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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 19, 1907)
A KINGDOn DIVIDED
THE KILLING OF
PREPARED IN THE INTERESTS OK THE PEOPLE OF MUKKA
I If unt of tlie rtwlers of the Journal know of a xorial event or an item ttf intercut
We want all item of interest. Editor Journal.
Mrs. Levi Rusterholtz was in Omaha
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Walker were vis
iting in Union Monday.
I. S. White and wife from near Rock
I '.I nil's were Murray visitors Sunday.
Dr. G. II. Gilmore made a profes
sional trip to Council Bluffs, Monday.
Sam Smith of Rock Bluffs, has been
marketing his corn in Murray this week.
Mrs. J. W. Edmunds and Miss Helen
Ferguson were Omaha visitors Wednes
day. Mrs. James Stone f Nehawka has
leen visiting with Murray friends for
the past few days.
Miles Standish orders a copy of the
Journal sent to his son, Iver, in Almena,
Kansas, for one year.
Geo. Oldham, of Plattsmouth, came
down Monday to assist his brother II.
L. in harvesting his peach crop.
Jos. Campbell is suffering a great
deal with jjoisoning from ivy with which
be came in contact a few days ago.
Miss Edith Shoemaker, residing south
west of town, has leen quite sick this
week with an attack of bilious fever.
Ernest Carroll and wife moved Tues
day to the Chas. Carrol! farm three
miles south of town, where they will
make their home.
J. M. Dyer and son, James, are in
the city, being in attendance at the
trial in the district court of Dyer vs
Ziegler, regarding a water course.
W. W. Hamilton is remodelling 'the
farm house of Sam Pitman this week,
in fact almost a new house, from the
many valuable changes being made.
Harve Manners and Mr. Brown of
Weeping Water were in Murray Wed
nesday, coming up in the big auto of
Ike Dunn, for whom they were posting
bills announcing his coming sale.
A social dance is billed for next Sat
urday evening, September 21, at the
Manners & Loughridge hall in Murray.
A good time is assured. Good music has
been secured, and perfect order will be
Mrs. J. A. Walker received a mes
sage Wednesday from Burnside, Ken
tucky, announcing the sad intelligence
of the serious illness of her brother T.
L. Simpson. Mrs. Walker startea for
that place Wednesday.
D. L. Amiek, who has been down at
the Burlington Junction, Missouri,
springs for the past few weeks, re
turned Wednesday feeling greatly im
prove!. W. E. Jenkins ami mother departed
Monday for a few weeks visit with
friends and relatives in Creighton, Neb.
Earl Jenkins is proving a valuable as
sistant in the store during the absence of
Evangelist James Dean of Seward,
opened a revival meeting in Murray on
Thursday evening of this week in a
large tabernacle. Mr. Dean is an ex
cellent talker, and the meetings promise
to be very interesting. A cordial invi
tation is extended to all to be present
School opened in Murray Monday with
Miss Jameson of Weeping Water as
principal and Miss Lena Young of Mur
ray as assistant. The attendance is
good and with the able management of
these two excellent ladies, the present
school year promises to be a most suc
Remember the Murray Lecture
Course. There will be five numbers
this time instead of four as there was
last year. The season tickets will .be
sold at the same price as last year, giv
ing one more number for the same
price. The first entertainment will be
the Beilharz's on the 18th of October.
Iver Standish and wife departed Tues
day, for their home in Almena, Kansas,
near where Iver has been fanning for
the past year. They were accompanied
by Iver's mother, Mrs. Miles Standish
and son Leonard, who will visit there
for a few weeks, assisting the newly
married young people in getting arrang
ed for their future home.
Well, friend, how about it are you
ready for those lecture course tickets?
They are finding a ready sale and going
pretty fast, but we still have a few
more, and the greater number sold in
sures a more successful course, and
lessens the work on the part of the pro
moters. Buy now, while the season
tickets are on sale.
The happiest young man in this part
of Cass county is our excellent friend
Will Wehrbein, and if you could but see
that smile on his face, we are confident
that you would be able to guess that it
was a boy. The little stranger arrived
Wednesday afternoon and weighs full
nine pounds. Both mother and little
one are doing nicely, and "Billy" ima
gines that he can hear the echo of the
word "papa" sounding through the
O. V. Virgin and wife went Wednes
day to Richfield for a visit.
W. II. McDanial and Phil Prisben
were in PlatLsmonth Tuesday.
Miss Margery Walker was in Mur
ray Sunday with her parents.
Ed Kniss, Alfred Dean and Guy Bur
ton were in Plattsmouth this week.
Justice Lilly Lilly departed Wednes
day evening for a visit in Michigan.
W. J. Davis of Arkansas is visiting
here with his brother, J. A. Davis.
Wm. Rice and wife visited Sunday at
the home of Postmaster Baker and wife.
H. Beck and wife spent Sunday in
Murray at the home of Dr. Brendeland
Wm. Shrader and family departed for
their home in Stoneville, South Dakota,
James Brown and wife were attend
ing the stock show in Nebraska City
C. S. Stone attended the State
Bankers' association meeting this week
W. S. Smith and A. L. Baker were
attending the stock show in Nebraska
Jos. Montgomery from northwest
Missouri is in Murray this week visit
ing his friend George Wray.
Frank Oliver of Havelock, and Miss
Grace McPherson of Omaha, spent Sun
day with the formers parents Mr. and
Mrs. Will Oliver.
Geo. Shields and James Earhart, who
have been visiting here for the past two
weeks, departed Monday for Glenwood
with a wagon load of peaches, which
they purchased from H. L. Oldham.
Mrs. O. A. Davis and Miss Inez
Hesser, were in Plattsmouth Tuesday.
Miss Hesser who formerly lived in Cass
county has been visiting here a few
week, and will soon go to visit her
brother at Vivian, South Dakota.
Mrs. M. S. Davis, who has been visit
ing in this section for the past two
weeks, departed for Plattsmouth this
week, where she will spend a few days
with her parents before returning to
her home in Wellington, Colorado.
LI. L. Oldham's peach harvest is now
on in full force, up to the present he
having gathered and shipped about 200
bushels, and expects to have about as
many more. Geo. Oldham went to
Plattsmouth Thursday with a wagon
Wm. Puis has purchased the fine
farm of F. W. Kloeping, west of Mur
ray at $i0 per acre. This is a fine farm
and under the management of Mr. Puis
will continue to be so. We understand
Mr. Kloeppirig will move to Cedar coun
ty where he owns a farm.
C 5. STONE
DR. G, . GILMORE
Prompt Attention to All Calls
Boss Harness Man
Get My Prices
BREIIDELL & BRENDELL
All Calls Promptly Attended to
HOLMES & SMITH
Tbm Big Corner Store)
Always carry an
up-to-date line of
Get their prices on all
goods before buying1
Dr. Hayes Gsantner
DENTIST OF OMAHA
IN MURRAY 1st AND 3d
WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
At tbe office of
BRENDEL & BRENDEL
Y AND VICINITY ESPECIALLY I -
in thix ririnitti ami will ? t Hiif
The "Stay Satisfactory "Range
FOR SALE BY PITMAN & DAVIS,
Wm. Loughridge and nephew, Mat
thew Loughridge, of New York City,
were in Plattsmouth Monday. Mr.
Loughridge, jr., arrived in Murray Sun
day, and his time was limited for his
visit with Murray relatives, as his busi
ness demanded his attention in other
parts, consequently he was seeing as
much of Nebraska as possible during
his short stay. Mr. Loughridge is em
ployed as draftsman with one of the
large construction companies in the east
and will probably make frequent visits
to the west in the future. This was his
first visit to Murray, and was the first
meeting of uncle and nephew, as the
elder Mr. Loughridge left his native
land of Ireland many years ago, and
has since made his home in this country
having resided on his present home
place for 25 years or more. The visit
was a most pleasant one, the only re
gret being that it was very brief, the
visitor departing for the east Tuesday.
I have decided to close out my entire
line of day goods, boots and shoes and
all furnishings just as soon as possible,
and discontinue carrying these lines of
goods, and place in a larger line of
staple and fancy groceries. In order to
do this I will make some of the lowest
prices ever offered in Murray on this
line of goods as long as the present
stock lasts. Everything will be sold at
or even below first cost. Call -in and
let us prove this to you.
W. H. McDaniel.
Return From Ireland
Mrs. James Holmes and mother, Mrs.
Jos. Shera and Jos. Keenan, who have
been visiting in the old country for the
past two months, returned home Wed
nesday afternoon. Mrs. Shera stop
ping off in Omaha for a few days visit
before returning to her home near
Rock Bluffs. They report a most pleas
ant visit both on board the steamer and
in the old country, the native iand of
Mrs. Shera. Mr. Keenan made a very
much sight seeing tour of the old
couutries during his stay, visiting in
many of the foreign countries, Mrs.
bhera and Mrs. Holmes remaining in
Ireland. Mrs. Holmes says that after
landing on the east side of the big pond
the very sight of a ship made her sick,
and she held a dread of the return trip.
It will be remembered that Mr. Holmes
went to Chicago several weeks ago to
meet Mrs. Holmes on the return trip,
which would certainly indicate that Jim
was almost as sick as Mrs. Holmes, but
his ailment being of an entirely different
nature. All is different now, just
notice the smile on his face.
District Court Adjourns.
The district court adjourned last
night at the ending of the water-course
trial, wherein Dyer sued Zeigler for
turning a water course on him, near
Greenwood. The judge departed for
home, taking a number of cases under
advisement, among which wa3 the one
OK THE JOl.tUNAL KKAI'hi:.
ojfirt it trill aittear'ntulcr thin hemJiny.
Thresher in a Bad Wreck.
I Jos. Lloyd, of Plattsmouth, who has
i for the past few few years been run
ning a threshing machine m thus section
of the county, met with a very serious
accident on Thursday of last week. He
was passing along the highway over
near the farm of I. S. White, making a
change to set the machine to a new job,
and was moving the entire outfit alone,
being on the engine and pulling the
separator and water wagon, and ap
proaching a very steep grade he had a
fear of passing down, but by careful
management the botton of the hill was
reached in safety, and feeling greatly
relieved he started up the other side,
never fearing an accident from this
source, but as he neared the top of the
steep encline, the traction belt of the
engine broke and the whole load started
gfck, all of which was piled up at the
bottom, greatly damaging the entire
outfit, and has since-been lying where
the accident occurred, awaiting the ar
rival of repairs, which to replace will
cost Mr. Lloyd in the neighborhood of
$175, besides several days, valuable time
at work. Mr. Lloyd remained with the
engine until the last, and is really
thankful to get out of the, affair with
his life. Mr. Lloyd is certainly meet
ing with his share of bad luck with his
threshing outfit, as it will be remem
bered that only last season he was quite
seriously injured himself and laid up
for several weeks with a broken limb
from the result.
Good Coon Dog.
Many times during the past few days
has the sporting editor of the Journal
been asked, "What qualities of a good
coon dog?" First, we would say a good
scent, second, a good trailer and third,
a good tree climber, such as would save
his master the trouble, especially when
the bark of the tree is rough and the
limbs are small. W. H. McDaniel will
bear us up in regard the last named
quality being very essential. Rufus,
Rustus, Johnson Brown has all the
good qualities except the latter, and he
is too wise to attempt to climb the tree.
We understand that Murray has an or
ganilation known as a "Coon Hunters
Association," and for further informa
tion we will respectfully refer all par
t es to W. H. McDaniel, president of
They Intend to Stay
Joseph Adams, of the Adams-Gillis-pie
Grain Company, of Mynard, was in
the city Saturday, and in conversation
with a reporter of this paper said: "In
regard to ths effort which is being made
to freeze us out of the grain business in
Mynard, and as regards the elevator
there, I would like to let the people
know that it will take more than 'hot
air' to get us out. We can be moved,
but it will take a lot of hard dollars to
effect the removal."
Joseph Vetersnek and family who
have been visiting with friends and re!
ativer in the city and vicinity for a
month past, returned to their home at
Liberal, Kansas, this afternoon.
The Terrible Accident Oc
curred Near Seward
The following story of the killing of
George L. Graves, is taken from the
Lincoln Evening Star of Tuesday. The
unfortunate man has visited in Platts
mouth on several occasions, but his last
visit was his attendance at the funeral
of Elmer Cole. The deseased was a
cousin of Mrs. A. W. Atwood of this
"Burlington freight train No. 47 a
local from Ravenna, eastbound, was
wrecked at 10 o'clock this morning two
miles east of Seward. Engineer G. L.
Graves being killed and August Niles,
the fireman being severeiy injured.
Both men were residents of Lincoln.
Engineer Graves was instantly killed,
being carried over the fifteen foot em
bankment with his engine. In addition
to his being crushed the first cause of
his death, he was badly scalded. Graves
lived at 1246 T. street. He was forty
years of age, leaves a wife, two daugh
ters and a son. The wreck was caused
by the train running into a car loaded
with rails on which no flag had been
set by the gang of sectionmen. The
engine and fifteen cars were thrown in
to the ditch.
"Section foreman, Frank Pickerel!,
of Seward, this morning went with his
crew of workmen to repair the track
east of the city. He had taken with
him a pushcar, loaded with steel rails,
which were intended to be used along
the track. They were working just
around a curve, and it is alleged the
crew forgot to flag the train. When
freight train No. 47 came around the
curve in sight of the section crew it
wes too late to throw off the rails and
push the car or to stop the train.' The
train crashed iuto ,the push car and the
train was thrown off the track."
"An extra engine had been coupled
onto the rear of the train to help push
it over the Germantown hill. In going
around the curve the front engine was
not in sight of the rear engine, and the
latter kept on pushing until about six
freight cars were thrown off the track.
When the engineer and fireman were
removed from under the engine, it was
found that a brake lever had been
driven through the engineer's head.
The Threshermen Helped
'A number of threshers were at work
near by and witnessed the wreck. They
ran to the scene of the accident and
assisted the crew of the rear engine
and the section men in getting the un
fortuate engineer and fireman from the
wreckage. Both the engineer and fire
man had remained in the cab. They
were both crushed under the wreck of
heavy iron, while a brake lever had
pinioned the engineer by entering a
cheek on one side and coming out near
the base of the brain on the other side.
When found the fireman wasunconsious
The bodies of Engineer Graves and
the injured fireman were placed on a
hand car and taken to Seward. The
Burlington physician, Dr. D. D. Potter
was immediately called to attend fire
man Niles, Engineer Graves had been
a resident of Lincoln for many years.
He was a brother-in-law to Miss Fannie
Kimes, the private clerk of Postmaster
E. R. Sizer. She resides on 13b J,
The Fireman's Story
"August N?les, of 229 North Eleven
th street, the fireman on train No. 47,
was badly injured when the engine was
derailed, his colar bone broken and his
head and nose cut, his back injured
severely and his neck so injured that he
was unable to move it when taken to
Everett's sanitarium. He was able to
speak however, and gave his version of
"We were coming down the hill with
the curve ahead of us. Graves the
engineer was on the side toward the
curve. He had not used steam for
about two miles. We were moving
along at a pretty good clip when I saw
Graves lean over and throw on the air.
That slackened our speed to about fif
teeen miles an hour. The next thing I
knew there was a terrific jolt and a rail
shot through the cab past my head.
The engine started down the embank
ment and the last I saw of Graves was
when he went down with the engine.
"The cab was torn off and I was
caught by it and thrown way out in the
mud to one side. Car after car, to the
number of fifteen, kept jumping the
track and landing in the ditch. First
one would come down and the next
would follow immediately behind it."
"The cause of the wreck was due to
the fact that the car of rails being used
by the trackmen was not flagged. I
could not see the car ahead of us at all
on account of the curve. Graves could
see it only when he went around the
curve, ihen he shoved on tne air.
Will Give, a Dance.
The Plattsmouth foot ball team will
give a social dance at Coates' Hall,
Saturday evening, September 21. Ad
mission, 50 cents. A good time,
good music and everybody are in
vited. Poultry Wanted
Highest cash paid for poultry, deliver
ed at Mynard any day in the week.
Tel. 30. W. F. Richardson.
Zion City by
Paulson Sloth, a member of the New
Zion, or a supporter of W. G. Voliva,
the partial successor of John Alexander
Dowie, of Zion City fame, who passed
away some time since, is in the city
and is looking for business in the line
of office supplies which are manufact
ured at Zion City. Mr. Sloth is carry
ing a very fine line of office supplies, of
which he say? the Zion City printeries
turn out a complete and exhaustive
line. Mr. Sloth, in conversation with
a rejorter of this paper, says that the
lace-making department of the Zion
City works have been turned over to
the Marshall Field Company, who are
now operating it for their house. The
receiver who was 'appointed to straigh
ten up the affairs of the corporation,
has discontinued the publishing of the
official organ, "Leaves of Healing."
Mr. Sloth says that the Voilva faction
are going to build a new tabernacle at
Zion City this fall, and that they are
opening a colony in Las Vegas county,
New Mexico, where they are expecting
to engage extensively in farming in
connection with the industries at Zion
City. The Dowicite faction have been
given the old tabernarle at Zion City,
who have John M. Lewis for overseer.
Waited a Little Too Long.
Last evening Chas Manners, having
worked pretty hard yesterday and hav
ing gotten along to that time of life
when the work of a day in the shops,
when it is hot, tells on one and makes
him want to seek his bed as soon as the
chores are done and the dishes cleared
away, retired very early, and mean
while a number of his friends had, the
evening being pleasant, casually met
at the intersection of the Louisville
road with Chicago avenue, and after
the arrival of a goodly number, pro
ceeded to the house of Mr. Manners,
finding the family retired, but when it
was evident that he had company, ('has.
immediately got up and they made
merry, celebrating his thirty-second
birthday, which chanced to fall on yes
terday. The friends which had come
had something to eat and at about ten
o'clock they served a sumptious birth
day supper, intersperecd with many a
joke and peal of laughter. Some very
nice presents were given as a token of
good neighbors and friends. They dis-
ritfrrl wit;Viinir fhjirlio m 'A Y v :t hnrtv
t j- j -- i i j
return of the day. Those present f
help enliven the occasion were: Me
sers and Mesdames, C. I). Gibson, GeflC
Mapes, Martin Peterson, Silas Breck
enridge and Jasper Young and Mrs.
Ralph Godwin and Miss Jessie Mapes.
APPLE CROP Tri
Very Small as Compared With
Thai of a Year Ago.
The following is taken from the Lin
coln Evening News:
"Congressman Pollard was in the
city today visiting friends. He reports
that the entire production of the Pollard
orchards at Nehawka this year amount
ed to about '500 barrels of apples, prin
cipally Genitans and Grimes Golden.
The orchard comprises 200 acres and
contains about 12,000 trees. Row after
row for a quarter of a mile would yield
but about a peck of fruit.
Mr. Pollard estimates this at about
5 per cent of a crop. The entire yield
was purchased by a local wholesale
house. A full crop runs about 10,000
bushels, and gives a gross income from
$20,000 to $30,000."
Off on a Jaunt.
Dr. E. W. Cook, Mayor Henry R.
Gering and Henry Goos, made up a par
ty of Modern Woodmen who departed
this afternoon for Rock Island, Illinois,
where they will visit the head officers
of the fraternity, having some busi
ness with them, Lr. cook oeing tne
head physician. From there they will
go to Milwaukee, where they will visit
with friends and see the sights, re
turning by the way of Chicago. They
will be absent for several days.
Depart for Kansas
Mr. and Mrs. Ivor Standish departed
this afternoon for Almeda, Kansas,
where they will make their future
home. Mr. Standish has beeen living
in Kansas for some time past having
farmed there this summer-, where he
has a farm of his own, but at the crit
ical time this summer they had no rain
and the corn in his immediate vicinity
was a failure while only about twelve or
fifteen miles away the rain came and
they had a good crop. After having
cared for his corn which was principal
ly what he raised this summer, Mr.
Standish came back here and was
united in marriage with Miss Florence
Reed at Council Bluffs. Mrs. Miles
Stannish, mother of Ivor Standish, and
little son, Leonard accompanied the
newly married couple to their home and
expects to visit with them for a short
i A New Tabernacle to be
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