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THURSDAY. MAY 27. 1920.
PLATTSMOUTH 8EM-WEEKLY JOURNAL
Prepared Exclusively for The Journal.
is a word you often see in 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
Harry M. Frans is shipping some
fifty head of hogs to the South Oma
ha market this week.
Miss Ixttie Kenner of Kagle, was
a visitor at the home of her sister,
.Mrs. H. L.. Swansea for a few days
the past week.
Mis. Vivian Ru-c. formerly of near
Union, was a visitor in this place,
coming to see Mrs. Oregon Douge
from her home at Magnet.
Mrs. 11. H. Becker w-as a visitor in
Dunbar, being called there by the
illness of her mother, Mrs. Mearle
Mullis. and was accompanied by Mr.
W. II. Betts and daughter Inez,
with Arthur Harmes, were over from
the Betts home near Weeping Water
last Monday morning looking after
tome business matters.
Kmery Bauers the carpenter has
been kept from his work for a short
time with a very seere attack of
stomach trouble, but was feeling
collie better during the first of the
T. J. Brendel of Murray, was a
visitor in Union for a short time
Monday morning looking after soiin
business matters and departed fur
Nebraska City, where he had some
business matters to look after.
I-.. G. Todd had the misfortune to
receive a rca1p wound last week while
rustling with a box which he was
moving. The injury was dressed by
Dr. W .M. Barritt, and the patient is
going about his business as if noth
ing had occurred.
Derwood Lynde was kept from his
host efforts for a short time by an
jury which he received in the shape
of an contusion on one cf his legs,
but which being cared for by Dr.
W. M. Barritt is getting along nicely
and Mr. Lynde is working.
Mrs. Orville McQuinn, who ha
been at the hospital in Omaha for
some time, returned home hrt Sat
urday, being nut and :!s?i.--t?d home
by Mr. McQuinn. The lady is show
ing much improvement and it is
hoped she will soon l.e entirely well
CWe have a full line cf Ladies,
Children's and Itlen's white shoes
(Keds) uhicli we are selling very
reasonable. Come in and examine
$We are selling nothing but
the very best quality of slices.
. CJ Amonia or "Barnyard Proof"
shoes for men. Try them.
R. D. ST1P3E,
UNION -:- -:- NEBRASKA
House cleaning time'means fix-up time.
Wall Board goes on over the plaster, or if the
plaster has dropped off, put it on the studding.
Use a few strips and you have a nice panneled
room ready for a little paint. Presto, and you
have a new dining room, bed room, kitchen
Wc sell the CORNELL Wall Board the
kind you see advertised so much. TRY IT.
Frans Bros, Lumber Company
Earl Merritt is being kept hustling
this week in the painting and decor
ating of the home of II. A. Chilcott
east of Union.
Harry Tipton, who was formerly
on the road maintainer, has been
working with H. II. Becker for some
Mr. and Mrs. E. Smith and two
daughters of Dunbar, were visiting
in and near Union for the past few
days being guests at the home of
A. E. Griffith of north of Ne
hawka, was a business visitor in Un
ion last Monday, driving over to see
about fome business matters with
the citizens of Union.
Mont Uobb was a visitor in Platts
mouth last Monday going early in
the morning to look after some busi
ness matters which were attended to
during the forenoon, Mr. Rohb ar
riving home soon after noon. ,
The coming Sunday there will be
only the evening service at the M.
K. church and the bible school in the
morning, with the young people's so
cieties in the afternoon and evening.
Mrs. L. Morrison was a visitor
during the week, at the home of a
daughter at Syracuse, while Rev.
Morrison was in attendance at the
general conference of the Methodist
church at Des Moines.
Misses Lea t ha Porter and Harriett
Cheney were visitors in Nehawka for
a short time last Monday and were
guests at the public schools of Ne
hawka. The schools of that city
cIosp with thi- week's work.
Lucian Banning, who has been at
home for the past week has been
showing much improvement and is
now able to get around some and bids
fair to make greater advancement
and we are hoping that he will be
entirely well in a short time.
Mrs. Herbert Jones of Billings,
Mont., formerly Miss Eleanor Car
penter of Union, has been visiting
with friends here for the past few
days and on last Monday morning
departed for Lincoln, where she is
visiting for a short time with
Fred Vallery and Walter Byers
were in Union looking after the grad
ing of the portion of the roads be
tween Union and Nehawka, which
has been allotted to them. To say
they will make the best road possible
is but the foretelling of the result
of their work.
Attorney Wm. Delles Dernier of
Elymvvood. was a visitor in Union for
a short time last Monday, coming
down on the midnight train from
his home in the western portion of
the county and remaining until the
Monday "Ynorning train to go to the
county seat to look after some legal
Frank Anderson was a visitor in
Nebraska City last Monday,' where
he was looking after some business
matters and was accompanied home
by the Rev. J. B. Taylor who min
istered to the church at that place
for the Sunday services, and arranged
for a house -n which to live when
he shall move to that place soon.
J. M. Chalfant was a business vis
itor in Plattsniouth last Monday
morning, being. called there to look
after some business matters for the
Charles Heed was shelling corn
last week at the home of Frank Lil
lie, which the latter was having
hauled to the county seat for ship
ment. Joseph Liggett, the breeder of a
fine strain of Chester White hogs,
and who is a rustler and wishing to
keep abreast of the times, had us
place his name en the list of the
readers of the Journal of Union.
Henry R. Heroid who travels for
the Gering Wholesale Drug company
of Omaha, was a visitor in Union for
a short time last Monday morning
on his way to Nebraska City, where
he was looking after some business
V John Ervin and Al Hathaway have
been kept pretty busy with the truck
and road maintainer, snioothlng the
roads between the Otoe county line
and the Platte river bridge and have
succeeded in keeping the roads in
very good condition.
Henry Vest has been assisting in
the shelling of corn at the home of
Geo. S. ltay. who is having the same
hauled to Plattsmouth. which is a
great distance, but as that seemed to
be the only place that cars could be
gotten they concluded to have the
corn hauled to that place.
Will Give Ice Cream Supper.
There will be an ice cream social
given at the M. W. A. hall, on Sat
urday evening. May 29th, under the
auspices of the Epworth league of
the Methodist church. A good time
is assured to all who attend. Come
and give a helping hand to a good
cause, and enjoy yourselves as well.
Met With Mrs. J. C. Hansel
The Woman's Home Missionary
society met with and at the home of
Mrs. J. C. Hansel, where the ladies
looked after the business of the oc
casion and were entertained by Mrs.
Hansel with a most delightful lunch
eon. In the evening Miss Fay Han
sel entertained the members of the
Epworth league at her home where
the young people enjoyed the occas
iin to the fullest extent.
Mrs. Orcgcn Douge Still Sick
The condition of Mrs. O. C. Douge
still remains very critical, and but
little hopes are entertained for her
immediate recovery. All that can
be done is being done for her better
ment and comfort. Moss McCarroll
and wife, Frank Runyan and wife
and Bert Jones all of Magnet, were
here during the past few days to
visit at the bedside of the patient and
to extend to her cheer and en
couragement. Some Less Wheat
The assessors btoks for Liberty
precinct shows about nine hundred
acres of winter wheat seeded, most
of which is looking fine and is prom
ising a good crop. This is less than
the average amount which has been
the custom to seed. Still the price
should have been a stimulus to the
heavier seeing of this cereal. And
th? prices go merrily on.
Were hiding With Grim Specter
Last Monday morning very early,
in fact between midnight and one
o'clock a party of people from Weep
ing Water and near there were com
ing from Omaha and wishing to
make the train which is due near that
hour at Union and having a case of
Gasolinettis, two cars were coming
down the north road and while es
saying to make the turn Just east of
Union, a Kissel car ran too fast and
too near the edge of the bank and
rolled over, making a complete rev
olution, but lighting with the front
of the car pointed in the opposite
direction to which it was traveling,
with the car nearly demolished. Two
young men were in the car and one
was badly injured, it requiring five
stitches by Dr. W. M. Baritt to close
the long gaping wound in the head
of one of the young men. Death
was riding in the rear seat of that
car and when the car rolled over,
his hand which he had on the should
er of the young man slipped and thus
enabled the speeder to make his es
cape. Better drive a little steady
boys, once over and the game is off.
Union Schools Close.
With the last week the schools of
Union concluded their year's work
and what they have done has gone
into history. The things which they
have done, the facts which have been
instilled into the minds of the schol
ars, the training which has been im
parted to the youth, will tell in the
years to come we hope in a better
society and a more usable govern
ment for the betterment of the whole
people. Anyway the year's work has
been done. The closing exercises
were marked by the usual program.
Dr. Cresap of Nebraska City, made
the address at the closing exercises
an pointed out with clearness and
perspicuity the road to service, which
is Ithe aim of all. Miss Ora Clark
presided at the piano, while Misses
Bessie LaRue and Frances Bauer
sang a special number and with oth
er high' points the closing day was
made a record.
Three Make Changes
B. P. Dukes, who has been at the
pumping station of the Missouri Pa
cific for some time, desiring to get
where his family would have better
educational advantages, has resigned
his position with the company and
expects to remove to Lincoln in th
future. The place was filled by Jo
seph Dare, who has been the excel
lent drayman for the Union business
men for some time and who will
make a good man for the position.
This left the position which Mr.
Dare has filled, vacant and it is look
ed after by Mr. Edward Fletcher.
Hears Brother-in-law Dead
Word was received in Union Sun
day morning telling of the death of
Mr. Wm. R. Dodson, who formerly
lived in Union and disposed of hl's
farm and engaged in the market
business here, then selling out de
parted for the northern portion of
the state, settling at Magnet, where
he also engaged in business for some
time. Mrs. Dudson passed away
some few years ago. About a year
ago Mr. Dodson's health failed and
he underwent an operation at a hos
pital in Sioux City. From this be
never fullv recovered and with hia
J health failing nnd his strength get
' ting weaker, he passed away at his
late home at Magnet at 6:10 last
Saturday evening. Mrs. D. C. La-
Rue departed Sunday for Magnet to
look after matters, Mrs. Dudson hav
ing been a sister of Mrs. LaRue. As
soon as it was known when the fun
eral would be the Rev. W. A. Taylor
was called to officiate at the burial
Had Some Sport Sunday
As an opening of the base ball sea
son. Union had two games at the
park last Sunday, the first only being
a throw-out game and was between
Union and Nehawka. who played live
innings and at which time the team
from Plattsmouth arrived and the
real game of the afternoon was soon
on. This was the first game of the
season but both teams showed up
well, as the game was four to one,
neither team making many runs.
The lineup being for the visitors:
Finwick 2b, Heroid ss. Reed cf.
Stiles 3b, Kelly rf, Payne If, Wolf c
and Conner p. Those who looked
after the interest of Union wera. C.
Clarence c, Dave Eaton lb, Robert
Eaton p. Alex Eaton If, John Ho
back ss. Earl Hathaway cf, Wolf Jen
kins 2b. Griffin rf. Earl Wolf 3b.
Kremblon of Nehawka was the um
pire, and the game was called with
the visitors at the hat. The play
ing was spirited and free trooi any
feeling other than sport and mirth.
A very nice time was enjoyed by all,
the result being Union one run.
which was made by Earl Jenkins, the
keeper of the second basa, while four
runs were made by the visitors be
ing two by Fenwiek, one each by
Heroid and Connors. "
Will Hold Association Meeting
The East Union cemetery associa
tion will meet at the United Breth
ern church Saturday even ng of this
week. May 29th, at eight o'clock and
will look after some business mat
ters pertaining to the cemetery as
sociation and also look after the wel
fare of the cemetery. They expect
to place the grounds at the cem
etery in better condition. All in
terested in the matter of better con
ditions of the cemetery are asked to
b' in attendance and help in the
Is Rebuilding Many Telephones
L. F. Kline, the manager or the
phone lines radiating from Union,
and who is an excellent electrician
as well as a lineman and also a
good salesman, is building some hun
dred phones at this time and has a
contract to furnish ten phones per
week to a western phone company
and with the other work which he
has to look after, will keep him busy,
although he is a rapid a3 well as an
accurate workman. He will be as
sisted by his brother who is also an
electrician, Mr. G. A. Kline, who ar
rived in Union from Omaha last Mon
day. Much Interest Manifested at Sciota
The bible school which was or
ganized a short time ago and which
was the cause of the reorganization
of a society at that place to secure
a minister and who have hired the
Rev. W. A. Taylor as their preacher,
are a live bunch and are showing
that the word of God taught sincere
ly will have wonderful effects. Last
Sundav there were large crowds at
1 the two services and on Monday ev-
enlng there was an ice cream sooai
given for the benefit of the Sunday
school which was well attended and
enjoyed by the people who are work
ing for a better condition of affairs.
Will Hold Memorial Services
The Rev. W. A. Taylor will hold
services at the church at Wabash
next Sunday, that being the regular
time for services by this minister,
and after the conclusion of the bible
school and morning servic3.-taking
a short time for dinner the people,
with those also from Murdock, will
repair the Wabash cemetery, which
is also used jointly by Murdock,
where there will be memorial ser
vices which will be conducted by
the Rev. W. A. Taylor and after
which there will also be services at
the church at Wabash and which
will make a very busy day for the
Rev. Taylor, but service is just what
he is desiring to give.
HAY FOR SALE
Clover and timothy hay for sale.
W. O. Troop, Nehawka, Neb.
B. P. R. EGGS.
B. P. R. eggs for sale, 51.00 per
15. Maybelle Troop, Nehawka, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ward, par
ents of E. A. Ward, of the Union
schools, and Mr. J. O. Schwenaker
and J. P. Perry, of Plattsmouth, were
down for the class play at the M. W.
A. hall Friday evening.
A lazy liver leads to chronic dys
pepsia and constipation weakens
the whole system. Doan's Regulets
(30c per box) act mildly on the liver
and bowels. At all drug stores.
RELATIVES ARRIVE HERE
From Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Oliver
Gilson arrived home from Glenwood,
Iowa, where she has been for a
few days visit and which was termin
ated by the message announcing the
death of the husband in this city.
Mrs. Gilson was accompanied by her
daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Howell of
Estherville, Iowa. The two brothers
and two sisters of Mr. Gilson, Ed
ward and David Gilson of near Cres
ton, Mrs. James Black of Orient,
Iowa, and Mrs. Gooding of Corning
are also here to remain until after
the funeral. So far no definite ar
rangements have been made await
ing the arrival of other of the child
ren. The suddenness of the shock of
the death has proven a severe blow
to the family and friends none of
whom were aware of Mr. Gilson even
being ailing until the discovery of
his body in the home yesterday noon.
He is reported to have been outside
of the house Sundav evening about
6 o'clock and engaged in conversa
tion with Marion Hobson, a next
door neighbor and at that time seem
ed in his usual health.
SUIT NOW ON TRIAL
Jury is Secured in Federal Court for
$35,000 Damage Suit Filed by
William A Stewart.
From Tuesday's Daily.
A jury was secured in the United
States district court Monday after
noon to try the $35,000 damage suit
of William Arthur Stewart, admin
istrator of the estate of John Wil
liam Stewart, deceased, against
Walker D. Hines, director general
of American railroads and the Bur
lington. John William Stewart, nineteen
years of age, was driving an auto
mobile January 21, when he was
killed at a railroad grade crossing at
Greenwood. A companion was al
leged to have been seriously hurt
and a damage suit has ben insti
tuted in bis behalf asking for
In a statement to the jury Lowe
Ricketts, one of the attorneys for
the plaintiff, said that the crossing
where the accident occurred was at
that time obscured by a dwelling
house and a section house and that
a clump of weeds four or five feet
high also helped to hide the Bur
lington tracks. It was explained
that the railroad runs through a
deep cut near the crossing. He said
that the plaintiff expected to prove
that no signals were given of the ap
proach of the passenger train and
that the ordinance of Greenwood
provided that warning signals should
be maintained at the railroad cross
ing. The boy who was killed, it
was alleged, had helped to support
the family and was able to earn
good wages as a railroad worker or
as a farm hand and was strong and
Attorney Max V. Begthol for the
defense, told the jury that it expect
ed to show that there was nothing
to obscure the crossing, and that as
a matter of fact the accident oc
curred because the driver nor his
companion looked to see if the train
was coming. The defense expected
to show that persons who witnessed
the accident had heard the whistle
of the approaching train and had
even called to the two young men to
look out for it, but no attention was
paid to them. It was contended
that the crossing vCas not located on
one of the streets of Greenwood, "but
was one under the control of the
railroad and opened simply for the
convenience ;Of travelers. 'The train
does not stop at the village. It was
pointed out that young Stewart was
born and reared in the neighborhood
and ought to have been thoroughly
familiar with the particular cross
ing. It was contended that nothing
could have been done by the defend-
Missouri King is a black Jack with
mealy points. He is an excellent ani
mal and a sure foal getter.
Missouri King will make the sea
son of 1920 at the A. L. Becker farm
and the service fee, will be $12.50 to
insure a colt to stand and suck.
Mares sold, traded or removed
from the county, service fee becomes
due and payable at once. All care
will be taken to prevent accident,
but owner will not be held respon
sible should any occur.
A. L. BECKER, Owner.
Bclov; Wholesale Prices!
We have decided to sell our entire stock of goods
at and even below wholesale prices. As other business
is calling for our attention and demanding our time, we
will close out our entire stock of goods at a sacrifice.
The early purchaser will have the best of the se
lection, and at a price which is surely worth while.
Remember, the entire stock goes ! Nothing will be
reserved or held back! This includes clothing, hard
ware and groceries. Now is your time to save some
money and get some genuine bargains.
SALE BEGINS AT ONCE AND CONTINUES
UNTIL ENTIRE STOCK IS MOVED.
ants or their servants to prevent the
accident that snuffed out the life of
the young man.
William A. Stewart, the plaintiff,
and the father of the deceased, was
the first witness. He testified that
with the exception of the weeds be
ing cut the crossing where the acci
dent occurred, the alleged obstruc
tions remain there as they were
when the boy was killed. Photo
graphs of the crossing were intro
duced in evidence and shown to the
Jury, and the father of the boy was
called on to identify them. He tes
tified that his son had worked most
of the time and that the money he
had earned except that spent for
OUR STOCK OF
Rugs 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.
DcLand and Primrose Cream Separators
and anything you may need in the implement line.
Titan Tractors and Tandem Disc Harrows in stock.
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.
That Baby Overland"
We have accepted the agency in Union and vicinity for the
"Babv Overland," which you must see and ride in to appreciate.
We also carry Oldsomobile Cars and Trucks and lieo Cars and
Trucks. We have a number of good mechanics ready fur 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
I Mil Q L X mild
Ull i I nZ 1 other Rectal Diseases in a snort ume.wiuoui a severe sur
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"" anesthetic used. A cure guaranteed in every case acra-pted
for treatment, and no money to be paid until cured. Write for book on Recta 1 Disenses. with name
and testimonials of more than 1000 prominent people who have been permanently cured.
DR. C. R. TARRY 24C 3e Building OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Drs. Fwlach & IVIach, The Dentists
clothing, was turned over to hi 3
mother. State Journal.
Cheapest accident insurance Ir.
Thomas' Kclectric Oil. For burns,
scalds, cuts and emergencies. All
druggists sell it. 30f and G0.
Mrs. Annie Britt and her gust,
Mrs. W. II. Merritt of Seattle. Wit. Ii..
were among those going to Omaha
this morning to spend tl.c day with
friends and enjoying the tij:lit3 oT
Feel languid, weak, rviu down?
Headache? Stomach "off?" A good
remedy is Burdock Blood Bitters.
Ask your druggist. Price $1.23.
. Fistula-Pay When' Cured
ays tern of treatment that cures Piles. Fistula and
The largest and best equipped dental othces m Umaha.
Experts in charge of all work. Lady attendant. Mod
erate Prices. Porcelain fillings just like tooth. Instru
ments carefully sterfJzcd efter using.
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