Co. A,
1st Nebraska; Captain Edward
Donovan, Co. E, 1st Nebraska;
Corporal G. W. Jones, Co. A, -tilth
Wisconsin; John Hrown, Co. A,
1st Nebraska; H. W. Pierce, Co.
G, 1 31 h Connecticut; A. M. Mar
ten, Co. A, 52(1 Iowa cavalary;
Henry Elster, Co. II, 22lh Mis
houri infantry; Richard Kinna
niiin, Co. A, 1st Nebraska; John
Jennings, 2d Nebraska; Peter
Vallery, Co. K, 1st California; An
drew McMaken, 1st Nebraska;
Sergeant William Slater. 2d Ver
mont; J. R. W ilson, Co. D, 1st Ne
braska; R. S. Carr, Co. G, 17lh
Illinois; Richard Reese, Mexican
war; G. W. Oswart, Co. II, 2d
Pennsylvania; S. R. Parrigan, Co.
E, 12lh Pennsylvania cavalry;
Alexander Clifton, U. S. navy; Al
fred D. Johnson, Co. 11, 2d Ne
braska; Alpa Wright, chaplain,
Twenty-liflh Missouri; J. N.
Hayes, Co. I, 81st Ohio infantry;
Captain G. W. Marshall, Co. H,
2d Nebraska; James Murphy, Co.
I, 2d Iowa cavalry; Charles II.
Wolrolt, Co. A, 1st Nebraska;
John Philby, Co. I, ith Iowa
cavalry; O. A. Archer, Co. II, 2d
Wisconsin cavalry; E. M. Lons
dale, U. S. navy; Joseph Renne,
Co C, (51 h Missouri; James Mar
shall, Co. II, 2d Nebraska;
Charles Robine, Co. A, 1st Ne
braska; P. E. Heaver, Co. II, 2d
Nebraska; William Tucker, Co. A,
1st Nebraska; Sergeant S. M.
Chapman, Co. K, lilh Iowa; Cap
tain E. P. Chapman, Co. E, 1st
California; D. W. McKinnon; Mar
shall McElwain, Co. 11, 2d Ne
braska; J. E. Hrown, Co. D, 3d
Pennsylvania; J. II. Ware, Co. K,
i 71 h Illinois; Hen Laudis, Co, K,
2d California; David Case, Co. G,
31st Illinois; James Hall, service
not given; J. H. Archer, Co. A,
13th Indiana; L. P. W'eidman, Co.
A, 14th Illinois; John II. Thomp
son, Co. I, 17lh Iowa; H. C. Kerr,
Co. E, 051 h Illinois; Fred Levings,
Co. A, 1st Nebraska; John Doli
erty, Co. G, 101 h Illinois; J. I. Cal
houn, Co. II, 7 7 ( h Pennsylvania;
Sergeant J. S. Newland, Co. E,
82d Ohio; J. W. MeCrosky, Co.
H, 5th Iowa; James A. Ramsey,
Co. A, 1st Nebraska; Corporal J.
L. Ellis, Co. 1J. 2d Nebraska; W.
W. Connant, Co. I. 23d Illinois;
Joseph Muck, Co. I, 7th Iowa;
Abner Mason, Co. K, 112th Il
linois; J. C. Hriltian, Co. L, 1st
Ohio light artillery; (i. O. Schit
tler, 123d Pennsylvania; J. O.
Foster, Co. K, 1st Nebraska; II.
W. Sheldon, Gth Wisconsin bat
tery; L. 0. Curliss, Co. K, 20th
Connecticut; L. O. Connor, Mex
ican war; Peter Ilannahan, Co. T,
2d Pennsylvania; Henjamin Hem
pel, Co. A, 1st Nebraska; Thomas
Wales, Co. K, 1st California
cavalry; John Shannon, Penn
sylvania; William Alexander; M.
A. Dickson, 301 h Iowa; II. G.
Spencer, Mexican war; Sergeant
Edwin Davis, Co. K, 3.r)th Iowa;
Sergeant John Robbins, 11th Ohio
light artillery; G. A. McMurphy,
Co. H, New York Rifles; Corporal
Serenlo Dutton, Co. K, 7lh Iowa;
Joseph Flansburg, Co. H, 139th
Illinois; Sergeant W. s. Purdy,
30th West Virginia cavalry;
George Mosler, Spanish war;
Eli Muster, Spanish war; Oscar F.
Mart let t ; W. T. Cole, Co. A, 881 h
Ohio; Cyrus Cowles, Co. C, 15th
New York; Andrew C. Erey, Co. E,
19lh Iowa; S. E. Hall, Co. E, (57lh
Pennsylvania; G. W. Osborn.
In the Tolls Again.
From Friday's Dolly.
Fred Ohm, jr., has violated the
statute to keep, the peace again,
and yesterday at Louisville was
arrested and . taken before the
justice, where he was placed under
a $500 bond, which he could not
furnish. Ohm was convicted of
disturbing the peace and threat
ening his wife, whom he put in
fear by his abusive actions and
language. In default of the bond
the prisoner was brought to
I'latlsinoulh (his morning on No.
by Town Marshal Cam Seybert,
and thrown in the Cass county
Jail,' there to remain until he can
furnish a bond.
GONE TO HER REWARD
Last Sad Rites Over the Remains
of a Most Esteemed Pioneer
From Friday Dally.
It is (he sad duly of the Jour
nal to again chronicle (he death
of a highly esteemed and greatly
respected pioneer woman of this
city in the person of Mrs. Mary
Josephine Donelan Schlater, who
died at the home of her son, ex
County Treasurer Frank E.
Schlater, on North Fifth street,
Wednesday evening, and her fun
ertf occurred this morning at
10:50 from St. John's Catholic
Mary Josephine Donelan was
born September 28, 1831, in
Abington, Wayne county, Indiana,
and was in her 81st year. She was
sick but a short time, having been
in her usual health until about
two weeks ago, when she suffered
from a stroke of paralysis, from
which she only partially rallied,
and has lingered "between life and
death during the time since her
Her girlhood was spent in her
native county in Indiana, where
she was married to Conrad
Schlater July 9, 185G, and together
with her husband came lo Platls
moulh in (he spring of 1850,
where (hey resided for about 11
years. In 1870 the family re
moved to Mr Scblater's farm near
Louisville, where l hey resided for
Iwenly-seven years, and in 1897
relurned lo Platlsmoulh, which
has ever since been her home. Her
husband died March 18, 1910,
since which time Mrs. Schlater
has resided with her son, E. E.
She leaves surviving three chil
dren, Mrs. Joseph Tighe of Have
lock, Mrs. Ed Fitzgerald and
Frank E. Schlater, and numerous
lieuhews and nieces and several
grandchildren. She was a devoted
members of 'St. John's Catholic
church and possessed a noble
Christian character and her
kindly, genial disposition endear
ed her to every one who came
within the circle of her acquaint
ance. She was a loving parent, a
loyal friend and an obliging
neighbor and her sphere of use
fulness in the community in
which she lived was a wide one.
She was one of the noble band of
pioneer women who helped to
make Plaltsmouth and Cass coun
(y what (hey are.
The funeral occurred at 10:30
this morning at St. John's Catholic
church, which was crowded with
sorrowing friends and neighbors.
many of them coming from Louis
ville and other places lo take a
last look at one whom they loved
and esteemed so highly.
The requiem high mass was
celebrated, Father Shine being as
sisted by Father Mradley of Lin
coln and Father Vlcek of Holy
Rosary church, Plaltsmouth.
Father Mradley preached the fun
eral discourse. Interment was
made in (he family lot in Holy
Sepulcher cemetery. The pall
bearers were: James Slander,
Henry Goos, Thomas Walling, Joe
Droege, Columbus C. Neff and
Sarpy County Officials Here.
From Fridays Dally.
Sheriff Grant Chase and County
Commissioner J. G. Pllug of Sarpy
county motored across the bridge
yesterday and paid Plaltsmouth a
visit. Mr. Pdug is a pleasant
gentleman to meet, and he has the
honor of being the first repub
lican county commissioner elect
ed in Sarpy county for thirty-one
years. He stales that the Sarpy
county board will do all that it
can to make a good road to the
Pollock-Duff bridges across the
Plalte river, and that (he half mile
or more of sand between the north
end of Hie bridue and La Plalte
will be mixed with good clay and
a good road made of it, Mr. Pllug
spoke very complimentary of the
road on this side provided by the
Cass county commissioners, stat
ing that il was a tine piece of road,
taking a straight course from the
end of the bridge toward Plalts
mouth. The Journal office carries all
kinds of typewriter supplies.
PARTY TO TOUR GVEfi OMAHA
PUMB CITY ROUT
Committee of Good Road Boosters to Pass Through This City on
Friday, June 7th, Enroute to Kansas City T. H. Pollock of
This City and R. A.' Duft of Nebraska City to Join Party
On Friday, June 7, 1912, a good
roads committee of (he Omaha
Commercial club will start on a
booster campaign for good roads
and will pass through (his city,
reaching Platlsmoulh at 8:30. T.
H. Pollock and R. A. Duff will go
to Omaha the evening before and
join in (he excursion.
S. A. Searle, president of the
Good Roads association, elected
at the Plaltsmouth meeting at the
bridge opening last fall, is boost
ing the automobile I rip to start
next Friday, with all the energy of
which he is capable. He has writ
ten Mr. Pollock that he will be un
able to join the party, very much
to his regret, but, thai his daugh
ter graduates from an eastern
seminary about that lime and In
has promised his wife to lie pres
ent with her oh that, occasion.
There is considerable rivalry
among western (owns at this time
concerning the establishment of
automobile routes over the new
courses, and a little effort put
forth right at this time will be of
a vast amount of benefit in the
Any owner of a car who would
like to join the excursion will be
welcomed and it would please Hie
coinmillee greatly if they could
increase their procession by ten
or a dozen cars from this county.
The object is to mark the course
from Omaha to Kansas Cily; (he
Omaha parly will bring with them
markers and all tho necessary
data, which will be placed in the
hands of (he committee before
leaving Omaha. Following the
schedule, starling from Omaha
It La Plalte 8:00 a. in.
20 Plaltsmouth . . . 8:30 a. m.
23 Mynard 0:00 o. in.
28 Murray 9:30 a. in.
35 Union 10:15 a. m.
il Wyoming 10:15 a. in.
II VER! PLEASANT
Miss Helen Travis United In
Marriage to Mr. Achlbald
From Friday's Dally.
A very pretty home wedding
look place Thursday afternoon,
May 30, at the home of Judge and
Mrs. H. D. Travis, w hen their only
daughter, Miss Helen, was united
in marriage with Mr. Archibald
George Cole of Plainview, Neb.
The sweet song, "Hecause I
Love You Dear," sung by Miss
Helen Chapman, with Miss Kslelle
Mnird at the piano, preceded Ihe
wedding march, which ushered in
I lie bridal parly. Mr. Cole, ac
companied by Raymond Travis,
brother of the bride, entered the
library and was followed by the
bride on Ihe arm of her father,
The solemn and impressive ring
ceremony, which united Ihe young
couple, was read by Rev. Lew W.
Gade, pastor of Ihe Presbyterian
church. The bride wore a wed
dining gown of embroidered voile
over chiffon taffeta, and carried a
shower bouquet of bride's roses.
Miss Helen grew to womanhood
in Ibis cily, is a graduate of our
local High school and the slate
university, and was afterward a
successful teacher in our home
Mr. Cole is a graduate of the
Ohio State university, but has
been for the past ten years a resi
dent of Pierce county, Nebraska.
He is a successful lawyer of
Plainview' and a young man of
high standing in his home com
munity. Many beautiful and cosily re
membrances from the friends pre
sent will be cherished by Mr. and
Mrs. Colo in their new home.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole left on No. 2
for Chicago last evening, and
.11:15 a. m.
,11:50 a. m.
'12:30 a. in.
2:15 p. in.
3:30 p. in.
June 8, 1912.
05 a. in.
15 a. in.
00 a. in.
10 a. m.
30 a. m.
Leavenworth ... 3
Kansas City, Kas. 5
Kansas Cily, Mo.' (
30 p. in.
00 p. m.
The Omaha Automobile club is
joining in every elfort lo boost for
the Scenic Route, ami only a day
or two ago the president of the
club received a letter from Hie
Demer good roads boosters, who
leave Denver next week with a
parly of (weuty-five machines, lo
make Hie run (o Omaha and then
to Kansas City, informing (he
Omaha club thai their route lay
through Council Mlull's, thence
south through Iowa to Kansas
Cily. Immediately the president
of the Omaha club wrote the Den- 1
ver boosters to Iry the Scenic
Route, Idling them the advant
ages over the Iowa side, and at the
same time wrote to T. II. Pollock,
president of the Platlsmoulh
Commercial club, informing him
of Ihe proposed trip of (he Denver
boosters. Mr. Pollock at once
wrote (hem, sending I hem a map
of (lie new Scenic Route and gave
them many reasons why (he party
should come this way. II would
be a big thing for our cily if the
automobile trulllc can be turned
from there will go to the lake
region of northern Wisconsin.
After July 1 they will he at home
at Plainview, Neb. The out-of-town
guests were: Mr. and Mrs.
W. I,. Mole of Plainview, Mr. Moto
is a prominent banker of that cily;
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wolrolt and
Mrs. II. M. Wolcott of Weeping
Water; Misses Minnie Palmer and
Irene Riley of Omaha; Mrs. '.. L.
Middlecoin ami daughter of Have
lock; Miss Laurn llassemire of
Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Christie
Metzgar of Mynard and Miss
Amelia Metzgar of Cedar Creek.
One of the pleasant features
ireceding the Travis-Cole wedding
was a handkerchief shower and
luncheon given for Miss Travis by
Miss Pearl Staals on Monday aft
ernoon. Making Too Much Speed.
J. V. Slradley, a traveling sales
man of Greenwood, Neb., received
serious and perhaps fatal injuries
Wednesday morning when the
automobile in which he was riding
turned a double somersault, at a
point one and one-half miles
northwest of Raymond. The in
jured man is now resting easily at
a hospital in Lincoln and Slradley
is suffering from a broken collar
bone, a fracture at the base of Ihe
skull and severe contusions about
the hip and hack. II is thought
that he also sustained internal in
juries. The accident happened at
about 11 o'clock in Ihe morning.
Slradley was driving a Iwo-seated
car and was just passing the farm
house of H. II. Eorke. It is re
lated that as the machine struck a
culvert it shot upward, turned two
complete revolutions in Hie air,
ond finally landed at the side ol
the road. It was traveling at n
high rate of speed, so that when it
touched earth again it was com
pletely demolished. Although the
driver was thrown some distance,
he did not lose consciousness.
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