Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 7, 1915)
Neb State Historical Soc
PLATTSMOUTIL NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 191.V
Bcdy of F. C. Tro, Who Disappeared
Two Weeks Ago, Unearlhed in a
Wheat Field on His H n Farm.
From 'Wednesday's Dull).
A tragedy which followed the
mysterious disappearance of F. C. Tro,
a former Cass county man, is reported
from Kingfisher. Oklahoma, where
Mr. Tro has made his hnrre for some
years past on a farm a few miles out
of Kingfisher. Two weeks ago Mr.
Tro disappearred from his home, and
after several days absence searching:
parties were organized to look for him
and finally, on Sunday last, the body
was found buried in a .shallow grave
in the wheat stubble on the Tro farm
by searchers who had been out looking
for a trace of the missing man, and
who, coming up throug'i the field in
the rear of a barn, we-e startled to
fee what seemed like the elbow of a
human arm protruding from a pile of
dirt, and on further investigation dis
covered that it was the body of Mr.
Tro and who had evidently been dead
for several days.
As soon as the discovery was made
the authorities were notified of the
find and the tenant on the farm, to
gether with his wife, were placed un
der arrest, but before the man could
be hcked up safely in jail at King
fisher he made his escape and so far
as has been learned is still at liberty,
but the woman has been lodged in jail
to await the action of the authorities
in the matter.
The deceased farmer was the father
of Mrs. August Ossenkop of Louis-1
ville, near where the Tro family re-!
sided for a number of years, and the
daughter was rectified lit once of the
terrible fate of her fatter, and left
for Oklahoma to be present at the
The facts in the case, as far as
learned, would seem to .ndicate that
Mr. Tro had been shot, and the gen
eral opinion is that robbery was the
motive of the outrage. The feeling is
very high in and near Kingfisher
against the renter on the Tro farm
and his wife, and every effort is be
ing made to apprehend the escaped
This news will be very much regret
ted here in Cass county, where Mr.
Tro was for a number of years a resi
dent, and it is to be hoped that his
murderers will be apprehended and
punished for the outrage in taking the
life of this worthy citi.en.
THE PLATTE RIVER
BRIDGE ROAD SOME
From Wednesday's Dally.
The road leading to the wagon
and auto bridge over the Flatte river
has been placed in much better shape
now and the bridge company has had
as much work done on "he road as was
possible with the short space of time
to put the road in good shape for the
Ak-Sar-Ben travel into Omaha, and it
is now in very good shape. The com
pany has had several loads of dirt
hauled down from the hills and dump
ed into the holes and ruts along the
road in order too vercome the
obstacles that har. matie travel so dif
ficult over the road, and they have
succeeded nicely in this- and now the
road is in better condition than it has
been for several months. The general
condition along the Plate bottom has
made a g-eat deal of trouble in get
ting the roadway in shape, as in wet
weather the surface water from the
hills and along a part of the railroad
right of way washes down and de
stroys the work of the county and
bridge company and makes it neces
sary to have it all dore over, hut as
the season is getting late it will prob
ably be possible to keep it in shape
until the winter season comes on.
Travel has been very good s:nce the
road has been fixed up and the rest of
the week will probably be n record
breaker in travel from the southern
part of the state into Omaha.
Everyone reads the want ads.
THE COUNTY COMMISSION
ERS IN REGULAR SESSION
From Tuesday's Dally.
The board of county commissioners
met this morning at the court house
and took up the task of wrestling with
the business of the county and to audit
the different amounts that are submit
ted to them for payment. The road
work occupies a large share of the ex
penditures of the county and under
the new road dragging law there are
always a large number of claims of
this kind submitted. A petition was
also filed with the board by R. D.
Stine and J. S. Pitman, containing the
names of some twenty-four freehold
ers, asking for the opening of a road
through township 22, section 10, range
13, which was taken under advisement
by the board.
SERMON OF REV. D,
A. YOUTSEY AT THE
From Tuesday's Daily.
Rev. D. A. Youtsey and wife, who
for seven years in the past were resi
dents of Plattsmouth, and who are lo
cated at Chester, this state, where
they have been for five years with the
church at that place, have been visit
ing with their son, E. E. Youtsey, who
is living in Omaha, and also attending
the Rev. "Billy" Sunday meetings at
that place, visited over Sunday with
friends here and departed Monday
morning for Omaha, where they will
visit for a few days before returning
to their home. While here Rev.
Youtsey occupied the pulpit at the
Christian church, both morning and
evening. The morning discourse was
on the subject, "The Master Mind."
which was reversed to read "The Mind
of the Master," and was an able dis
ertation on the matter of having the
mind of the Master and of following
those things which Christ in his life
here taught, both by precept and ex
ample. The sermon was filled with
pithy points, and was well received by
the large number present. In the eve
ning the theme was "The Rescuing of
a God," and was, if any odds, an abler
sermon than the one of the morning.
In this discourse Rev. Youtsey showed
that we are all Gods, and that while
we often wander far from the fold,
that the gate stands ajar, and the
latch string is always hanging on the
outer side awaiting for us to pull.
Speaking of the Christian, he said that
he did not believe in the Christian who
joined the church and was of that dis
position that he would keep himself
from contact with the outer world, for
I believe that God never meant for one
of his professed followers to be any
thing else than a real follower, and the
real followers would not draw them
selves aloof from the very persons
which they should help. The man who
is willing to go wherever duty calls
for the rescuing of his fellows, and
even into lowest gutter to assist the
fallen to a better life, was the one
which was doing the commands of the
Master, rather than the one who was
so Puritinal that he could not come in
contact with his offending brother.
There was a feeling with some that
they would like to have had Rev.
Youtsey and his good wife return to
this charge, but he is doing an excel
lent work where he is, having min
istered to that church for the past five
years and meeting with an aboundant
THE EMPRESS VAUDEVILLE
OVER AT CLARINOA, LOWA
From Tuesday's Dally.
How the Empress vaudeville appeals
to the theater-going public of other
cities is shown by the following tele
gram which was received by the Jour
nal this afternoon from the manager
of the theater at Clarinda, Iowa, and
in speaking of the company that ap
pears here Friday evening, he has the
highest word of praise for their work
at Clarinda. The telegram is as fol
lows: Clarinda, la., Oct. 5, 11:15 a. m.
The JoHrnal, Plattsmouth: The
Empress vaudeville gave one of the
finest entertainments ever here,
i George Landers.
WEDDING AT HAVE
LOCK LAST WEEK
Miss Edna Kroehler and Mr. Charles
Chaney United in Marriage
From Tuesday's Dai I v.
The Journal a few days ago print
ed a notice of the wedding of Mr.
Charles Chaney and Miss Edna Kroeh
ler of Havelock, and the following ac
count of the wedding, appearing in the
Havelock Times, gives a more com
plete description of the happy event
that will be of great interest to the
many relatives and friends of the
bride and the Kroehler family in this
city and county:
Miss Edna F. Kroehler and Mr.
Charles F. Chaney were united in mar
riage in St. Patrick's Catholic church
at 9:15 Wednesday mornii:g. Rev.
Father O'Connor performing the cere
mony. Miss Helen Dore attended the !.-ide
and Mr. Dan Chaney. brother of the
groom, accompanied the groom. The
flower girls were Katht rin- and Helen
Lippert. Prof. Easterday of Lincoln
presided at the organ and preceding
the service Mrs. Marie Chaney-Hulbert
sang "O, Promise Me."
The bride wore a beautiful gown of
white crepe de chene with opakveent
trimmings and veil and carried a bou
quet of bride's roses. The brides
maid was attired in a gown of pink
satin with white marc-uesette over
drape and carried bouquet of pink
roses. The little flower girls, or.e
carrying a large white lily and the
other a pink rose, preceded the wed
ding party to the altar, while th o- -gan
pealed forth the strains of Loh
engrin's Wedding March.
A wedding breakfast at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Fred Kroehler, 217 South 12th street,
followed the ceremony and imemdia-e-ly
afterwards the bride and groori
left in their automobile for Piainviev.,
Neb., where they will spend some tin.-?
with relatives of the bride, and after
November 1st will be at home to
friends at their new home at the cor
ner of Touzalin avenue and L street.
The out-of-town guests were: Dan
Chaney of Falls City, Mrs. Weidman
of Plattsmouth, Fred Weidman of
Plainview and Mrs. Nelson Jean of
Mrs. Chaney is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Kroehler and is one
of Havelock's most beautiful and ac
complished young ladies with a large
circle of friends, both here and in Lin
coln. For some years she has held the
responsible position of bookkeeper and
stenographer for the Lincoln Trans
Mr. Chaney is the oldest son of Mrs.
N. F. Chaney and is an able assistant
to his mother in her mercantile busi
ness. He is a fine young man and
very popular with his associates.
RALLY DAY SUNDAY
AT THE PRESBY
Frnm Tuesday's Dally.
Sunday was Rally day at the Pres
byterian church and through the spe
cial efforts of the committee in charge
a splendid attendance of the members
was registered at the morning wor
ship hour and the occasion made one
that filled the members, as well as the
pastor, with the great good that they
might all derive in attendance at
church more regularly, and it is safe
to predict that as a result of the spec
ial effort made the attendance will
show a marked increase each Sunday.
A special letters, as well as personal
reminders had been given out and the
result was a most pleasing success in
every way for the church.
Rev. H. G. McClusky had a special
sermon which took up the matter of
church attending and church mem
bership, and was an address filled with
many forcable facts that were ap
preciated to the fullest by every mem
ber of the congregation. Preceding
the regular service at the church
James Robertson was ordained as an
elder b.y the session of the church.
Sales bills done quickly at the
OF JOE MULLEN
His Lifeless Body Found in Bed at the
Capital Hotel in Lincoln. Where
He Was Stopping.
This morning at the Capital hotel
in Lincoln Joseph Mullin, one of the
old residents of the western part of
Cass county, was found dead in bed in
his room. The discovery was made
when an attempt was made to arouse
Mr. Mullin, and he failing to respond,
an investigation revealed that he had
passed away some time during the
night, and without making an alarm
in any way.
He was for a number of years one
of the best known men in the vicinity
of Elmwood. and during his long resi
dence in the county had been prom
inently identified with the democratic
party, and several times had been a
candidate for different county offices
on this ticket.
Mr. Mullin had not been in the best
of health for some months, and has
been taking medical treatment, but
been taking medican treatment, but
his health continued to grow worse
until death came last evening to his
relief. He was a member of the
soldiers' relief committee of this coun
ty and a man who was an immense
favorite with all with whom he came
in contact, and it is with the greatest
of regret that they learn of his death.
He was the father of Mrs. John Gerry
Staik of Elmwood.
A RESTRAINING ORD
ER ISSUED IN THE AT
A suit was filed yesterday in the
distiict court entitled George E.
Dovey, administrator of the estate of
E. G. Dovey, deceased; E. G. Dovey &
Son, a partnership, and George E.
Dovey vs. Frank E. Schlater, special
administrator of the estate of Jane A.
Dovey, deceased; Horatic N. Dovey
and Oliver C. Dovey, and C. D. Quin
ton. sheriff of Cass county. The case
is ne where the plaintiff resists an
execution made on the firm of E. G.
Dovey & Son to cover a judgment of
the county court for the sum of 54,
000 held to be the share of the Jane
A. Dovey estate in the firm of E. G.
Dovey & Son, and also asks that II. N.
Dovey and O. C. Dovey be made
parties to the judgment. A restrain
ing order in the case has been issued
by District Judge James T, Begley to
stop the levying of the execution on
the stock of goods of the firm of E. G.
Dovey & Son. The hearing on the re
straining order will be had in the dis
trict court on Tuesday, October 19th.
THE RETIRING SALE
AT FANGER'S DEPART
MENT STORE BOOMING
The past week has been a busy one
at the Fanger Department Store, and
many hundreds of people are visiting
the store daily to take advantage of
the many bargains that are being of
fered during this sale. Of course it is
impossible for two busy weeks to
make much of a hole in this immense
stock of goods, and in consequence
thereof there are many bargains left
for the busy shopper, the farmer or
the otherwise busy man or woman who
have been unable to find time to come
in. This is without a doubt the great
est opportunity that you will have to
fit out your entire family in fall and
winter wear. Remember that every
article in this great stock bears the
Retiring Sale Price Tag, and is going
at wonderfully reduced prices. The
Clothing, Dry Goods, Shoes, Millinery
and Furnishings are all included and
you will really be surprised at the
prices they are going for. The next
few days will be the best and biggest
days, so it will pay you to call as early
Everyone reads the want ads.
EDWARD W. DONAT,
SON OF HENRY DONAT,
HAS LEG TAKEN OFF
From Weoesday s Daily.
This morning at 12:15 in the rail
road yards at St. Joseph, Missouri,
Edward W. Donat. a brakeman in the
employ of the Burlington, was caught
beneath the wheels of a west-bound
freight, and as a result of the accident
the unfortunate young man suffered
the loss of his right leg. which was
severed just below the knee. Eddie,
as he is better known here in his old
home, has not been in the railroad
business but a short time and was for
a few weeks engaged in extra work
out of Lincoln, and on Nos. 93 and 94
out of this city, but a few days ago
was sent to the St. Joseph division and
was going out this morning as a sub
stitute for Earl Barclay on train No.
73, when the unfortunate accident oc
curred that resulted in the injury to
the young man.
As far as could be learned of the
accident. Ed had been sent by the con
ductor to the depot for train orders,
and as he was returning to his train
an extra stock train was coming along
through the yards and the young man
in some manner fell, and in an instant
the wheels of a car passed over his
right leg. severing it just below the
knee. As soon as the accident occur
red the young man was hurried to the
Eastworth hospital, where the injured
member was dressed and a message
sent to his mother, Mrs. Henry Donat,
in Omaha, who was completely over
come by the news, and Frank, a
younger brother of the injured man,
telephone to this city to his uncle. Ed
ward Donat, who, together with Frank
Donat and Charles Donat, an uncle of
the young man, left for St. Joseph
this morning in an auto to reach the
bedside of Eddie as soon as possible.
Henry Donat. father of Eddie, is in
Louisiana at present traveling, and
will not be able to reach St. Joseph at
The injured young man was just
past 21 years of age and his misfor
tune comes as a most terrible blow to
one just entering into manhood, and
in his affliction he will have the sym
pathy of his many friends in this city,
where he spent his childhood days.
AUXILIARY OF PRES
BYTERIAN CHURCH EN
Frnm Wednesday's Dally.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pres
byterian church held a most delightful
meeting yesterday afternoon and were
entertained in a very charming man
ner by Mesdames John F. Gorder and
C. D. Quinton, at the pretty home of
Mrs. Gorder. The attendance was
very good, many taking advantage of
the beautiful autumn day. At the
usual time the ladies held a very in
teresting business session, at which
time various business matters were
transacted and plans made for the
market which they will hold next Sat
urday at the Warga & Schuldice
store. The soliciting committee for
the rummage sale, which the ladies
will hold in November, were also ap
pointed at this time and further plans
made for the rummage sale. After
the business session the ladies spent a
few very pleasant moments in a most
enjoyable social time, and stitching on
dainty fancy work. During the course
of the afternoon's entertainment Mrs.
Nannie Sherman of Lincoln, who is
visiting friends in this city, gave some
very pretty vocal selections, and Mrs.
Gorder some very pleasing piano se
lections. Dainty refreshments were
served by the hostesses at a con
venient time. When the hour for de
parture drew near, the ladies extend
ed their warmest thanks to the hos
tesses for their hospitality, and went
home, declaring this meeting to be one
of the best they have held for some
Barred Plymouth Rock Cockerels,
fine, big ones, at $1.00 each. Come
early and get choice. Residence three
blocks west of M. P. tracks on Cedar
Creek road. Bring box. V. M. Mullis,
Plattsmouth, Neb. 10-7-ltw
Everyone reads the want ads.
CASS COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL
CONVENTION AT LOUISVILLE
From 'Wednesday's DaJl.
One of the special features of the
Cass County Sunday School associa
tion convention, which will be held at
Louisville October 25th and 2i"ih, will
be the illustrated lectures on Japan,
given by Miss Margaret Ellen Brown,
general secretary of the r.tate associa
tion, who has been on missionary woik
in the far east for some ye:vs, and
will be assisted in this work by W. II.
Kimbeily. business manager of the
Nebraska State Sunday School as
sociation. The convention will brir.fc
together workers from all sections of
the county and the cause of advancing
the Christian work in the church and
Sunday school will be thot :)u;;riiy dis
cussed. THE "DRESS-UP" CAM
PAIGN HAS BEEN IN
From Tuesday"? pally.
A "Dress-Up" campaign is being
agitated here that w ill do a great deal
toward making the appearance of the
citizens of our community more at
tractive and up-to-date, and where the
experiment has been tried out it has
been received with great favor by a
large majority of the people. When
a stranger arriving in a place meets a
community of well dressed people he
naturally feels that it is a place that
would be a mighty good point to do
business in or to make a home and
then there is the sense of neatness and
a spirit of confidence that comes to a
well dressed man or woman which a
person not dressed suitably does not
feel, and it goes far toward making a
success in life to carry the proper ap
pearance in meeting strangers with
whom you may come in contact.
The opportunity is here for the men
and women of Plattsmouth to get in
the line-up of the "dress-up" crowd
and make the proper appearance for
the city and its interests. The condi
tion of the community is growing bet
ter all the time and it is a very easy
matter for a man at least to get
dressed up at a very small cost and
present a neat trppearance, and it is
well worth while to get out of the rut
and join in the campaign for a better
appearance in attire on the part of the
men and women of Plattsmouth in the
future. It will be a good thing all the
way through and will make but little
outlay for the individual.
FAREWELL PARTY GIVEN IN
HONOR OF CYRIL KALINA
From Wednesday's Dally.
Last evening a very pleasant fare
well party was given at Coates' hall
in honor of Cyril Kalina, by the mem
bers of the Cosmopolitan club, of
which he is a member, and a most de
lightful evening was enjoyed in dan
cing and a general pleasant social
time, although filled with regret that
their friend was soon to leave them.
Refreshments were served during the
evening in a very charming manner
by Misses Florence Buttery and Alice
Lister. The music for the evening
was furnished by Miss Honor Seybert
and Anton Bajeck on the piano and
drums. Mr. Kalina is one of our
popular young men, and leaves this
afternoon for David City, Neb., where
he has an interest in a roller skating
rink in that city, and takes with him
in his new location the best wishes of
a large circle of friends.
ALBERT FICKLER AND SON
ARE HERE FROM STANTON
From Wednesday's Dally.
Albert Fickler. the Stanton county
stock man, and his son, came down
last evening from Omaha, where they
were looking after several cars of cat
tle they had on the market yesterday,
and taking the opportunity they came
down to visit here in the old home for
a few hours. Mr. Fickler has had a
very successful season this year and
is accordingly feeling well pleased.
His many friends here were well
pleased to se him, if even for a short
R. M. SHLAES RE
TIRES FROM THE
A Deal Consummated hy Which J. C.
I'eterwn &. Son Become Owners
of Mid-Went Amusement Co.
Yesterday afternoon a deal was con
summated whereby J. C. Petersen of
this city purchased the stock of R. M.
Shlaes in the Mid-West Amusement
company, and together with his son,
J. C. Petersen, jr., has the controlling
interest in this amusement enterprise,
which includes the ownership of the
Gem and Grand theaters and the Air
Dome in this city.
Mr. Petersen will take the place of
Mr. Shlaes as president and treasurer
of the company, while Mr. Charles
Petersen will continue as vice presi
dent and secretary, as well as manag
er of the enterprises. The change in
management will not affect the qual
ity of the pictures, which will continue
to be of the same high standard as in
the past, with Mutual and Universal
programs of the very best attractions
that can possibly be secured for the
patrons of these theaters.
Under the new management the
price will be 5 and 10 cents, with the
exception of extraordinary features,
and after next Sunday the price to the
Sunday evening shows will be put
back to the 5 and 10-cent rate, as was
formerly the scale of prices.
Mr. Shlaes will continue to be the
manager of the Parmele for the com
ing season at least, and extends to the
new owners of the movie theaters his
best wishes for their future success
and prosperity, and the change will
give him more of an opportunity of
looking after his interest. in one vt
the leading movie houses in Omaha.
The work of making the proposed
changes in the Gem, and which will
lead to the enlargement of the build
ing, will be started as soon as the
owner arrives here to look over the
changes, and when this additional
room is provided two machines will
be installed at the Gem to allow of a
continuous show being run without
any wait for changes, as is necessary
THE FUNERAL OF MRS.
DOSE AND MRS. M'CUL
Yesterday afternoon was a very sad
occasion for the members of the con
gregation of the St. Paul's Evangelical
church, as two of the ladies who had
been members of the church and
identified with the church work were
laid to their last long rest, and the
funeral services of both were held
from the St. Paul's church, that f
Mrs. Ixuis Dose being held at 1
o'clock and Mrs. James McCulloch at
3:30. as soon as the first funeral had
returned from the Oak Hill cemetery.
Both of the services were largely at
tended by the old friends ai.d neigh
bors of the departed ladies, who
gathered to pay their last tributes of
love and respect to the loved one
gone from them until they might be
privileged to join them in another
world where parting was no more.
Rev. J. M. Steger. pastor of the
church, preached both sermons and
was assisted in the beautiful burial
service by Rev. L. Frank of Ponca,
Neb. The floral tributes were very
beautiful and very profuse, and in
their beauty expressed the deep sor
row and grief felt by the community
over the death of these two estimable
Veteran Painter Here.
From Wdndaya Dally.
John N. Swartz, the veteran painter
from Nehawka, was in the city today
for a few hours en route to Omaha,
where he will meet Gus Hollenberg of
Murray. Mr. Hollenberg will treat
the walls and ceilings of his nine
room residence to three coats of Vel
umnia paint. Mr. Swartz finished the
exterior painting of the house last
Come to The Journal for fine sta
Powered by Open ONI