11 April 1908, pg 24 - Lamertha Cafe participates in parade
THOUSANDS SEE GRAND CELEBRATION SATURDAY PARADE THREE MILES LONG PARADE Bands, Lodges and Trade Displays Entered in to Make the Celebration Celebration a Success. ' Saturday afternoon, Coffeyville cele brated nhe raising of the ?100,uuu bonus fund. By .proclamation of Mayor Wilcox, the afternoon, be-. be-. be-. tween 1:30 o'clock to 3 o'clock was made a public holiday. The stores and business houses were closed in or der that the clerks and merchants might participate in the parade. Ev ery store in the (business part of the cfcty was closed, and the factories and wholesale houses suspended opera tions while the celebration was in pro frunpo 'I'll " tiri r -J -J i nm n n nntqKlfl event in Coffeyville history and will always be remembered as a part of tho movement which terminated in Saturday's celebration. To say that the Bonus Parade was a great success would be staging the matter very mildly. It was a representative representative affair in which a large ma jority of the merchants and manufac turers took a part. The parade -was -was t he consummation of much hard work on the part of those in charge, but the way in which the affair was carried out is indeed a credit to those who did the work and to the city of Coffey ville. "It was the best parade this city ever had," said a leading citizen Ithis afternoon in speaking of the individual individual floats. Of course there were only a few elaborate displays, ibut taken as a whole was the best ever gotten up in this city." And the same was heard on every hand. The visiting newspaper men were especially pleased with the displays, displays, and ;they were all enthusiastic in praising the spirit displayed by those who got up the floats. The streets along the line of march were crowded with people. The streets were jammed with the vehicles of people living in the city and of farm ers who came into town ;to take part in the celebration. Walnut street was a solid mass of humanity, and the side streets were almost as crowded Ten thousand people -were -were on the streets to see the parade . As ;to the parade itself, it would be impossible to describe each display and give it the credit that justly be longs to the man or woman who ar ranged it. Painstaking work on the part of the merchants and manufac turers was in evidence at every turn The floats in the Labor day parade, last September went down on record as the best ever seen here, but those seen Saturday far outdid those of Sep tember 5. It would not be exaggera tion to say that hundreds of dollars were spent in getting up the displays Everything from simple signs on car riages to. elaborate floats arranged on large wagons were to be seen as the parade ivient toy. The parade was the longest one ever witnessed in the city. The line of carriages and floats was approximately approximately three miles in length and It requir ed over half an hour for Ithe entire procession to pass. The head of the parade rested on Ninth and Walnut. When the procession was formed at 2 o'clock, the line extended around the entire length of the streets along which the parade was to march It was one continuous procession with only a few yards between the head and the end of the parade Shortly before 2 o'clock, the parade started north on Walnut to Seventh street. Thence it proceeded east to Union, south on Union and Walnut to Eleventh; west on Eleventh to Willow, Willow, thence north to Eighth. Coming back to Walnut along Eighth, the procession procession moved north on that street to Seventh, thence back along Union to the Plaza where the procession broke up. Following is the (formation of the parade; parade; Mounted policemen. The marshal of the day. The aides, mounted. The city band. The Coffeyville fire department. . Automobiles . 50 members of Y. M. C. A. Coffeyville merchants rigs. The W. O. W. band: The W. O. W. team. The K. of P. Uniform Rank. Coffeyville druggists . Visiting editors. The city officials. The Coffeyville Furniture Co. The S. W. Paint Co. The Talbot Saddlery Co. The Lamertha Cafe. & Coffeyville bakeries. The Smith laundry. n The Square Deal Feed Store. v The Brighton Furniture Co. The Brown Supply Co. Coffeyville merchants in carriages, The Crystal Springs Water Co. The Isham Hardware Co. Ferguson Bros. The Stevens Electric Co. Citizens in carriages and autos. The Apollo club, mounted. Amos Hutson. The Coffeyville Plumbing Co. The Ice Cream Depot. The Big 3 Land Co. Mehl Bros. Tin Snop. The Noel Plumbing Co. Moyer & Axer. - Our Laundry. ' - The Walton Grain Co. " The Fraternal Order of Eagles .