The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 26, 1908, Image 6

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Murray Department
mm fl
If any of lite readers of Ute Journal knovo of a nodal events r an item of interest
We icant all items of intercut. Editor Journal.
UC. C. PARUELE, President. FRED L. NUTZWAN, Vice-President
in n ' nnrnrvrn n . .L I . .
Tf 0. DULUCiVCn, OflilllCI.
uiluinraif Stiafte Bank
Under New Management
A small business 'can no more run
without system back of it than a large
A checking account puts system into
the financial side of your business. It
records accurately every item of receipt
and expenditure. Pay by check its
the systematic way.
We invite you to open a checking ac
count with us. The size of your balance
does not influence the amount of our at
tention all accounts, large and small,
receive the same careful attention.
Murray State Bank
n Mvirray,
Will Troop and Galen Rhoden drove to
Plattsmouth Monday.
Kay Sheppardson little son is quite
ill with remittant fever.
(). I). Marks and family visited Will
Oliver and family Sunday.
John Yardley's seven-year-old son is
quite ill with heart trouble. .
A If Nichels has a three-year-old boy
quite ill with bronchal trouble.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Walker were
Plattsmouth visitors Tuesday of this
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boeck of Platts
mouth visited relatives near Murray
Mrs. .Tack Philpot and Mrs. Adam
Cook, of Weeping Water visited Joe
Cook and family Sunday.
iMiis Agnes Kennedy, who is teaching
"Rock Creek school, visited Tuesday
evening with Miss Nita Cook.
W. K. Sheperdson was a county seat
visitor last Saturday, and while here
paid the Journal officer, short call.
Alfred Dean, who has been working
for Dr. Gilmore, will work on the farm
for Tom Smith during the summer.
D. A. Young was looking after some
business matters in the county seat
Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Mrs John Chalfant and daughter,
Mrs Wes. Wolfe, Wyoming, were visit
ing with Dr. and Mrs. Gilmore Wednes
day. Lee Kniss, who has been at Emanuel
hospital at Omaha for the past three
weeks for appendicitis, returned home
Joseph Cook was looking after some
business matters in Plattsmouth last
Saturday, and paid the Journal office a
brief call.
Henry Long departed Sunday for
Furnas county, Sunday, where he will
visit with his daughter, Mrs. Robert
Shrader, for a few days.
The old seats formerly in use at the
school house are being sold at 35 cents
each. Those desiring a cheap settee,
should call on A. L. Baker and secure
Mrs. Chri? Miller is afflicated with
gallstones, and while she is severely af
flicted, it is not determinated yet as to
whether or not they can be removed
without an operation.
Miss Nellie Keeman returned to her
home in Omaha Monday, after a week's
visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Holmes.
Mrs. Joe Shera, of Rock Bluffs, ac
companied her home for a few day's
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gansemer were
visited Saturday evening by that most
welcomed bird, the stork, who der
livered an eight and a half pround boy.
All are feeling will, except Alfred and
he will soon recover with proper care.
Len Thacker and wife are the happy
possessors of a new eight-pound boy,
born on Tuesday. Dr. Brendel says
when the little stranger put in his ap
pearance, Lewis joys knew no bonds.
Mother and little one getting along
J. A. Walker, said at Lee Oldham's
birthday party Wednesday, that he was
getting pretty old, but when Andy
Dill stated that he was 78 years, he be
gan to straighten up and put on boyish
airs. He thought Uncle Andy looked
so much younger than his age would
indicate, that there was a chance for
him to survive many years yet himself.
sldent. y
Nebrsk. J)
Mrs. Nick Klauren's was in Omaha
T. E. Fulton of Nehawka was a Mur
ray visitor Friday.
Hugh Robb of Wyoming was an over
Sunday visitor in Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Walker were
Plattsmouth visitors Monday.
J. H. Spangler has purchased M. G.
Churchill's black driving horse.
Mrs. A. L. Baker and Mrs. John
Faris were Plattsmouth visitors Tues
day. The farmers of this immediate vici
nity are busy delivering corn at 54 cents
per bushel.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Cal
Snavely was quite sick Monday night,
but is much better at present.
The Kensington meet with Mrs. J.
W. Berger today, where the members
were most hospitably entertained.
Grandma Tucker, living on the old
Tucker place is quite ill, principally
from old age. She is a pioneer of Cass
Mrs. C. A. Rawls stopped off here
Friday for a short visit with relatives
on her way home from Nebraska Citv.
Her father, A. M. Holmes, accom
panied her to Plattsmouth for a visit.
Master Carl Hopkins, of Villisca,
Iowa, is visiting his sister, Mrs. W. C.
Geo. Berger spent a few hours in
Plattsmouth Monday.
Harry Todd shipped three cars of
fine black cattle to the South Omaha
markets Tuesday evening.
Miss Ida Boedeker returned home
Saturday evening, after a short visit
with her friend, Miss Leona Sans.
Rev. Johnson of Omaha filled the
pulpit at the Presbyterian church last
Sunday. Rev. Lamp of the same place
will preach next Sunday.
W. S. Smith, of the firm of Holmes
& Smith, was a Plattsmouth visitor
A. M. Holmes returned home from
Plattsmouth Wednesday morning,
where he had been visiting his daugh
ter, Mrs. C. A. Rawls, and family for
a few days.
Mrs. H. Beck departed Thursday for
Elmwood for a few days visit with
Mr. W. A. Dart has been busy writ
ing accident insurance for the Wood
men the last few days in this com
munity. Miss Carrie Allison spent Sunday
with home folks, returning to her
duties at the Union bank Monday
J. W. Lloyd, of Beatrice, formerly of
Murray, writes he is doing nicely in the
restaurant business at that place. He
orders the Journal sent to his address,
as he wants to keep in touch of things
here. ...
Lightning Rods!
Pure Copper Cable Lightning Rod, 15
cents per foot. Pitman & Davis.
Seed Oats For Sale
Good variety of seed oatf for sale.
S. O. Cole, Mynard.
Farm for Sale!
I have a farm about 1 miles south
east of the city on the ferry road, well
improved, containing 43 acres, which I
am offering for sale dirt cheap. My
rice being $4,000. Frank Swallow.
in this vicinity and frill mail same to this
A Pleasant Affair
Last Friday evening a large number
of young people assembled at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rice, west of
Murray, for the sole purpose of enjoy
ing a good time, and from all accounts
this purpose was fully gratified. The
program consisted of games, music
and social conversations, which contin
ued to a very late hour. The music
was furnished by Misses Bessie Delles
Dernier and Lucille Rice, which was
very much enjoyed by all. Previous to
adjournment a three-course luncheon
was served, which was pronounced
most delicious and appetising by all.
Those who were present to partici
pate in the pleasant affair were : Misses
Mary Moore, Willa Moore, Louisa Shep
pardson, Tressa Stokes, Bessie Bren
del, Maggie Bengen, Bessie DellesDe-
nier, Clara Young, Ruth Tomason, Ella
Virgin, Louisa Virgin, Vella Gapen,
Edith Dill, Esther Ray, Lucille Rice,
Esther Rice, Mrs. Ray Lucas; Messrs.
Cyrus Daniher, Will Oliver, Glen Val-
lery, Frank Reed, Will Seybolt, John
Stone, Guy Stokes, Harry Creamer,
George Wiley, Jim Campbell, Harve
Gregg, Ray Gregg, Ray Holmes, Eve
rett Thomason, Arthur Copenhaver,
Roy Spangler, Lloyd Lewis, Harve
Beckner, Harry Baxter, Bud Baldwir,
Harry Gobbleman, Peter Gobbleman,
Cornelius Bengen, Roy Burton, Gold
Rice, Louie Rice, Walter Reed, Roy
Lucas and Lloyd Gapen.
A Handsome Monument
The Glenwood Granite Works has just
completed a handsome family monu
ment and set in the Young cemetery,
the same consisting of four pieces,
described as follows: Base of Vermont
gray granite 4 by 2-4; second base 3-4
by 1-6; die 2-6 by 1-0; cap 2-2 by 1-2;
the cap at the bottom base is of gray
Vermont granite, while the die and sec
ond base being of imported red Swede
granite. This is placed in the cemetery
for Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Young, sr., at
a cost of about $400.00, and is calcu
lated to stanc the storms of a hundred
years or more in memory of this most
excellent family.
Finger Taken Off
One day this week Dr. Brendel was
called upon to amputate the middle
finger of Cy Daniher's left hand, which
became lascerated in a queer manner.
While hitching up a mule he in
some way he got his finger badly
twisted in a rope, when the same got so
tightly twisted around the finger as to
mash it so seriously that amputation
became necessary. Some of the boys
are disposed to twit Cyrus about the
injury, but wants them to understand
that it is no laughing matters.
Orders The Journal
One of the Journal's staunch friends,
Peter Perry, residing west of Mynard,
was a visitor in Plattsmouth last Sat
urday, and while here called at the
Journal office and left the wherewith to
pay for a year's subscription to be sent
to Sam Unland, at Arlington. Neb. In
consequence thereof we are thankful to
Mr. Perry and Mr. Unland will receive
the news from old Cass county for a
year at least through the columns of the
Fence Posts For Sale
I have about 400 split fence posts and
a few crib poles that I wish to sell soon.
Wm. Nickles.
Notice to Pay Up.
This is the season of the year when
nearly all business men need money in
order to meet their bills. I have con
siderable money out that should be paid
me now. If convenient, pleasecall and
settle your account. It wil greatly
assist me at this time.
John Cook.
A. 0. U. W. Meeting
The regular meeting of the Murray
Lodge A. O. U. W., No. 365, will be
held on Saturday evening, April 7th.
Business of importance. All members
be present.
J. H. Cook, Financier.
A Complete Line of Staple
and Fancy Groceries!
At the new store of J. C.
Snavely, who will be pleased
to have you call and see him
anv time, whether vou need
the good or not. We wTill try
to please when you need the
Bring in Your Butter and Eggs.
office it will appear under this heading.
A Nephew of J. A. Walker of
Murray Accidentally Shot
The following account of the accid
ental shooting of Bert Reed is taken
from the Larned (Kansas) Chronicle of
March 19. The accident occurred at
Rozel, a town near Larned, of which
the Chronicle speaks as follows:
"Bert Reed was shot and probably
fatally wounded at Rozel Wednesday
afternoon by Foster Whitney Jr., in the
pool hall and bowling alley operated by
Whitney. The injuring of Reed was
not intentional, though the reckless
handling of a revolver is responsible for
the accident.
"According to eye witnesses, Whitney
was very drunk yesterday afternoon,
and when Bert Reed came in the hall
Whitney was handling a revolver. The
weapon was a 38-calibre Colts autom
atic, which is a dangerous thing for a
sober man to handle. Bert walked up
to Foss and asked if the gun was load
ed. Whitney said it was, and Bert
laughingly said he was not afraid of a
loaded gun but the unloaded kind were
"Whitney said "I'll show you" and
raised the revolver, and fired, evidently
intending to shoot over Reed's head or
through his hat crown. Instead, the
bullet struck the left side of his head.
It did not pierce the skull but crushed
it and came out through the scalp sev
eral inches from where it entered.
' 'The injured man dropped to the floor
and everyone who witnessed the shoot
ing thought him killed outright. Some
fifteen persons were in the hall at the
time of the shooting. Doctors were
called at once and Bert was removed to
his room. Dr. Williamson and Dr. Sei
ple started for Rozel in autos immedi
ately and the wound was dressed. He
regained consciousness shortly after he
was shot, and rested easily last night.
"Dr. Bowen of Topeka had been
wired for and went to Kinsley last
night and was driven over to Rozel this
morning and an operation was perform
ed to take out the shattered pieces of
bore. One silver of bone two inches
long had been driven into the brain and
this was removed.
"Before the operation, hopes were
held out for Bert's recovery, but the
surgeon says his condition is very grave
and that there is a slight chance of his
"There is no one better known or
more universally liked in this county
than Bert Reed. He has lived here, boy
and man, for the most of his life, and
everyone was his friend. The news of
the accident spread rapidly and the
whole community has felt the calamity.
It comes as a personal shock to the
people of the city and county and all
have the earnest hopes that he may yet
survive the ordeal.
"Foss Whitney came down from
Rozel Wednesday morning and is with
Sheiff McConnaughhay, though no com
plaint has been entered againt him.
Bert Reed and Foss Whitney were al
ways good friends, and the realization
of the accident will bring bitterness to
The unfortunate young man is a nep
hew of James A. Walker, of Murray,
and has frequently visited his uncle and
family. During his stay at Murray he
also made several visits to Plattsmouth
where he also became acquainted with a
number of our citizens. Being genial
and whole-souled, he made many friends
both at Plattsmouth and Murray, who
will regret his misfortune, with the
sincere hope that he will soon recover,
although the latest reports are not very
The Equilibrium of the Body
A condition of the body, in which all
organs perform their natural amount
of work, that is, the state of a perfect
health, is called equilibrium. As soon
as one organ refuses to do its share,
it becomes necessary to establish this
equilibrium. Everybody noticed that it
is usually the stomach that refuses to
work. This calls for Triner's American
Elixir of Bitter Wine, because it will
make the stomach to work and with it
all organs, upon which the digestion of
food rests. As soon as a regular diges
tion is established, the whole body will
work harmoniously. Use this remedy
in all cases of disturbed digestion and
bodily weakness. At Drug stores.
Jos. Triner, 616-622 So. Ashland Ave.,
Dr. Cook received word from his
sister, Mrs David Reeves, of Keokuk,
Iowa, to the effect, thet her son, Cook,
who is seriously ill with typhoid fever,
i3 slightly improved.
J. E. Hamnd,of Weeping Water, was
transacting snmi husinpss at tVit rrairt
house today.
A Large Number of Friends of il. L Oldham
Join in Assisting That Gentleman in
Celebrating the Event
Sixty-three years ago, or on Wed
nesday, March 25, 1945, Humphrey Leo
Oldham first saw the light of day in
Chariton county, Missouri, and in 1866,
came to Cass county with his parents
and brothers and sisters, where he has
continiously made his home since, . and
where he has lived the life of an honor
able, upright, citizen, and by his gen
tlemanly qualities made hosts of
friends, who are proud to count him
among our very best citizens.
On Wednesday, March 25, 1908,
there assembled at his hospital home in
the village of Murray, a large number
of Mr. Oldham's staunch friends to assist
in celebrating the 63rd anniversary of
this noble citizen, and to bring joy and
happiness in commemorating the happy
event, and it is entirely necessary to
say that it was one of the most pleasant
afFairs that the writer has ever had the
pleasure of attending.
The fore part of the day was spent
in social games and conversation and
in comingling together in such a man
ner as to make Mr. Oldham's happiness
supreme along with the jovial guests,
who were there assembled to assist in
making him understand that this life
was worth living, when one could boast
of as many friends as he. While the
guests were thus engaged in making
merry, Mrs. Oldham and her two hand
some and accomplished daughters.
Misses Pauline and Fay, assisted by
Mrs. Dora Moore, of Plattsmouth, a
sister of Mr. Oldham, were preparing
a feast that would tempt the appetites
of the best and highest citizens of the
land. And when the dinner hour ar-
rived and the guests were seated
J around the several tables, in the
tastily decorated dining room, it would
have done one's soul good to see how
the many good things that were served
disappeared before that hungry crowd,
and aspecially that portion of it that
went to do honor to the occasion from
Plattsmouth, including the writer. The
guests were served by Miss Pauline
and her aunt, Mrs. Dora Moore. and
we desire to say right here that they
both proved themselves masters in this
Receives a Gold-Headed Cane.
After all had been served to their
hearts content, they again repaired to
the sitting room, where all were pro
vided with cigars by the host. After
smoking the guests began to get to
gether again, while a few of them had
strayed up town and returned with an
article wrapped in paper, that resem
bled a cane. This was handed to Judge
B. S- Ramsey, who had been chosen as
spokesman, and he appeared in the
doorway between dining and setting
room. Mr. Oldham was sitting nearby
in the dining room when the judge
made his appearance, with the cane in
(Special Correspondence)
E. II. Borcherding was up from near
Dunbar Tuesday.
L. U. Hupp, the real estate hustler,
had business at Omaha Monday.
F. W. Ruhge and wife were Omaha
visitors the first of the week.
A. R. Smith, of Dunbar, had business
in this vicinity the first of the week.
Henry Kuhnhenn enjoyed a visit from
Seward relatives several days last week.
Miss Selma Marquardt spent Sunday
in Avoca.
Ralph and Clyde Graham, who are
attending school at Lincoln, were in
Avoca Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. P. Nutzman will soon commence
the erection of a handsome residence in
Mildred Gillispie was up from Peru
E. Nutzman and J.. H. Schmidt re
turned from a trip west Tuesday even
ing. The Rebekah's were busy Tuesday
evening, initiating several candidates.
H. G. Wellenseik was on the sick list
the first of the week.
Geo. M. Porter came in last evening
from Creston and departed this morn
ing for Hamburg, Iowa, where he will
work today.
Por Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the
Signature of
hand, and after paying a beautiful tri
bute to our worthy friend presented
him with this tribute of friendship. In
his remarks, Judge Ramsey revived
many incident of forty years ago when
Lee Oldham went to school to him, and
closed by saying that they became fast
friends in those days and that friend
ship has been continued since, and that
everyone who once became a friend of
Lee Oldham would continue so
through this life. Judge Ramsey's little
presentation speech was one of the
most appropriate for the occasion we
have listen to in many years. Mr. Old
ham was considerably effected by the
words so admirably uttered by one who
has known him so long, and it was with
great effort that he responded. The
cane is a very handsome one of black
ebony with finely engraved gold-head,
upon which bore the following inscrip
tion: "Presented by friends to II. L.
Oldham, March 25, l'.tOS." And may the
recipient of this token of esteem live
many years to use this cane to guide
his footslip as old age comes creeping
on. Mr. Oldham was the recipient of
many other tokens in honor of the
event from his sister and brother and
others. Nor was Mrs. Oldham forgot
ten on this occasion, notwithstanding
it was not her anniversary, for her
many friends had gone to work and
provided a handsome easy rocker to be
presented to her as a token of their
esteem. She truly deserved this re
cognition, as she is a most estimable
lady and highly respected by all who
are fortunate enough to make her ac
quaintance. Mrs. Oldham maiden name
was Miss Story Dull, whose parents
were among the early pioneers of Cass
county, they coming here in 1858. May
Mr. and Mrs. Oldham live long to en
joy the comforts of this life and their
happimess continue as the sunlight of
day, as it is at present attended by
their two dutiful and accomplished
daughters, Miss Pauline and Fay.
Those who were present to enjoy the
pleasant event were: Joseph Sans, J.
W. Berger, Dr. Brendel, F. .M Young,
sr., F. M. Young, jr., A. M. Holmes,
A. Dill, S. J. Latta, C. II. Boedeker,
William Brown, J. W. Edmunds, Ben
Dill, Ben Beckman, Dr. Gilmore, D. J.
Pitman, Frank Moore, I. S. White, J.
B. Seabolt, W. E. Dull, J. A. Walker,
W. D. Jones, George Oldham, W. D.
Wheeler, W. K. Fox, Geo. W.. Rhoden.
Judge B. S. Ramsey, Charles RatlifT,
and M. A. Bates. There were also
present Mrs. A. Dill and Mrs. Dora
Moore, of Plattsmouth, besides the
host and hostess, Mr. and and Mrs. H.
L. Oldham, and their charming daugh
ters, Misses Pauline and Fay.
When the parting hour came all went
away wishing our friends, Mr. Oldham
and family, all the blessings of this life
and many returns of the pleasant event
that this day brought forth.
John Thomas, of Gretna, was a busi
ness visitor in the city this morning, and
departed for Pacific Junction, where he
also had some matters to attend to.
Mrs. Chas. Kraft departed for her
home at Glenwood this morning after
visiting in the city for a few days with
friends, a guest at the home of Mrs.
A. E. Gass.
.. , T.
7 S'
This celebrated Jack will make the
season at the farm of the undersigned,
4 miles west of Plattsmouth.
BLACK BADGER is a sure foal get
ter, and it will pay breeders to call and
see him. He is 6 years old, and black
with white points.
Term $12.00 to insure a colt to stand
tnd suck
H. F. GAIISMER, Owner.
J. 4
. '.
i A