The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 08, 1912, Image 1
Neb ttuiu Uisiuiicui oyc 4 Sourn tttOWD VOLUME XXXI. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JULY 8, 1312. NO. 53. be iA H A A piatia mil Band Concerts By the Burlington Route Band, Speaking and Two Red Hot Ball Games Furnish the Amusement for the Large Crowd of Citizens and Visitors in the City. The celebration of the Fourth of July in Plattsmouth along safe and sane lines, as mapped out by the mayor and city otllcials, was a great success. Everyone who cared to joined in the festivities at the park and on the ball grounds and at the open air concert in the evening, and those who wished to had private picnics. Barring a few minor accidents the day and the occasion was a very enjoyable one. The program announced in the Journal was carried out very nearly to the letter. The speakers of the day, Hon. E. M. Pollard, and Jesse L. Root, ex-judge of the supreme court, were both on hand to deliver their addresses. Promptly at 2 o'clock the band played two selections at the corner of Main and Sixth streets, and then lead the crowd to Oarlleld park, where there was a very good sized audience as sembled to listen to the speeches. A. L. Tidd, city attorney, presided and introduced the speakers, after two or three patriotic selections by the Burlington Route band, led by Ed Sehulhof. Mr. Pollard was first introduced and made an excellent forty-five-minute speech, causing the eagle to scream loudly. In his in troductory remarks Mr. Pollard referred to the signers of the Declaration of Idependence as having been among the wisest statesmen this country or any other ever produced, who' out of the unrest and Iroubelous times of their day had brought forth the government that we enjoy. Mr. Pollard looked upon existing con ditions with the eye of an optomist and believed that the. people of the United States had the best gov ernment on earth; that humanity got more consideration at the hands of the people of the United States than previous nations had shown. Mr. Pollard referred to the oppression of Cuba by Spain and the kindly ofllces of the United States in stepping in on that morning in May, when Dewey opened lire on the Spanish ships, since which the Spanish misrule hail come to an end. The speaker referred to the United States hav ing become a world power in a re- Al CEDAR GREEK Fourth Winds Up With a Serious Cutting Affray In the Little Village. From Friday's Daily. Tom Julyan of Cedar Creek, with his face and clothing cover ed with blood, arrived at the court house about 7:30 this morning, inquiring for the sheriff, to whom he wished to give, himself up for stabbing an unknown beligerant at Cedar Creek yesterday after noon. Julyan's story was to the effect that he and Harry Wilcox, Mike and Joe Broadback and three or four others were celebrating the Fourth under the shade of a tree, where they had lunch and a few bottles of beer. The stranger came along and accosted (hem, and soon got into an altercation with Julyan, who was cutting up the lunch with his pocket knife, and before many words passed the stranger broke a couple of beer bottles over Julyan's head. Julyan retaliated with his knife and cut the stranger twice on the arm and once in the bowels. Julyan im mediately left (he seen; of the trouble ami walked to Oreapolis, where he remained over night and came o Plaltsmouth this morning to find the sheriff. Julyan claimed that he did not know how many times he struck the si ranger with the knife, nor where ho landed on him. Sheriff Quinton . and Deputy markably short space of lime. Starting with the thirteen small states in the east, the people had increased in power and resources until it ranked with the govern ments hundreds of years old. In public morality, Mr. Pollard be lieved our government was su perior to others,' and referred to the action of the government in the Boxer uprising in China, when the United Slates, with other civilized countries, exacted in demnity for losses the United States had sustained by reason of the Chinese government failing to protect the American property. China paid over the money and when the losses were figured out the accountant discovered that the United Slates had received $500,- 000 more than it had paid out This amount was refunded to the Chinese government by an act of congress. Other instances of the magnanimous acts of the govern ment were enumerated. Mr. Root followed with a good talk on government, expressing pleasure in having an opportunity to address his old-time friends and neighbors. In premising his remarks Mr, Root went back to the time when the world was young and the Hebrews were im portuning Samuel for a king, which the old prophet told them that they did not need, and who, when they got him, would take Urn best of their substance, their jewels and their property. All of this and more happened to the people when they got their king. Judge Root referred to England as the best governed nation among the monarchies of the old world, and intimated that only circum stances such as transpired at Chicago and other convention cities caused Hie people to ques lion representative government, or words to that effect. Alter music uy the hand and a few athletic stunts performed by Jack Brill ian, the crowd repaired to (he ball park. The band concert on I he court house lawn at 7:30 was listened to by a large number of people and was Ihoorughly en joyed. At 9 o'clock the fireworks were set off from High School Hill. Manspeaker went out to Cedar Creek last evening to get Julyan, but he had decamped. Dr. Duff of Cedar Creek was called and dress ed I he injured man's wounds and found (hem very dangerous. He was brought to Plaltsmouth Ibis morning and laken to St. Joseph's hospital at Omaha. The stranger is a young man about 22 years old and rather well dressed and slated that he had come from Philadelphia. Since the above was put in type we learned that the name of the young man who received the knife wounds had worked in the neigh borhood of Cedar Creek for about a week. He gave his name as Neil Mallon of Philadelphia. He was taken to St. Joseph's hospital on the Schuyler this morning, and it was found, on closer examination, that one lung was punctured with Ihe knife, but with good luck he will pull through. . A Slight Accident. From Frlilny'M Dally. Our excellent friend, L. B. Briiwn, from Old Kenosha, was one of the victims of a very slight Fourth of July accident. While he was driving to town in com pany with Henry Sans, one of our patriotic young Americans . ac cidentally threw a firecracker near his team, frightening them to such an extent that they jumped to unit side and threw Lig's fine, big basket of fresh eggs to the ground. The damage to the basket of eggs was such that I.ig had very few to market. Be was the same happy T.ig and had no complaints to amke, The Journal office carries kinds of typewriter supplies. all Buys New Binder. George KalYenbergcr came in Wednesday afternoon with a span of draft horses, leading them be hind his spring wagon, prepar atory to taking out a new binder. Mr. Kaffenberger already has one binder on his farm, but for fear he may be rushed when he begins harvesting today, took out a sec ond one, so that in case anything gives way about the machinery the harvesting will not have to stop. THE GREAT GAL- E N W. D. Wheeler Tells of Some In cidents That Happened in the Convention Hall. W. D. Wheeler returned from Baltimore Wednesday morning full of enthusiasm for the ticket, (ieorge Snyder and Judge M. Archer returned on the same train. John and Henry llirz ar rived on the morning of the Fourth in time to participate in t he celebration. Mr. Wheeler left Baltimore for New York City after the conven tion adjourned Saturday night and spent Sunday in the city, return ing to Baltimore Monday forenoon before the convention convened. At the hour of adjournment Sat urday night it did not seem that a nomination would be made very soon, so Mr. Wheeler sought his alternate, Mr. Richey, of Lincoln, who had relatives in Baltimore, and made arrangements with him to take his place, as he, Mr. Wheeler, expected to start home Monday afternoon. Mr. Wheeler has attended several national conventions, but never saw one just like the one to which he was a delegate. The convention sessions were held in the Armory building, which has n sealing capacity of 17,000, but at some of the sessions, when the excitement was at its height, the doorkeeper estimated that 35,000 people had crowded into the build ing. There were tragic moments during the sessions, and at times it was well nigh impossible, to maintain any semblance (if order, and during demonstrations for favorite candidates no attempt was made to control them. Mr w Heeler uesenned trie scene in the New York delegation when Colonel Bryan launched his resolution to nominate no can didale at this convention in which Belmont-Ryan-Pierpont Morgan could have an interest. A bomb shell thrown into the midst of Ihe New York delegation could not have created more consternation. The Nebraska, Maryland and New York delegations were neighbors in Ihe convention hall, and Mr. Wheeler had a splendid oppor tunity lo observe the effect. One excited New Y'orker shouted that Bryan ought to be assassinated; that the resolution would be de feated by 1,000 votes. Mat Miller of the Nebraska delegation shout ed hack I hat it would carry by 1, 000 votes. Murphy was not with his delegation at. tin; instant, but soon came in. A Maryland dele gales rushed over lo the New York seats and inquired what Charle thought. He was told that Charley was laken by surprise and did not, know what lo do. Rayner of Maryland cautioned consideration before acting; I hat the resolution was a two-edged sword and would cut both ways. When the roll was called the resolution carried with over 500 for it. There were numerous exciting moments during the first week, and through all of the ballots Murphy never polled his delega t ion or consulted any of them, but swung his 90 votes where he saw New York would benefit most. Mr. Wheeler is well pleased with Ihe results of the convention, as every western delegate was, and believed if the democratic, party ever had a chance to win it will be this fall. Attend Funeral In Omaha. From Friday's Dally. William Weber and daughter, Jennet te ami Fred Egenberger went to Omaha on the morning (rain (oday to attend the funeral of Karl Stefan, one of Ihe pioneer citizens of Omaha. in CONVENTION HE FOURTH OF JULY Large Crowd, Genuine Good Time and Fine Oration by Judge Travis of This City. From Friday' Dally. Mauley people celebrated the Glorious Fourth yesterday in the right spirit, and there was a largo crowd present to assist in making it otie of the most pleasant events that the writer has attended in many years. About i:30 yesterday morning the writer accompanied Judge Travis, who was the orator of the day, to Mauley. We went by auto, with Park Chriswisser as driver of his Ford car, and by the way, we want to tell you that Park is no slouch when it conies to running a car, and in a little less than an hour he landed us in Manley, not withstanding we stopped in Mur ray for several minutes. We ar rived at Manley in plenty of time and found the village gayly dec orated and the people alreadv as sembled at the speaker's stand. After several very excellent musical numbers by a quartet of young men from Weeping Water, Dr. Fordyee, the master of cere monies, introduced Judge Travis, who spoke for. about an hour. The Judge was in excellent shape for the occasion and it was the unanimous sentiment of all who heard the oration that it was one of the finest orations thev ever heard delivered on Ihe great natal day. Judge Travis told his hear ers a great many things about the affairs of this government, and the comparison made of today and thirty years ago, made many put on Iheir thinking caps and won dec, "Whither are we drifting?" Then came the dinner hour, and by invitation of our friends, John TigTio and James Murphy, the Judge and your humble servant repaired to the home of the latter, where we had Ihe pleasure of sit ting down to a table fairly groan ing under its weight of goodies prepared by Mrs. Tighe and Mrs. Murphy. It has been many years since we sat down to a table sup plied with such a display of templing viands and we desire to return our most grateful (hanks to both Mr. and Mrs. Tighe and Mr. and Mrs. Murphy for the many courtesies displayed in our behalf during our short stay in Manley. After dinner we wended our way in the direction of the ball park, one of the prettiest in the slate, where, for the first, time in twenty-five years, we had the pleasure of witnessing a game. The game was between Louisville and Weep ing Water, the victors to play Ihe Manley team. The result of the contest was greatly in favor of Louisville, and just as we wero leaving the grounds (he battle be tween Manley and Louisville had begun, with the first inning in favor of Manley. There was an immense crowd on the ball grounds and we never saw a com munity in which more interest is taken in the great national game than in and around Manley. During our slay in Manley we had the pleasure of meeting many friends, among whom were Father Higgens, with whom we had the pleasure of a few moments' con versation, and also had the pleas ure of meeting Father lliggins' mother, who is a grand old lady and possesses the attainments characteristic of a noble woman. In going to and from Manley we noticed a large number of excel lent fields of corn now and then a field lhat did not see lo be doing well, and were informed that some of these fields had 1 u replanted three limes due lo the selection of poor seed corn. The farmers were engaged in cut ing wheal all along the road and claimed that (here were many acres that would make from 30 to 35 bushels lo the acre. Notice to Weed Owners. All farmers residing in road district No. lo are hereby notified to cut the weeds along the public highways adjacent to your prem ises. Those who fail lo do so will have (he expense of the same charged up lo Iheir lands, as pro vided by law, and the road over seer will have lite weeds cut. Ben Beckman, Overseer Road District No. 10. Golden Wedding Anniversary. Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. T. S. C. Dabb celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in a very in formal but enjoyable manner. They were married at Elizabeth fort. New Jersey, July 3, 1802. No invitations had been issued, but throughout the day and even ing many neighbors and friends wended their way to their cosy home on West Main street lo ex lend congratulations and best wishes. The pleasant rooms of their home had been made at Iraclhe with beautiful bouquets of cut (lowers, which had been presented to these worthy people by friends. Mr. and Mrs. Dabb were made the recipients of many valuable and handsome gifls, and which will always be cherished by (hem. Delicious refreshments were served during the afternoon and evening, each guest receiving a piece of the bride's cake as a souvenir of the occasion. This cako bore very appropriate dec oral ions of gold. In the evening about 10 o'clock the members of the Burlington band made their way lo Ihe Dabb residence and tendered Ihe happy couple anil their friends a sern- aie in (he shape of (wo choice se lections, nfter which they were most cordially invited into the home and served with ice cream, cake and lemonade. After the re freshments had been served the band boys then furnished another pleasing number. Mr. and Mrs. Dabb could not help but feel pleased at the kind remembrance of friends in assisting them in celebrating this happy event in the proper manner. Mr. and Mrs. Erwin of Racine, Wisconsin, the former being a brother of Mrs. Dabb, and who have been guests of the Dabb home for several days, were in attendance. Mrs. Dabb had not seen her brother for several years. Fiftieth Birthday. l'lic friends and neighbors of Joushua Andrews planned and carried out a pleaasnt surprise for him Wednesday night. On some pretext Joshua was induced lo go to prayer meeting, and on his return found the house dark ened, and on putting his foot within the Ihreshhold was nearly thrown into a panic by the sud den clapping of hands and the shout, '.'surprise." When dm light was turned on he found his house had been laken possession of by his neighbors, w ho said they had come to celebrate his llflieth birthday, which occurred on the Fourth of July. The evening was cnjoyably spent by the company in social talk and music. tee cream and cake were served. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas South and son, Roy; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Joints and sou, Glenn; Rev. W. L. Austin, Miss Clara Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Kruger and son, (ilenn; Mr. ami Mrs. A. L. Henry and children, Clarence, Ethel and Haze!; Mr. and Mrs. James Andrews, Mrs. Hesse, Mrs. Hart hold, Miss Louise lies sit1, Miss Etta Jackson, Miss Ella Carlson, Miss Ti II it Ploeger, Miss Murl Barlhold, Miss Cecil Hawk enbery, Mrs. Henry Ofe and sons, mond. Wlielan succeeded Dot sou Carl and Henry; Miss Kate Hesse, as umpire and peace reigned su Mrs. Harvey Cowles and Mrs. R. H.I preme. Cowles and children of Hamburg, These two games showed that Iowa. I the Boosters are rapidly improv- ing and are gelling in shape to Dances Getting Popular. ak( ,ho (nms jn (hjs from Friday'! Dally. , ,,llpl of ,t, 8,a(l T,, shamrocks The Cosmopolitan club of this ; sl in i1Pl.niijIll, ,mOm city gave another of their delight ful social dances last evening at Coates' hall, and despite the warm weather, were greeted by a large crowd of merry dancers. The music by the M. W. A. orchestra was up lo Iheir usual high stand ard iiud pleased all those present. These dances are gelling quite a reputation through this part of the county and many were present from Union, Murray, Cedar Creek and other near-by towns. Overcome by Heat. Wednesday afternoon about 51 o clock Harry While, a young i farmer, who was shocking wheat for Lafe Nelson, a few miles out, was found lying prostrate in the field, having been overcome with heal. He was hurried (o the house and Dr. Cummins was call ed. The doctor advised what to do and immediately left for the Nel son home. By Ihe lime the doctor! arrived Mr. While was restored i to consciousness and was doing very well when the physician left, GREA1 RASE BALL PLAYED YESTERDAY Two Games, With Twenty-seven Innings, and Only Five Scores Made in All. From Friday' Dally. There was sure some ball play ing in Plaltsmouth yesterday, at which time Ihe Boosters and (ho Shamrocks lined up for two games. Everybody expected to seo a good game, or even two of them, but they were far ahead of the ex pectations of all. Immediately after the concert by the Burling ton band in the morning the band proceeded to line up for the parade lo the ball park, where the warriors of Ihe sphere proceeded, to do business in a proper style. The Boosters were there and over after the first inning, but in that fatal first several rank errors were made by Ihe Boosters that gave the visitors their two runs, which cost Plaltsmouth the game. Just a couple of very wild throws and that was all there was to it, the Shamrocks not gelling an other run. Really, there was not a single earned run in the nine in nings of (he forenoon game. Tho Boosters made Iheir only score on an error. Noah, the pitcher for the Boosters, did some fine work, placing fourteen clean strikeouts lo his credit; while Smith for the Shamrocks only laid twelve of the Boosters aside. The Boosters secured their only score in Ihe fifth inning, and no man ever looked like he was even looking for a score for Ihe remainder of the game. There was a very fine attendance. The score of Ihe first game by innings: Boosters 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 01 Shamrocks ....2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 02 The afternoon game was quite a pilclu'i's"' buttle between Flelch- er of Ihe Shamrocks and McKealg of Ihe Boosters, that lasted for seventeen innings, sixteen of which were played without a run. When a pitcher holds a bunch of sluggers like the Shamrocks down for seventeen innings without a run he is sure tossing some ball. The support from the entire team was the finest ever. It was simply an endurance game and nothing more, with the Boosters tiring out, first. The spectators received their money's worth yesterday after noon, as I hey were not only (rent ed lo almost two ball games, but also witnessed a reproduction of the Johnson-Flynn mill al. Law Vegas, New Mexico. The decisions of Umpire I lot son did not pleaso Ihe left fielder for Ihe Shamrocks, and after arguing with the um pire for a short lime (hey pro ceeded lo mix in a very much Johnsoii-Flynn manner, but wen soon separated by Ihe oilier mem bers of the teams, before any damage was (lone. Here is where Umpire Dolson made his only mistake, as he should have call ed the police and simply had the gentleman removed from Ihe dia- up game in Hie seventeenth inning when Fletcher put. a long fly out lo left field, meeting all the base men with ease. Two other men scored in this inning, placing the game 3 to 0. A Word of Thanks. eph Svoboda and wife J i wish from to acknowledge the receipt Wescolt's Sons of four suits oT clothes for their boys, for which they feel deeply grateful and wish lo express their heartfelt, thanks lo Messrs. Wescolt for Iheir kind ness in tins, their lime of great. need. Joseph Svoboda and Wife. Shetland Ponies for Sale. I have an excellent (earn of Shetland ponies for sale. Well broke and at a price that is right. Win. Gilmour, R. F. D., Plattsmoulh. Ray and Rue Erans of Union spent Ihe Fourth in Plaltsmouth.