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PLATTC MOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1914.
Prepared in the Interest of the People of Murray and Surrounding Vicinity Especially for the Journal Readers
JF101ECT TOE MMILY M
I BY" THE ! H
falls ffiACBBCKBOOK j I
AHA.11 of family has a big responsibility. He not only must con
serve the morals and education of his wife and loved ones, but ha
must see to it that THEY SHALL NOT WANT. Is there a bet
ter way of helping: his dear ones than by adding to his BANK ACCOUNT 1
It will provide against sickness and
SHOULD HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT.
EVlgJE3i?AY STATE BANK
(den perry ami wife spent the
Fourth in Nebraska City.
I.. 5. Todd f Tali!. Ruck spent
Sunday in I hf vicinity of Murray.
Plans ami specifications for the
new school house are now out for
rout ractors to hil upon.
Aupn-t Engelkemeier of Mt.
lMna-anl precinct was doing his
trading li'-rr Wednesday.
Mrs. Charles r.arroll and Mis.
Mahl" powers were attending i
matters of interest in Omaha
B.-rt Philpol of Weeping Wa
ter, agent for the Maxwell, autoed
through lit r Tuesdav on his wav
from tin- Sioux (lily races.
Omar Schlichtemier- came info
Murray late Saturday night with a
refractory automobile. Local
talent did what I hey could to re
liee a brother in distress.
enjoy an evening
picnic in mid-summer hied them
selves to a shady nook on Rock
r.reck Tuesday evening .and I here
eiijoxed t hemsrlves.
Ir. (Jilniore and family, V. (.
ISoedeker and family and Miss
ISeuIah Sans took an outing- on the
Missouri bluffs on Independence
day. They spent the evening in
Rev. Hutrhman lias been re
taiued at the Presbyl crian church
for another year. Mr. Ilufchman
is an aide young minister and the
congregation here are to lie con
gratulated on retaining his serv
ices for the next year.
S. O. Pitman. Alhert Young and
F.d Tult. who were in the. auto
mobile wreck on the road to
Plaltniouth are all up and kick
in - They were skinned up some
what, hut fell so thankful over
the fact I hat no one was hurt that
they did not feel their bruises.
There's no question about it a lot of
us are going to be too busy to celebrate
the 4th, but you will want a little extra
so here's some good things to eat:
Herring, tomato sauce
Van Camp's Pork and Beans
24 kinds of Itrus Cookies
If it's good it comes from this store.
HIATT & TUTT
Murray, - - - ' Nebraska
misfortune. Every man of family ,
Health generally is good in ami
Charley Boedcker was a busi
ness visitor in Plattsnioulh Tues
day. Homer Shrader has purchased
a nice Mo-horse power Maxwell
automobile. It's a dandy.
T. .1. Brendel and wife were
shopping in Omaha Wednesday,
and incidentally taking in the
Threshing will commence in
this section in earnest Monday,
some four or live machines start
ing on t hat day.
S. O. Pit mail, Miss Pauline
Oldham. Truda Lone. (George
Nickels and Albert Young autoed
to Klmwooil on the Fourth.
If we had a few more men as
enthusiastic for the new school
building as o. A. Bavis, it would
soon be completed.
Arthur Young dropped in upon
his mother, Mrs. F. M. Young-,
Wednesday, he being absent from
home in Canada for six years.
Lewy Rice, who has been a loner
sufferer with a hip .joint disease,
has not improved much in the past
two months. He is a constant
sufferer ami is now confined to the
lu'lly Hamilton, one of the best
carpenters, reliable contractors
and as staunch a democrat as
ever drove a nail or shoved a
plain1, will soon heir in the erection
of a line house for John Stone,
three miles north of Murray.
lTncle Joint Tutt came down
from Plattsnioulh last Thursday
morning, accompanied by his
granddaughter. Miss Jancttc
Forbes, and visited with his son
F.d Tutt and wife, until Friday
evening, when they returned
John Stone made a trip to
Philip Lambert, who been very
sick, is improving.
Lloyd Lewis made his regular
trip to Union Sunday evening.
Mrs. John Hendricks spent
Wednesday with Mrs. K. R. Queen.
Miss Edith Spangler is suffer
ing from a dislocated bone in the
(iarnet Hartley is doing some
well work for William .Nickels
t his week.
Henry Ost and wife of Ne
hawka were calling on friends in
Robert Burr is improving, he
having received a very severe kick
from a mule.
Mr. H. C. Long moved the heavy
crop of wild lettuce from the high
Rev. Ross Williams and wife
paid Pr. J. F. Brendel and wife a
visit this week.
Mrs. Maria Oapen is spending
the week with her son, Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd (iapen.
Pr. i. II. (lilmore and wife and
Miss Margie Walker drove to
Omaha last Thursday.
Mr. Wynn Brown, and Mrs.
Gertrude Beekner autoed to
Plat tsmouth Wednesday.
The farmers were kicking for
rain, anil it rained. Now, what
good did the kicking do?
ponnie, the young son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. P. Rhoden. has been
on the sick list for the past week
F. L. Rhoden and wife and Mis
Ftta Nickels were Platlsmouth
visitors Wednesdav via the l ord
A. F. Nickels returned from St.
Joseph's hospital at Omaha
Wednesday, looking fairly im
Louie Puis is now the proud
possessor of a new Marion car.
He traded in his old Maxwell on
Bert Reed, republican candi
date at the primary for sheriff,
called on his friends in Murray
Mrs. John Larsh, east of Mur
ray, presented Hie Murray iihrary
with several sets of magazines
Klmer Halstrom, the assistant
cashier, is number with the
bored herds this week, being, an
noying in fly time.
Walter Green, our blacksmith,
has been running a hay-rack fac
tory this week. Mr. Taney has
been assisting him.
John Jenkins, Charles Kennedy
and Morris Lloyd took in the auto
races at Sioux City on the Fourth.
They report a glorious time.
Mrs. J. P. Wudeman and son,
Strafford of Leigh, Neb., arrived
Thursday for an extended visit
with William Nickels and family.
Miss Edith Marquardt was call
ing on friends in Murray Monday.
Also talking politics, she being a
candidate for county superintend
ent. Robert Nickels and wife went to
Omaha Sunday morning, where
they spent the day with their son,
A. F. Nickels, at St. Joseph's hos
pital. Homer Shrader purchased a
new Maxwell car of Bert Philpot
of Weeping Water. Homer has a
good car and is well pleased
John Wunderlich made some
political calls in Murray Tuesday.
John is a congenial gentleman,
and if elected will make a good
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Minnear and
children, with Mrs. Burkeman,
from La Fayette. Ind., are visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. Gus Minnear,
and family of Maple Grove.
There will be preaching at the
Christian church on Sunday, July
19, morning and evening, by Rev.
George V. Robb of Kan
sas. Everybody come out and
The mass meeting of the com
munity to be held at Lewiston
Sunday afternoon should interest
every man and woman in the vi
cinity. Make an effort, to be pres
ent and take part in this meeting.
When Mr. Edmunds took a team
and mower and cleaned off the
church and school grounds of its
high weeds he did what everybody
would have done, but no one had
the nerve to tackle.
Tf an.voftlie readers of the
Journal know of any social
evpiit or item of lntert in
tliis vicinity, and will m:iil
same to ! his otlire. it will ap
pear under this heading. We
want all news items Euitok
Presbyterian Church News.
The Tarkio Missionary confer
ence will meet July 2 1 to August
2, at Tarkio, Missouri. There will
be ten days of inspiration for all
who in, a splendid program and
delightful companionship. Any
person of whatever denomination
is invited. Expenses are light.
The sacrament of the Lord's
Supper will be observed at. the
United .Presbyterian church next
Sabbath, July 12. The Rev. Pr.
pouglass of Omaha will preach
Friday evening at 8 o'clock and
Saturday afternoon at 2 :."!
o'clock. Pr. Ootiplass is a good
preacher; try to hear him. Every
one in the community is invited
to both the preparatory and the
Scholars of the graded classes
having a perfect record at the
United Presbyterian Sabbalh
school during the months of April,
May ami June are: Helen Todd.
Grace Long, Clara Churchill,
Walker Gilmore. Helen Gilmore.
Some others had very good rec
ords. The Sabbalh school meets
every Sabbalh morning at 10
o'clock. Everyone is cordially in
vited to at tend.
A Death Trap.
The bridge south oT the U. B.
parsonage, on the road to Platls
mouth. has been condemned by
the public as a veritable death
trap to those Iraveling upon this
highway. Two very serious ac
cidents have occurred here in the
past year. Three near-serious
have occurred during the same
time. Every auloisl curses the
spot. None of these accidents
were caused by reckless driving.
Here is a bridge upon a curve and
in the cross roads. Where can a
more blazing combination of
danger colors occur. Here is
where the proper oliicials can step
in and prevent a death of some
one traveling upon this road or a
suit against Hie county for ten or
twenty thousand, by simply
building a "safe and sane" bridge
Enjoy a Fine Time.
The East Rock Bluffs Wilis
club enjoyed an obl-fashionei
picnic last Sundav near Old Rock
Bluffs, and when we say I hey ha
a fine time but half expresses i!
When the eating hour arrive"
the jolly party ascended the high
peak of King Hill, where they
could view the mighty Missour
river, and for many miles inti
Iowa, and where the cooling
breezes fanned them, they sat
in comfort and peace. The well,
filled baskets were uncovered am
spread and there was plenty o
the choicest viands, and to spare
Harry Biens and wife came down
lrom Omaha on Friday to spend a
few days among- old friends,
they were the guests of honor
Frank Pugay spent the Fourth
Lee Nickels was transacting
business in Plaltsmouth Friday
Are you ready for the basket
dinner at Lewiston? Everyone is
Arthur Copenhaver and wifV
were passengers ior omaiia miu
Robert Fitch and family spent
Sundav wilh James 1-itch and
John Hobsehiedl and wife were
transacting business in Plats
Mrs. Jacob Sherwood is report-
id as very seriously ill at tier
home near Union.
.Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Rhoden
entertained the Lewiston (Wee
club Sunday afternoon.
R. R. Nickels departed Monday
morning lor Kansas i.iiy, wnere
:e will visit relatives for a few
lays. Miss Clara Copenhaver of St.
Paul, Minn., arrived Saturday for
a visit with Arthur Copenhaver
Mrs. James Lougbridge left
Wednesday for Slrathmore, Cana
da, for a summer's visit. She
was accompanied by Mrs. Perry of
light Miles Gro.ve, who will make
a sojourn with her son, John
Perry, near Calgary.
Mrs. J. W. Berger is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Marie Steiner,
in Lincoln this week. Her daugh
ter, Mrs. James Brown, is in
charge of the hotel during her
absence. And a line substitute
she is, loo.
IN Mi AUTO
Murray Citizens Havo a Very
Close Call in Automobile
From Wednesday's Daily.
What might have easily been a
fatal automobile accident occur
red last evening about 8 o'clock
at the bridge over the creek just
a short distance south of the .Jean
school house on the road to Mur
ray. Sam Pitman was returning
home to .Murray from this eily in
his large Case touring car, and
was accompanied by Albert Young
and F.d S Tut I of that. place.
They were not running at un
usual speed as they approached
the bridge, which js situated ju-l
where the road from Mynard
joins the Murray load, and as Mr.
Pitman attempted to make the
turn in the road to go over the
bridge the tie-rod connecting the
two front wheels of the machine,
broke and Tendered the steering
gear of the car useless in guiding
its course, and it was carried
onto the bridge, striking th" rail
ing on the west side and turned
completely over, pinning the
occupants of the car beneath if.
The accident was witnessed by
several parlies coming along Un
load and they at once went to the
assistance of the occupants of the
car. gelling- them out :.id assist
ing in righting the ear. which
was then dragged out of the creek
and was soon running" in good
shape, being- only slightly dam
aged in the fnuil and I lie break
ing of the wind shield.
The men in the car suffered
only a few bruises from the ef
fects of the fall, bul had it not
been for the fact that tin' car was
a machine of good sie and the
creek bank on either side held
the weight of the machine olT
file men they would never have
m i I 1 1
lecn anii' to escape wiiuotii
car was g.. t
n back onl o i lie roa
ind his companion
resumed their ioiirnev hom"ward
The news of the accident wa
telephoned to this city and in
few minutes there was a large
number of aulos at the scene o
the accident to lend what assist
ance they could, bu! the niachin
was alreadv on its way fowari
The ladies of the K. N. K. nit
at the home of Mrs. Joe San?
Thursday and were very pleasant,
ly entertained by Mrs. Sans am
daughter. Miss Huelah. 1 tie reg
ular business of the societv was
transacted, while the reinainini
hours were spent in a social way
An elegant and duality two-coursi
luncheon was served, which ad
ded very much to the pleasure of
the occasion. The visitors pres
ent were; Mrs. W. G. Boedekei
Mrs. Ted Barrows, Mrs. Wall
Sans. Mrs. Win. Wl b-r. Mrs. Al
bert Wheeler, Mrs. Chas. Creamer,
Mrs. Mark While, Mrs. Frank
Rhoden. Mrs. Ivan White, Miss
Pearl Pugay, Mrs. Chas. WoIf
Mrs. Campbell. Members pres
ent: Mrs. E. R. Queen, .Mrs. W. P.
Hulcheson, Mrs. Jno. Hendricks,
.Mrs. Ceo. Parks, Mrs. Win. Wiley,
Miss Winnie Hulcheson, Miss Lil
lian Wheeler, Miss Etta Nickels
Miss ISeulah Sans and Mrs. Jot
FOR SALE Nice pair of 2-
vear-obl bay mare colts; they are
I. Come and see them. J. M.
Holmes, Murrav Neb.
Ready for Bids.
District No- 56, Mur
ray, Ncbr., are ready to
receive scaicci Dias Tor
the construction of high
school building. Bids
will be closed July 22,
1914, at 12:00 m. The
board reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.
Contractors unknown to
the board must furnish
references. For plans
and specifications call
at Murray State Bank.
By High School
Daily 18-19; Wkly 05-56
II FORMER RESIDENT
OF PUnSMOUTH IS
NOW IN POLAND
The following article appearing
in-lhe State Journal will be of
great interest to the residents of
this city, as it relates to a genlle
liian who was for several years a
resident of this city in the early
seventies. He was known here
better by Ihe name of Frank
Stadier, which is the English
translation of Bob-slaw Ilonhn
sM, and came to this cilv as a
refugee from Poland on areounlof
his efforts for Poli-h liberty.
While in this city Mr SI. idler made
his home lit the hotel of Fred
SI ade iiiann, ami the decoration.
at lie old hole! that for years oc
cupied the sile of the Hotel Ri!y.
v as (lie product of bis artist.b
hand, fie being- a very tab-nfed
Bole.-iaw Hordyn.-ki "f Warsaw-
Poland, in I he eai iv da s instruct
or in art. at the Universitv of .
braska. has renewed nilci-cours'
reccnlly by card or b-ller with
number oi ins old-lime menus n
i.meo n. Air. or uwki was im
predecessor oi aiiss s-aran o..(
Mooi-e at the university, and b-fi
Lincoln tlurn' vears ago to reiurn
io Poland. n line m iue ciiv in
was known as Frank Stadfer
translation and adaptation of hi--
name, adopted because niori
easilv remembered. Last winter
in a travelogue on Poland. Mi
Cobersoii to hi of meeting Mi
Hordnski in Warsaw and of tin
great ass-stance he had been :
eoune" m gelling- permission io
i. holograph unusual places, i m
r ddress y, r. J ! ord vn sk i wa-
given by Mr. Roberson to Li:i-ol
friends, who later wrote to po
land. In i-eolv to ne of these let
ters Mr. ITordyn-ki writes thai In
married after returning to Poland
and has a wile and three youn
I i,lv i1:oi"!if ers Hie utiles! of
whom is 27: also that lie served as
United States consul at Warsaw
for a number of years, until a rub
was adopted that only American
citizens wi re eligible for such an
oih'ce. He was hoping to be ii
charge of an exhibit of the ai
ireasures oi nis country on- i m
exposition at San Francisco. A
set of Lincoln views sent him call
ed forth surprise at the changed
appearance of the city. Among
these views were included F.p
worth lake park, the fountain on
Eleventh street and the lake at
Capital Bench. ''Whit surprises
me most." he wrote, "is the water.
All the water I can recall in m
time is the artesian well back of
the posollice." A portrait of Mr
Hordvnski. painted bv himself
while in Lincoln and given to th
Palladian society, still nangs m
A UNIQUE PIECE OF
WOOD CARVING IN THE
Yesterday F. Y. Cardner. who
resides some seven miles we si. oi
tin's city, was in town, and durinj
his slav here visited at the Jour
nal ollice, where he left a lliosl
unuiue an. sKiinui specimen oi
wood carving that we have seen
for a bmg time. If was the figure
of a man carved out of wood, with
all. the skill of a finished carver,
and the work certainly speaks
welt tor the ministry oi .wr
Cardner. It reuuireil thirteen
hours to do the work, being done
at odd limes by the gentleman,
mil was constructed from a part
f the wood of a pecan tree that
lad been growing at (lie home of
Mr. Cardner, but which hail been
leslroyed by Ihe gophers and kill-l
eil. J lie carving is on en imiioti i
it the Journal ollice. where it can
e seen bv all desiring to view it.
FOR SALE Two-cylinder All
ium auto, in tine running order.
iood car for the money. Will
onsider some trade. J. M.
Holmes, Murray, Neb.
Strayed, June 13th.
Red niuley cow. Has large front
eat. Anyone knowing anything as
o its whereabouts please notify
Arthur Kellogg, South Bond. Neb.,
and receive reward. 7-2-tfw.
Well Digging and Stump Pulling,
T am nrenared fn do sf nmn
pulling on contract and also to
itlii Mill?. UIIU MUlUlt MUIH JU lUIS,
him-. out i.si ni. i ii mi uiiaiuiiirrii oil
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GEORGE W. BERGE
Democratic Candidate for Governor
To th Tax Payr-rs:
There is appilbng oxtravacance in
tho a'J;r.ini.-:ration iT the state's busi
ness. Hvery time th- iesi-Iature m etg
appropriations aro iriorease'l; more
offirps anrl onrrml?.innsi are created;
and tax burins are growing heavier
every year. We do not complain if
our taxes are legitimately spent, but
we do most emphatically protest
against reckless extravagance.
Appropriations for all Purposes.
1803-34 $2.2C8 940.25
In 1S&3 it cost us $3.02.", each day to
run the entire state government, anj
today it eost.i us $11,171 each day. an
increase of 270 per cent, while the pop
ulation increased less than 20 per
cent. The last legislature appropri
ated $1.070.52 4.02 more than the pre
Appropriations for Salaries Alone.
$137. .70 more for salaries alone than
the legislature two years before. Sal
ary appropriations are more than two
and one-half times larger now than in
IS03. It costs us S722 more each day
now to pay salaries alone than it cost
us to run the entire state government
In 1S93 we paid legislative employes
In 1911 we paid legislative employes
In 1913 we paid legislative employes
The last .legislature paid out $10,403
more for legislative employes alone
than the preceding legislature paid
for the same purpose.
I deny that this enormous increase
is necessary. I charge most of it to
frightful extravagance. The business
of the state is not run on a business
basis. Let rne give only a few illus
In 1SS0 the legislature paid out
$4,116.40 for postage. This is enough
to pay the postage on 220.S20 letters or
l,Cff letters for each member.
In 1S0." the legislature paid out
$2,3S3.r,a for pages; $2.."or, for custo
dians; $3207 for janitors and $1,3I7.!T
for newspapers for members.
The 1011 legislature paid out $.",-
SCO.f.O for custodians and $2,00.".." for
The 1013 legislature paid out $7,329 .
for custodians; $1,3S0 for scrgeant-at-
arms; $1,770 for gate and doorkeep
ers; $1,1)03 for porters and Janitors;
$1,002 for watchmen, and $339 for
photographs, cuts and half tones.
Just think of it. 7,320 for custodi
ans (hat hangers) to hang up the coats
and hats of the members during the
last session. This is about $S0.00 for
each day. Any wonder our taxes aro
A legislative committee recently re
ported that $15,210 would have been
amply suflieient to pay legislative em
ployes for the last legislature. That
legislature, however, paid out $31,-
EC3.00, or $3G,C53.-00 more than this
legislative committee said was neces
sary. Just think of it, $3G, 653.00 of the
tax payers' money wasted on legisla
tive employes alone during one ses
sion of the legislature lasting a little
more than' two months. In other
words $36,C33.00 of the tax payers'
money was taken out of the state
treasury during one session with which
to pay political debts. This is only an
illustration. Every legislature and the
entire business of the state is honev-
combea witn frightful extravmrnnro
Millions of dollars could be saved if
the business of the state was con
ducted on a business basis.
And while this appalling extrava
gance is going on we learn that al
though the last legislature appropri
ated nearly $2,000,000.00 more than tho
preceding legislature, that right now
the state of Nebraska is nearly $1,
000,000.00 behind in the payment of its
current expenses. It is admitted bv
state officials that it will be necessary
to levy a l-mlll special tax this year
to get us out of the hole.
All of this is astounding, and I sav
arastic steps are necessary to put a
stop to it ail. My battle in this cam
paign is to help clean up the state
house and put the business of the state
on a business basis. I am in favor of
hberal appropriations for all legitimate
furPsf' but I a unalterably opposed
fikl i ii,. , .. ..
111 lul3 '"paign ana 1 ask
tha t a v t-i vovc v,i..
GEORGE W. BERGE.
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