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MAY 6. 1920.
PLATTSMOTJTB CEMI-WEEEI.? JOTTRNAl
Prepared Exclusively for The Journal.
is a word you often'seejn advertising
with many it is only a word here it is
an actual fact. Service means to us just
what it means to you. Service is some
thing we practice as sincerely as we
The Injvrmediate Epworth league
will entertain the mothers next Sat
urday at the .M. K. church.
Rev. K. T. George of I'niversity j
I'lare. will preach
ion service in the
and hold cominun
M. K. church next
Mr. and Mrs. List or of
attended church at I'nion
dav and took dinner with
pastor, L. Morris and wife.
Micps Addie and Uuelah Austin,
who are making their hum- at On a
ha wt-rn the quests at th home of
their parents. Mr. and -Mr--.
Austin for over Sunday.
Attorney C. L. Craves was looking
after some business; matter? at the
founty seat last Monday. io;:i
that place on the early train,
returning in the afternoon.
J. W. Taylor
and wife, who
ed liere last
home at Milford. vi.-:t-wcek
with a h'-t of
and Mrs. Taylor also
departed for De-s Moines, Iowa, wiitre
she visited for a short time iiefo:-.?
returning to her home at Milfor 1.
J. 11. Ruhman of near KaIe w?.s
a visitor in I'nion tor the pat fe."
days bavins com- down to vi-i at
the home of his daughter. Mrs. WiH
Iteynolds, and othe friends and rc-la-tives.
Mr. Kuhnian also had his
name added to the list of readers of
the Journal and will in the future
receive this paper twice a week.
Two Jacks for Sale
I have two large- jacks, one G years
and the other S years old, which I
am offerintr for sale. The younger
one especially lame. Their colts can
be seen here. Address or telephone
me. K. K. LKACJI.
tf) I'nion, Neb.
House Cleaning Time!
The time is here to clean up and paint up.
Give the old house a surprise. A fresh coat of
paint will work wonders both inside and out.
The heavy rains and the hot sun will reduce the
value of your house many times more than the cost of
a few gallons of paint.
A little varnish will help the appearance of the
inside wood work and furniture.
We sell the famous Sherwin-Williams Company's
paints and varnishes.
Your patronage is solicited and appreciated.
Frans Bros. Lumber Company
LINCOLN COUNTY, COLORADO LAND
We are making trips to Colorado every week.
Come and make a trip and see the country. Special
prices on farms to March 1, 1920. Prices $17.50
to $50 per acre, according to location and improve
ments. One wheat crop will pay for the land. Land
already sown in wheat. Have 60 acres 3 miles east
of Union for quick sale at $135.00 per acre. Good
terms. Phone L. R. Upton, phone No. 39.
The children at the home of Kev.
i Fletcher are confined to their home
by leason of an ejiileii:ic nf
.Mr. I. Reynolds of Omaha, was a
visitor iii I'nion last Sunday, a guest
at the home of his parent J. T. Rey-:i.-Ms.
for the day.
Joe Banning was a visitor lu.-t
Sunday at Omaha, where he spent the
day with his son -Lucian. who is
convalescing at the Saint Joseph hos
pital. Harry Mohler of Iloliver Mo.. vho
recently arrived troiu that place is
employed on the farm of l);;viu Mur
ray, and is makinir an excellent far:n
lon Arries wa.s a business visitor
! in I'liion the first of the week while
ion his way to and from Avoca, he
j driving from his home in I'latts
i). C. I.aRue and wife, with their
I daughter. Miss HessTe. were passen
i gers to Omaha last Saturday, going
i in their car. where they visited with
friends and also looked after some
Miss Kuohel Kendell. who has been
' sick at her home lor some time, a:iu
iwftli but little improvement, though
.'she has been treated by many phy-
siciuris was taken to the Saint Joseph
hospital, where she will be given the
! best treatment and care possible.
C. . e larke. who has been cast
ing sheep. eyes ut the car drivers for
some time, has joined the list of
j owners, recently purchasing a r oru
from 1. V. Davis, the well known
F rd man. who has been operaiing
in this neitrhlrhood. and who make
his home at KImwood. Mr. Clarke
will n.w have a car that will enable
ond where he mav
R. X. Frans of near Auburn has
been visiting in Union with friends
in that vicinity for the past few days.
Homer Ancle: son and wife of c)i;:a- .
ha. were spending last Sunda at
the home of the latter's parents, M.
McQuinn and wife. j
Daniel Lynn is busy these day at j
carpenter work, and is at present
engaged with some work 01 the
Geo. Hathaway farm. I
Mesdames Belle and Jennie Frans
were visiting in Nebraska City l&.-t
Saturday and looking after some
business matters as well.
Mrs. Rue Frans was a visitor at
Nebraska City last Monday going to
that city on the early morning train
and returning- home in the afternoon.
A. lv. Becker departed last Sun
day for the western portion of the
state, where he wa.s looking after
.ome business matters for a hort
Fred Rock of Lincoln was a visitor
at Weeping Water last Sunday,
spending the time as the guest c f his
friend. Miss Alma'Sperry and other
A. H. Austin, who has oe-ei. or. the
sick list for a few days last
week was able to return to his duties
at the hardware store on Friday of
Karl Merritt, the painter a. id paper
hanger, is being kept metly b ..sy
these days, having scarcely any tin e
at all from the work which keeps
K. J. Maugay sold a large number
cf very fine hogs to the packing
house at Nebraska City, and had the
same hauled to that place via trucks
from his farm.
Professor A. E. Ward was a visitor
at the county seat over Sur.dav.
where he was the guest of fri?nds for
the day. returning home on the late
train Sunday to take up hi-- f'lioil
Mrs. Ora Clarke was a visitor in
Nebraska City last Thurs Jay. where
she attended a musical recital iveu
by the students of Mr. Sidney Silber
of Lincoln, who has been e-.n J.icti:ig
a class at that place.
J. IJ. Taylor d.parted last Monday
morning for Lincoln, where he was
looking after some business matters
;:nd tryine to secure a lion-.'.1 in v hich
to live while he is doing vnri; for the
Inter-Church World Movement.
Chesttr Switzer of Nehawka was
a visitor in I'nion last Monday, look
ing after the setting of a furnace
which he had recently sold here. .Mr.
Switzer is a clever young man and a
rustler when it comes to busine-s.
U. W. Leach, who has been mak
ing his home at Valentine in the
noithwestern portion of the state,
where he has been eniraged in driv
ing a stage, returned to t'nion a few
days ago and is now engaged in haul
in tr wood.
Knbal Dickson, who is now pullivg
the passenger between I'nion and
Lincoln, came from Falls City, and
was formerly a resident of this per
tion of the county, having lived a:
Nehawka nn-1 Weeping Water ei"ro
having gone to Y ork at Falls City.
Albert Karon and Harry Tipton,
who are experts in road grading,
were on the state road both i.i'. Sat
urday and Monday doing somk worl:
towards getting that thoroughfare in
the best of condition an1 keeping it
that way. They are doir.g good
Mrs. John Campbell was a visitor
in T'nion la Monday, coming down
from her home at Murray on the
morning train and visiting at the
j homes of her sister. Mrs. Barbara
I Tavlor, and brother Daniel Lynn.
during the day and returning home
in the evening.
Mrs. C. H. Fuller, who has bc-en
sick at her home for some time. tnd
very criticaly ill. is reported as being
slightly better, but still very weak
and it will be some time before she
will be able to be out. Her r-any
friends are wishing that hc nay
have a speedy and permanen1 recov
ery. Emery Baur, who has-leen at
Nateby. Alberta, Canada, for several
months past, where he has been
working and where he has some land
interests, returned to Union t few
days ago and will engage at his
trade, which is that of a carpenter.
He will find an abundance of work
here to do.
Orville Hathaway began carrying
mail on route number one the first
of May, the one from which John Ir
vin resigned, and is proving an ex
cellent man for the position. Mr.
Irvin is carrying the mail on route
number two in the place of Derwood
Lynde. while he is taking h's an
' nual vacation.
( L. R. Upton was a busy man dur
1 ing the past few weeks, as the folks
; have been sick at home and he lias
j been quarantined away elming the
time and had to board t the hotei
while the hom was about as near
the business nlace. As Mr. . II.
Austin, the efficient clerk was ick at
home at the time and thi kept Mr.
Upton very busy.
i County Commissioner J. . I'itz.
and Highway Commissioner Vallery,
cnme down from the county se.-iT lat
Monday nrorning and nicking up
County Commissioner C. F. Harris de
parted for the west end of the county,
wheer they will also pick up Com
missioner Wm. Atchison, and then
look after some matters of road work
and bridg? building in that section.
Virgil. Mead and Henry H Becker
went out to Sutton lat Saturday cv-
ening and returned Sunday with the
car which they had started some tiru?
ago with for Grant, and on account
f the bad condition of the roads
concluded to give up the trip and
left the car until the roads improved.
In going after the car they encoun
tered rather good driving, and made
a good return trip.
Plants for Sale.
1 w-ill have plenty of tomato, cab
bage and sweet potato plants for sale
this spring. At the Luther Mead
place half mile southwest r,f Union.
h. w. griffi::.
2 wks. Union, Neb.
W. L. Stine has been constructing
;a platform and. steps out of concrete
for Joe Banning, during tne past few
days, and in fact is doing a ;;ood
deal of this kind of work.
C. F. Morton hews put in condition
a spraying apparatus, with whicii he
began spraying his fifteen acre or
chard northeast of town and wheu
clone will do some spraying for those
who are in need of such work He
surely has a rig that will thoroughly
do the work, and find all pan of the
trees where the worms and bug:-; love
Mr. J. H. Spencer of Minneapolis,
was a gtiest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. L. Becker for over Sunday,
visiting with the family, and depart
ed for his home during the 'ore part
of the week. Mr. Spencer, vho has
been very infrequently a visitor at
Union, was greatly impressed with
the country and community, and
'thinks this portion of Nebraska as
fair a land as one might find in all
the vast domain of Uncle Samuel.
Suffers Peculiar Accident
E. K. Ieach was injured one day
last week by the wind blowing a
liav fork from its fastening in the up
per portion of the barn and in its
descent, struck Mr. Leach on one of
his legs, cutting a large iiKhion in
it just below the knee. Mr. Leach
has been laid up since the accident.
EDWorth Society Holds Election
The Epworth League of c.e Metho
dist church held a business meeting
last Friday at the church parlors, at
which time among oth?r business
matters they held their annual elec
tion of officers, and selected the fol
lowing for the officers for the coming
vear: 'Miss Fannie McOarroll. pres
ident: Miss Elsie Taylor, first vice
president; Miss Naomi Mougey. sec
ond vice president; Miss Alice Todd,
third vice president; Robert Roddy,
fourth vice president, and I,ouis Mou
gey. secretary and treasurer.
Gar;- Splendid Entertainment
The Doane College girls who pre
sented a very creditable entertain
ment, were a bevy of young ladies
of great ability. They v. , re enter
tained while here in the homes of
friends, and the entertainment net t eel
a tidy sum for the committee who
have in hand the matter of a library
for the Union schools.
Celebrated 75th Birthday
Mesdames Ada Clarke. Veta Clarke
and C. W. Clarke and Mrs. H. S. Shu
maker, all of near I'nion. visited at
Weeping Water last Tuesday where
they went to celebrate the 75th birth
dav of grandma Mrs. K. D. Clarke of
that place. Mrs. K. D. Clarke was
formerly a resident of Union, and
has a best of friends who congratu
late this good lady on arriving at
hr 75th birthday, and hope that she
may live to enjoy many more such
Were Married in Omaha
Charles Vallery, one of the sterling
young men of this county, but who
has. a short time ago. purchased a
farm just across the Platte river in
Sarpy county being near Louisville,
was wise in choosing for a life part
ner one of the fine young women cf
Union. Miss Lottie Willis. They
were marir d at Omaha last Wednes
day and immediately went to their
farm home near Louisville. They
visited at the home of the bride's
parents last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs
.Robert Willis and returned to their
home Sunday evening. The Journal
with their many friends in Union
and over the county extend to this
couple best wishes and congratula
tions for a pleasant, happy and pros
perous journey through life.
Two Fine Gentlemen
Geo. W. Shrader of east of Murray,
was a visitor during the fore part of
the week at Nehawka. a guest at the
home of his brother Z. W. Shrader.
and spent a few hours in Union vis
iting with his friends here. He met
and conversed with D. W. Foster,
they having known each other for a
long time and comparing their age
found that the former was Hearing
his S3rd birthday, while the latter
has passed his S5th milestone by a
number of months. Their ages ad
ded make nearly 170 years, and ex
tend back long before this country
was a nation. Mr. Shrader was born
in Virginia, while Mr. Foster was a
native of Illinois. They are both feel
ing pretty well for their age.
Wants a Man, Needs a Woman
Mayor Frans. who is conducting
the affairs at the lumber yard at this
time, finds business rather lively, and
keeps him hopping, which speaks
well for the way in which he does
business. He says that he wants a
man to assist him in his work, but a
kind lady and a very good friend of
this young man. kindly advised him
that he needed a woman, not a man.
On this point Ray would not argue.
You Can Make Some Money
See the ad of Joe Banning, which
pppears in this issue and observe
that if you want to secure geods in
the line named cheaper than you will
find them elsewhere, now is the time
to make the inspection. His purchas
es of these goods were made before
the advance and he is in a position
to sell even for less than they can
be purchased." with the carriage.
Better see about it soon. Farmers
sea the tractors and discs which he
carries as well as a large line of
farming implements and wagons at
Will Hold Meeting Regularly
Arrangements have been completed
for the holding of church services
with preaching and bible school at
the Sciota school house, on each al
ternate Sunday, the preaching being
both morning and evening. This is
a good step and the congregations
will be made up of members of all
denominations as well as those who
do not have membership in any
church. The one having the matter
in hand, has wisely chosen the Rev.
W. A. Taylor for pastor, and he will
hold services there one Sabbath, and
at Wabash the next, alternating his
work. At both places he ministers
to more than one denomination, and
with the gathering of the members
of the different churches, makes an
advance step towards the interchurch
movement. Rev. Taylor has been re
quested also te come to Murdock anl
conduct services, but as lie had ar- j
ranged the other places before, he'
could not accept the latter place.
though it is with sorrow he was
unable to do so.
Valuable Cass County Lands
What is known as the Joshua
Lynn place a few miles from Union
and containing some fifty-one acres,
was disposed of by Thomas Cromwell
a few days ago at the good price of
$500 per acre or twenty-five thou
sand and fifty dollars. The purchas
er wa.s Charles Bordman and he ex
changed a farm east of Union for
which he also received a good price,
but the values are in the farms.
Received Severe Injuries
While Harry Glaustine was discing
on li is farm some four miles soinl.
of here, he was injured by the team
running away with the disc, throw
ing him off, breaking one leg, and
cutting an incision in his side that
opened the abdomen for some dis
tance. He was driving two horses
and two mules, the horses became
frightened and run away. He
though severely injured, was able to
stop the team and getting them com
paratively quiet, crawled to'the tug.
and unhooked them, he being unable
to walk or stand. He was observed
by the man who work for Hugh
Robb, who lives near and assisted
him to the house and then he
was taken to Nebraska City where he
is being cared for at the hospital.
His injuries are of such serious na
ture that but little hope of his re
coverv is entertained.
Will Talk Nicely Next Time
There was much speculation as to
whether there would be any tangible
results coming from the attempt to
communicate with Mars, and it was
thought the expense was a useless
waste. But whether this has born
any good results with the Maritans ;r
nut. we will not nnow until the 1 c
turn to the nearest point again. N' ls
Martin has almost perfected an in
strument, not like the radio tele
graph which was counted would
work such wonders, but being an ex
pert mixer of drinks, (soft of course
in his experiments he has found that
different combinations assume differ
ent conditions when exposed to dif
ferent kinds of light. A red light
will produce a dark brown print
when a certain combination of chem
icals have been placed on sensitized
paper and when exposed to a white
light, produce a yellow color. Now
by using paper treated with those
two combinations he claims he can
photograph by means of a movie ma
chine, any design on the clouds of
Mars, which ordinarily redish and
thus not run any chance of them not
knowing w hat he wishes to commun
icate. Ask Nels and he w ill tell you
all about the newly discovered de
vise. A Fine line of White Shoes
The lat word in styles for the
spring and summer season, is the
white shoes which are being offered
r:t R. D. Stine's and they are at very
reasonable prices. Go see them and
you will be surprised and well
ple-ased. See his ad in this i.sstie an
nouncing the line.
Eg-g-s for Setting.
The best strain of White Orping
tons, setting of 15 $2 50 eggs ?5,
100 eggs $8. Call or write Matt
McQuinn. Union Neb. d&wtf
CITIZEN PASSES ON
Claimed to Have Been Eorn 126 Years
Ago in England Dies a'" West
erville on a Farm
'"mm Mortday'B Iallv.
A telegram to The State Journal
from Ansley, Neb., chronicles the
death at Westerville, Custer county,
Friday evening at C o'clock of Thom
as Morris, certainly the oldest inhabi
tant of Nebraska and believed to
be one of the oldest men in the
world. His funeral is to be held at
Ansley on Monday morning.
Morris has been an inordinate user
of tobacco since his
not averse to taking
if one were handy.
teens and was
a nip of liquor
He set at defi-
ance also all rules for longevity by
taking tea or coffee at all of his
meals, and before retiring at night
was accustomed to lugging a quart
of tea or coffee to his bedroom, which
he drank during the night.
Morris never had a seriotii illness,
but suffered a light stroke of sun
stroke once. One of his modest
boasts was that in IS S3 a tapeworm
forty-five feet long was removed from
The old man retained both his
hearing and his eyesight until close
to the end. He never wore glasses
unti a few years ago, when a friend
loaned him a pair, which he thereaf
ter used for close work. The hear
iing of one ear was destroyed by scald
ing several years ao, but the other
gave good service.
Morris had two other claims to
fame. He was never married and hei
never attended school a day in his
life. He was apprenticed to the j
butcher's trade when a boy. but after ;
working eight or ten years, he took
up cobbling. This was largely due
to the fact that he had a club foot.
Until a few years ago he made his
OUR STOCK OF
ugs and Furniture
is complete and we can furnish the trade a product
up-to-date, and below the present market price, as
we purchased before the advance.
DeLand and Primrose Gream Separators
and anything you may need in the implement line.
Titan Tractors and Tandem Disc Harrows in stock.
living by repairing shoes, five years
ago he u i t altogether. For, several
years he walked a mile and a half
each day to a creek where he spent
the day fishing. This was his one
Morris wa.s born January 15, 1794,
at Belew, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
His ancestors were Welch. His
father was Thomas Morris, agricul
tural laborer, and died when the lad
was three years old. He emigrated
to America when 77 years of age. He
was a confirmed woman hater, accord
ing to his biographers. He was en
gaged to marry a Welch giil. but she
died a short tinie before the wedding
day. Morris' mother lived to be S4.
He had one brother, who died nearly
sixty years ago.
Fifty-three years ago a lad twelve
years old named Charles Mython
went to live with Mr. Morris, then
seventy-three and from that time the
two have been inseparable compan
ions. In the autumn of 1S71 they
left Wales and emigrated to America,
arriving in Chicago the Sunday fol
lowing the .great fire and locating in
Blackstone, Livingston county, where
they resided until 1SS2, when they
moved to New Hampton, Harrison
county. Missouri. Here they lived
until 1SS6, when they moved to a
farm four miles southeast of Wester
ville and a few years later moved up
on an adjoining farm where they
have lived since.
Morris lived in three centuries. He
was three years old when Washing
ton's term as president closed. This
connects him with the administration
of every American president.
As the centenarian was born in
Wales, no authentic record of his
birth is preserved in tbls country,
but inquiry in Custer county reveal
ed that tin's statement as to his ag?
is generally believed and that some
claim his age to be even greater than
he has stated.
Mr. Morris was one year old when
the famous trial of Warren Hastings
closed and eleven years old when
Nelson won Trafalgar. He lived in
We have accepted the agency in Union and vicinity for the
"Uaby Overland." which you must see and ride in to appreciate.
We also carry Oldsomobile Cars and Trucks and Reo Cars and
Trucks. We have a number of good mechanics ready for any work
that may be offered in the repair line. We also carry a full stock
of tires and accesories for all makes of cars. See us for cars or
Some Real Spring Bargains!
In order to reduce the heavy stock we are carrying at present,
we are offering some extraordinary bargains in several lines of
merchandise. Canned goods are being sold for less than you could
otherwist buy them and they're all prime goods. We have a big bar
gain in lanterns at $1.10. See them. Work clothes at wholesale
prices, as good as the market affords. We also have some extra
bargains in paints, leads and oils, as low as the present wholesale
prices. You know what that means. A fine line of breakfast foods
bought so we can sell them right. You can also Bave money here
'on a cream separator or a Fairbanks-Morse gasoline engine. Head
quarters for all lubricating oils, axle grease and hard oil, bought to
sell right. If you drink Java, get our special prices on coffee.
Here is a genuine opportunity to save money. Let us 6erve
you. We guarantee complete satisfaction.
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the period of the Napoleon wars and
attained his majority six monhts be
fore Waterloo. He was seven years
old when Ireland and England weie
united and has seen the reigns of
George III. George IV, William IV.
Victoria, Edward VII, and the pres
ent king. He was thirty-eight year
old when the reform bill was signed
and twenty-five years old when
James Watt died. He was sixty-four
years old when the first Atlantic
cable was laid, sixty-seven when Fort
Sumpter surrendered, and meire than
three score and ten when Lincoln
ARRIVAL OF LITTLE DAUGHTER
From Monday's Daily.
This morning the stork visited this
city and made a pleasant call at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C.
Janda in the north portion of the
city, leaving in their care a fine lit
tle daughter. The mother and little
one are doing very nicely and the
father is as proud as a happy father
should be over -the good fortune that
has come to his home.
We do all kinds of Job prlntlDg.
CfWe have a full line of Ladies,
Children's and Men's white shoes
(Keds) which we are selling very
teasonable. Come in and examine
CfWe are selling nothing but
the very best quality of shoes.
CfAmonia or "Barnyard Proof"
shoes for men. Try them.
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