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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1920.
PLATTSJ10UTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
PREPARED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE JOIIRNAL.
The Bank of j3urdoc&
The Real Service Bank"
The best service is the real Jtet of the good bank,
and the bank which renders the best service, with
safety, is the one, which is of the most benefit to a
This is the time of the year when ihe filling out
of the income tax schedules are to be filled. Bring
in your lists, we have the blanks and are willing to as
sist you in getting the blank schedules filled out. We
are always at your service and glad to render it.
The Bank of Murdoch
"The Bank where You Feel at Home
HENRY A. TOOL, President J. E. GUTHMANN, Vice-Pres.
H. A. GUTHMANN, Cashier
We receive orders for the ex
tremely busy Spring Season
to arrange for a convenient time.
That way we lost many a
job and the prospective custom
ers were often disappointed
with some inferior work ordered
elsewhere a source of worry.
We are booking orders for
Spring Decorations A
We will be properly prepared
to take care of all your
Spring DECORATING IP
range for it right NOW
Distinctive Inferior Decorator
. W. TH0W3GAW
Automobiles and Accessories
MITCHELL AND DODGE CARS
Our machine shop is especially well equipped
with modern machinery and first-class workmen. We
arc ready to do all kinds of repair work, including
WE CARRY A LARGE LINE OF ALL
KINDS OF TIRES . -
Jesse Landholm was a business
visitor in Aurora the latter part of
the week, leaving for there Thurs
day. Fred Bauer, livinjr northwest of
pared an elegant dinner for Mr.
Miller and wif. In addition ;to pre
senting him with a pleasant day,
they also gave him many presents in
token of their love and extended
best wishes for a long and happy
Those to take part in the occa
sion were his two sons, Emil H.
Miller and wife 'and Otto Miller and
Charles Long and wife were in wife; and his three daughters, Mes-
Ashland last Thursday, where they dames Matt Thimgan, Charles Long
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loaning auer some Dusiness
Miller was a business visi-
Murdock, was, delivering corn to the tor in Union last Thursday, where
Farmers elevator during the latter ' he was called to look after some
part of last week. business matters.
Two eentlemen from the office of i J. C. 'Stroy was a visitor in Lin-
the state . railway .commission were
in Murdock looking after some busi
ness matters last week for a short
Miss Leola Pothast, pf Lincoln,
spent the week-end at the home of
her brother, O. J. Pothast and wife,
in Murdock, returning home on last
H. V. McDonald and wife were
passengers last Friday evening for
Hampton, where they went to visit
or a short time at the home of a
son who resides there.
Louis Schmidt was a visitor in
Lincoln last Friday, where he was
looking after some business mat
ters and also consulting a specialist
regarding an affection on one of his
Matt Thimgan and George Utt
and son, Diller, have been , busy dur
ing the past few days unloading the
brick and tile for the new bank
building, they having a car of each
Rev. A. Brauchle and wife were
visiting in'Milford for a short time
last week at the home of their
daughter, Mrs. E. L. Koenig and
family, having an excellent time
Mrs. Thomas Walling and little
son. Buzzer, of Plattsmouth, visited
in Murdock at the home of her
brother, J. E. McHugh and family,
last Thursday and Friday, returning
home Friday evening.
Master Fay Stould and sister, Missj
Helen, who have been visiting with
friends in Murdock for the past few
days, returned to their home at
Mil ford .last Friday morning, after
having had an excellent time. j
Mrs. J. A. Bauer and daughter.
Hazel, have been sick for some time
at their home with an attack of la
grippe and stomach trouble, but are
both able to be out again, though
still far from being well
coin last Thursday, where he was-
looking after some business mat
ters for the day.
Einil Miller was a business visitor
in Lincoln last Friday, driving to
Ashland, with his car, from where
he took the Burlington train to the
. Theodore Thimgan, of Neligh, was
a visitor In Murdock during a
of last week, coming to visit
mother, Mrs. Sarah Thimgan, who
has been very poorly for some time
Mrs. H. A. Tool and daughter,
Mary Isabelle, were passengers to
Lincoln last Friday morning, where
they visited at the home of Mrs.
Tool's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B.
Mrs. Wm. Gehrts was reported as
being very sick at her home in this
city last Thursday evening, but was
slightly improved on the following
morning, though still Jar from be
Miss Ruth Holm, of Drummond,
Oklahoma, was a visitor in Mur
dock. being a guest at the home of
Leo Rikli and wife, while attending
the golden wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rikli.
Eddie Uehnning. of Big Springs,
and H. C. Backmeyer and "their hus
bands. All entered into the spirit
of the occasion and made it a suc
cess Thus all the children of this
estimable couple were present with
the exception of one son, Conrad,
who lives in the west. Among oth
er things they provided an oyster
supper in the evening.
Mrs. Grace Rymer, who has been
making her home at the hotel at
Murdock, was called to her home at
Wabash last Friday on account of
the illness of her two children, who
have been very sick with the grippe
part for the past few days, making a
his greater task than Mrs. Rvmer's moth-
,ff could care for, along with the
other work. It is hoped the little
one will soon be well again.
The Rikli Golden Wedding
On last Thursday, at the home of
their son. Leo Rikli, occurred the
golden wedding celebration of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Rikli, of this place,
who have trod life's pathway togeth
er for a full half century through
up and downs. And surrounded by
children, grandchildren, friends and
neighbors they enjoyed to the limit
the occurence of their 50th anniver
sary. An extended account of the
celebration appearing on another
page of today's Semi-Weekly Jour
nal, we deem it expedient to refer
the Murdock readers to it, and join
the many friends in wishing this
who has been visiting at the home general old couple many additional
. I II '.i fill U L'UVII-U 1 I 1.- UflflUIl III IUU
nf liis na renin. M I llPhnnlne' nrl I " "
Mrs. Homer Hess and her little
daughter are visiting at the home of
Grandpa and Grandma C. Moomey,
of this city, who are overjoyed to
have the visitors and especially the
little baby, who is the cutest ever.
Daniel Panska, wife and their lit
tle daughter. who reside between
Murdock and Louisville, are report-,
ed as being confined to their beds
with the flu. It is hoped they will'
I soon be better and able to be about
fc.. L. Pothast was a business visi-
family, for the past few days, de
parted for his home in the west last
Saturday, being accompanied by
O. W. Gillespie was a business
visitor in the west last week, where
he was interested in a land trans
action. Mr. Gillespie is selling some
j very fine lands in the west, "and one
can depend on what he is told by
Orville Ingwerson, an auto me
chanic, who formerly worked at
Alvo, but more recently at Pawnee
t City, has accepted a position with
Win. Gehrts and will assist in the
work, which this institution has
plenty of just now. Mr. Gehrts has
an excellent pair of workmen, who
will look after his interests.
I Louie Thimgan. of Lincoln, and
Mrs. Henry Rohrdanz, of Havelock,
were both in Murdock last week,
called here by the illness of their
mother, Mrs. Sarah Thimgan, who
has suffered a slight stroke of par
alysis. They found her In a very
critical condition, but at the time of
their leaving for home she was con-
tor in Murdock last Tuesday, coming siderably improved,
to look after some business matters,' Richard Otterstein
to visit his son, and to attend the
annual meeting of the directors and
stockholders of the Farmers and
August Xolting and wife, of
Plattsmouth, were visiting in Mur
dock with their daughter, Mrs.
Emil Rikli, and attending the golden
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Rikli, last week. They re
turned home Friday.
A. L. Tool and wife and daugh
ter, J. C. Stroy and wife, J. E. Mc
Hugh, wife and guest and Mesdame3
II. A. Tool and H. V. McDonald all
attended the funeral of Mrs. Harry
Long at South Bend last Wednesday.
Michael Tighe of Yuma, Colorado, '
and Albert Tif?he, of Omaha, who
formerly lived near Wabash, were
visitors in Murdock for a short time
last Thursday, having returned to
visit with friends and also to see
their sick friend, Walter Lovell, of
Weeping Water, whose condition is
There will be a
basket ball at Lov
(Tuesday) night, between the team
of the Murdock school and that of
the Louisville school. ' The Murdock
team . is Retting in practice for the
event. ' The town team of Murdock
and Glen Lew
is shelled their corn last week, de
livering it to the Farmers elevator.
The former will, in a short time,
move to near Plattsmduth, where he
will farm during the coming year,
and W. A. Schutz of that place will
come to Murdock and farm the Thim
gan place north of town, which has
been occupied by Mr. Otterstein.
Max Dusterhoff,. the painter and
interior decorator, was a business
visitor in Elmwood last Wednesday,
where he was looking after some
business. Mr. Dusterhoff is an excel
lent workman and is preparing work
for. the coming busy season. See his
ad in this issue of the Journal, else
where on this page,, and if needing
any work in his line by all means
give him a trial.
Jack Hite, a brother of Charles F.
I lite, arrived in Murdock a short
time since from Ottawa. 111., and
has been visiting with his brother
and family, and other friends, for
a number of days. He deoarted on
Murdock Boy Wins Prize
Samuel Weatherford, of Murdock,
one of the students in the Murdock
schools, having an interest in con
tests, when they come within his
reach, tackled the matter of writing
a letter to the "Uncle Ben" depart
ment of the Nebraska State Journal
a short time since, wherein there
were a -number of contestants over
the state vieing with each other to
excel in descriptive power in telling
about some city in which they had
lived. Samuel took Fort Worth,
Texas, and below is his letter, he
having won first place, while there
were one hundred or more honorable
Dear Uncle Ben:
I am thirteen years old and am in
high school. Since your rules say
one must solve the puzzles by one
self, I confess that I solved them by
Since I lived for more than a year
in the greatest town in the world,
I will tell you about it. It is Fort
When I first went there, the big
"Burk" boom had just begun. Af
ter a short time oil companies
(frauds) of all kinds appeared on
the scene. After about a year these
frauds dropped out of sight and
the safe companies took their place.
They (the oil companies, etc.) .were
so numerous that on an average
every other office was owned by an
oil company or brokers.
When I left a month ago there
were several large buildings going
up, viz: Waggoner, twenty stories;
Winfield hotel, twenty-four stories;
Farmers and Merchants Bank, six
teen stories and another hotel, the
name of which is unknown to me at
present, which will be ten stories
high. This last was started after I
left Fort Worth.
From your nephew,
, , ' last Friday for his home in the east. I "OCK, ,anu Peng
double game of Gn Thursday John Amgwert took LMurdc' atentU
I him to Waverly in his Jr where hJ V'0.Ee1?
visited his mother, who has reached
the advanced age of 81 years.
Surprised on His Birthday
The children of Mr. C. L. Miller
Keep a Neat Place
While waiting for a train at the
Rock Island passenger station in
ion was chal-
ness displayed in
the way the waiting room which is
used by both ladies and gents, is
kept. A man from the east remark
ed that he had noticed the neat ap
pearance and could not help but
visited In the course of his travel
ing over the country.
Our Big Exfcra Pants
will also play airainst the Louisville
town team. , surprised their father on his 72nd
J. J. Becker shelled his corn crop ; birthday which occured on Tuesday
last week and delivered the same to January 27th. Unbeknown to him,:J The floors are kept scrupuliously
J. J. Gustin, who is using a large ' they made ready with good things clean, and not-a speck of dust ap-
amount of the crop raised in this vie- J to eat anl proceeded to his home, ' pears anywhere. Such a place is a
inity in his feeding operations, thus where they took possession, and pre-1 credit to the Messrs. HornoecK, who
making a market for it where itj
would not be possible to secure one I
otherwise, owing to the t-carcity of
cars for shipping. .
Rev. Emanuel Thimgan, of Sutton,
was a visitor in Murdock during the
past week, coming to see his mother,
Mrs. Sarah Thimgan, who has been
very sick. He departed last Friday
morning for his home in the west,
but not until after he had arranged
for the Journal to visit him twice-a-week
in the future. j
Milton Mangus and mother, Mrs.'
Helen Mangus, who have lived in
Marshaltown, Iowa, and who have
been .visiting in Murdock, at the
home of the former's sister and the
latter's daughter, Mrs. Horace H.
Reeves, departed last Friday morn
ing for College View, where they re
cently purchased a home and will .
Many people either forget or over
look the new ruling, which has re-'
cently been put into effect requiring
green hides to be placed in boxes for
shipment, leastwise they injure other
express parcels rn the same car. It
looks like those who ship this kind
or goods would take the precaution
to place them in tight boxes if for
no oilier reason than to insure their
best preservation. , '
H. H. Lawson, the painter and
decorator, closed a contract on last
Thursday for decorating the Interior
of the property of Roy Roeber,
northwest of Murdock, where Mrs.
Ralph Rager is making her home, af
ter which he will paint the house
on the outside, as well as the out
buildings, including a large barit
and crib. Mr. Lawson is an excel
lent .workman and will do the job j
in the best of manner. '
We'll give an extra pair of parrts FREE with each
&uit or coat and pants order. For a LIMITED TIME
only. Strictly all-wool samples o select from. All
orders must be in by February 10th, 1920. Don't pass
up this opportunity.
We Guarantee a Fit!
fJlurdock Mercantile Co,,
J. E. McHUGH, Manager
. MURDOCK -t. . NEBRASKA
Dollars Like. to Slip Away!
One good way to keep money from slipping away is
to have a Saving Account, where they are always busy
earning interest for you.
Start a few dollars bankward now. Later on other
dollars will be going the same way, bankward in your
name. Saving grows easier the more you practice it.
A Savings Account trains your dollars to work,
they are steady workers, profitable to keep.
We pay 5 interest on the money you deposit and
compound it annually.
Always at Your Service
Farmer's and Merchant's Bank,
HENRY BECKAMEYER, Pres. AUGUST PANSKA, Vice-Pres.
O. J. POTHAST. Cashier
not only know how to look after the
business needs of the public, with
whom they come in daily contact,
but to provide for their comfort as
well. It would be a fine thing if all
the public would reciprocate by as
sisting in keeping the place neat and
tidy at all times.
Some Talay in Boat Building
.There is always a "hitch" some
where, even with the most careful
ly laid plans and this is the case
with the new "transport" which a
number of Murdock men are having
constructed for Platte river naviga
tion. The cause of delay was oc
casioned by the fact that the men
hauling the lumber for the boat's
construction got fir instead of white
pine, and when they brought it bark
for exchange, found that the Mock
of white pine was exhausted, so the
work is being held up until wiiite
pine may be procured. It is do-ibt-ful
now, whether the new boat will
be ready to launch when the season
opens for navigation, but when it is
finally finished it will be a dandy.
If you have anything to sell. of
want to buy something use the Daily
Wm. H. Bohn, Auctioneer
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