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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1919.
I'LATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
PREPARED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE JOURNAL.
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. If you do
investigate and find that the stock is satisfactory, you are
Don't take the salesman's word, he is working for hi?
commission, not your interest. It makes no difference 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?
The Bank of Murdock
HENRY A. TOOL, President J. E. CUTHMANN, Vice-President
H. A. GUTHMANN, Cashier
Joseph Welechek, the painter, was
on the sick list for a few days last
week, but is now feeling much bet
ter. A. T. Wolfe, of Deshler. was in
Murdork last week installing one of
the new one man straw and manure
spreaders, which are being sold by
Judpe II. A. Gast. the new man
ager of the Lincoln Pure Butter corn
pan, has changed his place of busi
ness asd now occupies the place that
was formerly used by M. Sorick.
Charles Schaefer of near Manley,
was a visitor with friends in Mur
dock for a short time last week. Mr.
Schaefer. who is well acquainted
here, was employed with Wn. Geh
rts for a number of years.
There is a demand for quite a
number of corn huskers in the vicin
ity around Murdock. D. Utt is out
trying his hand at the game and is
doing very well notwithstanding
the fact that he has had no pre
Y. O. Schwe and H. a. Guthmann
showed the ducks a thing or two
last Friday while the fog was hov
ering over the waters. They went to
the shack on the island in the Flatte
river, north of town, and enjoyed a
good half-day's sport, returning with
Max Dusterhoff, who has been en
gaged in decorating and painting the
home which was purchased by Peter
Kveland, In Elmwood. is nearing the
completion of the task, and when
finished it will be a thing cf beauty
and we hope a joy for the owner,
Mr. Kveland. for years to come.
V. H. Buck, the new blacksmith,
has been busily employed with the
work coming to his place of busi
ness, together with the task of so
changing his machinery as to give
him a better regulated work room.
He has just conpleteJ a number of
changes, which are all for the bet
ter, and is now so situated that he
can care for the work which comes
his way in good shape.
I. V. Hornbeck was a visitor in
Elmwood last Saturday evening, go
ing to attend a meeting of the Ma
S. M. Cox and George Wille were
visitors in Elmwood and southeast
of there last Thursday, where they
were making some cider for the win
ter's culinary purposes.
Harold Tool was a visitor in Lin
coln last Tuesday, where he was
looking after some business matters
and while there attended a meeting
of the Masonic lodge.
Miss Lilliam Amgwert and Will
Strohbehn drove over from Council
Bluffs last Wednesday to look after
ome business matters for a short
:irjp. pertaining to some real es
Rev. F. H. Doecher, pastor of the
Evangelical church at Anaheim,
California, together with his family,
are visiting in Murdock. guests at
the home of A. Brauckle and family.
They will remain for some time.
Henry A. Guthmann, the banker,
was a business visitor in Lincoln
last Wednesday, driving up in his
automobile to attend the meeting of
the hankers from district one. which
was being held in the capital city..
John Schell. who was in the city
for a short time last Wednesday
evening, reports the return of his
sister frcm ihe Methodist hospital t
Omaha where she has been for some
two weeks and where she underwent
an operation for appendicitis, being
able to return home in such a re
markably short time. At present
writing she is doing nicely.
H. W. Tool, of the firm of Murtey
fc Tool, has just closed a contract
for the supplying of materials for
the construction of the new resi
dence of Rev. John Oehlerking, which
is to be built on the farm he owns
east of town, and will be occupied
by his brother. Henry Oehlerking
the coming year. Rev. John Oehler
king makes his home at West Point,
where he is engaged in the ministry.
Murdock Mercantile Company
July 1, 1919
Outstanding produce .
Cah on hand
.$ 4.S95.36 Capital stock
1 683.11 Bank "of Murdock
, Trade checks out
Credit to customers-
3 656 05 Hills payable
V..i2 To balance 1
H. A. TOOL, President K. SCHKOEDER, Vice-President
C. BAUKGARTNER, Treas. J. E. McHUGH, Manager
MURDOCK -:- -:- NEBRASKA
August Wendt is the purchaser of
a new Ford car, which he is keep
ing for his own use.
Henry A. Tool was a visitor at
Waverly on last Wednesday evening,
where he was called to look after
some business matters for a few
Mart Shadow, who has been mak
ing his home in South Dakota for
some time past, was an arrival just
lately, having returned to Murdock
to make his home.
E. W. Rau was a visitor in Mur
dock last Wednesday, coming in to
bring a load of wheat to market for
his neighbor. Wm. Mann, who was
delivering his this year's crop.
Chris Gurr has added his name to
the readers of the Journal in Mur
dock and will in the future keep
posted on what the county is doing,
through the medium of its pages.
M. Thimgan and Rev. A. H.
Schwab and daughter. Miss Ethel,
were visiting in Lincoln last. Thurs
day, where they were looking after
some business matters and also call
ing on friends.
George Vandenberg is making
some repairs at his home south of
the city, replacing some of the build
ings which have been worn con
siderably and placing them in bet
ter condition for the coming winter.
Miss Iola Tower, who is making
her home with her sister, Mrs. W. E.
Tower, living west of town, was a
visitor at the home of her parents
in Plattsmoutu last Wednesday, go
ing down for a few days visit with
friends in the county seat.
Fred Klemme. just west of town,
has constructed a new crib for the
reception of the current year's crop
of corn. Mr. Klemme and wife have
also added to their store of reading
matter by subscribing for the Jour
nal, and will in the future receive
jits semi-weekly visits.
' L. B. Gorthey has added his name
to the list of new readers of the
Journal in this community, and will
receive the paper in the future. He
and his brother, F. W. Gorthey, were
looking after some business matters
in the county sea this week, driv
ing down for a few hours.
Fred Gorder was a visitor with
his family at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Tool, last Sunday, driving
up in their car and spending the day
visiting with their friends. They
w.-re guests at th' home of Mr. and
Mrs. Tool for dinner. Mr. Gordtr
and funily returned to their homo
iit Weeping Water in the evening,
having tn joyed a very pleasant day
with their friendc.
Henry Heineman, who is work
ing with Herman Kupke, reports
the corn which they are just begin
ning to husk as making about thirty
five bushels per acre. Gus Wendt re
ports the yield of corn on his place
as not being very good and says he
does not expect the county to pro
duce more than 20 bushels on the
average. Others report good yields
and look for higher averages.
Mr. J. T. Brendel, of Murray, was
a visitor in Murdock for a few days,
looking after the interests of the
automobile insurance company he
represents and assuming some new
risks on cars in this locality. He is
working with E. W. Thimgan and
they are doing a nice business. Last
Wednesday Mrs. Brendel drove over
and visited with her husband and
with the family of Oscar McDonald,
remaining until Thursday, while Mr.
Brendel remained longer to look af
ter his insurance business. ,
John Amgwert . has just, finished
the painting of the wheels of a new
car which Ivan Heier has just pur
chased and which he desired to have
made a different color. John, who
is an excellent barber, has spent a
lot of time as a painter and decora
tor and knows well how to do a job
of the kind which he has just com
pleted. The changed color of the
wheels forcibly illustrate the fact
that he is an artist when it comes
to wielding a paint brush as well as
a lather brush. Mr. Heier is well
ph-ased- with his new car. which he
has just purchased through the
agency of Edward W. Thimgan. it
being one of the latest type Fords.
Frank Slander, of near Manley.
was a visitor in Murdock on Wednes
day, coming over to look after some
business matters, and being interest
ed in a straw and manure spreader
which is being put on the market by
Wm. Gehrts. It is claimed that by
the intelligent use of this machine,
it is not difficult to obtain from fVve
to ten more bushels of grain per
acre than where nothing is done
to continue the fertility of the soil.
With the present high price of land
and the products raised thereon, it
seems every one should strive to
raise every possible bushel they can.
especially when it can be done with
out depreciating the quality of the
WILL HOLD HALLO
'Murdock Schools Making Prepara
j tions for Proper Celebration
of the Event.
The teachers in the Murdock pub
lic schools, with the enthusiastic as
sistance and support of the scholars,
are busy now, making preparations
for the proper celebration of Hallo
! we en. The celebration will partake
of the nature of a carnival, being
TO A BETTER CITY
Murdock Taking Steps Toward Im
provement Wants More Mod
ern Public Service.
held the day before Hallowe'en. The
program will be made up of varied dious bildings for the housing
The' town of Murdock is nearly
thirty years bid and some of the peo
ple now living here came when the
new village was just starting and
saw .the first buildings built. They
have remained ever since, seeing the
progress along many lines and the
apparent lack of progress along cer
tain other lines.
The school building which does
service now was constructed nearly
27 years ago. and while it may have
adeauatelv served the interests of
the people in its day, something
better is essential to the well-being
of the present day.
Towns of the same class as Mur
dock now boast of large and commo-
Making the Farm Pay!
All farmers know the value of keeping up the
strength and fertility of the land. And especially is
this of prime importance now on account of the high
prices to which land has climbed. With land selling at
$300.00 to $400.00 an acre no one can afford, through
neglect, to lose from five to ten bushels of grain per
acre, when by protecting or renewing their land with a
covering of straw or manure they could avoid it. The
"One Man Straw and Manure Spreader" will solve the
problem. See the machine and get full information re
garding its work and possibilities for renewing and
keeping up the fertility of the soil.
patriotic and amusing numbers, now their educational system, together
! being perfected. The decorations with modern appliances for teach-w-ill
be in line with the program, in- ing. Is there any reason why this
eluding patriotic colors and the fa- town, filled with an intelligent and
miliar yellow and black so much in frugal class of people, surrounded
evidence at the Hallowe'en season, with broad acres of most fertile land, tured his hore wounded Charl"-
i A copy of the program has been where records in crops and high-! ' "' '
! furnished us and we are glad to re- priced land are fast becoming of magne himself and captured many
produce it in these columns for the every-day occurrence, should not. of his men.
(information of our readers. Prof, have a suitable school building for When Alfred and his bunch were
Burwell and Mr. and Mrs. Jackson,
I the teachers, are making every ef-
j fort toward its success:
1 1 A Hallowe'en Acrostic
.Primary Scholars quacv of the building and equip-
Glad to be Home Again
Fred Bauers, living some five mile?
west of town, is having a well sunk
on his farm for the purpose of sup
plying more water. Last week the
drillers had reached a depth of 180
feet and contemplated going still
deeper. The well is being put down
btr the At wood boys of Ashland, as
sisted by Albert Bauers. who has
just returned from a stay of more
than two years in France and a
term of service for I'nele Sam that
included two years and four months.
Albert says he was well pleased to
get home, and that anywhere on this
side of the "bid pond" is better than
the best over there.
the education of the young who at-fent back (Q the st for dlscharge
tend? The teachers are sadly handi-i
capped in their efforts to impart the , they were placed on a ship that
knowledge they are hired to give, j cruised the West Indies before it
Dili u is wnony uue io me iuduc-lCame on to ew l ork anrt among
ti .. .1 ; , v, . .i i. i v.o-,1 n . " -
3 Song Beginner Class make the best of success. Domingo, where Alfred enjoyed a
4 Jack o' Lantern Drill j it is claimed the commercial in- splendid visit with Jack Hitchman.
Boys of Grammar Room terests of the community have so Alfred reports that Jack has a fine
r-eng.--- l0ne Weddell prown as to demand two banks. If handsome new bank
6 Pitches Song this be true, then why have they not -
Girls of Grammar Room ' expanded sufficiently to merit a bet- j building and a good banking and
7 Reading F. R. Guthmann ter school building? There is a good . automobile business.
s Drill Girls of Sewing Class deal of talk just now about a new j Alfred is not going to be content
?7"f?nR,- Primary Scholars building and we earnestly hope to e , back
K'-P.eading Marvel Amgwert see it get past the talk stage. , , , .
11-Minstrel Song .... Tne matter of electric lights is' to civil life as he goes to work Mon-
Boys of Grammar Room aiso still demanding the attention da' November 2nd, with the Sheldon
lS-Playlet, "Who Was Scared?" ' of our citizens. A project is now on Mfg. Co., at Xchawka, with whom
lS-Song High School foot for the furnishing of high ten- '
sion current irom umana, over aj
line extended from Louisville, the '
function of which would be to fur
nish current for all the towns of the
western half of Cass county. This
proposition comes from the head of
the concern, who is located in the
east, but whose distributing plants
are scattered through the west, and
it is proposed to build the line from
Louisville to a point near Manley,
allowing Murdock people to connect
therewith at that point and build
their, owti transmission line on into
town, a distance of some six miles.
The cost of line construction would
amount to about 1800 a mile or in
the neighborhood of $5,500 for the
line. Alvo is also desirous of taking
I nn th line and extending it into
J their own city, while many people
Royal Neighbors Will Entertain , of Elmwood. Eagle and Greenwood
The members, especially the lady are likewise interested.
.members of the Murdock lodge of ine company usen na. in mum
! Roval Neighbors of America, will en- the continuation of its line to Weep
itertain their husbands and friends n& Water, where a franchise for
at a supper and proeram which will uot gnt ana power win oe sougni.
be given on Hallowe'en eve at the If tne contemplated plan mater
Morn Woodmen hall. This nrnm- ializes successfully. Murdock will
ises to be a verv enjovable affair, i have an excellent lighting system
land will be attended by the members one that fU solve the very knotty
cf the order as well as others having prooiem wnicn me cuj nas Deen
an interest in the R. N A. The la- facinS for some time,
dies of the lodge mav well be expect-' '"h these steps in view for the
ed to uphold their reputation as en- improvement of the town, we cannot
tertainers. as well as providers of overlook the contemplated construc
tempting viands, for there will be a "on of the handsome building for
very enjovable supper and a fun tne use of tne new bank. This
provoking entertainment and pro- building will be of pressed brick con
gram as well struction and will cost in the neigh-
" borhood of $6,000. It will be locat-
. , . , ed on the corner just west of the
Visited Neighboring Towns t business place of Wm. Gehrts. and.
The village board, composed of will be of 25x40 feet dimension, and
August Panska. H. V. McDonald, equipped in the most modern style.
Wm. Rush and Stephen Lies, accom- The president of the new bank, II.
panied by J. E. McHugh, who tepre- C. Backemier, was in the city a few
stnted I. V. Hornbeck, paid visits to days ago looking after the matter,
Elmwood and Alvo last week in the and at the meeting of the board of
interest of better electric light ser- directors it was determined to build
vice, and were rewarded with the as soon as the work can be coin
heart co-operation of the citizens of menced. At the same time another
Alvo, as well as promised assistance building will be constructed along
from those interested in the matter side of the bank, also of pressed
at Elmwood. The enthusiastic in- brick, filling the ground between it
nerest of the people from the towns and the garage of Mr. Gehrts. This
of the western part of the county building will also be 25x40 and is
he has a re.-ponsiblc posit ion.
Wteping Water Republican.
DEPUTY EXAMINER IS REMOVED
Fargo. N. I).. Oct. 2 6. P. E. Hall
derson, the deputy bank examiner
cn whose report the closing of the
Scandinavian-American bank of
Fargo was ordered by the banking
board, today was dismissed from of
fice by O. E. Lofthus. state br.nk
i examiner, Lofthus charged that
Hallderson had been "altogether too
willing a tool of those who crimi
nally attempted to wreck the bank."
The Scandinavian-American bank
was re-opened yesterday as the re
sult of a decision by the state su
preme court which adjudged the
Cotton Flannel Gloves
Double palm and thumb mittens, per dozen. . . .$2.25
Double thumb gloves, fleeced side out, dozen. . .$2.25
All Cut Large and Roomy Wide
Seams and Well Sewed.
We have a heavier glove, double thumb, fleeced
side out, made for the big handed man, doz. . . .$2.50
iyjurdock iercantile .Co.,
JERRY E. McHUGH, Manager
MURDOCK -:- -:- NEBRASKA
Lincoln Pure Butter
We desire to announce that we have secured
the services of H. A. Gast as our representative at
at Murdock. We will pay the highest prices for
Cream and Butter Fat, delivered at our station in
Murdock. Cash on delivery.
THE SORICK OLD STAND
- Lincoln Pure Butter Co.-
K. A. CAST, Manager
Pure Food Inspector Calls
The jure food inspector from the
state capital was in Murdock last
week calling on the merchants and
making an examination of the sani
tary business under which they are
doing business, and other things in
connection therewith. He gave the
Murdock Mercantile company a rat
ing of "excellent." which is the high
est marking of any given.
-nakes it look like something defi
nite may be done in the matter in
the near future.
Attended Convention Last Week
Those from Murdock and near here
who were in attendance at the Cass
county Sunday school convention at
Avoca last week were G. Daur, the
being constructed especially for use
in housing the postoffice, being so
constructed as to best serve the
needs of patrons.
With the construction of the new
buildings, new enterprises coming
and better lighting and school fa
cilities, why should not the town go
ahead. Located sufficiently far from
any large town, this town should be
.i . , . r ,t.- o . . .i i i.
iupviii.ieiiiivui ui u O.I1.U., 1 equi pped to serve the interests and
pastor of the church and Fred Stock,
the superintendent of the Sunday
school at the Callihan church south-
i commercial demands of the commun
ity surrounding it.
wep.t of town. They all drove over
in the car of Mr. Stock, returning
on Thursday evening and going over
again on Friday. They report a very
good attendance at the convention
and that an excellent program was
rendered. There were many speak
ers from out In the state, who offer
ed many suggestions for the better
ment of the schools and the in
creasing of attendance.
HOME FROM MARINE SERVICE.
SHERWOOD ASKS WAS
PERSHING AT FRONT
i Came to Gladden Their Home
1 Mrs. J. II. Kelly, of Plattsniouth.
was a visitor in Murdock for u short
time, coming in Thursday evening
and visiting at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Oscar McDonald over
night, and departing the following
day for Lincoln, where she will visit
for a short time at the home of her'
sou. I. II. Kelly, who it will be re-j
numbered visited in Murdock and'
built a storage cave tor Mr. McDon-!
aid. Good, fortune has como to tho
home of Mr. and Mrs. I. Kelly '
in the fdiap'i of a fine little boy j
which the stork ltft a few days ago.J
All concerned are doing nicely.
Washington, Oct. 24. Declaring
that in all wars commanding gener
als should be constantly at the front,
Representative Sherwood, democrat.
Ohio, who was a brigadier general
in the civil war, asked the house
military committee today to report
"when and where General Pershing
was at the front during any of the
great conflicts of the past war."
Citing that 121 generals had been
killed in the civil war, Mr. Sherwood
told the house that soldiers return
ing from France had informed him
"they never raw or heard of Gener
al Pershing at thefrout."
Fancy box paper at this office.
After serving for eighteen months
with the marines, Alfred Anderson is
back to his home at Nehawka and
while in Weeping Water Thursday
paid the Republican office a most
Alfred enlisted at Omaha in May,
1918, and was discharged at New
York October 10. IIo was in the 1st
Regiment. 153rd company. lie re-!
ceived his training at Paris Island., ;
S. C and was later sent to Cuba
and the West Indies. He tried in
every way possible .to get sent across
to the fighting in Europe, plead to
get put into special detachments
that might be sent across but was
unsuccessful in his ofTorts. Thus,
the only fighting service he saw wa3
his five months' experience in opera-
tions against the insurrectionists in!
Hayti, and this was not Just a tame !
affair, cither, as the negro rebels
there are well armed and it requires
three regiments of marines to keep
them in check. As yet all attempts
to capture their leader Charlemagne
have failed although Alfred s com
pany got into his can.p once, cap-
D. W. TH2EV2C5AN
Automobiles and Accessories
Mitchell and Dodge Cars,
Fordson Tractors and
Our machine shop is especially well equipped
with modern machinery and first-class workman. We
are ready to do all kinds of repair work, including
WE CARRY A LARGE LIKE OF ALL
KINDS OF TIRES!
ED. U. T
MO PI US An
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The largest and best equipped dental offices in Omaha. Experts
in charge of all work. Lady attendant. MODERATE PRICES.
Porcelain fillings just like tooth. Instruments carefully sterilized
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