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ELATTSMOUTH SEMI -WEEKLY JOURNAL
SPECIAL SALE ON
M ANLEY NEWS
JIQUDAY, JUNE 26, 1922.
John Skinner autoed to Lincoln on
, Mrs. Clyde Boyles, of Lincoln, is
visiting relatives here this week.
Prof. J. M. Worley of Lewiston
was in Alvo Saturday afternoon.
Miss Irene Sutton is attending
summer school at University Place.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Murtey of
Weeping Water spent Thursday even
ing with Mrs. John Murtey.
The Mothers and Daughters coun
cil held a picnic in the Sam Hard
nock grove Friday afternoon.
Julian Sutton and wife went to
Fremont Saturday to visit relatives,
returning home Sunday evening.
Mrs. Charles Skiles and son, John,
of Lincoln, are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. S. C. Boyles for a few days.
Melvin Sheedy and Mr. Kempster,
of Harvard came down Saturday to
attend the funeral of John Murtey.
Mrs. Mable Foreman and son.
Charles, of Scottsbluff, are visiting
at the G. P. Foreman home for a
couple of weeks.
Miss Rhena Towle, of Lincoln,
came down Thursday evening and
stayed until Sunday with her cousin,
Mrs. John Murtey.
Mrs. A. S. Midlam, of Sioux City,
Iowa, came Friday evening and re
mained until Monday with her cous
in. Mrs. John Murtey.
Mr. Teegarden of Weeping Water,
Mr. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Arch
Towle of South Bend attended John
Murtey 's funeral last Saturday.
J. C. Nauman, of Haxton, Colo.,
a former business partner at Burr,
came Saturday to attend the funer
al of his old friend John Murtey.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Jordan and son.
Rex, left Friday morning to spend
the week-end with their daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. John Fritchie at Alex
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Armstrong and
son Ivan and Mr. and Mrs, Fred
Prouty attended the funeral of Mrs.
Oakley Hurlbut at University Place
S. M. Pierce and wife who came
Thursday night to be with the form
er's sister, Mrs. John Murtey, during
her hour of sorrow, left Tuesday for
their home at Clay Center.
Ernest Weir and sisters Miss Grace
Weir of Clay Center and Mrs. "Wm.
Fisher, of Lincoln, nephew and
nieces of Mrs. John Murtey were
here Saturday to attend Mr. Murtey's
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Linch autoed
to Lincoln Wednesday. They were
accompanied home by their daughter.
Miss Alta Linch, who has been visit
ing relatives in Grand Island the
past ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Toland re
turned Thursday evening from Oma
ha, where they visited a few days
with Mr. Toland's brother. A. W.
Toland and wife. They left Sunday
for Monument. Colorado, where they
will spend the summer with their
son, Albert Toland and wife.
Mrs. Mary J. Frye and son Ralph
Frye and wife of Clay Center and
Thomas Murtey of Weeping Water;
James and Henry Murtey of Stock
ton, Kansas, came Thursday in re
sponse to the news of the death of
their brother, John Murtey, and re
mained until after the funeral.
JOHN MURTEY, OBITUARY
John Murtey was born in Lincoln.
111.. Dec. 12th, 1861. He died in Alvo
June 15th, 1922, aged 60 years, 6
months and three days.
At about the age of ten years Mr.
Murtey moved with his parents to
Nebraska, settling in Cass county,
near Wabash. After nine years, in
1879, the family moved to Kansas,
which continued to be the home of
the parents until their death, and
where they are buried. About the
year 1890, Mr. Murtey came to Alvo
and engaged in the lumber and grain
business; this was near the time that
the Rock Island railroad was being
built through Alvo.
After a number of years in busi
ness here he sold out and moved to
Clay Center at which place and at
Verona, he continued in the lumber
and grain business till 1911 when he
returned to Alvo bought back his old
business and has continued In it till
the present time.
He was married to Miss Eva Wurl
in 1889, to which union two child
ren were born, a son dying in in
fancy; the other a daughter, Aurel,
who is sow married and living in
Mr. Murtey was married the sec
ond time to Miss Winifred Price of
Clay Center, July 11, 1902, which
union has been one of devotion and
happiness between them till this
Ill religious matter Mr. Murtey
was liberal. Born a Catholic, and
retaining his love and loyalty to that
church, he yet recognized and re
spected the convictions of those
Do not wait until you have to use your harvesting
necessities. Prepare now. Orders for mowers, bind
ers and haying machinery as well as twine will save
you bother later. See us early for your needs in this
line. We are here to serve you.
Coatman Hardware Co.,
known as Protestants and was ever
liberal and generous to a degree,
both in giving of money and -good
will to their support. To the Metho
dist church here Mr. Murtey has
been' one of the most liberal sup
porters in' a financial way that the
community has had. In the remodel
ing of the church recently he not
only sold all material at cost to the
church, but made a generous contri
bution besides. His benefactions of
this kind were not confined to Alvo,
however, for it is known that in
other places he has been a regular
contributor to both Protestant and
To those who were in financial
difficulty or in distress he was most
kind and helpful. Many instances
could be cited which are not knowa
to the public, where he has given
most timely help to those who would
not have been able to keep going
without it. Such things, however,
were never mentioned by him, and
perhaps w:ould never have been
known by any act of his.
Mr. Murtey will be greatly missed
in this community. He was a good
business man and a good citizen. He
stood for progress along all lines,
arid he never shrank from bearing
his part of the burden the progress
entailed. He not only made business
for himself but he made it for the
community, and he seemed as glad
when others prospered as when his
own affairs went well.
Mr. Murtey was a member of the
Nebraska legislature, elected in the
fall of 1916.
Besides his faithful wife, Mr. Mur
tey leaves three brother and a sis
ter to mourn his loss: Thomas Mur
tey of Weeping Water. Neb.; Henry
and James Murtey of Stockton, Kan
sas, and Mrs. Mary Frye of Clay Cen
Funeral services were conducted
from the home Saturday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. June 17, by Rev. E. A
Knight of the. M. E. church, assisted
by Rev. M. E. Stair of the Brethren
church. Interment was at the Alvo
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our deep ap
preciation of and sincere thanks for
the many acts of kindness shown us
by our many loyal friend3 during
the death and burial of our beloved
husband and brother, John Murtey,
and for the beautiful floral offer
ings. Mrs. John Murtey; Mrs. Mary
J. Frye and son; Thomas Murtey and
family; James Murtey; Henry Mur
From Monday's DaXIy.
George Everett of near Union was
here today for a few hours return
ing home this afternoon via the bus
David LaRue was among the visi
tors in the city today from near Ne
hawka attending to some matters in
Jack Patterson and family of Un
ion motored up yesterday afternpon
to spend a few hours visiting with
Mark E. Wiles and wife of near
Weeping Water were here yesterday
for a few hours attending to some
matters of business.
Mont Robb of Union was here for
a short time yesterday afternoon and
evening and returned this morning
to his home in the south part of
Louie Rheinackle and family of
near Murray were among the visi
tors in the city today where they
looked after some of the week end
Chris Ross and son, Herman C.
Ross, of near Nehawka, were here
today attending to some matters in
the district court in which they are
P. J. Cosgrave, one of the leaders
of the Lancaster county bar, was
here today for a few hours attend
ing to some matters of business In
the county court and enjoying a visit
with his Cass county friends.
Henry Schoemaker of near Ne
hawka, one of the well known and
prominent farmers of that portion
of the county, was here today for a
few hours attending to some mat
ters at the court house.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sebatka re
turned home yesterday afternooi
from West Liberty, Iowa, wherj
they were called by the illness cf
the mother of Mrs. Sebatka. The'r
son, Vernon, will remain at tl i
home of his grandmother for the
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found anything 5
COAL FIELD AREA QUIET AFTER
TWO DAYS' MASSACRE OF
Herrin. 111.. June 22. Death toll
in the disaster last night and today,
when 5,000 striking union miners
attacked the Lester strip mine being
operated under guard of imported
workers, may run past the 40 mark,
it was said tonight by those in touch
with the situation, although thus far
only 27 ' positively are known as
In the morgue here tonight are
17 bodies, some riddled with buck
shot, and others minus various parts
In the morgue at Marion. 12 miles
from here, lay the body of C. K. Mc
Dowell, superintendent of the import
The Associated Press correspond
ent and other newspaper men saw
with their own eyes 27 bodies in dif
ferent parts of the country and one
man later died in the hospital here.
What has become of the bodies not
in the morgues is not known. Sev
eral freshly spaded piles of dirt were
noticed in the woods. Usual solem
nity of death is lacking in the local
morgue. Hundreds of persons filed
past the lines of bodies today, fre
quently commenting on their muti
lated condition. Children laughed,
women pointed and the men chuck
led. Some Thrown in Pond
In the Herrin hospital were eight
wounded men, only one a miner, and
six of them are believed to be fatal
ly injured. There were nine, but
A miner told the Associated Press
correspondent that he had seen fif
teen bodies thrown into a pond with
rocks around their necks today.
About twenty Imported workers are
Checking the death list has proved
almost impossible. The victims, all
but three of. them imported workers
so far as is known, were found scat
tered over an area within several
miles of the mine. Some were
lynched, some were burned when
the mine was fired, others were beat
en to death, and the majority fell
before the scores of bullets poured
Troops Ordered Equipped
Waukegan, June 22. At midnight
the governor telegraphed Brig. Gen.
Black, adjutant general of the state,
to assemble tire 132d infantry and
the machine gun companies of the
130th and 131st infantries with such
other companies as necessary to
make a force of at least 1,000 men
and hold them at the 132d infantry
armory in West Madison street,
Chicago, to be moved under further
orders from him. -?
" The- governor r directed that the
troops should be given full nelu
The governor's telegram to Gen.
"Despite assurance from the sher
iff's office in Williamson county that
the local authorities have established
peace and order in that community,
I am tonight reliably advised that
life and property are in jeapordy in
the vicinity of Herrin, in Williamson
county. Pending definite advices you
will assemble and hold in readiness
the 132d infantry at their armory in
West Madison street, together with
the machine gun companies of the
130th and 131st infantry and such
other companies as necessary to
make a force of at least 1.000 men
with ' full field equipment to be
moved under further orders from me
if necessary. Len Small, Commander-in-Chief
of Illinois Nat. Guard."
To the sheriff the governor tele
"I insist on an immediate reply to
my telegram of the 22d in relation
to the riots and disorders in Wil
liamson county, giving detailed and
accurate information and what steps
have been and are now being taken-l
by you for the apprehension of the
parties who committed these crimes
and to prevent further difficulties or
violations of the law. I insist upon
prompt action and impartial en-i
forcement of the law for the preser
vation of pee.ee and good order.
Troops are being held in readiness.
AUTO INDUSTRY WILL
HAVE A GOOD SEASON
Detroit, June 23. Some of the
automobile companies are hanging
up records here that verify earlier
predictions that" 1922 was to be a
banner year for motor vehicle pro
duction. The Ford Motor company in
the first five months of the year
turned out 409,309 vehicles compar
ed with 319.813 for the correspond
ing five months in 1921. The Hudson
Motor company in those five months
has sold more cars than during all
last year. And the Chevrolet, Max
well and other producers are piling
up similar records. As a result some
of the companies are back in the
market for machinery for the first
time in two years. Dril presses,
grinders and millers are in good de
mand. This has stimulated the mar
ket for second hand machinery and
prices are gradually rising.
Furniture men predict that all at
tendance records will be broken at
the spring-summer buying exposition
at Grand Rapids now in progress.'
Fully 2.500 buyers and salesmen !
are in attendance. This is about 350,
more than the average and means
large wholesale buying of furniture
for fall and winter.
We appreciate your co-operation
in helping ns to publish all the live
news of the community. Call No. 6,
Journal want ads pay. Try them.
Mr. L. R. DeFrance, formerly of
Julian, is the blacksmith at the shop
of Herman Dall.
Dr. B. F. Brendel of Murray was
in attendance at the Cook family re
union last Sunday.
Herman Rauth overhauled the
auto of his father last week and has
the car running again.
Herman Dall was looking after
some business matters in Omaha and
Council Bluffs last Tuesday.
Mrs. Thomas Keckler, who has
been spending some time in Lincoln,
arrived home one day last week.
Charles Rathburn, the Louisville
carpenter, was in Manley looking af
ter some work at the Krecklow pool
August Graham shelled and deliv
ered his last year's corn crop on last
Thursday to the Farmer's Elevator
Fred Fleischman and family were
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Miller and family near Wabash
Frank Slander of Omaha was a
visitor in Manley and west of town
for a few days last week, driving
down in his auto.
Walter Mockenhaupt and wife
were guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Mockenhaupt, parents of
Walter, last Sunday.
Theo Harms and family were visit
ing last Sunday at Silver Cfeek with
friends and on their return visited
with friends at York and also at
Frank Bonner, east of town, re
ceived last Thursday a car load of
calves which he will put on pasture
and later will feed for returning to
A. Steinkamp, who has been sell
ing stock medicine, has taken a lay
off for a year and will look after the
harvest on his numerous farms dur
ing the time.
Mrs. F. Brickia, of Lincoln, form
erly of Weeping Water and also liv
ing in the neighborhood of Manley,
has been visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Rauth for the past
J. C. Rauth and wife, with their
daughter, Miss Anna, were in at
tendance at the Cook family reunion
last Sunday at the park in Weeping
Water, where an excellent time was
had by all.
A. H. Humble and wife were visit
ing at the home of the parents of
Mr. Humble in Kansas City last week,
staying over Sunday at the home of
their parents and enjoying a most
R. Bergman was a visitor in Oma
ha last Thursday, where she was
called to look after some business
matters and while he was away the
business was looked after by Mr.
J. L. Burns and wife, who have
been visiting at a number, of places,
returned to Manley a short time
since and visited for a few days and
again the last of the week went to
Omaha for a short time.
Mrs. Mary Heeney departed on last
Thursday for Medford, Oklahoma,
where she will visit at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Farley Pitman,
for some time. Mrs. Heeney depart
ed from Murdock, where she took the
Misses Maggie and Katie Wolpert
accompanied by Miss Rose Kelly and
Miss Sue Mockenhaupt were visiting
with friends and also looking after
some business matters in Platts
mouth. driving over in the auto of
the Misses Wolpert.
What is known as "The Gang" and
which is a number of little men of
Manley, arranged while Judge Ger
lich was here for a swim in the
near future when he shall come down
again. The judge and the boys of
the gang are pretty close pals.
Aaron Rauth and wife with their
son John were visiting with friends
in Omaha last Sunday, driving over
in their auto, and had the misfortune
to have, a party run into their car
from one side and damage the ma
chine by breaking one of the fenders.
Three Good Bargains'
Three McCormick and Deering Binders; all in good con
dition, which will solve the problem for some one who wants
a used binder. One is for $150.00; one for $95 00 and one for
$50.00. They are all in good shape. Better hurry!
Farm Dmplement Go.
HERMAN DALL, Manager
BINDERS, REAPERS AND MOWERS
AND ALL REPAIRS
Better place your order for what twine you will need,
and for the repairs you will have to have, as well as
that new machine itself. While the getting is good, do
not wait too long. If you do the harvest will suffer.
Farm Dmplement o.
HERMAN DALL, Manager Manley, Neb.
John Shoeman, of Louisville, the
dealer in the Jordan car, was in Man
ley last Tuesday looking after some
business matters for the day. Mr.
Shoeman is handling one of the best
makes of cars, and one which will
prove in every way the most satis
factory. Charles Garlich and wife accomp
anied by thrrr daughter, Miss Vera,
were visitors in Manley last Thurs
day and were guests at the home of
A. H. Humble and wife. Mr. Gerlich
had some business at Greenwood and
Murdock and drove over there while
the women folks visited.
The small ball players of. Weeping
Water and the like aggregation of
Manley participated in a ball game
last week at this place, and had a
most exciting time, with many cli
maxes of glee. The result was after
ten innings had been played Weep
ing Water, 20, Manley,, 19.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rauth and wife,
accompanied by their daughter. Miss
Alberta White and three grandsons.
Jack, Gerald and Gene Martin, have
been visiting at the home of Mrs.
White's brother, J. C. Rauth and
wife of east of Manley for the past
few days from their home in Omaha.
See the ad of the Manley Farm
Implement company, Herman Dall,
manager, for three binders in ex
cellent condition and selling as low
as $50. with the highest one which
is a McCormick and has cut but one
hundred acres of grain and priced at
only $150. If you are needing one
better get this bargain before it is
Last Sunday August Stander and
son John were visiting in Omaha,
going to meet the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Stander, Miss Agnes Stan
der, who is located In Chicago, and
where she is studying nursing in a
convent, and who is coming home
for a week's visit with the parents
after which she will return to take
up her work as a professional nurse.
Andy Schmader, the Louisville
boxer, is to meet Jack McCarthy at
Plattsmouth Tuesday night in a ten
round bout at the American Legion's
boxing and wrestling show. Bills an
nouncing the show have been well
distributed in this vicinity and a
large number of the local boxing en
thusiasts as well as many from Louis
ville will be on deck Tuesday night
for the big event.
GET YOUR NEW RED BOOK
Sparking with the best of the
summer fiction, that will aid in
making the hot days of summer real
enjoyable. The July Red Book is
awaiting you. Call at the Journal
office and secure a copy of this pop
ular magazine. Also a line of the
popular fiction and educational
BE INDEPENDENT ! , QUIT
RENTING! OWN YOUR LAND
Fine Southeast Nebraska Farms
Best personally inspected Colorado
land, some exchanges. Showalter
Land Agency, Cook, Nebr. j22-3sw
ATTRACTS THE THIRSTY
The east window of the Morgan
Sweet Shop is one that will tempt
the thirsty on these hot days as
they have a display of the white and
purple grape juices as well as the
foaming gingerale, one of highball
memory but which is now being
taken straight and proves a success
as a thirst exterminator.
On eastern Nebraska lands, 6 per
cent interest. No commission. Ad
dress W. A. C. Johnson, 208 So. 33
St., Omaha, Neb.
We can furnish you blank books
most any ion a ax journal onice.
Every article listed is in stock and wilj be sold at
a great reduction. Come in while it lasts. Can give
terms on some articles. This list of furniture consists
of both new and used household articles, as follows :
One $475.00 piano, like new, for. . . . $250.00
One music cabinet 7.50
One music cabinet 5.00
One mandolin 3.50
One $125.00 phonograph, new 65.00
One $125 phonograph and cabinet table, new. 75.00
One sectional book case 24.50
One new writing desk 22.50
One combination desk and book case 14.50
One 8-3 x 10-6 Axminster rug 15.00
Three 9x 1 2 ru gs $7.50 to 1 2.50
One 54-inch round extension table 29.50
One buffet 19.50
One large 8-piece dining room suite 95.00
One 7-piet;e genuine walnut dining room suite. 85.00
One drop leaf extension table 6.50
One kitchen table 3.50
One $15 mantle clock 7.50
One Singer sewing machine 45.00
Four refrigerators at $9.50 to 39.50
One $250 9-piece oak dining room suite 165.00
Eight library tables at $9.50 to 27.50
One Quick Meal range 27.50
One Quick Meal range 15.00
Five good gas ranges at .$10 to 20.00
One used kitchen cabinet 12.50
Five new kitchen cabinets $45 to 65.00
Two three-quarter size beds, each 3.50
New beds, al Isizes, from $8.95 to 24.50
New oak dressers .$19.50 to 35.00
One $55 walnut finish dresser 39.50
One $50 walnut finish dresser 34.50
One circasian walnut dressing table and chair. 32.50
One walnut dressing table, large size 39.50
One walnut chifforette 29.50
One chiffonnier 14.50
One large leather upholstered rocker 24.50
One 4-piece library suite, genuine oak with
leather upholstering 49.50
One gate leg table, new:".' 18.50
WE ALSO HAVE ON SALE AT
Rockers, Dining Room Chairs, Kitchen Chairs, Electric
Washers, Power Washers, Hand Washers, Tubs, Boil
ers, etc., Rugs, Mattresses, Bed Springs, Childs' Cribs,
Buggies, Baby Swings, Lawn Swings, Porch Swings,
Window Shades, Linoleums, Congoleums and Every
thing in the Furniture Line. Come and see these goods.
Christ & Christ
Opposite Court House South Plattsmouth, Nebr
EUROPE IN NO
MOOD TO PAY U. S.
Says Chicago Banker Great Brit
ain Alone Able to Settle Fart
of World War Debt.
St. Louis, June 22. The problem
of requiring payment of the allied
debt, or cancelling it, is "the funda
mental question, upon the answer to
which will depend the future ot our
own commercial and industrial wel
fare, and that of the rest of the
world," Walter Lichtenstein, Ph. D.,
the Chicago banker, said at the con
vention of the Illinois bankers asso
ciation here today. Dr. Lichtenstein
then presented a summary of both
sides of the controversy as voiced in
a recent statement from the Chicago
association of commerce.
"Most of my future during the
last months has been spent in mak
ing an economic survey of this coun
try on behalf of the American bank
ers association," said Dr. Lichten
stein. "It is evident that there is a
much greater feeling of hopefulness
in the country. The most thoughtful
observers feel that we have probab
ly gone as far as we can Jn a rehab
ilitation of our condition unless we
can bring some influence to bear up
on Europe as it is Europe which is
the sore spot and I believe that in
the present Juncture of affairs this
fact cannot be overemphasized.
"With the exception of Great Brit
ain none of the European countries
is really in a position to brlrig about
a net reduction of its governmental
indebtedness to us in the near fut
"The world has become more and
more interdependent, even tho it is
Indisputable that this general truth
is less applicable to this country than
to any other. To quote from a recent
speech of Mr. Reginald McKenna,
the .very able chairman of the ixn
don Joint City and Midland Bank:
'One nation, and still more a large
group of nations, cannot be broken
up and impoverished so as to destroy
its ability to function, without
throwing the entire machine out of
gear. The trade of each country is
linked up with that of the whole
world. Our own trade cannot recover
Its pre-war activity whilst so many
countries continue in their present
broken down condition.' And he well
exemplifies that world-trade-interrelationship
by showing that if Rus
sia, for instance, fails to make pur
chase of tea in China or India, as
formerly, the result is to affect un
favorably the capacity of those coun
tries to buy cotton goods from Eng
land, which in turn leads to a re
duction of the purchases of raw cot
ton by England in the United States
and that again reacts unfavorably
on England's business of shipping,
banking, and Insurance."
Lady with Large Acquaintance
who is employed in a ready to wear
department or who is dressmaking
can become established in her own
business and create a worth while
income without competition. We will
send you 'from fifteen to fifty new
style dresses suitable for all occa
sions, every month; constantly ex
changing unsold models for new
Applicants who cannot give bank
references, will not be considered.
Creator of Popular Priced, High
29 West 35th St. New York City
Uncle Ben Beck man of near Mur
ray was here today for a few hours
looking after some trading and vis
iting with his many friends.
Journal want ads pay. Try then.
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h Coates Block Second Floor 4
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