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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1913.
From Tuesday's Dany
Oiis-Molir of Avoca was in the
city yesterday for a few hours
looking" afler some business mat
ters. Prepared is the Interests op the People op Murray and Surrounding Vicinity Especially for the Journal Readers
(If any of the readers of the Journal know of a social event or an item of interest in this vicinity and will mail same to this office it will appear un
der this heading. We want all items of interest. Editor Journal.)
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Do your Banking Business with us.
W. G. COEDEKER; Cashier
Miss Mat' Lewis spent Sunday
with home folks..
Miss Pearl Dugay spout Sun
day willi Etta Nickels.
Miss Vera Yardly was a Platts
mouth visitor Saturday.
Henry o and wife wore quests
of Etta Nickels Suinlay..
E. It. Oueeu ami wife were
l'laltsiriouth visitors Saturday.
I ntl SALi: A good sceond
hanil has.. burner. Etta- M. Nick
els. L. M. MrYev an. J family were
t ran-ar-t ins.' business in the euun
ty seat Satunlay.
Tli' LewMon i'th'v club held a
busfhess meeting at the Lewis
Ti Barrows and family were
attending to business in Plaits
Charles Civamer and wife were
I ransaet nig- business in Platts
L- M. M-Vey and family were
guests of John Ilobschidt. and
Miss Bertha Nickels was
patronizing- the Plattsmouth
The Ladies' Aid of Kenosha
met at the church Thursday ami
spent the flay quilting.
'i. E. Nickels and sister. Miss
Klla, were calling on friends in
Plat f smoul h Saturday.
James Ticner and parents. Mr.
and Mrs. j. l. Tigner motored to
lllinwiiiiil Sunday and spout the
flay with friends.
Jack Chalfant ami family, John
Ifobscheidt and wife drove down
to Omaha Monday by auto and
were taking" in the sights of the
The ladies of the K. X. K. have
begun the preparations for I heir
annual Thanksgiving: dinner,
which will be given at the Lewis
ton chinch this vear.
Our fall and winter line dress goods
Outing Flannels, Flannelettes, and
a beautiful line of Ladies' and
Misses' Sweater Coats. The prices on
our new goods are most attractive.
Come in and look them over.
THE FRUIT SEASON IS
HERE IN FULL BLAST
and we have a good suppply of
Jars, Jar Rubbers, and the Sugar.
No services at either of the
churches on Sunday.
Dr. and Mrs. (iilmore were
Omaha visitors Monday.
Mr. and Mrs- O. A! Davis were
shopping: in Omaha Tuesday.
Mrs. A. .1. Stokes spent a few
days of this week at. the Oldham
John Ilobscheidt was visit inrr
with comity seat friends Thurs
day. The lirst number of I he Ly
ceum course will lake place on
Horn to Mr. ami Mrs. Win.
Hamilton Thursday, September
IK. a girl.
Lloy Lewis and Miss Willa
Moore spent Sunday with Miss
Mary Moor' at Cedar Creek.
K. It. Queen was looking- after
some business matters in the
county seat Thursday afternoon
of this week.
Fritz Lutz was visiting- with
county seat friends and looking:
after sonic trading- with PlalLs
mouth merchants Thursday
Mrs. O. V. Virgin came in from
Wausa Thursday evening- to vis
it with Mr- Virgin's parents and
expects to visit her mother and
father in Kansas before going
D. A. Young: was at Nehawka
Wednesday. His sister, Mrs.
Henry Hoeck, is very sick at the
home of Mr. Kiines. Mr. and
Mrs. Hoeck went down to the Xe
liawka picnic and was the gruests
at Kimes' home, but Saturday
afternoon Mrs. Hoeck was taken
Apples Wanted I
Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day, Jonathans, orchard runs 40
cents per hundred, at Murray,
Xeb. John Decker.
Mrs. Wolll'er of Iowa. sister
of .Mrs. D. A. Young", is visiting
at the Imiiie of I). A- Young- Ibis
Itev. Hutchman, Mrs. A. J.
Stokes, .Mr. ami Mrs. Weidemau
and J. D. Shrader ami family are
the latest names added to the
Library associal ion.
Cash Paid for Poultry.
Highest prices paid for Pro
duce at all limes.
Waller Orecn went to Plats
niouth Thursday of this work for
Hi' purpose of taking" out his
linal papers and swearing- full
allegiance to the United Slates
government. Waller has been a
mighty good citizen of the Unit
ed States and lb stale of Ne
braska for a good many years,
although he had never taken out
his (inal papers.
Tuesdav eve the lirst meeting
of th' second year of the library
association occurred. The fol
lowing- otlicers were elected for
the coming- year: Pauline Old
ham, President; Mrs. V. A. Ken
nedy. Vice President; Mrs. S. ().
Pitman, Secretary; Mrs. Llloyd
(Japen. Treasurer. The matter
of orderiuu- the new books was
talked over, and a motion mail
to leave it to the otlicers to de
cide how many should be order
ed. A treat of fresh oysters wen
Those attending- the meeting
were Misses ami Mesdamcs
Lloyd (iapen, V. A. Kennedy. H
Weidemau, Fred Itamge, Alvin
ftanige, Klmer Hoedekor, S. O
Pitman. K. S. Tut I. L. D. ilia! I.
Dr. ami Mrs. T. J- Hrendel. J. D.
Shrader, Mrs. II. J. Stoke
Misses Mable Adams, Rowena
Pollard, Clara Young", Lore! I a
Walker, Pauline Oldham, Isa
bella Shrader. Messrs. Rev.
Hutchmuu. Albert Young-, Rex
Young-, Oliver Ciapeh.
The library has had a thor
ough cleaning" and- O. A. Davis
furnished floor covering- for all
of the kitchen which help the
books verv much-
The Lyceum Course for Murray
this winter will consist of the following-
five numbers, which will
appear in the rotation as given:
1. Frances Gable Co.
2. Alva Green.
3. Stetze Concei t Co.
4. Wilber Trio.
5. Local Talent.
The time will soon be here
when the committee on tickets
will call on you. Think the mat
ter over and decide whether or
not you are going" to buy one or
more season tickets, for for
the five entertainments, or Hue
for the single admission. The
lirst number will appear in Oct
ober. MR. ELMER HALLSTROM
SURPRISED ON BIRTHDAY
Saturday evening- the young
friends of Elmer Hallstrom. who
is employed at Murray at the
bank, decided to lake advantage
of the fact that it was his nine
teenth birthday anniversary, as
well as the fact that he was up
home for an over Sunday visit,
and about 8 o'clock they invaded
the Hallstrom home to the num
ber of about twenty-five and ap
prized him of the fact that it
was his birthday and that they
proposed to remind him of that
fact. The jolly crowd were Riven
full possession of the house and
for several hours the joyous
young- people, held full sway ami
the time was passed most de
lightfully in playing- games and
listening- to a number of vocal se
lections from the different mem
bers of the party. One feature of
the evening's entertainment that
served to make a big hit with the
young" folks was the delicious re
freshments served by Mrs- Hall
strom, and this served as a most
fitting- climax to the pleasures of
the evening". Elmer received a
larg"e number of very handsome
and useful gifts from his young
friends, and their best wishes
when they departed, for many
more such happy events in the
The Journal advertisers are do
ing the business.
HANGING TO CEASE
IN THIS STATE
''Hanging by the neck until
lead'' as tin penally for capital
crimes in Nebraska will pass out
of existence on Oclober 1, and
Ihe more modern method of pul
ling to death by electrocution will
take its place. This change is
provided for in the Renter act
passed by the legislature of lit 13.
This is (lie only law enacted by
the recent legislature which has
not yet. become effective. Other
measures which did not have the
emergency clause went inlo force
July 17 but the Renter law, by its
own terms, postponed the time of
its own operation until October 1.
It was specifically provided that
any crime occurring- before that
dale should be punishable under
th' old law. .
At the time the Renter bill was
before the legislature, another
providing- that th' death penally
should be abolished altogether
was also considered. Holh pass
ed the house, but in Ihe seual
the bill to do away with capital
punishment altogether failed t
receive a majority. The Renter
bill was generally supported by
not n Hie advocates ami trie op
ponents of capital punishment
because it. specifies a more hu
mane mode of inllicl ing" the death
penalty than by hanpring".
As urnler itie old law, all exe
cutions are to take place in the
penitentiary, under the warden's
supervision and in Ihe presence
ff onlv such persons as he may
The Record of Past.
In the past decade some eight
or ten murderers nave been le
gally hanged at the state peni
tentiary. Public sentiment has
intervened in a number of olher
cases lo have the penalty chaug
ed to imprisonment for life, be
cause of the revolting" features
incident to hanging. H is be
lieved in future the public wil
be more reconciled to have execu
tions take place for murderous
crimes, on account of the chang--
New York was the first stale o
the union to adopt electrocution
as the means of administering-
capital punishment. It has sine
been put. into vogue by irgmia
and a number of other states
No steps will be taken by th
Nebraska penitentiary authorities
to install an electric chair un
til the occasion arises for its us
The gallows formerly used I her
has been taken apart and Hi
lumber in if has been used for
g-eneral repair work around th
The measure doing- awav with
capital punishment in this slat
was prepared and introduced by
the representative from Oloe
County, ami is a measure in keep
ins: with the advanced slate of
Duroc boar with pedigree.
II. L. Oldham.
Clover seed for sale.
II. L. Oldham.
Clover seed;-clean ami in every
way first class. II. L. Oldham.
Money to loan ou city real
estate on pood terms and at
moderate rates. Buy or build a
home on the easy payment plan.
See T. M. Patterson, Secretary
Plattsmouth Loan and Building
supplies at the
lom goods jmzzE
IF YOU USE
PLAIN OR PRINTED!
WE SELL THEM.
Business men invite you to come to
Murray to trade. No spotters hiding a mile
out of town in the high weeds to gain spur
ious evidence on the speed of your car. Do
not pay a $10.00 fine and buy $1.00 worth
of sugar. You know how to raise corn
we trust you on the speed of your car. We
want your business. Every car man gets
the glad hand. Try us.
.Mrs. (I. P. Foreman, jr., was
trading- in Lincoln Thursday.
Harry Pars.-ll did the Capitol
P. J; I. inch was in Elmwood on
business last Tuesday.
Sheriff Ouinton was in AIvo on
business Tuesday last.
Art Bird had business in kin
coin Friday of last week.
For Stock and Chicken Reme
dies call at the Drug- Slor.'.
Harley Wolfe was in the cap
ital city Friday of last week.
.Miss (iladys Applcmau went to
Lincoln Friday of last week.
Mr. ami Mrs. J. If. Foreman,
jr., were in Lincoln Saturday.
Lelander Friend was doing
Lincoln Satunlay of lat week.
Marie Prouly spent Satunlay
and Sunday with the home folks.
Mrs. F.lmer Bennett was shopping-
in the capital city Thursday.
Miss (irayee Foreman return
ed from Lincoln Thursday on
John Elliott started
d for Illinois to visit
J. Herman Slroemer did busi
ness in Plaltsnioulh Saturday of
J. H. Stroener and son, Alfred,
were doing- business in Lincoln
.Miss Pearl Keefer was in Mur
dock Monday attending her class
Sam It. lines. Attorney of Lin
coln, was doing" business in A'vo
Mrs- Eliza Craig returned from
her visit to Lincoln Thursday
evening" on No. 17.
Joe Parse , Chas.' Avers and
C- Hart started for Minnesota to
look for land prospects.
Will Lewis and Leander Friend
attended to business in Lincoln
Thursday of last week.
Prof. Dick, former principal of
school here, was visiting here
Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilt Miller and
children were shopping- in Lin
coln Thursday of last week.
Henry Thomas was looking af
ter his property interests in Lin
coln Saturday of lasl week.
Harry Appleman returned to
his home in Lincoln, afler a
week's hard labor on the farm-
Mrs. J. A. Shafer returned Sat
urday from hep four weeks' trip
lo California and Denver, Colo.
Mrs- Vincent of Denver, Colo.,
who was visiting- Mrs. D. A. in
cenl, returned to her home last
Miss Alfa Linch and brother.
Verle, and Clarence ItuckPell
spent Saturday and Sunday with
the home folks.
Mr and Mrs. Oris Foreman of
Valparaiso, came m luesday to
at f end the wvddinsr of Foreman-
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Boyle and
Elmer Bennett auloed to Lincoln
Tuesday evening". Mr. Itoyles
says he had a race to got home
before the rain.
Mr. and. Mrs. Rudy Kuehn and
family were at Murdock lucsuay
afternoon grelting- peaches at Mrs.
Kuehn's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. S. C. Boyles and son.
Dale, and Mis Pearl keefer and
Alfred Stroemer autoed to Lin
coln Wednesday evening- of last
C. R. Jordan received word this
Wednednv- ninmin.s I hat nisi
Ifrother James was sunocated ny
gas at one of the hotels at
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Prouly and
v I .1 J TTn -iTtC'if w
SOn, L0e, aillOeU IO Ulinn.-u;
Place Thursday. Mr. Prouty took
his brother, Joseph, to Omaha,
where lie will lake treatment.
Mr. Arthur Skinner and Miss
Mat lie. F. Carpenter were mar
ried at Lincoln Thursday of last
week. Miss Carpenter is a grand
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. (i. W-
.-inacker. Miniicr is a son
of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Skinner
living" east, of town.
.Miss irayce Foreman ami
Paul Thorossen were married al
the bride's home. The wedding
was private onlv the families of
the contracting parties being-pn-senl.
They will spend their
honeymoon at Chicago where Mr.
Thorossen will attend a medical
Rev. W. C. Farwell has been
returned for another year to
preach for Ik. M. E. church con
gregation. Members and friends
of the church will ie a recep
tion for the Rev. Farwell at Un
church at eight o'clock Saturday
evening- A short program will
be given. Everybody is invited.
Married af the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. p. Rouse in Alvo on the
"veiling- of September "JO, iDI.'t,
by th- Rev. Myers, Mr. Ralph
L'h ley to Miss Alietha Blanche
Roue. Mr. L'h ley is from Elm
wood and .Miss Rouse has grown
lo womanhood in this vicinity
arid has many friends who join
in wishing- them a long- and
prosperous life. They will make
their home at Cook, Nebraska.
Mr. Orion Baldwin of Alvo
and Mrs. .Marie Swartz of Elm
wood were married at St- Joseph,
Mo., on Friday of last week. They
relurned by Hie way of Weeping
Water Sundav evening and were
met north of town bv the band
waron an! escorted to town
They made many pledges as to
what they would do in the future.
Mr. Baldwin is the manag-er of
the Evans Mercantile Co.
Mrs. S. C. Boyles permitted tin
husbands of the members of tin
Woman's Reading- club lo attend
their meeting" last Thursday
evening"- A special program was
given by tin' ladies which the
men appeared lo enjoy although
thev appeared to enjov the lun
cheon more. Competitive tpiar
lets appeared and sang- old sng"S
A uarl," composed of Mrs. W
O. Bovles, Misses Marie Slroemer
and (.race Elliott and W. Ed
Evans won hrsf prize bv a re
markable rendition of Swanee
River. Mr. Patterson got tin
bookv prize for being" a whole
quartet. The incident.
and the meeting- adjourned
Mr. Patterson sang- an Irish song-
to his own accompaniment.
P. A. Hild made a business
trip to Cedar Creek Monday-
W. II. Puis made a business
trip lo Weeping" Water Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. AI fried (ianscmer
spent Sunday at Ihe home of Mr.
anil, Mrs. Chas. Melz.
A large crowd of. Ihis commun
ity went lo Lincoln Sunday to
witness the 'did al ing of Hie Ger
man. Martin Lulher Seminer. the
partv consisting- of eight auto
mobile loads. The following wort
in attendance: Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Puis, Mr. and Mrs. Adam
Hild. Mr. and Mrs. August Engrel-
kenieier, Mr. and Mrs. (leo- Mei
inger, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hild,
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Friedric
Mrs. Schafer. Mr. and Mrs. Hen-
ry Horn, Mr. ami iurs. August
Engelkcnicier, jr., Mr. and Mrs.
Louie Puis. Mr. and Mrs. .ick
Ft-iedick, Mr. ami Mrs- P. A. Hild.
Mr. ami Mrs. Fred Hild, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Engelkemeier, Mr. and
Mrs. W. II. Puis, Otto Puis, Earn
est Engelkemeier, Lena and
Laura Engelkemeier, Rosa Schaf
er, Helen Meisinger and Maggie
Dr. C II. (iilmore and L. D.
Jliali of Murray came up yester
day afternoon fo visit for a few
hours in the city.
Julius Peppcrberg- came in Ibis
afternoon on No. 2 4 to look afler
Ihe interests of his cigar Irado
Mrs. Minnie Pickard, clerk in
the poslollice, is" reported on the
sick list today, Millcring- from a
verv sever"1 cold.
Attorney S. B. fiams came
lowii from Lincoln this afternoon
on No. -i to look after some
matters of business.
Mrs. C. H. Parmele returned
last "'Veiling- from Lincoln, where
she had been spending a short
lime visiting- wilh relatives.
Ray Travis returned lo Omaha
this afternoon on No- -IJ. after a
visit here for a few "lays with his
father. Judge 11. D. Travis.
(larlield Menimer and wife of
SI. Louis, who have been spending
a few months visit ing" on Ihe Pa
cific coast, arrived this morning:
on No. 0 and will visit for the day
with the aunt of Mr. Menimer,
Mrs. Paul Ocring- and family.
Henry (lering- accompanied I In
visibles from Omaha to (his city-
Mrs. C- F. Vallery and daugh
ter. Miss Josephine, departed this
morning- on the early Burlington
train for Alemeta, Kansas, where
they will visit with friends for a
short time and then go to Furnas
county, Nebraska, where they will
visit the Jacob Rummell ami W.
B. Taylor families for a time be
fore returning- home.
SOI GOOD ADVICE
FROM STATE FIRE
OtVicc of State Fir' Commission
er, Lincoln, Neb.
As this is the season when peo
ple throughout the state are preparing-
to slart tires in their
stoves and furnaces for the win
ter, we deem it a most opportune
time for this department to make
some suggestions along- these
lines, ami we trust will tend to
lessen fire losses in the slate.
First, this department, through
ils inspectors and deputies, is
going- to insist that no one in the
stale shall use a stove that is not
safely protected by metal or non
combuslible material underneath.
Let no citizen fail to place a metal
stove board under his stove so as
to protect, the lloor. Last winter
about iijU tires were reported as
caused by "stoves with no pro
Second, every home owner ami
business man should see that Ihe
chimneys and Hues of his prop
erty are in safe condition. Have
them inspected, cleaned and re-
paired, if necessary. This will
not. onlv lessen the, danger from
lire, but will make your
but will make your stoves
and furnaces burn better and
make you more comfortable for
Thiril, do not. .store ashes in
basements. Never throw them
near wood partitions. Put them
in metal receptacles or throw
them out in an open space awa3
from wooden fences or buildings.
The exceptionally hot, dry
wealher of July and August
cause! an unusual number of
tires for these months. Front
January 1 to September i Ne
braska lost $i,05G,78y.8.j through
fire. Most of this enormous loss
could 'be averted by due care, and
vigilance on the part of owners
and tenants of property. An
average of 132,093.75 of tho
wealth of Nebraska wasted in
smoke and ashes every month
since January 1, is certainly a
most unenviame record lor our
state ami a rebuke to the careless-
ness oi our peopie.
Let us, by caution and care.
hold down the fire losses in tho
future and thereby conserve the
recourses which Nebraska now
needs. Yours truly,
W. S. hidgelC""""
Chief Deputy Fire Commis
sioner. The Journal advertisers are do
ing the business.
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