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PREPARED IN THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF MURRAY
If of the renders of the Journal know of a social event or an item of intercut
IVc icant all items of interest. Editor Journal.
fcTc. PARMELE, President.
52 Amount of
Attempting to increase your receipts is on
ly a part of financial successs. Some at
tention must be given to expenditures.
record of your receipts and expenditures.
Pay by check it is business it is syste
matic it is the only way to transact busi
We give especial attention to small accounts.
Murray State Bank
Dee Shrader was a county seat visi
Jos. Burton and wife were in Nebras
ka City Monday.
Mrs. C. E. Carrol! was a county seat
Mrs. Nick Klaurens was in Nebraska
City last Saturday.
I. S. White has been on the sick list
for the past few days.
Thomas Smith is enjoying a visit
from his father this week.
C. E. Carroll is in Plainview this
week visiting with his son, Earnest and
Mrs. Minnie Woods and Mrs. W. H.
McDaniel were in Plattsmouth last Mon
diy. Mrs. J. C. Snavely was visiting Sat
urday with her sister, Mrs. Copen
haver. Miss Margery Walker was visiting
with Plattsmouth friends last Saturday
Mrs. Will Stokes of Mynard, was
visiting with her mother in Murray a
few days this week.
W. S. Smith, who has been out at
Ong for the past few weeks, returned
home Tuesday evening.
The Philoot Bros, shipped three cars
of cattle and two of hogs to South Om- J
aha Tuesday evening.
Eldorado Castor Machine Oil at 35c
per gallon. Get your supply now.
The new porch in front of the resi
dence of J. W. Edmunds is going to be
a dandy. M. G. Churchill is doing the
John Kinser has finished the plaster
ing on the addition of the church, and
with a few finishing touches the new
building will be ready for services.
Remember that the library is open
every Saturday afternoon. Also bear
in mind that books are free, so come
next Saturday and make your choice.
The Reading Circle held their regular
meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore
last Monday evening. The usual in
terest was taken and an excellent meet
ing held. . . -
Uncle Jimmie Root and family have
been visiting with friends and relatives
at their old liomefor the past week.
They will return to their home in Lin
Dr. A. P. Barnes was in Murray
Wednesday evening en route home from
a professional trip in thi&.section. He
had been down to the farms of John
SchafTer and Val Gobelman doing some
veterinary work. The doctor has an
excellent practice in this locality.
In conversation with Lee Oldham we
learn that the peach crop is still in
pretty good condition, and while he will
not have as many as he first thought,
he figures that there will be a goodly
number, and from present indications
the quality will be up to the usual
Mrs. Charles Chrisweisser experienced
quite an exciting time and what came
"near proving quite a dangerous runaway
last Saturday evening. She was driv
ing along the highway at the crossing
of the Missouri Pacific near the Charles
McReynold's farm, when the team be
came frightened and ran away, damag
ing the buggy a great deal. Mrs. Chris
v.xbscr wes thrown from the buggy
Ljt escaped without injury with the ex
ception of slight bruises.
FRED L. NUTZMAN, Vice-President
A checking account will give yon a correct f
H. C. Long was in Plattsmouth Wed
nesday. Sam Pitman was a Plattsmouth visi
Miles Standish was a county seat vis
Geo. Berger was in Plattsmouth last
Mrs. O. A. Davis wa3 a Plattsmouth
Mrs. C Bengen has been quite sick
for the past few days.
John Schlotman is a new addition to
our Murray list this week.
Chas. McReynolds and wife were
Plattsmouth visitors Monday.
Will Sporer was looking after some
business matters in the county seat
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. C.
F. Harris has been quite sick for the
past few days.
Remember the dance in the Jenkins
hall on the evening of Saturday, May
30; a good time is assured.
Frank Vallery made a flying business
trip to Omaha Monday, returning by
the way of Plattsmouth in the evening.
Mrs. George Thomas and children,
Carl and Georgie, spent last Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Todd,
south of town.
A. J. Grave3 and Elbert Green are
new additions to our rapidly increasing
Murray list this week. Let them come;
we need many more.
James Darrough and wife were in
Plattsmouth Monday, and while there
Jimmie found time to call at the Jour
nal office and enroll his name for the
Mrs. Mont Bobb, who ha3 been visit
ing at the old home near Union and
Wyoming, was in Murray Tuesday and
Wednesday visiting among friends, re
turning to Norfolk the latter part of
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ferris are rejoic
ing this week over the arrival of a new
baby girl at their home last Friday
evening. Both mother and little one
are doing nicely, and Lee is the hap
piest man in the land.
John Stones met with" quite a pain
ful accident last Saturday.' While look
ing after one of his horses, the animal
kicked him in the side cracking two of
his ribs. . Since that time he. has been
on the bad order list, and has been un
able to move along with the usual
spring farm work.
Dr. Gilmore sold his team to Ander
son & Record, of Pacific Junction Wed
nesday. These gentlemanly horse
buyers have been buying considerable
stock in this locality of late. While
the Doctor really wanted to dispose of
his trusty old team, he regretted to see
them pass down the road in the hands
of the new owners.
Elsewhere in this issue of the Jour
nal will be found the quarterly state
ment of the Old Reliable Murray Bank.
Make it a point to glance over this
statement, it will prove interesting to
you to see the healthy condition it en
joys. The Murray Bank is certainly
one of the best in Cass county, is safe,
sound and conducted on thoroughly
business principles, and under the man
agement of the genial cashier, W. G.
Eoedcker, is growing stronger each
and every day. The Murray State Bank
has the confidence of the people of this
locality, and under such circumstances
it cannot help Lut grow.
AND VICINITY ESPECIALLY FOR THE JOURNAL READEBS.
in this vicinity and will mail same to this
One of. the most pleasant surprise
gatherings held in this community for
many a day was the celebration of Thil
lip Keil's thirty-fifth birthday, at his
home'on Tuesday of this week, when a
great number of the friends and rela
tives gathered in to spend the day and
assist Phillip in celebrating the happy
occasion. The whole affair was a com
plete surprise to Mr. Keil, and was
planned by the good wife and a number
of the nearby friends, and under their
management was certainly carried to a
most successful and enjoyable day for
all present. Well ' filled baskets were
brought with the merry throng, and at
the usual hour one of those good, old
fashioned dinners was prepared, to
which all did ample justice. At the close
of the day a collection was taken up for
the purchase of a present for Mr. Keil
as a kind of remembrance of the pleas
ant occasion celebrated at the turning
of his thirty-fifth milestone. Follow
ing were those present:
Dr. B. E. Brendel and wife, H. C.
Creamer and wife, Warren Wiley and
wife, C. M. Reed and wife, O. V. Vir
gin and wife W. B. Virgin and wife,
E. D. Balwin, J. E. Baldwin, Mrs.
Frank Mrasek, Mrs. Augusta Richter,
Miss Belle Mason, Mary, Alice, Ray
mond, Will and Henrietta Creamer,
Buel Virgin, Hellen and Rose Reed,
Nettie Richter, Clara and Earl Mrasek,
Ed Lloyd, May and Wayne Lewis,
Misses Ella and Louisa Virgin.
Judge Will Pay The Fee.
Judge A. N. Sullivan was looking af
ter some legal matters in Murray Tues
day, and of course took advantage of
the occasion to shake hands with his
many friends here. From one of our
good democratic friends we learn that
the judge has finally concluded to take
advantage of the reduced rates in the
degree of adoption and join the demo
cratic party. We consider this a good
move on the part of the judge, and his
old grand friends will be pleased to
learn than he has declared himself to
be in favor of the people, by the peo
ple and always for the people.
On Saturday evening, May 30, there
will be a social ball given in the J en
kins hall in Murray, under the manage
ment of George Berger. Good orches
tra music has been, secured and a gen
eral good time is assured all who wish
to attend. Mr. Berger has given a
number of dances in Murray, and they
have always been conducted in the very
best order, and the coming event will
be in no way contrary to all the former
occasions. You are invited to attend.
C. S. Stone went down to Nehawka
last Saturday for a few days visit with
The new concrete walk leading to
the church will be finished in a few
days. Jos. Burton is doing the work.
The dance given at the Jenkins hall
on last Saturday evening, was quite
well attended, but not what was ex
pected. A most pleasant time was had,
which made up for the shortage in the
Those who went over to Louisville
last Sunday to see the cyclone ruins
were Chas. Boedeker, Glen Boedeker,
Rex Young, Dr. Gilmore and wife, W.
C. Brown and wife, Nick Klaurens and
Roy, Col. Jenkins, James Hatchett,
Kelly Rhoden and Frank Grauf and
wife. Dr. Gilmore and Col. Jenkins
took some photos of the ruined build
ings. We understand that Will Sea
bolt started with the crowd,- but gave
them slip end stopped in Weeping
Water. Now, what do you think of
that? . A man from Murray stopping in
Weeping Water to spend Sunday? Well,
he ought to know his business, and we
believe he does, and we are inclined to
believe the attraction there was pretty
Condemned to Death.
Not that he had committed any crime
deserving capital punishment, but he
was guilty of a gross negligence. He
lived the same life, as thousands do,
enjoyed life, denying himself no plea
sure, until all at once he fell sick. The
physician told him plainly that leading
such a life as he did will condemn him
to death, but by chosing a- moderate
mode of life he will be saved. How
many people came to an untimely end
through neglecting a few symptoms,
like loss of appetite and weakness? Had
they at once used Triner's American
Elixir of Bitter Wine, their digestive
system would have been compelled to
work regularly, which means health and
strength. Use this great remedy in all
disorders of the stomach and intestines,
nervousness and impurity of blood. At
druggists. Jos. Triner, C16-G22 So.
Ashland ave., Chicago, III. Free ad-
vice in all diseases given.
office it mil appear under this heading.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Mvirrcvy Stete Bevrvk
Of Murray, Nebraska.
Charter No. .773
Incorporated in the State of Nebraska, at the
He of business May 14. l'.K)s.
Loans and discounts ."
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured. .. 4.'tl 01
Bankiwj house, furniture and fixtures .5i0 (
Current expenses and taxes paid 3.133 12
Due from national, stale and private
liajiks and bankers r.W9 i
Ca-sli -547 18
Total $73,3;3 6-'
Capit al stock paid In SlO.noo 00
Surplus fund .t-'l 52
Undivided profits 2.74 7
Individual deposits subject toclieck.. 51.77t 20
Time certificates of deposit 10.547 1 2
State of Nebraska, I
County of Cass. ( ss I. W. (i. Boedeker,
cashier of tlie alove named bank, do hereby
swear that the alove statement Is a correct
and true copy of the report made to the State
Banking board. W. U. Boepkker.
Chas. C. Parmei.b. Director.
Fred L. Nptzman. Director.
Subscri)d and sworn to lefore me this liUh
day of May, JiWH. J. A. 1'oi.i.arp.
I Seal 1 Notary Public.
My commission expires March 12. 11)09.
Murray Picnickers at Louisville.
"Are you going to Louisville?"
"Yep, better get on yer duds and
"Alright," and so went the word
about town until a half coach bought
tickets for Louisville Sunday morning
to view the wreckage from the cyclone.
The train had gained the summit of
the grade south of town when Will
Brown thundered out: "Where's the
Tunch basket?" A careful cross-examination
of seventeen of the party
brought forth the fact that it was left
standing on the depot platform at Mur
ray. On further cross-examination
each cleared himself of criminal care
lessness except Miss Gladys Philpot, and
she ladj--like acquiesced the fault in
silence. The party, with cyclonic ap
petites, landed in Louisville at noon.
Some very peculiar freaks of the cy
clone were viewed by the sightseers.
Jim Holmes found a knot hole that had
been turned wrong side out and has it
yet as a souvenir. Bert Philpot found
where a nail had been driven into a pine
board. There were many hammer
marks about. The ladies in the party,
Mesdames G. H. Gilmore, Brown, Phil
pot and Holmes, surprised their audi
ence by showing where a cow had been
blown out of her hide. There was the
hide on the platform of the wrecked de
pot, neatly folded, corded, and tagged
to some leather firm in Lincoln just as
if done by some person.
Miss Shoemaker of Nehawka pointed
out the most peculiar freak of all. A
beautiful young lady, sad eyes and mel
ancholy face, sat at some distance on
the prostrate form of a giant cotton
wood tree. About her waist was the
arm of a man but no man near. The
cyclone had twisted the man off at the
shoulder and left the arm. The man
had returned to his family to grow out
a new arm, and the young lady, with
her "Merry Widow" belt, boarded the
evening train for Union.
"What's the use of a cyclone?" the
utilitarian of the party asked Doctor
"Well, cornered in a kitchen to scram
ble eggs or twist a woman's hair into
a top-knot. It gives everybody a chance
to lie without being asked to prove it,
and it can be cut up into chunks of ora
tory and sold out to wind-jamming pol
iticians." At the B. & M. unroofed water tank
were found Glen Boedeker and Sam Pit
man with their elbows leaning on the
top rim of the tank looking in at the
fish. Sam said he thought it was Glen's
. On the return trip the question of how
to break up a cyclone was discussed .
Dynamite has been used with success
in Kansas. But this is not considered
practical. The breaking up of a set
ting hen was argued by analogy. Will
Brown suggested that if Mrs. Gunness
could meet one in the front with a mat
rimonial proposition and have it at
tacked in the rear by Carry Nation, the
thing would leave the earth.
The picnic party broke up with one
opinion and that is: Our sister town
has had a pretty hard jolt, that she has
a kindly citizenship and that they were
going to help her out.
Commissioner Friedrich passed
through Murray Wednesday enroute to
Plattsmouth. He had been looking af
ter some bridges in this locality.
Ben Beckman and crew of road
workers are doing some excellent work
just east of Murray this week You
have got to get out pretty early in the
morning when you find a better road
overseer than Ben Beckman. and we
understand he has some mighty good
helpers, too. They are doing the work
all right in their district.
Attend the dance at Coates Hail
Friday night, May 22. The Red Men
are giving ir, and you know they a!
ways guarantee a good time.
At the recent meeting of tho Murray
Creamery company, the undersigned
was authorized to sell at public auction
the building, the three lots and all con
tents, consisting of the following arti
cles: One large double milk tank.
One large weighing tank.
One platform scales, double beam.
One ten-barrel water tank.
One fifteen-barrel water tank.
One steam pump.
One 14-horse boiler, in good condition.
A lot of pipe, i, J, 1 and 1J inch.
One lubricator and a lot of valves.
One Babcock milk tester.
One-half barrel machine oil. .
Sale will be held on the grounds at 2
FRIDAY, MAY 29,
and all articles will be sold for cash or
good bankable paper, to the highest
bidder. James W. Holmes,
Secretary and Treasurer.
For Sale Cheap.
A good second hand Bradley lifter,
in good condition. John Cook.
For stomach troubles, biliousness and
constipation try Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets. Many remarkable
cure have been effected by them. Price,
25 cents. Samples free. For sale by
F. G. Fricke & Co.
For Sale Cheap.
A good second hand buggy. For
particulars see James Loughridge,
Fence Posts For Sale
I have about 400 split fence posts and
a few crib poles that I wish to sell soon
Miss Eva Porter returned from Peru
Sunday, where she had been visiting
Robert Propst took his boys up to
Bellevue Sunday morning to see the cy
Mrs. Frank Metteer is enjoying a visit
from her mother, Mrs. Wilson of Des
Charley Jean and family are now very
comfortably situated in their commodi
ous new home, just one-half mile east
Mynard is soon to have a new Metho
dist church, the foundation now being
ready for the carpenters.
Mrs. William Wetenkamp is visiting
with her daughter, Mrs. Mark Wiles of
Weeping Water, and smiling between
meals upon her new granddaughter.
Miss Dolly Ruby returned to her home
at Union Monday. She has been visit
ing with Miss Maggie Berger.
Mr. Frank Marler and family drove
out to view the cyclone ruins at Louis
Mr. and Mrs. Will Richardson went
down to the Parmele Monday evening
to hear Eldredge.
Mrs. Minnie Stokes returned Sunday
from a week's visit with her mother at
JDon't let the baby suffer from eczema,
sores or any itching of the skin. Doan's
Ointment gives instant relief, cures
quickly. Perfectly safe for children.
All druggists sell it.
J. C. Zimmerer Jiad business at
Wm. Langhorst of Murdock was vis
iting friends here the first of the week.
Thos. H. Straub was a business vis
itor at Omaha Wednesday.
Emil Amandy of Syracuse was a busi
ness visitor Tuesday.
The real estate hustler, Hupp, made
a business trip to Manley Tuesday.
L. F. Dunkak was a Weeping Water
H. G. Wellenseik visited with rela
tives near Lorton Sunday.
J. H. F. Ruhge and family were
Louisville visitors Sunday.
Ralph Graham was down from Lin
C. W. Benedict returned from Lin
coln the first of the week.
John Everett lost his family horse
named, Ribbon, the first of the week
via the cholic route.
The Journal has one of the best
blacksmithing and machine shops in
Cass county for sale at a genuine bar
gain. The business is now clearing
$2,000.00 per year, but the owner has
other business to look after and wishes
to sell. If you hav. some money and
want a good paying business of this
sort, call at this office for particulars.
Will Loan SIO.COD.
I have $10,000 which I wish to loan on
good farm security. Write or phone
Claude F. Anderson,
Pacific Junction, Iowa.
PLAN OF OPENING
IS NOT YET FIXED
Concerning Tripp County South Da
kola No Time Set.
As there are many in this county who
are watching the date of the opening of
Tripp county, South Dakota, with a
iew of taking a chance of locating
there, we publish the following infor
mation regarding the matter especially
for their benefit. It is taken from the
Rosebud Times, published at Gregory,
and comes from an authentic source:
"Word has just reached The Times
through Attorney Samuel Herrick, of
Washington, that neither the proclama
tion nor the manner of the opening
Tripp county to 'settlement has been
fully decided uporrby the department of
the interior. Mr. Herrick noticed a
statement in The Times some time ago
concerning what was learned in Wash
ington by Ernest Jackson, of Dallas,
and made inquiries of the department
heads concerning the opening. He
"Mr. Jackson was mistaken as to the
provisions of the president's proclama
tion concerning Tripp county. The fact
is that the proclamation has never yet
been prepared at all. Mr. Jackson vis
ited the interior department in com
pany with his father and another gen
tleman and the three of them were
shown by the commissioner in to Judge
Witten, the chief law clerk, with the
request that he ' advise them fully.
Judge Witten told them that the pro
clamation had not been prepared, but it
would probably fohow the lines of the
recent Huntley proclamation.
"Judge Witten now informs me that
the form of the proclamation has never
been decided upon, and that there may
be some change from the manner of
opening the Huntley lands. It has not
been finally determined just what method
will be followed in the opening, herce
there is no certainty that the citizens of
Gregory, Burke, Herrick and other es
tablished towns will have to go into
Tripp county to execute their applica
tions for these lands. Judge Witten
told me yesterday that he had in con
templation another method for the
opening, but that no decision had been
made at all concerning the manner of
opening the land3. "
From tlie Uepuhllcan :
N. C. Halmes and wife drove over
to Plattsmouth, Saturday, and visited
his parents, returning Sunday night.
S. Matthews has contracts this sum
mer for building new houses for L. H.
Stander, which will be a fine one, one
for I. W. Teegarden on his farm south
of Elmwood, and one for J. L. Breck
enridge. The later will be a large one.
J. M. Teegarden and family departed
Tuesday for Chicago, where he will at
tend as supreme representative, the
Supreme Council Royal Arcanum. They
will visit Mrs. Teegarden 's folks in
Canton, Ohio, and his father in Avilla,
Gertrude May, , daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Coglizer, died Monday of
diphtheria. The funeral was held
Tuesday at 2:30, and the body laid to
rest in Oak wood cometery. Gertrude
wa3 seven years and seven months old.
She had suffered several days and had
partially recovered, but the disease left
her with a weak heart.
At a meeting of the school board last
week F. R. Galbraith of Lincoln, a
university student, was elected princi
pal of the High school here, and Miss
Ethel Dane assistant principal. The
latter is from University Place. Mr.
Galbraith graduates this year. Both
have had experience in teaching and
are very highly recommended.
Those who departed for Denmark
last Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Domingo and daughter, Ellenora, Mrs.
Chris Robertson, Mrs. Hans Johnson,
Lars Nelson, Mrs. Matthiasen and two
sons of Omaha,' and Mrs. Johnson of
Broken Bow. They sailed from New
York the 20th, and expect to visit there
four months. C, W. Bish of the City
National bank sold them their tickets.
Jno. Domingo and Miss Clara, Peter
Anderson and Hans Johnson accom
panied them to Omaha.
In many towns they have inaugurated
what they call home-coming days, at
which time all the former residents re
turn to spend one day with their rela
tives and former friends. This old
town could have such a celebration, and
it would be a success, too. This would
knock all old settlers' reunions "into a
cocked hat," and everyone within two
or three hundred miles of Plattsmouth
would come home on that day to mingle
with relatives and old friends, and meet
those with whom they played in child
hood and probably have not seen since.
Let us try and get up a home-coming
celebration this .summer. It will bring
all the old residents home and they
would enjoy such an occasion and so
would the people of riattsmouth and
Cass cour.tv. :
C. C. rarmele wa3 a business visitor
in Osr.aha this afternoon.
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