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KONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1917.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MANLEY STATE BANK
V,t MANLEY, NEB.
MURRAY STATE BANK
BANK OF CASS COUNTY
BANK OF COMMERCE
FIRST SECURITY BANK
CEDAR CREEK, NEB.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $13,000
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $15,000
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $80,000
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $23,000
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $10,000
THOMAS E. PARMELE
WM. J. RAU.
CHAS. C. PARMELE, President.
FRED NUTZMAN, Vice-President.
W. GLEN BOEDEKER, Cashier.
CHAS. C. PARMELE
THOMAS E. PARMELE
R. F. PATTERSON.
F. G. EGENBERGER
THOMAS E. PARMELE, President.
CHAS. C. PARMELE, Vice-President.
PAUL. FITZGERALD, Cashier.
RALPH R. LARSON, Asst. Cashier.
WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, President.
W. H. LOHNES, Vice-President.
THOMAS E. PARMELE, Director.
Our Facilities Enable Us to Handle Your Business in this County Promptly and
Economically and on this Basis We Dnvite Your Patronage.
OVER THE COUNTY
Jessie Applegate left school Wed
nesday. She and her mother are
moving to Lincoln, where Jessie will
attend the Lincoln High school.
Mrs. W. M. Barritt was the first
in Union to register. Mrs. D. W.
Foster was the oldest and Miss Doro
thy Hall the youngest to register.
Mrs. W. S. Smith, of Murray, and
Mrs. Will Royal of Plainview, Ne
braska, were here visiting with Mrs.
Jennie Frans the latter part of last
Joe Lindsay purchased eighty acres
of land just south of Nebraska City
last week, paying $200 per acre for
it. This seems to be a good price as
there were no improvements on the
Miss Carrie Banning is seriously
ill with appendicitis and a nurse was
called Monday to attend her. From
the last reports her condition was
improving and it is hoped that she
will continue to do so.
L. J. Hall and R: A. Smith left on
Friday afternoon for Rapid City, So.
Dakota, where they went to look af
ter a number of horses they have at
that place. They also expect to buy
more while they are gone.
Mrs. Let Farris, who has been vis
iting the past week at the home of
her sister, Mrs. C. F. Harris, return
ed to her home in Beatrice on last
Tuesday afternoon. She was accom
panied by Miss Verna Harris, who
will visit there the following week.
Ray Frans will soon have the repu
tation as a wholesale dealer if he can
continue to handle property the way
he did Monday. He purchased the
Chas. Niday property now occupied
by Dr. Huston and family and sold
it the same day to Mrs. Belle Frans.
Tuesday morning Dan Lynn and
wife. W. A. Taylor and wife and
John Lidgett and wife took the train
going south to spend a week or ten
days sightseeing in Kansas City and
other southern points. This is mere
ly a pleasure trip with no business
at all to interfere.
Miss Jessie Todd, chairman of the
committee for the ladies registration
held last Wednesday, reports 1C5 as
having registered in this precinct. Of
this number 89 registered in this dis
trict. These figures make a good
showing for the ladies of this pre
cinct who placed their names on the
in Cleveland, they will attend the
Auxiliary to the Spanish-American
War Confederate Convnetion.
On. the afternoon of Sunday, Sep
tember 16th, 1917, at three o'clock,
in St. Paul's Evangelical church of
Cook, Nebraska, occurred the mar
riage of Miss Lydia Schacht to Mr.
John H. Steffens in the presence of
about one hundred invited friends
and relatives. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. J. Abele, pastor
of the above church, who, in a few
well chosen words joined the young
couple in happy wedlock.
Wednesday of last week, Elmer
H. Wessel, of Nehawka, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Wessel of Nehawka,
was united in marriage to Miss
Pearl E. Nutzman, daughter of Mr.
nd Mrs. Richard Nutzman of Avoca.
The contracting parties are very well
known and popular young people of
this section of the county. The groom
is the son of a wealthy farmer south
of Nehawka, and the young people
start life's journey with unusually
bright prospects for a happy and
prosperous wedded life.
Gust Hanson sold three loads of
hogs to J. Palmer Tuesday.
II. J. Thiele departed Thursday for
Pace. Nebraska, to call on friends
and enjoy hunting in the sand hills
George Mark sold several thousand
hushels of corn to A. F. Sturm this
E. G. Young, C. Cunningham and
B. Hostetter leave Wednesday for
big hunt in Holt county.
Arthur Wolph and sister. Miss
Emily left Wednesday afternoon for
the state of New York. Arthur will
enter Cornell college upon his arriv
al there, while Miss Emily will teach
school there this winter.
Mrs. Oren M. Pollard and son
Malcolm, Jr., left Sunday for Lincoln
where she will join her mother, Mrs
White, the three leaving soon for an
eastern trip, visiting friends and rel
atives in Chicago, Cleveland and in
different parts of New York. While ville.
Born. Sunday. Sept. 16, 1917, to
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Krecklow, a boy
Born. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1917
to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Whitaker. a
Miss Iva Seybert is making an ex
tended visit with relatives in South
Miss Edith Tyo visited at the
home of her cousin, Mrs. Lola Tay
lor, at Murdock, last week.
Miss Carrie Ossenkop, of Omaha,
visited her mother, Mrs. Margaret
Ossenkop, and other relatives in town
Mrs. E. Dj Stevenson and little
granddaughter, Minerva Worthman,
returned home Sunday from a short
visit with relatives in Omaha.
Mrs. J. B. McClure, of Sergeant
Bluffs, Iowa, and- Mrs. Emil Ander
son, of Omaha, attended the funeral
of John Myers Tuesday. They are
sisters of Mrs. Myers.
A farewell reception was given to
Rev. WachteJ and family . Monday
night, which was attended by a large
number of the people of the town
and surrounding country. A very
enjoyable evening was spent.:
Miss Eda Schoeman has accepted a
position in the dry goods department'
of F. H. Nichbl's general store. This
is Miss Eda's first experience in busi
ness, but with her pleasing and oblig
ing manner, she is sure to fill the
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schoeman
and family. Miss Nellie Knutson and
George Kraft drove to Papillion on
Sunday to attend a family reunion of
Mrs. Schoeman's family, at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Wildey E. Atchison, formerly of
Louisville, but now of Anamosa,
Iowa, was in Louisville last week.
He had not been here for about
eighteen years. Mr. Atchiso i is' trav
eling for the National Masonic Re
search society of which he is as
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Wilson sold
their beautiful new home on Walnut
street this week to W. H. Heil. They
will give possession March 1st. Mr.
Wilson's plans for the future are in
definite, but hloes not contemplate
leaving Louisville at present. When
Mr. Heil leaves thefarm, his son,
Rudolph and wife will take the home
place. Mrs. Rudolph Heil was form
erly Miss Joyce Loveland, of Louis-
John Hartsock shipped a car each
of cattle and hogs to Omaha Tuesday.
J. W. Horn and wife left Monday
for a ten days visit at Hill City,
Jesse Westlake is the proud father
of a 11 pound boy which arrived
at his home on the 14th inst.
A. D. Burdick and family visited
their old home at Peru, Neb., recent
ly. Mrs. B. and children visited in
Nebraska City also and enjoyed a
boat excursion on the river.
Everett Smith left on Monday for
Lincoln, where he enlisted in the
regular army. He immediately left
for Fort Logan, and from. there he
will go to a southern cantonment.
A fine girl arrived at the home of
Bert Dopd on the 11th inst. The
young lady proposes to remain in
definitely to cheer the home of her
Charlie Trumble is "jubilating"
over the arrival of a fine boy at hi.j
home on the 16th inst. Mother and
child doing well, but Charlie is said
to be beside himself.
Geo. Trunkenbolz ha3 begun the
erection of a new elevator of 40.000
bushel capacity. It will cost about
$12,000.00 and will be completed by
the first of the year.
Os Trimble is carrying his arm in
a sling, the result of an infection of
the hand. It was feared blood poi
son had set In, as the entire arm was
badly swollen. The condition, how
ever, has improved.
Theodore Wachter is in a hospital
at Lincoln, suffering from blood poi
son. His right arm is badly swollen
and amputation may be necessary. He
scratched his hand with a barb wire
spear and since that time the wound
has grown worse, until it has assum
ed a serious condition.
Prof. R. J. Pool and wife, of Lin
coln were Sunday visitors at the
home of Mrs. Pool's brother, Clar
ence. Mr. and Airs. I'ooi recently re
turned from a visit east and at New
York City. Mr. Pool said it looked
lke war around the New York har
bor the battle ships and the big
Herman Klietsch and son, Harley,
of Palmyra, were in town Tuesday for
a few hours coming by- auto. Mr.
Klietsch reports the family well and
things going good on the farm with
a good prospect for a corn crop if the
frost holds off for a couple of weeks.
Francis Baldwin and wife visited
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Bald
win from Sunday evening until Tues
day morning, when they left for Om
aha to attend the reception for the
drafted boys who left Omaha Wed
nesday for Fort Riley, Kansas. Fran
cis was one of the boys drafted. He
is really one of our Weeping Water
boys but has been railroading for
some time and made his headquar
ters in Omaha, and so was drafted
R. B. Jameson was the victim of
an auto accident Tuesday which left
him with a lame shoulder, several
cuts on his hands and a quite badly
skinned up face, but he feels as if he
got off very lucky. Mr. Jameson was
on his way to Nebraska City in com
pany with a Mr. Zissin and his 15-year-old
son, and when nearing Ne
braska City the car, which was driv-
ven by Mr. Zissin, turned over when
they crossed the railroad. The driver
received a badly cut knee but the
boy was only slightly hurt.
stationed in the signal corps of the
U. S. He has a ten days' lay off and
must be back by Sunday. He has
gone up in an airship three times.
The first tmie it gave him quite a
scare but he is getting used to it by
now. He is a son of W. F. Stokes.
A deal was made on Wednesday
morning whereby J. P. Cobb sold his
fine modern residence in the south
west part of town to Wm. Wilkins of
near Murdock. The consideration
price was $6,000.00. This is one of
the finest houses and best locations
in town. Possession will be given in
April when Mr. Wilkins will occupy
the house. Mr. Cobb will most likely
build in the spring.
Word has been received here of the
birth of a 10 pound boy at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Maddox, at
Mrs. Burke and daughter, Malie,
and Mrs. Johnson, of Omaha, were
over Saturday and Sunday visitors at
the Ole Olsen home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Carter left on
the early. morning train Tuesday for
a week s visit with relatives at Co-
zad, Miller and Kearney.
S. W. Orton returned on Wednes
day morning from Benkelman, Nebr.,
and St. Francis, Kansas, where he
has land. He reports lots of rain
out there the first of the week.
Grandpa Phillips returned Sunday
evening irom a two weeks visit in
South Dakota. He said he was glad
to get back as It rained most all the
time he was there and it was awful
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Price and son,
Howard, of Missouri Valley, Iowa,
and Miss Bessie Tuma, of Omaha,
came down in the former's car Sat
urday afternoon to spend Sunday
with W. P. Sitzman and family. The
ladies are sisters of Mrs. Sitzman.
Mrs. Kalblinger, who has been vis
iting her mother, Mrs. Martha Maple
and other relatives here, while her
son has been taking treatment in
to meet one of her sons at Fremont.
Merton Scott sustained a dislocat
ed knee Wednesday evening' while
playing football. He was playing with
the newly organized town team in a
practice game against the high school
eleven. "Scotty" Is able to be around
with the use of a couple of canes.
THE DEATH OF AN OLD
RESIDENT OF NEBRASKA
George Stoehr is moving some of
his implements to a farm near My-
nard, which he recently purchased
Chas. Peck had the misfortune to
step on a nail one day last week and
as a result has been nursing a very
J. B. Sutherland, who has been
very sick for the past few months is
much better and is able to call on his
friends in town again.
Charley Stoehr and family and
Adam Stoehr motored up from
Plattsmouth Sunday to visit at the
home of George Stoehr.
Wm. Kunz went to Imperial, Ne
braska, on Monday to look after put
ting in crops on his land. He is
having about 300 acres of wheat put
in this fall.
J. F. Hoove shipped a car load of
hogs and sheep to Omaha and a car
load of hogs to St. Joseph on Monday.
He and Ray Fentiman also shipped a
car load of cattle to Omaha on Mon
day. Mrs. John Kunz has been suffering
from an affection which seemed to
aralyze one side of her face and caus
eu her a great deal of pain. At pres
ent, under the doctor's care, she is
very much better and the trouble
seems to be about overcome.
Mr. Wilkins, of near Murdock, has
sold his farm of 320 acres. Fred
Stokes purchased 200 acres of the
land and Emil Kuehn 120 acres. The
improved land brought as high as
$225.00 per acre. Mr. Wilkins has
purchased 160 acres of land near
On Tuesday L. F. Langhorst, State
Treasurer Hall, Dr. J. M. Neely and
Chas. Bailey left for Lake Okoboji,
Iowa, where they will spend a week
or so fishing and recreating. This
seems to be a favorite resort and no
doubt we shall hear of some big
catches of fish when these gentlemen
Roy Stokes arrived Sunday even
ing from Dayton, Ohio, where he is
Since the Year 1865.
Mrs. John Rohrdanz, Sr., passed
away onto the Great Beyond, Sept.
15, 1917 at 7:50 p. m. at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. L. Meis
inger of Cedar Creek, where she
had come a few days previous to
make all of her children a visit who
live in Cass county. Sept. 13, she
was stricken wi.th apoplexy and ling
ered on until the following Satur
day. She had been a devoted widow
since Feb. 1, 1908, when her hus
band departed from this world, and
had since that time made her home
with her eldest daughter Mrs. Geo.
G. Smith at Havelock, Nebr.
She was born in Germany, Sept.
3, 1839 and came to this country
with her parents in 1865 and lo
cated in Cass county, where she
resided until the death of her hus
band. And August 6th, 1866, she
was united in marriage to John L.
Rohrdanz at Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
To whom were born 12 children, of
whom nine survive her, and three
had gone on before in their infancy.
One sister survives her who lives in
the southern part of Kansas. Thirty
five grandchildren and fifteen great
grandchildren also survive her. The
children are: Mrs. Geo. G. Smith,
Havelock, Nebr., Mrs. Aug. Kreck
low, Manley, Nebr., Mrs. Aug. Thim
gan. South Bend, Nebr., Mrs. Geo.
L. Meisinger, Cedar Creek, Nebr.,
Carl Rohrdanz, Bala, Kansas, J. H.
Rohrdanz, Cedar Creek, Nebr., H. A.(
Rohrdanz, Havelock, Nebr., Mrs. L.
E. Thimgan, Lincoln, Neb., Wm. H.
Rohrdanz, Manley, Nebr. Burial
services were held at the German
Lutheran church, near Murdock,
Nebr., of which she had been a
member since 14 years of age. The
remains were placed beside her hus
band. All the children were at the
funeral, but Mrs. L. E. Thimgan,
who was ill.
CARD OF THANKS.
The . children of Mrs. John
Rohrdanz, Sr., wish to extend their
heartfelt .thanks to the friends who
so kindly assisted us during the ill
ness and death of our beloved moth
er, and we also wish to thank the
many friends for the beautiful flor
MRS. G. G. SMITH, Havelcok.
MRS. AUG. KRECKLOW, Manley.
MRS. AUG. THIMGAN, South Bend.
MRS. G. MEISINGER, Cedar Creek.
CARL ROHRDANZ, Bala, Kansas.
J. H, ROHRDANZ, Cedar Creek.
H. A. ROHRDANZ, Havelock.
MRS. L. E. THIMGAN, Lincoln.
WM- H. ROHRDANZ, Manley.
NEW BARBER SHOP.
I have purchased the barber shop
of C. E. DuBois, next door west of
H. M. Soennichsens Store. I will
greatly appreciate the trade for
meriy or this shop, and all my
friends, who may wish to .-ome to
me for work.
2t-sw LUTHER F. PICKETT.
Omaha Sept. 26 to Oct. 6, 1917
Ten Days of Innocent Hilarity in which every Loyal
Citizen is Interested!
Electrical Parade Afternoon Parade
Wed. Evening, Oct. 3, Thursday, Oct. 4,
"Triumph of Democracy" "World's Liberty Parade"
Thursday Evening, from 8 to 10, at Rourke's Base Ball
Park, will be shown
Ak-Sar-Ben's Big Military Fireworks Spectacle.
Cornation Ball National Swine Exhibit
Friday Evening, Oct. 5. One Week, Beginning Oct. 3.
Ak-Sar-Ben never wearies, its joys are always new. The
snappy fall days are Nature's tribute to the Festival
Spirit which SAMSON decress shall reign once each
year for this short time.
Wortham's Big Carnival Every Day, 11 to 11
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