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VOL. 130. XXXV1IL
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1921.
MEMORY OF DE
PARMELE THEATRE IS FILLED
CITZENS TO JOIN LODGE IN
ITS SOLEMN SERVICE
Prom Monday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon at the Par
meie theatre, the members of Platts-
mouth lodge No. 739, B. P. O. Elks,
paid .their tribute of love and mem
ory to their departed brothers, the
services being upon to the public and
a large number of the residents of
the city taking advantage of the oc
casion to be present.
The lodge membership met at the
club house at 2:30 and headed by
Exalted Ruler J. S. Livingston march
ed to the theatre, where the cere
monies were to be held.
The stage had been arranged in a
very attractive manner for the occa
sion, the large American flag drap-i
ing the rear of the stage and the al
tar of the lodge erected in the cen
ter of the stage, where, decorated
with the flag, it served as the most
striking part of the ornamentation of
the stage itself. The lodge officers.
Dr. J. S. Livingston, exalted ruler;
H. R, Cole, esteemed leading knight;
.Jess F. Warga, esteemed lecturing
knight; Fred Stewart, esteemed loyal
knight; J. H. Short, chaplain; Emil
J. Hild, esquire and J. . Holmes,
secretary, with Judge Begley occu
pying the seats on the stage.
The opening ceremonies were con
ducted by the officers of the lodge in
placing their emblems of the virtues
of the order on the altar to pay a
tribute to those of the membership
who shall come no more and the
music of whose voices is stilled for
ever in the great beyond
As ine secretary Mr j v . iioimes. . crime j.
called the roll of the Elks who have; peston did not take the stand on
passed to the grand lodge beyond, on aig own Dehalf. and his attorneys re
the screen at the rear of the flag the lled for reversai on tne absence, as
names leaped to life in electric lights they claimed or any testimony that
and when completed a large cross of ,nr meretricious relations had been
the names was formed-liat-d a 115tail,P( wthin the neriod rhared.
striking picture of the unforgetting
spirit in which they were LW -by
their living brothers. The Elks
wnos names ere given as uaia6 lbe jury that tnere was a birth cer
passed away, and who were members tif5cate in wnicn the name of Pres
et this lodge were J. M. Patterson, I ton was given as tne child's father.
P. W. Agnew, S. M. Chapman. F. W. They said that apparently he had
Richer, O. C. Bookmeyer. J. V. Egen- Deen COnvicted because his alleged
berger. F. J. Morgan, C. E. Coffey, paramour had an illegitimate child.
D. Hawksworth. F. M. Richey. H. B. , They insisted the prosecution was bv
Purge?s. Fred W.-Fink, H. D. Travis. ! a coupie of busybodies who desired
J. H. Kuhns. D. L. Aniick, J. H. 1o seek revenge. Lincoln State
Thrasher, W. K. Fox. Henry Hirz, . Journal.
Matthew A. Jirousek. L. E. Bogart.j "
V. F. Dickson. E. V. Cook. D. H. I inminT rtf-VO IfclTn
The American flag that occupied a
place at the station of -the exalted
ruler was escorted by a guard con
sisting of Tom Wailing and Raymond
Larson, with Carl Wohifarth a3 the party Defies Regulations by Driving
color bearer and this added a very, fa Reckless Manner and Gets
appropriate touch to the intensive! r Tnj n i
patriotic spirit of the occasion. Stuck ?10 and Costs.
Judge James T. Begley gave the'
address of the afternoon and in his ast night about 11 o'clock the
remarks paid a glowing and eloquent police were attracted by the antics
tribute to the departed brothers and f the driver of an auto on the
the order of which they had been streets of the city, and who the
such faithful members. Praising guardians of the peace sought to
their lives as Elks and benefactors of snare but without success. The
their fellow men. the speaker im- party arrived here and r-topped at
pressed on his audience that the the Russell cafe and ordered a large
lives of men lived with a view of amount of coffee prepared, but be
benefaction to their country and fre the coffee could be served, the
their fellow man left a golden mem- autoist departed and drove the car
ory and while they might not have "P Third street toward the north
gathered fame they left a glorious portion of the city, the cut out being
memory of achievement. Judge Beg- open and emitting noises not unlike
ley also paid a very beautiful tribute a boiler factory in operation and
to the memory or Brothers Henry arousing the residents from their
Hirz and Matthew Jirousek, who gave peaceful slumbers.
their lives for their country in the The driver of the car, however,
world rar. successfully made his escape over the
. The sleeker also reviewed the
foundation of the B. P. O. E. from
the time of its inception in 1863
down to the present day and or the
virtues on which it was rounded. ,
During the servic- the male quar-
tet. composed of Iiev. H. G. McClusky,
Frank A. Cloidt.lt. W. Knorr and
Don C. York gave a very beautiful don, was told that he must answer
cumber highly appropriate to the for the breach of the driving regu
oecasion. lations of this city. He placed a
The orchestra, under the direction cash bond in the hands of the au
of W. 11. Holly played a number of thorities and this morning the sum
selections and at the close the bene- of $17 was added to the funds of
diction was given by the chaplain, t the city.
J. H. Short, at wmch tne colors were
borne from the etage and the session
formally closed by the exalted ruler.
SECURES DIVORCE DECREE
From Monday Dally.
This morning in the district court
Judge Begley heard the case of Caro-
line Propst vs. Drvight Propst and at friends were entertained in the hos
tile close of the evidence awarded the pitable manner so characteristic of
plaintiff a decree of divorce and the this splendid Cass county family. The
custody of the minor child, Verona main event of the day was the dinner
Propst. The action brought by Mrs. that embraced all the good things
Propst against R. L. Propst and oth- that the Cass county farms produce, j
era for the alienatn of the affec-l Those to enjoy the event were C.
tions of the husband of the plaintiff It. Frans and wife, John Lyons and;
was settled by agreement of . all par- "wife, Mrs. Rose Cogdill, Mr. and Mrs. i
ties and the action dismissed from Clarence Boynton and son. DwierhtJ
the docket. j
2 big type Poland CMna boars, i
pedigree papers furnished. $20. y
Pi (tub 8315 A, O. PJU3GE-
Blank Books at tie Journal Office.
Gwenivere Smith and Estelle List
er went on a hike Sunday afternoon,
starting from the main portion of the
city and going around by way of Oak
Hill cemetery to the corner west of
cemetery and then south to Mynard.
The young ladies took their lunch
and enjoyed a campfire by which
they roasted wieners. Returning home
tne latUes reached here shortly after
u ui.K.. i ue gins are uutuuiag oil uk-
ing a hike to Omaha Saturday if the
weather permits. They will leave
Plattsmouth about 6 o'clock Satur
day morning and intend to remain,
over night in Omaha, then hike back
on Sunday morning.
WELL KNOWN YOUNG
Ehaont Preston Appears This Time
As Defendent in a Case Charg
ing Him With Adultery.
The supreme court heard argu
ments Friday morning in the appeal
of Elmont Preston, convicted in Buf
falo county of having adulterous re
lations with an eighteen years old
girl named Margery Hays. Preston
was before the court only a few
months ago, when his conviction in
Otoe county for wife and child aban
donment was set aside. The present
prosecution was by his wife. The
Hays girl lived at Pleasanton, and
the state claimed that he was a fre
quent visitor at the home, that ' he
took the girl on a ten day automo
bile trip, that he was present a few
hours after her child was born. Her
parents, it was asserted, protected
Preston thruout the case. The attor
ney general argued that anyone with
an ordinary comprehension of hu
manity would find it difficult to take
all the circumstances into considera
tion and still maintain the honest
Itotief tint hp ic Innrwert nf th
at least They also anea thecoun-J
tT attorney had been guilty of mis-J
conduct Iu attempting to put before
HANDS OF THE LAW
Platte and was last reported as go- j
ing toward Omaha. The police, how-1
ever, kept an eye out for the speeder j
and this morning at 6 o'clock the car.
was seen here enroute from Omaha'
to Nebraska City and was promptly
halted and the gentleman in charge,
who gave the name of William Hay-
ENJOY FINE TIME
From Monday's Daily.
The pleasant country home of Mr.
and Mrs. Perry Nickels, four miles ;
east of Murray. Was the scene of a I
when a number of relatives and
Plattsmouth, Mrs. Jennie Frans and
son, Ray. Rue Frans and wife of Un-
pon. Will Carey and wife, Wyett
j Hutchison and "wife and family. Will
unver ana wiie.
2 pedigreed Hoist In Bull calves.
$25 each. Six -wwefcs old. rw
Bbaa IS13 A. O. RAMGE.
AWARD IS MADE
; Woodson Spurlock Receives Rhodes
c i l i. T-i t
ocuoiaxsnip x onner resi
dent of Plattsmouth.
Woodson Spurlock of York, a sen
ior at the University of Nebraska,
was awarded the Rhodes scholarship
for the state at a meeting of Jhe
state committee held Saturday. Ralph
E. Svoboda of Creighton university.
Omaha, was elected as a candidate
for the position of Rhodes scholar at
large, to compete with candidates
frcm other states.
Seventeen candidates were passed
upon by the committee: Five from
the University of Nebraska; four
from Creighton; three from Nebras
ka Wesleyan; two from Doane col
lege; two from Grand Island, and one
froiri Midland College, Fremont.
The committee was composed of
Chancellor Avery, chairman; H. ,A.
Gunderson of Fremont, Rhodes'schol
ar from South Dakota from 1911 to
1914; Prof. G. B. Noble. Rhodes
scholar "from the state of Washing
ton. 1912-16, and Paul F. Good,
Rhods scholar from University of
Nebraska, 1914-17. froz. J. A. Kice,
who had been expecting to serve on
the Nebraska committee, was sent in
stead to Colorado to assist in the se
lection of a candidate from the state.
Professor Rice was a Rhodes scholar
from Louisiana during the years
Woodson Spurlock is the sou of
George M. Spurlock, a lawyer at
York. He was born at Plattsmouth
in Febuary, 1900. His grandparents
came to Nebraska in 185C and set
tled at Plattsmouth. He was educat
edin the public school of York and
graduated from the York high schofli
with highest honors in 1917. For two
years he attended the Ne Mexico
military institute, where he was first
lieutenant and graduated with sec
ond high honors in 1919. During the
war he was intraining at the Presido,
San Francisco, but on account of his
age did not receive a commission. He
was less than eighteen when the war
Woodson Spurlock is now in his
senior year at the University of Ne
braska and will receive a degree from
the arts and science college at the
close of the present semester. His
scholarship is said to be of very high
order. He is a member of Sigma Nu.
He is of fine appearance and attrac
Entertains For Friends
The very charming home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Sehultz near Mur
doch was the scene of a most de
lightful gathering on last Sunday
when they entertained a number of
friends and the occasion one of the
greatest of pleasure. Those who en
joyed the hospitality of the Sehultz
home were Otto Miller and family of
Murdock, Philip Hirz. wife and fam
ily. Mr. and Mrs. John Sehultz. Mr.
and Mrs. A. F. Braun, Fred Guent li
ner, wife and family. Misses mma
and Elizabeth Hirz, Gretel and Le
ota Hackenberg. and Rev. H. Kot
tich, all of Plattsmouth. "
Another entertainment was held
in honor of the visitors at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Miller and
where the guests were treated to the
lavish hospitality of their friends in
a manner that they will long pleas
antly remember. Those attending
were W. A. Sehultz, wife and family,
of Murdock. Misses Emma and Eliza
beth Hirz. Gretel and Leota Hacken
berg and Rev. II. Kottich of Platts
mouth. HIKERS REACH THIS CITY
From Monday' Dally.
Yesterday morning a party of some
twenty Omaha people arrived in the
city on No. 4 over the Burlington and
spent a'short time here preparatory
to making a hike back to the metrop
olis. riie organization was the Hikers
club and among the members were a
number of heavyweights who would
tip the scales at considerably over 200
rounds and who expected to derive a
great deal of benefit from the hike of
eighteen miles from this city to the
metropolis. Charles Gadway, a neph
ew of E. C. Rippleof this city, was
In charge of the party and after their
rest here they swung out on the long
march to the big town and expected
to stop on the way to enjoy the noon
meal out in the qpen and reach their
homes late in the afternoon.
DO YOU WANT A GOOD HALTER?
One dollar ten gets the best halter
made anywhere in Cass county. Your
money back if not satisfied. This is
made of government" material and
cost during the war, $6.50. I am
able to deliver this halter at your
mailbox for $1.10 each, as many as
you want. Reference, Bank of Mur
dock. Better try one.
A. J. TOOL,
n28. d8. Murdock, Neb'.
RETURNS FROM THE HOSPITAL
From Monday's TJaily.
Yesterday morning Grant Burrows
who has been at the University hos
pital In. Omaha for the past few
-weeks, was able to return aome and
Is feeling very much Improved. Mr.
Burrows has been through a very se
vere ordeal anfl his family and friends
are delighted that he is sho-orfn? mith
OLD RESIDENT DIES
Proaa Monday's Dally.
has been re-
ceived here of the death at his home ;
in Carrol, Idaho, of J. P. Ruby, an i
I old resident of Eight Mile Grove pre-'
cinct, for a great many years. Mr.
J Ruby was born in Harrison county, j
i O.. March 8, 1831. and came to Cass;
county at an early date, but later
' made his home in the west where
j he passed away. j
I . I
ROADS IN LEWISTON
I HO A I ITV BD4I0LT1
LUuALII I rfl.HIOLU
Enterprise of Residents Merits Words
'of Commendation at Annual
From Tuesdays tjatly.
Rev. W. A. Taylor, of Union, is
reported to have said, in speaking of
the Lewiston road, "Did you ever see
more improvement or. a road? I
nave been nommg serices nere ai Jt took me ten days to decide about
times for a number of years. When j joining the club and 1 bought a pure
we would start here to a funeral. ourjred sow from Mr. R. C. Pollard on
worry would be if we came from .the
east, can we ever make the hiil at
the cemetery;, if from the west, can
we keep out of the ditches, or will
we' meet someone where v.e can't
pass on that half mile stretch. Sev
eral times we have put four horses
on to make that hilL Mr. Lillie and
Mr. Ray surely shovld be commend
ed for getting such work done."
F. R. Gobelman. .- of Plattsmouth.
was present at the dinner, and said:
"The road speaks for itself. Many a
time I have been down here hunt
ing and had the brush whip the top
off my car. the cap off my head and
been out pushing my utmost to make
it. But look at the cemetery. 1 have
shot rabbits in there among the
sumac, prickly ash and grape vines.
No hunting in there this winter."
W. P. Hutchison, of Rock Bluffs
rays: "It sure is a great improvement.
If Lillie and Ray would keep that
up they should be put in as road su
pervisors." A. L. Becker, of. Union, says:
"Look at the church grounds: you
can get in there and et out all the
same day with a car The people of
this communitv'-'iiaAt surely done
some good work.' Up till this work!
commenced the fences in one place
were just 18 feet apart and brush
on each side of the roadway at that.
With the assistance of the county
surveyor and a little work it has sure
been made it road."
County Surveyor Patterson said:
"When I surveyed this from the west.
I stood overon that hill for an hour
while the boys cut brush so that I
could get a focus on the center off
the road over here. It would be a
Chas. Spengler of Murray said
when he saw the people so inter
ested about the road he was wor
ried for fear they had overlooked the
dinner but they had the dinner as
usual and now they have the road,
so people can get there.
The people of the Lewiston com
munity should be congratulated for
being public spirited' enough to con
solidate and make a road connecting
up with the state road and making it
possible to get to and from the ceme
tery. THIRD PARTY AD
Persons Having the New Party
Charge Gather at the Court
and Choose Delegates.
The part that Cass county will
have in the forming of the new third
party movement was given a otart
here on Saturday afternoon when the
farmers interested in the new move
ment, gathered at the courthouse to
put their ticket in the field, or at
least select the delegates to the state
convention that will meet at Grand
Island on Thursday, December 8th,
for the purpose of taking definite
action in regard to placing a state
ticket in the field.
The meeting in this city was call
ed to order by W. F. Nolte. one of
the farmers of. the vicinity of Platts
mouth and who stated the purpose
of the meeting was that of acting in
conjunction with other counties in
the naming of delegates to the first
state convention of Independents. A.
R. Johnson of this city was select
ed as the secretary of the convention.
On motion the following dele
gates were named to the state meet
at Grand Island: C. L. Wiles, S. O.
Cole, F. J. Hennings. Sherman Cole,
Charles Peacock, Philip Hild, Frank
Cook, Alvo, Harry Long, South Bend,
F. H. Johnson, Weeping Water, A.
A. "Wetenkamp and J. J. Lohnes of
Mynard. It was decided to leave
the selecting of the delegates from
Plattsmouth to the state convention
to a later date.
Lowest rate, 5. 7, 10, 15 and
20 years. G. M. McClerkin, at the
Bank of Cass County, Plattsmouth.
FARM WANTED Wanted lo hear
from crwner of a larm for eale, give
lowest price, and.v pnesaJoji.-L.
Jen. Box 4il, Olnvy, HlineU.
CASS COUNTY BOY
BIDS CLUB FAREWELL
Harry Knabe of Near Nehauka, Now
at Chicago' Siock Show, Tells
f q d f th piT CJ h
OI UOOG 01 tLC UIU0'
From Tuesday ianv
j have to 'say Kood bve Pig ciub.
after being in 4 years, for the sim-
j pie reason that 1 will be 19 years
I old January 1. 1922. As I cannot be
a mfiiiuer oi me i'lg ciui iiesi jtrar
1 do not tb-ink that I will forget all
about it for I will try and get all
' ia the Pig club as possible. I think
all the boys and girls who are in
the Pig club will feel like I do, that
they owe it a great many thanks.
That is if they will have any where
as much success in the hog business
as I have had. The way 1 have made
mv siirpfst was liv tho fnlV ursine' 1
me to buy pure bred sow pigs for
the Pig club. I did not think very
much about it when I first started.
June 30, 1918, for $25. She weighed
00 pounds. I fed her all thrt sum
mer and she put on 1.7 pounds a
day. Every time I went to feed her
1 got to thinking more about the Pig
club and I also acquired a liking for
the hog business. I showed her that
fall at the County and Precinct show.
On March 1919 she farrowed me a
litter of pigs (11) and I saved 9 of
them. 5 of them were boars and the
rest were sows. I entered all 9 of
them in the Pig club. I showed 2 of
them at the State Fair and 3 of them
at the County Fair. I sold all 5 boars
?nd kept the sow pigs.
The next year, March 1920, she
farrowed me a litter of 12 pigs. Out
of these I saved 7 sows and 3 boars.
1 put 4 sows and 1 boar in the Pig
club that year. This year I showed
at the State and County Fairs and
the Interstate Fair at Sioux City.
That fall she farrowed me a litter of
I think when a person gets a good
rroducing sow that he ought to keep
her as long as possible. I have bought
2 boars since I started, paid $75 for
one an3 $150 for the other. I sold
J the $75 one for $S and I still have
a $150 for the other. Since I entered
the Pig club and got started in the
pure bred hog business, I have sold
14 head of registered hogs for $884.
50 and 45 on the market. I have 140
head of hogs now that are all re
lated to Pansy except the herd boar.
I have been offered $750 for her and
I think she is worth that to me.
.During the 4 years in the Pig club
I have won 55 ribbons at Fairs in
the Pig club and also in open class
t'ansy has raised all tne pigs tnai
won these ribbons. These ribbons in
cluded 2 grand champions. 3 junior
champions. 22 firsts. 10 seconds. 6
thirds. 6 fourths. 3 fifths. 2 sixths,
and 1 seventh. These ribbons amount
to $356. Besides these I have won
one trophy and the last two years I
have won a free trip to the Boys and
Girls week at the College of Agri
culture. If it had not been for the
Pig club I suppose I would not own
a pig or care in the least for one. So
that makes one feel that the Pig
rlub is one of the best things going
for boys and girls. I wish the best
success to all the boys and girls in
the Pig club.
The Pig clubs of Cass County will
loose one of their best members. Har
ry was a member of the first Pig
club the Cass County Farm Bureau
organized and we are mighty proud
I to own him.
VISISTING RELATIVES HERE
From TueKflsT" Dally.
Miss Alice Knowlton, of New York
is in the city enjoying a visit at the
, home of her aunt. Mrs. Claus Speck.
' and her cousin, Mrs. Frank T. Mar
' shall and family for a few days be
fore returning to the eastern city.
, Miss Knowlton is connected with
the musical production at the Win
ter Garden in New, York and has
been enjoying a short vacation in the
west prior to resuming her work for
Ihe season. This talented young lady
I was for two years engaged in the
movies at Los Angeles and has decid-
' ed that the legitimate stage has
i greater attractions than the silver,
screen and will resume her musical
work in the great metropolitan pro-1
' duction of which she Tvas formerly a
.memter. She will leave the last of !
the week for the east.
TO ATTEND GRADUATION
Prom Tuesflay' ta;iy.
Mrs. T. B. Bates of this city is.
spending a short time in Minneapolis, 1
for which place she left Sunday, to
: be present at the graduation of her,
'niece. Miss Octa French, from the'
high school of Minneapolis at the
winter commencement services. Miss ;
French is the daughter of Mr. and ;
Mrs. Guy ' French, formerly of Om-;
aha. and has completed her high '
school work since the family removed j
to the Minnesota city. The young j
lady' is al?o the granddaughter of 1
Mr." J. J. Smith, of Florence, and is!
known to a number of the Platts- j
mouth people, as she has been here '
on several occasions as .a guest at
the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr.
end Mrs. T. B. Bates. - Misa French .
will later enter one of the more ad--vaaeed
schools lo ber home state- to
'complete her educational work. - 1
DEPARTS FOR FLORIDA
Fronr Tuesday's Dally.
This morning R. L. Propst and
son, Dwight, departed via the auto
route for West Palm Beach, Florida,
where they will join the rest of the
Tniily and spend the winter in the
south. Mrs. R. L. Propst and daugh
ter. Roberta, departed some time ago
for Palm Beach to join Miss May
ola, who has been making her home
there and now the family will be to
gether for the winter months in the
mildness of the southern clime. Mr.
and Mrs. Propst expect to return to
Nebraska next Jane for the summer
and to spend the summer with the
children who reside in this portion
of the country.
DISPOSES OF LAND
R. Pierscn, Former Union Ranker,
Finds His Oklahoma Interests
Deeded to Others.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The Cass county friends of John
R. Pierson, former well known bank
er of Union, and later of Table Rock
and Tecumseh, and now located at
Auburn, will be surprised to learn
that this gentleman has been called
to Oklahoma to investigate the work
ings of a confidence man in that ter
ritory and which has involved the
land-interests of Mr. Pierson.
It seems from the reports that have
reached Mr. Pierson that this party
operating in Oklahoma has in a very
bold manner sold and deeded away
certain of the lands belonging to
Mr. Pierson, without the knowledge
or consent of the Netraska man.
The operation of the smooth gen
tleman was different from that of
the ordinary "blue Fky" operator,
as he did not sell an equity in any
thing, but boldly went ahead and
sold the land itself, although he had
no more right to it than the man iirl
It was the practice, it is stated, of
the swindler to represent himself as
the owner of the. lands that he had
picked on and to hunt up a purchas
er, close the deal for the 'land and
execute a deed which was turoed
over to the unsuspecting purchaser.
In the closing of the deal the man
would go so far as to steal a no
tarial seal in the ma'klug of the ac
knowledgements to the instruments.
Mr. Pierson was not fully advised
as to how the deals were carried out,
but has hurried to Newoka, Okla
homa, near where his land inter
ests are located in order to have the
fraudulent transactions set aside and
the land restored.
The man who pulled off the deal
lias since died and this has com
plicated the matter and makes it
more difficult for the law to un
tangle. LITTIE ONE BURIED
From Tuesdays J !!.
Yesterday afternoon the body of!
the newly born babe of Mr. and Mrs.
William Hall was brought to this
city from the home in Council Bluffs
and laid to rest in the family lot at
Oak Hill cemetery. The father accom
panied the body of Ihe little one.
Five dollars reward for informa
tion leading to recovery of strayed,
two-vear-old, branded Hereford steer.
SEARX S. DAVIS,
2wks-w Murray, Neb.
In the 1 8th century a copper coin was
used in Europe which measured 7 Yl
inches square and weighed 3xl pounds.
You would not consider paying bills
with 3 Yi pound coins today. You will
have little use for even present-day money
if you use the pay-by-check method.
Theadvantages of a checking account
are yours the moment your account is
opened. Why not come in and open one
I THE BANK WHERE YOU FEEL. .T HOME
fJVTTSMOUTH jJJT NEBRASKA.
DEATH OF T. S. BAR
BOWS AT MURRAY
One of the Popular and Well Known
Men of that Community Call
ed By Death Today.
?rom Tucfrtays IalTy.
This morning at 11:20 at his home
in Murray occurred the death of Mr.
T. S. Barrows, one of the btst known
residents of that community, ami
who was for a number of years cloe
, ly identified with the business inter
ests of that thriving little city.
Mr. Barrows was taken Kick some
three weeks ago with typhoid fever
and despite all the tender care of his
beloved ores and the medical skill
of his physicians he gradually grew
worse until death came to his side
this morning and closed his eyes in
the sleep that knows no awakening.
To mourn his loss there remains
the wife and two children, Mrs. Jes
sie Corey of Milford. South Dakota.
Charles Barrows, who resided at
home. The aged parents reside at
Milford. where they are lolated at
the Soldiers' Home in that cit .
During his life in and near Mur
ray he was engaged in farming and
later was associated with W. H. Puis
in the hardware business, laying the
duties of his active business lift
aside some three years ago.
T. S. Barrows, was born in June
187 6, near Union. Neb., where the
parents had located and he was rear
ed to manhood in that con;munit
and later married to Miss Elizabeth
Sans, a resident of near Hock BluiT.
The family then removed to South
Dakota where thpy resided for two
years and then moved to Cedar coun
ty to make their home and later re
turned to Cass county, where they
have lived for the past seven 3'ears.
The deceased gentleman was a
mem'ber of the Christian church and
also of the Odd Fellows order, be
longing to the lodge at Cottonwood.
The parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. N.
Barrows arived at Murray on Wed
nesday last from Milford and were
with the family at the deathbed of
thejx. son. One brother, Harry Bar
rows, of Omaha and two sisters, Mrs.
Sadie Sherwood of Draper, S. D., and
Airs, Nettie Hathaway of Niobtara,
Neb., are also left to mourn the death
of Mr. Barrows.
The funeral services will be held
at Murray Thursday afternoon at
1:30 and will be in charge of the
I. O. O. F. Rev. W. A. Taylor of Un
ion will preach the sermon.
HAS NARROW ESCAPE
From Monday's Dally.
Yesterday William Smith, one of
the prominent young men about
town, had a close call from being
overcome by gas. Mr. Smith was en
gaged in taking a bath and in the
fmall room was a gas heater used to
heat the water and this was very an
noying with the odor of gas tout
nothing was thought of -the matter
by the young man until he had been
in the tiro for a few mintites when
his head began to feel the effects of
the gas and by. the time he was able
to dress and get out of the room lie
was almost overcome. On reaching
his home he was unable to "-limb tho
stairs leading to the apartments ol
the family and his condition became
fuch that it was necessary to sum
mon a physician to treat the young
man and a few minutes more of the
gas and be would have been in very
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