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Neb BUto Historical 8c
It Was Really a Genuine Love-feast,
and the Banquet Tables Handsome
ly Decorated and Plenty to Eat.
From Friday's DaRy.
The banquet last evening' at Coates'
hall, held by the democrats of Cass
county, proved to be all that had been
hoped for it in the way of a harmony
producer, as well as a splendid feast
of good fellowship i;mong the rep
resentatives from eveiy section of the
c-our.ty, and the occasion was truly one
that will long be most pleasantly re
membered bv everv democrat and re
publican present as o le of the rarest
occasions of oratory, as well as a
feast of the good things to eat, and at
this time it is just to say that the
ladies of the St. Maiy's Guild of the
Episcopal church, who had charge of
the preparing and serving of the feast
certainly acquitted themselves in
splendid shape, and the well satisfied
appearance of the 259 men present at
the close of the repast was a tribute
to the pood work of the ladies in pre
paring the treat, and which, with the
many rojsing democratic speeches,
served to make the occasion a most
noteworthy one and which stirred the
utmost enthusiasm in the breasts of
the democrats of the county and
served to inspire tli3 visitors from
abroad with the general feeling of get-together-and-win,
which was the key
rote struck by a number of the speak
ers of the evening.
The tables in the banquet room were
very prettily arranged with snowy
lin?n and sparkling silver, while each
one was decorated with American
flags and small sprays of narcis
sicens. and with the soft light of can
dles adding a pleasing touch to the
scene, and in each candle a tiny silk
Amreican flag was placed, which bore
out the patriotic ideas of the occasion.
From the balcony the bright colors of
the national flag were suspended over
the heads of the banqueters, and the
stirring music of the Holly orchestra
served to put the banqueters in the
proper spirit for the occasion that was
filled with so much meaning for the
success of the party.
The gathering "was one of the most
distinguished that has been held in
this city for a long time, and the
array of notables was most impressive
end a greater part of the executive
heads of the state departments were
present to join in the event, including
Secretary of State C. W. Pool, District
Attorney T. S. Allen. State Auditor
W. H. Smith, Attorney General Willis
Reed, State Treasure George E. Hall,
II. H. Gooch, owner of the Lincoln
Star.; J. W. Cutritrht, editor of the
Lr.coln Star; W. E. Aken, secretary
to Senator G. M. Hitchcock; Earl
Gaddis, Lincoln representative of the
Omaha World-Herald; Hon. John S.
McCarthy of Lincoln, prospective can
didate for congress on the democratic
ticket; County Attorney W. F. Moran
of Nebraska City; Judge G. J. Hunt of
Bridgeport, Neb., who is a candidate
for supreme judge on the non-partisan
ticket, while the members of the party
locally included a large array of the
leaders from every section of the
county and from the adjoining coun
ties, and all had the same glad mes
sage of democratic hope and the ful
fillment of the pledges made to the
people by the party.
Captain C. S. Aldiich of Elmwood
presided over the banquet as toast
roaster in a very able manner, and his
introductions of the different speakers
was very pleasing to all the banquet
ers, while he avoided the long and
tiresome introductions which so often
detract from the enjoyment of oc-
casions of this kind. Mr. Aldrich
stated that they had been at a loss
whether to call the meeting a love
feast or not, but that as preparedness
was before the public eye a great deal
now, he thought that it might not be
amiss to call the meeting a prepared
ness meeting, in which they were pre
paring to meet the common enemy
the republicans. The speaker told of . collected in taxes from the corpora
his recollection of th3 first Cleveland tions of the state. He believed in the
campaign in 1S84, when for the first 1 turning of the fees into the treasury,
time since the civil war the demo
crats were able to elect a president
and the feeling of pi:de and pleasure
which filled the minds of the vouth
at that time for the first opportunity
afforded the democrats of having
successful party. He also pointed to
the present time as one which foretold
of democratic success and victory if
the members of the party gathered to
gether and labored for the common
good of the party. The splendid sue
cess of the banquet was a triumph for
the committee arranging the affair
and for the county chairman, who had
assisted in the work of the preparation
of the banquet. In speaking of the
distinguished visitors present Mr. Aid
rich took occasion to call on for the
first speaker District Attorney T. S.
The address of welcome to the hosts
of the democracy was delivered by
Mayor E. J. Richey, who in a few brief
remarks, extended the freedom of the
city to the visitors and assurred them
that the city felt proud of the oppor
tunity of enertainin so many dis
tinguished representatives of the
democratic party an l anything that
the city could do wou! 1 be carried out
for the benefit of the guests present.
United States District Attorney T.
S. Allen made a very pleasing ad
dress, in which he lauded the record
of the administration of President
Woodrow Wilson and the achievement
of the party in fulfilling every pledge
made in the Baltimore platform, and
the democratic congress had been
right with the president in seeing that
the pledges were carried out and en
acted into laws which would give to
the people the relief desired. The re
publican party had premised to revise
the tariff, but had failed to fulfill its
promise and the democrats had enact
ed the best tariff law in fifty years.
The democrats had enacted satisfac
tory banking laws and by the income
tax had relieved the shackles of taxa
tion from the common people. The
Philippine bill, the final pledge in the
platform, had been carried out and the
party stood on its record. The country
was prosperous and the policy of
watchful waiting had kept the country
at peace and made it an oasis in the
world war. With this there was no
question of the right of the democratic
party to expect success and re-election
of Wilson as president of the
United States in November.
State Treasurer George Hall spoke
of having supported Champ Clark
four years ago, but stated that he was
for Woodrow Wilson for re-election
and was strong for his program of
preparedness, as he thought the of
ficials of the nation while in office
should have the confidence of the peo
ple of the country in carrying out the
program which they had prepared. He
stated also that congress was doing a
good work and Senator G. M. Hitch
cock should be renominated and re
elected to his office that he had filled
so well. In speaking of the policy of
having monthly remittances from the
different county treasurers, Mr. Hall
told of the means it had furnished to
assist in keeping the affairs of the of
fice in proper shape and the saving in
interest which had been made by tak
ing up state warrants and carrying
them instead of paying a high rate of
interest to the banks. This had saved
in interest $40,000 and the result had
been most satisfactory in saving the
money of the taxpayers of the state.
State Auditor W. H. Smith spoke
briefly of his old acquaintance in boy
hood days with Mr. C S. Aldrich and
was gald of the opportunity of meet
ing him again under such pleasing cir
cumstances, and also spoke of the
faithful services to th3 county of Hon.
W. B. Banning while he was serving in
the state senate. Under his admin
istration all fees of the office had been
turned over to the state treasurer,
which was a new departure in the of
ficial line of business, as previous state
officers had retained certain fees of
the office which they believed they
were entitled to, but he thought that
they should belong to the people. The
state board of equalization had re
duced the levy so tha-; it would mean
$400,000 less taxes to the people, and
! in Cass county would amount to
Secretary of State C. W. Pool com
plimented Cass county on the showing
they had made at the last election for
; the democratic ticket, and where the
fighting was the strongest the demo
crats of Cass county could be found.
Under his administration and under
the law enacted by the democratic
legislature of 1909, $100,000 had been
where they belonged, and his office
each day deposited with the treasurer
all fees earned.
State Fire Commissioner W. S
Ridgell. who is a candidate for the
nomination for state railway commis
sioner, made a very pleasing address
of a few minutes, in which he told in a
brief way of the means of organiza
tion which had cut the fire loss of the
state down $400,000 while he had held
the office.
H. E. Gooch of the Lincoln Star,
who is a candidate for delegate to the
national convention, was introduced
and stated he would obey the instruc
tions of the voters, but personally and
with his paper he was strong for
Woodrow Wilson for re-election.
W. F. Moran of Nebraska City, also
a candidate for delegate, made a very
eloquent speech, in which he lauded
the record of the democratic party in
the nation and state and was glad of
the splendid showing made at the ban
quet. The ideas advantd by the demo
crats had been adopted in a great
many instances by th" republicans in
creating legislation. The gist of Mr.
Moran's remarks was get together and
make the success of thj party possible.
Mr. Moran also paid a tribute to Hon.
W. B. Banning.
Hon. W. B. Banning, when called
upon, stated tie was always glad to
be with a bunch of good fellows, and
from their association gained many
good ideas. He was for Wilson, first.
ast and all the time, i.nd desired that
all democrats be with the president.
The state officials were all making
good and deserved to be re-elected to
their offices, and if they were not mak
ing good he would be in favor of con
demning them, as he tbovght a public
servant should give the people full
One of the ablest speakers of the
evening was lion. J. b. .McCarthy ot
Lincoln, who is a candidate for con
gress in the First district, and the
peech of this gentleman was one fill
ed with eloquence and force, and he
paid a most glowing tribute to the
service of President Wilson and the
democratic party, which had unshack-
ed the people from fifty years of re
publican misrule. If elected to con
eress he would support the policy of
the president and the party.
Judge G. J. Hunt made a few re
marks on the western part of the state
and the desire to have a representative
on the supreme bench of the state, and
his address, while br;ef, was to the
Joseph Capwell, prospective candi
date for county .attorney, and H. H.
Leffler, who expects to enter the race
for county judge, made short ad
dresses in troducing themselves to the
Henry R. Gering of Omaha made a
stirring appeal for party harmony and
unity and urged the members of the
party to throw fear aside and enter
the fight to win. He also compliment
ed the services rendered the party by
the Lincoln Star, the Plattsmouth
Journal and the Omaha World-Herald,
which had fought the battles of the
democracy, and also paid a tribute to
Hon. Willis Reed, the attorney gen
eral, who had saved millions to the
people of the state during his term of
W. E. Eaken, secretary of Senator
litchock, made a short address in
taking up the many Jicts which the
senator had brought forward during
his service in congress and in the sen
ate, including the Baliinger investiga
tion, the postal savings bank, and the
income tax measure, which had been
a radical departure from the system
of taxation, and while limited by time,
the address of this gentleman opened
the eyes of his hearers to the work
of the senator from Nebraska, who is
one of the leaders at Washington.
Hon. Willis E. Reed, the attorney
general, made one of the finest and
ablest speeches of its kind that has
been heard in this city in many years,
and the eloquent and able legal rep
resentative of the state told of a few
things wnich had bee-i carried out in
the policy of saving the taxpayesr
money, and of the $500,00 which had
been saved on bridge contracts
through an insistence that the best
interests of the people be safeguarded
in letting contracts. He related the
fight that had been made on his stand
in regard to the bridge contracts and
the final triumphs which had vindicat
ed his position that the taxpayers
should not be robbed io enrich the con
tractors. In the state banking com
mission he had had cases to take up
where national banks had desired to
operate state savings tanks in connec
tion with their national banks, but
this had been refused, as in the Su
perior bank failure the state saving
bank owned by the national bank had
been swept under and this stand had
been upheld by the state supreme
court. It was his ambition, Mr. Reed
stated, to make the best record that
had ever been made ir. that office in
the way of serving the people, and he
would continue that policy, regardless
of what was said or done. This gen
tleman, who is one of Nebraska's big
men, deserves commendation for his
work, and those who heard him last
evening cannot but have a high opinion
of Willis Reed, and if ever an offieia
has served the peoule faithfully it
is he.
It. was close to the midnight hour
when the banqueters departed, with
a feeling that it was good to be there
and that the ladies of St. Mary's Guild
and the hustling members of the com
mittee had did their utmost to make
the event a red letter occasion, and to
the democrats it filled them with en
thusiasm for the coming battle.
From Friday's Daily.
This morning a large number of
petitions were tiled in the office of
County Clerk Frank J. Libershal, sign
ed by the democratic voters, and ask-
ng that the name of John Wunderlich
be placed on the primary ballot as a
andidate for the orlice of sheriff of
Cass county. Mr. Wunderlich was the
nominee two years ago on this ticket
and made a splendid race for the of
fice, although defeated, and his friends
feel that he is the id-jal candidate to
again head the democratic ticket. John
Wunderlich as a man cannot be equal-
d in the entire county, and we bar
no one, and the sun, never shown on a
more faithful friend or just and honest
man in his dealings with his fellow
man and the voters of the county can
rest assurred that should John Wun
derlich be selected as sheriff that he
will give the taxpayeis an administra
tion that will be a credit to them, as
well as to himself. To those who
know Mr. Wunderlich it is unnecessary
to state his good qualties, and the
voters of the county can bank their
last dollar on the fact that John Wun
derlich will look out for their interests
every day in the year and every hour
in the day if he is selected as the
sheriff of the county. While a demo
crat in politics, in official work he will
be a servant of all the people, regard
less of political affliction. The fact
that the voters have insisted on his
again running for the office is proof
of their confidence in him.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening, preceding the great
democratic banquet at Coates' hall, the
Journal editorial rooms were visited
by a large number of the distinguish
ed democrats of the state, as well as
of the county, and the occasion was
one that was very pleasant in being
able to visit with the old friends and
associates. Among this number were:
Secretary of State Pool, State Auditor
Smith, Hon. W. F. Moran of
Nebraska City, Attorney Gen
eral Willis E. Reed, State Treas
urer George Hall, Hon. John S.
McCarthy, candidate for congress; Dr.
G. II. Gilmore of Murray, James
Stander of Louisville, W. E. Eacken,
secretary of Senator Hitchock, Earl
Gaddis, the genial Lincoln represent
ative of the Omaha World-Herald;
John Wunderlich of Nehawka, Nich
los Opp of Nehawka, Albert Wheeler
of Murray,' and Silas Patterson of
Texas, who is here visiting with his
friends and relativas in this county for
a short time, and Oscar Zaar of South
Henry Stander, from near Louis
ville, was in the city for a few hours
today, coming down on the Schuyler
to look after some business matters,
returning home this afternoon. Henry
is one of the valued readers of the
Journal, and of coursa while here paid
this office a brief call.
Louisville, Neb., Wrestler Succumbs
to Celebrated Scissors in Seven
and Four Minutes.
From Saturday's Daiiv.
Omaha, Feb. 12. Fred Schmarder
the pride of L,ouisviut, .Neb., ran up
against a little too much class when
he tackled Charley Peters at Papillion
last night.
Peters easily won two straight falls
via the scissors route. The first fall
occurred in seven minutes and the sec
ond fall came in four minutes.
Peters went after Schmarder at the
start and in a minute both men were
on the mat, with Peters on top. Peters
instantly went after the scissors, but
failed to hold it. Schmarder by re
markable agility wiggled out.
A moment later, however, Peters
wrapped his legs r.round Schmarder
again and this time benmarder
couldn't get out, try r.s h?.rd as he
could. Peters held the leg clamp on
Schmarder fully five minutes and with
the aid of an arm hold gently turned
him over.
The second fall came quickly. The
two men want to the mat at the start,
with Schmarder on lop. A second
ater Peters broke avay and Schmar
der went to the bottom. Petcn; plied
tho scissors immediately and had no
trouble in turning the Louisville man
over in four minute.?.
Peters outweighed Schmarder ten
or twelve pounds. feenmaruer is a
fast wrestler and he certainly has his
share of gamoness, but he isn't in the
same class with Peters.
Quite a number of Omcha fans went
to Pnpilhon for the match by auto
mobile and the Interurban.
From Saturday's Daily.
The "Safety First" meetings which
ave been held here r-y the Burling
ton railroad in their special car at the
shop yards was closod last evening,
when Mr. B. F. Thomas, the represent
ative of the "Safety First" bureau,
gave his last lecture in the car and
closed one of the most successful
meetings that has been held in this
city since the starting of the safety
department. This visit of Mr. Thomas
has been very gratifying to the em
ployes of the shops, as it has given
them an opportunity of getting in
touch with the efforts of the Burling
ton to instruct and educate against
the accidents which so often occur in
the line of shop and train work. The
ectures at the shop were attended by
350 of the shop employes and this is
a very pleasing increase over the last
visit of the car. Since Mr. Thomas
has been out with his car giving these
ectures he has had 30,500 persons
present, which is a mighty good show
ing of the interest taken in this line
of work by the railroad employes.
When the "Safety First" car again
visits here it is hoped to have it equip
ped with a moving picture outfit which
will add to the interest of the meet
ings very much and give the oppor
tunity of securing a large number of
views in the line of the effects of care-
essness in railroad work as the cause
of accidents.
Files Articles of Incorporation.
Articles of incorporation have been
filed in the office of County Clerk
rank Libershal of the Railsback
Grain company, whose main office will
be located at Ashland, but who will
maintain a branch office at Green
wood, in this county. The new com
pany will buy and sell grain and
other articles in this line. The in
corporators of the new company are:
G. J. Railsback, J. C. Railsback, R. M.
Railsback, E. J. Rose and Edward
Swan son.
W. A. Fight, the stock man from
near Mynard, was here Saturday for a
few hours visiting and looking after
some matters of business.
From S&turday's Dallv.
Yesterday afternoon Joseph A. Cap
well of Elmwood, the youngest altor
ney at the Cass county bar, entered
the political arena when he filed as
a candidate before the democratic pri
mary for the office of county attorney,
Mr. capwell is a very bright young
man and just entering into the prac
tice of law, and in the community
where he resides he is held in the
highest esteem, possessing a large
circle of friends who will do their ut
most to see that Mr. Capwell is given
a good send-on in his home town.
This filing narrows the list of candi
dates down and there are only a few
From Saturday's Dally.
The hearing yesterday on the com
plaint charging Charles Lloyd Wort-
man, of South Bend, with being insane,
was staered before the board of in
anity, composed of District Clerk
amcs Robertson, Attorney J. E.
Douglass and Dr. G. H. Gilmore of
Murray, and quite a large number of
witnesess were examined in regard to
the matter of the sanity of Mr. Wort
man. The complaint was contested by
Mr. Wortman, who was. represented in
the hearing by Attorney D. O. Dwyer
and his brother. C. E. Wortman, of
Claremore, Oklahoma, and the case
was fought quite energetically by
these attorney, and ?s a result of the
testimony brought out, Mr. Wortman
was found not insane and released as
being perfectly sane and allowed to
return to his home with his relatives,
who were here attending the hearing.
The charges appeared to be the out
growth of domestic differences be
tween the accused and his wife, who
recently deserted him; the wife had
previously filed a ruit for divorce
against the accused, but dismissed the
same two days befor? the hearing.
Kroro FrldBv'n Dallv.
Last evening a very pleasant time
was enjoyed at the home of Mrs. Aug
ust Gorder on Lincoln avenue, when a
arge number of the young friends of
Miss Catherine Gordei gathered to
tender her a farewell, and while the
occasion was filled with regret that
the friends were soon to part, still the
oung people spent the time very
pleasantly for several hours. Games
of all sorts were enjoyed, which proved
most delightful to the young folks,
while several musical numbers by
Misses Helen Livingston and Delia
rans added to the pleasures of the
occasion. Kobert w ailing and w in
Richardson gave a number of pleasing
recitations, which were much enjoyed,
and these talented young men received
great deal of commendation for their
part in the evening's entertainment.
At a suitable hour a very dainty and
delicious three-course luncheon was
served by the hostess, assisted by Mrs.
ohn Beeson. Those who were pres
ent were: Misses Grace Nolting, Le-
nora Snyder, Frances Moore, Louise
Sieczovsky, Helen Livingston, Ida
Tschirren, Nell Wiles, Elizabeth Bee-
son, Lorene Chambers, Ellen Nolting,
Abbie Brown, Mina Kaffenberger,
Beatrice Seybert, Ethsl Tritsch, Cath
erine Schrack, Molly Gapen, Catherine,
Nellie and Edna Gorder, Lelia Duff,
Mary Wetenkamp, Agnes Bajeck,
Hazel Sullivan, Elizabeth Hall, Delia
Frans, Messrs. Arthur Wetenkamp,
Arthur White, Glenn Elliott, Vern
Hutchison, Philip Campbell, George
Snyder, Harley and Howard Wriles,
William Nolting, William Schmidt
mann. William Richardson, Major
Hall, Robert Walling, Tom Walling,
Frank Polacek, Ray Larson, Tracy
Druliner, Burdett Briggs, Edward
The work on the v.tll which ha-,
been in the process of iii!lirir for th
past year at the plant of the :.i-t
ice company, stems to hae pioen
successful in that an apparently
haustable supply of water h i.-ei
secured. F. J. Fitch. f Elmwoo !. !..
of the leading well run ir. tl.i- ju:: l
of the state, has ha 1 charge of t re
work and for the last three week- has
had G. R. Rawis and G. F. Bi uv. r.i: -.. ,
two of the expert cullers from th
El Dorado oil fields of Kan -as h-r"
looking after the work, and as a Je
suit they have secure J a good .-jp;.ly
of water that can be pumped for it,
use of the plant and a.-.ure them of a.
good quality of water. The well is
1,100 feet in depth and the water-
reached at 1,000 feet seems to he a
supply that is inexnaustable, a. it
pumps fifty gallons to the minute and
the drillers are of the opinion that this
s as good a water supply as can be
secured. Both of the gentlemen who
lave been here for tru last few weeks
have worked in tne leading oil neid
of the country and their work here has
resulted in securing a paying well of
water. Thev will kave as soon as
.ossible for Kansas and expect to re-
ume work there in the oil fields this
week. The well has been under pro-
ess for the past year and it was
hoped by the owners : the ice plants
that an artesion well might be located.
ut this seems to have been f ruith-s.-.
The sixth annual mask ball of the
Fraternal Order of Fagles was held
Saturday evening at Coates' hall and
was witnessed by an enormous crowd
that filled the hail to its utmost
capacity and the crowd of maskers
was one of the lr.rge.-t that has been
present at an event of this kind this
eason. The arrangements of the
dance were all that could be asked for
and perfect order was the program of
the evening and those in charge of the
all deserve a great deal of credit for
the splendid manner in wnich th;
conducted the progres.-. of the dance.
Thf nrrav of costumes made a eiy
pretty scene as the dancers moved
over the floor to the bewitching strain.-?
of music furnished by the Plattsmouth
orchestra, and the spectators enjoyed
greatly the occasion. As the hour for
unmasking drew near, the committee
of judges, composed tf George Lu.-h-insky,
Julius Pitz and Harry Newman,
advanced to the dance floor and the
dancers moved through the measures
cf the grand march, while the prize
winners were selected by the judge.
For the first ladies' prize Mrs. George
Gobelman, garbed as a Spanish lady,
was the successful winner, while
Frank Kreijci, as Top.-y, was awarde 1
the second prize. V.. H. Mason, :i;
Uncle Sam, received ihe first gentle
man's prize, and W. R. Holly, garbed
as a Pelican, was awarded the second
prize. The prize for the most comical
costume was given to Isadore Wain
trob, as Charley Chaplin. The affair
was one successful in every way and
a great pleasure to those attending.
Dislocates Right Shoulder.
Frm Saturday's Dally.
This morning r.hortly after 11
o'clock, J. J. Porter of Omaha, a
traveling man, while walkirg on the
slippery sidewalk near the Manspeak
er livery barn, fell, and in so doing
struck his right shoulder on the brick
walk, dislocating the shoulder. He at
once hastened to the C"Hce of Drs. Liv
ingston, where the rhoulder was put
back into place and the injury dress
ed. Mr. Porter returned this after
noon to Omaha, where he resides, but
will be out of commission for some
time as a result of the accident.
Adam Kaffenberger, one of the lead
ing farmers of Eight Mile Grove, was
in the city Saturday for a few hours
looking after the week-end shopping
and visiting with friends.