The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 18, 1915, Image 1
Cb Stal H.storicaJ Soc fIatt b omnul VOL. XXXIV. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1913. NO. 3. emont LITTLE EXCITE MENT ON FOURTH ST. LAST NIGHT Misunderstanding on Part of Mayor and Chief of Police The Chief Not to Blame in the Matter. From Friday's Dally. Last evening for a few minutes ex citenient reigned supreme in the vi cinity of rourth and Main streets. iv he re an advertising demonstration and free show was being conducted by a traveling agent, who had erected tent and had on exhibition a trie ponv while advertising his line of goods. The show was getting in progress, when two drunks hi the crowd demanded the attention of the polite, and Chief Barclay gathered the two men in and started them out of town and then returned to the scene of the show and inquired if the man had a license to operate, as the chief had received instructions some time ago to keep his eve out for travelint agents who had no license to operate in the city. The man in charge of the show in formed the cnief that he had no license, but had received verbal per mit from the mayor to go ahead and show, and after some discussion this Ioint was finally settled by a tele phone message from the mayor in forming the chief that it was all right. This seemed like a peaceful and agree able ending of the matter, but instead of letting it go, the advertising man continued to discuss the incident from the platform, which was a very im politic act, and soon brought into the discussion J. E. McDaniel, in front of whose place of business the show was operating, and it was ony a few min utes until both the man and his wife and Mr. McDaniel were in a red-hot controversy, which finally resulted in the show being moved, at the request of Mr. McDaniel as a nuisance to his property. The affair attracted several hundred people, and the crowd took turns in siding with the different parties in the chewing match until the show was closed up. The affair was one that is to be rgretted, but was almost wholly due to too much talking and stirring up a discussion of a matter that would have been ieacefully settled if it had been dropped when the man secured his permission from the mayor. The chief of police was only obey ing orders when he asked to see the man's license, and if it had stopped then there would have been no trouble whatever. CELEBRATE SEVENTY FOURTH BIRTHDAY OF FATHER BY THE SONS From Friday's Dally. Last evening "Sunnyside." the beautiful Wescott home on High School Hill, was the scene of a very happy gathering on the occasion of a birthday dinner tendered to Mr. C. E. Wescott by his sons, C. C. and E. H. Wescott in honor of the seventy fourth anniversary of their father. The event was one of rare pleasure as a number of old friends were invited to be present and enjoy the evening with the guest of honor, who is here enjoying a visit with his sons before returning to his home at Los Angeles. The dinner was in four courses and served in a very charming manner by the two daughters, Mrs. C. C. and E. II. Wescott. The table decorations was a large centerpiece of dark red i oses, while at each seat was a very unique and pleasing place card which proved a most entertaining feature and caused much merriment among the guests. Those who were invited to be present at the dinner were: Messrs. Bryon Clark, Dr. T. P. Liv ingston, R. B. Windham, Rev. F. M. Druliner, Dr. C. A. Marshall and C. A. Rawls. The guests all gave a num ber of birthday reminiscences of other days gone by, and trie occasion was one that was filled .with much pleasure to the gentlemen gathered around the festal board. Everyone reads the want ads. TRIED TO TEftR BOWH THE on but e F The gentlemanDfrom the west part of the county who was taken in yes- terday morning and placed in jail in an attempt to sober him up, was re leased last night, as one of his friends came forward with the cash bond to cover his fine, as well as the amount of the damage that had been inflicted on our cozy and home-like city jail. The man was certainly the incarnation of destruction, and if the jail had not had a heavy stone foundation he would have torn the building down, as he was determined to gain his liberty. After breaking all the lights out of the windows the man was locked in a cell where it was thought he would be safe until he sobered up, but as soon as he was left alone he proceeded to break the locks off of the cell doors and was raging over the jail when the police again visited the building, and he was kept under guard until it was possible to ship him back to his home, and this morning the cash bond was paid over to the police judge, amount ing to $8. STATE SUNDAY SCHOOL DAY WILL BE OBSERV ED IN PLATTSMOUTH From Friday's Dally. The Sunday schools of this city are making preparations to make the state Sunday school day on Sunday, Novem ber 7th, one of the read letter events in the history of the schools of the city. Governor John H. Morehead has proclaimed this day as "Nebraska Come to Sunday School Day" and it is to aid this movement that the workers and members of the various church organizations have gotten busy and arranged to make the event one long to be remembered. This is an oc casion that should be taken advantage of by everyone, and if possible this day should find every man, woman and child in some Sunday school or church showing their appreciation of the benefits of the Christian religion that has made this country one of the greatest in the world. Mark the date own in big red letters and attend Sunday school in honor of Nebraska nd the splendid workers of the Sun day school who have labored so well for the advancement of their fellow men, as well as a tribute to the Master who has guided us through torm and stress. DHN M'NURLIN AND MOTH ER DEPART FOR KANSAS Krnm FrldsVa Dally. Last evening John McNurlin depart ed on the midnight Missouri Pacific train for the south, accompanying his mother, Mrs. J. J. McNurlin, to Gar net, Kansas, where she expects to visit for the winter at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Miles Standish, near that place, while John will enjoy a ten days visit at the home of his young est sister, Mrs. Standish, before re turning home to this city. Mrs. Mc Nurlin is 83 years of age and finds that the winters in southern Kansas are not as severe on ner as in rse- raska and spends them there with Mrs Standish and the summer months here with her son, John. It is to be hoped this estimable lady will enjoy the best of health during her absence I and be summer. able to return here next Pames W. Holmes Doing Nicely. From Friday's Dally. James W. Holmes Doing Nicely, at the Presbyterian hospital in Omaha, recovering from an operation for appendicitis, is reported as getting along in fine shape and his recovery seems to be but the matter of a short time now. This will be most pleasing to his friends throughout the county, as the case of Mr. Holmes was a -very severe one and occasioned a great deal of apprehension to his family and friends. Dr. G. H. Gilmore, of Mur ray, was in Omaha today and paid a short visit to the patient at the hos pital. Come to The Journal for fine sta tionery. . 1ISITSCENEOF mm op fi c TDfl IM (Wl AHDMA I flU ill U IV LM fl U III It August Ossenkop Relates Interesting Particulars of the Murder of His Wife's Father. (From the Louisville Courier.) August Ossenkop returned last Sat urday from Kingfisher, Okla., where he and Mrs. Ossenkop were called week before to attend the funeral of Mrs. Ossenkop's father, F. C. Tro, who was brutally murdered on his farm near that place some two weeks be fore, mention of which was made in last week's Courier. Mr. Ossenkop, in speaking of the murder, tells the following story of the affair: 'The old gentleman, who had been living alone on his farm, hired John Wirth and his wife, who are being held for the murder, to work for him for a short time and put in his winter wheat crop. They were comparative strangers in the neighborhood and claimed to have come from Texas. The night the murder was committed Wirth remained at my father-in-law's home. During the night the old gen tleman was murdered in his bed with an axe. The wife of Wirth did not go to the farm until the following day, so perhaps had nothing to do with the crime. Suspicions and con flicting stories by Wirth and his wife alarmed the neighbors as to the old gentleman's safety and they set out to investigate. He told some that he had rented the farm and paid $450 cash rent and $C50 for the live stock. He at once went to hauling off the wheat on the farm and collecting the money for it. The neighbors called the attention of the officers to this and Mr. Tro's son at Pond Creek was notified and had Wirth arrested for stealing the wheat. In company with a constable they drove to the farm and inquired as to the whereabouts of his father and was told that he had gone away and did not say when he would be back. Later the sheriff and a posse went to the farm, but could find nothing of Wirth. Believing him to be in hiding the sheriff stationed his men about thep lace, then got in his car and said he would go back to town. He was scarcely out of sight when Wirth came out of his hiding place. A member of the party com manded him to halt, but he took to his heels and disappeared into a field of kaffir corn. He was captured the fol lowing day in a small town several miles southwest. A search of the premises showed the feather bed on which the old man slept soaked with blood and Wirth and his wife had been sleeping on it for almost two weeks. The old man's gold watch was found in the posses sion of the woman. She declared she had bought the watch in Texas, but there was the old man's initials on the cover. It was an old-fashioned watch which he had carried for forty years or more and every one of his children could swear to it on sight. "The searchers then began to go over the farm looking for the body, for it was evident that he had been murdered. Coming up through the wheat field in the rear of the farm they discovered an arm protruding through the ground and soon uncover- ed the badly decomposed body of the old- gentleman. The murderer had sought to cover up any trace of the whereabouts of the body by plowing over the spot with a disk, and it is probable that the remains would never have been found but for a Scotch collie dog which had dug up the body and left the hand exposed." Mrs. Ossenkop will remain for some time until the affairs of her father have been settled. UNCLAIMED LETTER LIST. I-M-I-I-:-: I Mil I !! The following letter remains uncall ed for at the postoffice at Plattsmouth, Neb., at the close of business Octo ber 17th: Mrs. J. M. Goselan. The above letter, if not claimed by November 1st, will be sent to the dead letter office at Washington. WAS OPERATED UPON FOR APPENDICITIS IN OMAHA From Friday's Dally. Last evening Miss Minnie Born was taken to Omaha, where she entered the Immanuel hospital and was oper ated on at once for appendicitis, from which she has been suffering for the J past few days. Miss Born stood the operation in fine shape and was re ported this morning as showing the best of progress and apparently the i operation had been an entire success. This will be most pleasing to the friends of the young lady and it is to I be hoped that she will show the same progress toward her complete recovery and soon home. bea ble to return to her GALLED TO HAVELOCK TO ATTEND FUNERAL OF P. H. MAHONEY From Frid&r's Dally. R. L. Propst and family were in Havelock yesterday, where they were called to attend the funeral of the late P. H. Mahoney, which was held in the First Methodist church of that city at 2 o'clock, and the interment made in the Wyuka cemetery at Lincoln beside that of the wife, who had preceded Mr. Mahoney in death some two years ago. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in Havelock and the citizens seem to have united in a fitting trib ute to the good man gone to his final rest. The wealth of floral remem brances from the different residents of the cities where Mr. Mahoney had ived, as well as from friends of the family, filled the home with their ilent and touching tribute to the worth of this splendid .citizen, father and friend. Mr. Mahoney, during his residence in Havelock, has been very prominent in politics and in the work of the Burlington shops and was one of the best known and most beloved residents of that city. He leaves four children, Edwin Mahoney, Valley Junction, Iowa; Harry Mahoney and Mrs. Tom Hawksworth, Chicago, and Miss Linella Mitchell of Havelock. Mrs. Propst was a sister of the late Mrs. Mahoney. THE ALLEY PAVING ON THE NORTH SIDE IS COMPLETED From Friday's Daily. The last lap of the alley paving on the north side of Main street was com pleted this morning and now the work is complete from Fourth to Seventh streets, and as soon as the last few sections have dried thoroughly the alley will be ready for travel. The work in the concrete paving which was put down by the firm of Peters & Richards, has the appearance of a first-class job and is certainly a won derful improvement over the previous condition of the alleyway and it will be possible now to haul heavy loads along the alley regardless of how stormy the weather may be, as the mud which formerly made the alleys impassable will be a thing of the past and it is certainly a move in the right direction. THREE NEW RESIDENCES TO BE ERECTED IMMEDIATELY From Friday's Daily. The three new residence on Wash ington avenue near the German Home, which have been planned for some time, are to be started tomorrow and pushed to a rapid completion. These houses are to be strictly modern and u ...;n v, QBvin anA k I catii mil u i ..uAirw ' - w v. x v- v i ed by C. C. Parmele and J. W. Bumie. The carpenter work, which will be started tomorrow morning, will be in charge of Frank Konf rst and will be strictly first-class in every way, con sisting of rive rooms, as well as a bath, and their nearness to the busi ness center of the city will make them most desirable, and especially as the ! installing of the sewer has made it a much more desirable location. The houses will be finished in stucco, and when completed will be a very hand some addition to that section of the city. iQllfJfinV CPUfini luununi UUIIUUL. GOOD FORTUNE IN MISSOURI CONVENTION AT LOUISVILLE The Program for Fifteenth Annual Meeting at Louisville October 25 and 26, 191.1. From Saturdays Dally. The program for the fifteenth an nual convention of the Cass County Sunday School association, which will oe neid at ixiuisvuie on uctober zo and 26, has just been issued and the outline of the work of the convention gives much promise of the good things in store for those attending. The con vention theme will be, "Power," and the different talks will be along these lines, as it applies to the advancing of the Sunday school work of the county. The meetings will be held in the city hall at Louisville and the entertain ment of the guests will be in charge of Miss Bedella Stander of that city The Louisville Sunday schools will tender a reception to all visiting dele gates at the close of the program Monday evening. The Boy Scouts' band of the same city will render a short musical program each evening before the opening of the exercises, and a special effort will be put forth by the Louisville people to see that the visitors are entertained with spec ial features, in addition to the regular program, lhe ofncial program or the convention is as follows: Monday Morning, October 25th. 10 :00 Devotional Prayer for Power, Rev. Wilbur S. Leete, Platts mouth, leader of all Devotional hours. 10:3(1 Roll call. Apopintment of committees and assignment of dele gates. Monday Afternoon. 1 :30 Power Through Organiza tion: 1 The Local School, J. M. Tee- garden, Weeping Water. 2 The District Association, Rev. H. B. Hutchman, Murray. 3 Business Methods in Religious Work, with spec ial reference to the County Sunday School association. Dr. Edgar R. Mathers, Falls City, president of the Richardson County Sunday School as sociation. 4 The State Association, C. C. Wescott, Plattsmouth. 5 The International Association, W. H. Kim- berly, Lincoln. 6 The World's Con vention. Dr. Van Fleet, Elmwood. 3 :00 Devotional Power Through the Use of the Bible. 3:30 The Element of Power Con tributed by Each Division: 1 The Elementary, Miss Brown, Lincoln. 2 The Secondary, Rev. G. A. Randall, Mynard. 3 The Adult, W. H. Kim berly. Monday Evening. 7:30 Devotional Song and Prayer. 8:00 The Adolescent Age, Rev. R. A. Waite, pastor First Congregational church, Lincoln. 8:45 The Sufficient Sunday School, Rev. Ralph Houseman, Omaha, educa tional superintendent of Sunday school work, synod of Nebraska, Presby terian church. Tuesday Morning, October 26th. 8:30 Reports of county officers and I division superintendents. 9:30 Devotional Power Through the Devotional Part of the Sunday School Session. 10:00 Power Through a Knowledge of Our Field: 1 Our County Can- vass, Clinora uutier, umwooo. j-mm m ' - 1 T" 1 1 2 Our Local t lelds, ti. Le jviarsnau, Weeping Water. 3 Our Own School, Rev. W. M. Elledge, Weeping Water, 11:00 The Sunday School, a Com - munity Asset, Rev. Ralph H. House- man. Tuesday Afternoon. 2:00 Power Through Efficient Of- ficers: 1 The Superintendent's Power nH Onnortunitv. C. E. Wescott. 2 - - r r The Secretary, Rev. C. Jannen, Elm wood. 3 The Executive Committee, Rev. J. W. Illsley, Nehawka. 3 ;00 Devotional The Teacher's Power Gained Through rnvate Prayer. 3:30 The Goals (a round table), W. H. Kimberly. Tuesday Evening. 7:30 Devotional Song and Prayer. 8:00 Real Life in Japan, illustrated by stereopticaa. Miss Brown Paints and Oils. Gerine & Co. 'Phone 36 TIM M'FADDEN MEETS WITH UUIUUUUM1 IIII. From Friday's Daily. A great many of our people will recollect Tim MtFadden, the gentle man who was here several years ago and placed the signs on the fence at the base ball park, and they will be pleased to learn of the good fortune that has just recently befell Tim and which has placed him in most comfort able circumstances. He was willed the interest in a valuable zink mine in southewestern Missouri bv a relatives and the mine is estimated to be worth at least $17,000 and is situated near Webb City, Missouri, where Mr. Mc- Fadden is now making his home. He made many friends during his stay here by his clever manner, and was one of the best sign painters who have visited this city in recent years and well deserves the good luck that has come his wav. THE FIRM OF J. H. M'MAKEN & CO. ARE ALWAYS BUSY From Friday's Dally. The firm of J. H. McMaken & Co., the contractors, are having all that they can look after nowdays in the way of moving, and also in other mat ters that have been turned over to them, including the fill of the Wash ington avenue sewer. Mr. McMaken and his force are to move the resi dence from the Mumm corner at Fourth and Vine streets, where it is proposed to locate the new Carnegie library, onto the vacant lot of C. H. Fuller, just west of the Precbyterian church, and here it will be remodeled into -a first class residence with all the modern improvements and used for rental purposes by the new owner. Mr. McMaken is also to start ex cavating at the property of G. H. Falter for a large basement under the entire house, which will be followed by the remodeling of the residence and the enlarging of the property. The work of Mr. McMaken in this line has been such as to give the utmost satis faction and those who have employed him in lines of work of this kind have the highest words of praise of his ef forts and have found perfect satisfac tion in the result of it. These, with the contract for the filling of the ditch along the sewer will keep this gentle man and his workmen quite busy for the next few weeks at least. MR. AND MRS. HENRY BOECK RETURN HOME FROM CALIFORNIA From Saturday's Dally. Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boeck arrived home on No. 2 after a visit of several months' duration at Los Angeles, California, and will re main here. While the visit on the coast was a very pleasant experience m a great many ways for our two old friends, it was marred by the fact that several weeks ago Mrs. Boeck fell and fractured her left arm and since that time they have been awaiting the time when they might return back to the old home in this city. The trip, how ever, seems to have benefited them, as they are looking nicely and show a marked appearance over that when they left here, and the climate of Cali- forn;a seems to have agreed with them in this respect at. least and had it not been for the unfortunate ac cident to Mrs. Boeck it is quite prob able that they would have remained for the winter on the coast, but under the circumstances thought it best to come back to Plattsmouth, where they have for so many years made their home. While on the coast Mr. and Mrs. Boeck had the pleasure of meet ing a great many old-time residents of Plattsmouth . and Cass county and this added vry much to the pleasure of their stay. They report that most of the Plattsmouth colony are doing nicely and feeling fine and appear to be enjoying life to the utmost. M. Tritsch, refracting optician, at Gering & Co.'s Wednesday and Satur day evenings. Examination free. RDVQ RCHIMTUC ART OF BURG LARY YOUNG Thev Evidently Will Be Sent to the Reform School. Which Will lie a Lesson to Them. Saturday afternoon Mrs. O. P. Mon roe discovered the tact that three watches were missing from the stock in her store, as well us a flashlight and for a short time it was a nivsterv where the missing articles had gone. but an investigation by the lady point ed the finger of suspicicn at two boys who had been working aroui d the store blacking stoves and who had had the best opportunity of getting next to the stolen good. Mrs. Monroe, in order to try and lo cate the stolen goods, called Officer Alvin Jones, who was r.eariy, and he responded and visited the store where the two boys were questioned and stood pat that they knew nothing of the missing articles. Mr. Jones then called Chief Barclay, and through careful questioning and work in searching one of the missing watches was located in an empty stove which the boys were engaged in blackening, and that later disclosed the hiding place of another of the watches, but the whereabouts of the flashlight and the remaining watch remained unsolv ed. The police being unable to secure a satisfactory explanation of the af fair from the two boys decided that it would be best to take the matter up with the county attorney, and ac cordingly the two boys were hurried over to the court house, where they were questioned and but little satis faction could be secured in the exam ination. The boys are just in the neighbor hood of 12 and 13 years of age and should be looked after by someone be fore they venture further on the downward path and get into even more serious trouble. The boys were released Saturday on the promise of the parents that they would see that the lads were on deck this morning to explain the matter to the satisfaction of all parties and to locate, if possible, all the missing articles. A case like this is one that is very disagreeable for the police to handle, as it involves such young children, and while it is a part of their duties to see that the boys are brought to time, it is very trying to have to take the boys up and see that they are placed in some institution where they mav be looked after. ANOTHER GOOD SHOW GIVEN BY EMPRESS VAUDEVILLE COMPANY The Empress Vaudeville company made its regular weekly appearance here last Friday evening before a large-sized audience, and while the bill was not up to the high standard of its predecessors, it was very pleas ing to most of those in the audience. In an organization of this kind, of course, it is hard, with the large num ber of acts used, to see that each of them are of the very best, and oc casionally a weak program will creep in. The Empress has. during the time they have appeared here, given some of the best attractions that have ever been presented in this city, and these have been appreciated to the utmost by the amusement-loving public of the city. The advent of this organization has given to the smaller towns of this section an opportunity of securing high-class attractions at a most reas onable rate of admission, and they have proven one of the most pleasant features of the entertainment program of this fall. Another strong program will be given next Friday evening at the Par mele theater and those who have en joyed the delightful performances in the past can rest assurred of a fine list of attractions for the coming show. A good time vrill be on the program Saturday evening at the German Home, when the Turn-Verein will give another pleasant soci&l dance.