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MONDAY. JUNE 14. 1920.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI -WEEKLY JOURNAL
he Bank of EVlurdock
The Only Bonk in Murdock Wherein All Deposits are
Protected by the
DEPOSITORS GUARANTY FUND
of the State of Nebraska
Capital and Surplus, Fully
Wo Conduc t a General, Commercial Banking Business.
Draw up deeds, contract for sale of real estate,
mortgage.?, assignments, and all ordinary legal blanks
for conveyances, etc., at reasonable charges. Notary
Public in bank.
Wc solicit your checking account; also your time
deposits. We pay 5 ' interest on time deposits for
ci ' vear and ' for six months. Checking accounts
and time deposits are all guaranteed by the Guaranty
ii:nd of the State of Nebraska without any additional
cliargc to 'ou, being free insurance.
We are at all times read', able and willing to take
care of any reasonable demand of our customers, in life
ln.-'.lcr of loans and invite you to consult us -on any
business matters where you feel that our advice and
a:v:tance may be of service to you.
The Bank of burdock
"The Bank where YouPeel at Home"
IILflKY A. TOOL. President J. E. GUTHMANN, Vice-Pres.
H . A. GUTHMANN. Cashier
You can ' t i! r wax at all times
of Max I:i 1 Tin-;. tf. ;
V. .1. ;i:n; nml uii- were vNititiKi
fur .i h"it ti'i!-- will: lririids in
! 'lat 1 sir. .!t Is !a-t Sunday driving ov- :
r in their ar.
Mi-s I'.i-iihiii !h r! Icii v ho has been ;
.:!i.T.iinz tin- D:ie!iu-s- 11 at j
Omaha for th- j.a.-t e-ar rM u ru '
home la.-t v." k 1, r. iiiu: I t nu i'l -l c-1 the ,
; I li.l.'I ;!. !
II. It. .Wit- 1 of r ; . i t . Idaho, ami
H. A. I ut I tt. 1 it oi Mm muck Wire v I .-. - j
itini; f.r a short ii- in Mar.I.y lust ;
Sunday .'iil.- :ifi!to from MurJiiik
to I'lattMii' I'.tli.
IMkvaril 1I mu v near Waba.-h
wa- a vbitor ai the limiic of Mrs.
'I'-tiiv llc-Ti' V who lie-: some niih-s
ci r of M i n !"' . they driving over in
iheir ear la.-t Sin. lay and a!.;o at
t 1 1 i i t i rhurch in Mani'-y.
Did it ever o.-r-.tr to yon that th
,!! way h, fci p xi-'T !.:. ie inviii'vr
i- to It p yn-ir v.;d! ; smiling? This
can In- ()!'. by chaimiiiLT th' walN
with i-r- h m iiio;i i-us i-i iors
.ill. I fom'nitKitiot.-. Call on us for
Mtcxo-t ior.. M I:i.-t'ThoT. tf.
Conrad 1: ;!:.::. -t i-.'-r ".!. hi''- .
atf ri-iii II " T"i:ivi-'i '-y Medicine j
at Omaha. Iit the p.' t r is h sine j
for i uritii' r v.ath?;. ami i- '
jumping intri the work n'i the !rm I
arid the wa he ;: ; ; t the work :
wheuM iuT'.ii'y ! will also make a j
. iic-i ..s .f hi- cho'!i vocal Ion.
Mrs. .l"hn Anij-wiTi h i : i chiMrcu
w.r." t.lfi to Ashland last We;!ne- j
I.i y 1y Mr. Am-w ' t. th y l parting;
fioui then- .j ' .-1 I'' Mil. where they t
went io :.-i at th- liono- of Mrs. J
.mmiT!'; i-ior. Mr-;. .Inhri Kriiircr. ,
nffoi- wind! th' V will iit for a titn.j
at tin- hoai.' of a Lrotii.T. Mr. V-'-o. !
llito ami family near -;klamI. he-f
fore reitrnir.s home. j
I.awreneo Karhart an l Paul Mnr-
jh".v. wiio have ;i a H ending
;rhool at the Saint Marys eelleizo!
at Otaaha. for tie past year are,
hotne apaiti. and ri joying tl;e real;
home eookir.c, which ever appe.ihs to
the hoy aft r he ha- he mi away for
.-miie ti!r.'. And by the way there is
lU'lhiiiU je.t like thc;ood old fash
ioned heme eookiiiir.
' ED. W. THIRflGAN
Automobiles and Accessories
MITCHELL AND DODGE CARS
Our machine shop is especially well equipped
with modern machinery and first-class workmen. We
are icc.dy to do all kinds of repair work, including
WE CAIU1Y A LAI1GE LIKE Or ALL
- KIEL'S OI' TIKES
PREPARED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE JOURNAL.
The finest varnish that money can
buy a" Ma x 1 nisterholl 's.
Come in and ;:k for special li
ures on Kex barn paint a strictly
linseed oil paint. ilaS Dnsterhff.
I v. A. liraia hle is report t d as
not ft'eliny: the best, hut it is hop
ite will soon be able to be about
again as usual.
Martin Hornemei r was lookitm
after some business matters at l'.ur
lini;lon. ('oloraU. where he is ititer-.-ed
in some latid. - haritif; spent
a few days there dttrinir last week.
Miss Ma hie Kiish who is empioyetl
in I.ineidn. was a visitor for over
Sitndav at the lunno of her parents.
Mr. ?id Mrs. V. II. Rush of this city.
J. .1. Cu-tin and .!e Johantm
were looking after some business
matters at riattsnn mh lat Moti
day, driving down in the car of Mr.
Albert Reickman and Walter
r.ornemej wVo have b n :M tend
ing school at Xaperville. 111., rtturn
ed home )pt week, and are taking
up their duties on the farms of their
respective parents, belweotj' lure and
Kim w ood.
('. L. Miller an l i'.-;n Emil. accont
p.'.nie.l ty August I'anska. and
Charles Rone; were looking after
some business matters in Platts
mont'i la -t Tuesday driving over in
the inorninc and returnins; at coon,
icoiim iti the car of Emil Miller.
Homer II. I-awton. who has been
decorating the interior of the homo
of Mr. (leorfre I'.ueH for some time
past, completed the work and has
made the place :i thins of beauty.
Mr. hawti.ti has just began the out
side painting at tlir home of Otto
Miller north of town.
Ivan Worley who is a relative of
W. 11. Frost, was visitor at their
home in M:.nley for a short time
last Mont'.ay coming from his home
in Klmwood. Mr. Worley has just
completed his course in enineerinc;
ami will consider two Kd offers for
i-mployment. but will probably ac
cept, the one from Minneapolis,
rather than the one at New York,
bavins received a letter of offer
from each, place.
Kdward Kelly was a visitor on
business in Wt'epinff Water last
Tuesday, driving down in his auto.
Shcchan ami Heehner .shipped a
car of mixed cattle and hogs to the
Omaha market from Manlsy last
t Special Varnish for table tops,
' window sills, outside doors. Won't
turn white under water. At M?x
! Rudolph IJersman.. the accommo
dating postmaster and business man,
had us place his name anions: the
, readers of the Journal at Manley.
j Dan l?omke and Theodore Marines.
.were visiting in Omaha for a day
last Thursday, driving over in their
'car and were looking after some busi
ness matters for a short time.
Charles and Edward Lau were
busy th? latter portion of the week
petting the alfalfa on the farm of
Ed Lau and having excellent .weath
er they secured some fine feed.
Robert McCleary and a crew of
workmen are just now completing a
bridge south of Manley on the Mur
ray to Murdock road which will do
away with a bad place in this stretch
The grain is moving slowly just at
this time, on acccur.t of th.j extreme
nuciness of the farmers and the soar
city of the cars to market the grain
in. There w vre "but two iars received
during the we'ek, on3 going to each
There was a wreck of the motor
car of the Missouir Pacific and the
train on that road last Monday a
mile or so out of Ijouisville in which
the motor car was entirely demolish
ed, but as care was taken no one was
Wall paper is very difficult to get.
We were fortunate in securing a full
line. The prices are constantly ad
vancing. Iletter take advantage of
present prices and a good assortment
of the most exclusive papers. Max
Last Thursday. Jesse I-uulhalm
and wife, with their little baby, de
parted for a trip to IHinkin. where
they were taking two new cars for
the taraue of Mr. Eandhalm's broth
er. Mr. and Mrs. Lanhalm. each driv
ing a car.
Albert Miller, the time keepvM- for
the extra gang on the Missouri Pa
cific, was a visitor at his home in
Piatt -mouth for over Sunday and re
turning to his work Sunday even
ing. Wonder what is the attraction
at that place for the young man.
W. M. Ero-u of the Manlv lum
ber company and A. H. Humble, the
affable agent for the Missouri Pacific
railway and their wives, were visit
ing in Lincoln for irver Sunday with
friend.-:. ret,urning home Sunday ev
ening in their car.
Claud P. reek en f eld of Omaha,
whete he is employed with the Mo
line Plow company, was a visitor in
Manley last week, being the guest
at the home of his sister and hus
band. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ran of
the P.ank of Manely.
The work of completion of the
new home of C. E. Mockenhau pt . has
been delayed on account tf the in
ability to get the plasterers back to
work. Th ho'is is now waiting the
white coat and then will be ready
for the finishing touches of the car
penters. James Murphy and wife and their
son Edward Murphy, were visiting
in Omaha last Sunday, being t he
guests at the home of Charles Wait
er ami Humphrey Murphy for the
day. They returned homo in th"1 ev
ening with the exception of Mrs.
Edward Murphy, who remained for
a longer visit.
Oscar E. McDonald tf Murdock.
and Henry Mockenhaupt of Sterling,
d -part d one day last week for Pur
lin it on Colorado, where they were
looking after some land in which
they were interested. They remain
ed away for a number ef days and
wer - well pleased with the country
and its products.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Nejtzel and wile
were visiting in Lincoln last Friday,
going oa the early train anil also
looking after same business mat
ters as well as visiting with their
daughter. They returned home on
th evening, train. Mr. Win. Wed
dell was conducting the business at
the store while Mr. Xeitzel was away.
Mrs. Catherine Earhart was a vis
itor in Omaha last Friday, going to
be present at an operation under
which her daughter went, for relief
of appendicitis and was taken there
by Mr. Charles Oerlich in his car.
Miss Gertrude, who is Just gradu
ating from the Omaha high school,
und Twcnt the operation nicely and
is making a rapid recovery.
Mr. Frank Frahm of Omaha, who
so m two years ago was a citizen of
Murdock and lias since been employed
with his father in Omaha, has con
tracted with Max Dusterhoff,' the
painter and decorator, and is now
again making his homo in Murdock
and assisting in caring for the im
mense business which Mr. Dusterhoff
is do'gn in the painting and decorat
August Kr;cklow and son Louis,
who have the position of operating
the road maintainor between Mur
ray and Murdot-fc with headquarters
at Manley, ar making 'an excellent
road, but have been handicapped
with the grading ;ang and the
bridge builders on the road, but with
tho conclusion of their work will be
in better position to keep the road
as they desire it.
Lust Sunday Henry Guthman. ac
companied by H. R. N;nel of
Rnise. Idaho, who had been visit
ing in Murd'ick at the home .of his
brother L. N'eitzel and othr friends
in the community, having lived here
for a number of years, and been en
gaged in ihe banking business, went
by auto to Plattsmouth. where th-v
visited for a short time and Mr. Mt
zel was er.route to a. point in Wis
consin, where he went to visit and
loo.k after some business as well. Mr.
Gutbman remained over until Mon
During the past week Frank Mel
vin has been doing some carpenter
work at the home of Mr. Fred Stock.
Myron D. Noble of Lincoln, was a
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
O. J. Pothast last Monday for a few
J. A. Bauer and Ed Vanderberg
were busy unloading a car of cement
for W. H. Tool of the Murdock lum
ber yaid last Friday.
Dr. .'ind Mrs. A. 11. I'oinbeck were
pjsse-ng rs to Lincoln last Friday
wrerf they wee boCi visiting ani
looking after some business matters
Doris Parcel", who was nine years
cf age last Friday, June 77, celebrat
ed her anniversary by a trip to Mur
dock and also a visit at Lincoln in
Will Holka, northwest of town is a
new reader of the Journal and will
keep posted as to the happenings in
and about Murdock as well as other
parts of the county.
A. A. Lindell was a visitor in Oma
ha last Friday where he was looking
after some business matters, going
on the noon train and returning
honi. at five o'clock in the evening.
Mr. I). F. Pickering and wife of
Lincoln, were the guests in Murdock
of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Pot hast for a
few days during the w ek. They
and their hostesses enjoyed the visit
Miss Mary Edna Jones of Ash
land, but formerly of Murdock. was
a visitor in this city and the guest
at the home of her-friend Miss Mar
caret Amgwert. for a few days dur
ing She week. ,
Will McCrorey. who has been at
tending school at the state univer
sic fir the past year, ha- after
the close of school, accept d a posi
tion on the farm of Frank Buell
.-orth f t Murdock.
Conrad Reike of near South
Rend, was a business visitor in Mur
dock last Friday, driving over in his
car and while here had the Journal
man put his name on the list for this
paper at South Rend.
George Rue-11 shelled his corn last
Saturday, which he delivered at the
eleva'or at Murdock. The matter of
getting cars as are desired tei market
the corn is a question in which many
Orris and Arnold Scheifert from
west of Manley. were visitors in Oma
ha list Thursday, where th-v were
looking after some business, they
making the trip in the new Dodge
car of Mr. Orris Scheifert.
Rev. Geo. J. Kupke and wife of
K ystone. who were visiting with
friends in and near Murdock for sev
eral days and looking after some
business also, having drove in with
their car. departed overland for their
horn in the west a few days ago.
Wednesday evening W. O. Gillis
pie and Trvan Buskirk of Murdock.
and Will Murtin of Wabash, who has
bV-n viewing the west in their auto,
returned being well pleased with the
trip and nlso glad to be at home
a i' .
Diller I'tt was a visitor at hojn
last Sunday enjoying Ihe stay ex
ceedingly, visiting with his family
and bis many friends in Murdock.
Mr. CH. who is employed with the
Express company in Omaha, returned
and took his Metz car with him.
Mr. Raymond Fisher, who was a
graduate at the state university as
an engineer and who is located at
Chadron. in the northwestern por
tion of the state, was a guest at
the heme of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tool
for a short time during the fore part
of last week.
R. I. Clements of EIniwood. the
undertaker at that place, was a busi
ness visitor in Murdock last Friday
and was accompanied by Mr. E. E.
(Justin, who is engaged in the real
estate business in that town, who al
so h'd some business matters to look
after as well.
Charles Rowdish of Omaha and
S. ( Heckler of Arriba, Colorado,
were in Manley lat Friday for a
short time looking after some busi
ness, having driven from Union and
afteii having concluded their busi
ness here departed for Louisville,
where they had some business also.
Miss Catherine Tool, who is en
gaged in teaching music since com
pleting her course at the state uni
versity conservatory of music, has
row two classes in music, one at
Atvo and the other at Wabash. Miss
Tool is well qualified to give instruc
tions in this line and very fortunate
are those who are able to secure her
as n instructor.
Mrs. Theil. who lives just out of
Murdock. has been ill for seme time,
and has been taken to a hospital in
Lincoln by Mr. Theil where she is
receiving treatment in the hopes of
a restoration of her health. Mrs.
Theil has suffered much from bad
health and has many friends wish
ing that she may soon be restored to
her natural health.
Were Viewing the West.
Charles Murphy and wife have
been enjoying the cooling breezes and
the gloriou scenery in the moun
tainous country of Colorado, and
find them very pleasant. They were
well pleased with the scenery as well
as the richness of the lands there
and 'speak very favorable of the
growing crops in that district. On
thir return they stopped at Madrid
to visit at the home of their son
Frank Murphy and with Mrs. Mur
phy's sister, Mrs. Bergman at North
This is a Snake Story
This is the narrative of a big snake
having a big meal on spring chick
ens. At the home of Geo. Mills,
where they raise a number of chick
ens of ihe bejt sriety and where
they creip was Unusually large th:s
s?' t3 the chickens kept disappear
ing and nothing could be found of
tham. A few- mornings ago the
house dog was noticed barking fur
iously near a large cottonwood
stump and the atteniton of the fam-
ily w'as attracted and upon investi
gation it was found that the dog
had cornered a very large snake.
The snake shop was soon dispatched
and a large swelling in its body
arouesd the suspicions of Mr. Mills
who cut it open' and out jumpeel a
spring chicken large enough almost
to crow and it ran away evidently
glad of its freedom. There were
1 others also partly digested. The
chicken which was able to run away
after being liberated, after it had
t the experience of Jonah, had evi
dently just been swallowed.
Lost Curtains for Auto
While driving from Murdock to
Ashland, Mrs. Matt Thimgan lost
some curtains for a Mitchell car.
Finder will please leave at McCarthy
Brothers store in Ashland or at Mr.
Thimgan's at Murdock.
Schools Will Open in September
The board of education have se
cured teachers for the Manley
schools, they being Mrs. A. H. 11 um
bel as principal, while Miss Mary
Current of Elmwood will teach the
lower grades. The schoe.il has been
arranged to open on the first Mon
day in September.
Strawberry Harvest Now On.
While Mamey does not have as
many population as many towns, she
has some people who surely knew
I how to raise strawberries and do the
same as well Thomas W. Keckler
and Rudolph Bergman both have
some id?al fields cf this fruit grow
ing. It requires many to assist in
gathering the lucious fruit.
Injured While at Work
Last week while engaged in put
ting ice into his refrigerator at the
market, Joe Johansen was injured
by a fork which he had for the pur
pose, slipping out of the refrigerator
and striikng him on the arm, one
i ; tin tines piercing the fleshy por
tion of the left forearm. The in
jury is doing as well as could be ex
pected and is mending, but is keep
ing Mr. Johansen from his work dur
ing the time.
Becomes Citizen in Full
Last Monday Max Dusterhoff of
Murdock, with a number of witness
es, was a visitor in Plattsmeiuth.
where he secured his final citizenship
papers and was also looking after
some tther business matters as well.
He was accompanied by Joseph
Wutchennecht, who had application
for his first papers and will, when
the time expires, became a full
fledscd citizen. Thev were accom
panied by W. II. Rush and E. W.
Thimgan. the latter also making a
business trip te Omaha.
Some Speeders Were Caught.
The town of Murdock has an or
dinance which forbtds the driving
over the streets at a rate of speed ex
ceeding twelve mile, per hour, and
also regulates cutouts and lights.
Seme have been given a taste of the
law and others also are under cervil
liance. Just how the matter of
handling the question will come out
remains for those who break the
law to find out.
Have Located at Chappel
Robert Williams, who several days
ago departed for the west in his car,
has located at Chappel and there he
will be engaged in business. Mrs.
Williams and little daughter Edn.i.
departed for that place a few days
ago to join the husband and father.
They have selected an excellent
town for a home and we are trusting
that they will like the place and are
sure they will make a success there
and they are clever people and Mr.
Williams an excellent workman.
Kensington Meets With Mrs. Melvin
The kensington club of the Royal
Neighbors of America, met last
Thursday at the home of Mrs. Frank
Melvin and enjoyed a very pleasant
afternoon with that estimable hos
tess. They are more than pleased
at the excellent way in which they
were enetrtained. They looked af
ter the business of the sfciety and
ddi much work in their line and were
much pleased by the delightful
luncheon which was served by the
Some of Them Got Away
The rural carrier and the lumber
merchant took a few hours off last
Thursday evening, going to the
Platte river and some of the lakes
along its border where they fished
during a portion of the evening and
had some good luck. Out of four
teen fish all of the black bass var
iety, who came to try a sampl? of the
bait. Mr. H. W. Tool bagged four, and
the ten went back tt their haunts,
telling how good the bait tasted and
how near they missed being caught.
Lacev did not have much luck.
Henry Klemme Very HI
Henry Klemme, Sr.. who has been
making his home with his son Hen
ry and who has been in very poor
health was taken to a hospital in Lin
coln by his Fon, where he will be
treated for his health. It is hoped
that he will be able to win back his
strength, and enjoy buoyant health
agaia. Mr. Klemme has not been
feeling very good for many months
and while he has been given every
attention which the home can pro
vide, he has not mended and he is
now in the hospital in order that h3
may have expert treatment.
Mrs. Horace Reeves at Elmwood
Mrs. Horace Reeves, who has been
troubled with an affection of her
feet and limbs, is now at the honi j
of her daughter at Elmwood, Mrs.
Emily Gonzales, where she is being
cured for and being treated for the
malady with the hopes of restoring
her feet and limbs to their normal
Were Over Thursday Evening
Tlarrv Tjmtr and sun Robert, who
make their horn ebetweeh Murdock 1
and South Bend, were over last Tues-
Farmers and Merchants Bank
A modern bank is expected to olTcr a well round
ed service to its customers. It is the desire of this bank
to cultivate a closer acquaintance than is developed by
the ordinary transactions of routine banking.
Our disposition is to provide a banking service
which will demonstrate a personal interest in the fi
nancial welfare of our customers and other friends.
Ask us to care for your transactions which re
quire special attention.
We Pay 5 Interest on Time Deposits
Farmers Merchants Bank
All ways at Your Service.
MURDOCK -:- -:- NEBRASKA
day associating with friends while
Robert, who is a member of the
wrestling team of the state univer
sity, and Gale Pickwell, were in
structing Walter Rraun who was
petting in condition for his bout
with "Young" King o f Ashland,
which occurred at the Modern Wood
men hall last Saturdav evening.
Gets Info Work Quickly
Mr., Victor Thimgan. who has been
attending school at Xaperville. 111.,
and who only a few -days ago re
turned freim his studies, donned a
workman's suit and was busy with
his father and Henry Amgwert in
Ladies' and Children's
75c and $1.00
Worth more but we desire to clean a few we
have on hand.
Murdock iercaniile Go.,
JERRY E. I.IcIIUGH, Manager
MURDOCK -:- -:- NEBRASKA
if VWc close at 6:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays
Will Close Early!
Beginning with Jure 1st, we will close
our places of business on Tuesday and Thurs
day evenings at 6:30 in deference to the cus
tom followed by other towns in this vicinity.
This practice will be continued until
such time as notice shall be given of its ter
mination. On other evenings our places of
business will remain open later.
MURDOCK MERCANTILE CO.
f : ... i
Tho International Line Complete!
Power plenty of power and efficiency at all times, reliable
and dependable is what all want. We have it in the International
We carry a full and complete line of Kerosene Kngines, Gaso
line Engines, Kerosene Tractors, Motor Trucks, Cream Separators,
Farm Wagons, Farm Trucks, Grain Tanks. Manure Spreadeia.
Stalk Cutters, Mills, Girnders and Binding Twine.
CALL OX US FOR VOI R WANTS
IN OUR LINK
concreting the floor of the vault of
the new bunk, preparatory to the
plastering which is to begin this
The best varnishes that monev
can purchase at Max Dusterhoff 's. tf.
Mrs. Frank Rauen departed this
morning for Omaha, where she will
visit for the day with relatives and
When you think of printing, you
can't help but think of us.
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