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MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1919.
PLATT3M0UTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
PREPARED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE JOURNAL
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When you buy stocks of the traveling stock salesman
are you gambling or investing?
There is only one way to be: sure which you are doing.
If you do not investigate, you are gambling. It you do
investigate and find that the stock is satisfactory, you are
Don't take the salesman's word, he is w.oiking for hi?
commission, not ycur interest. Ic makes no differtnee to
him if you loose.
Don't permit the promises of large returns to influence
you to risk your capital. Where one man strikes it lucky,
a hundred lose.
Are you willing to take a hundred-to-one shot?
k of Murdock
HENRY A. TOOL, President J. E. CUTHMANN, Vice-President
H. A. CUTHMANN, Cashier
A. I). Zaar, of near South IJend, 'your ribs loosened by rollicking
w:;s u visitor in Murdock for a short j laughter, you will also get much
timo last Friday, and was looking sound sense and inspiration to a
after some business matters while ' better life and be aided in your
here. ! endeavor to get more out of this
John Schell. of north of the city.! woild. for others as well as for your
was a visitor in Omaha for a short self. Come out and bring the en
time last week, returning home on tire family, it will do you all good.
Friday evening via the Itock Island. This second number of the lecture
Rev. .1. V. 'Peters, pastor or the course, like the former one, will be
church two miles north of the city, held at the Methodist church Friday,
has become a reader of the Journal, October 17th. The entertainer who
having had has name added to the is slated to appear, "Smiling Bob
list of readers served from the Mur- iVriggs." has a national reputation,
dock post office. and the committee may well feci
' H. Landholm, of Omaha, who has fortunate in being able to secure
been employed on his brother, Jesse him to fi'.! a place on their program.
I-andholm's new home in Murdock, -
ACHES AND PAINS
You'll find Sloan's Liniment
softens the severe
and are now ready for your AUTO BUSINESS.
Put it on freefy. Don't rub it in.
Just let it fenetrate naturally. What a
sense of soothing relief soon follows !
External aches, stiffness, soreness,
cramped rhuscles, strained sinews,
back "cricks" those ailments can't
tight oii the relieving -qualities" of
Sloan's Liniment. Clean, convenient,
economical. 35c, 70c, $1.40.
was a visitor at home during a part
of the past week, returning to resume
his work Friday evening.
lr. and Airs. A. C. lilattspeiler, ( f
Tobias, were in the city for a short
time the first of last week, called
!icrf on account of tho death of Mrs.
1!. Elattspeiler's father, Carl hi':i
hut, whoso burial occurred on last
The committee having in hand the
promulgation of the lyceum couna
in Murdock this season have a meet
ing scheduled for this (Monday) ev-enim,-
at the liank of Murdock, to J
look niter matters relative to thej
courrc. The opening number plea:-
el the pcop'-e and i tie committee is I.iurdOCK OCllOOl Notes
U be complimented on their wise There was an addition to the list
si le..:tiun of material. (of scholars attending the Murdock
Matt Thimgan began work : schools last week when the children
Saturday on the reconstruction ei t 0f ir. a,i rs jj uek, the
AHend Wrestling Match
I st Friday. Edward V. Thimgan,
Oscar McDonald and Homer Lawton
d;ofc to Omaha in Mr. Thintgan's car
to r.ttend the Landos-I'esek wrestling
is-atch at the auditorium Friday
night. The match was a good one,
l'csek throwing Lamlos one fall in
2 hours and 2 6 minutes, and was
much enjoyed-by the Murdock gen
tlemen. Mr. Thimgan remained to
look after some business the follow
ing day, making purchase of some
'.lew goodd and getting some repairs
I : I
The Plattsmouth Garage
is now located in the Propst Garage building on the
comer of Seventh and Vine streets, where we will be
pleased to meet all our old patrons, as well as all new
ones who may have business in our line.
Repairing is Our Specialty
Reo Cars and Trucks for Sale
New and Second Hand Cars
the old post ofhee building, to nt ii ,,ew blacksmith, entered the grades
up for temporary i quarters for thejan,i aro taking hold of their studies
new Farmers and 1 Merchants Hank excellent shape.
v. hich is ;oon to be opened for the.; -..,vo Mexican pupils, children of
transaction of business. The odicial j (H, Mexicans emploved bv the Rock
have grown a bit imp::titit over'the ( j ..,lui ier0( aiso entered the schools
, , . j delay in getting the bank opened. but.aut ilUVe begun upon the course of
jt n...s U!lav0Uahie, being Hue in partjj
to tho non-arrival of the new saio,
whicli they have had ordered for
11 Ward, who was formerly a! Mrs. A. lirauckle, oT
tele; runh operator, but who is now I who has been visiting for some tini"
. T"M"irl in farming, had his
;.tided to the list of readers of the, in and near Hubbard. Iowa, when
named the home of relatives and friend;
she spent a very ple.i: ant two week.-.
" I. IfiltU IlVlllg SOUlt! Ol llie till, niuuicu litfllic mri vii-n. j
is having t lie Journal com- to his! O. Cillispie was looking after:
.... i i- -,.itin tiie linw s from! some iusiness matters relative to
?urciiase3 Hew Iloino
-.11 nrtr the countv as well as iroi:i!some land deals ne
Friuay. ir. unnspie is
relative- her.-. for the past few days.
Me ret timed home a few days ago.
Homer H. Iawton. the painter and
ar Xehawka last decorator. h:is made the purchase of
, ; . , i f liit.iolf -mil 1tfnilv te-
Murdoch. ji-riuay. .-.ir uuuspie is hepi ni - . " -" ' " t,
Julius T'i":an of ('lav countv. 'Just now looKing alter ian:i ieais ne.ia., n ;. .i - ".
K"r who fJr'merlv lived near lr;re. ! claiming his attention, both here and have a place that he could be sure
i. ,V i-- " viit"g with friends and ! elsewhere and is making good sue- of occupying as long as he wishe
cess in nis worn. ' aim um '""j"' i"
Miss Fave Ward, the ten-venr-old of landlords. They obtained tho
ifter having er.j-yed a very plea-. uaugnier oi w. ujaru. oi . wicoiu, ... -;",.'
wno nas neeii visiiinir at me nuiue r.i int.- unn; aim . mvi. ... .. ..
nf her iinclp. A. TT. Ward, for some cd by Win. Hush. They will arrant
time, was reported as not feeling, to occupy the place in the near f.i-
very well during a part of last week. tare.
but being somewhat improved the
last couple of days.
S. P. Leis, the manager of the
Farmers Grain company, of Murdock,
who has a brother living at ifeniing-
ford, had two cars of potatoes ship-
Mi t stay.
Max Ihisterhoff is completing the
decorating of the Methodint church"
:t Weeping Water, ami expects to
have the interior of the edifice in
; i;ch condition as to permit of it
being used for services again soon.
J. Seherbacker and wife, with
their children, of Lincoln, are visit
ing at the home of Mrs. Scherbick-
er- n.irent ' Mr ana .Mrs.- is. irau- p-" mat inan- n. muiw
ckf-" of Murdoch, having driven disposed of them at $1.S1 a bushel.
d wii in their car to spend a few , They were gobbled up like hot cakes
d; vs with the family and other; at this price and there was a clamor
fri; nd-; here 1 or niore when they were all gone.
ii t .r i ',.. i ., J. K. McHugh, manager of. the
.. lira'.iihii', oi., ji i.iuuiiii,
v 'i:ng man of some twelve summers
1 . . V... i c... tivts in Omalia over last Friday
oi .viuruocK. oxer urou, a..u ou..- iooking after somo busi-
d.-y. returning the first of the week ns Thv rllirM,.i
the cap tal city to resume niv fl'
-. .. . . .... , !
Jicuugu io assist wiiii me tieuvier
business of the day.
Murdock Mercantile company's store.
. . o-nin ia ti lorl lv t rs MfMiirn :!nl
;.t the home of his;""-"."""-' . .;. ,
,n,i ifA their son; were visitiug with rola-
Were Issued Ilarriaje Licensa
Last Friday white Henry Tim::
was in the county seat, having driv
en over in Mis car, he stepped lute
the oilice of County Judge IJeeso:
and secured a license which permit
ted him to be joined in matrimony
with Miss Marie Urauckmuller, ot
to the cap
school work. Needless to say
enjoyed the occasion of his two-day i
visit here very rrrt.h.
The" Hoc!. Llar.d h; making ar
rangeimnts to runs its trains via
Louisville, crossing the Platte river
over the Missouri Pacific bridge at
that ph)ce. during the time the work
oi constructing their new bridge at
Mrs. Henry Hanke and son, Her
man, of near Ithaca, drove down to
Murdoch last Friday, with a double
mission in view, namely, to visit old
time friends and to purchase some
Koiv.c A?ain from the Service
Charles Schaeft'er, of -Mauley, but
who was employed with William
Gehrts, the popular implement and
parage man, for about four year-.
and who has been serving in tin
1 niteti State:; navy for more than
two years past, has received his di-
charge and returned home, arriving
at Mauley some time the fore part
of -last week. Charles, who is a very
popular voting man, both at hi
home and in Murdock, visited here
I last Friday, being the guest of hu
dock. The Hanke family were neigh
bors of G. llaur when he made his
home at Ithaca.
be ashamed of the results of his
craftiness. We are glad to welcome
this popular young man back home.
'apples. Thev also took home with I "" fiends. Mr. SchaeiTer made
iow.m 7iQ uahoi nant-o r t,n i ti..-. a good Jackie, as well as one of the
South Pen.l is in progress, or ramer successful and popular teacher of the ' ,,tJSt OI eui.ens in nvn i.ie, .io
of reconstructing the old bridge, I ruraj school in district No. TO. lo-1 workman, too. w ho needeth not to
the condition of. which is sucn as io catj?,i ea.t an(j a little south of M ur
inal; o it imperative t!iat it re repair
ed at once.
Carl Kupke and brother were busy
hauling cement blocks last week to! Some of the farmers are beginning The Electric Li prlit Questicn
the home ot tncir iatner, nartes.to pick ineir corn, out oniy a lew 'ylC question of electric lights l
Kup'i-.o. for the purpose of construct-i have made any progress. With thc'still unsolved and is still being con
ing ;'n ire cave for the storage of arrival of frost like we have had a'nidered from both within and with
i. the coming winter, against the couple of mornings lately and a bitjout. The citizens of Murdock are
brat of next summer. The matter of good sharp weather, they will soon
of laying in a supply of ice for re-f-igeration
d-iring the hot months
has become one of much concern to
everyone during the past few sum-intrs-wh'ii
the ice shortage has been
very pronounced. This is the reason
Mr. Kupk?. along with many others
in this locality are taking steps to
remedy the ;ituatio!i.
' 11 1 . . . 1 T .
Ull UU IfUU) IO I'lllUdlK Oil lilt; I U - IV
of gathering the crop in real ernest.
While the extremely hot and dry
weather that prevailed during July
and August cut the crop considerably
short we are in hopes both the quan
tity ami the quality will be found
better than reports would have us
I believe regarding the crop.
N O W
- MORS THAN EVER
it behooves one to choose with
Fall and Winter
Here you'll find a big assortment
of Latest Styles and Newest
Let us take your measure for a
Truly Tailored Suit or Overcoat.
Our Big Fell Line NOW
Murdock Mercantile Co.,
JERRY E1. McHUGH, Manajer
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desirious of obtaining good light ser
vice, and are considering measures to
that end. While a few privately
owned plants are furnishing service
for their owners and those conveni
ently close, the owners are not mak
ing or seeking to make aJuisiness of
rolling electric service and will wel
come a solution to the light problem
e.ir-liig here. Not only is current
desired for lighting purposes but for
power as well.
On the other hand there are out
side parties whose interest in the
lighting cf Murdoch is in line with a
good investment. The Plattsmouth
Gas and Fleet ric company has its
eves not alone on Murdoch but other
villages of the county as well, and
with tho new equipment now being
installed in tln I'lattsmouth plant.
should be able to furnish the best of
services, as well as make the venture
apr.ofitable one to themselves.
It is lo be hoped that the varied
interests may be so combined a; to
result in securing electricity service
for Murdock at an early date, not
only for lighting, but for power pur
poses as well.
Young Peoples Society Meets
The Young Peoples' Association cf
the Evangelical church of Murdock,
at their regular menthly business
: meeting last Thursday looked after
tlie growing Jiusincss of the society,
' and after these matters were all at
! tended to, enjoyed a session of socia
1 bility, in which all participated and
f enjoyed themselves to the utmost.
Refreshments were served by Mr3.
Schwab, wife of the pastor, and at
whose home the function was held.
All present declare Mrs. Schwab a
! royal entertainer, and look forward
to the time when a similar occasion
, may bring them under her hospitable
their education, which will make of
them the best class of American cit
izens. Iniring the week Supt. J. II. Hur
well. with the assistance of the
teaching force. held examination:?
and tests of the scholars in accor
dance with the state law, regarding
inspection of the condition of the
eyes, nose and ears ol all students
in attendance at the schools.
School work is progressing nicely,
and the pupils are all manifesting
en interest in their work.' Under
the inspiration and guidance of the
capable faculty they should continue
to make excellent progress through
out the entire year.
The basket ball team is getting in
trim for any contests which may
come their way after the opening of
the season. We expect to hear very
favorable reports from the team dur
ing the coming basket ball season,
and shall be sorely disappointed if
they fail to take more than their
half of the games piayed.
ENDS LIFE OF
J. E. EU2ASOf3, Prop.
LIFELESS BODY OF CARL ISEN
HUT FOUND IN OWN HOME
ON LAST SUNDAY
HEAD BLOWN NEARLY AWAY
this community, as with all of us,
i3 have we by our lives enriched the
society in which we have grown and
prospered, have we given of our lives
that which has made our fellowmen
the better for our having lived here?
GONE TO PHILADELPHIA
A Strange Han, Living a Strange
Life Evidently Passed Judg
ment on Himself.
PLEASANT FAMILY GATHERING.
from Saturday's Pally.
A pleasant family gathering v.;.s
held l::st Sunday. October 1th, at th
country heme of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Stander south of. town, it be
ing the first time they had all been
together for thirteen years. There
were three sisters and eight brothers
present, and their families, about
fifty-two in all, and the occasion 5j
one that will linger in their memor
ies very pleasantly in the years to
Those who lived in this vicinity
brought aolng plenty of eatables an I
Mrs. Slander is a generous provider
herself, and there was no scarcity o?
chicken, pies and cakes and all th
good things that go to make up
complete dinner. Mr. Stander had
bonsrht half a bushel of delicious
peaches that he passed around as
iiis own individual treat.
These brothers and sisters are I ho
children of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Stander, pioneer citizens of
Cass county, where they lived long
and useful lives, their strong char
acters standing cut in the memories
of the earlier residents of the com
munity. Those present, with their families,
included George, of Plattsmouth;
Henry, of South Heud; Louis, of
Archer; Ralph, of Wilsey, Kansas;
Mrs. Peter Spangler, of Weeping
Water; James, Peter and Arthur;
Miss Alice and Mrs. W. A. Cleghorn,
all of Louisville. These, with the
iiostr" William, make eleven children
living. Mrs. Bedella Stander, widow
of a brother, Lester Stander, and her
two little daughters were also pres
ent as were tho three daughters of
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stander, Mis?
Rachel, of Alvo; Miss Dorothy, of
Aurora and Miss Edith, of the Wes-
Pictures were taken of the group,
which will be highly appreciated by
all those present, as it is very un
usual for so large a family reunion
rvcr to take place. Louisville Cour
TWO FARMS FOU RENT.
- Second Number Lecture Course
This is a good one, one filled with
much fuii and mirth, with encour
agement for all. both old and younc.
While you will be regaled with much
epieudii original mirth and
Two eighty acre farms for rent,
one improved and one unimproved,
both farms Join, about 65 'acres
broke on each eighty. Cash pre
ferred. Call or write, Martin S.
Zaar, South Bend, Neb., R. F. D
Although Journal want-ads cost
but little the results they bring are
have wonderful. Try them.
! Last Sundav afternoon as Mr. O.
liaur, who is superintendent of the
Sunday school at Murdock, went to
see what the reason might be that
his neighbor, Carl Isenhut. " and a
member of the Sunday school, had
not attended Sunday school or church
cervices during the morning he
discovered the door to Mr. Isen
hut's bed room c;oseI and on trying '
to open the same discovered it was:
blocked. Pressing firmly against the
door he was surprised and horrified
to find that a human body was hold
ing it shut. But with sufficient force
he was able to get the door far enuf
open to thrust his head into the
room, when he was greeted by an
Looking down he saw the body of i
his friend lying on the floor with
his left shoulder against the ddor.
One glance told of death and with
drawing, he called O. W. Gillispie,
who -operates a Hotel just across the
street. Upon investigation it was
found that the body of Mr. Isenhut
was upon the floor, but his head, or f
that portion intact was tinder the
t i .i . -1. ... -. l .. : '
the body with the muzzle nesting on
the side of the bed.
The body was removed and prepar
ed for burial, which occurred on Mon- ;
day, with but a short service at the (
Carl Isenhut was bom in Switzer-j
land, and was probably some sixty
years of age. He had been a resi- j
dent of the United States for about
forty years. it being about that
long ago when he homcsteaded a
farm in the west, later living in
Omaha and still later for a short
time in Plattsmouth, where he was
united in marriage with Miss Eliza
Hongger, also a Swiss lady, who had
come from Chur, Switzerland, the
same place from which Mrs. Eliza
Kaufmann came to this country.
The Kaufmanns were well acquaint
ed with the young lady both in the
old country and here and it was
through the recommendation of
Mrs. Kaufmann that she was given
a position as retoucher of negatives
in the studio of V. V. Leonard, in!
Plattsmouth, more than thirty-five
years ago. j
Shortly afterwards she was united
in marriage with Mr. Isenhut and
they engaged in farming near Mur-j
dock, later moving to town where
they made their home for nearly a
quarter of a century. ' While living
here, Mr. Isenhut worked at the car
penter trade, continuing in that line
of work until the end.
During the past summer, Mr. Isen
hut had complained of his head
hurting him, and said to the writer
but a few weeks ago that he was
having such terrible pains in his
head he feared he was going to lose
his mind. He was accustomed to
walk the alleys of Murdock and al
ways seemed to be preoccupied, for
many weeks past, and when addres
sed, did not hear or notice what was
said to him.
Whether he accidently discharged
the gun and thus ended his own
life, or premedttatedly took this
means of ending the troubles which
seemed to beset him, will never be
Three children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Isenhut, two of whom died
in infancy, while the third. Mrs. Dr.
Arnold C. IJlattspeiler, of Tobias,
was married only a couple of months
ago. Mrs. uiattspeuer was rormerly
Miss Vera Isenhut, and for a number,
of years made her home with Mr.
and Mrs. O. W. Gillispie. The wife
and mother of the children died a
number of years ago. I
Whether the end came by his own
hand with intent to terminate the
life in which he was apparently find
ing no pleasure, or whether it was
merely an accident is a matter ol
no particular concern, but friends
regret that a resident here for so
many years has been taken from our
midst, and the scenes of which he
was a familiar character will know
him no more.
The great question with him and
From Saturday's Dally.
Andy Schmarder, after a few
weeks' visit here .with home folks,
has gone to Philadelphia, where he
goes in training to defend his title as
the heavyweight champion boxer of
the U. S. navy. Andy says that since
he has served his time in the navy
and did not re-enlist, he will have
to surrender his belt, but that his
ambition is to possess another some
day that a land man may retain as
long as he is able to defend it.
Andy's friends who witnessed the
six round bout at Plattsmouth last
Saturday with Billy Uvick, of South
Omaha, were enthusiastic over tho
way in which he kept his opponent
on the defensive all the time. It
was purely an exhibition bout and
Andy is free to confess that he was
out of his class as he does not claim
to be a boxer, but a fighter and ha I
the contest of last Saturday been
open for the best man to win it
would not have gone more than one
round. He is sure some fighter and
will yet put Louisville on the map.
CLASS HAS GOOD RECORD
From Friday's Dally.
The class of 191!) oT the Platts
mouth high school has established -in
excellent record in the fact that ten
Df the members of that clasj are novv
; nro'led as students at the Nebraska
itate university at Lincoln, while a
number are .-Utending the other ad
vanced schools near Lincoln. Among
the attendants at the state university
is Charles M. Spacht, formerly prin
cipal of the high school here, and
who was the class advisor of the
1019 clars. The students of thh?
class are very proud of the record
made by their clats in the work of
higher education and they may well
be as it is the largest class atten
dance at the itatc university of any
cf the previous graduating classes of
the local school.
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER
WE CARRY A FULL STOCK OF
and Make All Kinds of Mill Work at My
ON ALL KINKS OF WORK!
located In north part of Murdock, Nebraska
ED. W. THIEtfGAft
Automobiles and Accessories
Mitchell, Dodge and Ford
Cars, Fordson Tractors
and Cushman Motors
Our machine shop is especially well equipped
with modern machinery and first-class workmen. We
are ready to do all kinds of repair work, including
WE CARRY A LARGE LINE OF ALL
KINDS OF TIRES!
El. U; THIE3GAH
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