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VOL. NO. XZXVIL
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921
OBSERVED AS A
v DAY OF MEMORY
VETS OF BLUE AND KHAKI AND
WOMEN'S SOCIETIES JOIN
IN TRIBUTE TO DEAD
From Tuesday's lally.
The day that has been set aside
by the nation to honor the fallen
heroes of the wars of the republic j
was quite extensively observed in J
this city yesterday and the spirit
of the occasion found reflection in
the efforts of the patriotic societies ;
to pay suitable tribute to the mem
ory of the honored dead.
The services at the Oak Hill cem
eterv in t he morning were conducted
by both the G. A. It.. W. K. C. and
American Legion. the veterans of
the civil war. world war and mem
bers of the W. It. C. being conveyed
to the cemetery in cars where the
ceremonies of the Grand Army and
W. It. C. were first carried out at
the mound in the old portion of the
cemetery and were followed by the
sert ices at the American Legion plat
in the newer portion of the cemetery
and for the first time the ritual of
the younger order of veterans was
useil in the services. The Services
at the G. A. It. mound were con
ducted by the officers of that order
and the W. It. C. and at the Legion
lot by Post Commander Emil Hild.
assisted by the uniformed firing
siuad and color guard of honor. At
the close of the service the squad,
composed of John Palacek. command
er. Harry Winscott. Robert Walling.
Kenneth McCarthy, Thomas Walling.
Edward Fullerton. Cassius Carey.
Henry Lutz and John Powell, fired
the salute to the dead, while "Taps"
was sounded by Frank Macavoy. The
color guard was composed of Carl
Wohlfarth. standard bearer; James
Persinger and Joseph Smetana. naval
guards. Following the exercises, the
graves of the departed old soldiers
and sailors as well as the world war
veterans were decorated. Of the
world war men there are three bur
ied and monuments . to two who
sleep overseas. August Hesse. George
K. Kopischka. D. Harris Cook. Hugh
Kearns and Edward Hippie. A com
mittee of the Legion also visited the
Horning cemetery to decorate the
grave of Albert Vallery, a former
For the first time the services in
the afternoon were not under the
supervision of the Grand Army, they
feeling the burden of years and hav
ing requested that the American
Legion assume the task of love and
duty in providing the fitting cere
monies that would pay tribute to
the departed comrades of the blue
and the khaki. Dr. G. H. Gilmore,
of Murray, was prevented by the
rain from presiding over the meet
ing as had been planned and Attor
ney Aubrey Duxbury was requested
to fill the office of presiding officer,
which he did in a very pleasing and
The Caldwell orchestra gave a
very fitting opening of the program
with "Gloaming," a reverie by Roat
and which was played in a very
pleasing manner and the sweet mel
ody one fitting for the impressive oc
casion and the artists comprising
the organization made a deep im
pres?ion on the audience.
The audience joined in singing
"America." being led by Edna Mar
shall Eaton, while the orrtiestraKave
the accompaniment and the effect
was inspirational as the voices join
ed in the notes of the familiar na
The invocation was pronounced
by the Rev. Wilbur Scranton Leete,
rector of St. Luke's church and was
followed by the reading of the Lin
coln Gettysburg address by Miss Effa
Patterson, one of the gifted elocu-
tionists of the city and the work of
part of the program. ; -i Y
The roll of honor of the- cfld 'vet
erans of the civil war was given by
Hon. It. B. Windham, who also gaTeKtfme Thursday afternoon at two
a lew appropriate remarks on the
work of the members of ' the Grand
Army and the W. R. of which
former organization he has been a
member for a great many years." "
One of the most delightful- fea
tures of the program was the solo
by Edna Marshall Eaton-, -'.'Open the
Gas-" by Knapp, and who was ac
companied by Christine Coughlin at
'he;pjano and the number in keep
ingjjwith the spirit of the occasion,
ga6the gifted singer an ample op
portunity for the range of her . su
perjfe ; voice. -;. . .
i ne auuress or tne occasion -was
given by Hon. T. J. . McGuire. of I. The loss was partially covered by In
Oniaha. who spoke of the chances F surance; but tne owner will suffer
tnai nine nas nrougnt in tne me of
the nation and, the fact lhat the pa
triots who had saved the republic
had passed to their younger genera
tion the work of preserving that for
which they fought and the splendid
manner in which the new veterans
had taken up the task. The speaker
aiso touched -on tlwcaiyses of - tluv
war ana atiacneu I Fiose, .Jk' sauehr
to divert the. high Ideals' pn.. WhichT,
me struggle nad been fought 'and; course of treatment received. The
the causes ln'volveT--statinr thatnianv friends -of , Mrs Clnidt.-ar
w.e me of the republic, its honor
and its flag had been the factors
prompting the entrance of the nation
into tta. war The grea,t lesson tb&l
,z. . " '--v..-wi j
the ar nad tanghr waft- tftarwtf
service which the individual owes to
his country and the manner in which'
the manhood of the nation had re
sponded had been one of the great
est examples to the world that could!
be found. He urged the following
of the teachings of the forefathers of
the republic in settling the present
day problems rather than the advice J
I of those who would urge the more
'radical steps of might rather than
r,6h in the settlement of these
Following the address of Mr. Mc-
Guire. Mrs. William Baird gave the
'poem. "Flanders Field," which has
become t he greatest poet ic expression
of the world war and in her gifted j
manner of presentation was more
than usually impressive. I
The duet by Comrades T. V. Glenn j
and 11. li. Windham, in one of the'
civil war songs, was received with !
deep appreciation bv the audience
and reflected great credit upon the
gentlemen who had been prevailed
upon to assist in the program.
The Caldwell orchestra played the
"Uerecuse. by Klgor. as their clos
ing number which was followed by
the flag salute by the audience anil
the singing of "The Star Spangled
Banner" by the audience, while the
orchestra assisted in the accompani
ment. The benediction was pronounced
by the Rev. A. G. Hollowell. of the
Christian church. which formally
closed the program.
On !hp 3t:!f nt ttio flftprnnnn
meeting were seated a number of
ti, i,9rntc um nU.o rBiatirM if I
the fallen service men of the world
war, Mrs. Dora Hesse. Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Ripple, Mike Kearns and
Mrs. Carl Kopischka.
DEATH OF AN OLD
RESIDENT OF CITY
John Schiappacasse, For Past Thirty
Years Resident of Plattsmouth
Answers the Last Call
From TUesdav' Daily.
This morning at 9:45 John Schiap
pacasse, one of the old Residents of
the -jity answered the final summons
to his reward after an illness cover
ing a period of several years and for
the past eighteen months he has been
confined to his bed and practically
Mr. Schiappacasse has been a suf
ferer form hardening of the arteries
as well as kidney trouble and his ill
ness has brought him months of the
most untold suffering and pain as he
awaited the final summons that
would bring him rest from the tur
bulence of life and ease the pain
with which he had been afflicted.
The deceased was born in Italy and
came to America as a young man, re
siding for the first years of his stay
in this country at Detroit and Ann
Arbor, Michigan, and from Ann Arbor
came to Plattsmouth thirty years ago.
He engaged in the fruit and con
fectionary business in this city for a
number of years and was one of the
most familiar figures in the business
life of the city and his sterling in
tegrity won him many friends among
those with whom he. come In touch.
Several times Mr. Schiappacasse took
up. business ventures in other places
tut later returned to Plattsniouth.to
end his days.
The thrift and energy of the de
parted gentleman made it possible
for him to recover from financial dif
ficulties that might have overcome
anyone else and he was able to ac
cumulate a comfortable saving for
his later days in his business here.
Mr. Schiappacasse was married in
this city to Miss Jennie Fry, daugh
ter, of. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Fry, who
with three children sunive his death.
The childen re Ray and Miss Cecil
of this city and John Theodore, re
siding at Sacramento. California.
He was at the time of death sixty
nine years of age.
In the loss of this splendid gentle
man tht itv has lost a man of rug-
gt.,i honesty and integrity whose go-
ing' pe. missed Dy many ineuus
who Jmew tifia 'well in the years that
Have gone by.
The funeral will be held at tne
HAS COW KILLED
From Tuesday's Dally.
. Yesterday, an oon during the;rain
storm, lightning killed a fine cow be
longing to. August Bach, and wliich
was running, in the pasture on the
bottoms east of the "Burlington sta
tion. --The cow. was standing near
the wire fence when the lightning
bolt struck the fence and the electro
cution of the cow followed. The cow
was a very valuable one and was
worth' in the neighborhood of 100
quite a loss as. the amount will not
near coyer the full value of the an
imal.' ' ' ' '
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
From Tuesday's Dally.
Mrs. August Cloidt, who has . been
sheading, ashort time at the hospital
in Omaha.". -returned ' home vestefdav
and feels much improved through the
pleased to see her return home and i
trust mat sne may continue to show ,
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Blank 'Books at the Journal Office.
DEALER DIES BY
HIS OWN HAND
c. M. ANDRUS, WELL KNOWN RES-
IDENT OF MANLEY, SHOOTS
SELF THROUGH HEART
1 From Tuesday's Daily.
Iast night shortly after 10 o'clock,
Clint M. Andrus, one of the well
known residents of Manley killed
himself by inflicting a fatal revolver
wound from which he died almost
' .Mr. Andrus had been engaged in
. the automobile business at Manley for
ja number of years and about a year
ago family troubles caused a great
' ueal or worry to Mr. Andrus ana tnis
with the financial responsibilities of
his business is thought to have caused
his rash act
The Andrus family reside in Man-
ley and yesterday afternoon Mrs. An
drus returned from Omaha, where she
has been visiting but found no one
at the home when she reached there
aud she motored on to Weeping Wa
ter and spent a few hours returning
later to the home at Manley and still
the husband who had continued to re-
se at the family home since the fam-
ninerences. nan 1101 waue nis ap
pearance. Mrs. Andrus had then writ
ten a letter and took it to the post
office to mail and while tehre saw Mr.
Andrus who was in the p'ostoffice at
the time, but did not seem in other
than normal condiiton.
Later in the evening the wife de
cided to go out and look after the
closing up of ihe coops where the
small chickens were kept and at the
time she left the house Mr. Andrus
was not there. Shortly after she had
ftepped out in the yard she heard
the sound of a shot in the house and
the report frightened her so that she
fainted and was unconscious for sev
eral minutes and on recovering ran to
the house where she found the body
of her husband lying prone on the
floor in the doorway of the living
room. The sight of the body caused
Mrs. Andrus to faint and it was sev
eral minutes before she could recover
sufficiently to run to the residence of
a neighbor nearby and summon help.
The effect of the 22-calibre bullet
which was fired from the revolver had
been almost instantaneous in produc
ing death, as the examination of the
body disclosed. The bullet entered
the body four inches below the left
arm pit and the shirt was badly pow
der burned as was the left hand, in
dicating that the unfortunate man
had used the left hand to guide the
revolver in making the fatal shot
while pulling the trigger with the
The sheriff and county attorney
were notified of the unfortunate af
fair, but as the indications were un
mistakable as to the suicide there was
no inquest held.
Mr. Andrus was fifty-five years of
age and leave- besides the wife, two
grown children, one son residing at
Weeping Water while a daughter is
living in Missouri.
Mr. Andrus was the owner of quite
a great deal of real estate in and
near Manley and which was at the
time of the family differences settled
.unung the members jf th fauiliiy.
RECEIVES NEWS OF
DEATH OF BROTHER
Alfred Wilson of This City Called to
Miami, Texas, by Death of Broth
er by Drowning, Sunday.
Krom Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday morning Alfred Wilson
of this city, received a message from
a sister at the Wilson home at Miami.
Texas, in which the sad news was
conveyed to him of the tragic death of
his brother, Jack Wilson, Sunday af
ternoon. The message did not give- the full
particulars of the sad affair, but it
was stated that the brother was
drowned and the accident is thought
to have occurred in the Canadian riv
er, which flows near Miami.
Alfred Wilson departed on the af
ternoon Burlington train for Kan
sas City from where he will go on
to his home in Texas and will remain
there for the funeral services which
will be held there tomorrow.
GIVES FRIEND FAREWELL
Froir Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward C. Ripple was the sv.ene
of a very pleasant gathering when
hey entertained jn honor of Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. Tulene, who are 'o leave
tomorrow for Orange .California,
where they are to make their future
The evening was spent in games
and conversation and which served
to pass the time pleasantly although
the occasion was saddened by the
thoughts of the separation that would
soon come to the friends.
During the evening a dainty lunch
eon was served that added very much"
to the enjoyment of the occasion.
Those to attend the event were: Mr
1UUW iu ouciiM nit cmiu r . .ui.
nil Mrs J J. Meisineer. Mr and
jirg. w. Tulene, Mr. and Mrs.
Wank Cheval. Mr. and Mrs. A. r
ruiene. Rir. ana Airs. tu. i.;. Kipj
Mrs. M. A. Gadby, Mrs. May Lee
Tulene. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ripple,
N0. 6 ANNULLED
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning east bound Burling
ton train No.'tf due here at &:14 was
annulled on account of a washout
that occurred on the Burlington line
near Akron, Colorado, and which will
delay all the Denver trains until late
in the day. The Storm that swept
over the greater portion of the west
lias done more or less damage accord
ing to reports received here.
It is thought that the washout may
be repaired in time to permit the lat
er trains from the we.-t reaching here
this evening, but no definite informa
tion could be given ;s to the runninfi
time of the trains.
MRS. L. C, BE
ANSWERS LAST CALL
Dies at Home of Mrs. Mary B. Alli-
sxn. Htr Daughter, in This City
After Long- and Useful Life
-Yoni Tuesday's Daily.
.Mrs. Livona C. Becker, one of the
sturdy pioneer women of Cass county,
was called last night to her final re
ward, completing a life of usefulness
to herself and to the world in which
she had made her home, and with her
passing goes one of the splendid type
of pioneer women who in their ser
vices and sacrifices made it possible
for the nation to be what it is today.
Mrs. Becker was born May 20,
1SC2, in New York ami there spent
her girlhood Gays, moving later to
Michigan where in the year 1S5
she was united in marriage to P. J.
Becker, and the young husband and
wife later moved to Kansas, where
they spent a short time and in the
year 1S5S. came to Nebraska, set
tling in the then frontier town of
Nebraska City, where Mr. Becker
operated a store and the deceased
often would recall in the later year.-;
the many experiences they encoun
tered herein the trailing with the
Indians as weil as the usual hard
ships that accompanied the life on the
frontier of the great west.
In the year I860, Mr. and Mrs.
Becker moved from Nebraska City to
Cass county and settled on a farm in
Liberty precinct near what was then
Factoryville and later became the
fiurishing-town of i'iiion. It was in
the surroundings of the early days
that the pioneer family was reared
and Mrs. Becker taught the members
of her family the thrift and indus
try that was to aid them in their
success in life. The death of the hus
band and father occurred in the year
1S75. and Mrs. Becker with her
young family to care for demonstrat
e dher ability as a manager" and pro
vider for the family, purchasing a
farm and clearing it of all indebted
ness while rearing her family of lit
To the union of Mr. and Mrs.
Becker t-even children were born,
three of whom. George. John and
Jacob, have preceded the mother in
death. The living children are: A.
L. Becker of Union. Peter Becker, of
California. T. S. Becker, residing in
Idaho, and Mrs. Mary B. Allison of
Of late years the advancing years
have checked the activities of this
splendid christian woman and for the
last two years of her life she has
made her home almost constantly
with her daughter, Mrs. Allison in
The funeral services of Mrs.
Becker will be held Wednesday after
noon at 2 o'clock from the Allison
home and will be conducted bv Rev.
If. G. McClusky of Hie Presbyterian
church. The burial will be at the
Lewiston cemetery southeast of Mur
ray, where the husband and sons are
WILL CONDUCT OWN
COMPANY THIS YEAR
Ralph I. Marshall of Nebraska City,
Will Have Charge of Eight Piece
Singing Orchestra on Road
From Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday Ralph I. Marshall and
wife of Nebraska City, were here to
spend the holiday at the home of the
parents of Mr. Marshall. Dr. C. A.
T.'ars'iall and family, ?.;id while here
completed the arrangements for the
departure on Wednesday of Mr. Mar
shall to take up his work on the road
this season as a member of a company
of high class entertainers. Mr. Mar
shall has organized an orchestra of
eight members who not only will fur
nish high class instrumental selec
tions, but will also give vocal num
bers as their part of the entertain
ments on the White-Marsh Chautau
Mr. Marshall has for several sea
sons been a member of the "White
Hussars" a playing and singing or
ganization that scored a great suc
cess on the Chautauqua courses of the
country and his work there won him
a great deal of success both as a vo
calist and as an artist on the different
instruments which he plays.
The many friends of this gifted
young man will be pleased to learn
of his forthcoming tour and trust
that he will enjoy the success that
he has experienced in the past in this
line of work.
When you think of printing, yon
can't help but think of us.
FUNERAL OF JACOB
TRITSCH ON SUNDAY
One of Largest in Point of Numbers
that Has Been Held in This
City in Years Past.
On Stindav af ten. oon the funeral
services of the late Jacob Tritsch
were held from the St. Paul's Evan
helical church in this city, where the
deceased had for many years been
a devout worshiper. For an hour
before the service the friends from
all sections o the countv were ar
riving in automobiles and long be
fore the service the church was fill
ed to its utmost capacity and sever
al hundred were turned away and
stood outside of the building to ren
der their tribute to the good man
who had so suddenly been taken from
the midst of his family and friends.
The service was conducted by Rev.
H. Kottish. of the St. Paul's church.
and who spoke of the life of Mr.
Tritsch in the community and his
long and useful life as a citizen and
friend and his services to the pub
lic in his life as a servant of the
people in public office, as well as
his splendid personality that had
won him hundreds of friends all over
During the service the choir of
the church gave a number of the
favorite hymns of the deceased which
he hnii sn Invert in his lifetime The
floral tributes were lavish and beau
tiful and attested the deep feeling
of love and rfspect in which the de
parted had ben held.
The burial was had at Oak Hill
cemetery in the family lot in that
beautiful citv of the silent.
The relatives from out of the ci.ty
to attend the funeral were Edward
Yolk, of McLean; Mrs. August Hu
waldt, Randolph; John Volk. Mc
Lean; Mr. and Mrs. John Horn,
Peoria. Illinois; Nicholas and Peter
Yolk, Ilenfrow, Oklahoma.
POLICE CHIEF RE
COVERS STOLEN CAR
Fliver Taken From Nebraska City
Saturday Evening is Discovered
Heie by Chief of Police
Chief of Palice Alvin Jones early
.' .. :iay met ning .succeeded in locat
ing a stolen Ford touring car on the
federal highway between this city
and Mynard. that had early Saturday
evening been taken from the streets
of Nebraska City
The chief lece'ved the message an
nouncing the stealing of the car late
Saturday night and at once started
out on a search for the missing ve
hicle. It was 'reported that the car
had been seen near the Platte river
bridge and the chief at once hastened
there to investigate, but found that
the c:r had not crossed the bridge
li d cerordingly he returned to the
C 1 ; V
Shortly after " .Vlock he mi'1.1 a
trip out the federal highway and a
short distance west' of the site
of the old IT. B. church discov
ered the car he was seeking aban
doned by the wayside and in a very
heated condition as if it had been
given a great deal of hard usage. Mr.
Jones brought the car in to the city
and notilkd the owners and the au
thorities at Nebraska City, who came
up and secured the missing vehicle.
Each year there are a large num
ber of Ford cars stolen over the state
and a few recovered and the Ne
braska City gentleman can feel well
pleased that Mr. Jones was able to lo
ne his flivver.
DIES AT MASONIC HOME
From Tuesday's Pally.
This morning Lem Munn, one of
the residents for the past few years
at the Nebraska Masonic Home pass
ed away after an illness of some du
ration. Mr. Munn was born in
Crawford county, Wisconsin, June 25,
1S60, and has been a resident of Ne
braska for a number of years and
thirty . ears ago was elected to the
Masonic fraternity at Fairfell. Neb.,
and has been a member of the lodge
since that time. He leaves to mourn
his death, the wife, who is also liv
ing at the Masonic Home as well as
four sons and one daughter.
The funeral will be held Wednes
day at 1 p. m. at the home and will
be conducted by Rev. A. G. Hollo-
well, pastor of tne Christian church
of which faith M.- Munn has been a
member for the past thirteen years.
On Saturday afternoon a deal was
closed between William Barclay and
Elmer Webb, whereby the latter be
comes owner of the bungalow of Mr.
Barclay on Pearl street between 5th
and Gth. where the family of J. C.
Kuykendall has been residing since
Mr Kuvkendall came here several
years ago as district manager for the
Continental Gas and Electric corpo
ration. Mr. Kuykendall is moving
today into the Corouado apartments,
and the Webbs will move Friday into
their new home.
We anorcciate your co-operation
I in helping us to publish all the live
news oi tne community. L.aii jxo. o,
1 3 rings.
DEPART FOR OKLAHOMA
rf"rom Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday morning Albert Cla
baugh and wife departed from this
city for Ardmore, Oklahoma, where
they will make their home in the
future, Mr. Clabaugh having accept
ed a position there as manager of
the lighting company in that city.
Mr. Clabaugh and wife have been
visiting for the past four moo'ln at
the home of Col. and .Mrs. M. A.
Bates, parents of Mrs. Clabaugh, and
have greatly enjoyed the vacation
here wtth the relatives and friends
and it was not without regret that
they saw the pleasant outing draw
to a close with their departure for
RETIRE FROM SCHOOL
WORK IN THIS CITY
H. R. Stromsburg, Principal, and A.
D. Bell, Manual Training and Ath
letic Director, Close Work.
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning H. A. Stromsburg
and A. D. Bell, two of the gentlemen
who have been associated here in
the school work of the city, departed
for their homes at Omaha and Beat
rice, having completed their work
here and ceased to be a part of the
educational force of the city.
These two gentlemen have proven
to be among the most efficient men
who have ever been engaged In school
work here as well as being person
ally very genial and agreeable to all
witn whom they have come in con
tact. Mr. Stromsburg has served as
principal of the school for two years
and his work is of a very high stand
ard and he has had a great part in
raising the standard of the high
school to its present point and has
proven a very efficient aid of Super
Mr. Bell has been here for only
one term, but was very successful in
his work both as an athletic director
and instructor in the manual train
ing department of the school. He
came here with the athletic depart
ment practically unorganized aside
from the basket ball team and not
only strengthened this team, but also
had a very successful base ball and
foot ball team. He was the first
manual training instructor here ahT
his work has 'been of the greatest
value in getting this department in
good running order and making it an
PLAY PLEASES AUDIENCE
From Wednesday's Dally
Last evening the Plattsmouth high
chool elass play, "Nothing But the
Truth", was repeated at the Par
niele theater at the request of many
who had been unable to secure seats
for the performance last week and
the clever comedy was most enter-.
taining to all of the audience. The
young people comprising the cast
proved exceptionally clever and
scored a repatitlon of their previous
very successful presentation.
The play has proven one of the
most delightful that the school has
ever given and reflected great credit
on the young people taking part, ft
is expected that the members of the
cast will present the play at Falls
City as they have been invited to
come there with their clever little
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Another big advantage of our member
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fact that we at all times have recourse to funds
which may be needed my our customers..
Even in times of great money stringency,
this bank, through the Federal Reserve Bank
ing System, has been able to provide funds to
its customers when most needed.
If you have no banking connection at
the present time or think of making a change
in your present connection, the complete, will
ing and considerate banking service of a bank
which is under Government supervision is of
fered to you.
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TRAGEDY AT ;(;
THE BEIL HOME ;
GOLDA. 17-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER
OF FAMILY, DIES AS RE
SULT OF SUICIDE.
From W6nealay'a Dally.
Last evening shortly before 9
o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heil re
turning to the house from their
chores and milking, discovered the
body of their seventeen year old
daughter. Miss Oolda. lyiug on the
flcoi of her room in the home, iu a
i"ne Beil family are residing on
the farm of Mrs. Clara Davis, a few
miles northeast of Union, having
moved there a few months ago from
their old home south of this city.
There can be no explanation given
as for the unfortunate girl taking
her life and the Indications of the
wound point to the fact that the
death was self inflicted.
The young lady had retired to her
room while the parents were prepar
ing to go out and complete the milk
ing and a few chores around the
home and there was nothing out of
the ordinary In her conduct. It was
some time before the pafents return
ed to the house and when they en
tered the house the mother heard the
moans of. the daughter and rushed to
the bed room only to be shocked by
the sight of the almost lifeless body
lying on the floor while the spark of
life was slowly fading away. Death
came in a very few minutes after the
discovery of the body was made. The
young woman was shot through the
breast and the bullet had clearly
found it's mark as she died within a
very few minutes of the shooting.
The flesh was powder burned show
ing the weapon had been placed close
to the body when the shot was fired.
The tragedy came with heart
breaking force on the members of
the family and the reason seems
hard to place as it was evidently not
premeditated as the young woman
it is stated had arranged to go to a
f,anc- later in the week with the
young man with whom "she had been
keeping company ..and as the relations
of the family bad been most pleasant
it was difficult to find any reason that
might prompt the rash act.
The deceased lady was very pop
ular among the young people of the
community in which she has made
her home and her untimely death has
cast a deep sorrow over the eomrnun
ityin which she has made her home
since coming to Cass county.
The young woman was idolized by
the parents and their grief at her
death is heart-breaking and both the
mother and step-father are almost
The message of the death was re
ceived here by Sheriff Quinton who
with County Attorney Cole, drove to
the Beil home, but decided that an
inquest would be unnecessary as the
cause of the death was self evident.
The funeral will be at the home
at 2 p. m.. Thursday, Rev. W. A.
Taylor officiating. Burial will be at
the Horning cemetery.
A ten-horse power Fairbanks en
gine, good as new. Also two short
horn bulls. Phone 2003. Weeping
:it-sw . ED. RUBY
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