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PLATTSWIOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, AUGUST 1S, 1913.
8 a. in.
7 p. m.
Always the Home
Large Attendance and Everything
Passed Off Pleasantly and
The big Bohemian t oiirnamcril
of the western division . Ihe T.
J. Sokol society has drawn to a
Ho and the gathering has
proven nut' of I he iiH'.-t siiccps'?.
ful e-r held by thai society, not
only in its athletic feat tire.-:, but
alo in the pojnt of those attend
ing". Saturday was devoted ex
closhely to the competitive turn
ing in the different, classes and di
visions from all over the state
and some line work was perform
ed by the different individual
members of the classes. The
evening train on the Burlington
brought down (iuite an addition to
the already large crowd of visit
ir.s and in the evening it was al
most impossible to pet out on the
lloor of the ilance tiall. so treat
was the crowd of young and old
who were out. to enjoy themselves,
and the handsomely decorated and
illuminated park was also filled!
by those who found it too warm
to dance, and a general Good time
was had by everyone.
The largest day in point of at
tendance was yesterday., when the
park and hall were crowded to
their utmost capacity to hold the
people that swarmed out to at
tend the event arranged for the
afternoon's program. Mayor
Fames C. Dahlrnan of O in aha' ar
rived at the park shortly after 11
o'clock and was given a mo.-1 en
thusiastic reception by his many
friends who had gathered at the
hall to greet him on his arrival.
The mayor, after a short stay at
the hall, retired for dinner, and
those taking" part in the contests
and the general arrangements
were served with a most plea sin J?
diun-r at the hall by the ladies of
the Sokol society.
ne of the pleasing- features of
the afternoon's events was the
appearance at the hall of a dele
gation of some seventy-five
strong from the Merman turning
so.i.ty. headed by their banner,
and the visitors were at once
Pien the freedom. of the hall and
paik and made to feel that they
were right at home among fhe
The Burlington band, which
had been secured for the oc
casion, was present in the after
noon and under the direction of
Mr. Schulhof gave" a number of
very enjoyable numbers that
proved one ,,f the delightful
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features of I he program. The
band concert was followed by an
exhibition drill bv the ladies'
teams of Omaha and South Oina
ha, giving the flower and racket
drills, that made a very line ap
nearance and brought out. much
approval from the audience.
The guest of ' iionor of the
tournament. Mayor Dahlrnan. was
called upon for an address in the
afternoon, being introduced to
the audience hv John H ilia of
Omaha in a few well chosen
words. I lie mayor expressed ins
appreciation at being present on
this occasion of the gathering , of
the members of the T. J. Sokol
society, as he enjojs the distinc
tion of being one of the few full-
fledged members of the society
who are not of Bohemian descent.
The address of the distinguished
Omaha executive made a deep
impression upon the Sokols and
their friends, who were gathered
to the number of nearly 2.500 to
hear the address, as well as to
enjoy the other features provided
for I he occasion.
Jn Ihe evening I he crowd w as
entertained by the presentation in
Bohemian of the pleasing comedy
drama, "Julia's Marriages," by
the Omaha Dramatic company,
under the direction of Joseph
Mik, and the company was all that
could possibly be asked in the
way of acting and expression to
their work, and the play was gen
erally conceded to be one of the
best this company has given in
After the play a social dance
was given in honor of Hie visit
ors, which lasted for several
hours and Ihe young people great
ly enjoyed themselves in t lipping
the dreamy measures of the dance
to the music furnished hy a six
piece orchestra under the direc
tion of W. H. Holly,- which also
furnished the music during- the
progress of the play.
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FOR 25 YEARS
The Union Old Settlers' Picnicks
Have Been Held Annually for
(From the Union Ledger.;
This is the first day of the
twenty-fifth annual reunion of
Old Settlers, the twenty-fifth time
the pioneers and other citizens
have assembled at Union I o enjoy
the program of 'oratory and music
and to feast, together and- talk
over "old times." . The Ledger has
heretofore published a short re
port oi eacii reunion irom the
!irt one twenty-five years ago up
to the one held last year, and in
compliance with a request, from
number of interested parties vv
again present in this issue a brief
sketch of the celebration1; heK;
here the past quarter of a century
As these sketches require a great
deal of space that otherwise wouh
be devoted to local news, we find
it. necessary to "boil down" am
perhaps omit some items that
properly belong in this issue. But
we think none of our readers wit
object to this plan.
The Old Settlers' reunions at
this place had its origin in July
ISS'.i when Dr. M. L. Thomas
(now a resident of Palmyra, Xeb.)
and C. L". Graves (editor of The
Ledger) had nothing to do hut
talk and plan things that they
iinin i expect io carry inrougii,
IJ .A . it.. 1.
and it was then that. Ihe sugges
tion was. made that a little picnic
be held Tor the enjoyment of the
old .set Hers of the neighborhood.
The idea was so popular that the
people here "grabbed . t he tow
line" and all pulled for ihe suc
cess or tie iirst reunion, which
was held in Joshua Lynn's grove
near town. Interested parlies then
advocated making it an . annual
affair, "and with that in view an
organization was formed and T.
O. Barnum. Harrv Wills and C. L.
Graves were appointed to prepare
a constitution. In 1803 the popu
lar cry was for two days reunion,
and so it has been ever since. The
honor of being president for most
years has fallen to William' Stot
ler, William B. Davis, Daniel W.
foster and James T. Reynolds,
while IT. L. G raves served for
twenty-three years as secretary.
For a brief sketch of the past re
unions we refer 'Io the files of
The Ledger, in which are long and
complete reports of each celebra
tion, and from those reports we
compile the following:
Aug. 22. 1880 The first, re
union'in Lynn's grove, Hon. John
F. Buck, master- of ceremonies.
Prayer by Rev. M. C. Harris of
Windsor. Mo. Hon. O. P. -Mason
of Linecdn was to be the orator.
but failed to come. Speeches were
made by Rev. George R. Murray,
S. M. Kirkpatriek, Lawson Shel
don. O. Teft, U. B. Windham,
Byron Clark, Mrs. Buck, Mrs. A.
M. Rose and Mrs. Cowles. A fine
cane was presented to David
Stuart as the oldest settler, he
having located here in 1852. At
tendance was estimated at 1,000.
Aug. 22. 1890 E. W. Barnum
presided, music furnished by Ne
braska City band. Welcorhe ad
dress by C. E. Wiley, and the
principal orators were W. J.
Bryan and W. II. Dech. Short
speeches by S. M. Kirkpatriek, X.
M. Allen and L. G. Todd. German
song by Jacob Gruber and wife,
Mrs. Peter Gruber, Henry Hoyer
and Nicholas Young. Attendance,
Aug. 22, 1801 F. W. Barnum
presided, music by Marriager's
band of Nebraska City, welcome
address by ' X. M. Allen. The
principal orators were S. M. Chap
man of Plaltsniouth.- T. S. Allen
of Lincoln and Dr. F. A. Simmons
of St. Joseph. In the ball game
Union defeated Wabash by score
of l i to M. Attendance, 2,500.
Aug. 22, 1802 Rain caused
postponement tn Sept. 1, and on
that dale it was a great success,
the only time it was ever post
poned. Win. Stotler presided, and
Geo. S. Smith of Omaha was ora
tor of the day, other speakers be
ing Rev. W. O. H. Perry, Matt
Gering and Rev., Folden. Tom
Patterson of Plattsrnouth won .the
bicycle race and Hi Adams won in
the shooting- match. Attendance,
Aug. 22 and 23, 1803 Geo. X.
LaRue was president, and the
Union and Murray bands made the
music. Major Pearman and
Thomas Majors were billed as the
principal speakers, but failed to
appear. Addresses were made by
J. II. Hald'ernan of Weeping Wa
ter and R. B. Windham, H. D.
Travis'; and: A. .X. Sullivan... At
Aug. 8 and 0, 180 4 D. W:
Foster presided and music was
furnished by the Wyoming band.
Judge M. L. Hayvvard of Nebraska
City, Judge Strode and Prof. Tay
lor were the principal speakers,
others being Rev. O. D. Allen of
Barry, Mo., Barney Johnson of
Howe, S. M. Chapman, D. O.
Dwyer, A. N. Sullivan, II. D.
Travis, C. S. Polk, Lawson Shel
don, L. Jean and L. G. Todd. At
Aug. 15 and 10, 1805 .John F.
Buck presided and J. C. Frank
gave the address of welcome,
music by Union band. A. R. Talbot
cf Lincoln and Jesse L. Root of
PJallsmou'h were the principal
speakers and short addresses
were made by H. J. Baird of Mal
vern, .lodge Sullivan, n. J). J ravis,
Geo. Spurlock and D. O. Dwyer.
Solos by Mrs. Keithley and Mrs
Hasse, and recitations by Miss
Maud Nichols. Edwin Shoemaker
reported in shorthand the speech
of Mr. Talbot. Attendance, 0. 000
Aug-. 13 and 1 '., 1800 The two
days were rainy, but the attend
ance was not 'less than 1,000 and
it was a very pleasant celebration
The Wyoming band made the
music. D. W. Foster presided and
C. . Seymour made the principal
address, and short talks were
made by several old settlers.
Aug. tl and 12, 1807 D. W
Foster presided. Rev. Folden made
the welcome address and response
to same was made by E. M. Pollard
of Xehawka, and Prof. Jones of
Nebraska City was the main
speaker. Mrs. L. Hall of Nehawka
recited an original poem that was
ordered printed in The Ledger on
account of the merit of Mrs. Hall'
Dem ofy welcome." Attendance.
Aug. 20 and 27. 1808 J. C
Frank presided and the Union
band made the music. The ora
tors were G. M. Hitchcock of
Omaha, F. J. Burkett and G. W
Borge of Lincoln. Malt Gering of
Plattsrnouth, C. W. Seymour and
John Dixon of Nebraska City
While delivering his address Mr.
Hitchcock was handed a telegram
notifying him that he had been
nominated for congress. At
Aug. 18 and 10, 1800 J. C.
Frank presided and the principal
orators were II. M. Bushnell of
Jncoln anil Geo. A. Magney of
Omaha. Other speakers were W.
C. Sloan and C. W. Seymour of
Nebraska City. J. D. Graves of
Iillsdale, la., C. E. Tefft and II. D.
Travis. Sexton's balloon ascen
sion was pronounced as verv
"Inimmy." Attendance. "0.000.
Sept. 7 and 8. 1000 G. A. Rose
was president and the band was
from Thurman, la. The principal
speaKers were c. i. ueavis oi
"alls City and G. W. Berge of Lin
coln. Others on the ground were
drafted" for short addresses,
among them being Congressman
Burkett of Lincoln, J. H. Dundas
of Auburn, Patrick Roddv,--J. L.
Root, Mrs. Buck and Mrs. Chal-
ant. Score in the ball game was
Union 42, Eagle 7. Attendance,
5,000. One thing that marred the
pleasures was the sudden illness
of Mrs. H. C: McMaken of Platts
rnouth, who suffered from sun
stroke, ami after being taken
lome Nshe died three days later.
Miss Kate. Will is of Weeping Wa-
er had a limb broken above the
ankle by being thrown from -a
buggy in a runaway.
Aug. 30 and 31. 1001 W. B.
Davis presided and the Union band
furnished music. Rev. Cook made
the welcpnie address, and the
principal orators were John
Yeiser of Omaha and Samuel Gar-
in. of Nebraska City. Other
speakers were Allen J. Beeson,
Rev. Folden, Judge Sullivan, Or-
ando Tefft and L. G. Todd. The
score in the ball games were:
Union 8, Peru 7; Union 17, Bart-
ett '7. Attendance, G.000. On
riday morning while the Buck
family were driving to the cele
bration the team ran away and
Ion. John F. Buck was thrown
out and sp badly injured that
death resulted the following Sun
day. Aug. 15 and 10. 1002 W. B.
Davis' presided and music was
urnished by the Union band. L.
Ludden of Lincoln and J. II.
Mickey of Osceola were the prin
cipal -orators, artd short speeches
were made by A. L. Timblin, J. L.
Root, C. A. Rawls, Orlando Tefft
and others. Miss Pearl Harmon
of Avoca gave some splendid
recitations. Union defeated Louis-
Ule in a ball game, 5 to
won from a comuination team
by a score of 20 to 5. Attendance
estimated at from 8,000 to 10,000.
Aug. 7 and 8, lj903, W, B.
Davis was president and the
Union band was the music factory.
he main addresses were made
by Rev. Garvin of enraska city,
C. Frank of Madison, Mo., and
Rev. J. W. Moueey of Malta, O.
Mrs. Mellenger of Bethany and
Miss. Iliith Mougey of Ohio gave
some good recitations. Plalts-
mouth defeated Union in th3 ball
game, 5 to 2. Attendance, (5,000.
Aug. .10 and 20, lOOi T. T.
Reynolds was president, "and the
executive committee-was L. R. Up
ton, F. H. McCarthy and J. C. Dye.
Geo. A. Adams of Lincoln deliv
ered the principal oration, and W.
F. Gurley af Omaha was unable
to fill his appointment. Short
speeches were made by D. A.
Youtzey, E. R. Todd, J. F.. Brown,
L. G. Podd, A. L. Folden, Allen J.
Beeson and Attorneys Tidd and
Rawis. In the ball games LTnionl
defeated Plattsrnouth, 5 to 4, and
Unadilla defeated Nebraska City,
1. Attendance, 6,000 to
Aug. 18 ami 10, 1005 D. W
Foster presided and the Union
band made the music. The execu
lice committee was L. R. Upton,
D. Lynn, W. McNamee,
Thr.mna nnrl VTvrrm f vmlo T '
O'Day ma.le the welcome aldress,
nn,i Hie sneakers were Senator
mirxeu, and ieo. l,. sneiaon. one
feature of Ihe program was the
discussion of "Our Jury System
by Lawyer? II. D. Travis and C. A
Rawls. in the ball game Ne
hawka won from Avoca, 7 to 3,
and Union won from Nehawka, 12
fo 3. Attendance. 0.000.
Aug. 21 and 25, 1000 J. T.
Reynolds was president, . Rav
Frans, D. Lynn, G. N. LaRue, Dr.
Thomas and John Banning, exec
utive committee. The principal
orators were L. W. Billingsley,
Geo. L. Sheldon and William Hay-
ward, and others made short
soepches Nehr.nsk.i P.il- halt f pmn
beat Union. 10 to 5, and Omaha
beat Urlion, 11 to 1. Attendance,
Aug. 23 and 21, 1007 J. T
Reynolds was president, Rav
Frans, L. R. Upton, executive com
mil tee. Gov. Geo. I,. Sheldon and
Congressman F. M. Pollard were
the principal orators, and ad
dresses were also made by Prof
J. W. .Gamble, H. D. Travis and
I. L. Root. The ball game, result
ed Union 25 and Dunbar 11. At
Aug. l i and .15, 1008 J. T.
Reynolds was president and Ihe
executive committee was L. R. Up
ton, T. G. Barnum, W. F. Tracy,
W. B. Banning and W. A. Frans
The principal addresses were de-
livered by John A. Maguire and
Oov. Sheldon of Lincoln and
County Attorney D. W. Livingston
of Nebraska City. Other speakers
were W. G. Ramsey and Prof.
Gamble of Plattsrnouth. J. C.
Frank of Madison,, Mo., and splen
did recitations were given by
Benny Windham of Plqttsmouth,
Will Wolfe won the honors and
prizes in the shooting tourna-
Aug.' 0 and 7, 1CO0 J. D.
committee, L. R. Upton, . B.
Banning and T. W. Swan. Judge
Barnes of Lincoln and ex-Gov
Sheldon were the speakers, also
short talks were made by volun
teers from among the old settlers.
The ball games resulted: Union
3, Bartlell 2; Weeping Water 5,
Union 2. Prof. Cheney won the
foot race against Chae. Ervin of
Ornaha and Frank Manner of
Avoca. Attendance estimated at
Aug. 18 and 10, 1010 Dr. R
Newell presided. Ihe executive
committee being L. R. Upton, John
B. Roddy, C. L. Graves and Alva
E. Stifes. Speakers were Hon.' A
L. Bixby of Lincoln, Hon. James
C. Dahlrnan of Omaha, Judge H.
D. Travis, County Attorney C. II.
Taylor, B. Wolph, E. II. Wescott
and G. S. Upton. Recitations were
given by Miss Marie Douglass and
Bennie Windham of Plattsrnouth,
and the Plattsrnouth M. W. A.
band made fhe music. Ball games:
Avoca 5, Union 4; Peru 5, Nebras
ka City 5, two-inning tie; Union
4, Percival 3; Peru 5, Plattsrnouth
4. Attendance second day1 esti
mated at 7,000.
Aug. 11 and 12,' 1011 J. T.
Reynolds, president; J. D. Bram
blet, J. D. Cross, J. B. Roddy and
Ray Frans, executive committee.
The Elmwood band furnished
music and the speakers were. Rev.
Orr of Thurman, la.. Prof. Pugs
ley of Lincoln, Prof. Abbott of
Plattsrnouth, Hon. E. M. Pollard
of Xehawka and Rev. F. M. Sisson
of Xebraska City. The DeSoto
male quartet was on the program.
The ball games resulted: Union
10 and Plattsrnouth 7; Avoca 10,
Union 5. Attendance estimated at
Aug. 23 and 24, 1912 .Tames T.
Reynolds , was president, D. R,
Frans secretary, and the executive
committee J D. Brarpblet, C. F.
Harris, J. B. Roddy and W. R.
Cross. The address of welcome
was given by D. W. Foster, and
the. speakers on Friday were C.
A.. Rawis and Prof.' Abbott of
Plattsrnouth. On Saturday the
speakers were Judge H. D. Travis
ingThis Sale Breaks AIIRecord
Every Man Will
$25 or $30 Suit
It's the final clearance of the season,
- and we've stopped
the way for Fall.
' ? . A a - r i
niOrning, AugUSt 19th, and
Anrinct OQrA ATk yamI I nTot
from our Spring season. These suits come from such world
famous makers as Hart-Schaffner & Marx, Alfred DecKer
8c Cohn and Micheals-Sterns & Co., and regularly sold
from $18 to $30, mostly $25
period we offer the entire lot
See our West Window
i rt. .
of Plattsrnouth and Hon. John H.
Morehead of Falls City. Recita
tions were rendered by Miss Ma-
nota Perry of Mynard and Miss
Kathleen Carey of St. Joseph. The
"Burlington Route" band of
Plattsrnouth furnished the music.
In the ball games 'Eagle defeated
Union, 0 to 8, and Avoca defeated
Union, 0 to 3. Estimated attend
ance: Friday 1,500, and Saturday
Today we begin the twenty-fiflh
chapter of the reunion history,
and The Ledger, on behalf of the
people of Union and vicinity, ex-
tends a cordial welcome to all
visitors, with the hope that there
may be nothing to mar the pleas
ures of the two days and that
every visitor may return home
feeling that, the village of Union
has not been lacking in hospitality
and resolve to "come again.
1013 model motorcycles and
motor boats at bargain prices; all
makes; brand new machines; easy
monthly payment plan. Get our
proposition before buying or you
will regret it; Also bargains in
used motorcycles. Write us to
day. v Enclose stamp for reply.
Address Lock Box 11, .Trenton,
The Famous O. I. C. Swine.
Among the firsj, of this popular
rapid growth swine that has
been brought to Xebraska can be
found in the herd of Mr. Samuel
Parker, south of this city. They
grow very'rapidly and will reach
the market point sooner than any
other breed of swine, consequent
ly consuming less feed. Mr.
Parker has the agency for this
county, and will be pleased to
have all breeders. call at his place
and inspect the animals he has.
Walk on Hardwood Floors
Don't have your floors covered
with germ-laden carpets. Hard
wood floors require no carpets
and are more healthful and easier
to care for, and also look much
better. Our select
is economical in the end. Come
in and let -us talk it over with
you let us show you how little
it really costs to have good hard
wood floors in your home.
Want a $22.50
at Ihe Startling
at nothing to clear
t if . n l ,i .
ending On Saturday night.
of cnomnl cola QO cnito lrf
suits. For this short sale
at a cash price, per suit
EVERY STREET IN
Has Its Share of the Proof That
Kidney Sufferers Seek.
Backache? Kidneys weak?
Distressed with urinary ills?
Wanl a reliable kidney remedy?
Don't have to look far. Use
what Plattsrnouth people recom
mend. Every street in Platts
rnouth has its cases.
Here's one Plallsmouth man's
Let Mr. O. H. Tower, of Rock
and Seventh streets, tell it. He
T think Doan's Kidney Pills
are an excellent remedy. I had
a dull, heavy pain in Ihe small of
my back and it got so bail that
I had to get on my knees and
straighten up gradually after I
st.ooped. The action of my kid
neys was irregular. Doctors told
me I hail stone in the bladder. I
was finally advised to try Doan's
Kidney Pills. After I took the
contents of one box I noticed my
trouble was beginning to disap
pear, ami in a short time my
health had improved."
For sale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Fost-er-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, Xew York, sole agents for
the United Slates.
Remember the name Doan's
and lake no olher.
Picnic at Eagle.
The Sixlh Annual Picnic will be
held at Eagle Thursday, August
21. A cordial invitation is extend
ed to everyone to come and enjoy
themselves. All kinds of amuse
ments. Accommodations for all.
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